April 2007

First there was the TV show.
Then there were the rumours that a movie is lurking in the near future.
And now? Look out Hollywood – a new adventure fast-paced ride is planned for 2008 with the theme being, you guessed it, The Simpsons through and through.
Who wouldn’t want to see The Simpsons in this sort of light?

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First there was the TV show.
Then there were the rumours that a movie is lurking in the near future.
And now? Look out Hollywood – a new adventure fast-paced ride is planned for 2008 with the theme being, you guessed it, The Simpsons through and through.
Who wouldn’t want to see The Simpsons in this sort of light?

I will always love Canada’s political commentary comedy. Going back to the Frantics from the 70s and the Royal Canadian Air Farce parading its way across CBC radio and now television, Canadian hilarity has always aimed a pointed and bitter attack at the politicians and bigwigs who always seem to take their lives too seriously.

The other benefit is that often through humour regular joe canadians like myself can see a little bit more of how the “bigwigs” bumble their way through their jobs without really paying attention to the wishes of everyday canucks like myself.

This Hour Has 22 Minutes is probably my favourite. Where else can you get fake news, hilarious character sketches, and the overarching lampooning of everyone in Canada whose brain is too big for their britches?? I laugh out loud every week for the show. Shaun Majumder, Cathy Jones, Gavin Crawford and Mark Critch are Canada’s best political minds – why aren’t they running for parliament to finally get those know-it-all Conservatives out of power with some good old fashioned satire??

Alex Baldwin has apparently exploded on his 11 year old daughter, calling her a “rude, thoughtless little pig.” The dispute was recorded on a phone message that was made public by his ex-partner Kim Basinger, since the two have been feuding since their relationship broke up a number of years ago.

Baldwin reportedly goes on to say to his daughter “I don’t give a damn that you’re 12 years old, or 11 years old, or that you’re a child, or that your mother is a thoughtless pain in the ass who doesn’t care about what you do as far as I’m concerned. You have humiliated me for the last time with this phone.” This message was prompted by the young girl not answering a planned telephone conversation.

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Canadian actor Eric McCormack from Will and Grace reportedly put up a monstrous scene on an Alaska Airlines Flight from Los Angeles to Vancouver. When airlines staff told him that his son’s booster seat was too large to be placed in the cabin the actor apparently lost it for real – all in the presence of his children, his wife, and curious onlookers!

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Stefani Schaeffer is Donald Trump’s Apprentice on the first edition of The Apprentice: Los Angeles. Rival James Sun, 29, was told that he was fired by the American gazillionaire on the season finale.

Does anyone know why the California attorney Schaeffer was chosen instead of the Seattle software entrepeneur??

Pirate Master the Highlight of CTV’s Summer Series

CTV announced today that Pirate Master, the next epic adventure reality series from Emmy Award-winning producer Mark Burnett, will air Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET beginning May 31 on CTV (visit CTV to confirm local broadcast times).

Hosted by Australian actor and musician Cameron Daddo, the series joins a blockbuster summer line-up on CTV that will be fully confirmed soon.

Pirate Master sends 16 modern-day pirates on a high seas adventure where they will live as buccaneers and travel around the Caribbean island of Dominica in search of hidden treasure valued at over $1 million. Over the course of 33 days, the pirates live aboard a massive 179 foot, square-rigged barque which carries 12,500 square feet of sail.

Each week, the pirates will embark on extraordinary expeditions where they will decipher clues along the way in search of missing treasure. Gold coins — real money which the pirates may take with them after the series ends — will be awarded after each expedition, but only to some. The gold will play a key role as pirates strike deals with each other or plead for long-term security. In addition to claiming the lion’s share of each week’s riches, one pirate will become the captain of the ship and will assign roles and chores to the remaining crew members, setting the tone for either law and order or betrayal and sabotage, which could lead to mutiny by the crew.

Each episode concludes on the ship at Pirate’s Court, a lively gathering of public speaking and judgment where one individual will be eliminated and “cut adrift.” In the end, one will be the first to find the largest booty, worth $500,000, and claim the title of “Pirate Master.”

“Pirate Master breaks new ground in that it’s the collision of fantasy and reality,” said Executive Producer Mark Burnett. “This is a show where, in true pirate fashion, anything can happen with a group of people that live by their own set of rules and usually break them. It’s adventure, excitement and loads of treasure. Anyone who ever wanted to be a pirate will love this show!”

