November 2009

Sunday, November 29 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Bravo!

Produced by Mitzi Productions in association with Bravo!, PUSHING THE LINE: ART WITHOUT RESERVATIONS examines the vibrant and engaging world of west coast Aboriginal artists who challenge boundaries of ‘traditional’ art. Directed by Lisa Jackson (Reservation Soldiers), the documentary also showcases the growth and development of aboriginal art and how its recollections of past values help artists deal with modern issues.

Sunday, November 29 – 6:30pm ET/PT on Global

People being bought and sold right here in Canada: human beings! 16×9 investigates how this modern-day slave trade has become the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, and why Vancouver’s 2010 Olympics could see a spike in Canadian cases.

Pour yourself some eggnog and get out the decorations, it’s time to get into the holiday spirit with HGTV’s Festive Sundays. For four consecutive Sundays beginning November 29, HGTV is counting down to the holidays with back-to-back specials offering entertaining ideas on how to set the perfect holiday atmosphere.

Kicking off the first of Festive Sundays is Sarah’s Holiday Party, a brand new special from much loved décor guru Sarah Richardson and her partner-in-design Tommy Smythe. With her annual holiday soirée around the corner Sarah gives viewers a peek at her personal style and for the first time, invites audiences into her home as she pulls together her renowned holiday party. Come along as Sarah makes her holiday shopping list, checks it twice and prepares to entertain in style. Together, Sarah and Tommy create holiday projects including hanging tea-light votives, stockings, and painted pine cones and navigate the key elements of throwing a holiday event to remember. Whether decking the halls, giving tips on how to be a good guest, or sharing secrets on party prep and ‘day of’ activities, Sarah’s Holiday Party is packed with tried, tested and true methods for decorating, entertaining and gift giving.

Sarah’s Holiday Party spans from on-air to online as hgtv.ca/holiday will be streaming the special along with an exclusive webisode and step-by-step holiday project plans from Sarah Richardson. For this and more holiday entertaining ideas visit the number one destination for the season: www.hgtv.ca/holiday.

HGTV’s Programming Line-up During Festive Sundays Includes:

SUN., NOV. 29:

1pm ET/6pm ET 25 Great Holiday Ideas                                                                        (Encore Presentation)
2pm ET/7pm ET Sandra Lee Celebrates: Holiday Homecoming (Canadian Premiere)
3pm ET/8pm ET Sarah’s Holiday Party (World Broadcast Premiere)

SUN., DEC. 6:

1pm ET/6pm ET My Parents’ House: Home for The Holidays (Encore Presentation)
2pm ET/7pm ET Decked For The Holidays (Canadian Premiere)               
3pm ET/8pm ET Sandra Lee Celebrates: Magical Merry Christmas (Canadian Premiere)

SUN., DEC. 13:

1pm ET/6pm ET design inc. Holiday (Encore Presentation)
2pm ET/7pm ET Sarah’s Holiday Party (Encore Presentation)
3pm ET/8pm ET Sandra Lee Celebrates: Season of Surprise (Canadian Premiere)

SUN., DEC. 20:
1pm ET/6pm ET Carter Comes Home (Canadian Premiere)
2pm ET/7pm ET Celebrity Holiday Homes (Canadian Premiere)
3pm ET/8pm ET Sandra Lee Celebrates: Winter Wonderland Party (Canadian Premiere)

Chris Rock has a lot to say… and he’s not holding anything back. In his first comedy special in five years, Chris Rock shakes up The Comedy Network in the Canadian broadcast premiere of KILL THE MESSENGER, Saturday, November 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Taking on everything from romance to race and politics, CHRIS ROCK: KILL THE MESSENGER keeps things uncensored and off the hook as part of the SATURDAY NIGHT STAND UP series, exclusively on The Comedy Network.

Named one of Time Magazine’s  “100 Most Influential People in the World”, three-time Emmy Award®-winner Chris Rock is known for fearlessly tackling hot-topic issues throughout his 25-year career. Giving props to the hilarity of everyday life with dead on observations, CHRIS ROCK: KILL THE MESSENGER combines three performances from his most recent tour, featuring exclusive footage from South Africa, New York and the London. In this all-new, one-hour special, Rock calls out everything from annoying ringtones to the insult of a half-hour lunch break.

