December 2007

Monday 17 December
10:30 – 11 p.m. ET – “Newport Harbour” *Season Two Premiere*

Get reacquainted with the guys and girls of “Newport Harbour” as they come home for the holidays.

Monday 17 December
10 – 10:30 p.m. ET – “Pageant Place” *Series Premiere*

What happens when three of prettiest girls in the world become roommates? MTV’s newest reality series “Pageant Place,” goes behind the sashes and crowns to answer that very question and shows the world what happens to beauty queens after they win.Every year, the reigning Miss Teen USA, Miss USA and Miss Universe share an apartment in New York City. With three beauty queens under one roof, drama is bound to arise. Already living in the apartment are Miss Teen USA 2006 Katie Blair and Miss USA 2007 Rachel Smith, and their new roommate, Miss Universe 2007 Riyo Mori, is on her way. It’s time to show you what happens behind closed doors when the crowns come off.

Monday 17 December
9:30 – 10 p.m. ET – “Cribs” featuring 50 Cent

First he took over the charts, now rap superstar 50 Cent will take over MTV “Cribs” in an all-new episode devoted to his 17-acre Connecticut estate. 50 will go from P.I.M.P. to V.I.P., as he gives the ultimate tour to his 19-bedroom mansion (complete with 35 bathrooms!), the surrounding grounds and enlists his recording crew G-Unit to help with the hosting duties. Episode highlights of 50’s estate, which was once owned by boxing legend Mike Tyson, include a movie theater with a database of over 3,000 movie titles; a custom Gucci billiards room with suede, Gucci-print wallpaper and a Gucci pool table; indoor and outdoor pools; an ATV track; an elevator between floors; and since you can always find him in the club, his very own dance floor, custom DJ booth and strip club.

Monday, December 17

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET – “My Super Sweet 16” *Season Premiere*

It’s an all new season of “My Super Sweet 16.” If you didn’t think the parties could get any bigger or the dialogue anymore outrageous you won’t want to miss tonight’s premiere episode.

Let’s get ready to rumble! Road hockey obsessed rivals Calum MacLeod and Mark McGuckin are more competitive and rambunctious than ever before in the second season of OLN’s original Canadian series, Road Hockey Rumble.

Premiering Fri., Jan. 4 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, each episode of the 13-part series blends sports, comedy and travel as MacLeod and McGuckin tap into the already festering rivalries in 13 different Canadian towns from Corner Brook, Newfoundland, to Maple Ridge, British Columbia. After picking players in each community, the respective teams settle their differences over a game of road hockey. The winner gets all the beer he can drink. The loser is subject to ridiculous – and often painfully embarrassing – punishment at the hands of the winner.

The duo travelled eastward across Canada in season one, but now MacLeod and McGuckin are heading back westward across the country in season two. After discovering longstanding rivalries in each city – such as beer drinkers versus wine drinkers, or firefighters versus police officers – MacLeod and McGuckin captain each team as players duke it out in local road hockey grudge matches coast to coast. This season, watch as the penalties inflicted on MacLeod and McGuckin are more warped than ever before. From tolerating high kicks to enduring ipecac-induced vomiting, all bets are off as the loser is subject to the winner’s punishment.

Cities hosting hockey matches include Corner Brook, NFLD; Tatamagouche, NS; Charlottetown, PEI ; St. Stephen, NB; Quebec City, QC; Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON; Winnipeg, MB; Rankin Inlet, NU; Moose Jaw, SK; Red Deer, AB; Yellowknife, NWT; Dawson City, YT; and Maple Ridge, BC.

Highlights from the first episodes include:

Road Hockey Rumble: “Corner Brook, Newfoundland”

Fri., Jan. 4 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

McGuckin and the best players of the Corner Brook fire department face-off against MacLeod and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s toughest cops in the first episode of the season. The match loser – either McGuckin or MacLeod – is subject to “A Newfie Scrub Down!” as punishment. Hockey-pro and Corner Brook native Jason King makes a guest appearance as the road hockey rivals start this season’s grudge match on Canada’s east coast.

Road Hockey Rumble: “Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia”

Fri., Jan. 11 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

As the birthplace of the late Anna Swan – the Giantess of the Maritimes – Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, is a seemingly docile hamlet oddly shrouded in a veil of height discrimination. The road hockey rivalry this time around: MacLeod’s team of short people (170 centimetres and under) versus McGuckin’s team of tall people (185.5 centimetres and over). In pivotal game two, McGuckin and MacLeod battle to avoid this week’s punishment, “The Tatamagouche Foooore!!”

