December 2008

Mondays at 8pm (9pm MT) starting Monday, January 5 with a 2-hour Season Premiere. Followed by 90 minute episodes for the duration of the season.
Thirty two year-old single dad, Jason Mesnick returns as the latest Bachelor to begin his own search for true love – following his recent painful rejection by Bachelorette DeAnna Pappas. Jason’s heart warming story as a single father to three year old Ty, struck a chord with many women who rushed to support Jason after his public dismissal. The third time may actually be the charm for this account executive in estate and legacy planning. Jason is searching for an honest and passionate woman with a real zest for life with whom he can build his family. The middle son in a family of three boys, Jason loves sports, travel, music and dance. Jason is a “Big Brother” for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America and hopes to someday form and run his own children’s charity.

Hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelor is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are the executive producers.

Citytv’s charitable initiative continues with BT and CityNews Spirit of the Season, live from the Sheraton Centre Toronto, Friday December 19, 2008. Live coverage begins at 6:00am ET on Breakfast Television and continues throughout the day on CityNews at Noon, CityNews at Five and CityNews at Six.

Want to spread some holiday cheer in support of a good cause? Come on down to the Sheraton Centre Toronto and take part in BT and CityNews Spirit of the Season benefiting Daily Bread Food Bank. The fun starts bright and early with a live broadcast of Toronto’s number one morning show Breakfast Television from the lobby of the Sheraton Centre Toronto. Special guests will join Kevin Frankish, Dina Pugliese, Jennifer Valentyne and Frank Ferragine in singing some classic holiday tunes. We’ll have seasonal cooking demonstrations, face painting and great giveaways. Plus, the day wouldn’t be complete without a visit from Santa Claus himself! And stay tuned as CityNews will be coming to you live from the Sheraton Centre at 12pm, 5pm and 6pm!

Viewers are encouraged to bring a donation of nutritious non-perishable food items for Daily Bread Food Bank. Some of the most needed items include; peanut butter, baby food and formula, canned fish and canned meats. Monetary contributions are also accepted in the form of cash or cheque.

Get into the holiday spirit and help support Daily Bread Food Bank with BT and CityNews Spirit of the Season, Friday, December 19 starting at 6:00am. Live broadcast coverage starts with Breakfast Television and continues throughout the day on CityNews at Noon, CityNews at Five and CityNews at Six.

You’ve watched him climb the ranks from intern to attending physician with more than a few comical mishaps. Zach Braff returns as Dr. J.D. Dorian for the hilarious eighth season of Scrubs. Sacred Heart Hospital’s doors open to its new home on Citytv with two weeks of brand new, back to back episodes starting Tuesday, January 6.

Broadcast Schedule is as follows:

Citytv Toronto
Tuesday, January 6 at 9pm ET and 9:30pm ET
Single episode airings begin Tuesday, January 20 at 9pm ET

Citytv Winnipeg
Tuesday, January 6 at 9pm CT and 9:30pm CT
Single episode airings begin Tuesday, January 20 at 9pm CT

Citytv Calgary
Tuesday, January 6 at 10pm MT and 10:30pm MT
Single episode airings begin Tuesday, January 20 at 10pm MT

Citytv Edmonton
Tuesday, January 6 at 10pm MT and 10:30pm MT
Single episode airings begin Tuesday, January 20 at 10pm MT

Citytv Vancouver
Tuesday, January 6 at 8pm PT and 8:30pm PT
Single episode airings begin Wednesday, January 21 at 8pm PT

Saving lives isn’t always serious business! Having survived his own medical training, J.D Dorian (Braff) is now charged with the task of mentoring a whole new crop of interns. He may look like he’s at the top of his game but Dorian continues to navigate personal and professional obstacles in addition to taking on his arch-nemesis, the hospital janitor (Neil Flynn). Helping J.D. along the way is Dr. Chris Turk (Donald Faison) and his no-nonsense wife, head nurse Carla Espinosa (Judy Reyes), the beautiful but socially awkward Dr. Elliot Reid (Sarah Chalke) and the obnoxious Dr. Perry Cox (John C. McGinley). Former Chief of Medicine Dr. Bob Kelso (Ken Jenkins) now keeps a watchful eye on the staff from his post at the coffee shop making way for new Chief Dr. Maddox, guest star Courtney Cox.

