December 2008

Tuesday, December 2 at 9 p.m.

While investigating a series of bank robberies, Olivia, Walter and Peter are shocked to find one of the suspects inexplicably trapped inside a vault wall as if it solidified around him. Walter realizes that the high-tech thieves have figured out a way to defy the law of physics and that, much to his dismay, the crooks are after something of his.

Also airs at 10 p.m. AT on ‘A’ Atlantic and 10 p.m. MT on ACCESS

Tuesday, December 2 at 8 p.m. on CTV

The team tries to determine if a doctor’s past is somehow connected to her disappearance after she vanishes from a hospital.

Tuesday, December 2 at 10 p.m.

Eli is having visions in which he’s trapped in his father’s body on Nate’s 12th birthday. The visions guide Eli to clues in a teenage boy’s emancipation trial against his powerful and intimidating father. Nate’s medical expertise will prove to be vital, but threaten his own career.

Also airs at 11 p.m. AT on ‘A’ Atlantic and 8 p.m. MT on ACCESS

Tuesday, December 2 at 8 p.m.

Chuck turns to Emerson for help in dealing with the consequences of her actions, while Ned and Olive compete at a comfort food cook-off that turns deadly when a chef is found deep-fried and dead.

Also airs at 9 p.m. AT on ‘A’ Atlantic and 9 p.m. MT on ACCESS

Program Alert

It’s a Holly Jolly Lineup this December on ‘A’

Holiday movies, the original ANNE OF GREEN GABLES TV-movies and all-new episodes of FRINGE, PUSHING DAISIES, ELI STONE and GOSSIP GIRL will keep viewers warm this month on ‘A’.

Holiday highlights include:

Jenny McCarthy stars in SANTA BABY (Dec. 4)
Adam Sandler’s EIGHT CRAZY NIGHTS is another way to celebrate (Dec. 8)
Decorating becomes a challenge with DECK THE HALLS (Dec. 14)
Hetty King and her family ring in the holidays with AN AVONLEA CHRISTMAS (Dec. 11)
Come HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS on December 24

Programming highlights on ‘A’ include:

ELI STONE celebrates Nate’s birthday (Dec. 2)
An unexpected event shocks the Upper East Siders on GOSSIP GIRL (Dec. 7)
Oceanside Wellness faces some competition on PRIVATE PRACTICE (Dec. 10)
Revisit Green Gables with the original ANNE OF GREEN GABLES TV-movies (Dec. 13)
Mozart hits a new note in MOZART DECODED (Dec. 20)
Visit the world of the MAGIC FLUTE DIARIES (Dec. 20)
Win big money on the Season 2 premiere of MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD (Dec. 21)
Catch all the drama from the start with encore episodes from Season 1 of GOSSIP GIRL (beginning Dec. 22)

Wednesday, December 3 at 4pm ET and Friday, December 5 at 9pm ET

(Toronto, Ontario – December 3, 2008) – Bio pays tribute to Ted Rogers, founder and leader of Rogers Communications Inc, Canada’s largest media, wireless and cable company, with the one hour biography special – The Life and Times of Ted Rogers, Wednesday, December 3 at 4 pm ET and Friday, December 5 at 9pm ET on Bio.

An innovative communications visionary, relentless businessman, dedicated family man, and proud Canadian, Ted Rogers has left his mark on the Canadian media landscape and beyond. From humble beginnings to media mogul, this in-depth special takes you through the trials and tribulations of one of the most well known men in Canada. Join Bio as we commemorate Ted Rogers’ life and legacy.

The Life and Times of Ted Rogers airs Wednesday, December 3 at 4 pm ET and Friday, December 5 at 9pm ET on Bio.

Project Runway 2009The tantrums, the tears, the divas – fashion isn’t always pretty…The 2008 Gemini Award Winning Project Runway Canada returns for an all-new season making its network premiere on Global Television with encore performances on SLICETM.

Beginning Tuesday, January 27 Monday, February 2nd – 10pm ET/PT Project Runway Canada, primetime’s most fashionable reality series, returns with heart wrenching, edge-of-your seat excitement TV fans will love.

