November 2008

Thursday, December 25th – 6- 9am ET/ 6-10 am CT/ 6-10am MT/ 6-10am PT

Citytv throws another log onto the fire to warm you and your family this Christmas morning!

Premieres Tuesday, December 23rd – 9 ET/ 9pm CT/ 8pm MT/ 9 pm PT

Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Ryan Gosling, Keri Russell and JC Chasez were all discovered as kids by casting director Matt Casella. Chosen from among 100,000 hopefuls, these amazing talents went on to superstardom. But what happened to the countless others? Nothing- until now! Casella has an entire generation of auditions on videotape, and now almost 20 years later we’re going to find them and give them that special moment in the spotlight that they’ve dreamt about since they were kids. Hosted by superstars Donny & Marie Osmond!

Premieres Monday, December 22nd – 8pm ET/ 8pm CT/ 9pm MT/ 8pm PT

Out to prove you can always go home for the holidays, we count down the most hilarious and entertaining moment captured by families across America. This one-hour special is non-stop family fun as we highlight the best festive home videos – from holiday mishaps to memorable moments to classic Christmas chaos!

Encore Presentation: Thursday, December 25th – 10pm ET/ 10pm CT/ 10pm MT/ 10pm PT

Premieres Friday, December 12th – 8pm ET/ 8pm CT/ 8pm MT/ 8pm PT

Listen up as we count down the best performances of both classic and contemporary Christmas songs of all time. From timeless tunes by the great crooners to recent essentials by modern pop stars, we will recount the greatest songs that will keep you singing all season long!

Encore Presentation: Friday, December 19th – 8pm ET/ 8pm CT/ 10pm MT/ 8pm PT

Premieres Wednesday, December 10th – 8pm ET/ 8pm CT/ 9pm MT/ 8pm PT

This new animated holiday special begins in New York City as two children listen to an exciting story about a boy named Leo who moves to Manhattan just before Christmas — but overwhelmed by the size of the city and its many new faces, he soon loses his beloved dog, Ramona. Suddenly a magical creature named “Little Spirit” appears to help him search for Ramona as they begin a journey of discovery that will introduce Leo to new friends and colourful places in the city as Christmas nears “Little Spirit: Christmas in New York,” features and all-star cast including Danny DeVito and Lucy Lui lending their voices to the holiday special that features original songs by Tony Award winner Duncan Sheik.

Encore Presentation: Saturday, December 20th- 8pm ET/ 8pm CT/ 8pm MT/ 8pm PT

Encore Presentation: Wednesday, December 24th – 10pm ET/ 10pm CT/ 10pm MT/ 10pm PT

Premieres Friday, December 5th – 8pm ET/ 8pm CT/ 8pm MT/ 8pm PT

From animated TV classics to the must see holiday films of the past and present, we’ll rate the greatest holiday moments that ever graced the screen. Tune in to “Greatest Holiday Moments: TV& Film Countdown” for memorable clips from the most-loved holiday TV specials and films. See where your faves rank on our list!

Encore Presentation: Friday, December 19th – 8pm ET/ 8pm CT/ 8pm MT/ 8pm PT

Wednesday, November 26th- 8pm ET/ 8pm CT/ 9pm MT/ 8pm PT

Rosie O’Donnell is back with the “Rosie Live” – an hour long variety special featuring a wide array of celebrity guests, musical acts, comedy skits and a giant primetime giveaway for both the in-studio and home audiences. The special will feature a monologue, musical numbers and hilarious comedy sketches from Rosie and her in-house acting company, as well as performances from today’s hottest artists. In addition, the special will showcase a spectacular array of guest celebrities and many surprises…..and it’s all live!a

Arassay and Vincent are Eliminated – Six Remain

– Tickets for So You Think You Can Dance Canada National Tour go on Sale this Weekend –

– Sean Cheesman and Mary Murphy are behind the judge’s desk, Nov. 26 –

Toronto, ON (November 20, 2008) – With only two weeks left before Canada names its favourite dancer, it was revealed live on CTV tonight that following more than 2 million votes from last night’s countrywide poll, the journey has ended for ARASSAY and VINCENT on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. Next week, the six remaining dancers will take to the stage for the Top 6 Performance episode on Wednesday, November 26 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local listings).

