February 2008

John defends Cameron against a damning accusation by Derek, putting him and Derek at odds, while Sarah finds herself in a business transaction with a mysterious businessman. Meanwhile, Cromartie closes in on John and Agent Ellison discovers a nemesis at the agency.

Monday, March 3 at 8 p.m. on CTV
NOTE: In Alberta, The Terminator season finale will air on Sunday, Mar. 2 at 7 p.m. on CTV


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Emma decides she’ll do what it takes to get back on track, starting by rekindling her friendship with Manny, but when Manny wants to audition to be a sports drink model, Emma quickly finds herself at odds with her best friend. The auditions are being held at school as part of a corporate sponsorship deal and Emma’s ready to launch into a protest to get the drinks and models thrown out. When it turns out all the models they’re hiring are tall, beautiful blondes like Emma, she gets a better idea. Wouldn’t it be great if she could take down the operation from the inside?

Monday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. on CTV

While stalking a recently released convict who may kill again, Dexter has to deal with the Ice Truck Killer’s latest victim, a dismembered hooker who was found in a pro-hockey ice rink.

Sunday, March 2 at 10 p.m. on CTV

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Hosted by The Oprah Winfrey Show contributor and interior designer Nate Berkus, Oprah’s Big Give challenges 10 “givers” to change the lives of complete strangers in creative and dramatic ways. In the debut episode, contestants are given the names and pictures of individuals whose lives they must make a positive impact on in just five days. At the end of the challenge, the participants will be judged on their leadership skills, accomplishments, creativity and presentation, before one giver is eliminated. Determining the fate of the givers are the judges: world-renowned “Naked” chef and philanthropist Jamie Oliver, NFL star Tony Gonzalez, and Malaak Compton-Rock, charity founder and the wife of comedian Chris Rock.

Sunday, March 2 at 9 p.m. on CTV

STARRING JULIANNA MARGULIES**

As tough as she is beautiful, defense attorney Elizabeth Canterbury is a force of nature who doesn’t hesitate to take on risky and unpopular cases, even when they take a toll on her personal life. Haunted by the disappearance of their young son, she and her law professor husband Matthew have settled in Providence, Rhode Island, hoping to distance themselves from the tragedy and put their relationship back together. But those goals become elusive whenever Elizabeth’s job provides a stark reminder of the justice absent in their own lives.

Monday, March 10 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

The story of a New York homicide detective unlike any other. He is brilliant, mysterious, reckless, and magnetic. And he has a profound secret — he is immortal. In 1642, John Amsterdam (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), then a Dutch soldier in the colony of New Amsterdam — later to become New York City — stepped in front of a sword to save the life of a Native American girl during a massacre of her indigenous tribe. The girl in turn rescued Amsterdam, weaving an ancient spell that conferred immortality upon him. Amsterdam will not age, she told him, until he finds his one true love. Only then will he become whole and ready for mortality.

Tuesday, March 4 – 8pm ET/PT

Wednesday, March 5 – 9pm ET/PT *ALL-NEW*

*REGULAR DATE & TIME* Mondays at 9pm ET/PT as of March 10

One castaway carves a fake immunity idol out of a piece of wood in order to replace the real idol they found on Exile Island. Will the fake idol be good enough to fool the other castaways? Meanwhile, another mastermind emerges … pitting two power players against each other. Also, the fourth person is voted off the island.

Thursday, February 28 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

Canada’s Top Country Stars to Perform Alberta Tribute on The 2008 JUNO Awards, Sunday, April 6 on CTV

February 27, 2008

CTV and the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today the addition of a special performance by all five of this year’s JUNO Award nominees for Country Recording of the Year. Canadian country artists Aaron Lines, Gord Bamford, Johnny Reid, Paul Brandt and Shane Yellowbird – four of whom are Alberta natives – will pay tribute to the JUNO Awards host city and province, Canada’s heartland of country music, in a special segment on the broadcast. Hosted by Russell Peters, The 2008 JUNO Awards airs Sunday, April 6 on CTV from Calgary’s Pengrowth Saddledome.

