November 2008

Tuesday, November 11
9:00 pm ET/PT

In the First World War, men on horseback with swords fight against an emerging modern weapon, the machine gun. In Northern France, on the site of a cavalry charge into the face of relentless machine gun fire, the Trench Detectives discover evidence of a desperate act of bravery that stopped the German advance in the Spring of 1918, but decimated the ranks of a Canadian cavalry unit.  It was the last great cavalry charge of the First World War, and it was made by Canadian soldiers. As the poignant relationship between these men and their horses is explored, a French farmer reveals a mystery that lead the team to a car dealer in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta whose ancestor died on that fateful day and whose last resting place was, until now, unknown to him.


November 3~7
5 p.m. ET

— Record-breaking trivia guru Ken Jennings offers his expertise in five consecutive episodes next week —

Toronto, ON (October 31, 2008) – WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE contestants may be seeing green when game show maverick Ken Jennings sits in as a resident “Expert” on the popular game show next week, beginning Monday, November 3 at 5 p.m. ET on ‘A’ (visit Atv.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Holding the longest winning streak in game show history, Jennings won 74 consecutive episodes of JEOPARDY! in 2004, making him the perfect go-to man for MILLIONAIRE’s new “Ask The Expert” lifeline.

The “Ask The Expert” lifeline allows contestants to connect with a pre-determined “Expert” via a live face-to-face Skype video call on any question over the $1,000 level. Jennings has informed contestants that his categories of strength are Books, Movies and Geography, but to steer clear of turning to him when it comes to Sports and Reality Television. Hosted by the Emmy Award-winning Meredith Vieira (TODAY), MILLIONAIRE premiered its seventh season this past September.

Prior to his record-breaking appearance on JEOPARDY!, Jennings worked for National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT), where he wrote and edited quiz questions for nationwide high school and college quiz tournaments. Jennings now freelances as a writer and has written two books, including Ken Jennings Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days (2008) and Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs (2006).

Jennings joins previous “Experts” Bill Nye the Science Guy, actor Jay Thomas (MURPHY BROWN), HEADLINE NEWS’ Robin Meade and former MILLIONAIRE contestants Ogi Ogas ($500,000 winner) and Nancy Christy ($1 million winner).

November 4 at 9 p.m.

The 19th season of LAW & ORDER joins CTV’s Tuesday night prime-time schedule at 9 p.m. ET tonight before settling into its regular Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET time slot beginning November 11 –

In the season premiere of LAW & ORDER, entitled “Rumble” (Tuesday, November 4 at 9 p.m. ET), a stockbroker is beaten to death in broad daylight, causing a “rumble” of epic proportions between the victim’s family and the faction responsible for his death. The new season of LAW & ORDER heats up with guest appearances in following episodes by Ned Beatty (Charlie Wilson’s War, Shooter), Sherry Stringfield (ER), Jena Malone (Into the Wild), Katee Sackhoff (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA), Tom Everett Scott (CASHMERE MAFIA) and Vivica A. Fox (CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM).

Last night eTalk host Ben Mulroney married Jessica Brownstein in front of 75 close friends and family at St. Patrick’s Basilica in downtown Montréal. And tonight, eTalk has the exclusive first interview with the newlywed couple! Earlier today, Ben and Jessica dished to eTalk about their whirlwind courtship, and their storybook wedding.

“It was the most beautiful evening I ever could have imagined. I woke up with the best feeling in my heart and my husband next to me” said an elated Jessica.

eTalk also takes viewers inside the ceremony with four exclusive photos from Ben and Jessica’s intimate service.

Catch the exclusive interview with Ben and Jessica tonight on eTalk, the Most-Watched Canadian Entertainment Newsmagazine, at 7 p.m. ET on CTV (check local listings on CTV.ca).