In each episode, host Cameron Daddo will distribute clues at the start of the expeditions and preside over Pirate’s Court. Daddo’s many television credits include roles on The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, FX: The Series and Hope Island. He has guest-starred on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and CSI: Miami. He has also appeared in feature films, including Zebra Lounge, Inland Empire and the upcoming Drifter and Passengers.

Adam Beach Stars in CTV Original Movie Luna: Spirit of the Whale, May 13

Toronto, ON (April 17, 2007) – Acclaimed actor Adam Beach (Flags of Our Fathers, Law & Order: SVU) stars in the poignant CTV Original Movie Luna: Spirit of the Whale, premiering on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV and in High Definition on CTV HD East / West (visit CTV.ca to confirm local listings).

— Graham Greene, Tantoo Cardinal and Jason Priestley co-star in film for all ages about B.C.’s famous stray orca.

Inspired by the true story of Luna, an orca whale who received international attention when he appeared in the harbour of a small aboriginal village off Vancouver Island in 2001, Luna: Spirit of the Whale premieres in Toronto this week at the Sprockets International Film Festival. Shot entirely in British Columbia, the movie for all ages also stars Graham Greene (Spirit Bear, Transamerica), Tantoo Cardinal (Unnatural and Accidental, Indian Summer: The Oka Crisis) and Jason Priestley (Shades of Black, Beverly Hills 90210).

Luna: Spirit of the Whale dramatizes the plight of a lone orca whale and how he impacts the life of a man searching for his place in the world. When Mike Maquinna (Adam Beach) comes home to his estranged father’s funeral, a stray orca named Luna suddenly appears in the village harbour. Like his father and grandfather before him, Mike is destined to become Chief of his village, but it’s a task he feels would be better handled by a more suitable elder (Graham Greene). Mike’s people, the Mowachaht -Muchalaht, along with his mother Gloria (Tantoo Cardinal), believe that Luna is the embodied spirit of his late father, who has come to be Mike’s spiritual guide. But Mike, a man separated from his culture, is disbelieving.

Luna soon becomes the center of a spiritual and political controversy when government official Ted Jefferies (Jason Priestley) announces plans to transport the whale overland to reunite him with his pod. Luna’s plight motivates Mike to face his fears and to fight for his people’s beliefs in an emotional struggle that rouses his entire community. Along the way, Mike’s journey inspires a troubled teen (Aaron Miko, Catwoman) to embrace his past and forces a passionate Fisheries officer (Erin Karpluk, Godiva’s) to question her own ideals.

“As he prepares for a brand-new lead role in Law & Order: SVU, Adam Beach delivers a terrific performance as a man searching for his destiny,” said Susanne Boyce, CTV President of Programming and Chair of the CTV Media Group.

“While Luna is inspired by a true story, it was necessary to dramatize certain events to tell Luna’s tale,” said Executive Producer Trish Dolman. “In order to properly represent Luna and the people he touched most, we consulted the Mowachaht-Muchalaht and had their support and participation throughout the production.”

Luna: Spirit of the Whale is a CTV Original Movie produced by Screen Siren Pictures in association with CTV. The Executive Producer/Producer for the film is award-winner Trish Dolman, (Flower and Garnet, The Score). Anne Marie La Traverse (Playing House, Hunt for Justice: The Louise Arbour Story) is the Consulting Producer and Lori Lozinski (The Score) is the Associate Producer. Luna: Spirit of the Whale is directed by Don McBrearty (Terry, The Interrogation of Michael Crow, Chasing Freedom), with a script by Beth Stewart (Falcon Beach, Tagged: The Jonathan Wamback Story). Jan Kiesser (Fido, Beowulf & Grendel) is the Director of Photography and Matthew Budgeon is Production Designer (Godiva’s, Miss Texas). CTV’s production executives are Robin Johnston and Louise Clark. Tecca Crosby is Acting Senior Vice-President, Dramatic Programming for CTV. Susanne Boyce is President of Programming and Chair of the CTV Media Group.