Today’s announcement brings CTV’s The JUNO Awards broadcast lineup to 13 performers, including previously announced acts Anne Murray, Avril Lavigne, Feist, Finger Eleven, Jann Arden, Measha Brueggergosman, Michael Bublé and Sarah Brightman. Additions to the superstar lineup will continue to be announced as the broadcast nears.

About Aaron Lines
A family man at heart, acclaimed country music artist Aaron Lines was born and raised in Fort McMurray, Alberta. With four albums to-date since his debut Love Changes Everything in 2001, Lines has garnered four JUNO Award nominations and won two CCMA Awards for Male Artist of the Year and Rising Star Award in 2003. He has recorded hits such as “Waitin’ on the Wonderful” and “The Lights of my Hometown”, which in 2005 and 2006 were the most-played songs on Canadian country radio. Additionally, “You Can’t Hide Beautiful” became a Top 3 song and No. 1 video in the U.S. Lines’ latest album, Moments That Matter, reflects not only his heartfelt lyrics in songs like the title track and “Somebody’s Son”, but it also reflects his playful side with songs like “Let’s Get Drunk and Fight” and the No. 1 hit “Cheaper to Keep Her”.

Gord Bamford
From singing at community functions in Lacombe, Alberta, to opening shows for Tim McGraw and Kenny Rogers, Gord Bamford is hailed as one of the young guns of “honest” country. In 2000, Gord released his debut album, God’s Green Earth, and spent considerable time in Nashville, crafting his songwriting abilities with country music’s best, including Steve Fox, Tim Taylor and Byron Hill, who would eventually co-produce his second album, Life is Good (2003). Hill and Bamford penned several Top 20 radio hits, including honky-tonk kickers “Joe’s Place” and “The Watering Hole” to great love songs such as “I Would For You” and “We’re All Cowboys.” With a 2008 JUNO Award nomination for Country Recording of the Year, Bamford’s third album, Honkytonks and Heartaches, features the Top 10 hit singles “Blame It On That Red Dress” and “Stayed ‘Til Two”.

Johnny Reid
Scotland native, but Canadian-bred, Johnny Reid brings a unique perspective to country music. Performing in pubs at a young age, Reid mixed traditional Irish and Scottish folk music with his parents’ musical influences, including Charlie Rich, Etta James, Chuck Berry and Joe Cocker. By the age of 17, Reid moved to Canada, where he attended Bishop’s University, playing football by day and performing his music in the local bars by night. After graduation, Reid toured across Canada and travelled to Nashville to further build his repertoire of original songs and released his debut, Born to Roll, in 2005. The first single from the album, the infectious “You Still Own Me,” reached Top 15 on country radio while the video reached Top Five on Country Music Television, and the chart-topping hit “Missing An Angel,” received the No. 1 Song Award from SOCAN. The album also garnered five nominations and three wins for Johnny at the 2006 CCMA Awards. His most recent release, Kicking Stones, has gone gold in Canada, selling more than 50,000 copies, and garnered a 2008 JUNO Award nomination for Country Recording of the Year.

Paul Brandt
Paul Brandt is known as the voice of country music in Canada. Growing up in Airdrie, Alberta, he has been singing since the age of 13, and began making trips to Music City USA – Nashville, Tennessee – where he was offered a development deal. His debut album, Calm Before the Storm, was recognized as Billboard magazine’s Best-Selling New Male Artist Album in 1996, and spawned such hits as “My Heart Has A History” and “I Do”, which was the first song to chart No.1 by a male Canadian country artist since the days of Hank Snow. Brandt went on to record seven more hit albums over the last 10 years, winning countless Country Music Awards and six JUNO Awards to-date, setting this multi-platinum selling artist apart as the most-awarded male Canadian country artist in history. Paul Brandt will be the recipient of the inaugural Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at this year’s JUNO Awards and also received a 2008 JUNO Award nomination for Country Recording of the Year for his album, Risk.

