After Aldergrove, B.C., now Bowmanville, Ontario, vies to be next ‘Million Dollar Neighbourhood’ on Oprah Winfrey Network

THE second season of Million Dollar Neighbourhood launches on Sunday, January 6 at 8 p.m. ET, on Corus Entertainment’s OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), featuring  the financially struggling residents of Bowmanville, Ontario, who have just 10 weeks to increase their collective net worth by $1 million dollars. With the help of new host, personal financial […]


Tips for managing holiday debt by Dr. Joti Samra, host, OWN’s ‘Million Dollar Neighbourhood’

1. Identify your beliefs, assumptions and expectations around the holidays: and challenge them.   Start by articulating your beliefs and assumptions around the holiday season.  Be honest with yourself.  Do you think you have to buy your family or friends expensive gifts for them to know how much you love them?  Do you worry your […]


Bowmanville Goes Back in the Black as the Next ‘Million Dollar Neighbourhood’

(Aaron Broverman,   Bowmanville was an Ontario community hit hard by the recession. Families there used to make their bones in cars and other heavy industries, but when those opportunities dried up in the town, so did their jobs.   This population of over 4, 300, just an hour outside of Toronto, faced record […]


Million Dollar Neighbourhood, Season 2 Premieres on Sunday January 6, 2013 at 8pm EST on “Oprah Winfrey Network” (Canada)

The second season of Million Dollar Neighbourhood launches on Sunday, January 6 at 8 p.m. ET, on Corus Entertainments’s OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), this year featuring the financially struggling residents of Bowmanville, Ontario, who have just 10 weeks to increase their collective net worth by $1 million dollars.  With the help of new host, […]


Dr. Samra interviewed on CKNW’s “The Mortgage Show” about emotional decision making when it comes to mortgages: August 23, 2012

Dr. Samra interviewed by Angela Calla, Mortgage Expert and Host of “The Mortgage Show” on CKNW AM980.   When it comes to saving thousands of dollars on your mortgage, you have to consider what’s best for you and your family, not about any personal relationships you have established at a bank or other financial institution. […]


Bowmanville comes together for television food fight; filming going well in Bowmanville for Oprah Winfrey Network Show

(Tara Hatherly,   The Bowmanville community came together in front of television’s bright lights for The Great Bowmanville Food Fight Saturday at Quarry Lakes Golf and Recreation Centre.   One hundred Bowmanville families faced off against a 31-degree sun and each other during filming for season two of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s Million Dollar […]


Corus entertainment inc.: Bowmanville, Ontario selected as the next Million Dollar Neighbourhood on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada)

Financial Expert Preet Banerjee Announced as Host of Season 2   Corus Entertainment’s OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) announced today that after searching communities across the country, Bowmanville, Ontario has been chosen as the next Million Dollar Neighbourhood. Financial expert and winner of The Ultimate W Expert Challenge, Preet Banerjee will host the 10×60 series, […]


OWN announces 2012 summer TV line-up

(by Jessica Grabert, Television Blend)   OWN has been keeping fairly quiet ever since the network put into effect a restructuring plan that left 30 of its employees without a position, and left Oprah afterward proclaiming the institution of the cable network may have been a mistake. Nonetheless, the struggling network keeps pressing forward, hoping […]


Million Dollar Neighbourhood makes its US debut, June 9, 2012

The Oprah Winfrey Network in the United States will debut Million Dollar Neighbourhood on June 9, 2012.    In the debt-ridden town of Aldergrove, the community is teaming up for a challenge that could change their fortune forever by attempting to increase their net worth by $1 million in three months.   To watch […]


MIPTV 2012: Force Four hires heads of production, creative

(by Adam Benzine,   Force Four Entertainment has appointed Dana Johl as its head of production and Deborah Wainwright as its head of creative, overseeing the Vancouver-based indie’s slate of factual entertainment titles.   The news comes after the company last week received a greenlight from Corus Entertainment for a second season of Million […]


DRG moves into a Million Dollar Neighbourhood

(by Janet Balmforth, DRG News) Leading independent distributor DRG has acquired the rights to the new ground-breaking and emotionally charged, social transformation format Million Dollar Neighbourhood   and has sold the rights to a leading US cable network.   The agreement comes on the heels of the announcement of DRG’s first-look agreement with Million Dollar Neighbourhood’s […]


OWN’s Neighbourhood moves south

(by Staff, C21News)   MIPTV: US cablenet OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is bringing the first season of Million Dollar Neighbourhood south from its Canadian sister channel.   Million Dollar Neighbourhood (10×60′) features 100 families trying to make US$1m over 10 weeks through team work. A second season has already been commissioned by OWN in Canada […]


OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada)’s “Million Dollar Neighbourhood” Season 1, Episode 10: Accountability

The neighbourhood scrambles to earn every last dollar they can – only to discover that some of the money they’ve counted doesn’t actually increase their net worth. Will they prevail and become the Million Dollar Neighbourhood? And if they do, which family is going to be voted to receive the life-changing award of $100,000?

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