November 2007

Program Alert – November 15, 2007

Wicked Weather Week Profiles Natural Disasters and Weather Phenomena and Features New Episodes of Angry Planet, November 25 – 28 on OLN

The devastating effects of wild weather are apparent across the planet. Whether caused by climate change or the result of natural occurrences, environmental changes are resulting in increasingly bizarre and violent weather around the world. Beginning Sun., Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, OLN examines these ecological changes in a new programming marathon – Wicked Weather Week. Featuring new episodes of original Canadian series Angry Planet, Wicked Weather Week showcases various meteorological and environmental phenomena and the effects they have on the communities who experience them first-hand.

Headlining the marathon are new episodes of Angry Planet. Hosted by intrepid stormchaser George Kourounis, who dangerously ventures to the heart of destructive storms, each episode of the series goes inside ferocious hurricanes and tornadoes, volcanoes spitting molten lava, floods from melting glaciers and raging forest fires. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the adventures and misadventures of Kourounis as he explores the world’s wildest weather and the continuing disintegration of the environment. Among some of the more eventful incidents of the seven new episodes is Kourounis’ own wedding on the lip of an exploding South Pacific volcano! Produced by Peter Rowe Productions, new episodes of this hit series continue Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/10:30 p.m. PT.

But first, a group of specials focusing on natural weather phenomena – from earthquakes to melting glaciers – kicks off this marathon. Highlights from the Wicked Weather Week include:

Meltdown: In the Shadow of Nepal’s Lost Glaciers

Sun., Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

This one-hour special follows a United Nations-led expedition to look at the escalating glacial melt that is starting to consume Nepal’s high mountains. Like the polar regions, mountain ranges provide the first indicators of global warming and in the Himalayas temperatures are starting to skyrocket. The implications of the climate change in the region are staggering. This special ventures into the area to look at evidence of recent floods, including a stop at a dammed lake the experts believe might soon release 30 million tons of water onto the 7,000 Nepalis who live below it. Featuring dramatic scenery and a glimpse into the threatened region, watch as leading experts including a Nepali environmentalist, a United Nations official, glaciologists, global warming experts, a Buddhist monk and local witnesses to disasters weigh in on the looming threat of glacial meltdowns in Nepal.


Mon., Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

Travel with a group of people who spend all their time searching for events that most individuals hope to avoid – hurricanes, monsoons and tornadoes. Featuring some of the most exciting meteorological occurrences, this one-hour special provides a behind-the-scenes look at weather enthusiasts who venture into the heart of each storm for the thrill of learning more about them. Watch as these stormchasers track extreme weather conditions to help understand how such events develop and how experts can better predict them in the future.


Tues., Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

This one-hour special illustrates how landslides and avalanches strike with little warning, demonstrating the limited protection we have over natural environmental and weather occurrences. Despite all the technology of the 20th century, the power of nature often takes people by surprise. This is especially the case with landslides and avalanches. Listen to some of the incredible survival stories of people who were buried alive in devastating avalanches that occurred high in the mountains of France, Switzerland and Italy. Then, learn some of the ways scientists are trying to fight avalanches including building snow-slowing fences, adding steel shutters to houses and placing snow sheds over critical roads in the path of potential disasters. Next, travel to California, one of the regions most vulnerable to devastating landslides due to its climate and geology. An unexpected downpour can turn the land into a raging river of mud or a flood of debris that has the power to devastate everything in its path. Join geologist and engineer John Duffy from California’s Department of Transportation Works as he sheds light on ways to control landslides and the effect they can have on threatened communities.

Anatomy of an Earthquake

Wed., Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

Based on the latest super-computer scenarios, follow a potential earthquake moment-by-moment as it unleashes its phenomenal power on southern California. Using state-of-the-art CGI, this special breaks down the path of an earthquake’s destruction, component by component. Zero in on the latest cutting-edge technology and the methods being developed to protect infrastructure in the region. Find out how structural engineers have retrofitted some of Los Angeles’ landmarks with high tech base isolators designed to absorb shock waves and steel coupled girders that can literally pull a building back together. With new evidence indicating that the much feared San Andreas Fault may not cause “the big one” as experts once predicted, learn what scientists believe may be posing an even greater threat to California then ever before – a hidden fault below the heart of Los Angeles known as Puente Hills. This compelling one-hour special investigates this fault line, tracking it relative to the downtown core. Watch as CGI illustrates the results of a hypothetical earthquake with the epicentre in the heart of the Los Angeles. Will the city that fears “the big one” be able to withstand “the bigger one?”

