November 2007

Wednesday November 21
10 p.m. – CSI: New York – “One Wedding and a Funeral”

Mac investigates a groom murdered on his wedding day, found stuffed and wrapped like a wedding present. Stella finds a box of bloody puzzle pieces left on her car, which sends Mac home to Chicago to solve the biggest mystery of his life.

Wednesday November 21
9 p.m. – Criminal Minds – “Penelope”

The team unites to determine if Garcia’s life is being threatened by a serial killer. Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) guest stars.

Wednesday, November 21

8 p.m. – Private Practice – “In Which Cooper Finds a Port in His Storm”

Cooper returns to the online dating game with surprising results; Addison goes out on a date with one of Violet’s patients; Naomi and Sam make a house call at a convent; Dell gives a tour of Oceanside Wellness to his midwifery classmates; and Addison and Pete participate in a “Safe Surrender” program, coming to the aid of a teenaged new mother.

Tuesday November 20
10 p.m. – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – “Fight”

A young girl’s death seems to be linked to the world of ultimate fighting, but after questioning Kona and his girlfriend, the evidence trail leads Detectives Chester Lake and Odafin “Fin” Tutuola to two young brothers (Friday Night Lights’ Gauis Charles and Arlen Escarpeta) who have more than a few skeletons in their closet. When the brothers are arrested, tensions brew within the SVU.

Tuesday November 20
9 p.m. – Dancing With the Stars

Another couple is sent packing in tonight’s results show, leaving two couples to compete for the title of best celebrity dancer.

Tuesday, November 20

8 p.m. – Pushing Daisies – “Smell the Success”

When the assistant to renowned scent expert Napoleon LeNez (guest star Christopher Sieber, It’s All Relative) is found dead after a scratch ‘n’ sniff book explodes, Ned, Chuck and Emerson investigate whom the deadly missive was intended for. Meanwhile, Olive continues her campaign to get Aunts Lily and Vivian back in the swim of things.

Program Alert – November 19, 2007

Additional November Programming Highlights on A-Channel

Guest stars invade A-Channel’s primetime line-up, as hot new episodes takeover the tube for the next week. Programming highlights include:

Canadian Donal Logue (Knights of Prosperity) guest stars on Monk (Nov. 19)
The “Next Great Mentalist” is revealed on the season finale of Phenomenon (Nov. 21)
Jeremy Darling goes from riches to rags in an effort to impress guest star Sofa Vergara (Knights of Prosperity) on Dirty Sexy Money (Nov. 21)

Below is a chronological listing of November 19 to 25 programming highlights. All programming is subject to change (all times ET/PT unless otherwise listed; visit A-Channel Online at achannel.ca to confirm local broadcast times):

Monday, November 19
8 p.m. – Notes From The Underbelly – “Julie and Eric’s Baby”

An ordinary trip to the mall for makeup becomes extraordinary when Julie’s water prematurely breaks, sending her into labour but not without her cosmetics in tow. While Eric rushes home from a business trip to be present for their baby’s birth, Julie enlists the help of her friends, Andrew and Lauren, who abruptly abandon their weekend getaway. Having read every book on pregnancy he could get his hands on, Andrew offers Julie some valuable, if not humorous, advice while she’s in labor. Meanwhile, a less than thrilled Cooper reluctantly agrees to capture the birth on video.

8:30 p.m. – The Big Bang Theory – “The Cooper Hofstadter Polarization”
New episode. No synopsis available.

9 p.m. – Two and a Half Men – “Shoes, Hats, Pickle Jar Lids”
Charlie tries to resist his attraction to his soon-to-be step-sister.

9:32 p.m. – Samantha Who? – “The Hypnotherapist”
Sam makes an appointment with a hypnotherapist in an effort to regain her lost memories. But her revelations lead her to conclude that Regina and Howard may not be her real parents. Meanwhile, Todd makes a shocking confession to Sam.

10 p.m. – Monk – “Mr. Monk Is Up All Night”
Monk can’t sleep, so he goes for a walk and runs into a murder. Donal Logue (Knights of Prosperity) guest stars.

Wednesday, November 21
8 p.m. – Phenomenon – SEASON FINALE

The “Next Great Mentalist” is revealed.

10 p.m. – Dirty Sexy Money – “The Country House”
Nick and Lisa are looking forward to spending their Thanksgiving holiday together, with no Darlings, until Tripp demands that Nick set up a face-to-face meeting at the family’s country house with a skeptical Simon Elder. During the visit, Letitia initiates her plan to help Karen get the man she really wants, Nick George. Meanwhile, Nick tries to stop Andrea from taking Brian’s son away from him. Patrick’s wife, Ellen, insists on meeting his transgendered mistress Carmelita and Jeremy keeps up his disguise as a poor valet on his first date with Sofa (Guest star Sofa Vergara, Knights of Prosperity).

Friday, November 23
8 p.m. – The Next Great American Band

The remaining Top 6 bands take the stage to prove they still have what it takes to earn the judges’ approval and rock America’s votes.

9 p.m. – Don’t Forget The Lyrics
We all think we know the words to popular songs, but when there’s a million dollars at stake, will contestants be able to keep singing when the music stops? Or will they be at a loss for words?

