January 2009

Tune in to Citytv for all of the action as the United States celebrates the historical Inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Hosted by Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos, A Moment in History: The Inauguration of Barack Obama takes viewers live to Inaugural Balls and tracks the President and First Lady as they continue their celebration throughout Washington. A team of correspondents will be on the ground to report on the special significance the day holds for millions of African-Americans; the amazing lengths people have undertaken just to be in Washington; and the world’s reaction to Barack Obama’s promised effort to unite a nation.

“Citytv is pleased to be able to share this monumental event with Canadian viewers” says Malcolm Dunlop, EVP Programming, Rogers Media Television.

Broadcast schedule is as follows:
Citytv Toronto Tuesday, January 20 at 10pm ET (s/ABC)
Citytv Winnipeg Tuesday, January 20 at 9pm CT (s/ABC)
Citytv Calgary Tuesday, January 20 at 8pm MT
Citytv Edmonton Tuesday, January 20 at 8pm MT
Citytv Vancouver Tuesday, January 20 at 10pm PT (s/ABC)

CTV’s FLASHPOINT continues to hit the target, capturing its largest North American audience ever Friday night with 1.74 million viewers on CTV and 10.4 million on CBS. Friday’s episode of FLASHPOINT now becomes the most-watched Canadian drama in more than a decade and Canada’s most-watched original production since 2007.* Topping its previous high of 1.52 million set in September on CTV, FLASHPOINT was the most-watched program in Canada on Friday night in total viewers and all key demos and won its timeslot in the U.S.

Friday’s episode places FLASHPOINT firmly among the most-watched television series in Canada, ranking #7 among last week’s most-watched television programs and ahead of series like LAW AND ORDER: SVU (#8), ER (#9), NCIS (#11) and 24 (#13).**

A detailed analysis of Friday’s episode reveals that:

· FLASHPOINT delivered 34% more viewers than its 8 p.m. lead-in on CTV (GHOST WHISPERER, 1.3 million) and grew in its second half-hour.
· FLASHPOINT’s audience doubled among A18-34 versus last week’s episode and was up 46% among A18-49 and 37% among A25-54 and total viewers.
· FLASHPOINT was #1 at 9 p.m. in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary.
· It was the best performance in the Friday @ 9 p.m. timeslot on CTV since February, 2005.
· In the U.S., FLASHPOINT (10.4 million) retained almost 100% of its lead-in GHOST WHISPERER (10.5 million), winning its timeslot and up 3% versus last week.

In this week’s FLASHPOINT episode, entitled “Haunting the Barn” (airing Friday, January 23 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV), when a former SRU cop snaps and storms the headquarters, intent on committing suicide, the Team is forced to use every trick in the book on a subject who knows all the tricks. And Ed (Hugh Dillon) is forced to confront a man whose future could very well be his own, if he doesn’t finally face his demons. Ron Lea (ANNE OF GREEN GABLES: A NEW BEGINNING), Brenda Bazinet (M.V.P.) and Pascale Hutton (INTELLIGENCE) guest-star.

Watch FLASHPOINT on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca.

Hot tempered chef Gordon Ramsay is ready to roast a new batch of wannabes when the spiciest unscripted reality series Hell’s Kitchen returns Thursday, January 29 on Citytv.

Thousands auditioned but only 16 hopefuls won the chance to be whipped into shape by Ramsay himself. Prepare to be shaken and stirred as the most competitive aspiring chefs in series history, go head to head in the ultimate culinary boot camp desperate to get their oven mitts on the $250,000 cash prize and a coveted position as Head Chef at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City. This season promises to be the most intense ever as Chef Ramsay turns up the heat on the competition and demands nothing short of perfection. Emotions run high and tempers boil over with more aspiring chefs and more dinner services than ever before. Those who can’t stand the heat… must leave Hell’s Kitchen!