On Jobs: “You know how you can tell if you have a really bad job? When they give you that half-hour lunch break. There is nothing worse than a half-hour lunch break to a grown person. By the time you put on your jacket, go around the corner, go to the sandwich spot, order a sandwich, wait for them to make it, and then get in another line to pay for it, 28 minutes have passed…Do you realize even criminals in jail get an hour lunch break? Like, can I at least eat like a murderer?”

The Differences between Men and Women: “Women cannot go back in lifestyle. Ladies, remember the first time you ever dated a guy with his own car? ‘Member that shit? You was leavin’ the club…your girlfriends got on the bus… and you’re like ‘Bye bitches! I’ll see y’all later! I’m gettin’ in this warm ass car.’ And from that moment on you were like ‘Hey, you better have a car. You ain’t gettin’ with this without a f#@kin’ car”

On Being a Man: “It’s hard being a man today. Why’s it so hard to be a man? Because nobody cares about men. Nobody gives a f#@k about men. You see a homeless man on the street with a dog… you feel sorry for the dog. You say ‘We got to get that dog some food.’  ‘What about the man?’ ‘Aw f#@k him’ ”

On Stupid Ringtones: “You know the craziest thing we spend money on? Ringtones! The phone used to ring for free, but ‘brrrring brrrrring’ just wasn’t good enough for some of y’all.  I need a ring that expresses who I am. I need to hear Sexy Back when my phone rings.’”

BRAND NEW FOOD NETWORK HOLIDAY SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS:
With 16 brand new and a variety of returning holiday specials premiering throughout the holiday season there is surely something to get everyone in the spirit.

Dear Food Network Holiday Parties (Canadian Premiere)
Sat., Nov. 28 at 8pm ET/9pm PT
It’s party time! Tyler Florence hosts a festive hour exploring all kinds of easy holiday parties from simple cocktail and dinner parties, to potlucks and cookie swaps. Guest starring Bobby Flay, Sunny Anderson and Sandra Lee.

Jamie Cooks Christmas (North American Premiere)
Sat., Dec. 5 at 12pm ET
More than ever Jamie wants people to get the most out of their festive food. In this special he’s taken a classic Christmas menu and added his own distinctive twist to create some mouth-watering dishes that won’t  be forgotten. Joined by friend and former mentor Gennaro Contaldo, Jamie demonstrates how to transform lowly left-overs into some truly irresistible creations that cut through that Boxing Day hangover and feed friends and family throughout the festive period.

Dear Food Network Holiday Desserts (Canadian Premiere)
Sat., Dec. 5 at 8pm ET/9pm PT
No holiday is complete without sweets! Host Paula Deen and guest Chefs Tyler Florence, Sunny Anderson, and Michael Symon indulge in their favourite holiday desserts.

All Star Holiday Extravaganza (Canadian Premiere)
Sun., Dec. 6 at 11am ET
The Food Network All Stars are getting together to share savory recipes and swap good cheer. Bobby Flay, Giada DeLaurentiis, the Neelys, Sunny Anderson, Guy Fieri and Alton Brown kick back at a New York City loft to cook, chat and share their All Star tips on casual entertaining for the holiday season.

Iron Chef America: Holiday Battle Morimoto Vs. Flay (Canadian Premiere)
Sun., Dec. 6 at 2pm ET and 9pm ET
The Chairman has a special holiday surprise for everyone. He’s decided to pit Iron Chef Bobby Flay versus Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto against each other and to add flair and fun to this exciting holiday battle, the Chairman has also invited some special guests – ice carvers to create amazing additions to the chefs’ presentation!

Food Network Challenge Giant Gingerbread (Canadian Premiere)
Sun., Dec. 6 at 7pm ET
In the Giant Gingerbread Challenge two teams of three pastry chefs face off to build six feet tall gingerbread houses. Not only do they have to make the houses stand tall in just eight hours, the teams have to decorate the houses in the holiday spirit. The winning team will take home ten thousand dollars and a gold medal.

Good Eats Holiday: Twas The Night Before Good Eats (Canadian Premiere)
Tues., Dec. 8 at 1pm ET and 10pm ET/11pm PT
A dark holiday night finds Alton Brown visited by a series of culinary spirits which drive him to prepare long lost yuletide classics.

