October 2008

Toronto, Ontario (October 8, 2008) – Tuesday nights get alternative this October on The Comedy Network, with a new comedy hour that pairs Sarah Silverman, L.A.’s hippest comedian, with New Zealand’s Flight of the Conchords, the coolest musical parody duo in New York City. Season 2B of The Sarah Silverman Program premieres Tuesday, October 21, at 10 p.m. ET/PT followed by Flight of the Conchords Season 1 premiering a week later, Tuesday, October 28, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on The Comedy Network.

To get familiar with Flight of the Conchord’s deadpan humour, viewers can turn into the duo’s debut HBO special One Night Stand, premiering Saturday, October 18 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, with a second airing on Tuesday, October 21 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Viewers looking for more Sarah can catch encore episodes of The Sarah Silverman Program on thecomedynetwork.ca, starting Wednesday, October 22.

Tuesday, October 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Sarah Silverman stars as…Sarah Silverman in this half-hour scripted comedy series. In the 10-part Season 2B, Sarah plays out her absurd daily life through narrated scripted scenes, animation, and wacky songs. Returning this season are Laura (played by real-life sister Laura Silverman), her dog Doug (played by real-life dog Duck), her geeky “gaybours,” Brian and Steve (Brian Posehn and Steve Agee), and dim-witted Officer Jay (Jay Johnston) — all of whom are never far from her side.

In the premiere episode, “High, It’s Sarah”, Sarah gets high for the first time, and leaves herself a voicemail imploring herself to treat her stoned thoughts seriously, and to act on them. Some of these thoughts prove to be good ideas, others don’t.

Silverman recently picked up an Emmy® in the category of “Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics”, for her infamous “I’m F***ing Matt Damon” song, which premiered on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in January, 2008 and subsequently took YouTube by storm. Silverman has made numerous television and film appearances, including The School of Rock,There’s Something About Mary, The Way of the Gun, and The Bachelor.

Flight of the Conchords – Season One

Tuesday, October 28 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

The 12-part first season of Flight of the Conchords, was recently nominated for four, 2008 Emmy Awards including Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, and “Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.” The half-hour musical comedy series follows the trials and tribulations of Flight of the Conchords, a two man, digi-folk band from New Zealand, as they make a go of it in New York City. Flight of the Conchords, is made up of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, both on guitar and vocals. Billing themselves as “New Zealand’s fourth most popular folk parody duo,” Bret and Jemaine have moved to New York in hopes of forging a successful music career in North America. So far, they’ve managed to find a manager, Murray, whose “other” job is at the New Zealand Consulate; Mel, an obsessive, married fan; and one friend, Dave, who never listens and always gives bad advice. Other frequent guest stars are portrayed by real-life members of the NYC comedy scene, including, Arj Barker who plays Dave,Todd Barry, Eugene Mirman who plays their landlord, Demetri Martin and Eliza Coupe.

In the premiere episode, “Sally,” Bret and Jemaine embark on an endless pursuit of romance and fame. At a party, Jemaine spots Sally, “The Most Beautiful Girl in the Room,” and falls instantly in love. But things get weird when it is revealed that Sally used to date Bret. To deal with the weirdness Jemaine and Bret break into song. Hilarity ensues.

Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie first teamed up in 1998, performing briefly under the names Moustache and Vested Interest, before becoming Flight of the Conchords. Earning a worldwide cult following through their live performances, the duo was named “Best Alternative Comedy Act” at the 2005 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, “Best Newcomer” at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and was nominated for the Perrier Comedy Award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Canada’s first and only specialty comedy service, The Comedy Network airs comedy of all kinds, 24 hours a day, across multiple platforms, including a revolutionary broadband service at thecomedynetwork.ca. Launched in October 1997, The Comedy Network broadcasts, uncut and uncensored, an eclectic mix of scripted, stand-up, sketch, improv, and animated comedy – as well as topical comedy talk shows, game shows and classic situation comedies. Offering an unrivalled slate of original Canadian programming, The Comedy Network reinvests nearly 50 per cent of its revenues into homegrown productions. The Comedy Network, a division of CTV Television Inc., is available to over five million households across the country. The Comedy Network is on Canada’s leading online network at www.thecomedynetwork.ca.

