CMT renews Mom’s a Medium

The Corus Entertainment channel has also added three new unscripted series from Canadian producers to its slate for 2015. (Mom's a Medium pictured)

Corus Entertainment has renewed Lark Productions’ reality series Mom’s a Medium for its CMT channel, and has added three other new original reality series to the channels’s 2015 original programming slate.

Mom’s a Medium, which follows the life of spiritual medium and rural Alberta rancher Carmel Baird, was renewed for a 10 x 30-minute second season set to bow on CMT in spring 2015.

CMT also greenlit the reality competition series Ice Road Racers (12 x 60-minute). The driving competition series from Calgary-based Corkscrew Media will premiere in spring 2015.

The real estate series Yukon For Sale, which follows homebuyers looking to purchase property in the Yukon, was also picked up by CMT for 13 half-hour episodes. The series is produced by Toronto’s Proper Television and will premiere in spring 2015.

Montreal-based Zone 3′s Almost Genius will also head to CMT and is currently slated to air in fall 2015. Almost Genius is a viral video sketch comedy series, where comedians are inserted into viral videos via digital production techniques. The first season of the show will include 20 half-hour long episodes.

Earlier this year, Vibika Bianchi, former VP, original programming of women’s and family TV at Corus Entertainment, said CMT was looking to shift its programming towards more high-stake, dramatic and high-energy shows than the channel had previously commissioned. The shift followed research the company had done to better reach CMT’s target audience of adults 25 to 54. The channel is looking to focus on suburban woman, in contrast to the W Network’s focus on urban populations.

- with files from Val Maloney, Media in Canada