October 2008

Television content suppliers: broadcast networks, specialty channels, and TV program producers are warily awaiting a statement by the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission, the CRTC. Cable and satellite service providers are equally as anticipatory about the decision, which will be announced on Thursday, October 30th.

On that day, the CRTC will reveal the results of months of deliberation, on what the Canadian viewing public will watch on television and where they’ll be able to watch it. Among the many conditions being defined will be “What is basic cable?”, meaning what channels are included as “basic” and what broadcast properties are not. Which broadcasters and producers will receive public funding? How much Canadian content will each channel be required to carry? Currently, specialty channels must meet percentage requirements, while basic channels buy mostly American programming.

There is also an issue of cable and satellite service providers, or BDU’s, exercising control over how much subscribers must pay for each channel. Basic cable is…well, basic. Channels included under the “basic” category are available to everyone under one flat rate, while channels that are “specialty” cost extra, may not be available from some BDU’s, and certainly don’t get promoted in the same manner as their “basic” counterparts.

Summarily, the CRTC will determine the extent that Canadian television will truly represent diversity in our national media. Indirectly, they could possibly relegate a number of broadcast companies to relative exile, some production companies to imminent closure, and many broadcast technical and creative professionals to inevitable job loss.

The discussions and debates surrounding the CRTC’s decision process are covered in “TV WARS: Media, Money and the Battle for Canada’s Airwaves”, a Stornoway Productions documentary, airing on Stornoway Communications’ three digital channels:

· ichannel will air the program on Monday, October 27th at 7:00pm ET and on Wednesday, October 29th at 10pm ET.
· bpm:tv will feature the special on Wednesday, October 29th, at 9:00pm ET.
· The Pet Network will present the documentary on Wednesday, October 29th at 8:00pm ET.

As Ted Rogers stated in his autobiography, ‘Relentless – The True Story of the Man Behind Rogers Communications’, “We need companies that can tell Canadian stories and paint Canadian dreams.” Now, many await October 30th to find out if the CRTC will impose upon the cable / satellite industry the mandate to portray those words.

For further information, contact:
Rosemary Fusca, Head of Programming, (416) 756-5523, rfusca@stornoway.com

DISCOVERY PRESENTS: JAMES BOND SPECIALS, Sunday, November 2 and Sunday, November 9

For 007 fans counting down the release of Quantum of Solace, Discovery Channel has what you need to satisfy your Bond addiction! Don’t miss the legendary escapes and impressive weaponry of the 007 as they are demystified by the fiction fighting Mythbusters. Also, learn how interrogator’s uncover the truth of prime suspects and hear the revealing accounts and true stories of the legendary spy hero from creator himself, Ian Fleming.

Mythbusters: James Bond Special
Sunday, November 2 at 8 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. PT

It’s tuxedos and martinis as the MYTHBUSTERS take on 007 in this special two-hour episode. In ‘Electromagnetic Watch’ Adam and Jamie try to create a watch that can deflect bullets. In ‘Propane Peril’ Kari, Grant and Tori examine Bond’s escape in Casino Royale by firing a handgun at a propane tank testing the fireball theory. Finally in ‘Bond Boat Jump’, Adam and Jamie tackle one of 007’s most spectacular getaways as they crash through the movie-moment myth from Live and Let Die.

Science of Interrogation
Sunday, November 9 at 8 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. PT

Revealing the finely tuned, meticulous tricks of psychology, technique and cutting-edge technology, this one-hour special uncovers the tools designed to extract the truth of a prime suspect through footage of real criminal interrogations.

James Bond: The Real Story
Sunday, November 9 at 9 p.m. ET / 10 p.m. PT

Selling more than 100 million books, Ian Fleming’s James Bond series has been the subject of films seen by half the world’s population. His adventures are the ultimate fantasy. But as JAMES BOND: THE REAL STORY reveals, they are based on real people experiencing extraordinary events, using amazing gadgets that were often even more exciting than fiction. This one-hour special reveals the tools of the trade, uncovers the true identity of M, and introduces the heroes behind the world’s most famous spy.