Toronto, ON (October 15, 2008) – Empower. Inspire. Effect change. For the second year in a row, CTV will broadcast highlights from Free The Children’s National Me to We Day, it was announced today. Premiering Saturday, October 25 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV, Me to We is a one-hour television special linking viewers across the country to the extraordinary youth event taking place this Friday in Toronto. Hosted by etalk anchors Ben Mulroney and Tanya Kim, Me to We features an impressive roster of speakers and performers – including Sarah McLachlan, award-winning actress Mia Farrow, celeb designer Nate Berkus, Canadian Idol winner Theo Tams, Crash Parallel, Liberal MP-elect Justin Trudeau, and Free The Children founders Craig and Mark Kielburger – who are joining together to celebrate the power of young people to change the lives of others.

The largest one-day event of its kind, National Me to We Day unites top social issues speakers and performers with more than 8,000 student leaders from 600 schools and 40 school boards across Canada. Students and schools nationwide can catch the five-hour event in its entirety, live and unedited, when it is streamed on www.CTV.ca/metowe from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET (approximately) on Friday, October 17.

Produced and recorded by CTV from Toronto’s Ricoh Coliseum, Me to We reinforces CTV’s commitment to socially relevant programming fostering change. Sol Guy, host of the CTV/MTV series 4REAL, is a featured speaker at the event. Me to We will be re-broadcast Sunday, October 26 at 12 p.m. ET on CTV, Sunday, October 26 at 7 p.m. ET on MTV and Thursday, October 30 at 9 p.m. ET on Star! (visit CTV.ca/metowe to confirm local broadcast times).

CTV is an avid supporter of this powerful and empowering event,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “National Me to We Day is a celebration of the positive change that Free The Children brings to the lives of children worldwide. We are proud to partner with Free The Children and to be able to share this event with a national audience, online and on TV.”

Me to We speakers and performers include:

* Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger, founders and directors, Free The Children
* Mia Farrow, actress and activist
* Songstress Sarah McLachlan
* Nate Berkus, celebrity designer
* Justin Trudeau, Liberal MP-elect
* The cast of Degrassi: The Next Generation
* World We Know recording artists, Crash Parallel
* 2008 Canadian Idol winner Theo Tams
* Sol Guy, host of MTV’s 4REAL
* Farley Flex, Canadian Idol Judge
* Jessi Cruickshank, MTV Host
* Hannah Endicott-Douglas, actress, Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning

Me to We is produced by CTV. Executive Producer is Karen Barzilay.

Toronto, Ontario (October 16, 2008) — Now that the Canadian election is over and the sweater vest safely back in Stephen Harper’s closet, The Comedy Network is gearing up to take a look at the American election. First, Canadian comic Nathan Fielder talks to Americans about their upcoming election in the premiere of Nathan Fielder’s U.S. Election Special, Saturday, November 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. On election night, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert pair up for the funniest live television event of the evening in the Indecision 2008 Live Election Special, Tuesday, November 4 at 10 p.m. ET, on The Comedy Network.

First time documentary filmmaker and comic Nathan Fielder (This Hour Has 22 Minutes) sets out to speak with the man behind much of the excitement in the current American presidential race, Senator Barack Obama, in Nathan Fielder’s US Election Special. Along the way, Nathan conducts a series of hilariously uncomfortable interviews with everyone from a political pollster to a top American economist to a classroom of unwitting political science students. The result is an hour-long television special that stars real people in a laugh-out-loud comedy that takes a microcosmic look at American politics, culture, and character.

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. Backed by the best researchers and consultants, the pair provide viewers with shallow analyses, obscure factoids, random guesses, and pointless sound bites on the Obama/McCain race.

November 4 on The Comedy Network also features election themed episodes of Corner Gas (7:30 p.m. ET/PT), The Simpsons (9 p.m. ET/PT) and South Park (9:30 p.m. ET/PT). As well, an encore presentation of Nathan Fielder’s U.S. Election Special airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Viewers looking for more of Stewart and Colbert’s unique election coverage can visit thecomedynetwork.ca where archived election coverage and new episodes of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are available on-demand. Starting today, thecomedynetwork.ca also features election themed clips and episodes from South Park, Lil’ Bush, Odd Job Jack, and political bits from various stand-up comedians.

