November 2008

Friday, November 21 – 7:30 pm ET/ 7:00pm PT

Pack your bags! E! News Weekend’s Cool Canada is set for departure! Hosts Jason Ruta and Arisa Cox take you on a cross country adventure to show you everything Cool….Canada style! We take a dip in temperature with the wildest Polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba, and some seriously sexy surfing in Tofino, British Columbia. From celebrity hideaways to the trendiest hotspots, we’re giving you VIP access to the hottest nightclubs, the hippest hotels, and the craziest circus. Get ready Canada – you’re about to discover just how cool you really are!

Thursday, November 20 – 8:30pm ET/PT

Kim embarks on a new business venture, but finds her plans hampered when Craig refuses to provide the funding. Also, Phil and Kath plan a romantic evening, but those plans are also quickly spoiled.

Thursday, November 20 – 8pm ET/PT

A series of tornados hitting Camden County aren’t Earl’s biggest concern when he loses his list. Meanwhile, a wild ride in a boat causes Randy to think he’s invincible and he ponders how he should use his newfound power. Elsewhere, Joy and Darnell argue over who is the smart one in the relationship and Catalina and Patty have a religious awakening.

Wednesday, November 19 – 10pm ET/PT

An insider’s look at the hit show 24 including comments from the show’s writers, producers and the stars of the series, including Canadian Kiefer Sutherland.

Wednesday, November 19 – 9pm ET/PT

This episode chronicles the transformation of Johnny Depp into a box-office superstar. Includes his early hopes of becoming a rock musician; his time on 21 Jump Street; his eccentric movie roles; his relationships with Sherilyn Fenn, Jennifer Grey, Winona Ryder, Kate Moss and Vanessa Paradis; and his run-ins with paparazzi.

Monday, November 17 – 8:30pm ET/PT

Robin reconnects with a group of single partiers known as the “Woo Girls”. Ted must present Barney a plan for his company’s new HQ.

Sunday, November 16 – 4pm ET

Don’t miss all the festive sights and sounds of the world’s oldest and largest Santa Claus Parade with hosts Susan Hay and Leslie Roberts.

(TORONTO – November 3, 2008) Global Television once again brings the spirit of the holidays to Canadians, broadcasting the 104th Annual Santa Claus Parade nationwide. Following its parade legacy, Global News’ Leslie Roberts and Susan Hay return as parade hosts, kicking off the holiday season and welcoming fans and viewers from across the country.

“Global Television is pleased to bring back our annual holiday tradition as the official national broadcaster of the world’s oldest and largest Santa Claus Parade,” said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice-President of Drama and Factual Content for Canwest Broadcasting. “Our Global family is proud to share the magic and holiday spirit with children and families across Canada.”

As in previous years, the parade will feature a dazzling medley of brand new floats and returning fan-favourites like “Mother Goose” and “Santa’s Workshop”, parade marshals, volunteers, and celebrity clowns. The parade is a non-profit organization that is supported by corporate sponsors.

“Each year, hundreds of thousands of people pack the streets for our Santa Claus Parade, making it one of the year’s most highly anticipated events,” said Alfred Iannarelli, Parade General Manager and Creative Director. “With more than 1,500 Santa’s little helpers making each year bigger and better, we’re thrilled to be showcasing the world’s oldest and largest Santa Claus Parade to the rest of Canada.”

Notably, The Santa Claus Parade is seen across the world by millions of viewers in Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Norway through the “Operation Santa Network”.

Global Television Santa Claus Parade broadcast times:

ON, QC, MB, SK, AB – Sunday, November 16th, 4 – 5:30 p.m. local
BC & Atlantic Canada – Sunday, November 23rd, 4 – 5:30 p.m. local

The complete Parade broadcast will also be available online at www.globaltv.com beginning Monday, November 17th.

For further details on The Santa Claus Parade, please visit www.thesantaclausparade.com

Stephen Colbert Creates a New Holiday Tradition with

– One-hour musical comedy special includes friends Toby Keith, Elvis Costello, Willie Nelson, Jon Stewart and JUNO award winner Feist –

Toronto, ON (November 12, 2008) – ‘Tis the season to be funny. THE COLBERT REPORT host Stephen Colbert kicks off a new holiday tradition with the premiere of A COLBERT CHRISTMAS: THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL, Sunday, November 23 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV and 10 p.m. ET on The Comedy Network (visit ctv.ca and thecomedynetwork.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Kicking off CTV’s Holiday Programming line-up (details to be announced), the one-hour musical comedy special features guest appearances by Colbert pals Feist, Toby Keith, John Legend, Willie Nelson and Jon Stewart. The special airs again on The Comedy Network Thursday, November 27 at 10 p.m. and multiple times throughout the month of December. Visit thecomedynetwork.ca for times and dates.

A COLBERT CHRISTMAS: THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL finds comic right-wing pundit Colbert snowed in at his cabin in upstate New York and unable to make a meeting with Elvis Costello in New York City. Weathering the storm with musical help from friends Feist, Toby Keith, John Legend, Willie Nelson and Jon Stewart, the special features original songs written by David Javerbaum (executive producer, THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART) and composer Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), who recently collaborated on the Tony® nominated John Waters Broadway musical Cry Baby. The songs were produced by Schlesinger and Steven M. Gold; theme music and score also by Schlesinger and Gold.