Newest Choreographer Samba’s in to SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA’s Next Performance Episode, Oct. 29

– So You Think You Can Dance Season 2 competitor Dmitry Chaplin joins previously announced choreographers –
–Rex Harrington and Mary Murphy join judging panel –

– Halloween-themed dance performed during Results Episode on Oct. 30 –

Toronto, ON (October 28, 2008) – So You Think you Can Dance Season 2 competitor Dmitry Chaplin shares his experience and expertise with the Top 14 in the new 90-minute SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA performance episode on Wednesday, October 29 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Specializing in ballroom, Dmitry joins Sean Cheesman, Paul Becker, Benji Schwimmer, Luther Brown and Blake McGrath as they work with the Top 14 dancers this week.

In this week’s episode, special guest judges Rex Harrington (artist-in-residence for The National Ballet of Canada) and Mary Murphy (So You Think You Can Dance) join the judging panel, while the seven remaining couples are paired with a new choreographer and attempt to master a new style of dance.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA choreographer Dmitry Chaplin’s biography is below. Previously announced choreographer biographies and photos can be found on dance.ctv.ca or on the media site at ctvmedia.ca/dance2008. Choreographers for upcoming weeks will be announced as the competition continues.

Dmitry Chaplin – One of the Top 10 finalists on Season 2 of So You Think You Can Dance, Dmitry Chaplin is now one of ballroom’s most requested teachers and coaches. Before appearing on So You Think You Can Dance, Dmitry represented the U.S. all over the world in dance finals with former partner Heidi Groskreutz. Dmitry has appeared in numerous TV commercials and series including Idol Gives Back 2008, where he was featured in the opening routine and also danced with Gloria Estefan in “Get On Your Feet.” Last year, Dmitry was invited to choreograph for the fourth season of So You Think You Can Dance. His “Hip Hip, Chin Chin Samba” routine was recognized as one of the best dances of last season and his Argentine Tango is now featured on the So You Think You Can Dance National Tour which made a stop in Toronto Sunday night. He is also a choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance series around the world.

Tune in to the 30-minute results show on Thursday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times) on CTV to catch the Top 14 perform a Halloween-themed rock theatre group number to “Dragula” by Rob Zombie, choreographed by SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA’s Melissa Williams. The performance is a vampire-themed piece performed on red fabric that billows around the stage.

An encore broadcast of this week’s performance and results episodes air back to back on Sunday, November 2 at 9 p.m. ET on MuchMusic (visit muchmusic.com to confirm local broadcast times).

Highlights of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA can now be seen on the CTV Media Player at ctv.ca.

Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT

– Bravo!’s new series showcases six of Canada’s finest photographers –

Toronto, ON (October 27, 2008) – SNAPSHOT presents prolific photographers as they’re rarely seen – in front of the camera – Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, beginning November 13 on Bravo! The six-episode series examines the shutterbugs who redefine standard notions of beauty. From photo shoots to exhibits, each SNAPSHOT episode documents the world from a photographer’s perspective through candid interviews and stunning artwork.

· Episode 1 (Nov. 13): Greg Girard contrasts Shanghai’s eroded buildings with its vibrant urban landscape.

· Episode 2 (Nov. 20): Robyn Cumming captures the tragic and mundane in her signature quirky and dramatic style.

· Episode 3 (Nov. 27): Rob MacInnis recreates the drama of a fashion shoot with barnyard animals as models.

· Episode 4 (Dec. 4): Cylla von Tiedemann is renowned as one of Canada’s most treasured and imaginative dance photographers.

· Episode 5 (Dec. 11): Eamon MacMahon is a gypsy at heart with a camera in hand who shoots northern Canadian landscapes and their landlocked inhabitants.

· Episode 6 (Dec. 18): Jaret Belliveau is a master at being a fly-on-the-wall who is best-known for a photo series on the life and death of his mother.