Canada’s first and only specialty comedy service, The Comedy Network airs comedy of all kinds, 24 hours a day, across multiple platforms, including a revolutionary broadband service at thecomedynetwork.ca. Launched in October 1997, The Comedy Network broadcasts, uncut and uncensored, an eclectic mix of scripted, stand-up, sketch, improv, and animated comedy – as well as topical comedy talk shows, game shows and classic situation comedies. Offering an unrivalled slate of original Canadian programming, The Comedy Network reinvests nearly 50 per cent of its revenues into homegrown productions. The Comedy Network, a division of CTV Television Inc., is available to over five million households across the country. The Comedy Network is on Canada’s leading online network at www.thecomedynetwork.ca.

Cannes, France (October 15, 2008) – Prepare to fall under the spell of Merlin. CTV announced today it has secured the exclusive Canadian broadcast rights to the widely sought-after hit series from FremantleMedia Enterprises. CTV joins some of the world’s leading broadcasters, including NBC in the United States, that have acquired the highly anticipated series, which just debuted to critical and ratings acclaim on the BBC. The announcement was made on Day 3 of the MIPCOM international television market in Cannes, France. Featuring a stellar cast and magical special effects, the 13-part, one-hour drama series joins an impressive mid-season schedule returning to CTV in 2009, including Lost, American Idol and Dancing With the Stars.

Merlin premiered last month on the BBC, enchanting audiences and conjuring an impressive 7.15 million viewers, making it the most watched drama series of the week. U.K. media were unanimous in their acclaim: “This has all the right ingredients to be a Saturday evening hit for the whole family to enjoy,” said TV Times; “Our 21st century gets the version it deserves,” said The Mail on Sunday; and The Times called it “a razzy prime-time drama.”

Set in the mythical city of Camelot, the action-packed fantasy drama revisits the saga of a teenaged Prince Arthur (Bradley James) and the clashes with his young wizard, Merlin (Colin Morgan, Doctor Who). The story centres on these two ambitious young men, struggling to understand their destinies on the path to becoming extraordinary. The young, up-and-coming leads are joined by a stellar cast including Santiago Cabrera (Heroes) as Lancelot, Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as Uther, Richard Wilson (A Passage To India) as Gauis, Angel Coulby (Magicians) as Guinevere and Katie McGrath (The Tudors) as Morgana. Legendary actor John Hurt lends his iconic voice as the Great Dragon.

“This series takes viewers back to a time before Merlin, the boy, becomes the great mythical sorcerer we know so well today,” said Susanne Boyce, CTV’s President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “With a compelling cast, spectacular special effects and an epic scope, Merlin provides a contemporary take on a timeless story for viewers of all ages.”

Commented David Ellender, CEO FremantleMedia Enterprises, “FME and CTV already share a strong partnership and it’s great to be working together on another exciting brand such as Merlin, one of the most promising dramas we have amongst our portfolio.”

The eagerly anticipated series begins long before Arthur becomes King. Arthur’s father is Uther Pendragon, who has outlawed magic in the mythical city of Camelot. Gaius is the court physician who takes Merlin under his wing and helps guide him with his magical powers. It’s a rites of passage story that sees Merlin and Arthur on the cusp of adulthood – both on their journey to greatness in a time before history began.

Visually, Camelot comes alive for television like never before. Shine Television’s Emmy Award winning production team brings Merlin to life, with the spectacular CGI effects created by The Mill, the Oscar winning visual effects team behind Gladiator. The series was shot in Wales, France and England.

Merlin is a Shine production for the BBC. FremantleMedia Enterprises has invested in the series alongside Shine Television and BBC One, and is the exclusive international rights holders for distribution, licensing, and home entertainment (excluding the U.K.).

Romina and Dario are the next dancers to leave the stage on So You Think You Can Dance Canada it was announced live on CTV tonight. Sixteen competitors will move on in the competition and will take to the stage next Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV with the hope of becoming Canada’s favourite dancer. Next week’s episodes feature special guest judges Kenny Ortega, the Emmy-Award winning director of the upcoming High School Musical 3: Senior Year, and Canada’s own Paul Becker, choreographer for Miley Cyrus, The Jonas Brothers and the upcoming New Muppet Christmas Special.