Laughter is truly the best medicine! In the premiere episode, “My Jerks”, Dr. Kelso’s beautiful but unethical replacement, Dr. Maddox (Courteney Cox), shakes things up at Sacred Heart, while J.D. struggles to manage a new crop of incompetent interns and Carla helps Elliott put her ego in check. On the second episode “My Last Words”, J.D. and Turk set aside their decade-long steak night tradition to comfort a dying patient, while Dr. Maddox begins to show her true colors.

Patients aren’t the only ones who need looking after! Get your funny bone in check with Zach Braff and the cast of Scrubs, starting Tuesday, January 6 on Citytv.

Celebrities get a clue! Catch an all-star line-up of celebs as they team up with contestants in Season 2 of MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD. Hosted by Regis Philbin, the all-new second season of MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD premieres Thursday, December 18 at 8 p.m. ET on ‘A’ featuring Emmy Award winner William Shatner (BOSTON LEGAL) and GHOST WHISPERER’s Aisha Tyler. Following its premiere, the series settles in to its regular ‘A’ time-slot on Sundays at 8 p.m. ET beginning December 21 in an episode pitting THE AMAZING RACE’s Phil Keoghan up against THE EARLY SHOW’s Julie Chen (visit Atv.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Regis Philbin returns to primetime television as host in Season 2 of this modern update of one of television’s classic game shows. With big stakes on the line, contestants team up with some of the hottest celebrities to earn up to $1 million. As the designated celebrity and contestant take turns being the clue-giver and clue-receiver, one word hints are given to determine that round’s PASSWORD. If the player and the celebrity can work together to successfully give and receive clues in multiple rounds, the contestant may be able to guess the MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD and win the cash that goes along with it.

Additional celebrities featured in Season 2 include:

Sunday, December 28 at 8 p.m. ET: Betty White, legendary comedic actress and veteran player of the original PASSWORD, and radio/television host Adam Carolla

Sunday, January 4 at 8 p.m. ET: Craig Ferguson (THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON) and Olympic gold medalist/professional tennis player Serena Williams

Sunday, January 11 at 8 p.m. ET: GHOST WHISPERER’s Jamie Kennedy and comedian Norm MacDonald

Sunday, January 18 at 8 p.m. ET *ENCORE SEASON 1 EPISODE*: Neil Patrick Harris (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER) and chef/television personality RACHAEL RAY

Sunday, January 25 at 8 p.m. ET: Jeff Garlin (CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM) and talk show host Chelsea Handler (CHELSEA LATELY)

The nominees for the 2009 Golden Globe Awards have been announced. Here is the list of TV nominees:

Best TV Drama
Dexter
House
In Treatment
Mad Men
True Blood

Best TV Drama Actress
Sally Field – Brothers and Sisters
Mariska Hargitay – Law and Order: SVU
January Jones – Mad Menn
Anna Paquin – True Blood
Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer

Best TV Drama Actor
Gabriel Byrne – In Treatment
Michael C. Hall – Dexter
Jon Hamm – Mad Men
Hugh Laurie – House
Jonathan Rhys Meyes – The Tudors

Best TV Comedy
30 Rock
Californication
Entourage
The Office
Weeds

Best TV Comedy Actress
Christina Applegate – Samantha Who?
America Ferrera – Ugly Betty
Tina Fey – 30 Rock
Debra Messing – The Starter Wife
Mary-Louise Parker – Weeds

Best TV Comedy Actor
Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock
Steve Carell – The Office
Kevin Connolly – Entourage
David Duchovny – Californication
Tony Shalhoub – Monk

And the Movie Awards:

Best Drama
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Actress – Drama

Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie – Changeling
Meryl Streep – Doubt
Kristin Scott Thomas – I’ve loved you so long
Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road

Best Actor – Drama

Leonardo Dicaprio – Revolutionary Road
Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn – Milk
Brad Pitt – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

