#SPOTTED: CORUS ANNOUNCE THEIR 2019 FALL LINEUP AT UPFRONT
The 2019 Corus Upfront took place today in Toronto with several stars in town to unveil the media giant’s fall lineup. Among the surprises was Beverly Hills, 90210‘s much-hyped Reboot BH90210 getting a premiere date, Thursday, August 7, 2019 at 9 PM as announced in a video by Canada’s Jason Priestley. See the Trailer here.
Guests visiting the Studio during the daytime at Sugar Beach included:
•Lilly Singh (A Little Late with Lilly Singh)
•Tom Payne (Prodigal Son)
•Melody Thomas Scott x Amelia Heinle (The Young and the Restless)
•Arianne Zucker x Eric Martsolf (Days of our Lives)
•Lucas Till (MacGyver)
•Chris Parnell x Sarah Chalke (Ricky & Morty)
•Sabrina Jalees x Patricia Heaton (Carol’s Second Act)
•Sonja Morgan x Dorinda Medley (Real Housewives of New York)
A mix of Influencers and Media sipped on Mojitos, Caesars and Mimosas, nibbling on a delectable spread by McEwan Foods, with a gorgeous Doughnut Wall by Glory Hole Doughnuts. They had the chance to mix and mingle with the stars who represent a vast range of programming ranging from Slice, newly-launched 24-hour adult cartoon betwork Adult Swim and core network Global.
Also announced was STACKTV, a new Television channel package available to Amazon Prime members in Canada, giving them access to hit Series from twelve Corus networks: Global, Food Network Canada, HGTV Canada, W Network, HISTORY®, Adult Swim, Slice, Showcase, National Geographic, Teletoon, Treehouse and YTV broadcast live and on-demand.
See some highlights and some of the stars in attendance:
A Little Late with Lilly Singh – Lilly Singh
MacGyver – Lucas Till
Real Housewives of New York – Sonja Morgan x Dorinda Medley
The Young and the Restless – Melody Thomas Scott x Amelia Heinle
Carol’s Second Act – Patrica Heaton x Sabrina Jalees
Mort and Hardy – Chris Parnell x Sarah Chalke
Prodigal Son – Tom Payne
Days of our Lives – Eric Martsolf x Arianne Zucker
W Network and Showcase announced they will be home to these exciting acquisitions: Batwoman, Pearson, Nancy Drew, Katy Keene, Pennyworth, Party of Five and Swamp Thing. Returning for them are fan favourites Supergirl, Charmed, Outlander, The Good Fight, The Sinner, Legacies and many more.
ET Canada is set to embark in its 15th season on Global as Canada’s Most-Followed Entertainment Show. One of the Series’ personalities Carlos Bustamante hosted today’s Influencers and Media event.
Corus Specialty Networks also will be bringing back popular Series like Island of Bryan, Property Brothers, Vikings, Top Chef Canada and Home to Win, among others.
The party continued at Evergreen Brickworks where potential advertisers got a chance to see sneak peeks at some of the Corus programming where their products and services will be paired beside this Fall.
Morea at CorusEnt.com.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#SPOTTED: JENNIE GARTH IN TORONTO FOR “HOME AGAIN”
90210hMyGod! Those of us who grew-up in the ’90s will remember obsessing Thursday nights over Beverly Hills, 90210. I’d agonize waiting on the edge known as the lives of Brenda, Brandon, Donna, Dylan, Steve and Kelly, providing enough Lunch Room Gossip to occupy much of my Teens. The FOX Series was both the blessing and bane of my existence in that I adored the Series, yet often I’d stress what to wear on Non-Uniform Days (Catholic High School) because it dictated much of the styles of the Era for us. Most of us wanted to be the Kids of Beverly Hills, 90210, which would go on to pave the way for successful Series like The O.C., Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars.
Toronto is fortunate enough to host the still incredibly-stunning Jennie Garth, who starred on the Series as Kelly Taylor – spoiled, troubled and intriguing at once. In addition to having a v. steady career on TV since the Series ended, she more recently has starred on her own CMT Reality Series A Little Bit Country and also reprising the role she made famous on the revived 90210.
The Actress has been in-town for the past month filming ABC Family Movie Home Again, which has her starring alongside hunky Canadian Cameron Mathison. The Movie, which is set to air November 2013, is about a successful Businesswoman who is sent to her Hometown to persuade the Locals on the idea of building a big Discount Store. She tumbles down the stairs, waking-up in an alternate reality where she never left her Hometown, marrying her Childhood Sweetheart. It sounds like Peggy Sue Got Married-meets-New in Town and I loved both! LOL
Garth has efficiently been dividing her time coast to coast, spending a couple weekends with her Kids back in California between her up-to-17 hour workdays in Toronto. Fortunately, her beautiful Dog Pearl has been here to keep her company all the while and maybe even a little someone special. Some local businesses also have won Garth over including Bakery Life is Sweet and Jazz & Blues Bar The Rex, which she has given shout-outs to via Twitter.
Myself and a couple Fans braved the chill and rain after spotting Garth‘s Trailer as she filmed downtown tonight. It’s as if she hasn’t aged at all since the ’90s, her hair and make-up looking just perfect. Locked-out of her Trailer, she took a quick moment to stop and pose for Photos before wrapping for the night. Garth of course tells us she loves our City, confirming this being her second time here. She’s everything I thought she’d be.
Home Again wraps Friday. Follow Jennie Garth on Twitter here.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)