The three couples who received the lowest number of votes following last night’s country-wide poll and had to dance for their lives this week were Lisa Auguste, 27 and Vincent Noiseux, 22, who performed a hip-hop routine; Caroline Torti, 23, and Jesse Catibog, 29, who performed a hip-hop routine and Romina D’Ugo, 22, and Dario Milard, 19, who danced a jazz pop routine. After “dancing for their lives” and performing their solos, the judges deliberated and decided that Romina, who danced a salsa solo and Dario, who danced a unique contemporary solo would be sent home.

The Top 18 kicked off the results show with a dance routine that fused Bollywood and Bhangra, a Punjabi dance form. Choreographed by Southern California native Nakul Dev Mahajan, who has worked on So You Think You Can Dance as well as The Office, the performance was a mesmerizing blend of intricate and synchronized movements. Covering the stage in a wash of colour, the competitors performed in bright costumes that merged traditional and contemporary as “Nagada Nagada” from the Jab We Met soundtrack carried them through the performance.

Next week the competitors will face a new judging panel, as Kenny Ortega and Paul Becker join Tré Armstrong and Jean Marc Genereux behind the desk.

Emmy Award-winning Ortega is the Director, Producer and Choreographer behind the popular High School Musical films and will be in Toronto to promote the premiere of High School Musical 3: Senior Year. The California native has choreographed for some of the industry’s biggest musical artists including Madonna, Michael Jackson and Elton John. Ortega is also the choreographer behind the popular films Dirty Dancing, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and TV show Gilmore Girls.

No stranger to So You Think You Can Dance Canada viewers, Becker is a Victoria, BC native who appeared as a judge during the audition tour and was the mastermind behind last week’s stunning Top 20 Capoeira group number. A choreographer, writer, director, stuntman, actor and editor, Becker has worked with the Jonas Brothers and on The New Muppet Christmas Special.

Stepping onto the So You Think You Can Dance Canada stage on Wednesday, October 22 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (go to CTV.ca to confirm local listings) are:

1. ALLIE Bertram, 18, a Ballet dancer from Calgary
2. ARASSAY Reyes, 21, a Contemporary/Latin dancer from South Surrey, BC
3. CAROLINE Torti, 23, a Contemporary dancer from Oakville, ON
4. DANNY Arbour, 26, a Latin and Ballroom dancer from Montréal
5. FRANCIS Lafrenière, 28, a Ballroom dancer from St. Bruno, QC
6. IZAAK Smith, 19, a Hip-Hop and Contemporary dancer from Prince George, BC
7. JESSE Catibog, 29, a B-Boy from Toronto
8. JOEY Matt, 19, a Contemporary dancer from Calgary
9. KAITLYN Fitzgerald, 18, a Contemporary dancer from Loretto, ON
10. LARA Smythe, 25, a Contemporary/Acro dancer from Toronto,
11. LISA Auguste, 27, a Contemporary/Hip-Hop dancer from Rexdale, ON
12. MILES Faber, 21, a Popper and Boogaloo dancer from Calgary
13. NATALLI Reznik, 28, a Hip-Hop/Latin dancer from Toronto
14. NICO Archambault, 23, a Contemporary/Hip-Hop dancer from Montréal
15. TAMINA Pollack-Paris, 19, a Hip-Hop dancer from Toronto
16. VINCENT Noiseux, 22, a Contemporary/Hip-Hop dancer from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC

For those who missed this week’s So You Think You Can Dance Canada Performance and Results episodes, catch an encore on MuchMusic Sunday, October 19 from 9-11:30 p.m. ET (visit ctv.ca and muchmusic.com to confirm local broadcast times).

Highlights from each week’s So You Think You Can Dance Canada episodes are available on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca. For exclusive footage and clips, information on dancers, judges and choreographers along with image galleries, videos, forums, blogs from the judges and more, visit dance.CTV.ca.

onday’s episode of Two and a Half Men at 9 p.m. on ‘A’ attracted a new record audience for the network, not only among total viewers (1.05 million), but the key A18-49 (717,000) and A25-54 (760,000) demos as well. Paired with the second season premiere of Samantha Who? at 9:30 p.m. (549,000), the two sitcoms joined forces for a powerful comedy hour on ‘A’.