Songs performed on A COLBERT CHRISTMAS: THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL are scheduled to include:

• “Another Christmas Song” – Stephen Colbert
• “Have I Got A Present For You” – Toby Keith
• “Little Dealer Boy” – Stephen Colbert and Willie Nelson
• “Hannukah” – Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart
• “Nutmeg” – Stephen Colbert and John Legend
• “Please Be Patient” – Feist
• “There Are Much Worse Things to Believe In” – Stephen Colbert and Elvis Costello
• “(What’s So Funny ‘bout) Peace, Love And Understanding” – Stephen Colbert, Elvis Costello, Feist, Toby Keith, John Legend and Willie Nelson

Stephen Colbert hosts the Emmy®-winning THE COLBERT REPORT, which airs Monday – Thursday at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on The Comedy Network, and 12:30 a.m. on CTV. THE COLBERT REPORT is available on-demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca and thecomedynetwork.ca.

A Heavenly Performance –

Premieres November 18 on Bravo!

– Vocal powerhouse Divine Brown performs songs from her sophomore album –
– Erica Ehm hosts the newest episode of Bravo!’s AT THE CONCERT HALL series –

Toronto, ON (November 12, 2008) – Canadian soulstress Divine Brown shows off her stunning five-octave range in DIVINE BROWN AT THE CONCERT HALL, premiering Tuesday, Nov.18 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. Taking to the iconic Concert Hall stage, Brown is the conductor on a non-stop ride on the soul train – borrowing flavours from the last half-century of soul music.

Brown gives the show a “Jump Start” with this lively track from The Love Chronicles. She follows up with “Lay It On The Line,” “Bebe,” and “One More Chance.” And Brown’s retro infused hit “Old-School Love,” has the audience dancing in their seats.

Between sets, Brown chats with host Erica Ehm about exercising creative control as executive producer of her latest album. She explains how her passion to succeed tripled after giving birth to her daughter. Brown shows an impressive knowledge of music history, giving nods to Minnie Riperton, Chaka Khan, Prince, and Madonna.

Taped at the legendary Concert Hall in Toronto’s historic Masonic Temple, Bravo!’s AT THE CONCERT HALL series fuses exciting live performances with insightful interviews featuring today’s most urbane musical artists. One of Canada’s best live music venues, the Masonic Temple’s Concert Hall has also housed historic performances by The Supremes, The Who, Bob Dylan, James Brown, The Grateful Dead, The Cure, Duran Duran, R.E.M., The Tragically Hip, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and recently Kanye West and Sam Roberts.

Bravo! is an oasis in the television landscape where viewers make a regular appointment with the arts. Whether it’s a classic opera, an art documentary, a performance in the Concert Hall, or a cutting-edge film, Bravo! gives viewers an opportunity for enriching and thought-provoking experiences. Make an appointment with the arts each night on Bravo! (www.bravo.ca). Bravo! is owned by CTV Limited, a division of CTVglobemedia, Canada’s premiere multi-media company.

Eight Pairs of Dancing Shoes Remain as DANNY Arbour and KAITLYN Fitzgerald are Eliminated from SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA’s Top 10

– Dan Karaty and Sean Cheesman join the judging panel next week –

– More than 1.7 million Canadians vote –

Toronto, ON (November 13, 2008) – After Canada placed a new record high of more than 1.7 million votes from across the country on Wednesday night, it was revealed live on CTV tonight that DANNY and KAITLYN are the next dancers to be eliminated from SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. The eight remaining dancers will take to the stage for the Top 8 Performance episode on Wednesday, November 19 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local listings).

With voting now based on individual competitors instead of couples, the two girls and two guys who received the lowest number of votes following last night’s countrywide poll were girls KAITLYN Fitzgerald, NATALLI Reznik, and boys DANNY Arbour and MILES Faber. All four dancers had the opportunity to perform one more time in what could be their final performance on the program. In the end, host Leah Miller announced live that DANNY Arbour, 26 a Latin and Ballroom dancer from Montréal and KAITLYN Fitzgerald 18, a Contemporary dancer from Loretto, ON, received the lowest number of votes and would be going home.

** Media Note ** – Download photos from tonight’s broadcast of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA at ctvmedia.ca/dance2008.

Tonight’s results show opened with the Top 10 performing a contemporary number choreographed by SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE guest judge, and Emmy Award-winning choreographer, Mia Michaels. Dressed in costumes that fused post-apocalyptic and new world fashion, the dancers performed a hard-hitting Gangs of New York inspired number to Mika’s song “Any Other World.”

Next week, cchoreographer and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE guest judge Dan Karaty, and resident SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA choreographer Sean Cheesman, join Tré Armstrong and Jean Marc Genereux behind the judge’s desk for the Top 8 shows.

Dan Karaty has created award-winning choreography and has acted in films such as Music & Lyrics with Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant, but he is probably best known for his hip-hop choreography and thought-provoking critiques which have made him one of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE’s favourite judges. Karaty met friend and collaborator Wade Robson at New York University, and later made his Broadway debut in Footloose, before dancing with Britney Spears on the MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS and THE BILLBOARD AWARDS. Karaty has worked with *NSYNC, Jessica Simpson, Kylie Minogue, Justin Timberlake and Usher, and has choreographed videos for iPod, Best Buy and Mattel. Karaty is currently in development on several film and television projects, and a Broadway production of his own.

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 8 dancers performing next week on the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA stage on Wednesday, November 19 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local listings) are:

ALLIE Bertram, 18, a Ballet dancer from Calgary
ARASSAY Reyes, 21, a Contemporary/Latin dancer from South Surrey, BC
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
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, November 16 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.