February 2008

Suffering from bimbo fatigue, Charlie lets Alan set him up with a woman his own age.

Monday 28 January / 8:30 p.m.

After seeing Craig’s newly-released album on the shelves at the record store, Ashley decides to pursue her own music career – starting with a performance at the Lakehurst-Degrassi talent mixer. 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.

Monday 28 January / 7:30 p.m.

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In a North American first, Canada AM expands to six hours, providing live content in every Canadian market. As part of the new format, a new Western Team based in Vancouver – comprised of Mi-Jung Lee, Rena Heer and Omar Sachedina – joins Bev, Seamus, Marci and Jeff in delivering more live national and local news. Additionally, all six hours will be available on CTV Newsnet each morning from 6 a.m. to 12 Noon ET.

Monday 28 January 6 a.m.

In Would Be Kings, Patrick Lehane (Currie Graham) and Jamie Collins (Ben Bass) are cousins, best friends and, most importantly, cops. Complicating their relationship is the fact that Patrick, a clean-cut investigator desperate for a promotion, is also Jamie’s boss. Jamie is anything but a by-the-book cop, always breaking the rules and nursing a drug addiction. Their family ties unravel when Jamie is forced to clean up his act and Patrick becomes embroiled in questionable police work. Meanwhile, Patrick’s unhappy wife Diana (Natasha Henstridge) is questioning their relationship and their daughter (Clare Stone) is getting herself into trouble.

Sunday 27 January / 9 p.m.

The investigation into an execution-style shooting of three college freshmen takes an emotional toll on Detectives Logan and Falacci.

Sunday 27 January / 8 p.m.

In the first concert since her successful five-year run in Las Vegas, Céline Dion returns to the stage for the hour-long special, Celine Dion: That’s Just the Woman in Me premiering Friday, Feb. 15 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Taped earlier this month before a live studio audience at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles on Jan. 12, the intimate concert allows the five-time Grammy Award-winner to answer questions from guests about her past, present and future.

Welcome to the Captain is a comedy about a wildly eclectic group of people whose lives are intertwined through the place they all come home, a fabled Hollywood apartment building, El Capitan. Starring Chris Klein, Jeffrey Tambor and Fran Kranz, Welcome to the Captain airs Monday nights at 8:30 p.m. ET following Corner Gas, beginning Feb. 4. The series will also air on The Comedy Network beginning Feb. 8.

Monday nights at 8:30 p.m.

Jericho is the cult hit fan favourite that returns for a second season following American Idol on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 10 p.m. ET on CTV. The gripping, intense drama about post-apocalyptic small-town America will also air Monday nights on SPACE beginning Feb. 18. Season 2 picks up where the nuclear war left off, with the once-peaceful town of Jericho still struggling in the aftermath of the explosion that changed everything.

Season 2 stars Skeet Ulrich (Miracles) as Jake Green, Lennie James (The State Within) as Robert Hawkins, Ashley Scott (Birds of Prey) as Emily Sullivan, Toronto native Kenneth Mitchell (Leap Years) as Eric Green, Brad Beyer (Third Watch) as Stanley Richmond and Alicia Coppola (American Dreams) as Mimi Clark.

CTV’s Super Sunday: Nip/Tuck Sews Up Coveted Post Super Bowl Broadcast, Feb. 3
–Season 5 of audience favourite moves to Friday night timeslot from February 8th —

It’s a new season in a new area code. CTV announced today that Season 5 of the “cutting-edge” drama series Nip/Tuck will get the MVP treatment when it premieres immediately following CTV’s broadcast of Super Bowl XLII on Sunday, Feb. 3 (at approximately 10:15 ET; west of Ontario at 10 p.m.). It all adds up to a Super Sunday on CTV, which concludes its record-breaking, inaugural broadcast of the NFL on CTV with Super Bowl XLII, live from Phoenix, Arizona. CTV’s Super Sunday begins with pre-game coverage starting at 12 noon ET and ends with the conclusion of the Nip/Tuck season premiere, in which Doctors McNamara and Troy relocate to Hollywood. Nip/Tuck then moves into its regular Fridays at 10 p.m. ET time-slot beginning Feb. 8. Visit CTV.ca to confirm local listings.

CTV also announced today that, once again, Nip/Tuck will be available for free, on demand, on The CTV Broadband Network at CTV.ca. New episodes will become available the morning following their broadcast premiere.

Nip/Tuck is one of the most-watched, original scripted series on basic cable in the United States. Last October, Nip/Tuck’s Season 5 premiere in the U.S. outpaced its broadcast competition to become the most-watched program of the night overall among A18-34 and No. 2 among total viewers, just behind House. Season 5 on F/X continues to deliver younger viewers, rivaling conventional broadcasters as the #2 series in its timeslot for viewers, women and men aged 18-34. The series’ minor surgery involving its change of locale in Season 5 has also resulted in critical acclaim. “Could this possibly be the greatest season of Nip/Tuck?” asked Entertainment Weekly, while TV Guide declared that “Nip/Tuck has returned to its twisted, graphic glory.”

Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) and Christian Troy (Julian McMahon), two plastic surgeons, close friends and business partners who own an overwhelmingly successful plastic surgery practice, attempt to bring inner peace and visceral contentment to their patients through external cosmetic procedures.

Although their clients aspire to cover up their pain, it is the surgeons who truly wear the masks of anguish and unhappiness, sadness and disillusionment. At midlife, the doctors question the prosperity that has brought them so much – and has offered so little. Having relocated their business to Los Angeles, Sean and Christian struggle for success in a city where they are professionally unknown, and where residents yearn to become someone else.

In Season 5, following his divorce from Julia (Joely Richardson), Sean sells his half of McNamara/Troy and departs for Los Angeles. Having ended his engagement, Christian soon follows, thus relocating McNamara/Troy to the West Coast. Dr. Liz Cruz (Roma Maffia) also joins the new McNamara/Troy practice, looking for a fresh start as she recovers physically and emotionally from past loves. Now living in New York with daughter Annie (recurring guest star Kelsey Lynn Batelaan) and baby Conor, Julia visits Sean and Christian in Los Angeles, bringing a new female love with her. Matt McNamara (John Hensley) and Kimber Henry (Kelly Carlson), who wed last season, also descend on Los Angeles, shrouded in the anguish of addiction and with a baby daughter in tow.

Season 5 of Nip/Tuck features an exceptional line-up of guest stars including Oliver Platt, Lauren Hutton, Bradley Cooper, Paula Marshall, Portia de Rossi, Jennifer Coolidge, Craig Bierko, Daphne Zuniga, Tia Carrere and John Schneider. Rosie O’Donnell also guest stars, reprising her Season 4 role as lottery winner Dawn Budge, along with Leslie Grossman, who reprises her Season 1 role as former patient Bliss Berger.

Winner of the 2005 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Drama, Nip/Tuck was created by Ryan Murphy (Popular, Running with Scissors), who executive produces the series with Michael M. Robin (The Closer, Popular, NYPD Blue, L.A. Law), Lyn Greene and Richard Levine. Nip/Tuck is produced by The Shephard/Robin Company in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Friday Nights 10:00pm

House and his team have to diagnose a case at a distance when a researcher at a South Pole base takes ill.

**Guest starring Mira Sorvino.

Sunday, February 3 at 10PM ET or after the Big Game ends