Two and a Half Men was the most-watched program in Canada in its time-slot from 9-9:30 p.m. among A25-54, attracting more viewers than Heroes. Among total viewers, Two and a Half Men (1.05 million) almost toppled Heroes (Global/NBC, 1.17 million) and attracted more viewers than CBC’s The Border (546,000).

At 9:30 p.m., Samantha Who? attracted more viewers than E!’s Worst Week (414,000). Also of note on ‘A’ on Monday night:

· At 8 p.m., Gossip Girl (256,000) out-gossiped an encore of Global’s 90210 (223,000) nationally and in Toronto/Vancouver with total viewers. Gossip Girl also trumped E!’s ‘Til Death (157,000) in all four demos.

· At 10 p.m., The Mentalist was #1 with viewers A18-34 and A18-49 over E!’s Boston Legal

‘A’ and CTV combined to claim four of the Top 5 shows in primetime Monday night. CSI: Miami (#1, 2.15 million, CTV) delivered more than four times the audience of the series premiere of My Own Worst Enemy (Global/NBC; 525,000) while Dancing With the Stars (1.6 million, CTV) danced away with the #2 position. Corner Gas returned for its sixth season with another million-plus audience (#4, 1.16 million, CTV) while Two and a Half Men (#5, 1.05 million, ‘A’) was close behind.

In the next episode of Two and a Half Men, “A Jock Strap in Hell” (Monday, October 20 at 9 p.m. ET on ‘A’), Charlie tries to help Jake’s former teacher, who became a stripper after dating him, but things go from bad to worse when she has a religious conversion.

In next week’s episode of Samantha Who?, “Out of Africa” (Monday, October 20 at 9:30 p.m. ET on ‘A’), Samantha suddenly decides to go to Africa and volunteer to help those in need. Her friends and family are convinced that she’ll chicken out – which she does after discovering the countless vaccinations and obstacles that she would face to make the journey. To keep up the charade of being out of the country, Sam hides out with Andrea and Dena.

Monday’s episode of Two and a Half Men can now be seen on demand on the CTV Video Player at ctv.ca.

Source: Preliminary overnight data, CTV Total, ‘A’ Total, E! Commercial and Global Total (BBM Nielsen Media Research).

Bravo! premieres Veronica Tennant’s newest dance documentary Vida y Danza, Cuba ~ Life & Dance,

Sunday, October 26

– Vida y Danza, Cuba ~ Life & Dance profiles acclaimed Cuban choreographer Lizt Alfonso as she brings Vida! to a Canadian stage –

Veronica Tennant’s latest dance documentary, Vida y Danza, Cuba ~ Life & Dance, traces the remarkable artistic journey of Cuban choreographer Lizt Alfonso, premiering October 26 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Bravo!. Alfonso is a household name in Cuba and her all-female company Danza Cuba plays to standing ovations in sold-out houses. Narrated by Colm Feore, Vida y Danza, Cuba ~ Life & Dance tracks Alfonso and her 25 dancers as they create Vida!, a fusion of flamenco, contemporary ballet, and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Shot in Havana and Toronto, the documentary culminates with Danza Cuba’s performance during Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts + Creativity.

n Vida y Danza, Cuba ~ Life & Dance, sensual, high-energy dance scenes are punctuated by interviews with the passionate Danza Cuba performers and their charismatic leader. Produced in association with Bravo!, the 60-minute performance documentary is an inspirational story about people who live for art and how hard they work to share their craft with the world.

Former ballet dancer-turned-filmmaker, Tennant’s projects have won accolades. In 2006, she wrote and directed Celia Franca: Tour de Force, about the founder of the National Ballet of Canada, which aired on Bravo!. It was selected as Best Dance Film of 2006 by the Toronto Star.

CTV gets Haunted by The Curse of Degrassi Halloween Special, Sunday, Oct. 26

— Spirit of school shooter returns to wreak more havoc on Degrassi —

If you’ve got a taste for terror, you have a “Harvest Dance” date with the Degrassi: TNG Halloween special, The Curse of Degrassi, premiering Sunday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Directed and written by original Degrassi cast member Stefan Brogren (“Snake”), the 30-minute episode gives a special nod to the classic horror movie Carrie. In what is becoming a regular Degrassi Halloween tradition, this season’s spooky special finds possessed students roaming the school as they prepare for the Degrassi Harvest Dance.