Luna: Spirit of the Whale is the ninth original movie from CTV’s “Heroes, Champions and Villains” production strand that focuses on remarkable Canadian personalities, characters and stories. The strand, part of the BCE-CTV Benefits, is responsible for this year’s In God’s Country, starring Kelly Rowan, which delivered a record 1.6 million* viewers on its way to becoming the most watched movie (U.S or Canadian) to air on any Canadian network in 2006-2007. Previous HCV titles that have enjoyed critical and ratings success on CTV include the two-part mini-series Lives of the Saints, Terry, The Man Who Lost Himself, Eight Days to Live and Shades of Black, about the rise and fall of media mogul Conrad Black. Elijah, the story of Elijah Harper, one of the earliest First Nations people to enter Canadian politics, is the next HCV title slated for broadcast on CTV.

CTV, Canada’s largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the number-one national newscast, CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson, and is the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTV owns 21 conventional television stations across Canada and has interests in 15 specialty channels, including the number-one Canadian specialty channel, TSN. CTV is owned by CTVglobemedia, Canada’s premier multi-media company. More information about CTV may be found on the company Web site at ctv.ca.

New Episodes Are Pouring into Primetime This April on CTV

Take a rain-check and chill out with CTV’s not-to-miss primetime line-up full of new episodes, specials and documentaries throughout the month of April. Programming highlights for March 31 – April 15 include:

• Nip/Tuck moves to Saturdays at 10 p.m. in all markets beginning March 31 (Rosie O’Donnell guest stars)
• The JUNOS red carpet arrivals special will air exclusively on The CTV Broadband Network at CTV.ca and MTV.ca beginning at 6 p.m. ET (April 1)
• eTalk at the JUNOS is rolling out the red carpet for the JUNOS in Saskatoon (April 1)
• Nelly Furtado hosts The 2007 JUNO Awards from Saskatoon (April 1)
• The Amazing Race heads to Poland in a special two hour episode (April 1)
• Seamus O’Regan joins the rest of the Canada AM team from Saskatoon with JUNO Awards highlights (April 2)
• Legendary rock ‘n’ roll songwriter and musician Neil Sedaka visits the Canada AM studio (April 4)
• Tony Bennett performs on American Idol (April 4)
• The CTV Original Documentary In The Cards: The Deal on Canada’s Bridge Bums follows Canadians involved in the surprisingly competitive world of professional bridge (April 7)
• Criminal Minds moves to Sundays at 10 p.m. beginning April 8
• Canada AM marks the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge (April 9)
• Platinum-selling vocalist Jennifer Lopez will coach the Top 8 and perform on American Idol (April 10, 11)
• Jeffrey Dean Morgan returns as Denny to host a one-hour special of Grey’s Anatomy (April 12)
• Kate Jackson of Charlie’s Angel fame guest stars in Criminal Minds (April 15)

Below is a chronological listing of March 31 – April 15 programming highlights. All programming is subject to change (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times):

Saturday, March 31
9 p.m. ET – Robson Arms – “Mussolini and Me”
When Yuri’s older brother, the firecracker-dealing, alcoholic Valentino shows up for an unanticipated visit, their dysfunctional family dynamic is revealed.

9:30 p.m. ET – Jeff Ltd. – “Size Matters”
Jeff falls big time for the agency’s new client, the owner of an organic food empire, and fantasizes about the genetic perfection of their potential offspring. Meanwhile, Samir’s new carpet store commercials have Uncle Kazem fuming and plotting to take ‘an eye for an eye.’

10 p.m. ET – Nip/Tuck – “Dawn Budge”
Christian earns a fortune from a rags-to-riches client, Dawn Budge (recurring guest star Rosie O’Donnell), when she requests surgical makeovers for her entire family. Nonetheless, Christian continues longing for what he does not have: an honest and loving relationship. Meanwhile, James (recurring guest star Jacqueline Bisset) blackmails Christian while forcing a terrified Michelle to remember her past actions. Sean makes Julia a very romantic offer and Kimber convinces Matt to move out of his parents’ house.

Sunday, April 1
6 p.m. ET – JUNOS Red Carpet Special – The CTV Broadband Network at CTV.ca and MTV.ca
Co-hosted by eTalk’s Red Carpet team along with MTV Live hosts Aliya-Jasmine Sovani and Johnny Hockin the JUNOS red carpet arrivals special airs exclusively on CTV.ca and MTV.ca beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

6:30 p.m. ET – eTalk at the Junos
Canada’s music awards are set to take over Saskatoon, and like every year, Canada’s favourite entertainment show is there with eTalk at the JUNOS, the official red carpet special. Before the JUNOS begin, celebrities arrive in style thanks to eTalk’s talented designers, producers, hosts and legions of fans. The full red carpet special can also been seen on demand on The CTV Broadband Network at CTV.ca.

