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Gusto TV to Launch Canadian Premiere of Smash Hit 'My Kitchen Rules' Season 6 on June 1

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - May 14, 2015) - After five hugely successful seasons, the #1 television series in Australia returns to Canada, and only on Gusto TV.

Back by popular demand, the latest season of the international mega-hit series My Kitchen Rules will see a whole new set of real-life contestants compete in a culinary competition like no other. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Australia, the show follows home chef teams as they travel across the country in a plate vs. plate competition, transforming their own homes into an "instant restaurant," and then moves on to a variety of large-scale challenges involving on-site cooking for emergency workers, farmers, pub patrons, airline passengers and wedding guests. The results are entertaining, often funny, surprising and inspiring, and the winning team takes home a grand prize of $250,000 and instant fame.

The show is hosted by celebrity chefs/judges Pete Evans, author, TV presenter and international advocate for the controversial "Paleo Diet," with Manu Feildel, a France-born celebrity chef and restauranteur, and the 2014 "GQ Chef of the Year."

"Although there are successful cooking competitions on Canadian television, their popularity and cultural impact doesn't come close to that of MKR in Australia," says Mark Prasuhn, VP and General Manager of Gusto TV. "With the exception of the Australian Football League Grand Final (Australia's Super Bowl), the final episode of MKR is the most watched television event in the country, period. And this series' long-running popularity is no accident," adds Prasuhn. "It is beautifully put together, highly entertaining and a celebration of some of the most talented and hard-working home chefs ever seen on TV. We're very proud and excited to bring the 2015 edition of this series to Canadian audiences."

My Kitchen Rules Season 6 premieres exclusively on Gusto TV in Canada on June 1, 2015, airing Monday-Fridays at 9pm ET/PT.

About My Kitchen Rules
My Kitchen Rules is created and produced by the Seven Network, Australia's most-watched television network. Season 5 of the series was the undisputed #1 television series in Australia during its primetime slot. The series is distributed by Endemol, the largest independent television and digital production company in the world.

About Gusto TV - 'Food all night, fun all day'
Gusto TV (www.gustotv.com) is Canada's new food and lifestyle specialty channel. The multiplatform HD service offers viewers prime-time cooking shows every evening -- featuring some of the highest-rated series from around the world, and here at home. During the day, Gusto TV airs fun and exciting lifestyle, home, fashion, health and wellness shows. Gusto TV is seen nationally on Bell Satellite TV (Ch. 619), Bell Fibe (Ch. 1619), Eastlink (Ch. 743), TELUS Optik TV (Ch. 315) and MTS (Ch. 46).