Following its television premiere, The Curse of Degrassi will be made available on demand on The CTV Video Player at CTV.ca on Monday, October 27 at 2 a.m. ET.

New episodes of season 8 of Degrassi: The Next Generation continue to air Sundays at 7:30 p.m. ET on CTV and encore Tuesdays at 7 p.m. ET on MuchMusic.

The Curse of Degrassi (Sunday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET), on the surface appears to be a regular Next Generation episode with students preparing for the annual Harvest Dance. Jane (Paula Brancati) is anxious to see Spinner (Shane Kippel), for a night of fun. But when he realizes that it’s the anniversary of Jimmy’s shooting and Rick Murray’s death, he is just not in the celebrating mood and renegs. Meanwhile, Holly J (Charlotte Arnold) is in charge of the dance set-up, and is nowhere to be found. When she’s finally discovered, Holly J isn’t acting like her bossy, domineering self – she’s been completely taken over by the spirit of school-shooter, Rick Murray! Why is Rick at the school and using Holly J as his vessel of evil? Why is he eliminating defenseless students? Like every horror movie, this one needs a hero – Spinner – who has to set things straight before the bewitching hour comes to an end and Degrassi is cursed forever.

Toronto, ON (October 16, 2008) – STAR WARS fans in Canada can use the force of CTV.ca to catch up with the new animated series STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS from Lucasfilm Animation. Beginning today, the first two episodes, “Ambush” and “Rising Malevolence,” join the industry-leading, on-demand line-up of programs on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca. Each new episode will be available online every Monday following its broadcast on CTV, Sundays at 7 p.m. ET. The series also airs Fridays at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on SPACE.

“If you’ve missed out on the action and brilliant animation of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, this is the perfect change to catch up,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “This great new series is the perfect addition to CTV’s already stellar online line-up.”

The new, hit STAR WARS animated series takes place between STAR WARS: Episode II Attack of the Clones and Episode III Revenge of the Sith. On the front lines of an intergalactic struggle between good and evil, fans young and old are treated to a 30-minute “mini-movie” each week, filled with their favourite characters Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Padmé Amidala, along with brand-new heroes like Anakin’s padawan learner, Ahsoka.

In Episode 3, “Shadow of Malevolence” (Sunday, October 19 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV), Padawan learner Ahsoka Tano and Jedi Master Plo Koon join Anakin Skywalker as they utilizes new long-range Y-wing bombers to lead a bold strike on General Grievous’ warship and its destructive weapon.

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS joins an impressive line-up of top-rated programming on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca including Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, ER, Two and a Half Men, Fringe, Corner Gas, Private Practice, Degrassi: The Next Generation, So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Gossip Girl, Flashpoint, Greek, eTalk and the 2008 Emmy Award Winner for Best Drama Series, Mad Men, among others.

Canadian consumers have made CTVglobemedia their online network destination of choice for news, sports and entertainment. With an average of 7.96 million unique visitors each month, CTVglobemedia is serving Canadians with dynamic, interactive content, and reaching Canadians where they are with what they want.

Featuring the best delivery infrastructure in the country, CTVglobemedia’s multimedia platforms include video online, websites; user generated content sites, mobile content and video on demand. Parent portals www.ctv.ca and www.globeandmail.com are the gateways to Canada’s online network.

In advance of the premiere of the sixth and final season of Corner Gas this Thanksgiving Monday, etalk celebrates the hit comedy series with a special holiday edition of etalk. Ben Mulroney and Tanya Kim host etalk: The Corner Gas Special, a 30-minute sneak peek at the all-new season, airing Monday, October 13 at 7 p.m. on CTV and Tuesday, October 14 at 6:30 p.m. ET on Star!. etalk’s Lainey visits the Corner Gas set in Regina and Rouleau, SK, where she gets reactions from cast members as they wrapped up production last month.

etalk: The Corner Gas Special takes viewers through some of the most memorable Corner Gas moments, and offers a glimpse into Season 6, showing there’s still not a lot going on “40 miles from nowhere”.

Following etalk: The Corner Gas Special, CTV continues the Thanksgiving feast of laughs when it airs the first episode of the final season of Corner Gas on Monday, October 13 at 9:30 p.m. ET on CTV (visit ctv.ca to confirm local broadcast times).