“Citytv is excited to heat things up this winter with the return of fan favourite Gordon Ramsay” says Malcolm Dunlop, EVP Programming, Rogers Media Television. “Hell’s Kitchen is a perennial ratings winner that generates increased viewership every season.”

Hell’s Kitchen season five is produced by Granada America and A. Smith & Co. Arthur Smith and Kent Weed serve as executive producers

Broadcast Schedule is as follows:
Citytv Toronto Thursday, January 29 at 10pm ET
Citytv Winnipeg Thursday, January 29 at 10pm CT
Citytv Calgary Thursday, January 29 at 8pm MT
Citytv Edmonton Thursday, January 29 at 8pm MT
Citytv Vancouver Thursday, January 29 at 10pm PT

For more information on Citytv programming visit www.citytv.com

Get ready for the ride of your life! Racing into hearts and homes, JOCKEYS opens the gate to the enigmatic world of horseracing, complete with high stakes and high drama, both on and off the track. Premiering on Animal Planet Saturday, Feb. 7 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, the gripping 12-part docu-drama chronicles the lives and careers of seven, 112-pound jockeys and their 1,200-pound horses as they risk life and limb in the ultimate quest for glory.

JOCKEYS
Saturday, Feb. 7 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

Nearly 10 times a day during the famous 30-day Oak Tree Meet at the Santa Anita Race Track, the world’s most skilled jockeys and the boldest thoroughbreds line up at the gate to compete for big bucks or go home broke. See who crosses the finish line first in the quest to win a share of more than 35 million dollars in purse money.

Risking bone fractures, trampling, paralysis and even death, the lives of these jockeys and their mounts are on the line in every race. With ambulance engines ready for action and the stands filled with revelers waiting to see who takes the lead, JOCKEYS reveals the paramount pressure for success and survival in one of the most prestigious sports in the world.

The drama for these jockeys doesn’t end when the race is finished. Audiences get to know the lives of these seven jockeys, their personalities, relationships, strengths and flaws. With big dreams and even bigger egos, these jockeys are determined to cross the finish line first — every time.

In a world dominated by fierce competitors, strong bonds and extraordinary risk, JOCKEYS presents this beautiful, storied, thrilling world as it’s never been seen before.

Meet the JOCKEYS:

· THE BREAKOUT FEMALE STAR – Canadian jockey star Chantal Sutherland is a woman who’s dominating the tracks. And, because she’s dating fellow jockey Mike Smith, it puts her in competition with the man she loves. Can they make this work?

· THE ICON – Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith is a living legend and a fan favorite. His fierce riding style and stringent pre-race ritual has earned him a shaman-like reputation among fellow jockeys.

· THE HOTSHOT – Joe Talamo may be young, but this 18 year-old jockey has already taken the racing world by storm earning nearly $4 million in purse money in one racing season.

· THE WORKING MAN – Aaron Gryder is credited with more than 3,000 career wins and is motivated by supporting his family.

· THE ELDER STATESMAN – After racing more than 30 years, Jon Court is the consummate veteran, and he has no plans to quit.

· THE NEW GIRL – Fresh-faced Kayla Stra is racing gold in her native land of Australia, but only time will tell if she has what it takes to be a success in the US.

· THE COMEBACK KID – Alex Solis bounced back after a broken back injury nearly took his life. He’s been to the winner’s circle 4,000 times, but he’s yet to be inducted into the Jockey Hall of Fame.

On January 20 all eyes will be on Washington, D.C., and the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama. From Sunday, January 18 to Wednesday, January 21, CTV will be in Washington delivering breaking news, top expert opinions and all of the electrifying moments from the events surrounding the inauguration. On Inauguration Day this coming Tuesday, January 20, CTV will broadcast live from Washington over an unprecedented seven hours, starting with CANADA AM at 6 a.m., followed by the three-hour inauguration special at 10 a.m. and ending with CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON at 11 p.m. (all times ET; visit CTV.ca to confirm local listings). Additional coverage is featured on CTV Newsnet, CTV.ca, BNN, MTV and Discovery Channel.