Unwrapped Holiday Favourites (Canadian Premiere)
Wed., Dec 9 at 2pm ET and 11pm ET
In this seasonal special Host Marc Summers decks the halls with everything from Korbel champagne to Sara Lee pumpkin pie and from peanut brittle to amazing gingerbread houses.

Chopped Holiday: Season’s Chopping (Canadian Premiere)
Wed., Dec. 8 at 10pm ET/PT
In this special the chefs learn that as an added challenge, each of their dishes must have a holiday theme. How will their festive dishes take shape?

Dinner Impossible: Robert and Guy’s Holiday Havoc (Canadian Premiere)
Thurs., Dec. 10 at 2pm ET and 11pm ET
On a special holiday edition of Dinner Impossible, Robert is surprised when Guy Fieri pops up to deliver an extreme Holiday mission.  Robert and Guy join forces with Share our Strength to give members of the Santa Rosa Boys and Girls Clubs a day they’ll never forget.  For starters, Robert and Guy must create a meal for 300 guests of the Boys and Girls Club in just 10 hours. 

Throwdown Holiday: Feast of Seven Fishes (Canadian Premiere)
Fri., Dec. 11 at 1pm ET and 9pm ET/10pm PT
Feast of Seven Fishes is an Italian holiday tradition where families gather and share a delicious multi-course meal of fish. Although, this year ’tis the season for the tables to be turned, when the Pellegrino family of Rao’s Restaurant, in New York City, challenge Chef Bobby Flay to a holiday Throwdown! 

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: Christmas in the North Pole (Canadian Premiere)
Fri., Dec. 11 at 2pm ET and 10pm ET/11pm PT
Guy Fieri is taking the Camaro to the great, white north for a holiday party like none other in the town of North Pole, Alaska. Guy will hit some local joints and sample smoked caribou at Big Daddy’s BBQ, Mongolian Beef at Chinese restaurant staple Pagoda and homemade ice cream at Hot Licks.

Dear Food Network: Holiday Roast Beast (Canadian Premiere)
Sat., Dec. 12 at 8pm ET/9pm PT
Bobby Flay hosts an all-roast hour featuring juicy and tender masterpieces that will wow your holiday guests. Guest starring Guy Fieri, Michael Symon, Danny Boome, and Sunny Anderson.

Gordon Ramsay: Cook-Along Live (Network Premiere)
Wed., Dec. 16 at 10pm ET
Gordon Ramsay asks the nation to cook along with him, live, as he proves that anyone can prepare mouth-watering meals as he creates a three course dinner in under an hour. No matter how rarely you venture into the kitchen. It’s easy to get involved. You just need to buy the ingredients, make sure you’ve got the right utensils, and then follow Gordon’s instructions. It’s as simple as that. Join Ramsay for the Cook-along Special. For once, it won’t be a kitchen nightmare.

Guy’s Disney Holiday (Canadian Premiere)
Thurs., Dec. 17 at 2pm ET and 11pm ET
In this one hour special, Guy Fieri explores the amazing holiday destination that is Disneyland. Guy, along with various members of his family, will highlight a variety of food including baked goods, candy canes and Christmas Eve dinner.

Dear Food Network Holiday Family Traditions (Canadian Premiere)
Sat., Dec. 19 at 8pm ET/9pm PT
Food Network stars share their favorite holiday memories, family traditions and recipes. Hosted by Giada DeLaurentiis, and guest starring Michael Symon, Tyler Florence, and Danny Boome.