Sunday, November 25
7 p.m. – Kyle XY – “Overheard”

After he realizes he has a super sense of hearing and the ability to read lips, Kyle and Declan stake out Foss’s apartment in hopes that Kyle can hear something through the door that might shed some more light on the mystery. But what they find may be too much for the boys to comprehend and Kyle realizes that he might be in over his head.

8 p.m. – Kyle XY – “End Game”
At the height of Kyle’s search, all of his questions may be answered when his parents show up to take him home.

CTV’s CSI Outlasts Survivor Simulcast in Key Demos

— CSI delivers 15% more viewers A18-34 than Survivor —

— Grey’s Anatomy wins night with 2.6 million viewers —

— CTV wins every single hour from 7 to 11 p.m. —

Last night, Sara and Grissom may have had their goodbye kiss, but viewers stuck around: an out-of-simulcast episode of CSI on CTV not only delivered 2.6 million viewers, besting a Survivor simulcast (2.27 million) on Global/CBS head-to-head at 8 p.m. by 11% in total viewers, but also swept aside the competition in key demos as well. CSI delivered 15% more viewers than Survivor in the desirable A18-34 demo and also was up 5% over Survivor among A18-49 and A25-54.

At 9 p.m., Grey’s Anatomy on CTV won its timeslot and the night with an extraordinary 2.6 million viewers (A25-54: 1.44 million; A18-49: 1.49 million) as Who is Smarter than a Canadian Fifth Grader dropped for the fourth straight week to 988,000 viewers. Last night’s Grey’s won all key demos nationally and in Toronto/Hamilton.

At 10 p.m., CTV’s ER delivered an impressive 1.8 million viewers, including more than one million viewers in A25-54 and A18-49.

Earlier in the evening, over half a million viewers (584,000) tuned in to eTalk to find out about Lindsay Lohan’s 84-minute jail stint, the only Canadian entertainment show to break the story.

CTV finished the night with an average of 1.95 million viewers in primetime, up 90% over Global from 7-11 p.m. (+95% A25-54; +99% A18-49).

The Top 6 programs on Canadian television last night:

1. Grey’s Anatomy (2,597,000)

2. CSI (2,523,000)

3. Survivor (2,266, 000)

4. ER (1,778,000)

5. Jeopardy/Access Hollywood (1,253, 000)

6. CTV National News (1,024,000)

Data quoted based on preliminary overnight results: CTV Full and Global Full (BBM Nielsen Media Research).

The Suicide Tourist Goes Inside the World Of Legally Assisted Suicide, Nov. 24 on CTV

— Academy Award-Winning filmmaker John Zaritsky directs CTV Original Documentary —

Toronto, ON (November 16, 2007) – How far would you go to die? CTV examines the controversial issue of assisted suicide in the broadcast premiere of the award-winning CTV Original Documentary The Suicide Tourist on Saturday, November 24 at 7 p.m. ET (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). The two-hour feature documentary from acclaimed Canadian director and Academy Award winner John Zaritsky was named the top Canadian film by audiences at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival earlier this year.

Over the course of a year, Zaritsky had exclusive access to the controversial Swiss organization Dignitas – a place foreigners turn to when seeking legally assisted suicide. While Swiss law allows anyone to be helped to die, Dignitas is the only place that extends this right to foreigners. No matter where they are from, or their state of health, Dignitas believes that everyone of sound mind should have the right to kill themselves – if their wish to die has been held a significant period of time.

In The Suicide Tourist, Zaritsky follows the stories of several people who have made the controversial decision to end their lives, and have decided that Dignitas can help them achieve their wishes. This includes a Vancouver couple in their early 70s who have travelled to Dignitas with the desire to end their lives together. George has a deteriorating heart condition and Betty has decided to die with her husband – despite her perfect health. Also at Dignitas, is American Craig Ewert. Fighting a motor-neuron disease, the 59-year-old is determined not to live in a state of deteriorating health and, with his wife at his side, wants to end his life on his own terms. .

“Assisted suicide is a tremendously sensitive and emotional issue, and the people at the centre of the storm tend to be ignored,” said filmmaker John Zaritsky. “These stories have touched me on a personal level and I hope this film will help others to better understand the difficult choices these people have made.”

The Suicide Tourist is a production of Point Grey Pictures in association with CTV. Producer is Terence McKeown and Director is John Zaritsky. Louise Clark is CTV’s Vice President of Program Development. Bob Culbert is Vice-President of CTV Documentaries. Robert Hurst is President of CTV News and Current Affairs. Susanne Boyce is President, Content, Creative and Channels, CTV Inc.

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. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada’s premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and in Dome Productions, a North American leader in the provision of mobile high definition production facilities. More information about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca.

Additional November Highlights on Star!

Programming highlights include:

Dave Navarro has a new “Addiction” for Texas Hold’em on Celebrity Poker Showdown (Nov. 19).
Fashion turns to music for inspiration with all new episodes of Look-A-Like, starting with Hilary Duff (Nov. 22) and Alanis Morissette (Nov. 29).
Will Russell Crowe throw another fit if his rugby team loses the Grand Final? Don’t miss the season finale of South Sydney Story (Nov. 27).
The Girls Next Door switches gears by kicking things into overdrive (Nov. 29).