Road Hockey Rumble: “Charlottetown, PEI”

Fri., Jan. 18 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

Making their way through the Maritimes, the boys motor to Prince Edward Island – the land of the last living pterodactyl! In the capital city of Charlottetown, McGuckin and MacLeod venture on an ice-cream factory tour and come up with a new earth-shaking road hockey rivalry – dairy lovers versus lactose-intolerants. It’s MacLeod and the milk drinkers facing-off against McGuckin and the intolerable intolerants. And the punishment for losing this time around is “The Charlottetown Sh#t Crow!”

Road Hockey Rumble: “St. Stephen, New Brunswick”

Fri., Jan. 25 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

Situated on the Canada/U.S. border, St. Stephen, New Brunswick, is home to Canadians who are typically cordial to their Yankee neighbours across the river in Calais, Maine. But after MacLeod and McGuckin roll into town in the name of road hockey prowess, all pleasantries quickly turn into flag waving and cheap shots! McGuckin’s got the Canadians and MacLeod’s got the Americans and neither of them wants to be subject to this border city punishment – “The 1812 Barrage!”

Citytv’s charitable initiative continues with “BT and CityNews Spirit of the Season”, live from The Sheraton Centre Toronto, Friday December 21st, 2007. Live coverage begins at 6:00am ET on “BT” and continues throughout the day on CP24, “CityNews at Noon” and “CityNews at Six”.

Want to spread some holiday cheer in support of a good cause? Come on down to The Sheraton Centre Toronto and take part in “BT and CityNews Spirit of the Season” benefiting Daily Bread Food Bank. The fun starts bright and early with a live broadcast of “BT” from the lobby of The Sheraton Centre. Special guest and singing sensation Serena Ryder joins Dina Pugliese, Kevin Frankish, Jennifer Valentyne, Tracy Moore and Frank Ferragine in singing some classic holiday tunes. Plus, “CityNews” personalities will be stopping by to share in the festivities. We’ll have seasonal cooking demonstrations, face painting and great giveaways. And the day wouldn’t be complete without a visit from Santa Claus himself!

Viewers are encouraged to bring a donation of nutritious non-perishable food items for Daily Bread Food Bank. Some of the most needed items include; peanut butter, baby food and formula, canned fish and canned meats. Monetary contributions are also accepted in the form of cash or cheque.

Get into the holilday spirit and help support Daily Bread Food Bank with “BT and CityNews Spirit of the Season”, Friday, December 21st, 2007 starting at 6:00am. Live broadcast coverage starts with “BT” and continues throughout the day on CP24, “CityNews at Noon” and “CityNews at Six”.

This holiday season, Citytv is a proud sponsor of the Daily Bread Food Bank Holiday Drive. For further information on this and other Citytv Daily Bread Food Bank activities, please visit

Ring in 2008 with Citytv, as we bring you “Citytv New Year’s Bash ‘08”, a special outdoor free New Year’s Eve Concert and live broadcast from Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, with hosts Gord Martineau, Kathryn Humphreys, Dina Pugliese and Kevin Frankish. Now in its 23rd year live from Nathan Phillips Square, “Citytv New Year’s Bash ‘08” is one of the biggest New Year’s celebrations in Canada. It’s the Party you don’t want to miss!!

The broadcast schedule is as follows:

Citytv Toronto: 11:00pm-12:15am ET

OMNI 2 Toronto: 11:00pm-12:15am ET

Citytv Winnipeg: 11:00pm-12:15am CT

Citytv Calgary, Edmonton: 11:00pm-12:15am MT

Citytv Vancouver: 11:00pm-12:15am PT

The pre-show starts at 8:00pm, with Dwight Drummond and Merella Fernandez in the Square. This year, local bands and performers will take to the stage at 9:00pm to showcase the diverse music talent that is thriving in the G.T.A. — Carried Away, The Midway State, Skye Sweetnam, and Grand:PM will get thousands of New Year’s revelers into the party mood as we near the end of 2007 and prepare to for our telecast at 11:00pm.

Join us for an alcohol-free evening of entertainment –– bring out the hot chocolate, long johns and flannel blankets to keep you warm … things will definitely heat up as you dance the night away and ring in the new year!