SNAPSHOT is created, written, and directed by Bob Barrett and produced by Sound Venture Productions and ACME Pictures in association with Bravo! For more information SNAPSHOT, visit www.soundventure.com/snapshot/home.html.

Bravo! is an oasis in the television landscape where viewers make a regular appointment with the arts (www.bravo.ca). A proud supporter of the Canadian independent production community, Bravo! has been a major contributor to such productions as Godiva’s, Ballet Girls, Manufacturing Dissent and Gemini award-winning series Bathroom Divas. Bravo! is owned by CTV Limited, a division of CTVglobemedia, Canada’s premiere multi-media company.

– SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA sets Benchmark for a Canadian series –
– #1 New Series Overall and for Younger Viewers, Women and Urban Markets –
– Becomes Most-Watched Program Overall on MuchMusic –

Toronto, ON (October 27, 2008) – Six weeks into the Fall Television Season, a Canadian series is making history. CTV’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA has “popped” its way to the top, becoming this Fall’s #1 new television series.* Attracting 47% more viewers than 90210, it’s the first time in memory that an original, homegrown production has claimed more viewers than American imports in the Fall Season.

After three performance episodes, the Wednesday night hit for CTV is averaging 1.36 million viewers, making it not only the #1 new program among total viewers, but in all key demos as well. The series performs particularly well among younger viewers (#1 New Series among A18-34 and A18-49), women (#1 New Series among F18-34 and F18-49) and in urban markets (#1 New Series in Toronto and Vancouver).

** Media Note **– Download photos from SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA at www.CTVmedia.ca.

“The buzz continues to build for SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA!” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “Becoming Fall’s #1 new series is a testament to the quality of the production and the extraordinary talent of the dancers that Canada has so clearly fallen in love with.”

Additional signs of strength for SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA:

Encores of SYTYCDC on MuchMusic have made it the channel’s #1 series overall, not only among total viewers, but in the core P12-34 demo as well. SYTYCDC is averaging nearly 100,000 viewers for its Sunday night encores on MuchMusic.**
Audiences for performance episodes of SYTYCDC are trending higher than the average audiences for the first three seasons of the American SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on CTV.
Among all programs on television, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA currently places high on the Top 20 list of the most-watched programs in Canada at #11.***

A detailed look shows that SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA claims three out of the Top 5 slots in the list of Canada’s top new series:

New Programs, Fall 2008*

1. SYTYCDC (Performances) / CTV 1.36 million

2. SYTYCDC (Auditions) / CTV 1.16 million

3. 90210 / Global 930,000

4. SYTYCDC (Results) / CTV 821,000

5. FRINGE / ‘A’ 677,000

In the next episode, airing Wednesday, October 29 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, the Top 14 compete in front of two new members of the judging panel, who join permanent judges Tré Armstrong and Jean Marc Genereux. The first is Canadian Rex Harrington, a former Principal Dancer with the National Ballet of Canada and current Artist-in-Residence for the company. The second is Mary Murphy, best known as the “Queen of Scream” on the U.S. version of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE and guest judge during the audition tour on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA.

Highlights of every episode of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA are now available on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca. Visit the official website at dance.ctv.ca for more information.

Following its impressive debut as the number one new Original drama series of last Spring*, Global’s The Guard makes its highly anticipated return to primetime with an all-new instalment of 15 episodes.

Premiering October 29 – 10pm ET/PT, The Guard completes the networks’ already robust Wednesday night line-up of fan favourites Bones (8pm) and NCIS (9pm).

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the growth and direction of the series – from the ramped up storylines to the dangerous and thrilling stunts, the sheer amount of action and drama alone is enough to keep our viewers engaged and at the edge of their seats,” said Christine Shipton, SVP, Drama and Factual Content. “We’re extremely excited that the universal appeal of our homegrown series has already garnered attention amongst the major markets, and we’re confident the interest will only continue to climb.”

