July 2009

10:00pm – Saturday, July 25 on /A

Also airs at 11 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 10 p.m. MT on ACCESS

Lisa (Zoe McLellan) “kidnaps” Kiki (Darcy Rose Byrnes) when it is Nick’s (Peter Krause) weekend with her, and takes her away to another country. Nick wants Tripp’s (Donald Sutherland) private jet to get Kiki back, and Tripp agrees.

Last night on CTV, the 100th episode of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE lit up televisions across Canada with 1.94 million viewers, making it the most-watched episode ever of the series on CTV and the #1 broadcast of the summer on Canadian television*. With an homage to Judy Garland performed by Katie Holmes, the return of Emmy® Award-winning routines by SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE alumni and the elimination of Janette Manrara and Jason Glover from the competition, the action-packed results episode stole the show last night with highest number of viewers ever among total viewers and the key demos A18-49 and A25-54 over the series’ five-season history.** The episode easily won the night nationally and in all three metered markets.

Up 30% compared to the season-to-date average, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE peaked at 2.26 million viewers as dance devotees tuned in to watch Katie Holmes sing and dance just before the shocking elimination of Jason and the judges’ favourite to win the competition, Jannette.

Only ETALK was there to catch all the emotional moments and exclusive reactions from cast and dancers backstage. On tonight’s show, airing at 7 p.m. ET on CTV, ETALK gets the inside scoop from host Cat Deeley on Katie Holmes’ performance and rehearsal.

Next week, the Top 6 dancers return to the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE stage to compete for a spot in the coveted Final Four. Tune in to CTV on Wednesday, July 29 at 8 p.m. ET for the final performance episode before the finale featuring Ade, Brandon, Evan, Jeanine, Kayla and Melissa. On Thursday, July 30 at 9 p.m. ET, Jamaican dancehall superstar Sean Paul performs his new hit “So Fine” and AMERICA’S BEST DANCE CREW winners JabbaWockeeZ also perform before two more dancers will leave the competition. The two-night Season 5 finale will air Wednesday, August 5 at 9 p.m. ET and Thursday, August 6 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV.

* Non-Sports, BBM Nielsen Media Research Preliminary Overnight Reports, May 25 – July 23, 2009
** BBM Nielsen Media Research, Preliminary Overnight Reports

8:00pm – Saturday, July 25 on CTV

The three-time Gemini nominated EIGHT DAYS TO LIVE begins when Joe Spring (Dustin Milligan, (90210) goes missing in the rugged mountains of British Columbia. It is up to his mother Teresa (Kelly Rowan, THE O.C.) to launch an intensive hunt to find her son and piece together the mystery of Joe’s last few days. As each day passes and Joe’s whereabouts remain unknown, his family is faced with the horrifying reality that he may never return, threatening to destroy their lives and break them apart. During her search, Teresa makes the disturbing discovery that she may not know who Joe really is and is confronted with the fact that it may be too late to save him. This CTV original movie peaked at 1.98 million viewers when it premiered in 2006 and became the most-watched Canadian movie of that year.

8:00pm – Saturday, July 25 on /A

Also airs at 8 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic

Based on a true story, the Canadian TV movie The Stork Derby begins with the death of wealthy Toronto lawyer and lifelong bachelor Charles Vance Miller (Frank Fontaine, Journey to the Center of the Earth). Going through Miller’s documents, his lawyers discover that he intended to divide his fortune among the Canadian women who would deliver the most babies within a decade after his death. The contest boils down to three front runners: French-Canadian Vivanne Kennelly (Pascale Montpetit, CHOICE: THE HENRY MORTENGALER STORY), Colleen Brant (Janine Thierault, M.V.P.), and Gina Bonaggio (Ellen David, Surviving My Mother), an impoverished Italian immigrant. The contest is covered by Canada’s only female journalist Kate Harrington (Megan Follows, ROBSON ARMS), who at first regards the whole affair as demeaning to women, but ultimately becomes an ardent crusader for fair play.

10:00pm – Friday, July 24 on CTV

Sketch comedy special starring Canadian funny girl Nikki Payne, Pat Thornton, and Shannon Beckner.

10:00pm – Friday, July 24 on /A

Also airs at 11 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 10 p.m. MT on ACCESS

Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) is infected with the Wraith retrovirus and slowly turns into an Iratus bug. To provide a treatment, stem cells must be retrieved from one of their eggs

Airing Monday, Aug. 24, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, on THE PASSIONATE EYE

Inside the Meltdown goes behind closed doors in Washington and Wall Street to tell the inside story of the disastrous collapse of major U.S. financial institutions almost a year ago (September 2008) and the resulting crash of stock and credit markets around the world. Inside the Meltdown examines why the U.S. government didn’t see the economic meltdown coming and why it couldn’t stop it.

9:00pm – Friday, July 24 on CTV

When an immigrant is found tortured and murdered in a ritualistic killing, Beckett (Stana Katic) navigates the uncharted territory of the mysterious Vodun religion, with Castle (Nathan Fillion) leading the way. Having researched similar deaths for one of his books, Castle’s knowledge and sources prove valuable, but only their apt teamwork can unravel the murderer’s motives.

8:00pm – Friday, July 24 on /A

Also airs at 9 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic

In this 2001 film, fate steps in and brings together two high school seniors from opposite sides of the track, it’s something crazy/beautiful in this sexy, fun and energetic story of first love. Nicole (Kirsten Dunst, SPIDER MAN) is the 17-year-old troubled daughter of a wealthy congressman who never met a rule she didn’t break. Carlos (Jay Hernandez, SIX DEGREES) is a grade A student with big dreams who endures a two-hour bus ride every morning to attend high school in an upscale L.A. neighbourhood. Their innocent flirtations quickly develop into passionate love, but Nicole’s self-destructive behaviour threatens their relationship and puts Carlos’ promising future in jeopardy. Will their intense passion keep them together despite the objections of their families or will Carlos be forced to plan his future without Nicole?

10:00pm – Thursday, July 23 on CTV

When it appears a serial rapist has struck again, Toby (Craig Olejnik) senses Detective Marks’ (Lisa Marcos) guilt over failing to convict him on a previous occasion. Using his telepathic powers, Toby helps gather intelligence from a traumatized victim only to realize that Marks may have some deep wounds of her own.