Shane Yellowbird
Growing up within the rodeo lifestyle in Hobbema, Alberta, Shane Yellowbird was a typical cowboy. He began singing when a speech therapist suggested he sing his sentences to help him with his stuttering problem. Not only did this cure his speech impediment, but he developed a great love for music. In just a few short years, Yellowbird has gone from quietly pursuing a fine arts degree at Red Deer College to becoming a rising country music star. In November of 2006, he released his debut, Life is Calling My Name, which won three Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards including Best New Artist, Single of the Year (“Beautiful Concept”) and Best Video (“Beautiful Concept”). Yellowbird was named the Chevy Trucks Rising Star of the Year at the 2007 Canadian Country Music Awards and the hit “Pickup Truck” became his first Top Five song on the Canadian Country Singles chart. He is nominated for a 2008 JUNO Award for Country Recording of the Year.

Broadcast in High Definition and 5.1 Surround Sound, The 2008 JUNO Awards, Canada’s Music Awards, will air on CTV on Sunday, April 6 from the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta. It is the seventh year in a row that The JUNO Awards will air on CTV, the official broadcast partner of the JUNO Awards. Since CTV joined forces with CARAS in 2002, The JUNO Awards have travelled across Canada, bringing a live, electrified stadium show to millions of Canadians.

Since going live from St. John’s in 2002, CTV has broadcast The JUNO Awards from Ottawa (2003), Edmonton (2004), Winnipeg (2005), Halifax (2006) and Saskatoon (2007). Previous hosts of The JUNO Awards on CTV include Nelly Furtado (2007), Pamela Anderson (2006), Brent Butt (2005), Alanis Morissette (2004), Shania Twain (2003) and Barenaked Ladies (2002).

The 2008 JUNO Awards is produced by Insight Productions in association with CTV and the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Executive producers are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby for Insight Productions and Melanie Berry and Stephen Stohn for CARAS. Louise Wood is Producer and Donna Luke is Supervising Producer. Ed Robinson is Executive Vice-President, Programming, CTV. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.

Sponsors of the 2008 JUNO Awards include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, The Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary, Tourism Calgary, Calgary Arts Development and Radio Starmaker Fund.

Broadcast sponsors for The 2008 JUNO Awards are Pontiac, Doritos, TD Canada Trust and Rogers.

NEW INSIGHTS FROM FORMER PRIME MINISTERS ARE REVEALED INTO THE EVENTS THAT LED TO CANADA’S INVOLVEMENT IN THE WAR

February 26, 2008

Global Television is pleased to present a new, original documentary, “REVEALED: Path to War,” produced and narrated by Canada’s most-watched national news anchor, Global National’s Kevin Newman.

Drawing on the research and reporting from the best-selling book “The Unexpected War” by Janice Gross Stein and Eugene Lang, “REVEALED: The Path to War” exposes how Canada found itself on the front lines in Afghanistan.

“REVEALED: Path to War” will air on Global Television on Tuesday, March 11th, 2008 at the following airtimes:

ON, QC & BC – 10 p.m.
MB, SK – 9 p.m.
AB & Maritimes – 8 p.m.

“REVEALED: Path to War” is the first film of a new twice-yearly, independently-produced, one-hour documentary strand, “REVEALED,” airing on Global Television, focusing on seeking the truth behind major Canadian issues, bringing fresh perspective through in-depth investigations into what is really going on behind-the-scenes.

“This documentary addresses a timely issue as the Canadian government will be voting on the country’s role in Afghanistan in the coming days,” said Kevin Newman, Global National anchor and executive editor. “’REVEALED: Path to War’ revisits Canada’s decision to enter the Afghanistan conflict by speaking directly with the people who made the choices. It was a critical moment in Canadian history, and new insights are revealed during the hour as our country debates whether to remain on the same path.”

Told from an insider’s point-of-view during the critical years after 9/11, every politician with an important role in sending Canadian troops to the war in Afghanistan is interviewed, including former Prime Ministers Jean Chretien and Paul Martin.

“This particular documentary is heavily news driven and has huge relevance to today’s government policies, especially with the current debate on Canada’s involvement in Afghanistan,” said Steve Wyatt, Senior Vice President of News and Information at Canwest Broadcasting. “We are proud to have Canada’s most-watched national news anchor involved in this new documentary project.”