“CTV will deliver the widest possible coverage of this monumental event,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.

As well, CTV.ca has the inauguration covered with live video streaming, photo galleries and special features at Obama.CTV.ca. On Tuesday, January 20, CTV.ca will stream the CTV NEWS SPECIAL REPORT: THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK OBAMA live beginning at 10 a.m. ET. At Obama.CTV.ca, there will be multiple live streams to choose from, the swearing in ceremony, celebrations, crowd reaction, the inaugural parade and stock market reaction.

CTV.ca will also feature an interactive profile of the Obama team including all members of his cabinet and key advisors. Political junkies can test their knowledge with the “Inauguration Quiz.” Finally, photo galleries of the ceremonies and the many Inaugural Balls being held in Washington round out the online coverage.

CTV’s comprehensive television coverage breaks down as follows:

Sunday, January 18

QUESTION PERIOD
12 Noon (CTV) / 5 p.m. (CTV Newsnet)
Co-hosts Craig Oliver, CTV’s Parliamentary Bureau Chief, and Jane Taber, the Senior Parliamentary Writer in The Globe and Mail’s Ottawa bureau, dedicate this episode to the U.S. Presidential inauguration and what this monumental change means for Canadians.

CTV Newsnet
2:30 p.m.
CTV Newsnet begins its wall-to-wall coverage of the inauguration with live coverage of Obama’s historic visit to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

CTV NEWSNET SPECIAL: COUNTDOWN TO THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK OBAMA
8 p.m. (CTV Newsnet)
CTV Newsnet covers all of the day’s inaugural news in this hour-long special hosted by Scott Laurie. Doris Kearns, author of the Lincoln Biography “Team of Rivals” joins Laurie to deconstruct Obama’s cabinet selections.

CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON – Live from Washington
10 p.m. (CTV Newsnet) / 11 p.m. (CTV)
From Sunday January 18 to Tuesday January 20, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON will broadcast live from Washington, D.C. delivering all of the latest news in the final days leading up to the inauguration. National Affairs Correspondent Lisa LaFlamme, Washington Bureau Chief Tom Clark and Washington Correspondent Joy Malbon report on the top inaugural stories of the day. Robertson is also joined by leading political experts including Frank McKenna, Canada’s former Ambassador to the U.S.

Monday, January 19

CANADA AM
6 – 9 a.m. (CTV / CTV Newsnet)
Broadcasting live from Washington, CANADA AM co-host Beverly Thomson interviews Helen Thomas, legendary member of the White House press corps. Also on Monday, Thomson speaks with Luci Baines Johnson – who once stood on the steps of the U.S. Capitol while her father, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as president. Ms. Baines Johnson will be interviewed along with her 9- year-old granddaughter Eloise McIntosh who will be attending the inauguration. Dennis Brack, President of the White House Press Photographers’ Association will also be on hand, fresh from shooting photos of the new first family over the weekend.

THE VIEW
10 a.m. (CTV)
Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s Oval Office encounter with President George W. Bush; ABC News’ Jake Tapper tours the pre-Inauguration hot spots with co-host Sherri Shepherd; a retrospective of Barbara Walters’ Presidential interviews; a live remote from Washington D.C. with ABC News’ Charles Gibson.

OPRAH IN WASHINGTON, D.C. – THE INAUGURAL CELEBRATION
4 p.m. (CTV)
OPRAH broadcasts from the world-famous Kennedy Center Opera House for a blowout celebration, with special celebrity guests and an exclusive, one-time-only music performance in front of a star-studded audience. Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher stop by, and stars including Scarlett Johansson and more share special messages about what this inauguration means to them. Music superstars Bono, Will.i.am, Faith Hill, Seal, David Foster and queen of hip-hop soul Mary J. Blige participate in an unforgettable musical performance of a brand-new song created in collaboration with Will.i.am and David Foster to mark this historic occasion.

