Tessa & Scott skate onto W Network
The six-part half-hour series will follow skating duo Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir in their quest for Olympic gold at the 2014 Winter Games in Russia.
The W Network is leveraging the tense lead-up to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics with the launch of Tessa & Scott, featuring Canadian figure skating pair Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.
The Corus Entertainment-owned specialty has commissioned six half-hour episodes of the factual series, slated to begin shooting this summer and launch on Jan. 2, 2014.
Tessa & Scott will follow the day-to-day lives of the skating duo in their quest for Olympic gold at the 2014 Winter Games in Russia. That includes giving viewers a window into the world of competitive ice dancing and their personal relationship, having skated together since 1997.
“We’re excited to give W Network viewers an intimate look at the lives of two of Canada’s most successful and beloved athletes. With Tessa & Scott viewers will experience a new kind of bold and vibrant documentary story-telling, revealing that the pressure and excitement isn’t only on the ice but behind the scenes as well,” said Vibika Bianchi, Corus Entertainment VP original programming, lifestyle, reality and factual, in a statement.
Virtue and Moir won a gold medal at the 2010 Olympic Games and gold at the 2010 and 2012 World Figure Skating Championships, amongst their many competitive accolades.
From Playback Daily