December 2007

Thursday, January 3

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Keys to the VIP

Keegan “The Playboy” (22 year-old customer service) Vs. Jonathan “The Stylist” (23 year-old hairstylist) at Body English Nightclub.

Thursday, January 10

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Keys to the VIP

Christian “The Keeper” (27year-old underwear model) Vs. Jordan “The Joker” (21 year-old student) at My Cottage.

Thursday, January 17

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Keys to the VIP

Mitch “The Protégé” (Web Producer, 22) Vs Derek aka Cajun (Dating Coach)

Thursday, January 24

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Keys to the VIP

Anthony “The Boy Wonder” (20 year-old neurology student) Vs. Nick “Dundee” (25 year-old world traveler) at Mink Nightclub

Thursday, January 31

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Keys to the VIP

Matt aka Meatus (20 year-old intern) vs. Todd “The Natural” (34 year-old Radio host) at Mink Nightclub

Wednesday, January 2

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Jon Dore Television Show – “Jon Gets Political”

To honor the memory of his late grandfather, Jon sets out to make a difference in the world. He learns the hard way that getting political is all about wearing a suit, making your hair look like a toupee and talking like a sedated robot. With his fake wife and rented children in tow, Jon

takes on city hall and makes a complete ass of himself. Though his heart’s in the right place, Jon realizes that he can never have a career in politics because his heart’s in the right place.

Wednesday, January 9

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Jon Dore Television Show – “Jon-a-thon”

When his friend Mark is forced to pay for his own ambulance after a bought with alcohol poisoning, Jon sets out to raise money for drunks. So that no booze bag will ever have to pay for an ambulance ride, no matter how drunk they get, Jon begins to canvas the public for support. In a violent confrontation with other fundraisers, Jon learns that the compassion game is absolutely vicious.

Wednesday, January 16

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Jon Dore Television Show – “Jon’s Rage”

To keep the woman he almost loves, Jon decides to deal with his unmanageable rage. His shrink takes Jon through an intensive session to deal with his anger and almost gets through to him for the first time. To channel his rage, Jon forms a heavy metal band with his annoying neighbour. All goes as well as can be expected until, during their debut concert, Jon’s fury threatens to rear its hideous head. Will Jon manage to keep the woman he almost loves and find success in the music business? Probably not.
Wednesday, January 16 (cont’d)

Wednesday, January 23

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Jon Dore Television Show – “Loss and Roger”

In this heartwarming season ender, Jon helps his bubby Bob deal with loss. Jon is inspired by a fetus named Roger who has raised himself in a dumpster. Roger’s words move Jon so deeply, that he nearly manages to do something nice for someone else. Jon learns from an Irish bartender that its better celebrate the good times than to mourn the bad. When the party Jon throws for his friend ends in tragedy, he realizes that it’s really a blessing because it didn’t happen to Jon.

Tuesday, January 1
10:30 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – Man Stroke Woman

Quick-witted and well-observed, Man Stroke Woman is a quirky and original take on men, women, kids, friendship and pretty much anything that’s worth having a laugh about. Produced by Ash Atalla (The Office) this British sketch comedy series brings together an odd but irresistible collection of personalities.

Tuesday, January 1

1 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET/PT – Corner Gas-a-thon (R)

What could be better than a day in Dog River? Kick back, relax and unwind as you laugh your way into 2008 with the Corner Gas gang.

Here’s Tommy! The Comedy Network’s Prodigal Son Returns: Tom Green’s House Tonight Premieres January 7

— Tom Green brings his groundbreaking Web-show Tom Green Live! to television; gives fans an opportunity to chat one-on-one, supply their own clips and help interview guests! —
— Tom Green Live! named “Best Web Talk Show” by TV Guide —

“With his online talk show, Tom Green reaches a new generation of fans” – Rolling Stone

Toronto, Ontario (December 20, 2007) – Screw network studios and their green rooms, dressing rooms and gift bags! Tom Green would rather do a talk show from his living room. After a rollercoaster ride in showbiz — divorcing Drew Barrymore, successfully battling testicular cancer and receiving “rave” reviews for his film Freddy Got Fingered — the man who pioneered and brought do-it-yourself humour to the Youtube generation with his hit television series The Tom Green Show is back on The Comedy Network, the network that launched him to stardom, only this time from the comfort of his own home studio. A TV version of the world’s first-ever online nightly talk show, Tom Green Live! on www.tomgreen.com, Green returns to the airwaves direct from his Hollywood Hills Home with Tom Green’s House Tonight, premiering Monday, January 7 at 11 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on The Comedy Network. Tom Green’s House Tonight will also be available on-demand at thecomedynetwork.ca.