Below is a chronological listing of additional programming highlights for November 19 – 29, 2007 on Star!. All programming is subject to change (All times ET; go to www.star-tv.com to confirm local broadcast times):

Monday, November 19
8 p.m. – Celebrity Poker Showdown

Filmed before a live studio audience at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Celebrity Poker Showdown features five celebrities competing for a piece of the $250,000 NetZero Internet prize pool, in a game of No Limit, Texas Hold’em poker, for the charity of their choice.

Hosted by Canadian comedian/actor Dave Foley and joined by Expert Poker Commentator Phil Gordon, tonight’s game features actors Jerry O’Connel, Richard Kind, Willie Garson, famed-guitarist Dave Navarro and actress Jennie Garth, all vying for the top prize.

Tuesday, November 20
9 p.m. – South Sydney Story – “The Book of Feuds”

NEW EPISODE – The South Sydney Rabbitohs are bonding beautifully; however, their connection isn’t translating on the field. With an enforced new code of discipline set up, a player’s mentor group established and the players taking on etiquette lessons – games are still being lost! Behind the scenes, Russell Crowe and Peter Holmes Á Court have to contend with a new concept – ownership decisions. Deciding on which player stays and which player goes, becomes crucial to the survival of the team…and challenging for the duo in command.

Wednesday, November 21
8:30 p.m. – Making It – “Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show”

Known as the Academy Awards of dog shows, The Westminster Kennel Club holds its annual competition every February at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. With over 2,500 hundred dogs entered, winning “Best In Show” is the most coveted prize on the dog show circuit. Making It follows veteran dog handler, Alison Alexander, who is showcasing five dogs on her 12th trip to the show. Plus, share in the experience with first-timers Alan and Joanne Matheson, whose dog Diva is a champion Border Collie in Canada. Will either of them come home with the “Best In Show” crown?

Thursday, November 22
8 p.m. – Look-A-Like – “Hilary Duff”

NEW EPISODE – Eva can sing, dance and act just like her idol Hilary Duff. But after a remarkable transformation by the Look-A-Like style team, Eva shocks those on-set, by pulling off Hilary’s sultry, exotic brunette look to the max!

9 p.m. – The Girls Next Door – “Training Dazed”

NEW EPISODE – The Girls Next Door depicts life at the world famous Playboy Mansion by following the lives of Hugh Hefner’s three leading girlfriends—Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson. From the parties to the everyday issues of sharing one man, it’s all a day in the life of these lovely ladies. Tonight, Bridget decides to send her dog to obedience school, while Kendra enrolls herself in charm school and Holly continues with her apprenticeship at Playboy Magazine.

Saturday, November 24
8:30 p.m. – Style Her Famous – “Drew Barrymore”

Can Jay Manuel (America’s Next Top Model, Canada’s Next Top Model) help a country girl score Drew Barrymore’s big-league glamour? Tune in to find out how Jay and his style team were able to take the country out of this one cowgirl, only to reveal box office appeal.

Monday, November 26
7:30 p.m. – eTalk

The Grey Cup wraps up its weekend festivities and eTalk was at all the parties paying tribute to Canada’s football championship. The sporting event draws out droves of celebrity and sports personalities, and only eTalk can take Canadians behind the scenes to the best parties, including the buzzed-about Maxim Players bash at the CN Tower.

8 p.m. – Celebrity Poker Showdown

Head back to the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas for Celebrity Poker Showdown. Tonight’s game rounds up Golden Globe®-winning actress Angie Dickinson, comedian Penn Gillette, Emmy Award®-winning comedian Kathy Griffin, professional race car driver Jeff Gordon

and actor Ron Livingston.

Tuesday, November 27
9 p.m. – South Sydney Story – “Rabbit Season”

SEASON FINALE – The final games of the season will determine if the grand experiment of privatisation has worked for the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Nothing other than making the Grand Final will satisfy some fans – particularly those who voted against Russell Crowe and Peter Holmes Á Court’s mentorship. In this season finale, we find out if 2007 will be known as a building year or a winning year for the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Thursday, November 29
7:30 p.m. – eTalk

eTalk has exclusive coverage of the Unite Against AIDS concert in Montreal. Hosted by eTalk’s Ben Mulroney, the concert highlights include performances by Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan and Corneille.

8 p.m. – Look-A-Like – “Alanis Morissette”

NEW EPISODE – Janine, a 26-year-old, ‘ironically’ likes rock music just like her Canadian celebrity double, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette. Watch how the Look-A-Like style team turns up the volume on this amazing makeover!

9 p.m. – The Girls Next Door – “Dangerous Curves”

NEW EPISODE – Hugh Hefner’s leading bunnies continue to expose the secrets of the Playboy Mansion. In tonight’s episode, the ladies kick things into overdrive as Kendra prepares to participate in the celebrity portion of the Toyota Grand Prix. Meanwhile, Bridget gets her Porsche customized and Holly goes “green” by purchasing a Toyota Prius.