Before the results were revealed, The Top 8 had the chance to take to the stage and each perform a solo of their choice. With voting now based on individual competitors, the performances wouldn’t change the results and for two competitors, it would be their last chance to perform on the program. Following the solos, host Leah Miller announced that the two girls who received the lowest number of votes were ARASSAY and LISA and the guys with the lowest number of votes were VINCENT and IZAAK. Then, it was revealed live that ARASSAY Reyes, 21, a Contemporary/Latin dancer from South Surrey, BC and VINCENT Noiseux, 22, a Contemporary/Hip-Hop dancer from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC would be going home.

During the performance episode on Wednesday, the Top 8 competitors revelled in compliments from guest judge Dan Karaty, who exclaimed that he has judged around the world and “the Canadian show, especially the dancers on it, is second to none.”

Kicking off the results show were the Top 8 who took to the stage to perform a paso doble co-choreographed by judge Jean Marc Genereux and his wife France Mousseau. Driven by building guitar beats, the competitors performed with swooping capes and intricate footwork to “Malagueña” by Brian Setzer ‘68 Comeback Special.

Next week, audiences will welcome Mary Murphy back behind the judge’s desk along with SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA choreographer Sean Cheesman. The two join Tré Armstrong and Jean Marc Genereux.

Best known as the “Queen of Scream” on the U.S. version of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, Murphy was also a guest judge during the audition tour on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA, and sat behind the judge’s desk for SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA’s Top 14 week.

Calgary’s Sean Cheesman is an internationally-renowned director/choreographer who has worked with some of the world’s top entertainers including Janet Jackson, TLC, Prince, Vanessa Williams, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Queen Latifah and Britney Spears. Cheesman has toured with Janet Jackson as a choreographer and dancer as well as choreographing tours for Prince. Cheesman appeared in and choreographed the film The Bodyguard and most recently was the host and lead judge of the U.K. television series DIRTY DANCING: TIME OF YOUR LIFE. Cheesman has also won two MTV awards for choreography and was nominated for a Bob Fosse choreography award.

The Top 6 dancers performing next week on the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA stage on Wednesday, November 26 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local listings) are:

ALLIE Bertram, 18, a Ballet dancer from Calgary
IZAAK Smith, 19, a Hip-Hop and Contemporary dancer from Prince George, BC
LISA Auguste, 27, a Contemporary/Hip-Hop dancer from Rexdale, ON
MILES Faber, 21, a Popper and Boogaloo dancer from Calgary
NATALLI Reznik, 28, a Hip-Hop/Latin dancer from Toronto
NICO Archambault, 23, a Contemporary/Hip-Hop dancer from Montréal

Previously announced guest judge biographies and photos can be found on dance.ctv.ca or on the CTV Media Site at ctvmedia.ca/dance2008. Guest judges for upcoming weeks will be announced as the competition continues.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA’s Top 10 are taking their moves on the road for an historic, 15-city Canadian tour beginning January 30, 2009 in Vancouver. Featuring hit performances from throughout the first season, fans will need to act quickly to purchase their tickets when they go on sale this weekend, beginning November 21. Details regarding on-sale dates and ticket purchasing are available now at dance.CTV.ca.

For those who missed this week’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Performance and Results episodes, catch an encore on MuchMusic Sunday, November 23 at 9 p.m. ET (visit 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.

November 23 – 8PM ET/PT

The wait is finally over.

Television’s hottest anti-terrorist fighter, Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) makes his return to primetime with 24: REDEMPTION, the 2-hour prequel to the all new Season 7 slated for January 2009.

