December 2007

Tuesday 25 December
2 p.m. – Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye – “Silent Night” – ENCORE

Sue’s parents come to visit for the holidays and, while Sue and her mother
both want the perfect Christmas, they have different ideas about what that is. Meanwhile, Sue, Jack and the gang investigate a series of bank robberies that are committed by – Santa Claus? And Bobby meets his match in a beautiful but cynical newspaper journalist (guest star Polly Shannon).

Tuesday 25 December
1 p.m. – Degrassi: The Next Generation – “Holiday” – ENCORE

The holiday season is fast approaching and the Jeremiah house is abuzz – Angela has her upcoming Christmas skating pageant, Craig and Ashley are a serious item, and Joey and Sydney are getting serious. But not everything is as cheery as it appears. Underneath the smiling face Craig puts on, a secret burns –he’s still seeing Manny behind Ash’s back.

Monday 24 December
11:30 p.m. ET – CTV Holiday Movie – A Christmas Carol (1951) – ENCORE

The 1951 version of A Christmas Carol, is widely considered to be the definitive of the many film adaptations of Charles Dickens’ classic novel. Starring Alistair as Ebenezer Scrooge, a London miser who, despite his wealth, refuses to make charitable contributions and treats his sole employee, Bob Cratchit, as an indentured servant. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his late business partner, Jacob Marley, who was as selfish as Scrooge in life and has been condemned to an eternity of wandering the Earth in shackles. Marley informs Scrooge that he’s to receive a trio of spirits that night who will take him on a journey through Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come. As Scrooge encounters each apparition, he is taken on a tour of his life and realizes what a wretch he is, transformed by greed from an idealistic youth into an embittered ogre. Infused with a new, cheery outlook, Scrooge sets about earning his redemption.

Monday 24 December
10 p.m. – The 2007 JUNO Awards Recap

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.

Tuesday 18 December
9 p.m. – Gossip Girl – “Roman Holiday”

Blair’s father tells her that he and his boyfriend Roman bought a vineyard in France. Blair feels sad because the day she envisioned spending with her father doesn’t turn how she thought it would. And Serena is shocked when Lily announces she is dating Bart Bass.

Tuesday 18 December
7:30 p.m. – Me to We on CTV – ENCORE

The organization Free The Children hosts an event called the National Me to We Day which brings together more than 7,500 student leaders from across Ontario to kick-off a year-long action oriented initiative that will inspire youth into action and connect them to the global community. The event features an incredible line-up of Canadians who are making a difference in our world, including Roméo Dallaire, Irshad Manji, Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielbruger (the founders of Free The Children among others. In addition, the Degrassi: The Next Generation cast will talk about their school-building experience in Africa, show some clips of the adventure and take questions from the audience.

monday 17 December
7:30 p.m. – MTV Presents: Degrassi in Kenya

Filmed this past August in Kenya, Degrassi: The Next Generation cast members Nina Dobrev (Mia), Marc Donato (Derek), Dalmar Abuzeid (Danny), Jamie Johnston (Peter), Jake Epstein (Craig), Charlotte Arnold (Holly J) and Raymond Ablack (Sav) worked along side Maasai Warriors and community members to help bring the new school addition to fruition. The actors helped in all facets of the construction from carrying wooden trusses and applying mud to the exterior walls to laying and leveling the floor to mixing and creating the cement blocks for the wall and attaching the tin roof. The finished school has been built to withstand the harsh African weather and to stand for at least 40 years; it will be the learning place for dozens of young girls and boys in grades two and three.

Monday, December 17

6:30 a.m. – Canada AM

How many jobs can one man have? From Dec. 17 – 21 Canada AM’s Jeff Hutcheson tries out four different jobs and then gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at what he does on Canada AM every morning.

Monday 17 December
9 p.m. – Spice Girls: Giving You Everything

Premiering days after the start of their world tour in Vancouver, Spice Girls: Giving You Everything is a one-hour music documentary that tells the story of the five girls who shook up the world and lived to tell the tale. There was no downward spiral into drugs and wasted opportunity – instead the girls became women who, in their own unique way, have carried on the ethos of girl power they advocated in the late nineties. The special takes viewers back in time to where it all began, and reveals how the girls dreamt of making it in the male dominated world of showbiz.

Monday 17 December
10 a.m. – eTalk “Music”
– eTalk looks back at the year in music, the biggest hits and hit-makers, including interviews with Celine Dion, Bon Jovi, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Michael Bublé and Rihanna.

Tuesday, December 18
10 a.m. – eTalk “Fashion”
– eTalk covers Hollywood’s best dressed, the people who help them look that way, and offers tips on how to copy those trends on the cheap. Plus, a look at Hilary Duff’s video wardrobe; Canadian designers Dean and Dan Caten talk about dressing stars like Fergie, Rihanna and Madonna; Sienna Miller and her sister chat about their clothing line; and a sneak peek at some of the costumes from the upcoming Sex and the City movie.

Wednesday, December 19
10 a.m – eTalk “Movies” – A review of the biggest and best movies of the year, from upcoming holiday flicks to all the 2007 films already garnering Oscar buzz

Thursday, December 20
10 a.m. – eTalk “Breakthroughs”
– It was a breakout year in entertainment and eTalk chats with up-and-comers in film, music, television and fashion, including Seth Rogen, Mika, Miley Cyrus and Coco Rocha.

Friday, December 21
10 a.m. – eTalk “Television”
– eTalk examines the television season’s new hits and returning favourites, including interviews with the casts of Private Practice, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Criminal Minds, Corner Gas, Gossip Girl, Dirty Sexy Money and Law and Order: SVU.

Monday, December 24
10 a.m. – eTalk “Matt Damon”
– eTalk profiles Oscar winner Matt Damon with an in-depth look at his professional, personal and philanthropic endeavours.

Tuesday, December 25
10 a.m. – eTalk “Vincent Lam”
– A profile of Giller Prize winner, Vincent Lam, author of Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures.

Wednesday, December 26
10 a.m. – eTalk “Gwen Stefani”
– eTalk host Ben Mulroney has Gwen Stefani’s undivided attention in this special half-hour profile on the musician, mother and entrepreneur.

Thursday, December 27
10 a.m. – eTalk “Events”
– eTalk is your ticket to the biggest entertainment events of the year: red carpets, backstage access, and all the action from the Oscars, The Golden Globe Awards, JUNO Awards, Canada’s Walk of Fame, Grammy Awards and the MTV Movie Awards.

Friday, December 28
10 a.m. – eTalk “Favourites of 2007”
– eTalk personalities pick their favourite stories of the year. Ben, Tanya, Zain, Jully, Lainey, Anna and Sophie all revisit the interviews that they consider personal highlights.