27 MAY 2021

CORUS ENTERTAINMENT GREENLIGHTS AND RENEWS 35 ORIGINAL SHOWS

A total of 500 hours of content were sold this year, with 12 shows set to return across Food Network Canada, as well as three new original animated shows.

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Corus Entertainment announced its slate of premium original content for 2021/22 with 35 impressive greenlights and renewals across its powerful portfolio of specialty networks and streaming platforms. “Corus’ ongoing commitment to Canadian content and creators continues with this new wave of green lights and renewals featuring a diverse mix of original lifestyle, factual, and children’s series, from Corus and its production powerhouses, Corus Studios and Nelvana,” said Colin Bohm, Executive Vice President, Content and Corporate Strategies, Corus Entertainment. 

With over 500 hours of content sold this year, Corus Studios, a leading hit-maker in lifestyle and unscripted series in Canada, broadens its worldwide reach and scale with eight new series and 13 returning shows that will debut across Food Network Canada, HGTV Canada, and History. “We are proud to collaborate with our esteemed production partners to advance new formats, tell engaging stories, and champion voices that inspire audiences in Canada and abroad,” Bohm said.

Celebrating 50 years as a world-leading international producer and distributor of children’s animated and live-action content, Nelvana has greenlit four brand new animated series and one returning fan-favorite with more to be announced soon. Nelvana-produced content is distributed in over 180 countries worldwide, with fresh new series and seasons landing in Canada on Corus’ leading kids’ networks, YTV and Treehouse, later this year.

Beyond Corus Studios and Nelvana, Corus also proudly announces its first-ever original series for Adult Swim with "Psi Cops" (26×11). At the same time, kid-favorite cartoon "Toopy and Binoo" has been greenlit to return in 2022 as an animated feature film of the same name (1×80).

 

Corus’ ongoing commitment to Canadian content and creators continues with this new wave of green lights and renewals featuring a diverse mix of original lifestyle, factual, and children’s series, from Corus and its production powerhouses, Corus Studios and Nelvana.” Colin Bohm Executive Vice President, Content and Corporate Strategies, Corus Entertainment.