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March sked brings gurus to W Network

A British housekeeping guru, five ladies known as 'Cookies' and the popular How to Look Good Naked are among W Network's new programming for March.

W Network is set to premiere two new Canadian original shows, along with a popular import and some one-offs celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8.

Kim’s Rude Awakenings brings British housekeeping guru Kim Woodburn (How Clean Is Your House?) to Canada to teach the messiest and most disorganized Canadian families the importance of tidiness and manners. Woodburn will have a style-savvy Canadian assistant in Mike Chalut, a new W Network host. The series premieres Tuesday, March 4 at 9 pm and repeats Sunday, March 9 at 11:30 pm.

Smart Cookies will give viewers tips on everything from online shopping to investing in stocks. It will be hosted by five women who turned their own money matters into success stories – The Cookies (Andrea Baxter, Angela Self, Katie Dunsworth, Robyn Gunn and Sandra Hanna). They’ve been featured on Oprah’s Debt Diet series, in the New York Times and on ET Canada. The show premieres Wednesday, March 12 at 9:30 pm and repeats Sunday, March 16 at 11 pm.

W network has also picked up How to Look Good Naked from the US. Carson Kressley (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) encourages North American women to bare it all, teaching them to love their bodies with fashion tips and style advice instead of extreme makeovers. The show premieres Tuesday, March 4 at 10 pm and will be followed each week by an episode of the UK version of How to Look Good Naked at 10:30 pm.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, W Network will be airing programs that highlight the struggles and triumphs of women. The one-hour documentary Making Waves follows singer/songwriter Hayley Sales as she travels across Canada in search of ‘wave-makers’ whose actions, no matter how small, have inspired those around them. It airs Saturday, March 8 at 2 pm.

The documentary Keeping it Real follows women who put their psyches under the microscope as they contemplate plastic surgery. It airs Saturday, March 8 at 3 pm. International Women’s Day programming ends with the feature film North Country on Saturday, March 8 at 9 pm. Based on a true story about the struggles of women in the US mining industry, it stars Charlize Theron (pictured), who was nominated for a best actress Oscar for the role.