This year’s Performers include:

Plain White T’s

For almost a decade, Plain White T’s have been playing to packed audiences craving that perfect pop-punk punch. Their journey has taken the band to Warped Tour three times, landed them opening slots for bands like Jimmy Eat World and AFI, and now finds the high-energy five-piece about to kick-off the 2007 Young Wild Things Tour with Fall Out Boy and Gym Class Heroes. Plain White T’s are road warriors in the truest sense and with their first major label album, Every Second Counts, the band is ready to rock in a big way. PWT’s story started back in high school, when frontman Tom Higgenson first stepped into Chicago’s famed rock club The Metro and saw his future on the stage. Armed with paper, pen and guitar, Tom went to task experimenting with lyrics and melodies on a four-track in his parents’ Villa Park, Illinois home. Once he’d recruited bandmates Dave Tirio, Mike Retondo, De’Mar Hamilton and Tim Lopez, it was only a matter of a time before the Plain White T’s were playing the Metro themselves. The music industry took notice of their success and after selling thousands of copies of their self-released 2002 debut, Stop, PWT’s were picked up by Fearless Records. But it was their acoustic-tinged Hey There Delilah that cemented their status as potential hit makers, garnering them two Grammy nominations this year.

Roz Bell

Roz Bell’s debut album, The First Sunbeams is the sum total of a wildly diverse set of influences all coming together on his first record. The first single, Yesterday Man, shows Roz’s eclectic nature in song writing and his talent as a musician. It’s an album made up of short, simple stories, the boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl sort of timeless songs that are the foundation for contemporary music. Born Kevin Rosaire Bellemare and raised in Holland Landing, his parents schooled him on country classics. Still, like every good music-loving youngster, he had to find his own music. Hip-hop’s had a strong hold on Roz. He started writing rap songs at age 13 before discovering thoughtful rock in high school. The First Sunbeams is definitely a singing and guitar playing album, but also a whole lot more. Few people can so effortlessly synthesize a youth full of country records, high school rap years and an emerging singer/songwriting streak into simple, genre-defying classic pop … but that’s what Roz has done with The First Sunbeams.

Cast of We Will Rock You

The Toronto Cast of We Will Rock You stars many of the brightest talents from across the country, including Yvan Pedneault as the rebel hero Galileo, Erica Peck as the feisty Scaramouche, Alana Bridgewater as the Killer Queen, Evan Buliung as Khashoggi, Jack Langedijk as Pop, Sterling Jarvis as Britney and Valerie Stanois as Oz. Now playing at the Canon Theatre in Toronto, the production has not had a single performance where audiences haven’t stood and cheered (and danced in the aisles).


His debut release is called Memoirs Of A Playbwoy, but JDiggz is more than a frivolous bon vivant. Not only can he charm the ladies, but he can lay down a slick rhyme and produce the beats to match. His talents have been noticed by the likes of video director Lil X, The Game and he participated in this years “Back to School” national campaign for Roots Canada, and his album is in stores now! The future is bright for Canada’s hottest up-and-coming rap star.

Samba Squad

Created by award-winning percussionist Rick Shadrach Lazar, Samba Squad is an innovative batteria (drum corps) born out of the Brazilian tradition of Batucada and Escola de Samba. This vibrant 20-plus member tear-down-da-house percussion posse takes you on a dance-till-you-drop tour of global grooves. Samba Squad shows bust out in energy and excitement, as cutting edge innovations fulfill the beat migrations created by the African Diaspora: the musical roots of Afro-Brasil, Afro-Cuba, North and West Africa, as well as elements of Urban Funk and Hip-hop, are dropped into a seething cauldron to produce a raw organic dance part-tay.

Don’t miss “Citytv’s New Year’s Eve Bash ‘08” Monday, December 31st live on Citytv and OMNI 2 (Toronto). Available in HD on CitytvHD (Toronto), Rogers Cable 519.

Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali join forces to host the ultimate school of hard knocks when “American Gladiators” premieres with a two-hour special on Sunday, January 6th, 2008, on Citytv.

