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Montreal, Quebec (November 19, 2020) – ELLE Fictions announces a full, highly-entertaining programming schedule for this winter! Aside from its many new releases, the channel will air its first original production: a unique wedding-inspired talk show. Nostalgics will be thrilled to indulge in new episodes of ELLE Fictions classics, and the channel promises to deliver on dreamy, inspiring content for the New Year, starting January 4th! Plus, ELLE Fictions will be offered in free preview from January 1st to 31st, 2021 (among participating TV distributors).
Watch a preview of the programming here!
Loads of new series on the schedule
ELLE Fictions will feature several new releases this winter! Starting January 6th, viewers can savour La belle et le pâtissier, a french version of “The Baker and the Beauty”, Wednesdays at 8 pm. Starring actress Nathalie Kelley (Dynasty, Vampire Diaries), this romantic comedy depicts the story of an impossible love affair between a famous female personality and the cook in a small family restaurant.
The same week premieres also include Australian psychological thriller Les secrets qu’elle garde (The Secrets She Keeps), presented exclusively, Thursdays at 8pm, featuring actress Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey) in one of the leading roles. Inspired by a true story and adapted from the book by the same name, written by best-selling author Michael Robotham, it’s the tale of two pregnant women harboring multiple secrets, whose daily lives, however different, are about to collide. A plot shock-full of intrigues!
Later in the season, Justicières en talons, the french version of the Australian series “Bad Mothers” will debut March 16th, on ELLE Fictions 8pm Tuesday night slot. Often compared to Desperate Housewives, fans of the aforementioned classic will love this exclusive series which serves up plenty of passion and drama.
In April, weddings will be at the heart of the channel’s programming! April 8 marks the debut of ELLE Fictions very first original production Elle a dit oui! hosted by the talented Julie Ringuette. Thursdays at 8 pm, Julie meets with some of Quebec’s most beloved stars to discuss the highlights of their wedding day. Exclusive to ELLE Fictions, the Canadian series Tous pour l’amour, the french version of “The Wedding Planners” will add to this theme, Wednesdays at 8 pm. starting April 7th. The group of siblings dealing with complicated personal relationships and their careers as professional wedding planners will make a great addition to your TV nights! And to top it all off, April 7th also marks the addition of several wedding-inspired movies to the channel’s programming.
Starting the first week of January, ELLE Fictions fans will be able to watch the rest of their favourite shows and pick up where they left off, during the fall. Suits, season 3, will run Fridays at 5 pm. Beautés Désespérées (Desperate Housewives), season 6, will air Monday to Thursday at 7 pm, while Gossip Girl’s season 6 takes the Monday to Thursday slot at 6 pm. In addition to showcasing the end of their 6th seasons, Les Contes d’Avonlea (Road to Avonlea) and Gilmore Girls will also air their 7th and final seasons, in their respective slots, Monday to Thursday 3 pm and 5 pm, starting January 7th and February 2nd! To add a bit more nostalgia to the mix, starting January 6th, Dawson’s Creek makes a first-time appearance on the channel, by featuring its last two seasons (5 and 6), Monday to Thursday at 4 pm.
After drawing a large audience last winter, the Riviera series starring actress Julia Stiles returns to our scheduling with its second season, Tuesdays at 8 pm, starting January 5th. In addition, ELLE Fictions adds 2 FX series to its programming. The very successful Rivalité: Bette & Joan (Feud: Bette & Joan), Monday to Thursday 6pm, as well as Les meilleures choses (Better things), season 1, Tuesday evenings from 8 to 8:30 pm, starting April 1st and May 11th, respectively.
Catch a movie
ELLE Fictions viewers can count on its popular weekday movie slot, starting at 9 pm, plus 2 films presented without any commercial breaks, from Friday to Sunday, starting at 8 pm. Hits such as Le Temps d’un Ouragan (Nights in Rodanthe), P.S. Je t’aime (P.S. I love you) and La maison sur la Falaise (Life as a House) will be released in January, in addition to several Hallmark-style films, much to the delight of our subscribers!
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About Remstar Media
Remstar Media is a Quebec-based entertainment and content delivery company that owns specialty channels ELLE Fictions and MAX. These two must-see brands present some of the most popular content on Quebec television. ELLE Fictions offers films and TV series, to be discovered or rediscovered, that evoke passion and intense emotions. MAX is the destination for the best series and films with a diverse and engaging lineup of award-winning, popular and critically acclaimed shows.