‘A’ Mid-Season Schedule 2008/2009

Hot on the heels of a successful and competitive fall season, ‘A’ continues to deliver one of Canada’s strongest conventional schedules with eagerly-awaited premieres and highly-anticipated returns. Among the exciting additions to A’s programming slate is the Season 5 premiere of LOST, new to ‘A’ Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET beginning January 21, and Season 5 of MEDIUM beginning on Mondays at 10 p.m. ET beginning February 2. The 19th season of LAW & ORDER joins the ‘A’ schedule Wednesday nights in January following LOST to deliver a one-two punch of can’t-miss programming. In addition, breakout fall hit THE MENTALIST returns with new episodes on a new date and time, beginning Tuesday, January 6 at 9 p.m. ET while PRIVATE PRACTICEmoves to Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET beginning Jan. 8, both in simulcast (visit Atv.ca to confirm local broadcast times). See “Schedule” below for a night-by-night listing of programming.

Building upon an incredibly successful, dynamic Fall schedule, ‘A’ is now attracting more viewers than competitors E! and Citytv. ‘A’ leads E! and Citytv nationally and in all metered markets among key demos, with dramatic growth in double and even triple digits at the expense of E! and Citytv. Among the most-watched programs for total viewers nationally on ‘A’, E! and Citytv, ‘A’ delivers seven out of the Top 10 programs including TWO AND A HALF MEN, FRINGE, AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS, PRIVATE PRACTICE, COLD CASE, ELEVENTH HOUR and SAMANTHA WHO?.*

“The ‘A’ schedule is stronger than ever with new series enriching an already dynamic programming slate,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “Bolstered by proven winners and all-new viewer favourites, this winter’s additions solidify a vibrant mid-season schedule.”

Additional highlights on A’s mid-season schedule include:

· Beginning Monday, January 5, cult favourite GOSSIP GIRL moves to Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET whileMEDIUM fans can catch a new season of the hit series on Mondays at 10 p.m. ET beginning February 2

· America’s #1 new series, THE MENTALIST, returns with new episodes in simulcast on a new day and time,Tuesday, January 6 at 9 p.m. ET

· The highly-anticipated fifth season of LOST premieres Wednesday, January 21 at 9 p.m. ET

· The 19th season of LAW AND ORDER moves to the ‘A’ schedule on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET in January

· Thursday nights are chalk-full of action, mystery and drama with an all-new line up of TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES (returning Feb. 12 at 8 p.m.), ELEVENTH HOUR (returning Jan. 8 at 9 p.m.), and PRIVATE PRACTICE (returning Jan. 8 at 10 p.m.)

· Friday nights are family nights with WIFE SWAP (8 p.m.), SUPERNANNY (9 p.m.) and STARGATE SG-1(10 p.m.) kicking off weekend TV viewing beginning Jan. 9

SCHEDULE:
‘A’s midseason schedule of new and returning series unfolds as follows (all times ET; visit Atv.ca to confirm local broadcast times):

Sundays:
7 p.m.: AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (simulcast)
8 p.m.: MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD (simulcast)
9 p.m.: COLD CASE (simulcast)
10 p.m.: MEDIUM

Mondays:
8 p.m.: GOSSIP GIRL (simulcast)
9 p.m.: PARIS HILTON’s: MY NEW BFF **NEW TO ‘A’**
10 p.m.: MEDIUM **NEW SEASON** (simulcast)

Tuesdays:
8 p.m.: COLD CASE
9 p.m.: THE MENTALIST **NEW DATE AND TIME** (simulcast)
10 p.m.: LAW & ORDER

Wednesdays:
8 p.m.: NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE (simulcast)
8:30 p.m.: NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE
9 p.m.: LOST **NEW TO ‘A’** (simulcast)
10 p.m.: LAW & ORDER (simulcast)

Thursdays:
8 p.m.: TERMINATOR
9 p.m.: ELEVENTH HOUR
10 p.m.: PRIVATE PRACTICE **NEW DATE AND TIME** (simulcast)

Fridays:
8 p.m.: WIFE SWAP (simulcast)
9 p.m.: SUPERNANNY (simulcast)
10 p.m.: STARGATE SG 1

Saturdays:
7 p.m.: ROAD TO AVONLEA
8 p.m.: THE BIG PICTURE
10 p.m.: COMEDY NOW!
10:30 p.m.: COMEDY INC.

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