Captain Miro Da Silva (Steve Bacic) along with Rescue Specialists Andrew Vanderlee (Jeremy Guilbaut), Carly Greig (Zoie Palmer) and First Mate Laura Nelson (Gemini nominee for Durham County, Sonya Salomaa) are back saving lives on the water while trying to keep the storms in their personal lives at bay. Turning up the action and turning out the star power, the new season of The Guard features Roger Cross (24) as Port Hallet’s new Officer in Charge, Jim McGregor with returning special guest David James Elliott (JAG) as David Renwald.

Making waves in international waters, The Guard has successfully sold in over 30 territories including France, Poland, Hungary and the Middle East, with recent sales to A&E in Latin America, MNET in South Africa, YLE in Finland and RTBF in Belgium.

PREMIERE EPISODE SYNOPSIS

“The Hold”: Miro breaks the rules when he takes the MLB on a chase of a battered trawler and ends up rescuing the victims of a human trafficking operation. Andrew’s marriage is threatened when he comes clean to Amy about kissing Carly.

Spectacular SCI FI, this November on SPACE

· Get ready for the highly-anticipated conclusion to BATTLESTAR GALACTICA with an encore presentation of the first 10 episodes of Season 4, beginning Sunday, November 2 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Season 4 episodes are available on-demand at www.spacecast.com, beginning November 3

· FRINGE continues with all-new episodes Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT

· RABBIT FALL continues with all-new episodes Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

· From a galaxy far, far away STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS invades SPACE Fridays at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT

· GHOST HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL investigates paranormal activity abroad, Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

· Tune into Movies From SPACE premieres all month. Check listings below for full details.

** Media note ** Download photos from www.ctvmedia.ca/space

Below is a chronological listing of November 1-30 programming highlights. All programming is subject to change.

SERIES AND SPECIALS:

Sunday, November 2

9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT – Battlestar Galactica Season 4 “He That Believeth in Me”(R)

Starbuck’s mysterious return unhinges the Galactica crew in the middle of a Cylon attack. Anders enters the fight and has a surprising standoff with a Cylon raider.

Tuesday, November 4

10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT – Rabbit Fall “Happiness Hotel”

Tara is taken hostage by a delusional hotel guest engaged in a bizarre argument with his dead wife.

Wednesday, November 5

10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT – Ghost Hunters International – “Devil Dog”

The ghosts of a stagehand and an actress are sought at New Zealand’s St. James Theatre and Opera House. Also: England’s Woodchester Mansion is investigated.

Friday, November 7

7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT – STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS –“Destroy Malevolence (Part 3)”

Padmé Amidala and C-3PO are taken hostage by General Grievous, leaving Anakin and Obi-Wan to save the Senator and complete the destruction of the Malevolence.

Sunday, November 9

9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT – Battlestar Galactica Season 4 “Six Of One”(R)

Conflicts flare among the Cylons as they confront the taboo mystery of the Final Five, and Starbuck is pushed too far when her former friends and comrades refuse to believe that she has been to Earth.

Tuesday, November 11

10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT – Rabbit Fall “Hit and Run”

When Harley gets into a car accident the same night a local boy goes missing, Tara believes there is a connection.

Wednesday, November 12

10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT – Ghost Hunters International – “Castle Of The Damned”

Ireland’s Charleville Castle and England’s Samlesbury Hall are investigated regarding claims of paranormal activity.

Friday, November 14

7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT – STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS – “Rookies”

Alone on a distant outpost, Clone Commanders Rex and Cody must inspire their rookie unit to believe in themselves to stave off a Droid Commando invasion.

Sunday, November 16

9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT – Battlestar Galactica Season 4 “The Ties That Bind”(R)

While Starbuck commands a lone freighter in her desperate search for Earth, political intrigue and marital discord aboard the Galactica are paralleled by deep rifts in the Cylons’ solidarity.

Tuesday, November 18

10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT – Rabbit Fall Season 2 “Berry Fast”

Tara and Zoe discover the body of a young girl in an area of the forest that Tara later discovers is a sacred site with dangerous supernatural powers.

Wednesday, November 19

10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT – Ghost Hunters International “Shattered Spirit”

Claims concerning mysterious shadows and ghostly soldiers are probed at Bodelwyddan Castle in Rhyl, U.K.

