TORONTO – First comes love, then comes location! Gusto announced today that Season 2 of the Canadian Screen Award-nominated original series WHERE TO I DO?, airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET, beginning May 7. Produced by Bell Media Studios and Motion Content Group, the eight-episode, half-hour lifestyle program is hosted by Canadian property and design expert Tommy Smythe (THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, THE SEARCH FOR CANADA’S NEXT DESIGNER), who follows couples as they search for the wedding venue of their dreams.
For the first time ever, new episodes of WHERE TO I DO? will be made available on Gusto’s YouTube channel the day after broadcast. Season 1 is available exclusively now on Crave, CTV.ca, and the CTV app.
The #1 Canadian series on Gusto for A25-54 last year, WHERE TO I DO? has been renewed for a third season, with casting underway. The series is currently being sold around the world and is now screening in territories like Africa, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Latin America, Poland, and others.
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“WHERE TO I DO? is a world-class production that continues to bolster Bell Media Studios’ diverse programming slate,” said Nanci MacLean, Vice-President, Bell Media Studios. “The series is the perfect example of our continued dedication to creating Canadian content that both contends and flourishes in the international marketplace.”
“Season 1 of WHERE TO I DO? was an undeniable treat, and Season 2 delivers even more beautiful couples, amazing locations, and incredible wedding ideas from the master of all ceremonies, Tommy,” said Martin Oxley, Executive Producer, Motion Content Group.
Whether it’s a medieval castle, a tropical greenhouse, or a mountain retreat, Smythe presents the best venue options for the couple’s big day using innovative, state-of-the-art 3D animations to bring each space to life. With the decision made, each episode culminates with a wedding-day reveal of the chosen venue.
In the Season 2 premiere of WHERE TO I DO? (May 7), New Jersey sweethearts Alyssa and Andy love New York City, and want their wedding to feel as “NYC” as possible. The only problem is that Alyssa wants a venue in the heart of Manhattan, while her fiancé Andy (an auditor) is worried about all of the traffic and chaos. Andy would prefer to see the NYC skyline from afar; he loves New York, but he loves it from a distance. To complicate things further, Alyssa loves all things new, modern, and white, while Andy prefers the old, classic, Frank Sinatra side of the city. Smythe is faced with the challenge of finding them a venue that blends old and new in the Big Apple.
WHERE TO I DO? is a co-production between Bell Media Studios and Motion Content Group. Jennifer Couke and Michelle Crespi are Executive Producers for Bell Media Studios. Martin Oxley is Executive Producer for Motion Content Group. Richard Foster is CEO of Motion Content Group and Tony Moulsdale is Motion’s Global Director of Programming. Nanci MacLean is Vice-President, Bell Media Studios and President, Pinewood Toronto Studios. Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, Programming, CTV and Specialty. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.
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ABOUT BELL MEDIA STUDIOS
Bell Media Studios is Canada’s leading end-to-end content creator, developing and producing 80 hours of live and taped programming in-house, each week. Award-winning titles include ETALK, THE IHEARTRADIO MMVAs, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, THE SOCIAL, YOUR MORNING, and many original specials. The Bell Media Studios-run Exploration Production Inc. (EPI) is a multi-award-winning producer of ambitious, original, entertaining factual documentaries and series, for both Discovery Canada and other international broadcasters, including MIGHTY SHIPS, MIGHTY TRAINS, and the upcoming MARINE DISASTERS. In association with Motion Content Group, Bell Media Studios produces original lifestyle series DOG TALES RESCUE and Gusto’s #1 series for A25-54 in 2018 WHERE TO I DO?. As the majority owner of Pinewood Toronto Studios, Bell Media Studios also oversees operations of the 33.5 acre (13.5 hectares) facility in Toronto’s Port Lands. The complex includes 11 purpose-built stages, offices, teaching facilities, and support services for a growing roster of domestic and international film and television clients.
ABOUT MOTION CONTENT GROUP
Motion Content Group is a global content investment and rights management company. It invests and partners with the world’s leading talent, producers and distributors to fund, develop, produce and distribute premium content. Motion supports editorially and commercially vibrant networks and platforms by helping meet the ever-increasing demand for premium content, for the benefit of advertisers and its content partners.
Headquartered in London and Los Angeles, Motion currently operates in 26 countries worldwide and has a broad range of award-winning programming distributed globally.
Motion’s content investments include global hit and record-breaking format “Love Island” (ITV Studios/Motion) produced in 11 countries with 2019 seeing the series launch on CBS in the US; Channel 4’s ground-breaking social media reality series “The Circle” (Studio Lambert/Motion) with international versions in production for Netflix; Sky originals family game show “Wild Things” with local productions including Russia, China and Argentina, and currently in production for RTL2 in Germany; long running series “Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild” (Renegade/Motion) and Indian talk show “No.1 Yaari”, now produced in five languages. Motion has also licensed global hit formats including “MasterChef Singapore” (Endemol Shine International) and “Thailand’s Got Talent” (Fremantle). Motion Content Group is part of GroupM, the world’s leading full-service media investment management operation, a WPP company.
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Gusto, Bell Media’s premium lifestyle channel, features a mix of creative food programming and exciting home renovation, travel, and lifestyle shows. Gusto features a robust slate of original Canadian series including BONACINI’S ITALY, DNA DINNERS, SPENCER’S BIG 30, DOG TALES RESCUE, and WHERE TO I DO?, as well as acquired series from stars such as Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson. Gusto is distributed to more than nearly five million households across Canada and is also available on demand via participating television service providers. Gusto is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.