September 2009

10:00pm – Friday, September 25 on CTV

FLASHPOINT returns with its most emotional and unforgettable episode ever as the SRU is pushed to the breaking point and desperately work to save the life of one of their own. After answering a bomb call in the downtown core the team soon discovers it’s just the first in a wave of bombings by a mysterious eco-terrorist organization. Ed (Hugh Dillon), Sam (David Paetkau) and Wordy (Michael Cram) must hunt down the terrorists, while bomb defusing experts Spike (Sergio Di Zio) and Lou (Mark Taylor) must defuse two bombs simultaneously.

Friday, September 25 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

While Charlie waits for an answer to the question he popped to Amita, Don and his team try to hunt down a sniper who is intent on killing someone under FBI protection.

10 p.m. ET/PT – Friday, September 25 on Comedy Network

Mulaney rags on drag queens and Donald Trump.


In its many years of bringing investigative reports to Canadians, the fifth estate has had its share of alarming stories. This season debuts with startling and disturbing allegations about the people we depend on to ensure our safety when we fly. The story begins with an urgent e-mail to the fifth estate.

The writer says she has “come across interesting, internal information from Transport Canada.” The sender: a journalism student who has found a USB key/computer memory stick in a coffee shop. The student’s discovery contains interesting information indeed. There are warnings from a security inspector at Canada’s biggest airport alleging public safety is being compromised because security and safety regulations are being circumvented in favour of profit and convenience.

In Riding on Risk, airing Friday, Sept. 25, at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT), on CBC-TV, reporter Hana Gartner talks to whistle blowers who have risked their livelihoods to try to change a system that they believe is putting passengers and airline employees in grave and needless danger—at the airports and in the air. We’ll also meet Kirsten Stevens of British Columbia, a woman whose logger husband boarded a routine flight one day, promising to be home in time for dinner with her and their three children. But, the small floatplane carrying him crashed and all aboard were killed. Stevens assumed Transport Canada would investigate. She was shocked when she realized they had closed their file on the crash. She did her own meticulous investigation and pinpointed a mechanical failure that may have led to her husband’s death. Since then, she has become a crusader, and a magnet, for whistle blowers inside the industry desperate to share their concerns about aviation security and safety.

Finally, the fifth estate takes the investigation to federal Minister of Transport, John Baird. Hana Gartner gives the Minister the opportunity to respond to the allegations and asks the question that should be on the minds of anyone in Canada who flies: should industry, concerned about saving money and cutting corners, be the same people to worry about safety?

Acting executive producer of the fifth estate is Sally Reardon. CBC Newsworld rebroadcasts the fifth estate on Sundays, at 7 p.m. ET, and Tuesdays, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

9:00pm – Friday, September 25 on /A

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

In an encore presentation of the season premiere of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, the ladies meet with Miss J for tips on how to perfect their strut to prepare for their first runway show for designer Kevan Hall. One girl opens up about a former abusive relationship, and petite supermodel Jaime Rishar is this week’s guest judge.

9:00pm – Friday, September 25 on CTV

Allison (Patricia Arquette) and her family deal with the outcome of her brain surgery and its possible lasting effects. Also, a local television station owner asks Agents Devalos (Migeul Sandoval) and Scanlon (David Cubitt) to look into the possible stalking of his sportscaster, who is also his wife.

Friday, September 25 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

Echo and her new wealthy financier husband (guest star Jamie Bamber) have a dangerous honeymoon, meanwhile Paul challenges Echo to remember her past to save his life.

9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT – Friday, September 25 on Space

This is the tale of Father Merrin’s initial battle with the demon Pazuzu and the rediscovery of his faith. Stars Stellan Skarsgård.

8:00pm – Friday, September 25 on /A

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

When a war veteran is found dead in a parking garage, all signs lead to a law professor whose past work as a lawyer for the department of justice unveil torture during wartime.

8:00pm – Friday, September 25 on CTV

Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt) gives birth to a baby boy who also has the gift of seeing spirits, but with one important difference which will have far-reaching consequences.