Friday, November 21

7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT – STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS “Downfall Of A Droid (Part 1)”

R2-D2 is lost during a fierce space battle and Anakin must find him before the Separatists discover the Jedi military secrets locked in his memory banks.

Sunday, November 23

9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT – Battlestar Galactica Season 4 “Escape Velocity”(R)

Baltar’s beliefs create a controversy for those faithful to the 12 Lords of Kobol, and a crew member’s demise casts a pall on the Colonials.

Tuesday, November 25

10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT – Rabbit Fall Season 2 “Pestilence”

While investigating a gruesome apparition, Tara sparks outrage and threats when she digs up the consecrated grave and unleashes a super bug that spreads throughout Rabbit Fall.

Wednesday, November 26

10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT – Ghost Hunters International “Hauntings Of South Africa”

A castle in Cape Town, South Africa, is probed. Also, the team seeks out a spectral prostitute and strange phenomena attributed to a soldier’s grave site.

Friday, November 28

7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT – STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS “Duel Of The Droids (Part 2)”

Giving up R2-D2 as lost in battle, Anakin, Ahsoka, and replacement droid R3 embark on a new mission to destroy General Grievous’ secret enemy listening post.

Sunday, November 30

9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT – Battlestar Galactica Season 4 “The Road Less Traveled”(R)

The prospect of a truce between humanity and a band of rebel Cylons encourages Starbuck to trust her old enemy, Leoben.

SPACE MOVIE PREMIERES:

Saturday, November 8

10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT – Sumuru (2003)

Based on Sax Rohmer’s cult novels “Sumuru,” this futuristic fantasy takes place in a futuristic Earth colony in which women rule and men are used to propagate the race. Stars Alexandra Kamp-Groeneveld and Michael Shanks.

Saturday, November 15

11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT – Manticore (2005)

Commandos in Iraq look for terrorists but find a man-eating monster instead. Stars Robert Beltran, Jeff Fahey, and Heather Donahue.

Saturday, November 22

11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT – Painkiller Jane (2005)

Jane, a young soldier, is exposed to a biochemical weapon that endows her with self-healing powers. She uses her abilities to fight crime while eluding the military. Stars Emmanuelle Vaugier and Richard Roundtree.

Saturday, November 29

11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT – Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)

Mike Nelson and his robot companions watch and give their comments on This Island Earth.

CTV announced today its extensive multi-channel, multi-platform campaign in support of THE 2008 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE. Hosted by CANADA AM’s Seamus O’Regan, the 15th anniversary of the prestigious literary award is broadcast live on Tuesday, November 11 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo! and then again Wednesday, November 12 at 10 a.m. ET and 2 p.m. ET and Saturday, November 15 at 5 p.m. ET on CTV (visit ctv.ca and bravo.ca to confirm local broadcast times). The gala will be streamed to readers around the world on CTV.ca and will also be available on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca immediately following the broadcast.

THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE unites readers and writers across the country to a celebration of Canadian literature attended by Canada’s literary
community, celebrities and VIPs. Last year’s broadcast on CTV was a success both on-air and at bookstores: the event was watched in part by close
to two million viewers*, making it the most-watched Giller to date, while last year’s winning book, Elizabeth Hay’s Late Nights on Air, experienced a 628%
spike in sales in the week following the CTV broadcasts.**

“THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE is not just a tribute to the art of writing, but also a celebration of the act of reading,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “Bigger than one night in a hotel ballroom, it’s something ordinary Canadians participate in on an individual basis right across the country, the moment they pick up a nominated book. Congratulations to all of the finalists, and to all the readers who will enjoy their work.”

“We’re absolutely delighted that for the 4th year in a row, CTV is making certain that The Scotiabank Giller Prize reaches the widest possible audience,” said Founder of the Prize Jack Rabinovitch. “By using all of its broadcast and on-line platforms, CTV is able to get the word out across the country and around the world about these outstanding authors and their books.”