“I am extremely excited, extremely extremely extremely excited, very very very extremely excited,” says Tom Green. “I’ve got the shortest commute in television!”

Since June 2006, Green’s ground breaking nightly talk show, produced out of Green’s living room, has reached cult status with its DIY public-access feel, unusual in-studio bits and celebrity guests who enjoy the loose atmosphere rarely found on regular television. For example, guest Ed McMahon, topped up his cocktail, after discovering the show was longer than he expected. Or, a heavily inebriated Steve-O (Jackass), who carried on a conversation for a full four hours! Other past celebrity guests include Pamela Anderson, Val Kilmer, Dave Navarro, Bob Saget and Brooke Shields.

A big reason for the success of the show is linked to Green’s accessibility to fans. Each night he chats with fans across North America and around the world via webcam and his home phone line. On any given night he might take a webcam tour of a viewers’ dorm room or have a caller help him interview a celebrity guest. What you won’t find are big shot TV executives, just his dogs, his parrot Rex Murphy, and a couple buddies who volunteer to help flip the switches.

Steve-O aside, don’t expect Tom Green’s House Tonight to lean heavily on the squirm inducing Green of old. Despite having complete creative freedom, the goal is to produce a show where viewers can tune in every night and have an interactive conversation with the host and guest of a talk show.

“I don’t go out of my way to be shocking on the show,” says Green. “I’m really trying to take advantage of the looseness of the medium and the ability to be completely honest, real and in the moment like the way television was when it first started.”

Recently named “Best Web Talk Show” by TV Guide in their first-ever 2007 Online Video Awards, Tom Green Live! attracts over 20,000 live viewers each night, meanwhile archived clips on the show’s homepage as well as on YouTube and MySpace have been streamed over 40 million times. Tom Green’s return to the talk show world brings him full circle to his days as host of his hit show, The Tom Green Show, which aired on The Comedy Network (1997-1999) and was later picked up by MTV in the U.S. This success led to several big screen performances including Freddy Got Fingered, Road Trip and Stealing Harvard. Green also dabbled briefly in the talk show world as host of MTV’s The New Tom Green Show.

Tom Green is Creator, Executive Producer and star of Tom Green’s House Tonight.

All-New Controversial Season of Degrassi: The Next Generation Premieres Jan. 10 on CTV

– Degrassi Season 7 returns with 24 new episodes; eight hot young actors join cast –

– New episodes of Degrassi available post-broadcast on iTunes and The CTV Broadband Network at CTV.ca –

– Countdown to Season 7 continues with “Top 10 Hottest Degrassi Episodes of All Time”; number-one episode airs December 31 –

Rival students from neighbouring Lakehurst High invade the halls of Degrassi Community School in the super-sized seventh season of Degrassi: The Next Generation, the Gemini Award-winning drama series returning with a shocking two-episode premiere, Thursday, Jan. 10 at 8 and 8:30 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Degrassi moves to its regular timeslot on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. ET beginning Jan. 14 on CTV. CTV continues to count down to the Season 7 premiere with “The Top 10 Hottest Degrassi Episodes of All Time,” airing weeknights now through December 31 at 7 p.m. ET.

With 24 brand-new episodes, Degrassi’s biggest season to date, Season 7 picks up in the middle of the school year – where past, present and new Degrassi students are faced with fierce competition, blossoming relationships and new hardships.

In the controversial, two-part, Season 7 premiere, entitled “Standing in the Dark” (Thursday, Jan. 10 at 8 and 8:30 p.m. ET), the corridors of Degrassi have become a pressure cooker. With an unexpected influx of students from Lakehurst, Degrassi students find themselves facing old enemies and new friends. But Darcy has her own problems to worry about. In her final semester of Grade 11, the God-loving Spirit Squad Captain finds herself being pulled in two different directions. When she chooses a secret weekend getaway with bad-boy boyfriend Peter over the objections of her parents, Darcy quickly finds herself in an explosive, dangerous situation that will impact her life forever.