Canada’s involvement in the war is revealed to be a largely political path, lacking in adequate understanding of the mission or the country Canadian soldiers have been sent to reconstruct. The original agreement had Canada take part in a short-term combat role in Kandahar. It then became a peacekeeping mission and a reconstruction role thereafter. The film airs while Parliament is currently considering the longest mission extension yet: another three years to 2011.

Now, Canada finds itself engaged in a conflict longer than any other in its history. This one-hour documentary finds out why.

“We are committed to providing viewers with unique and original programming that focuses on today’s important issues and controversies,” said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President of Drama and Factual Content at Canwest Broadcasting. “The REVEALED documentaries will bring new perspectives and in-depth analysis to important subjects that matter most to Canadians. Global Television is proud to support the new REVEALED documentary strand.”

“REVEALED: The Path to War” is produced by award-winning Global National anchor and executive editor Kevin Newman, executive producer Gordon Henderson and director Mike Sheerin of 90th Parallel Productions, in association with Canwest Media Inc.

Tuesday March 11, 2008

ON, QC & BC – 10 P.M.
MB, SK – 9 P.M.
AB & Maritimes – 8 P.M.

This Time it’s Beauties versus Geeks!

February 26th, 2008

Don’t miss the return of Ashton Kutcher’s hit social experiment when the fifth season of “Beauty and the Geek” premieres Tuesday, March 11, 2008 on Citytv.

Broadcast Schedule:

Citytv Toronto Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 8:00pm ET
Citytv Winnipeg Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 7:00pm CT
Citytv Calgary Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 8:00pm MT
Citytv Edmonton Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 8:00pm MT
Citytv Vancouver Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 8:00pm PT

In an outrageous and competitive twist for season five – it’s beauties versus geeks rather than the traditional beauty/geek teams. Nine gorgeous but academically challenged women and nine brilliant but socially impaired men go head to head in exciting new challenges, designed to test intellect and social skills, in the hopes of winning the $250,000 grand prize. Among the new challenges, look for the men to guest host a popular syndicated radio program and test their fashion sense by ‘making under’ their female competitors. Plus, the beauties get down and dirty in physical and technical challenges such as cleaning clogged pipes. Both teams’ acting skills are put to the test when they take on cameo roles in a popular daytime drama. Each of the previous seasons have resulted in an unlikely romantic connection between a beauty and a geek, proving that beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder – you never know if this season will bring another love connection!

The Nine Beauties:

Amanda
Hometown: West Warwick, Rhode Island (currently Queen Creek, Arizona)
Age: 23

Amber
Hometown: Houston, Texas (currently Los Angeles, California)
Age: 25

Cara
Hometown: Leawood, Kansas (currently Temecula, California)
Age: 21

Jillian
Hometown: Northfield, New Hampshire (currently Miami, Florida)
Age: 22

Kristina
Hometown: Wheaton, Illinois
Age: 21

Leticia
Hometown: Cave City, Kentucky (currently Orlando, Florida)
Age: 29

Randi
Hometown: Missouri City, Texas (currently Houston, Texas)
Age: 26

Tara
Hometown: Davie, Florida
Age: 24

Tiffany
Hometown: Mclean, Virginia (currently Nashville, Tennessee)
Age: 21

The Nine Geeks:

Chris
Hometown: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Age: 23

Greg
Hometown: Azusa, California
Age: 23

Jonathan
Hometown: Colfax, California
Age: 26

Jim
Hometown: Bedford, Massachusetts
Age: 21

Joe
Hometown: Nipomo, California
Age: 24

John E.
Hometown: Tempe, Arizona
Age: 25

Jason
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Age: 23

Matt
Hometown: Little Elm, Texas (currently Dallas, Texas)
Age: 21

Tommy
Hometown: Somerville, Massachusetts
Age: 24

“Beauty And The Geek” is from fox21 and is produced by Katalyst Films and 3 Ball Productions with executive producers Ashton Kutcher & Jason Goldberg (“Guess Who,” “Punk’d”), Nick Santora (“Prison Break,” “The Sopranos”), J.D. Roth (“The Biggest Loser,” “For Love or Money”) and Todd A. Nelson (“The Biggest Loser,” “For Love or Money”).

Don’t miss the season premiere of “Beauty and The Geek”, Tuesday, March 11, 2008 on Citytv.