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Corus’ Cooking Channel Unveils Schedule for Premiere

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  • Corus Entertainment’s Cooking Channel Canada officially arrives in Canada on December 12. Dishing out a delectable lineup of programming that is sure to satisfy Canadian foodies across the country, the network’s exclusive programming serves up series with beloved celebrity cooks, unconventional how-tos, food exploration and much more. Cooking Channel Canada’s programming caters to avid food lovers who are devoted to food and cooking in every dimension.

    Set to please palates seven days a week, Cooking Channel Canada’s launch menu of programming includes:

    Unwrapped 2.0 (13x30min)
    Mondays at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning December 12
    Unwrapped 2.0 is a fun and fascinating look at the amazing processes, great stories and interesting people behind the creation of some of the most popular snacks. Hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro, the series features everything from classic childhood treats to the latest candy crazes.
    Food: Fact or Fiction? (13x30min)
    Mondays at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning December 12
    Do carrots really improve our eyesight? Did Italians really invent pizza? On Food: Fact or Fiction? host Michael McKean explores age-old adages and uncovers fascinating food mysteries that are baked inside everything we eat. From pancakes to burgers to apple pie, the series reveals accidental discoveries, clever marketing ploys, and war propaganda campaigns that have flavoured our favourite dishes with a spoonful of fact and a dash of fiction.
    Cheap Eats (7x30min)
    Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning December 13
    Ali Khan, author of the blog Bang for Your Burger Buck, has just 12 hours to find the best deals for breakfast, lunch, a snack, and dinner — and only 35 bucks to spend on all of them. Join him on this sweet and savoury ride as he searches for some of best deals on the best meals.
    Unique Eats (13x30min)
    Tuesdays at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning December 13
    Unique Eats spotlights the most exciting and revolutionary restaurants. This show takes the first look and has the last word about everything extreme in food today. Locations range from high-end dining rooms to casual neighbourhood treasures, and even roving eateries with no permanent address. Unique Eats seeks out the most amazing examples of modern dining across America.
    Unique Sweets (13x30min)
    Tuesdays at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning December 13
    Unique Sweets is an insider’s peek into innovative eateries that are creating the most unique and exciting desserts today. These sweet spots cover the gamut: restaurants with revolutionary pastry chefs; candy shops inventing eye-popping confections; chocolate boutiques with wild artisanal flavours, and bakeries producing one-of-a-kind pastries, cakes and cookies in the middle of the night.
    Cake Hunters (13x30min)
    Wednesdays at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning December 14
    The perfect party needs the perfect cake, and that’s where Cake Hunters comes in. From weddings to family reunions and more, party hosts meet with three cake designers who present their jaw-dropping concepts to make the perfect complement to their big bashes.
    Man Fire Food (13x30min)
    Thursdays at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning December 15
    Man Fire Food stars Canadian chef Roger Mooking and features inventive ways to cook with fire. From small campfires to creative, custom-made grills and smokers, Mooking visits home cooks, pitmasters and chefs who are fascinated by fire and food.
    Hayley’s America (6x30min)
    Thursdays at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning December 15
    Haylie Duff is taking her fresh approach to comfort food and hitting the road, exploring trendy, new hot spots, old-school mainstays and everything tasty in between. The show offers a true ‘day in the life’ experience alongside Haylie and her best friends and family, as she uses her entertaining sense of food adventure to navigate her very own culinary road trip.
    Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers (13x30min)
    Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning December 17
    Exemplary father of six, Rev Run finds true joy in family, good friends, and great food. But with four of their six kiddos off on their own, Rev and his wife Justine long for the days of a full table. Determined to get the gang back together for weekly Sunday dinners, they use simple, heartfelt recipes to lure the kids (and some special guests) back to the table. From Justine’s Famous Lasagna, to Rev’s BBQ, each episode unveils a new recipe to be shared among new and old guests. Rev and Justine show that the perfect family meal isn’t just about the food, it’s about who is sitting at the table to share it.
    *Holiday Special* Rev Run’s Happy Holidays Special (1x60min) premieres December 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
    Patti LaBelle’s Place (6x30min)
    Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning December 24
    When legendary R&B diva Patti LaBelle isn’t performing, she finds true happiness in the kitchen, entertaining and cooking for her friends and family. In this series, Miss Patti cooks up crab cakes and pan-seared branzino with sautéed kale for Whoopi Goldberg, and quick and easy parfaits with Michelle Williams, before bringing the party to a close with some singing.
    *Holiday Special* Patti LaBelle’s Holiday Pies (1x30min) premieres December 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
    Simply Laura (8x30min)
    Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning December 17
    Web sensation and online superstar Laura Vitale brings her take on mealtime to television. Although Laura’s roots are in Italian food, she is first and foremost an all-American girl. With an emphasis on seasonal and simple, Laura’s blend of easy but enticing recipes, and girl-next-door charm, make for meals that everyone will adore.
    Tia Mowry At Home (13x30min)
    Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning December 17
    Tia Mowry takes us inside her life, sharing her recipes for success — and for dinner.
    Dinner at Tiffani’s (16x30min)
    Saturdays at 5 and 5:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning December 24
    Tiffani Thiessen invites her celebrity friends over for good company, great stories and delicious food. With guests like Jason Priestley, Seth Green, her White Collar co-stars and more, the series is a wonderful blend of dinner, drinks and fun.
    *Holiday Special* Christmas at Tiffani’s (1x60min) premieres December 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
    From November 30 to December 11, Food Network Canada will host nested programming blocks of Cooking Channel Canada’s most delicious content.  Nested blocks will air Wednesday and Sunday afternoons between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. ET. Series to be featured include: Simply Laura, Tia Mowry At Home, Dinner at Tiffani’s, Cake Hunters, Unique Sweets and Man Fire Food.