In the season’s third episode, entitled “It’s Tricky” (Monday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. ET), Ashley decides to pursue her own music – starting with a performance at the Lakehurst-Degrassi talent mixer – after seeing Craig’s newly released album on the shelves at the record store. She encourages Jimmy to rap on the track she’s recording, provided he does it her way. Jimmy only wants to support his girlfriend, so when her school performance goes downhill fast, he can’t help but intervene. Their spontaneous duet makes the crowd go wild, and it looks like this could be the start of a lucrative musical partnership.

** Media Note ** Download all-new photos from Season 7 of Degrassi: The Next Generation at ctvmedia.ca

“The evolution of Degrassi continues with the addition of talented young Canadian actors to its already strong cast,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “With new faces and relevant storylines, Degrassi Season 7 holds true to the colourful and entertaining stories that our audiences have come to expect from this groundbreaking series.”

“With the infusion of the new students from neighbouring Lakehurst High into Degrassi this season, our writers and actors have been able to keep the storylines as fresh as they were in season one,” said Linda Schuyler, Executive Producer and CEO, Epitome Pictures Inc. “From date rape to dealing with cancer, I am very proud of how the series continues to tackle the tough issues that teens are confronting every day.”

Degrassi Top 10 Marathon

As previously announced, CTV continues to air “The Top 10 Hottest Degrassi Episodes of All Time,” Monday to Friday at 7 p.m. ET on CTV, with the #1 episode airing New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31 at 7 p.m. ET. The countdown began Dec. 18 with “Venus, Part 1” where Manny appears topless on camera, and continued Wednesday with “Redemption Song” where Spinner was forced to choose between his rebellious friends and a relationship without sex. From inappropriate online photos to even more scandalous hook-ups, Degrassi fans will be able to predict which episode will be the #1 episode of all time by voting online at degrassi.ctv.ca. At the top of each “Top 10” episode, Tanya Kim hosts eTalk “sneak peeks” with Degrassi cast members Aubrey Graham (Jimmy Brooks), Nina Dobrev (Mia Jones) and Shenae Grimes (Darcy Edwards) that provide insight into that night’s episode and the Season 7 premiere.

Degrassi on iTunes

True to its groundbreaking legacy, episodes from previous seasons of Degrassi: The Next Generation are now available from the iTunes Store in Canada (www.itunes.ca). Episodes from Season 7 will be made available the day after broadcast. Degrassi joins other original CTV programs on iTunes including Corner Gas, Instant Star and Robson Arms.

About Degrassi on The CTV Broadband Network

Following its television premiere, Episodes #701 & 702 will be made available on demand on The CTV Broadband Network at CTV.ca, Friday, Jan. 11 at 9 a.m. ET. Then, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 15, each subsequent episode of Degrassi: The Next Generation Season 7 will be made available on demand following its television broadcast on Tuesday at 9 a.m. ET. Degrassi also extends its brand with 16, new, scripted webisodes to complement Season 7, along with 14 behind the scenes extras, all available on demand on The CTV Broadband Network. Five Degrassi character spots, revolving around cast and where they’ve experienced over the years, will also be available mid-January.

About Season 7

A fire at rival school Lakehurst, the school of JT’s killer, forces many of its students into the halls of Degrassi with explosive results. Amidst the newfound clutter and chaos, Spinner and Darcy deal with dark, personal tragedies, Jimmy and Ashley test their love, and Emma and Manny explore new, surprising relationships – all while hurtling toward graduation. New students struggle to find their places in the school, leading to violence and tears, but also to healthy competition and new friendships.

At the university house, the gang gets a new roommate, and strays further from the safety of Degrassi Community School. Ellie and Marco discover that exploring their new freedom comes with dire consequences, while Paige, fresh from flaming out of school, lands a great new job, but quickly learns the demands of the real world.

Eight talented young actors join the cast of Degrassi this season. New series regulars include: Raymond Ablack (The Lion King) as Sav, the tall and attractive, but naïve teen who has some growing up to do; Charlotte Arnold (Naturally, Sadie, Custody of the Heart)) as Holly J., the heir to the popular girl’s throne; Paula Brancati (Dark Oracle, The Blobheads) as Jane, who likes to be as close to mortal danger as she can be while still living to brag about it; Mazin Elsadig (The Perfect Man) as Damian, Lakehurst’s resident overachieving academic and Student Council President; Marc Minardi (Ace Lightning) as Lucas, whose recreational pursuits find him at odds with either school authorities or the law; Samantha Munro (Falcon Beach, Would Be Kings) as Anya, who somehow ended up in the cool crowd when school began; Scott Paterson (Knights of South Bronx) as Johnny, the street-wise bully; and Nathaniel Stephenson (Heartstopper) as Griffin, the music producing, event-planning in-the-know kind of guy.

