March 2008

*NEW CANADIAN ORIGINAL PREMIERE*

Produced and narrated by Global National’s Kevin Newman, REVEALED: The Path to War draws on the research and reporting from the best-selling book “The Unexpected War” by Janice Gross Stein and Eugene Lang, exposing how Canada found itself on the front lines in Afghanistan. This is the first film of a new twice-yearly, independently-produced, one-hour documentary strand.

Tuesday, March 11 at 10pm ET/PT on GLobal

The fourth Power of Veto competition is held. Another couple is evicted and the fifth Head of Household competition is held.

Tuesday, March 11 at 9pm ET/PT

Wednesday, March 12 at 8pm ET/PT

Sunday, March 16 at 8pm ET/PT

A homeless Gulf War veteran confesses to the grisly murder of a controversial psychiatrist, but Amsterdam is sceptical. While reviewing the psychiatrist’s soon-to-be published book, Amsterdam contemplates the reliability of memories and the reasons people bury them. Could the motive for this murder lie in the psychiatrist’s own research? The murder also brings Amsterdam closer to finding “the one” who he believes will unlock his heart and make him mortal. Though he’s certain the sparks he feels are real, he encounters the unexpected.

Monday, March 10 at 9pm ET/PT (REGULAR TIMESLOT) on Global

Amy Adams (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day) joins the cast as guest host. Musical group Vampire Weekend performs.

Saturday, March 8 at 11:30pm ET/PT on Global

Best selling author, actress, producer and comedian, Jenny McCarthy, drops by the ET Canada Studio to share details about being the headline speaker at the Holistic World Expo in Toronto. Jenny’s recent book titled Louder Than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism discusses different methods that helped her son Evan recover from Autism and is the focus of her appearance at the Holistic World Expo.

Friday, March 14 at 7pm ET/PT on Global

Elizabeth Canterbury is a defence attorney willing to bend the law to protect the wrongly accused people. She takes the case of an accused child murderer named Ethan Foster. And she will do everything in her power to successfully defend him.

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

Season Premiere

The Hills experts hosts Jessi Cruickshank and Dan Levy are back to talk about the things viewers are thinking, to ask the questions everyone wants answered and to dish on all the things fans want to know about their favourite and least favourite members of The Hills cast.

Monday, March 24 at 11 p.m. ET/PT (30min.) on MTV

THE HILLS SEASON 3 CONTINUES
SEASON PREMIERE – The Hills season 3 returns with eight additional episodes. In the premiere, Lauren and Whitney hit Paris to assist in the famed Crillon Ball. But when Lauren calls home and is told by Audrina that Brody already has a new girlfriend she is determined to find a rebound romance in the City of Lights.

Monday, March 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (60min.) on MTV

Daily Planet Highlights the Ultimate in Homespun Inventions

Who hasn’t daydreamt of inventing something to make their lives easier, safer – or just plain cooler? But how many of us actually make the leap from fantasy to reality? Now, meet some amateur inventors who’ve done just that! From stylish bullet-proof suits that would make James Bond envious to a dish-doing robot that wouldn’t be out of place on The Jetsons, Daily Planet hosts Jay Ingram and Kim Jagtiani take a look at the science behind the latest in amateur invention in an all-new theme week. Running Mon., March 24 to Fri., March 28 at 7 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on Discovery Channel, Daily Planet’s “Built in Your Own Backyard” theme week celebrates the spirit innovation and the passion of “backyard” inventors who strive to make the science we use everyday a little better – and a lot cooler too!

Highlights from Daily Planet’s “Built in Your Own Backyard” theme week include:

Mon., March 24 at 7 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT
From grad school project to real-world relief effort, see how Peter Brewin and Will Crawford have revolutionized instant – yet stable – shelter systems. To utilize these incredible concrete “shelters in a bag,” simply add water, inflate and let set for 12-24 hours. The resulting concrete huts are suitable for military operations, remote hospitals and refugee camps. Also, meet Sudbury backyard inventor Colin Firth – the ultimate hockey fan – for whom building a community ice rink wasn’t enough, so he built his own Zamboni!

Tues., March 25 at 7 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT
Is loading the dishwasher a drag? Scientists in Pittsburgh are perfecting a robot that collects dirty mugs and loads them into a dishwasher – all by itself. The RoboButler can see the mugs and choose the best way to get them into a rack. Also today, the height of fashion meets high security with the invention of a bullet-proof suit. Bulky vests have gone by the wayside in favour of new revolutionary materials and expert craftsmanship, resulting in trendy shirts and jackets capable of absorbing the impact of a speeding bullet!

