November 2008

Friday, November 28
8 p.m.

The Bloody Mary urban legend is revived at the university when a girl goes into a coma, and Melinda must determine if there’s truth to the tale or a ghost is involved.

Thursday, November 27
7:30 p.m.

The competition heats up as Canada votes off two more dancers, leaving the Top 4 to battle it out for the title of Canada’s Favourite Dancer.

Wednesday, November 26
10 p.m.

When an unidentified body is discovered inside a crushed car, the CSIs must extract the bones in order to identify the victim and catch a predator.

Wednesday, November 26
9 p.m.

Agents Prentiss and Todd go undercover to profile a pickup artist who uses his skills of persuasion to lure women into danger.

Wednesday, November 26
8 p.m.

The Top 6 compete for the title of Canada’s Favourite Dancer.

Thursday, November 20
7:30 p.m.

Canada votes off two dancers, leaving six competitors.

Wednesday, November 19
8 p.m.

The Top 8 storm the stage for Canada’s votes.

Tuesday, November 18
9 p.m.

One couple will be voted off, leaving two couples to battle it out on the dance floor.

The Race for the Next Great Sex Drug is On in the

CTV Original Documentary, PHARMA SUTRA December 6

– The compelling one-hour documentary takes an in-depth look at the debate surrounding the multi-billion dollar race to approve the first female sex drug –

Toronto, ON (November 13, 2008) – Ten years after the introduction of Viagra, pharmaceutical companies are on the verge of introducing a new sex drug for women. But is “female sexual dysfunction” a reality – or a brilliant marketing ploy? In the new CTV Original Documentary, PHARMA SUTRA, Toronto filmmakers Marion Gruner and Robin Benger follow the multi-billion dollar race to produce the next “female Viagra.” Airing Saturday, December 6 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local listings), meet the doctors, critics, pharmaceutical reps and, of course the women, who debate the merit of treating low libido.

In 1999, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a report that stated that 43% of women suffered from Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD). Some critics opposed the notion of labelling a woman’s sexual problems as a “disease,” viewing it as another ploy by the drug companies to profit off of a “cure.” Others believed that sexual dysfunction is a genuine concern for millions of women and that medical intervention can help.

With FSD identified, the pharmaceutical companies have poured billions of dollars into research to come up with the winning formula that will allow women to attain sexual satisfaction. In the running for FDA approval are a nasal spray, a skin patch and a daily pill, each formulated to supercharge women’s sex drives. While the pharmaceutical companies behind these drugs attempt to get approval, some women would give anything to boost their libido.

PHARMA SUTRA follows a trio of women considering taking these drugs: a 50-year-old empty nester, a grandma battling a depleted libido who’s looking to maintain her youth and a mother in her 40s looking to revive her marriage.

With these new sex drugs on the horizon, PHARMA SUTRA looks at the forces surrounding this hot-button issue, including the controversy surrounding FSD, women with genuine libido concerns, doctors supporting the need for these products, the pharmaceutical companies spending millions on the competing drugs and the increasing problem with unauthorized labs producing female libido boosters and selling them on the Internet.

PHARMA SUTRA is written and directed by Marion Gruner and Robin Benger, and was produced and developed by Cogent/Benger Productions in association with CTV Inc. Bob Culbert is Vice-President of CTV Documentaries. Robert Hurst is President of CTV News and Current Affairs. Susanne Boyce is President, Content, Creative and Channels, CTV Inc.

Fa La La Laugh with Jeff Dunham and his Wacky Puppet Pals on The Comedy Network, November 22

– Comic ventriloquist Jeff Dunham celebrates the holidays with JEFF DUNHAM’S VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL –

Toronto, Ontario (November 13, 2008) — Let laughter light up the tree this year! The Comedy Network kicks off the holidays with comic ventriloquist Jeff Dunham and his puppet pals in JEFF DUNHAM’S VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, premiering Saturday, November 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on The Comedy Network. The special is available on-demand at thecomedynetwork.ca as of November 23.

There are chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at children’s noses and some dude with a hand up a puppet’s ass! Sounds like the holidays are here for Jeff Dunham and his plastic puppet family. A one-hour stand-up special, JEFF DUNHAM’S VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL is an unforgettable evening of holiday-themed comedy. In the special, Dunham’s puppets offer their unique perspective on the holidays. Walter rails against a world full of peckerheads, Melvin uses his X-ray vision to help cook the turkey, and – for those that can’t stand their in-laws during the holidays – Achmed the Suicide Bomber proves there’s no light at the end of the tunnel!

Encore presentations are as follows:

Friday, December 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Saturday, December 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Monday, December 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Wednesday, December 24 at 7 p.m. ET/PT

Thursday, December 25 at 6 a.m. ET/PT

Jeff Dunham is one of the most sought-after entertainers working today, performing 40 weeks and 250 dates a year in concert venues, comedy clubs and countless private corporate appearances. Dunham has made numerous appearances on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO and was voted “Male Stand-Up Comic of the Year” by the American Comedy Awards. Dunham was recently nominated “Comedian of the Year” by the TNN Music City News Country Awards.