Angry Planet – “Blizzard”

Wed., Nov. 28 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

Mount Washington, New Hampshire, holds the dubious honour of being home to the some of the world’s worst weather. The highest wind speed ever recorded at the Earth’s surface – 372 kilometres per hour – was noted at its mountaintop observatory. To prepare for a mid-winter climb to the summit, Angry Planet host George Kourounis becomes a “human popsicle,” encasing himself in ice at the National Research Council’s high-speed wind tunnel. Then, after completing the necessary preparation, watch as Kourounis and fellow stormchaser Mark Robinson climb to the top of the mountain in mid-January and brave their way into a summit blizzard.

Angry Planet – “Wild Water”

Wed., Nov. 28 at 9:30 p.m. ET/10:30 p.m. PT

In this episode, witness Angry Planet host George Kourounis head expeditions into three different bodies of wild water. First, Kourounis travels to Guadalupe Island off the coast of Mexico to dive with five-metre great white sharks. Then, after swimming with these fish, watch as he kayaks into a flooded Northern Ontario cave in the middle of winter. Topping up that trip is a wild jet boat ride on the Niagara River – the site of one of the world’s biggest Class V white water rapids.

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CTV Ratings Alert – November 13, 2007

Corner Gas Once Again Trumps Heroes Monday Night on CTV

CTV’s Corner Gas continued to distance itself from the competition Monday night as it attracted more viewers than a simulcast of Heroes for the fourth week in a row, preliminary data from BBM Nielsen Media Research confirms today. Corner Gas delivered 1.29 million viewers at 9:30 p.m., up 19% head-to-head against the second half-hour of Heroes (NBC/Global, 1.08 million viewers). The much-hyped Heroes episode, which promised to reveal “this season’s secrets” last night, landed in a distant ninth place on the list of most-watched programs on Canadian television last night.

On a competitive Monday, CTV ended the night with the Top 5 most-watched programs on Canadian television, led by CSI Miami (#1, 2.37 million) and Dancing with the Stars (#2, 2.2 million).

Monday’s win follows yet another strong Sunday night on CTV, which also saw CTV claim the Top 5 most-watched programs on Canadian television. Led by Desperate Housewives (2.06 million) and The Amazing Race (2.03 million) – which has now entered the Top 10 list of the most-watched shows in Canada – CTV delivered more than one million viewers from 7 p.m. through the end of The CTV National News at 11:30 p.m.

CTV’s Without A Trace received its highest audience for the past two seasons on Friday to become the most-watched drama on Canadian television that night with 1.23 million viewers (besting Las Vegas on Global by 35%). The achievement is even more notable considering that the episode, which was the conclusion of a cross-over story arc with CSI, aired out of simulcast on CTV a day following its CBS broadcast.

All audience figures represent preliminary overnight data from BBM Nielsen Media Research.

CTV Ratings Alert – November 8, 2007

Nearly 2 Million Viewers Watch The 2007 Scotiabank Giller Prize as CTV
Congratulates Winner Elizabeth Hay

Canada’s most acclaimed literary award returned to television for another glitzy presentation of the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize this week. In all, more than 1.9 million Canadians watched some part of the broadcasts on Bravo! and CTV. In addition, CTV’s series of seven, 30-minute Giller profiles aired to a cumulative 1.6 million viewers on CTV.

Last night at 8 p.m., 330,000 viewers tuned in to CTV to see Elizabeth Hay win The 2007 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel Late Nights on Air. Taking home the grand prize of $40,000, Hay’s win was also watched by 103,000 Canadian literature fans earlier in the day on CTV at 10 a.m. ET. Bravo!’s live broadcast of The Giller Prize on Tuesday night generated 24,000 viewers, up 33% from when The Giller Prize last aired on Bravo! in 2003. CTV and Bravo!’s cumulative audience (457,000 viewers) for The Giller Prize compares favourably with last month’s broadcast of The 22nd Annual Gemini Awards (447,000 viewers).

