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OLN CARVES INTO THE EXTREME ARTISTRY OF CHAINSAW SCULPTURES IN ORIGINAL REALITY SERIES SAW DOGS, PREMIERING JAN. 24



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OLN CARVES INTO THE EXTREME ARTISTRY OF CHAINSAW SCULPTURES IN ORIGINAL REALITY SERIES SAW DOGS, PREMIERING JAN. 24

- 10-part series showcases veteran carver Steve Blanchard’s Saw Valley ranch where chainsaws scream, sawdust flies and imagination rules –
(Toronto –January 5, 2012) – Bringing together a team of the world’s top chainsaw sculptors, OLN gives viewers an inside look at the little-known world of chainsaw art in the new original series, Saw Dogs. Premiering Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 9pm ET/6pm PT, each adrenalin-filled half-hour episode follows renowned veteran carver Steve Blanchard and the world’s top chainsaw sculptors as they battle short deadlines, tight budgets and conflicting artistic sensibilities to complete a series of commissioned carvings.



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Combining the extreme artistry of chainsaw carving with the dangers of this unique skill, master carver Blanchard pulls from a pool of the best carvers around throughout Canada, matching their special talents to each over-the-top project he takes on. Saw Dogs showcases these incredibly skilled individuals craft some of the most intricate woodcarvings imaginable.

“With its compelling juxstaposition of artistry and danger, Saw Dogs sheds light on the little-known and surprising world of chainsaw carving,” said Claire Freeland, Director of Original Programming for Rogers Media. “As the challenges and strengths of these carvers are revealed in each gripping episode, viewers will have a unique look at how these incredible works of art come to life.”
In the premiere episode, “Furry Creek,” an eagle-themed sculpture for the signature hole of a spectacular golf course presents unexpected challenges. Speed carver Ben Risney and nature specialist Pete Ryan each carve their own bald eagles, which are joined to a massive stump with a built-in bench for the ultimate golfer’s photo op. But Saw Valley’s rookie apprentice throws a wrench in the works when he accidentally decapitates one of the eagles with a forklift.

Saw Dogs is produced by Buck productions under the direction of Owner and Executive Producer, Sean Buckley. Claire Freeland is the Director of Original Programming for Rogers Media.
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About OLN
OLN is a specialty television station in Canada offering viewers a one-stop destination for adrenaline pumping action and adventure entertainment. Larger than life personalities take viewers on intense and rugged journeys across Canada and the world in pursuit of knowledge, competition and prey. Original Canadian reality, adventure, and travel series along with US acquired programming provides viewers with different perspectives on the world around them unearthing new and exhilarating adventures at every turn. OLN is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information visit www.OLN.ca.

For more information, please contact:
Meghan Hardy, OLN, 416.764.3197, meghan.hardy@rci.rogers.com
Sónia Brum, OLN, 416.764.3194, sonia.brum@rci.rogers.com


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