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Let’s Fall in Love This October…Broadcast Details Announced for The Bachelor Canada, Premiering October 3 on Citytv

– First five of 25 bachelorettes revealed exclusively on Breakfast Television this morning –
– Host Tyler Harcott gives Cityline viewers a never-before-seen first look at The Bachelor Canada mansion in Victoria, tomorrow –
– Follow bachelor Brad Smith on Twitter @bradcsmith
 
TORONTO (August 29, 2012) Canada’s first bachelor Brad Smith embarks on his hotly anticipated, all-Canadian fairytale beginning Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Citytv (check local listings). Featuring dates from around the world, surprise visits from celebrity guests, never-before-seen jaw-dropping surprises – and of course, some of the most dramatic rose ceremonies ever! – the original, nine-episode series is set to debut to rose-loving audiences across the country in just over a month. Bachelor Brad is ready to find love, but will he find his happy ending? Following the series premiere on October 3, The Bachelor Canada moves to its regular timeslot Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning October 10 on Citytv.
 
The battle for Brad’s heart begins as soon as the stilettos hit the pavement. As revealed this morning on Breakfast Television, the first five of 25 bachelorettes putting their hearts on the line include a voluptuous Playboy model and a God-loving pastor. Brad’s first five eligible bachelorettes are (in alphabetical order):
 
·         Chantelle, 25 (pastor), from Sylvan Lake, AB
·         Clarice, 25 (office administrator), from Toronto, ON
·         Melissa Marie, 28 (Playboy model), from North Vancouver, B.C.
·         Rebecca, a.k.a. “Bubba,” 27 (real estate agent), from Toronto, ON
·         Sophie, 26 (university recruitment agent), from Moncton, N.B.
 
Following their national debut on Breakfast Television this morning, bachelorette bios and candid personal videos are now available to fans across the country on BachelorCanada.ca. Tune in to Breakfast Television again next Wednesday, Sept. 5 for the second of five bachelorette reveals, sponsored by Schick Hydro Silk, leading up to the October 3 premiere.
 
But first, go behind the scenes on an exclusive tour of The Bachelor Canada’s sprawling, west coast mansion in Victoria tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 30 at 9 a.m. ET on Cityline. From hot tubs to hangouts, host Tyler Harcott gives Cityline viewers a never-before-seen look at the romance headquarters up close before its doors officially open this October.
 
In the premiere episode, as the limousines roll up one by one, 25 of the country’s most eligible bachelorettes prepare to meet the man of their dreams. Among them, Melissa Marie, a sultry Playboy bunny, and single mother, is brimming with confidence, while bubbly blonde Chantelle, a pastor, struggles with a deep secret that could ruin her chances at forging a future with Brad. Outspoken Rebecca (a.k.a. Bubba) questions her own self-confidence, Sophie works her magic on Brad, and Clarice fights her nerves right from the moment she steps out of the limo. Opening night kicks off with the first major fight of the season, and the group is left gasping when shocking news is revealed at the rose ceremony.
 
As connections are made and hearts are broken, Brad’s quest for a fiancée takes him across the breathtaking Canadian countryside, and to some of the most exotic destinations around the world for romantic group dates and intimate one-on-ones.
 
As the countdown to the premiere continues, find out more about Canada’s very own bachelor Brad Smith by following him on Twitter at @bradcsmith. Learn more about Brad and, as the season gets underway, get an inside scoop on all the lust, lies, and love along his journey. Also on Twitter, host Tyler Harcott (@tylerharcott) offers his perspective on all things The Bachelor Canada as the season unfolds.
 
Fans can also join the conversation and get the exclusive scoop on Brad and the 25 bachelorettes, as they are revealed each week, with the new social media platform – “The Bachelor Canada 4Play Deck” – at Facebook.com/BachelorCanada. Users can collect, share, and trade virtual cards to learn even more juicy exclusives on the all-Canadian cast leading up to the October 3 premiere. Plus, curb The Bachelor Canada craving on iVillage.ca, with special blog posts and columns from iVillage.ca’s official Bachelor Canada Insider, Pay Chen. 
 
The Bachelor Canada is the Canadian version of the perennially successful The Bachelor franchise on Citytv and OMNI Television. The series is produced by multiple award-winning Force Four Entertainment. Sean De Vries is the supervising producer, Joyce Sawa is the series producer, and John Ritchie serves as executive producer for the series. Claire Freeland is the director of original programming for Rogers Media and an executive producer of The Bachelor Canada.
 
Social Media Links
Like The Bachelor Canada Facebook.com/BachelorCanada
Follow The Bachelor Canada @BachelorCA
Follow Brad Smith @bradcsmith
Follow Tyler Harcott @tylerharcott
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About Citytv
Citytv™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Saskatchewan offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, Citytv engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats such as: Breakfast Television and Cityline; as well as local Canadian and U.S. acquired prime time entertainment programming. Citytv is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information on Citytv stations and programming, visit
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Media Contacts
Shannon Hall, Citytv,
shannon.hall@rci.rogers.com, 416.764.3078
Stephanie Perron, Citytv, stephanie.perron@rci.rogers.com, 416.764.3253

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