ON THE HILL
5 p.m. / 8 p.m. (CTV Newsnet)
Canada’s daily parliamentary news program hosted by Graham Richardson is dedicated to discussion of the inauguration.

CTV NEWSNET SPECIAL: COUNTDOWN TO THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK OBAMA
9 p.m. (CTV Newsnet)
CTV Newsnet covers all of the day’s inauguration news in this hour-long special anchored by Marcia MacMillan. Helen Thomas, legendary member of the White House press corps who has covered every President since John F. Kennedy joins MacMillan. Former speech writers for President Regan and President Clinton also join this hour for a look at what to expect from the inaugural speeches.

CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON – Live from Washington
10 p.m. (CTV Newsnet) / 11 p.m. (CTV)
From Sunday January 18 to Tuesday January 20, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON will broadcast live from Washington, D.C. delivering all of the latest news in the final days leading up to the inauguration. National Affairs Correspondent Lisa LaFlamme, Washington Bureau Chief Tom Clark and Washington Correspondent Joy Malbon report on the top inaugural stories of the day. Robertson is also joined by leading political experts including Frank McKenna, Canada’s former Ambassador to the U.S.

Tuesday, January 20

CANADA AM
6– 9 a.m. (CTV / CTV Newsnet)
Broadcasting live from Washington, CANADA AM co-host Beverly Thomson interviews Gordon Giffin, former U.S. Ambassador to Canada, Jason Kenney, Canada’s Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism; and super-delegates Toby Condliffe and Robert Bell.

CTV NEWSNET SPECIAL: COUNTDOWN TO THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK OBAMA
9 a.m. (CTV Newsnet)
CTV Newsnet delivers the final moments leading into the inauguration in this hour-long special.

CTV NEWS SPECIAL REPORT: THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK OBAMA
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (CTV / CTV Newsnet)
Lloyd Robertson, CTV’s Chief Anchor and Senior Editor anchors a CTV News Special Report of Barack Obama’s inauguration live from the Canadian Embassy in Washington. Robertson is joined by experts including Frank McKenna, Canada’s former Ambassador to the U.S., Avis Jones-DeWeever, Director of the American National Council of Negro Women and Eleanor Clift, Newsweek Magazine’s former White House Correspondent and current Contributing Editor.

Throughout the inauguration, Washington Bureau Chief Tom Clark reports from the National Mall. This is the first inauguration in history where the National Mall will be open to the public, allowing for more people than ever before to witness a Presidential inauguration.

Obama’s inauguration also boasts performances by Aretha Franklin, violinist Itzhak Perlman, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pianist Gabriela Montero and clarinetist Anthony McGill.

THE INAUGURATION
11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT (BNN)
A new president and a new direction bring inevitable changes in the relationship between the world’s two largest trading partners. Join BNN for special live coverage of the Presidential inauguration hosted by Amanda Lang and Marty Cej. BNN delivers expert analysis on what this event means for Canadian business.

CTV NEWSNET SPECIAL: THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK OBAMA
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET (CTV Newsnet)
CTV Newsnet provides complete coverage and analysis of the inauguration including highlights of the speeches, performances, parade and crowd reactions. Anchored by Scott Laurie.

ON THE HILL
5 p.m. / 8 p.m. (CTV Newsnet)
Canada’s daily parliamentary news program hosted by Graham Richardson is dedicated to discussion of the inauguration.

DAILY PLANET
7 p.m. (Discovery Channel)
DAILY PLANET, Canada’s daily science newsmagazine dissects the ‘Obamamobile.’ It might look like a luxury vehicle, but don’t let that fool you. Obama’s presidential limousine has more in common with a HumVee ripping through the deserts of Iraq. DAILY PLANET is taking a closer look at the car so fierce, the secret service has nicknamed it The Beast.

