CTV and 'A' Fall 2009 Lineup

THE CTV FALL 2009 PRIME-TIME SCHEDULE
All times ET. New programs are bold IN ALL CAPS. (S) = Simulcast

SUNDAYS
7 p.m.  DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION
7:30 p.m.  DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION
8 p.m.  THE AMAZING RACE (S)  
9 p.m.  DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (S) 
10 p.m.  COLD CASE (S)

MONDAY to FRIDAY
5 p.m.  The DR. OZ SHOW

MONDAYS
7 p.m.  ETALK
7:30 p.m.  ACCESS HOLLYWOOD (S)
8 p.m.  DANCING WITH THE STARS (S)
10 p.m.  CSI: MIAMI (S)

TUESDAYS
7 p.m.  ETALK
7:30 p.m.  ACCESS HOLLYWOOD (S)
8 p.m.  SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA (Performance)
9 p.m.  DANCING WITH THE STARS (S)
10 p.m.  LAW AND ORDER: SVU

WEDNESDAYS
7 p.m.  ETALK
7:30 p.m.  SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA (Results)
8 p.m.  AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (S)
9 p.m.  CRIMINAL MINDS (S)         
10 p.m.  CSI: NY (S)

THURSDAYS
7 p.m.  THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
8 p.m.  CSI
9 p.m.  GREY’S ANATOMY (S)
10 p.m.  THE MENTALIST (S)

FRIDAYS
7 p.m.  ETALK
7:30 p.m.  ACCESS HOLLYWOOD (S)
8 p.m.  GHOST WHISPERER (S)
9 p.m.  SOUTHLAND (S)
10 p.m.  FLASHPOINT

SATURDAYS
7 p.m.  W-FIVE
8 p.m.  CRIME TIME (S)
9 p.m.  CRIME TIME (S)
10 p.m.  LAW AND ORDER: SVU (S)

THE FALL 2009 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE ON /A\:
All times ET. New programs are bold IN ALL CAPS. (S) = Simulcast

SUNDAYS
7 p.m.  TMZ WEEKEND
8 p.m.  AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL  
9 p.m.  LAW AND ORDER: SVU
10 p.m.  SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH… (Encore)

MONDAYS
7 p.m.  DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION
7:30 p.m.  TMZ
8 p.m.  GOSSIP GIRL (S)
9 p.m.  TWO AND A HALF MEN (S)
9:30 p.m.  BIG BANG THEORY (S)
10 p.m.  CASTLE (S)

TUESDAYS
7 p.m.  DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION
7:30 p.m.  TMZ
8 p.m.  MONK
9 p.m.  THE BIG PICTURE

WEDNESDAYS
7 p.m.  DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION
7:30 p.m.  TMZ
8 p.m.  HANK (S)
8:30 p.m.  THE MIDDLE (S)
9 p.m.  THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE (S)
10 p.m.  EASTWICK (S)

THURSDAYS
7 p.m.  DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION
7:30 p.m.  TMZ
8 p.m.  FLASH FORWARD (S)
9 p.m.  FRINGE (S)
10 p.m.  PRIVATE PRACTICE (S)

FRIDAYS
7 p.m.  DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION
7:30 p.m.  TMZ
8 p.m.  LAW AND ORDER (S)
9 p.m.  MEDIUM (S)
10 p.m.  COMEDY NOW!
10:30 p.m.  COMEDY INC.

SATURDAYS
7 p.m.  ROAD TO AVONLEA
8 p.m.  SATURDAY NIGHT MOVIE
10 p.m.  WHISTLER 

NEW CTV and /A\: PRIMETIME PROGRAMS


THE DR. OZ SHOW  (CTV)

Dr. Mehmet C. Oz, best known as the premiere health expert on THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW, will soon be the host of his own syndicated talk show. Co-produced by Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and distributed by SPT, THE DR. OZ SHOW will be a multi-topic, multi-segment health and wellness talk show that offers topical newsworthy information, inspiring stories, and branded elements in an upbeat and entertaining format featuring Dr. Oz’s unique point of view. THE DR. OZ SHOW will be produced from New York’s Rockefeller Center.