7 p.m. ET – The 2007 JUNO Awards
Airing from the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon and hosted by International Superstar Nelly Furtado, The 2007 JUNO Awards honours the biggest names in Canadian music. Performers include DJ Champion, Patrick Watson, The Tragically Hip, Alexisonfire, City and Colour, Billy Talent, k-os, Gregory Charles, Nelly Furtado and Three Days Grace.

9 p.m. ET – The Amazing Race – “If I Were in Town I Would Ask For Your Number”
In a two hour special, teams head to Warsaw, Poland where a disagreement sparks an intense argument and name calling between teammates.

Monday, April 2
6:30 a.m. ET – Canada AM
Seamus O’Regan joins the rest of the Canada AM team from Saskatoon with JUNO Awards highlights from Sunday’s show. Also from April 2 – 5, Canada AM looks at the lives of Canadian soldiers who fought at Vimy Ridge through the eyes of students who are researching them. The students are preparing to travel to Vimy, France to represent the soldier they are researching for the 90th anniversary of the Battle.

8 p.m. ET – Dancing With The Stars
Ten teams remain vying for the chance to be crowned champion of Dancing with the Stars.

Tuesday, April 3
8 p.m. ET – American Idol
Tonight the Top 9 finalists will perform LIVE for the nation after being coached by legendary vocalist Tony Bennett.

9 p.m. ET – Dancing With The Stars
The couple with the lowest score as determined by a combination of the judges scores and viewers votes, will be dismissed from the competition by evenings end.

10 p.m. ET – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – “Responsible”
An honor student dies at a party. While the primary suspect is their alcohol supplier, the four honors students who threw the party are arrested for criminally negligent homicide. Det. Stabler enlists his own teenage daughter Kathleen (Allison Siko) to guide him through the world of teenage cyberspace to find out where the next party is taking place. The website leads to the home of one of the students, where they find the mother of one of the kids – Lillian Rice (guest star Laura Leighton) in a compromising position, and she is arrested. The arrest and entire cyberspace scenario hits a personal nerve with Stabler. Judith Light guest stars.

Wednesday, April 4
6:30 a.m. ET – Canada AM
Legendary rock ‘n’ roll songwriter and musician Neil Sedaka visits the studio and performs two of his greatest hits and chats with the hosts.

8 p.m. ET – Lost – “Left Behind”
After discovering that one of her own has betrayed her to The Others, Kate is left to fend for herself in the jungle with Juliet. Meanwhile, Hurley warns Sawyer to change his selfish ways and make amends with his fellow survivors or he may face a vote of banishment.

9 p.m. ET – American Idol
Last night, after coaching by legendary singer Tony Bennett, the Top 9 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s votes. Tune in tonight to enjoy a special LIVE performance by Bennett. The contestant receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated from the competition.

9:30 p.m. ET – Degrassi: The Next Generation – “Free Fallin’, Part 2”
With her degree in jeopardy and the little issue of a dramatic dorm fire, Paige develops a Banting “allergy”. She slinks home to Toronto with her tail between her legs, but keeps the truth about what happened to herself. Despite rising panic attacks and friends who just might understand, Paige is committed to keeping her secret, no matter what.

Thursday, April 5
8 p.m. ET – Desperate Housewives – “The Juiciest Bites”
A one-hour special which highlights some of the most memorable moments from past episodes.

9 p.m. ET – CSI – “Big Shots”
Greg is forced to again contend with the hostile mother and brother of the hoodlum he killed in self-defense several months ago when the CSI team discovers that the brother is involved in a new murder case.

Friday, April 6
8 p.m. ET – Ghost Whisperer – “Delia’s First Ghost”
After witnessing the spirit of Delia’s husband sabotaging Delia’s date, Melinda puts their friendship to the test and reveals her unique ability.

9 p.m. ET – Close to Home – “Maternal Instincts”
Annabeth prosecutes a man suspected of murdering his father but when the supposed killer’s mother recants her first assertion that her son assaulted her and killed his dad, the case falters.

