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TORONTO, ON (July 28, 2021) – Proper Television, a Boat Rocker Company, today announced its original unscripted lifestyle series, MOTEL MAKEOVER (6x30’), will premiere globally August 25 on Netflix in more than 190 countries. The series follows BFF business partners, April Brown and Sarah Sklash, as they put everything on the line to transform a rundown roadside pitstop into the trendy new location of The June Motel. MOTEL MAKEOVER takes the viewer behind the rosé-colored glasses to see the unglamorous reality of turning the neglected 1970s property into a retro-chic travel destination.

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Motel Makeover

July 28, 2021

Best friends April Brown and Sarah Sklash have put everything on the line to live the millennial dream of being their own bosses. Their goal is to run and grow a motel empire, by renovating old motor-inns and redefining the expectations of a roadside stay under the retro-chic umbrella of The June Motel.
 
Three years ago, they turned a dilapidated inn in the Great Lakes wine country into the rosé-fueled The June Motel. The ultra-Instagrammable rooms have been sold out ever since, went viral on social media, and have had glowing features in the likes of The New York Times and Vogue.
 
Now these BFF business partners are ready to do it all over again. This time everything is bigger: the motel, the renovation, and the risk. April and Sarah have sunk everything they have into this project. With their reputations on the line – and their personal homes and first motel securing the investment – they have no choice but to make their new project a success, and fast!
 
For this Motel Makeover, the duo is leaving their city lives behind in the midst of a harsh winter and moving on-site to their newly purchased property: the Knight’s Inn, a 1970s-era motel in the sleepy town of Sauble Beach. Once a summer hotspot for urban holiday goers, Sauble Beach has seen better days. But its proximity to some of the most picturesque destinations in the region make this opportunity a diamond in the rough. April and Sarah are seizing their chance to be the go-to spot for sunset seekers around the world who are drawn to the breathtaking seven-mile waterfront along Lake Huron, the fourth largest lake in the world.
 
Together with their young protégé and Project Manager, Courtney, these women are rolling up their sleeves and taking on a lot of the work themselves. They have just five months and a $600K budget to finish the massive project in time to throw a jam-packed pool party to launch the summer 2020 tourist season.
 
In order to make it happen, they have to Junify 24 outdated guest rooms; a use-at-your-own-risk outdoor pool; a restaurant that’s been abandoned for a decade; the entire property exterior and landscaping; a bare-bones A-Frame show home; and the residence, a three-bedroom apartment above the restaurant where they will live together throughout the renovation. With a knack for effortlessly stylish design at an affordable price tag, they share their signature Junify Tips along the way.
 
In a year unlike any other, everything that could go wrong, will go wrong. Are these burgeoning entrepreneurs getting in way over their heads, or are their motel empire dreams closer than they realized?
 
Motel Makeover is produced by Proper Television (a Boat Rocker company), for Netflix. The executive producers are Cathie James and Lesia Capone. Jessica Nahmias is Co-Executive Producer and Series Producer.
 

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CTV Life Channel, in association with Boat Rocker Studios, Unscripted through Proper Television, announced today that production has begun on new culinary series MARY MAKES IT EASY. Hosted by Canada’s culinary sweetheart Mary Berg, Canadian Screen Award-winner for Best Host, Lifestyle for CTV Original series MARY’S KITCHEN CRUSH, the new series for CTV Life Channel consists of 25 half-hour episodes, including a holiday special. As part of the new series, Berg wants to know what cooking questions Canadians need answered. With submissions now open at AskMary.ca, people have the opportunity to send their inquiries to Berg, with some questions to be featured on MARY MAKES IT EASY.

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Junior Chef Showdown Season 2 premieres Sunday, April 25

March 15, 2021 By Corus Entertainment

Beginning April 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT Junior Chef Showdown Season 2 (8x60min) showcases small cooks with extra-large culinary talent between the ages of nine and 12. Every week, the extraordinary young chefs are mentored and judged on each challenge and dish by three Food Network Canada celebrity chefs: television personality and best-selling cookbook author Anna Olson; chef and owner of Toronto’s The Hearth, and award-winning cookbook author, Lynn Crawford; and chef and owner of New York City’s Flip Sigi and television personality, Jordan Andino. Tackling everything from signature sauces to delectable desserts, they must wow with their technique and creativity, along with their boundless enthusiasm and support for one another. At the end of the competition, one seriously talented young cook will win the title of Junior Chef Showdown champion, and a $25,000 cash prize. For a full list of the competitors, please visit foodnetwork.ca.

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