Best Comedy or Musical
Burn After Reading
Happy-Go-Lucky
In Bruges
Mamma Mia!
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Actress – Comedy or Musical
Rebecca Hall – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Sally Hawkins – Happy-Go-Lucky
Frances McDormand – Burn After Reading
Meryl Streep – Mamma Mia!
Emma Thompson – Last Chance Harvey

Best Actor – Comedy or Musical
Javier Bardem – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Colin Farrell – In Bruges
James Franco – Pineapple Express
Brendan Gleeson – In Bruges
Dustin Hoffman – Last Chance Harvey

Best Animated Film
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
Wall-E

Best Foreign Language Film
The Baader Meinhof Complex
Everlasting Moments
Gomorrah
I’ve loved you so long
Waltz with Bashir

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams – Doubt
Penelope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis – Doubt
Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler
Kate Winslet – The Reader

Best Supporting Actor
Tom Cruise – Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr. – Tropic Thunder
Ralph Fiennes – The Duchess
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight

Best Director
Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry – The Reader
David Fincher – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard – Frost/Nixon
Sam Mendes – Revolutionary Road

Best Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy – Slumbdog Millionaire
David Hare – The Reader
Peter Morgan – Frost/Nixon
Eric Roth – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Patrick – Shanley Doubt

Best Original Score
Alexandre Desplat – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Clint Eastwood – Changeling
James Newton Howard – Defiance
A. R. Rahman – Slumdog Millionaire
Hans Zimmer – Frost/Nixon

Best Original Song
Down to Earth – Wall-E
Gran Torino – Gran Torino
I Thoughts I Lost You – Bolt
Once in a Lifetime – Cadillac Records
The Wrestler – The Wrestler

Wednesday, December 10 – 10pm ET/PT

Clay Aiken may have finished a close second to Ruben Studdard in Season Two of American Idol, but the 29-year-old North Carolina native turned his loss into a major victory. His first album, “Measure of a Man,” became the number-one-selling solo debut from an artist in a decade, launching several cross-country concert tours. From there, the popular crooner authored a best-selling book, worked as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF and took center stage on Broadway. As his fame grew, Clay maintained a squeaky-clean image, but in 2008, he shocked even his most beloved fans with news that he fathered a child with his 50-year-old record producer, Jaymes Foster. Then, Clay finally set the record straight and publicly announced he was gay in September of this year. This revealing episode features exclusives interviews and footage from his early years.

Wednesday, December 17 – 9:30pm ET/PT

Ever sit at work, staring blankly at the stack of never-ending paper work wondering “could my job get any worse?”. Well fret no more when E! takes you behind the scenes of a few of the most outrageous jobs and downright disgusting entertainment industry professions imaginable. Ross The Intern Matthews (The Tonight Show) and E!’s own Sunset Tan hottie Molly Shea go on a search for the most bizarre and shocking career choices in Hollywood. Once they’ve discovered these out-of-the-ordinary occupations, they enlist themselves as assistants and perform these unimaginable duties, bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase “there’s no business like show business”.

Wednesday, December 17 – 9pm ET/PT

Ever wonder what it would be like to spend the Holidays with the stars? Well wonder no more! E!’s yearly holiday entertainment extravaganza gives you an inside look at how your favourite celebrities ring in the most festive time of the year. We’ll show you where the stars vacation in the winter months, where they party, and what they wear. You’ll learn how to entertain like a Hollywood big shot on an ordinary budget. We’ll also fill you in on the must see TV specials, the hottest concerts and the latest gadgets and games.

Thursday, December 18 – 8pm ET/PT

We meet a businessman, Greg Haerr from Salt Lake City, UT. He travels to Las Vegas to work with people in need. At the end he has to decide which new friend will receive the amazing gift of $100,000 of Greg’s money.

Wednesday, December 17 – 8pm ET/PT

In this episode, Molly Shattuck a former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader travels to a coal-mining town of Schuylkill County, PA. She has to work and get to know the neighbours in need. At the end she has to decide to which new friend she will give $100,000 dollars of her own money.