CTV NEWSNET SPECIAL: THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK OBAMA
9 p.m. (CTV Newsnet)
CTV Newsnet looks at what Obama will attempt to accomplish in the crucial first 100 days of his presidency, in this hour-long special anchored by Marcia MacMillan. Experts include Paul Salucci, former U.S. Ambassador to Canada.

BE THE CHANGE: LIVE FROM THE INAUGURAL
10 p.m. ET (MTV / MTV2)
MTV puts Canadians front row centre for the most anticipated inauguration celebration in U.S. history with BE THE CHANGE: LIVE FROM THE INAUGURAL. Chalk-full of celebrity appearances and performances, the live 90-minute party at the official Youth Inaugural Ball celebrates President-Elect Obama and the massive youth voter turnout for the 2008 Presidential Election.

CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON – Live from Washington
10 p.m. (CTV Newsnet) / 11 p.m. (CTV)
From Sunday January 18 to Tuesday January 20, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON will broadcast live from Washington, D.C. delivering all of the latest news in the final days leading up to the inauguration. National Affairs Correspondent Lisa LaFlamme, Washington Bureau Chief Tom Clark and Washington Correspondent Joy Malbon report on the top inaugural stories of the day. Robertson is also joined by leading political experts including Frank McKenna, Canada’s former Ambassador to the U.S.

THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART PRESENTS CHANGEFEST ’09: REBIRTH OF A NATION – A NIGHT OF HISTORY AND BALLS – Special Live Episode
11 p.m. (live on The Comedy Network) / 12:05 p.m. (CTV)
Join Jon Stewart for a special LIVE episode of THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART celebrating the inauguration of President Barack Obama which brings to a close the series Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “Indecision 2008” cover of the race to the White House.

Wednesday, January 21

CANADA AM
6– 9 a.m. (CTV / CTV Newsnet)
Broadcasting live from Washington, CANADA AM co-host Beverly Thomson looks back at the best moments from Inauguration Day with guests including presidential historians Gil Troy and Allan Lichtman; and Beauty Editor for Essence Magazine, Mikki Taylor.

ON LOCATION: OPRAH’S POST-INAUGURATON SPECIAL
4 p.m. (CTV)
One of the most historic inaugurations has come and gone but OPRAH’s two-day event continues! OPRAH is live from chef Art Smith’s “Art and Soul” restaurant in Washington, D.C. and Oprah is joined by guests including Academy Award®-winner Forest Whitaker and Grammy Award-winning musician and songwriter Jon Bon Jovi to reflect on the inauguration. Gayle King gives her take on the festivities and guest correspondent Ali Wentworth hits the D.C. streets for even more reaction. Plus, presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin shares her thoughts and insights on the momentous day.

ON THE HILL
5 p.m. / 8 p.m. (CTV Newsnet)
Canada’s daily parliamentary news program hosted by Graham Richardson is dedicated to discussion of the inauguration.

For the fourth night in a row, a CTV program delivered more than two million viewers last night. The much buzzed-about Gil Grissom departure from CSI won the night with 2.6 million viewers out of simulcast at 8 p.m. with another 2.2 million for GREY’S ANATOMY at 9 p.m. CSI wins the crown for the most watched program overall this week for total viewers, with AMERICAN IDOL winning in A25-54 and A18-49.

CTV is the only Canadian network to have at least one program attract more than two million total viewers every day this week thanks to the powerhouse CSI franchises, AMERICAN IDOL and GREY’S ANATOMY. In fact, CTV is the only Canadian conventional network to deliver more than two million viewers this calendar year.

So far this week, CTV has 9 out of the Top 10 programs on Canadian television in total viewers as well as A25-54 and A18-49, with Global coming in at #10 with NCIS and 24.