10 p.m. ET – Law & Order – “Bling”
A rap musician is found murdered, and while there are multiple suspects, the reason for her demise is not the obvious one. Detectives Ed Green (Jesse L. Martin) and Nina Cassady (Milena Govich) are determined to find out whether this was a random homicide or connected to her work in the music business.

Saturday, April 7
7 p.m. ET – The CTV Original Documentary – In The Cards: The Deal on Canada’s Bridge Bums
Poker gets all the headlines these days, but there are also people who make a living playing a card game that time seems to have forgot – contract bridge. Playing on teams “sponsored” by incredibly rich bridge players, think Bill Gates or Warren Buffett, two of the hottest young stars on the professional bridge circuit are Canadians.

9 p.m. ET – Robson Arms – “All About Kitty”
Toni’s life has her feeling old, unattractive, and underappreciated. To make matters worse, Elvis, the new property manager, is jacking up the rent on the store beyond their reach and she’s in the throes of menopause.

9:30 p.m. ET – Jeff Ltd. – “The Yachtsman”
Jeff receives a hefty bill when he hosts a wild party on the wrong yacht. Jeff thinks Liz’s new intern is a crazy psycho-stalker with a ‘Jeff’ obsession.

10 p.m. ET – Nip/Tuck – “Faith Wolper, PH.D”
While trying to arrange a second honeymoon for himself and Julia, Sean learns that a nanny the couple had hired, Monica Wilder (recurring guest star Jennifer Hall), has no intention of leaving. Christian’s therapist, Dr. Faith Wolper (recurring guest star Brooke Shields), reveals her obsession, as Christian wrestles with his relationship woes. Burt Landau (recurring guest star Larry Hagman) discovers the affair going on between Michelle and Christian and proposes an unorthodox solution. Recurring guest star Peter Dinklage appears as Marlowe Sawyer.

Sunday, April 8
8 p.m. ET – The Amazing Race
The remaining teams continue to race for the million dollar prize.

9 p.m. ET – Desperate Housewives – “Dress Big”
Susan discovers some revealing secrets about her future in-laws, Gaby has a devastating catastrophe at her home, and an unexpected love affair develops on Wisteria Lane.

Monday, April 9
6:30 a.m. ET – Canada AM
Canada AM marks the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and speaks to experts, students and family members as the anniversary ceremony gets underway in Vimy, France. Also, from April 9-13 Canada AM gives you information to get your motor running with everything you need to know about car care.

8 p.m. ET – Dancing With The Stars
The nine remaining teams perform ballroom dances.

10 p.m. ET – CSI: Miami – “Bloodline”
Horatio suspects that the County Supervisor and the owners of a nearby Native American Casino may be involved when a murder victim is found scalped.

Tuesday, April 10
8 p.m. ET – American Idol
Tonight on American Idol the Top 8 finalists will perform LIVE for the nation, vying for the American Idol crown. Platinum-selling vocalist Jennifer Lopez coaches the contestants before they perform on stage in hopes of winning Americas vote and surviving another week.

9 p.m. ET – Dancing With The Stars
The couple with the lowest score, as determined by a combination of the judges scores and viewers votes, will be dismissed from the competition.

Wednesday, April 11
8 p.m. ET – Lost – “One of Us”
Jacks joyous reunion with his fellow survivors is cut short when they realize that accompanying him is one of The Others, and Claire is stricken by a mysterious, life-threatening illness.

9 p.m. ET – American Idol
Last night, the Top 8 finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of winning America over. Find out tonight who will sing again next week and who will go home, and enjoy a special LIVE performance from multi-talented star Jennifer Lopez.

10 p.m. ET – CSI: New York – “What Schemes May Come”
A knight in shining armor stabbed with a lance surfaces in Central Park, and a body lives after pronounced dead.

Thursday, April 12
8 p.m. ET – Grey’s Anatomy – “Greys Anatomy: Every Moment Counts”
Loved by Grey’s Anatomy fans for his role as Denny, actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan hosts a one-hour special which highlights some of the most memorable moments from the last three seasons.

9 p.m. ET – CSI – “Lab Rats”
While Grissom and the rest of the CSIs are out investigating new cases, Hodges leads Archie, Henry, Mandy and Wendy to believe that Grissom wants them to secretly band together that evening in an attempt to solve the four miniature killer cases.