Tuesday, November 11
8:00 pm ET/PT

An excavations yields evidence of WW1 mortar bombs.  Its position reveals it is a ‘trench mortar pit’, key to the Allied taking of “Hill 70”, a strategic position in Northern France in the summer of 1917.  The Trench Detectives begin a search for the tight-knit band of brothers who fought there, revealing the name of a Canadian soldier who lead the group into battle.  As the Trench Detectives close in on how he came to be there, they uncover the moving, Dickensian story of a “Barnardo Boy”. The soldier was the eldest of three English orphans rescued from the crushing slums of a Northern steel town in Britain and shipped to Canada where the children were sent their separate ways. None were told where the others were but all were bound by a strong desire to reunite.

Tuesday, November 11 at 8:00 pm ET/PT

– CSI Meets Cold Case to Solve 90 year-old Wartime Mysteries –

Almost every Canadian city, town and village has a monument to those who sacrificed their lives in the war known as “The War To End All Wars” – the terrible Great War that raged in Europe from 1914-1918. But, with the passing of time and the deaths of almost all surviving veterans, the human, living stories of this war have all but vanished.

This Remembrance Day, November 11, marks the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War, and History Television is commemorating the occasion with a remarkable new documentary series of eight hourlong episodes called FINDING THE FALLEN, premiering Tuesday, November 11 at 8:00 pm ET/PT.

In the series, the bloody WWI battlefields of France and Belgium surrender their long-held secrets when a team of “Trench Detectives” – archaeologists, forensics experts, historians and genealogists – excavate the past, a shovelful at a time, unearthing both the history and the personal stories that have remained buried for 90 years.

Produced by yap films, the award-winning TV production company with offices in Toronto and Leeds, UK., FINDING THE FALLEN brings history to life with previously unknown and touchingly human stories of The Great War.

The Trench Detectives, headed by lead archaeologist David Kenyon and lead historian Andrew Robertshaw, work to identify the unknown soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice, and to reconstruct their remarkable life stories, both leading up to and during the war. In doing so, the team preserves the memories of the shattered lives that ended there and are able to finally lay these brave fallen ones to rest.

This is contemporary archaeology writ large. Its purpose: to remember the past, lest we forget. Its aim: to identify and honour those who gave their lives in The Great War.

Episodes One: “Barnardo Boy” and Episode Two: “Man and Horse”, airing across Canada on Tuesday, November 11 at 8:00 pm ET/PT and 9:00 pm ET/PT respectively, each tell the story of a Canadian soldier who fell on the battlefields of Europe. The series continues the following evening, Wednesday, November 12, with Episodes Three: “Secret Trench” and Episode Four: “Codename: Tank” in the same time slots.

Sunday, November 16
9pm

Susan’s daughter comes to visit with her surprising new boyfriend, while Katherine has a confession to make to Susan. Gaby uncovers the unsettling truth about Mrs. Hildebrand’s past, while a reporter looks to expose Bree’s imperfections, and Lynette learns Porter and Anne Schilling plan to leave Fairview and disappear. Meanwhile, everyone has gathered at a club to see the guys play in the annual “Battle of the Bands” when a fire erupts, threatening the lives of those in attendance. Indie rock band Tokyo Police Club guest-stars.

Sunday, November 16
8pm

Tension mounts as the race around the world continues, with each team vying for the $1 million prize.

Sunday, November 16
7.30pm

Sav and Anya plan to celebrate their six-month anniversary on the school’s overnight trip. The only problem? Alli, Sav’s sister, convinces their parents to let her go on the trip on the condition that Sav spend every second with her. Forced to choose between his girlfriend and family responsibility, what’s a guy to do? Over at Smithdale, both Manny and Emma are crushing on their roommate, Kelly. The two girls know they can’t compete over the same guy; their friendship is too valuable to risk over a guy. Isn’t it?

Sunday, November 16
7pm

Anakin, Ahsoka and replacement droid R3 embark on a dual rescue/sabotage mission when they discover R2-D2 is being held at General Grievous’ secret enemy listening post.