Broadcast Schedule as Follows:

Citytv Toronto
Sunday, January 6th – 9:00pm ET (Simulcast with NBC)

Mondays at 8:00pm starting January 7th (Simulcast with NBC)

Available in Toronto on Citytv HD (Rogers Channel 519)

Citytv Winnipeg

Sunday, January 6th – 8:00pm CT (Simulcast with NBC)

Mondays at 7:00pm starting January 7th (Simulcast with NBC)

Citytv Calgary
Sunday, January 6th – 10:00pm MT (Simulcast with NBC)

Mondays at 9:00pm starting January 7th (Simulcast with NBC)

Citytv Edmonton
Sunday, January 6th – 10:00pm MT (Simulcast with NBC)

Mondays at 9:00pm starting January 7th (Simulcast with NBC)

Citytv Vancouver
Sunday, January 6th– 9:00pm PT (Simulcast with NBC)

Mondays at 8:00pm starting January 7th (Simulcast with NBC)

The iconic competition show of the 90s returns with more thrills, stunts and spectacle then ever before. In the newly revamped “American Gladiators” amateur athletes – at the top of their game – face off against 12 new Gladiators in a David and Goliath style battle. Six men and six women make up the team of action-adventure stars prepared to stop at nothing to destroy the competition. As each challenger prepares to go head to head with a villainous Gladiator, the viewer gets an inside glimpse into their world as they train for their match. Opposing forces fight it out in classic events such as The Joust, The Wall, Hang Tough and the Eliminator which have received serious upgrades with more adrenaline and water stunts.

“American Gladiators” marks the first time wrestling great Hulk Hogan and boxing champion Laila Ali have hosted a competition show.

No stranger to athletic competition, Hulk Hogan is a gladiator in his own right. A former WWE Champion many times over, Hogan is one of the most well known wrestlers of all-time. Throughout the course of his extraordinary career, Hogan has accomplished things no other wrestler has. He is the only wrestler ever to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, he has headlined 10 WrestleManias and he’s starred in numerous feature films. Most recently Hogan, along with his family, opened their home to the American public starring in the reality show “Hogan Knows Best”, which documents their every day life. In 2005, Hogan’s illustrious career earned him an induction into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame by long time friend Sylvester Stallone.

The daughter of world heavyweight champion Mohammad Ali, Laila Ali made her professional boxing debut on October 8th, 1999, and is currently the undefeated Super Middleweight Boxing Champion of the world with a 24-0 record and 21 knock-outs. While Ali has undoubtedly been the major draw in women’s boxing for years, she recently took on a new challenge, strutting her stuff in front of America every week on “Dancing With The Stars.” In addition, she is the author of a motivational book titled Reach!

Tune into the two- hour premiere of American Gladiators on Sunday, January 6th. Then, catch all of the action weekly starting Monday, January 7th on Citytv stations across Canada.

Hit programming from CTV and its specialty channels The Comedy Network and MTV are now available from the iTunes Store in Canada.

CTV programs for purchase include Canada’s most-watched comedy series, Corner Gas, international hit Degrassi: The Next Generation, critically-acclaimed series Robson Arms and Gemini Award winner Instant Star. The Comedy Network’s hit series South Park, The Sarah Silverman Program and Drawn Together are also now available along with MTV in Canada’s The Hills.

“More platforms ultimately means more viewers,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “Following our initiatives in Broadband and VOD, this content on iTunes raises awareness of these great Canadian series and specialty properties to different audiences. Additionally, it allows CTV viewers to play catch up as well, delivering CTV content on their own terms.”

“I’m very excited about Corner Gas being on iTunes,” said Brent Butt, star of Corner Gas. “Initially I was excited because I thought it meant Corner Gas was going to be turned into a musical. But it turns out I was confused. The show will be available on iTunes just the way we made it, which is also awesome.”

iTunes’ CTV content will allow viewers to catch up to previously-aired episodes and purchase just-broadcast episodes the day after their television premieres.


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(TORONTO – November 23, 2007) – School’s out and Global Television’s Are You Smarter Than a Canadian 5th Grader? finishes at the head of the class… the special 5-part series tops the list as the country’s number one homegrown series amongst viewers 18-49, on TV’s most competitive night.

§ The five special episodes averaged almost 1.2 million total viewers
§ #1 Canadian show season-to-date for key demo Adults 18-49; out-pacing Corner Gas by 19% (551,840 vs. 465,710); and Little Mosque (314,600) by 75%
§ One of the most popular shows for kids and teens nationally, with an average of nearly 120,000 tuning in to support their peers
§ In total, nearly 7 million* Canadians watched the series during its five week run

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Canadian 5th Grader Makes Game Show History…

“What is the term for two lines that intersect at a right angle?” The answer: Perpendicular

26-year old veterinarian, Andrew Oster knew the answer, and he now leaves his mark in the record books as the highest paid primetime game show contestant in Canadian history – with a cash prize totaling $300,000.