A series of half-hour profiles of the short-listed authors, Vincent Lam and Prize founder Jack Rabinovitch also generated significant daytime audiences on CTV in the days leading up to the Giller broadcast. On Monday, the eve of The Giller Prize broadcast, a profile of last year’s winner Vincent Tam drew 266,000 viewers at 1 p.m.

“Congratulations to Elizabeth Hay and all of this year’s finalists,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “As proven once again by these audience numbers, Canadians want to be part of this magical evening. We’re proud to support the Prize and all that it
represents for literature in this country.”

For the second year in a row, The Giller Prize was streamed online on The CTV Broadband Network at and, bringing Canadian literature to the world. The broadcast is still available on demand at and along with additional exclusive Giller Prize coverage.

All audience figures represent preliminary overnight data from BBM Nielsen Media Research.

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(TORONTO – November 8, 2007) Sun, Sand, Surf, and I Do’s…Alex and Priya, winners of ET Canada’s “Dream Wedding” Contest, take to the sandy beaches of Antigua to tie the knot in the ceremony of a lifetime. From wedding prep to the long awaited nuptials, ET Canada’s weeklong coverage begins Monday, November 12 – 7PM ET/7:30PM PT

Beating out thousands of hopefuls, winning couple, Alex and Priya, embarked on a romantic trip to Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa courtesy of Sunquest…and ET Canada’s Kim D’Eon was there to catch the sparks fly. Viewers can share in their special journey as the duo experience everything from spa spoiling to pre-wedding jitters. If that wasn’t enough, the lucky pair will be treated to a special surprise serenade by a platinum-selling, award-winning artist fans won’t want to miss.

ET Canada “Dream Wedding” Tune-in Details:


Tuesday, November 13 – “FUN IN THE SUN”



Friday, November 16 – “THE WEDDING & CELEB SERENADE”

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Pump Up The Volume! Artists Announced for the 2007 American Music Awards, This Sunday on A-Channel

— Canadians Avril Lavigne and Celine Dion set to perform during live broadcast Nov. 18 —

Get ready to move to the music as Mary J. Blige, Jonas Brothers, Lenny Kravitz, Queen Latifah, Rascal Flatts and Sugarland join the already sizzling line-up of performers on the 2007 American Music Awards, this Sunday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, live on A-Channel (visit to confirm local broadcast times). Canadian punk-pop sensation Avril Lavigne and legendary songstress Celine Dion will also perform during the live broadcast. Music’s biggest night also features performances by Chris Brown, and Duran Duran with a special appearance by Beyoncé.

In addition to performing, Avril Lavigne is also nominated for “Favourite Female Artist: Pop/Rock”. Her most recent album The Best Damn Thing debuted at the top of U.S. charts, with her smash-hit single “Girlfriend” reaching #1 in North America. Lavigne is joined by fellow Canadian Celine Dion, whose newest CD Taking Chances was released earlier this week, on the AMA stage. Dion, who has won seven American Music Awards, has sold over 200 million albums worldwide.

Three-time American Music Award winner Alicia Keys and former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger are also slated to perform along with Fergie, Rihanna, and rock group Daughtry, fronted by former American Idol competitor Chris Daughtry.

The star-studded show will also feature appearances by Akon, Christina Applegate, Ashanti, Natasha Bedingfield, James Blunt, Miley Cyrus, Matt Dallas, Fabolous, Kirk Franklin, Josh Groban, Tony Hawk, Vanessa Hudgens, Lyfe Jennings, Sean Kingston, Solange Knowles, Kellie Pickler, Ryan Seacrest, Slash, Gene Simmons, Snoop Dogg, Jordin Sparks, Taylor Swift, Ashley Tisdale, Blair Underwood, Carrie Underwood, Usher, Scott Weiland, Justin Chambers and Chyler Leigh.





Anchors Leslie Roberts, Carolyn MacKenzie, Meteorologist Anthony Farnell and Susan Hay Set Out For A Week of Special Broadcasts

(Toronto, November 13, 2007) The award-winning Global News Ontario team is set to bring back its winter 2007 version of “News from the Neighbourhood”, continuing their popular tradition of LIVE community-based newscasts.