To mark the occasion, Canwest will show this highly anticipated movie on Sunday, November 23 at 8pm ET/PT across both the Global and E! networks.

Set and shot on location in Africa, Jack Bauer and mentor Carl Benton (Robert Carlyle) battle an international crisis, while here at home the nation prepares for a new president on inauguration day. Taking place just a few months before the new day dawns, U.S. State Department officer Frank Tramell (Canadian Gil Bellows, Ally McBeal) and Jonas Hodges (Jon Voight, Mission Impossible) are pulling the strings that will set the stage and raise the stakes for the new season.

VIRGIN MOBILE PRESENTS SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA TOUR 2009

HOW TO GET TICKETS FOR THE HOTTEST SHOW THIS WINTER

Toronto, ON (November 18, 2008) – The Top 10 dancers from CTV’s #1 new show, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA, will be hitting the road this winter with an all-new stage show. Ticket purchase information for each market is now available.

The tour, which offers fans from across Canada the chance to see the country’s most talented dancers performing their hottest routines in hip-hop, contemporary, ballroom, tango, mambo and salsa, is produced by 19 Entertainment, dick clark productions, AEG Live and Donald K Donald, and presented by Virgin Mobile.

Tickets for the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA 2009 tour go on sale next weekend. On sale dates and ticket purchase information for each market is as follows:

Vancouver

Friday, January 30, GM Place

On sale Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 am

Tickets available by calling 604-280-4444, at the box office, or at www.ticketmaster.ca

Kelowna

Saturday, January 31, Prospera Place

On sale Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 am

Tickets available by calling 250-762-5050, at the box office, or at www.selectyourtickets.com

Edmonton

Monday, February 2, Rexall Place

On sale Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 am

Tickets available by calling 780-451-8000, at the box office, or at www.ticketmaster.ca

Calgary

Thursday, February 5, Stampede Corral

On sale Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 am

Tickets available by calling 403-777-0000, or at www.ticketmaster.ca

Saskatoon

Saturday, February 7, Credit Union Centre

On sale Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 am

Tickets available by calling 306-938-7800, 1-800-970-7328, or at www.ticketmaster.ca

Regina

Sunday, February 8, Brandt Centre

On sale Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 am

Tickets available by calling 306-543-7800, 1-800-970-7328, or at www.ticketmaster.ca

Winnipeg

Monday, February 9, MTS Centre

On sale Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 am

Tickets available by calling 204-780-3333 or at www.ticketmaster.ca or www.mtscentre.ca

Thunder Bay

Tuesday, February 10, Fort William Gardens

On sale Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 am

Tickets available by calling 807-625-2929 or at the box office

Sudbury

Thursday, February 12, Sudbury Arena

On sale Friday, November 21 at 10:00 am

Tickets available by calling 705-671-3000, at the box office or at www.greatersudbury.ca

Toronto

Friday, February 13, Air Canada Centre

On sale Saturday, November 22 at Noon

Tickets available by calling 416-870-8000, at any Ticketmaster outlet, or at www.ticketmaster.ca

Montreal

Saturday, February 14, Place des Arts

On sale Friday, November 21 at Noon

Tickets available by calling 514-842-2112, 1-866-842-2112, or at www.laplacedesarts.com

Ottawa

Sunday, February 15, Scotiabank Place

On sale Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 am

Tickets available by calling 613-599-3267 (599-FANS), 877-788-3267 or at www.capitaltickets.ca

Hamilton

Tuesday, February 17, Copps Coliseum

On sale Saturday, November 22 at Noon

Tickets available by calling 905-527-7666, at the Copps Coliseum Box Office or at www.ticketmaster.ca

London

Wednesday, February 18, John Labatt Centre

On sale Friday, November 21 at Noon

Tickets available by calling 1-866-455-2849, or at www.johnlabattcentre.com

Kingston

Saturday, February 21, K-Rock Centre

On sale Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 am

Tickets available by calling 1 877 554 8399, or at www.tickets.com, or www.k-rockcentre.com