In another TOP MODEL first, leading modelling agency and fashion industry powerhouse Elmer Olsen Model Management joins Cycle 3 of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, CTV announced today. Top agent and fashion veteran Elmer Olsen brings his experience and expertise to the table as he hits the road to participate in CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL’s first-ever cross-country regional open-call casting tour, beginning this Friday, January 16 in Vancouver. Additionally, this year’s winner will receive a modelling contract with Olsen’s firm, Elmer Olsen Model Management.

CTV also confirmed additional prizing details for Cycle 3 the hugely-popular, Gemini-Award winning Canadian production. In addition to the modelling contract, the winner of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL receives a $100,000 beauty contract from Procter & Gamble (P&G), which returns as a signature sponsor for the third straight year. Finally, the winner will also be featured in an editorial spread in FASHION Magazine.

“Nothing makes me happier than finding that one geeky tall girl transform into CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL and having her graduate to walking a runway in Milan,” said Elmer Olsen.

In addition to P&G and FASHION Magazine, LG Electronics returns as a key partner for the series. CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL is presented by Cover Girl®, Olay® and Nice n’ Easy®.

“CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL provides a great platform for many of our advertisers’ marketing needs,” Said Mary Kreuk, Vice President of Marketing, CTV. “Opportunities abound to wrap the show around their brands, resulting in total organic integration. CTV is also thrilled to have premiere sponsor P&G back on board for a third consecutive year.”

CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL’s first-ever, five-city, cross-country tour is set to strut across Canada in malls nationwide beginning Friday, January 16 in Vancouver. The tour then stops in Edmonton (Sunday, Jan. 18), Halifax (Tuesday, Jan. 20) and Montreal (Thursday, Jan. 22), before concluding in Toronto on Friday, January 23. For additional casting tour information including venue locations and rules and regulations, visit www.model.ctv.ca.

Hosted by Jay Manuel, CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL provides dramatic twists and turns as hopefuls compete to master essential skills and live together, all under the watchful eye of TOP MODEL cameras. One cast member is eliminated each week and the last model standing wins the coveted title of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL.

1. Kim’s dad, Robert Kardashian was OJ Simpson’s bestie and defense attorney. He was the one who read the famous OJ “suicide” note when OJ was driving around LA in the white Bronco. Robert Kardashian passed away in 2003.

2. Kim was married to music producer Damon Thomas (one-half of the multi-platinum production duo the Underdogs who worked on Justin Timberlake’s debut album Justified and have songwriting collaborations including, Most Girls by Pink and Never Gonna Let You Go by Faith Evans) from 2000-2004.

3. Kim is related to Brody Jenner (The Princes of Malibu, The Hills and Bromance.) Her step-father, Brody’s biological father, is 1976 Olympic Games gold medalist Bruce Jenner.

4. Kim first gained notoriety when a sex tape featuring she and musician ex-boyfriend Ray J (singer Brandy’s younger brother) surfaced on the Internet in 2007.

5. Kim Kardashian’s first boyfriend was Tito Jackson’s son and her 14th birthday party was at family friend, Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch.

6. Kim appeared in Fall Out Boy’s music video, ‘Thnks fr th Mmrs.’ She is seen canoodling with bassist Pete Wentz – and a monkey!

7. Kim released a workout DVD entitled ‘Workout with Kim Kardashian’ and a set of workout cards with the help of trainer Kathy Kaehler.

8. As a young woman, Kardashian worked at her father’s music marketing firm, Movie Tunes then parlayed her entrepreneurial instincts into a successful career as a wardrobe stylist for television programs, magazine photo layouts, and infomercials.

9. Kim gained attention for her friendship with heiress and media darling Paris Hilton.

10. Kim attended an all-girl Catholic High School in her hometown of Los Angeles.

Socialite, paparazzi princess and most recently, featured celebrity on Dancing With The Stars, Kim Kardashian is teaming up with her family in the network broadcast premiere of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Premiering on Slice™ Wednesday, February 4 at 10:30pm ET/ 7:30pm PT, the eight-part series follows the drama filled lives of Kim Kardashian, sisters Kourtney and Khloe, brother Robert, half-sisters Kendall and Kylie, manager/mom Kris and stepfather Bruce Jenner, the 1976 Olympic decathlon gold medalist.