As the national broadcaster of The Scotiabank Giller Prize for the fourth consecutive year, CTV’s family of channels – including Bravo!, BookTelevision, Star! and CP24 – support the event with unprecedented programming on their news, entertainment and online properties (see below for complete details). Additionally, CTV’s online presence includes expanded coverage at its dedicated Giller Prize website, giller.ctv.ca, including author bios, excerpts from the shortlisted books, interviews, videos and more.

Leading up to the live broadcast of THE 2008 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE, CTV’s comprehensive coverage includes the following (all times ET; check local listings):

What Do You Get When You Mix House Parties, Elections, and Sarah Silverman? November on The Comedy Network!

The Comedy Network does the American election with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s live special INDECISION ’08: AMERICA’S CHOICE, November 4 at 10 p.m. ET

Watch as one man tries to keep his life and his parent’s house intact in HOUSE PARTY, premiering Wednesday, November 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Catch the first two episodes back-to-back

Gabe Iglesias jokes about simple everyday aggravations in the premiere of his one-hour stand-up special GABE IGLESIAS – HOT AND FLUFFY! , Saturday, November 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Doug Stanhope vents his aggression in DOUG STANHOPE – NO REFUNDS, Saturday, November 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Jeff Foxworthy gets roasted in the Canadian premiere of THE COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF JEFF FOXWORTHY, Saturday, November 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Tuesday nights are hip and hilarious withTHE SARAH SILVERMAN PROGRAM and FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

STRANGERS WITH CANDY continues Sundays at 11 p.m. ET/PT. Starring Amy Sedaris and Stephen Colbert.

Below is a chronological listing of November 1 – 30 programming highlights.

Saturday, November 1

10 p.m. ET/PT – Nathan Fielder’s U.S.A. Election Special

An hour-long special that stars real people in a laugh-out-loud comedy that takes a microcosmic look at American politics, culture, and character, hosted by Canadian comic Nathan Fielder.

Sunday, November 2

11 p.m. ET/PT –Strangers With Candy – “Feather in the Storm”

Jerri finds her calling on the debate team, but can she make it through the dangerous physical training for the big competition?

Tuesday, November 4: Election Extravaganza!

7:30 p.m. ET/PT – Corner Gas “Gopher It!”

Hank’s idea to put up and paint gopher statues all over town spins out of control and threatens to change Dog River forever.

8 p.m. ET/PT – Nathan Fielder’s U.S.A. Election Special (R)

9 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons “Sideshow Bob Roberts”

Homer has been listening to a conservative radio talk show host. One day Sideshow Bob calls in from prison, voicing his conservative views. The host, Barlow, gets Sideshow Bob released from prison. Upon Sideshow Bob’s release, the town’s Republicans want him to run for mayor against Quimby.

9:30 p.m. ET/PT – South Park “Douche and Turd”

Kyle and Cartman are fighting about who would make a better school mascot. Kyle thinks it should be a Giant Douche, while Cartman believes it should be a Turd Sandwich. In the end, the decision comes down to a vote.

10 p.m. ET/PT –Indecision ’08: America’s Choice **LIVE**

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have been approximating election news for months on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Now on election night, they join forces for a live one-hour special.

Saturday, November 8

10 p.m. ET/PT – Gabe Iglesias – Hot and Fluffy! **PREMIERE**

Iglesias jokes about everything from his weight to simple everyday aggravations.

Tuesday, November 11

10 p.m. ET/PT – The Sarah Silverman Program “Making New Friends”

Sarah thinks she’s psychic but quickly discovers her friends are just really predictable and boring. Her answer is to abandon her friends and trade them in for new ones.

10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Flight of the Conchords “Bret Gives Up The Dream”

Desperate for cash, and with their band-fund box nearly empty, Bret and Jemaine decide to get jobs.

Wednesday, November 12

10 p.m. ET/PT – House Party “Adam” **SERIES PREMIERE**

When Adam Palinchuck agrees to house sit for his parents, he sees the perfect opportunity to impress Megan, the girl he’s liked since high school.