Wed., March 26 at 7 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT
The “Rocketman” personified, Ky Michaelson is the ultimate inventor. At 70 years old he has committed his life to adding a rocket to just about anything you can think of. Michaelson is so good at building rockets he’s broken state, national and international speed records and has even consulted on Hollywood movies – see what he’s up to next! Also today, see how Ubifit is like a pedometer on steroids! Featuring nine different sensors to measure every type of exercise including walking, running, climbing stairs and even riding a bike, Ubifit tracks weekly totals and displays it on a user’s cell phone as different flowers blooming in a virtual garden. And, for a different kind of walk on the wild side, see how a California company has found a way to tame tornados… and can make these forces of nature do their bidding.

Thurs., March 27 at 7 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT
Alaskan construction worker Carlos Owens has just made a real-life monster transformer – in his mom’s backyard! Standing almost two stories high, yet controllable by hand, Owen plans on developing his monster robots into boxers for backyard demolition derbies. Then, meet a piston builder who can turn any truck engine into a homemade jet engine. Does this noisy invention have the potential to be next green generator? Also today, witness the latest means to harness the incredible power of nature. Forget lightning, or even wind power – check out Thomas Fetterman’s fly powered plane!

Fri., March 28 at 7 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT
Inspired to create your own inventions? Daily Planet looks back at the week’s discoveries in a special best of “Built in Your Own Backyard” episode. From shelters to subs, join hosts Jay Ingram and Kim Jagtiani as they recap the brightest new inventions featured during Daily Planet’s “Built in Your Own Backyard” week.

March 5, 2008

Pop/Punk and R&B join Rock, Opera, Country and Pop to bring down the house on The 2008 JUNO Awards broadcast. CTV and the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that Canadian rockers Hedley and R&B songstress Jully Black, both nominees for JUNO Awards this year, will complete the stellar performance lineup on The 2008 JUNO Awards. The announcement brings the total number of musical acts for the broadcast to an astounding 15. Hosted by Russell Peters, The 2008 JUNO Awards will be broadcast from Calgary’s Pengrowth Saddledome on Sunday, April 6 on CTV.

Featuring a wide variety of musical genres, The 2008 JUNO Awards will have fans in Calgary and television viewers from across the country moving to the music. This year’s broadcast includes some of Canada’s most celebrated musical talents, internationally renowned superstars and up-and-coming chart toppers.

Hedley and Jully Black join 13 other acts filling out The JUNO Awards star-studded roster for the CTV broadcast, including previously announced performers Avril Lavigne, Feist, Finger Eleven, Measha Brueggergosman and Michael Bublé. Anne Murray will appear in special duet performances with Jann Arden and Sarah Brightman. Aaron Lines, Gord Bamford, Johnny Reid, Paul Brandt and Shane Yellowbird will perform in a special all-country musical tribute to the host city and province.

About Hedley
Hedley’s 2005 self-titled album was the most successful domestic rock debut release of the year and reached nearly double-platinum status in Canada, churning out hits including “321”, “On My Own” and “Trip”. With a successful album under their belt and two years touring North America, their most recent release, Famous Last Words (Universal Music Canada), shows an edge, a purpose and a defined personality that only comes from experience and development. The album’s hit lead single “She’s So Sorry”, followed by the gospel-tinged piano ballad “For The Nights I Can’t Remember” and reggae nod “Never Too Late” shows off their versatility and fierce no-holds-barred attitude. Hedley has been nominated for a total of six JUNO Awards since 2006, including Group of the Year at The 2008 JUNO Awards.

About Jully Black
Jully Black’s much-anticipated sophomore album, Revival, released by Universal Music Canada, serves as a shining reflection of who she is, where she is, and how she got there. Produced by Black Eyed Peas’ drummer Keith Harris (Busta Rhymes, Fergie, Mary J. Blige and Michael Jackson), the album’s lead single “Seven Day Fool” was a No.1 hit song and video in Canada, and also includes the feel-good tunes “DJ Play My Song” and “My Baby”. The multi-talented R&B songstress penned 10 of the album’s 11 songs and has written for numerous artists including Destiny’s Child and Nas. She is also a television personality and regular correspondent on CTV’s eTalk, a motivational speaker for various charities and youth organizations, and has shared the stage with the likes of Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Bon Jovi and Josh Groban. Black is nominated for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year and Single of the Year awards at The 2008 JUNO Awards.

Hosted by Russell Peters, 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 2002, CTV has presented The JUNO Awards from across Canada, bringing a local, electrifying stadium show to millions of Canadian viewers at home. 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 Line 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.

About CARAS:
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’academie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music and recording industries and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through television vehicles such as The JUNO Awards. For more information on the 37th Annual JUNO Awards, visit the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’ (CARAS) website at www.junoawards.ca.

Sunday, April 6 on CTV