The Kardashiantics never end when this modern day Brady Bunch gets together. The season is jam-packed with laughs, tears and everything in between as Kim appears on the Tyra Banks Show, the Kardashian women fly to Mexico for a sexy bikini photo shoot, Kim poses for Playboy, Kourtney finds out the results of a pregnancy test and Khloe gets arrested and thrown in jail.

Keeping Up With The Kardashians is a part of Slice™’s Wednesday lineup of guilty pleasure programming which also includes Kimora: Life In The Fab Lane and The Real Housewives of the OC.

“Keeping Up With The Kardashians is the perfect fit for Slice™’s Wednesday night line-up which is geared toward those looking for a night of purely entertaining programming,” says Lisa Godfrey, Director, Original Programming, Slice™. “Revealing the inner workings of a celebrity family, this is a series full of drama, scandal and over-the-top antics guaranteed to have our viewers hooked.”

For all those who have wondered what it would be like to live a day in the life of a West Coast ‘it’ girl, Slice™ is offering the chance to experience all the glitz and glamour. Beginning February 11, 2009 viewers who tune into Slice™ and watch Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane at 10pm ET/7pm PT and Keeping Up With The Kardashians at 10:30pm ET/7:30pm PT have the chance to win a trip for two to Los Angeles, two nights accommodation at a boutique hotel, dinner at a posh L.A. restaurant and spending money. All this and more is a part of the ‘Bling It On’ contest. For more information go to Slice.ca/contests.

The power of music and its effect on the human mind is a fascinating topic for neuroscientists exploring the gateway to the mysteries of the brain. But can science explain everything there is to know about music? Premiering Saturday, January 31 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV (check ctv.ca to confirm local broadcast times), THE MUSICAL BRAIN is a new one-hour original CTV documentary that illuminates how the brain uses music to shape the human experience. Featuring insights from Grammy® Award-winning musicians Sting and, Wyclef Jean; Grammy and JUNO Award-winner Michael Bublé; and seven-time JUNO Award-winner Feist, this riveting documentary reveals how music is interpreted by those who create it and those who listen to it.

**Media Note** – Download photos from THE MUSICAL BRAIN at www.ctvmedia.ca

Using the research findings of leading medical experts, including Dr. Daniel Levitin (This is Your Brain on Music), the documentary examines the physical, psychological and emotional responses to music through a variety of tests on children and adults. THE MUSICAL BRAIN also features candid interviews with Michael Bublé, Feist, Wyclef Jean and Sting who share what they have learned about the power of music in their lives.

In addition to discussing his passion for music, Sting puts his own musical mind to the test when he enters an fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machine to have his brain scanned. Inspired by Dr. Daniel Levitin’s book, Sting undergoes tests to find out how music affects him on a physical and emotional level. Using state-of-the-art technology, THE MUSICAL BRAIN demonstrates how Sting responds to various types of music – complex and simple – and what his musical brain reveals about him.

“Music is a gateway to emotion and memory, pleasure and intellectual stimulation throughout our lives,” says writer and director Christina Pochmursky. “THE MUSICAL BRAIN follows Sting on his journey of discovery into his own musical brain, and also explores how music can define each stage of our lives.”

“This riveting documentary sheds light on the human musical experience and how science is teaching us more about it,” says Bob Culbert, Vice-President of CTV Documentaries. “The stories shared by the participating artists will resonate with viewers who understand the power of music in their own lives.”

THE MUSICAL BRAIN was created by writer/director Christina Pochmursky and producer Vanessa Dylyn for Matter of Fact Media in association with CTV and National Geographic Channels International, with the financial participation of The Bell Benefits Fund, The Rogers Documentary Fund, and Canadian tax credit programs. 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.