10:30 p.m. ET/PT – House Party “Eric”

Eric is pumped to spend quality time with his best friend Adam, who he feels has grown somewhat distant recently. To ensure the party’s success, Eric has made sure to invite everybody and anybody.

Saturday, November 15
10 p.m. ET/PT – Doug Stanhope – No Refunds **PREMIERE**

Standup comic Doug Stanhope brings his aggressive brand of comedy to the Gotham Comedy Club in a performance that’s not for the faint of heart.

Sunday, November 16

11 p.m. ET/PT –Strangers With Candy – “To Be Young, Gifted, and Blank”

Noblet discovers that Jerri is a violin prodigy and ruthlessly grooms her to become the star he always wanted to be.

Tuesday, November 18

10 p.m. ET/PT – The Sarah Silverman Program “Patriot Tact”

Sarah thinks she sees Osama Bin Laden on the street and runs him over with her car. After discovering it wasn’t the infamous terrorist, Sarah is ridiculed by the public, and sets out to make sure that no one forgets the horrors of 9/11.

10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Flight of the Conchords “Mugged”

Bret loses Jemaine’s trust by abandoning him to a gang of two, and fears the worst when Jemaine doesn’t come home.

Wednesday, November 19

10 p.m. ET/PT – House Party “Allison”

Allison shows up to the party with her new boyfriend, Darren, a two-faced, foul mouthed British oaf.

Sunday, November 23

11 p.m. ET/PT –Strangers With Candy – “The Trip Back” **SEASON FINALE**

Jerri reverts back to her old ways and succumbs to drugs in an attempt to win the affection of a beautiful female stoner.

Tuesday, November 25

10 p.m. ET/PT – The Sarah Silverman Program “Pee”

Sarah becomes an adult bed-wetter. Brian is very attached to his long beard, despite the fact that Steve hates it.

10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Flight of the Conchords “Yoko”

Bret’s girlfriend Coco threatens the Conchords’ fragile chemistry, not to mention the devotion of its one fan, Mel.

Wednesday, November 26

10 p.m. ET/PT – House Party “Mandy”

Mandy shows up to the party determined to make up for lost time in high school and brings enough wine to make sure of it.

Saturday, November 29

10 p.m. ET/PT – Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy **PREMIERE**

Good ol’ boy Jeff Foxworthy is in for a bad ol’ night when “Blue Collar” Comedy partners in crime – Ron White, Larry the Cable Guy, and Bill Engvall – are joined by featured guests Denis Leary, Anna Nicole Smith, Dr. Phil, Jay Mohr, Lisa Lampinelli, and Gilbert Gottfried, in this no-holds-barred insult-fest.

Just in time for the US Presidential Elections, Bio is pleased to bring you the complete stories of the most talked about men of the year: Barack Obama and John McCain. Tune in to these riveting, no-holds-barred biographies Sunday November 2nd starting at 7pm ET (4pm PT) with encore presentations beginning at 10pm ET (7pm PT), then cast your vote for the next president of the United States at www.thebiographychannel.ca.

Barack Obama – Sunday, November 2nd at 7 pm ET (4pm PT) and 10pm ET (7pm PT)

John McCain – Sunday, November 2nd at 8 pm ET (5pm PT) and 11pm ET (8pm PT)

You know these men as potential presidents, but where did it all begin? Look beyond their high-profile running mates, their policies and platforms and take a deeper look into the lives of these heroic and inspiring men who have captured the nation’s attention on their journey towards the White House. Learn about the secrets, the struggles, the successes and the scandals from a reliable source, and then decide who to vote for. Why should our neighbours to the south have all the fun? Let Bio give you all you need to know and then make your choice, You don’t need to be a US citizen to have your say!

Hear both sides of the story on November 2nd when Bio premieres the biographies of Barrack Obama’s and John McCain’s, back to back, beginning at 7:00 pm ET. Then go to www.thebiographychannel.ca to cast your vote for your favourite candidate. Bio – giving Canadians a voice!