“Given the knock-out hit Project Runway Canada was for SliceTM, we couldn’t be happier the series is coming to the much broader audience of the conventional platform,” said Karen Gelbart, SVP, Lifestyle Content, Canwest Broadcasting. “From A-list celebrity guest judges to the intense competition amongst the passionate designers – viewers will not be disappointed.”

Style icon and international supermodel, Iman, returns as Host and leads a panel of expert industry insiders who will judge the talent and skills of 14 promising new designers from across the country. Respected Canadian fashion designer Brian Bailey will once again act as mentor to the designers as they take on weekly fashion challenges.

“We are beyond thrilled to bring Project Runway Canada to Global viewers this year”, says John Brunton, President and CEO of Insight Production Company Ltd “The stakes, the competitors and the drama are all bigger and better, so we can’t wait to share this with a whole new audience.”

Vying for top-spot as the next Canadian fashion star, Project Runway Canada design contestants compete in dramatic challenges hoping to seize their breakthrough moment. Handpicked from across the country, this season’s fashion designers come from an array of backgrounds, hailing from Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal, Hamilton, Barrie and Toronto.

The Project Runway Canada Designers are:

• Adejoké Taiwo, 24, from Calgary, AB
• Baylor Orlando, 37, from Montreal, QC
• Brandon R. Dwyer, 22, from Barrie, ON
• Camille Prins, 28, from Toronto, ON
• Christie Clayton, 30, from Vancouver, BC
• Danio Frangella, 33, from LaSalle, ON
• Genevieve Graham, 30, from Vancouver, BC
• Jaclyn Murray, 26, from Winnipeg, MB
• Jason Meyers, 31, from Hamilton, ON
• Jeff MacKinnon, 41, from Toronto, ON
• Jessica Biffi, 25, from Toronto, ON
• Kim Cathers, 29, from Vancouver, BC
• Margarita Voultsos, 24, from Montreal, QC
• Sunny Fong, 32, from Toronto, ON

Faced with do-or-die tasks and extreme pressure, these aspiring designers endure the added stress of living under the same roof. Only one designer will win it all – a cover and feature spread in ELLE Canada, a professional portfolio photo shoot courtesy of L’Oréal Paris, a ‘Runway to Retail’ business mentorship with Winners, and $100,000 to start their own fashion line.

Resident judges Rita Silvan, Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Canada, and Shawn Hewson, Creative Director of Bustle Clothing will be joined by an exciting line-up of celebrity guest judges each week, including actress Elisha Cuthbert, fashion model Coco Rocha and designer Wayne Clark.

Project Runway Canada premieres on SLICETM Saturday, January 31 at 9pm with encore presentations Mondays at 10pm ET/PT.

In addition, Project Runway Canada fans can get the inside scoop at GlobalTV.com/runway. Come January 2009 the newly redesigned show website will showcase designer inspiration pages, behind the scene videos, extensive photo galleries and more.

Project Runway Canada is produced by Insight Production Company Ltd. Project Runway Canada’s Executive Producers are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby, Supervising Producer is Andrea Gabourie.

THE HILLS – Dec. 22

MTV EXCLUSIVE SEASON FINALE

THE AFTER SHOW – Dec. 22

MTV EXCLUSIVE SEASON FINALE LIVE FROM NEW YORK

DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE 3 – Dec. 9

MTV EXCLUSIVE SERIES RETURN

MTV

DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE 3
MTV EXCLUSIVE SERIES RETURN – Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 10 p.m. ET (1 hr.)
The show made popular by Tila Tequila is back – but this time without the feisty, young, brunette. In A DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE 3, 16 straight males and 16 lesbian female contestants compete for the attention and affection of not one but two girls – who happen to be twins! Tila may be gone but you can be sure A DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE 3 is as sexy and drama filled as ever!

WHITNEY: FROM THE HILLS to THE CITY
MTV EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL – Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (90 min.)
Former Hills star Whitney Port looks back on her life in L.A. before making her move to the fashion capital of the world, New York City. Fans relive Whitney’s role on THE HILLS through four seasons worth of clips and sneak peaks from her new series, THE CITY.

THE BEST OF THE HILLS PARODIES
MTV EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL – Saturday, Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. ET/PT (60 min.)
Viewers won’t want to miss this humourous hour-long spoof of THE HILLS that includes some of the best Hills parodies.