RETURNING HOLIDAY SPECIALS:

Iron Chef America: All Star Holiday Battle (Encore Presentation)
*(Cat Cora and Paul Deen vs. Tyler Florence and Robert Irvine)
Sun., Nov. 29 at 2pm ET and 9pm ET/10pm ET

Ace of Cakes Holiday (Encore Presentation)
Thurs., Dec. 10 at 1pm ET and 10pm ET/11pm PT

Down Home With The Neelys Holiday (Encore Presentation)
Sat., Dec. 12 at 9am ET

Paula’s Cookie Swap (Encore Presentation)
Sat., Dec. 12 at 10am ET

Food Jammers Holiday Hol-Log Special (Encore Presentation)
Sat., Dec. 12 at 11am ET

The Ricardo Christmas Special (Encore Presentation)
Sun., Dec. 12 at 9am ET

Jamie At Home Christmas Special (Encore Presentation)
Sun., Dec. 12 at 10am ET

In Search of Perfection Christmas Special (Encore Presentation)
Thurs., Dec. 17 at 9pm ET/ 10pm ET

Nigella’s Christmas Kitchen (Encore Presentation)
Sat., Dec. 19 at 9am ET

Twas the Night Before Dinner (Encore Presentation)
*(featuring Anthony Sedlak, Laura Calder, Anna Olson, Bob Blumer and Ricardo Larivee)
Sat., Dec. 19 at 10am ET

FOOD NETWORK HOLIDAY MARATHONS:

Settle in during the holidays and tune in to Food Network for marathons of some of your favourite series.

Sat., and Sun., from Dec., 5 to Dec., 20 Mornings Over Easy Holiday Cooking Marathons, Weeks 1, 2 and 3  9am ET to 1pm ET

Wed., Dec. 23 Jamie’s Great Italian Escape Marathon   4pm ET to 7pm ET and 8pm ET to 11pm ET

Thurs., Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Diners Drive-Ins and Dives  Marathon 12pm ET to 6am ET

Fri., Dec. 25 Christmas Day Ace of Cakes, Food Network Challenge and At The Table With  Marathons     6am ET to 6am ET

Sat., Dec. 26 Boxing Day Top Chef II  Marathon 10am ET to 6am ET

Sun., Dec. 27 Big Chef Takes On Little Chef  Marathon 11am ET to 3pm ET

Sun., Dec. 27 In Search of Perfection  Marathon 3pm ET to 8pm ET

Sun., Dec. 27 Heston’s Feast  Marathon 8pm ET to 12am ET

Mon., Dec. 28 Chef Abroad  Marathon 6am ET to 12pm ET (repeats 6pm ET to 12am ET)

Mon., Dec. 28 Glutton For Punishment  Marathon 12pm ET to 6pm ET

Tues., Dec. 29 Unwrapped  Marathon 10am ET to 6am ET

Wed., Dec. 30 Chopped  Marathon 10am ET to 6am ET

Thurs., Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve Dinner Impossible  Marathon 10am ET to 6am ET

Fri., Jan. 1 New Year’s Day The Next Food Network Star  Marathon 10am ET to 6am ET

Sat., Jan. 2 Hell’s Kitchen IV  Marathon 9am ET to 6am ET

Sun., Jan. 3 Iron Chef America  Marathon 3pm ET to 7pm ET

8:00pm – Saturday, November 28 on /A

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

A wealthy and successful career woman (Elisa Donovan, CLUELESS) gets a second chance in life when a magical wish transports her back in time eight years to when she walked away from her fiancé (Sebastian Spence, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) to lead a business life in New York.

BRAND NEW FOOD NETWORK HOLIDAY SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS:
With 14 brand new holiday specials premiering throughout the holiday season there is surely something to get everyone in the spirit.

Dear Food Network Holiday Parties (Canadian Premiere)
Sat., Nov. 28 at 8pm ET
It’s party time! Tyler Florence hosts a festive hour exploring all kinds of easy holiday parties from simple cocktail and dinner parties, to potlucks and cookie swaps. Guest starring Bobby Flay, Sunny Anderson and Sandra Lee.

Dear Food Network Holiday Desserts (Canadian Premiere)
Sat., Dec. 5 at 8pm ET
No holiday is complete without sweets! Host Paula Deen and guest Chefs Tyler Florence, Sunny Anderson, and Michael Symon indulge in their favourite holiday desserts.

All Star Holiday Extravaganza (Canadian Premiere)
Sun., Dec. 6 at 11am ET
The Food Network All Stars are getting together to share savory recipes and swap good cheer. Bobby Flay, Giada DeLaurentiis, the Neelys, Sunny Anderson, Guy Fieri and Alton Brown kick back at a New York City loft to cook, chat and share their All Star tips on casual entertaining for the holiday season.