Cast/Host: Dr. Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.
Credits: EP: Emmy Award-winner Mindy Moore Borman (THE VIEW)
Production Company: Sony Pictures Television and Harpo Productions

HANK (/A\)

Executive produced by and starring Kelsey Grammer (FRASIER), Hank Pryor (Grammer) is an industry titan who suddenly finds himself out of work, almost out of money and around a wife and kids for whom he’s never made much time. Hank moves the family back to River Bend, Virginia, the small-town site of his first business success, fancying himself a corporate phoenix who will rise from the ashes. But living in a smaller house, in a smaller town, in a smaller, well, life, isn’t what Hank thought it would be. Hank’s wife Tilly (Melinda McGraw, MAD MEN) expects Hank to put aside his all-business attitude and become an actual part of the family – to be a real father to his opinionated 15-year-old daughter and odd 10-year-old son. Complicating matters is the presence of Tilly’s brother, Grady (David Koechner, Get Smart), who has always envied Hank’s success and is now delighted to be around him in his darkest hour. Despite his recent setbacks, however, Hank is confident he’s on the road back to the top.

Cast: Kelsey Grammer (FRASIER) as Hank; Melinda McGraw (MAD MEN) as Tilly; David Koechner (Get Smart) as Grady; Macey Cruthird (HOPE & FAITH) as Maddie; Ryan Wynott (The Brothers Solomon) as Henry.
Credits: EP: Emmy Award-winner and multiple Emmy Award nominee Tom Werner (The Brothers Solomon), EP: Multiple Emmy-Winner Tucker Cawley (EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND), EP: Kelsey Grammer (FRASIER), EP: Mike Clements (THE LIFE & TIMES OF TIM)
Production Company: Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with McMonkey Inc., Grammnet Productions, Werner Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.

THE MIDDLE (/A\)

This timely comedy explores the challenges and triumphs of trying to raise a family in today’s difficult economic climate. Frankie Heck (multiple Emmy Award-winning Patricia Heaton, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND) is a superhero. Well, no, not an actual superhero – but it sometimes seems that way, as getting her kids Axl (Charlie McDermott), Sue (Eden Sher, SONS AND DAUGHTERS) and Brick (Atticus Shaffer) out the door for school every morning is a surely a super-heroic act. Middle aged, middle class and living in the middle of the country, this harried wife and working mother of three uses her wry wit and sense of humour to try to get her family through each day intact. Frankie has a job (not a career) selling cars at the town’s only surviving car dealer; her husband, Mike (Neil Flynn, SCRUBS), is a manager at the local quarry. In between juggling shifts and picking up fast food dinners eaten in front of the TV, Frankie and Mike raise their kids with love and solid Midwestern practicality.

Cast: Multiple Emmy Award-winner Patricia Heaton (EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND) as Frankie; Neil Flynn (SCRUBS) as Mike; Eden Sher (SONS AND DAUGHTERS) as Sue; Atticus Shaffer as Brick; Charlie McDermott as Axl.
Credits: EP: DeAnn Heline (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER) EP: Eileen Heisler (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER)  
Production Company: Warner Bros. Television

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (CTV)

Starring Toronto’s Nina Dobrev (DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION), THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is based on the similarly named novels, written by LJ Smith, about two undead brothers. It’s Elena’s (Dobrev) first day back at Mystic Falls High School since the tragic death of her parents. Along with her Aunt Jenna (Sara Canning), Elena tries her best to look after her troubled younger brother, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen, EVERWOOD), and salvage what family they have left. The first day is already shaping up to be a struggle for Elena until she meets the mysterious new kid at school, Stefan (Paul Wesley, AMERICAN DREAMS). What Elena doesn’t know is that Stefan is a vampire, constantly resisting the urge to taste her blood. As their undeniable connection grows deeper, Stefan’s dangerous older brother, Damon (Ian Somerhalder, LOST), shows up to wreak havoc on the town of Mystic Falls – and claim Elena for himself.

Cast: Nina Dobrev as (DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION) as Elena; Paul Wesley (AMERICAN DREAMS) as Stefan; Ian Somerhalder (LOST) as Damon; Steven R. McQueen (EVERWOOD) as Jeremy; Katerina Graham (17 Again) as Bonnie; Sara Canning as Jenna; Candice Accola as Caroline; Zach Roerig (AS THE WORLD TURNS) as Matt; Kayla Ewell (THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) as Vicki; Michael Trevino as Tyler.
Credits: EP: Kevin Williamson (DAWSON’S CREEK), EP: Leslie Morgenstein (GOSSIP GIRL), EP: Bob Levy, author: L.J Smith  
Production Company: Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television

THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE (/A\)
From the cutting-edge network that brought us GOSSIP GIRL and executive producer Ashton Kutcher comes a new fashionable drama that explores the catwalks and catfights that come with fleeting fame. Two teenaged models are about to discover the cut-throat world of high fashion for themselves – Raina Collins (Sara Paxton, SUMMERLAND), a stunning beauty with a secret past, and Chris Andrews (Ben Hollingsworth), a strikingly handsome Iowa farm boy. When Raina makes an unforgettable impression at a show introducing the new line from designer Zac Posen, she steals the spotlight from her friend Sonja (Mischa Barton, THE O.C.) who is desperate to reclaim her standing as the reigning supermodel after being out of the country for mysterious reasons. Sonja keeps the reasons for her disappearance from the other models and agent Claudia (Elle Macpherson, FRIENDS), who was left to cover for her while she was away. While Raina and Sonja live at the top of the fashion food chain, Chris is starting at the bottom. Raina brings Chris to the “models’ residence” where she lives along with other young hopefuls, including Marissa Delfina (Ashley Madekwe), Issac (Corbin Bleu, High School Musical) and the current alpha-male-model known as Kai (Nico Tortorella). With all the drama that comes with the industry, Chris is left to question whether he can survive in this world of dangerous excess and fleeting fame. 

Cast: Mischa Barton (THE O.C.) as Sonja; Elle Macpherson (FRIENDS) as Claudia; Ben Hollingsworth as Chris; Ashley Madekwe as Marissa; Nico Tortorella as Kai; Sara Paxton (SUMMERLAND) as Raina
Credits: EP: Ashton Kutcher (BEAUTY AND THE GEEK); EP: Mike Kelley (SWINGTOWN); EP: Carol Barbee (SWINGTOWN); EP: Karey Burke (MISS GUIDED)
Production Company: Katalyst Films in association with CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television

EASTWICK (/A\)

Based on the John Updike novel and the Academy Award-nominated hit film The Witches of Eastwick, this comedic drama centers on three young witches, Roxie (Rebecca Romijn, UGLY BETTY), Kat (Jaime Ray Newman, GENERAL HOSPITAL) and Joanna (Lindsay Price, LIPSTICK JUNGLE), whose powers are awakened when a mysterious man (Canadian Paul Gross, Men With Brooms) moves to town. The three women form an unlikely bond when a mysterious and wealthy stranger arrives on the scene and their lives take on new and magical dimensions. An old adage echoes throughout Eastwick and beyond: be careful what you wish for. With magic at play in front and behind the cameras, EASTWICK is produced and directed by Emmy Award-winning David Nutter (THE MENTALIST, WITHOUT A TRACE, THE X-FILES, BAND OF BROTHERS) who has had a record 15 pilots he’s directed picked up for full series runs.

Cast: Ashley Benson (Bring It On: In It To Win It) as Mia; Jon Bernthal (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian) as Raymond; Veronica Cartwright (The Witches of Eastwick) as Bun; Jaime Ray Newman (GENERAL HOSPITAL) as Kat; Lindsay Price (LIPSTICK JUNGLE) as Joanna; Rebecca  Romijn (UGLY BETTY) as Roxie; Sara Rue (LESS THAN PERFECT) as Penny; Johann Urb (THE MOUNTAIN) as Will; Paul Gross (Men With Brooms) as Darryl
Credits: EP: Maggie Friedman (SPELLBOUND), EP: Emmy Award-winner David Nutter (THE X-FILES), Author: John Updike (The Witches of Eastwick)
Production Company: Warner Bros. Television

FLASH FORWARD (/A\)

Already generating electricity from Hollywood insiders, FLASH FORWARD is the fall season’s most buzzed about new show. Adapted from the award-winning 1999 novel Flash Forward by Canadian author Robert J. Sawyer, the series stars Screen Actor’s Guild and MTV Award-winning actor Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love), John Cho (Star Trek, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay), Jack Davenport (SWINGTOWN), Sonya Walger (LOST), Courtney B. Vance (LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT)  and Brian O’Byrne (Million Dollar Baby). When a mysterious event causes the entire world to black out, humanity is given a glimpse into its near future and every man, woman and child is forced to come to grips with whether their destinies can be avoided or fulfilled. FLASH FORWARD includes a strong line up in front and behind the scenes with the mastermind behind Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, David S. Goyer, writing, producing and directing the pilot.

Cast: SAG and MTV Award-winner Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love) as Mark Benford; John Cho (Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay) as Demetri Noh; Jack Davenport (SWINGTOWN) as Lloyd Simcoe; Sonya Walger (LOST) as Olivia Benford; Courtney B. Vance (LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT) as Stan Wedeck; Brian O’Byrne (Million Dollar Baby) as Aaron Stark; Christine Woods as Janis Hawk; Zachary Knighton (LIFE ON A STICK) as Bryce Varley; Peyton List (AS THE WORLD TURNS) as Nicole
Credits: Director/Writer/EP: David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight); Writer/EP: Brannon Braga (24, STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE); EP/Showrunner: Marc Guggenheim (ELI STONE); EP/Showrunner: Jessika Goyer; EP: Vince Gerardis; EP: Ralph Vicinanza
Production Company: ABC Studios

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