THE HILLS
MTV EXCLUSIVE SEASON 4 FINALE – Monday, Dec. 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (30 min.)
It’s been a season full of surprises, unexpected friendships, rekindled loves and trips to Cabo and New York City. The wrap up of THE HILLS Season 4 is a must see!

THE AFTER SHOW
MTV EXCLUSIVE SEASON FINALE – Monday, Dec. 22 at 10:30 p.m. ET (30 min.)
Live from the Big Apple, MTV’s Dan Levy and Jessi Cruickshank bid farewell to THE HILLS by chatting with the stars of the show. Fans get the latest gossip from the cast and look back on the best and worst moments of Season Four.

MTV2

FNMTV HOLIDAY EDITION
MTV2 EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL – Friday, Dec. 5 at 11 p.m. ET (1 hr.)
Ring in the holiday cheer with the hottest new music videos, exclusive live performances, and the most talked about artists. Hosted by Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, FNMTV lights up your Christmas with this special holiday treat.

MTV LIVE: KATY PERRY
MTV2 EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL – Friday, Dec. 19 at 11 p.m. ET (30 min.)
Live from Barcelona, pop’s reigning it girl Katy Perry celebrates Chupa Chups Lollipops 50th anniversary by performing in this exclusive party. Katy performs her irresistible hit “I Kissed a Girl” along with other sassy and spunky musical selections.

BUST A MOVE
MTV2 EXCLUSIVE SERIES PREMIERE – Saturday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m. (30 min.)
Legendary hip-hop star Brooks Buford tours the world with a team of choreographers and some phat beats helping the emotionally challenged solve their problems with dance. This show follows cast members as they confront their issues, solve their dilemmas and, of course, bust-a-move!

December 18 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Bravo!

– Bravo! adds exclusive two-hour performance special to an already fabulously festive holiday line-up –

Toronto, ON (December 1, 2008) – Bravo! gives audiences one more holiday treat – the television debut of The National Ballet of Canada’s 2008 production of THE NUTCRACKER, premiering Thursday, Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. Choreographed by James Kudelka, The National Ballet of Canada’s breathtaking interpretation of this holiday favourite was described by The Globe & Mail as “the best Nutcracker on the planet.” Tchaikovsky’s THE NUTCRACKER juxtaposes the rustic world of 19th-century Russia with the wonders of the Snow Queen’s glittering ice-coated forest and the Sugar Plum Fairy’s enchanting palace. THE NUTCRACKER completes Bravo!’s impressive holiday schedule beginning December 6.

“The National Ballet of Canada’s THE NUTCRACKER has been a holiday tradition in Toronto for over a decade, and now it can be enjoyed across the country on Bravo!,” said Ismé Bennie, Vice President and General Manager, Bravo!. “THE NUTCRACKER is the mistletoe on top of our holiday line-up.”

To be taped on December 13 using six HD cameras, the two-hour performance special is a three-way partnership between Bravo!, The National Ballet of Canada, and Cineplex Entertainment.

The National Ballet of Canada’s The Nutcracker is live on-stage in Toronto from Dec. 6-28 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Visit www.thenutcracker.ca for more information. A one-time only presentation of The Nutcracker will be shown exclusively in High Definition in 79 Cineplex Entertainment theatres on Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. ET. Visit www.cineplex.com for more information or to purchase tickets.

Tuesday, December 2 at 9 p.m. ET (Reunion Special) and 10 p.m. ET (Season Finale) on STAR! & MTV

Rolling with Paris Hilton’s inner circle is normally reserved for A-list celebrity friends like Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears. But tonight, with the celebutante at the helm, PARIS HILTON’S MY NEW BFF reveals the contestant who proves they can handle the over-the-top lifestyle and become Hilton’s new BFF. The Big Apple will be the last stop for the two remaining BFFs (Vanessa and Brittany) and where Paris has special one-on-one days with each of them. Upon their return to LA, Paris asks the each contestant for their “final pleas” before making her last decision. Last minute drama nearly prevents Paris from picking her new BFF. Now that’s hot! Plus, tune in to the BFF REUNION SPECIAL beginning at 9 p.m. ET where Hilton and contestants reminisce on the season’s highs and lows.