Returning for Season 7 from the high school class are Shenae Grimes as Darcy; Jamie Johnston as Peter; Shane Kippel as Spinner; Nina Dobrev as Mia; Dalmar Abuzeid as Danny; Sarah Barrable-Tishauer as Liberty; Jake Goldsbie as Toby; Aubrey Graham as Jimmy; Mike Lobel as Jay; Miriam McDonald as Emma; Melissa McIntyre as Ashley; and Cassie Steele as Manny. Returning graduates are Lauren Collins as Paige; Adamo Ruggiero as Marco; Steve Belford as Jesse; Deanna Casaluce as Alex; Stacey Farber as Ellie. Returning classic cast members are regulars Stefan Brogren as Snake and Amanda Stepto as Spike, with a special appearance by audience favourite Stacie Mistysyn as Caitlin.

About Recent Degrassi Awards

The sixth season of Degrassi won the award for Choice Summer Series at the 2007 Teen Choice Awards in Hollywood. Nominated this fall for four Gemini Awards, Degrassi took home the prize for Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series (Shenae Grimes). Degrassi was also nominated for a 2007 Director’s Guild of Canada Award.

About Degrassi Around The World

Degrassi: The Next Generation has been successfully licensed in over 150 countries, including France, Switzerland, and Australia. In the U.S., Degrassi is the flagship series for cable channel The N.

About Degrassi Online

Check out Degrassi’s award-winning Website at www.degrassi.ctv.ca, winner of the 2003 Gemini for Most Popular Website and Best Interactive Award in 2003 and 2002.

Degrassi: The Next Generation is produced by Epitome Pictures in association with CTV. The series was co-created by Linda Schuyler, co-producer of the original Degrassi series and Yan Moore. Schuyler and Stephen Stohn serve as Executive Producers. Brendon Yorke executive produces. Distribution company Program Partners launched the series into U.S. syndication in September 2007. Kathleen Meek is the CTV production executive working with the series. Louise Clark is Vice-President, Program Development for CTV. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.

Thursday, January 31
7 p.m. ET – Star! At The Movies

NEW EPISODE – Jessica Alba will have two things to introduce this year – a baby and a new feature film! Hosted by Husein Madhavji, this week’s episode of Star! At The Movies takes a rare glimpse into The Eye. A remake of the Hong Kong film Jian Gui, Alba plays a woman who receives an eye transplant that allows her to see into the supernatural world.

Wednesday, January 30
9 p.m. ET – Star Culture – “Celebrity at All Cost”

The phenomenon of reality television has ripped through the homes of millions and this trend in television continues to grow momentum and popularity. “Average Joe’s” are getting a taste of stardom – becoming instant celebrities for their individual personalities. From anonymous life to instant fame, more often than not these instant-celebs are forced right back into their everyday lives soon after a show fades. From Big Brother to The Bachelor; Simple Life to Survivor, Star Culture takes a look at the price people will pay for a dose of reality.

Sunday, January 27
10 p.m. ET – The Girls Next Door – “Ghostbusted”

Believing the Mansion is haunted by its original owner, Bridget hires paranormal investigators and a medium to examine things that go bump in the night – ruling out Hef of course. After a sweep of the house and a séance, the girlfriends snuggle with Hef in his bedroom while he screens a horror movie he wrote and starred in during his high school years.

10:30 p.m. ET – The Girls Next Door – “Grape Expectations”
The girls head out on a road trip to Bridget’s hometown of Lodi, California to enjoy a day of wine tasting and exploring the local flavor. Plus, don’t miss a grape-stomping competition between Holly and Bridget versus Kendra and Anastasia…who will take home the win?

Friday, January 25
9 p.m. ET – Best! Movies! Ever! – “Chases”

Film buff Azed Majeed joins Richard Crouse and Star!’s Sean Gehon in a pursuit to count down the Top 10 Best Chases in cinema. Whether it’s by car, boat, train, on foot or even bicycle, get a jump start to your television set for this hasty look at cinematic hunts.