10 p.m. ET – ER – “Photographs and Memories”
Sam (Linda Cardellini) and Morris (Scott Grimes) are caught off guard when a photographer (guest star Annabella Sciorra) comes into the ER snapping photos alongside a terminally ill patient. Neela (Parminder Nagra) continues to feel upstaged by the new surgical intern that seems to be Dr. Dubenko’s (Leland Orser) new favorite. Meanwhile, it is Sam’s birthday (Linda Cardellini) and all she can think about is Alex (Dominic Janes).

Saturday, April 14
9 p.m. ET – Robson Arms – “Lizard of Doubt”
When Andrew gets serious about having a baby, Chris gets nervous about their relationship changing – bye-bye spontaneity, hello responsibility.

9:30 p.m. ET – Jeff Ltd. – “Contra-Dynamantics”
When Liz sends Jeff to a weekend business seminar, he is transformed into the consummate professional. Newly empowered by the doctrine of “contra-dynamantics,” Jeff decides that he alone can cure Gavin’s blind grandmother.

10 p.m. ET – Nip/Tuck – “Burt Landau”
Dawn Budge returns to McNamara/Troy seeking reconstructive surgery. The ill Liz receives much-needed help from an unexpected source. Following a stroke, Burt Landau demands facial surgery. Kimber shuns Matt’s advances but succumbs to Christian’s. And Sean struggles with the man he has become.

Sunday, April 15
7 p.m. ET – Cold Case – “Cargo”
The cold case team re-opens the 2005 case involving the murder of a longshoreman who inadvertently got in the middle of a profitable human trafficking ring lead by the Russian mob

8 p.m. ET – The Amazing Race
The race around the world continues as the remaining teams continue to battle for the million dollar prize.

9 p.m. ET – Desperate Housewives – “Liaisons”
Tom feels threatened by the interest a new Scavo`s Pizzeria employee shows in Lynette, Susan considers moving from Wisteria Lane and a neighbour’s darkest secret is revealed.

10 p.m. ET – Criminal Minds – “Honour Among Thieves”
Agent Prentiss’ mother, Ambassador Elizabeth Prentiss (Kate Jackson, Charlie’s Angels), asks the BAU team to help locate a Russian immigrant who has been kidnapped and held for ransom.

Canadian Hot Shots Try to Make it Big in the World of Professional Bridge in the CTV Original Documentary In The Cards, April 7 on CTV

They’re young. They’re brash and they’re considered the Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin in the surprisingly competitive world of professional bridge. CTV follows two Canadian bridge sensations, Gavin Wolpert and Vincent Demuy, as they strive to become the best bridge players in the world in the CTV Original Documentary In The Cards, premiering Saturday, April 7 at 7 p.m. on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Some say that bridge is the ultimate card game – it makes poker seem like child’s play.

Gavin from Toronto and Vincent, a protégé from Laval, have dedicated their lives to getting rich playing professional bridge. From Las Vegas to Sydney, the two travel around the world making a living playing cards. But it’s not enough – they want to make it big. Hundreds of thousands of dollars can be earned when playing in the international bridge circuit, but to get there, Gavin and Vincent need to convince rich successful bridge players to hire them as members of their bridge teams. The biggest challenge of all is to not self-destruct, keep their relationship intact and find a way to keep the money flowing.

In The Cards is a production of Pederson Productions, in association with CTV. Executive Producer is Mark Pederson. Producer is Jon Pederson. Director is Andy Pederson. Robin Johnston is CTV’s Head of Independent Production for Atlantic Canada. Bob Culbert is Vice President of CTV Documentaries and Susanne Boyce is President, CTV Programming and Chair of the CTV Media Group.

In The Cards is the latest in a series of titles that are part of CTV’s 2006/2007 Original Documentaries slate. Additional titles include Canadaville; Holiday in Paradise; Lost in Canada; Short Guys; The Suicide Tourist; Forgiveness: Stories of our Time; Tabitha’s Journey; Music Rising; Double Identity; As Seen on TV: The K-Tel Story; Unsafe to Teach and There’s Something Out There: A Bigfoot Encounter.

CTV, Canada’s largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the number-one national newscast, CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson, and is the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTV owns 21 conventional television stations across Canada and has interests in 15 specialty channels, including the number-one Canadian specialty channel, TSN. CTV is owned by CTVglobemedia, Canada’s premier multi-media company. More information about CTV may be found on the company Web site at www.ctv.ca .