Canwest welcomes 'Secret Millionaire'

Acquires eight hourlong episodes of reality series

TORONTO -- Canwest Broadcasting has picked up Fox's "The Secret Millionaire USA" for a midseason simulcast slot.

Announced Tuesday, the deal for eight episodes of the reality series about millionaires that attempt to get by on minimum wage for 10 days was sealed by British distributor RDF Rights.

Toronto-based Canwest did not indicate whether Fox's "The Secret Millionaire," which is based on a British format, will bow on Global Television or E!, its parallel Canadian conventional networks.

Canwest also will broadcast the original British series, which comprises 19 episodes, as part of its RDF agreement.