Airing each evening starting Monday, November 19 through Friday, November 23, the special series will broadcast from various locations throughout the GTA including Oshawa, Newmarket, Milton, Mississauga and downtown Toronto.

Anchors Leslie Roberts and Carolyn MacKenzie will be joined by meteorologist Anthony Farnell, Susan Hay and the rest of the News Hour team.

In addition to covering the day’s major events, “News from the Neighbourhood” is focused on local stories from each neighbourhood as well as fascinating profiles of community leaders and exemplary residents. The week-long road trip will also include a daily edition of Susan Hay’s “Making a Difference” segment, where she will feature inspirational stories from each region, as well as special consumer reports by Sean O’Shea.

“News from the Neighbourhood” will broadcast live everyday next week at 6 p.m. and the public are invited to check out the newscast at each of the locations:

Monday, November 19 – Oshawa Centre, Oshawa

Tuesday, November 20 – Upper Canada Mall, Newmarket

Wednesday, November 21 – Milton Mall, Milton

Thursday, November 22 – Square One, Mississauga

Friday, November 23 – Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto





– PLUS –





Tuesday November 6 – 10pm ET/PT

“Intern in the Incinerator”: The team suspects their own colleagues after the burnt remains of an intern at the Jeffersonian are found in the building’s incinerator. At first it’s thought that she might have been killed because she was working on an artifact in the Widow’s Son case, but then things become more complicated when romantic ties between her and another employee at the Jeffersonian surface. Meanwhile Booth poses as Cam’s boyfriend on one of her family get-togethers.


Wednesday, November 7 – 9pm ET/PT

Hell hath no fury like an angry chef, and no chef has a sharper temper than Gordon Ramsay when things go wrong in the kitchen. The star of the highly rated culinary boot camp Hells’s Kitchen comes to Global with a sizzling unscripted series, KITCHEN NIGHTMARES. Chef Ramsay will hit the road, in each episode tackling a restaurant in crisis and exposing the stressful realities of trying to run a successful food business.


Tuesday, November 6 – Friday, November 9 – 7:00pm ET/PT

Oh Canada! Starting Tuesday, November 6th and each night thereafter ET Canada counts down the top 20 hottest bachelors the nation has to offer. Judged by a panel of experts, including renowned Entertainment Host and lead of Coverguy Search 2007, John Nightingale; Head of Ford Models Toronto, Diane Lang; and sex and relationship columnist Josey Vogels – it’ll take more than just looks to score this coveted number one spot.


Sunday, November 18 – 4:00PM ET/PT

Naughty or nice…the holidays officially begin when the man in red kicks off the festivities exclusively on Global Television with the beloved Santa Claus Parade. Fans can tune in for full coverage of the Parade’s 103rd Edition, direct from Toronto. Co-hosts Susan Hay and Leslie Roberts return to welcome fans and provide colour commentary throughout one of the season’s most cherished celebration.

Canada Triumphs at the “MTV Europe Music Awards 2007”

— Pop punk goddess Avril Lavigne sizzles with two main category wins –

— Nelly Furtado wins Album of the Year —

Munich, Germany (November 1, 2007) – Pop punk goddess Avril Lavigne was the biggest winner at the “MTV Europe Music Awards 2007” held in Munich, Germany Nov. 1. Lavigne, the biggest selling artist of 2007 so far, took home two awards – Most Addictive Track and Solo Artist of 2007, beating big names Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera for the prestigious Solo Artist title. The “MTV Europe Music Awards 2007” are available to Canadians on television and online: the prime-time broadcast airs on MuchMusic, Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. ET; the live broadcast is available on demand at

Album of the Year was won by Nelly Furtado for the 7-million selling “Loose”, while 30 Seconds to Mars triumphed in the Rock Out category. Linkin Park took home the award for Band of 2007, while the on-going feud between Kanye West and Justice was settled once and for all when Justice won the Video Star prize for the second year in a row. Also, UK’s biggest rock act Muse scooped-up the Headliner Award and won the UK & Ireland category.

