Mom's a Medium Gives Viewers a Window into the Afterlife Beginning Friday, June 20 at 9 p.m. ET on CMT Canada

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  • Alberta -based mom and psychic medium Carmel Baird channels the dead in a new captivating reality series
  • Special guests include country superstar Chad Brownlee and world renowned psychic and author Sonia Choquette

TORONTO , May 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Different is the new normal for Edmonton, Alberta's Carmel Baird in the new CMT ( Canada ) original series Mom's a Medium. She talks to the dead. She helps families find closure and investigators with missing persons cases, all while juggling the demands of a busy family life. Produced by Lark Productions in association with CMT, Mom's a Medium provides viewers with an inside look at Carmel's intriguing and mysterious ties to the afterlife, when the 10 x 30-minute original reality series premieres on Friday, June 20 at 9 p.m. ET .  For a sneak peek, click here.

With a household full of kids and grandkids, six horses, 10 chickens, six dogs, and a multitude of otherworldly souls to keep her busy, life with Carmel is always an adventure. Carmel's psychic gift began with an unexplainable anxiety caused by the persistent communication from those who have crossed over. She finally discovered that these voices were a result of her psychic medium abilities. Now, five years later, Carmel's schedule is packed with private client readings, workshops, healing circles and group readings.

Audiences will be charmed by Carmel and entertained by her down to earth and amusing family," said Vibika Bianchi, Vice President, Original Programming, Corus Women and Family. "Mom's a Medium captures the fun and craziness of being a mom of many in rural Alberta , all while delivering spine tingling messages from the other side."

The series follows Carmel as she takes several clients on an emotional and spiritual experience with the afterlife. One episode includes a private reading with award-winning country superstar Chad Brownlee , who is overcome with emotion after he receives a message from a loved one. She also uses her extra sensory abilities to match up Edmonton's most eligible singles in annual event. And sensing that her children may also possess psychic abilities, Carmel calls on her psychic idol Sonia Choquette to advise.

"We are so pleased to be working with Corus again, especially CMT, to introduce Mom's a Medium to viewers," commented Louise Clark , President, Lark Productions. It may be a show about talking to dead people, but it has a huge heart. Erin Haskett , Executive Producer, Lark Productions added, "Carmel, with her unique talent and family will inspire affection in viewers across the country."

About Lark Productions
Lark Productions is in business to give exceptional homegrown talent a voice by developing and producing quality programming that has the potential to partner and travel internationally. Lark also enjoys a distribution and development deal with NBCUniversal International. Lark has produced such shows as The Real Housewives of Vancouver Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH and Motive. For more information on Lark Productions, please visit www.larkproductions.ca

About CMT Canada
Available in over 9.5 million homes, CMT is Canada's source for country music lifestyle programming. Exploring themes relevant to country music and country music fans, the network offers an exciting mix of comedy and dramatic series, movies and country music news, videos, concerts and specials. CMT's Video Advantage Program, established in 2000, supports the production of original music videos for Canadian artists. The station's website, www.cmt.ca, is Canada's number one website dedicated to country music.

About Corus Entertainment
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company that creates, broadcasts and licenses content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. The Company's portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing, children's animation and animation software. Corus' brands include YTV, TELETOON, ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network ( Canada ), HBO Canada, Historia and Séries+, as well as Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 39 radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Fresh FM London, JUMP! 106.9, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com

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Contact:
Netta Rondinelli / Kate Calder, Corus Entertainment, 416-479-6443 / 416-479-6319, netta.rondinelli@corusent.com / kate.calder@corusent.com; Carole Appleby / Arinn Ryan, Edelman for Lark Productions, 778.772.2050 / 604.220.3816, carole.appleby@edelman.com / arinn.ryan@edelman.com
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