More than 50-million votes were registered across Europe in the “MTV Europe Music Awards 2007”, which totally reinvented itself this year to allow viewers and music fans to take control of nominations and voting for the all-new Award categories.

Show-stopping performances of the night came from Foo Fighters, opening the evening with a medley featuring the new single ‘The Pretender’ combined with a short musical homage to Sex Pistol’s classic 30th anniversary rock track ‘God Save the Queen.’ Avril Lavigne, scorching in a figure-hugging corset, gave a blistering burlesque rendition of her smash hit ‘Hot’, while flamboyant Mika brought the crowd to its feet with an exploding black and white chessboard rendition of ‘Grace Kelly’. German pop phenomenon Tokio Hotel performed ‘Monsoon’ in a full-scale storm, complete with on stage rain, driving wind and electrifying storm visuals, while blistering performances from indie darlings Babyshambles, while Nicole Scherzinger and rounded out the show in their first-ever on stage performance together.

In what was a whirlwind trip, Amy Winehouse touched down for a last minute rehearsal and pulled off a memorable performance of ‘Back To Black.’ She was rewarded for her efforts though with a special accolade, the ‘Artists Choice’ award. Put together over the last six months, MTV news crews around the world canvassed over 80 artists to pick their favourite fellow artist of the year….a peer who’d made the biggest impression. The industry’s biggest names, from Rihanna to Maroon 5, Fergie to Alicia Keys named Amy as their nomination…in the end she won by a landslide receiving over half of the votes.

The 14th annual awards opened in typical over-the-top style with show host and hip hop debonair Snoop Dogg making a triumphal entry onto the stage in a vintage low-rise Cadillac emblazoned with the German flag, accompanied by leather-clad female motorcycle outriders and a full posse of female admirers.

Strutting down the red carpet were a host of celebrities from the music, entertainment, fashion and sporting worlds including British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, actor Jared Leto, glamorous British supermodel Lily Cole, Napoleon Dynamite star Jon Heder, R&B sensation and one third of Destiny’s Child, Kelly Rowland, German sporting icon Boris Becker, Craig David, Dave Gahan, Good Charlotte, Joss Stone, Michael Stipe, Serj Tankian, Muse and EMA digital host Wyclef Jean.

The show closed with a nail-biting live ‘reveal’ of the winner of the New Sounds of Europe Award – with the three contenders – Bedwetters (Estonia), Firma (Romania) and Yakup (Turkey) – lined up on stage to learn their fate from US R&B star Nelly Furtado. This new Award category, celebrates emerging artists and gives MTV audiences a first look at the acts on the cusp of breaking onto the international stage. MTV audiences in the 18 markets were asked to nominate for their favourite up and coming artist to compete in a European-wide competition on the MTV and Sony Ericsson websites. Voting then began for the 18 semi finalists to decide the artist, and country, who would ultimately wear the New Sounds of Europe Award crown. Winners details not available at time of going to press.

2007 Winnners



30 Seconds to Mars



BAND OF 2007

Linkin Park


Avril Lavigne – Girlfriend


Nelly Furtado – Loose


Tokio Hotel




Justice – D.A.N.C.E


Avril Lavigne


Not available at time of going to press


Amy Winehouse

A complete list of regional winners is available at

Citytv’s “Great Movies” Line-Up for November 2007

Citytv Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary,
Edmonton and Winnipeg

(TORONTO, November 1st, 2007) – Citytv will air the following “Great Movies” during the month of November:

“THE FRATERNITY” – Friday, November 2nd
9:00PM ET/CT/MT/PT on Citytv Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver
Starring: Robin Dunne, Treat Williams, Gordon Currie
Alex (Dunne) is a young college student about to be inducted into one of the most prestigious fraternities at Runice Academy. Despite his reservations about the fraternity head Spencer, Alex joins the group, but when a brother turns up dead, the school becomes rife with suspicion, paranoia and fear. Alex must find out the truth about his brethren before someone else turns up dies.

“AMERICA’S SWEETHEARTS”- Saturday, November 3rd
7:00PM ET/PT on Citytv Toronto, Vancouver
9:00PM CT on Citytv Winnipeg
8:00PM MT on Edmonton and Calgary
Starring: Catherine Zeta Jones, John Cusack, Billy Crystal
Emmy Award winning actor, Billy Crystal writes and stars in this hilarious comedy about celebrity, family and other forms of insanity! Despite their nasty break up, Hollywood’s favourite couple Gwen (Zeta Jones) and Eddie (Cusack) have to promote a movie in which they co-starred. The studio publicist (Crystal) scrambles to keep a lid on the escalating situation at a press junket and to make his day even worse, the movie has been hijacked by its eccentric director.

“I, ROBOT” – Sunday, November 4th
9:00PM ET/CT/MT/PT on Citytv Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver
Available in High Definition on Citytv HD Toronto
Starring: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan
In the year 2035, robots have become everyday household items. While humanity has learned to trust and rely on these machines, paranoid detective Del Spooner (Smith) has his reservations. During his investigation into the suicide death of Dr. Alfred Lanning, Spooner uncovers evidence linking a robot to the crime, the same robot involved in Lanning’s most recent top secret project.

“THE LADYKILLERS” – Wednesday, November 7th
9:00PM ET/ PT on Citytv Toronto, Vancouver
Starring: Tom Hanks, Marlon Wayans, Irma P Hall
A remake of the 1955 comedy of the same name, the story revolves around a Southern professor (Hanks) who puts together a group of thieves in order to rob a casino. As a cover up, the group rents a room in an old lady’s house and poses as a jazz band. After realizing that the sweet old lady has discovered their evil plan the thieves decide to kill her, a task that is proves more difficult than it seems.

“LADDER 49”- Wednesday, November 7th
9:00PM CT/MTon Citytv, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton
Starring: John Travolta, Joaquin Phoenix
Under the watchful eye of his mentor Captain Mike Kennedy (Travolta), probationary firefighter Jack Morrison (Phoenix) matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. The sacrifices Jack has made have put him in harm’s way numerous times and has had a significant impact on his relationship with his wife and kids. Responding to the worst blaze in his career, he becomes trapped inside a twenty-story building and as he reflects on his life, Kennedy frantically coordinates the effort to save him.

“TITAN A.E.” – Thursday, November 8th
9:00PM CT on Citytv Winnipeg
Starring: Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore, Bill Pullman
After the Earth is destroyed by an invading alien race a tiny number of surviving humans are forced to roam the universe. Prior to the final destruction of the planet, Cale (Damon) was given a map guiding him to a space station called Titan, secretly constructed in the event of an alien Armageddon. With the help of his friend Korso (Pullman) and the beautiful Akima (Barrymore) Cale sets out in search of Titan before the Aliens can destroy it too.

“THE INCREDIBLE MRS. RITCHIE”- Friday, November 9th
9:00PM ET/CT/MT/PT on Citytv Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver
Starring: Kevin Zegers, Gena Rowlands, James Caan
Mrs. Ritchie (Rowlands), a quirky widow, befriends a troubled teenager, Charlie (Zegers), after he is caught stealing her purse. Refusing to turn in his accomplices Charlie faces his punishment which finds him working for the eccentric Mrs. Ritchie until his debt is repaid. With the added help of Charlie’s high school principal (Caan) Mrs. Ritchie teaches the confused youngster some very valuable lessons about life and love.

“ZOOLANDER” – Saturday, November 10th
7:00PM ET/PT on Citytv Toronto, Vancouver
9:00PM CT on Citytv Winnipeg
Starring: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor, Will Ferrell
Derek Zoolander (Stiller) has spent his life being professionally good looking until he is beaten at his own game by up and coming male model, Hansel (Wilson). Just as Derek toys with the idea of retirement he is persuaded by fashion designer Mugatu (Ferrell) to lead his highly anticipated runway show. In preparation, Derek is unknowingly brainwashed by Mugatu into killing the Prime Minister of Malaysia who plans to end child labour in the fashion industry. Along the way, he befriends his former rival, Hansel, and Matilda (Taylor), a reporter who defamed him and the unlikely trio turns the modelling industry on its head as they race against the clock to put an end to the evil Mugatu’s plan.

“THE INTERPRETER”- Sunday, November 11th
9:00PM ET/CT/MT/PT on Citytv Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver
Available in High Definition on Citytv HD Toronto
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn
Trouble begins when African-born U.N. translator Silvia Broome (Kidman) overhears a death threat against an African head of state, spoken in a rare dialect few people can understand. Silvia’s life is turned upside down as she herself becomes a target and is placed under the protection of federal agent Tobin Keller (Penn) until Tobin grows suspicious that Silvia herself might be involved in the conspiracy.

“LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMAN”- Wednesday, November 14th 9:00PM ET/CT/MT/PT on Citytv Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver

Available in High Definition on Citytv HD Toronto
Starring: Sean Connery, Shane West, Stuart Townsend
Based on the comic book miniseries by Alan Moore, “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” takes place in an alternate universe where the characters of several literary classics exist. Assembled by Queen Victoria in 1900, the group of evil-fighting heroes battle the technological terror of The Fantom in order to save the world.

“GIRL INTERRUPTED”- Thursday, November 15th
9:00PM CT on Citytv Winnipeg
Starring: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Whoopi Goldberg, Brittany Murphy, Vanessa Redgrave, Jared Leto
In 1967, 19-year-old Susanna is admitted to Claymore Hospital where she spends the next 18 months struggling with her troubled psyche and the bizarre world of a mental institution. She meets Polly, who has been badly scarred by fire and shuns the outside world, Daisy who won’t eat in the presence of others, Georgina, a pathological liar and Lisa, a potentially dangerous institutional lifer. Based on the true experience of Susanna Kaysen who spent 18 months in the McLean Psychiatric Hospital.

“THIRD MAN OUT” – Friday, November 16th
9:00PM ET/CT/MT/PT on Citytv Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver
Starring: Chad Allen, Moneca Delain, Jack Wetherall, Sean Carey, Woody Keffreys
Gay Detective, Donald Strachey is hired to find out who has been threatening John Rutka, a controversial gay activist who outs prominent homosexuals. When Strachey feels Rutka may be planning to out him, he quits the job. However, after Rutka is killed, Strachey takes on the case to find the killer.

“AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER” – Saturday, November 17th
7:00PM ET/PT on Citytv Toronto, Vancouver
9:00PM CT/MT on Citytv Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton
Available in High Definition on Citytv HD Toronto
Starring: Mike Meyers, Beyonce, Seth Green, Michael Cain, Verne Troyer
The Mojo is back baby! In this hilarious third installment of the Austin Powers series,
Dr. Evil opens up a talent agency representing some of the industry’s biggest stars — all the while using their profits for world-destruction. To deter Austin from his plans, Dr. Evil kidnaps his father, Nigel Powers and transports him to 1975. Austin travels back in time to save his father and meets Super spy Foxxy Cleopatra. Together, they join forces to battle Dr. Evil, his trusty clone Mini-Me and save Austin’s dad.

“THE VILLAGE” – Sunday, November 18th
9:00PM ET/CT/MT/PT on Citytv Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver
Available in High Definition on Citytv HD Toronto
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Adrien Brody, Bryce Dallas Howard
The people of Covington, Pennsylvania, lead a quiet, secluded and peaceful life. Many years ago, the town made an agreement with the creatures who reside in the surrounding woods – if the townspeople do not enter the woods, the creatures would not enter the village. The pact stays true for many years, but when emergency medical supplies are needed, one headstrong young man decides to find out what lies in the woods surrounding the town.

“DODGEBALL” – Wednesday, November 21st
9:00PM ET/CT/MT/PT on Citytv Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver
Available in High Definition on Citytv HD Toronto
Starring: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Christine Taylor, Rip Torn, Justin Long
Peter LaFleur is a charismatic underachiever and owner of the rundown gym Average Joe’s. With foreclosure upon Peter and his gym, White Goodman, the egomaniacal owner of the successful Globo Gym, offers to buy Average Joe’s. Before the paperwork can go through, the bank stations an attractive female attorney named Kate at the gym to finalize the takeover. When sparks fly between Peter and Kate, they ban together and challenge White to a dodgeball showdown to keep his prized business.

“INSTINCT” – Thursday, November 22nd
9:00PM CT on Citytv Winnipeg
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr., Donald Sutherland, Maura Tierney
Ethan Powell, a noted anthropologist leaves traditional society behind to live with and study mountain gorillas in Rwanda. The longer Powell follows the apes, the more he comes to admire their simple and peaceful way of life. When several of the gorillas are killed, Powell flies into a murderous rage, killing two of the men who attacked his friends. Extradited to the U.S., Ethan is sent to a grim maximum-security prison where a psychological evaluation must be performed. The file is given to Theo Caulder, an ambitious young psychiatrist who sees this case has the potential to make his career. At first Ethan won’t speak to anyone, but Theo slowly builds a rapport with him and realizes what Powell can teach him about his experiences and humanity.

“CHANGING LANES” – Friday, November 23rd
9:00PM ET/CT/MT/PT on Citytv Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver
Available in High Definition on Citytv HD Toronto
Starring: Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Toni Collette, William Hurt, Sydney Pollack
Late for a crucial appointment, hotshot lawyer Gavin Banek tosses Doyle Gibson a blank check and leaves the scene of their fender bender, making Doyle late for a court-appointed custody hearing. A recovering alcoholic, Doyle’s tardiness upsets the judge, who gives Doyle’s ex-wife custody of their children. To make matters worse, Gavin accidentally drops important papers he needs to present in court and when he arrives without them, the judge gives him until the end of the day to find them.

“RHINO BROTHERS” – Saturday, November 24th
9:00PM ET/CT/MT/PT on Citytv Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver
Starring: Gabrielle Rose, Curtis Bechdolt, Deanne Milligan, William MacDonald
The story of a Canadian family and one boy’s journey to play professional hockey. Stephan Kanachowski is both supported and hindered by his immediate family while he pursues his dream and experiences the ups and downs of a life as a hockey player.

“HITCH” – Sunday, November 25th
9:00PM ET/CT/MT/PT on Citytv Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver
Available in High Definition on Citytv HD Toronto
Starring: Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James
When a guy in New York City wants to make the right impression on a certain lady, Alex “Hitch” Hitchens is the man to call. Hitch has made a career out of helping a man on his first three dates so that he is ready to impress the girl of his dreams. And in his years of practice, Hitch has gotten more than one man the woman he wants. But when Hitch falls for Sara, a journalist who could expose his underground business, he discovers his own romantic limitations.

“STUCK ON YOU” – Monday, November 26th
9:00PM ET/PT on Citytv Toronto, Vancouver
Available in High Definition on Citytv HD Toronto
Starring: Greg Kinnear, Matt Damon, Eva Mendes, Cher, Dane Cook
In this Farrelly’s Brothers comedy, a pair of Siamese twins use their unique gifts as a means to gain acceptance and live as normally as possible. That is, until Walt decides to follow his own dreams of making it as a Hollywood actor, persuading his hesitant brother Bob to go along for the ride. Once the brothers enter Hollywood, they turn the town upside down finding fame, love and a new outlook on their unusual but inseparable bond.

“NAPOLEON DYNAMITE” – Wednesday, November 28th
9:00PM ET/PT on Citytv Toronto, Vancouver
Starring: Jon Heder, Aaron Ruell, Tina Majorino, Haylie Duff, Efren Ramirez
In this quirky, offbeat comedy set in small town Idaho, Napoleon (Heder) is part of an eccentric family which includes his llama-loving, dune-buggy enthusiast grandmother and video game and online dating obsessed brother. When Napoleon tries to help his pal Pedro (Ramirez) win Student Class President against the popular girl Summer (Duff), Napoleon teaches us what it really means to be true to yourself.

“A KNIGHT’S TALE” – Friday, November 30th
8:00PM ET/PT on Citytv Toronto, Vancouver
Available in High Definition on Citytv Toronto
Starring: Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany and Shannyn Sossamon
When his master dies unexpectedly, medieval squire William Thatcher (Ledger) decides fill his position in the jousting competition. Lacking an acceptable pedigree, he enlists the help of his friend Chaucer (Bettany), who supplements his income by forging genealogy papers. With his newly-minted history in hand, young William sets out to prove himself a worthy knight at the country’s jousting competition and finds romance along the way.

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