Iron Chef America: Holiday Battle Morimoto Vs. Flay (Canadian Premiere)
Sun., Dec. 6 at 2pm ET and 9pm ET
The Chairman has a special holiday surprise for everyone. He’s decided to pit Iron Chef Bobby Flay versus Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto against each other and to add flair and fun to this exciting holiday battle, the Chairman has also invited some special guests – ice carvers to create amazing additions to the chefs’ presentation!

Food Network Challenge Giant Gingerbread (Canadian Premiere)
Sun., Dec. 6 at 7pm ET
In the Giant Gingerbread Challenge two teams of three pastry chefs face off to build six feet tall gingerbread houses. Not only do they have to make the houses stand tall in just eight hours, the teams have to decorate the houses in the holiday spirit. The winning team will take home ten thousand dollars and a gold medal.

Good Eats Holiday: Twas The Night Before Good Eats (Canadian Premiere)
Tues., Dec. 8 at 1pm ET and 10pm ET
A dark holiday night finds Alton Brown visited by a series of culinary spirits which drive him to prepare long lost yuletide classics.

Unwrapped Holiday Favourites (Canadian Premiere)
Wed., Dec 9 at 2pm ET and 11pm ET
In this seasonal special Host Marc Summers decks the halls with everything from Korbel champagne to Sara Lee pumpkin pie and from peanut brittle to amazing gingerbread houses.

Chopped Holiday: Season’s Chopping (Canadian Premiere)
Wed., Dec. 8 at 10pm ET
In this special the chefs learn that as an added challenge, each of their dishes must have a holiday theme. How will their festive dishes take shape?

Dinner Impossible: Robert and Guy’s Holiday Havoc (Canadian Premiere)
Thurs., Dec. 10 at 2pm ET and 11pm ET
On a special holiday edition of Dinner Impossible, Robert is surprised when Guy Fieri pops up to deliver an extreme Holiday mission.  Robert and Guy join forces with Share our Strength to give members of the Santa
Rosa Boys and Girls Clubs a day they’ll never forget.  For starters, Robert and Guy must create a meal for 300 guests of the Boys and Girls Club in just 10 hours.  

Throwdown Holiday: Feast of Seven Fishes (Canadian Premiere)
Fri., Dec. 11 at 1pm ET and 9pm ET
Feast of Seven Fishes is an Italian holiday tradition where families gather and share a delicious multi-course meal of fish. Although, this year ’tis the season for the tables to be turned, when the Pellegrino family of Rao’s Restaurant, in New York City, challenge Chef Bobby Flay to a holiday Throwdown!  

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: Christmas in the North Pole (Canadian Premiere)
Fri., Dec. 11 at 2pm ET and 10pm ET
Guy Fieri is taking the Camaro to the great, white north for a holiday party like none other in the town of North Pole, Alaska. Guy will hit some local joints and sample smoked caribou at Big Daddy’s BBQ, Mongolian Beef at Chinese restaurant staple Pagoda and homemade ice cream at Hot Licks.

Dear Food Network: Holiday Roast Beast (Canadian Premiere)
Sat., Dec. 12 at 8pm ET
Bobby Flay hosts an all-roast hour featuring juicy and tender masterpieces that will wow your holiday guests. Guest starring Guy Fieri, Michael Symon, Danny Boome, and Sunny Anderson.

Guy’s Disney Holiday (Canadian Premiere)
Thurs., Dec. 17 at 2pm ET and 11pm ET
In this one hour special, Guy Fieri explores the amazing holiday destination that is Disneyland. Guy, along with various members of his family, will highlight a variety of food including baked goods, candy canes and Christmas Eve dinner.

Dear Food Network Holiday Family Traditions (Canadian Premiere)
Sat., Dec. 19 at 8pm ET
Food Network stars share their favorite holiday memories, family traditions and recipes. Hosted by Giada DeLaurentiis, and guest starring Michael Symon, Tyler Florence, and Danny Boome.

FOOD NETWORK HOLIDAY MARATHONS:
Settle in during the holidays and tune in to Food Network for marathons of some of your favourite series.

Sat., and Sun., from Dec., 5 to Dec., 20 Mornings Over Easy Holiday Cooking Marathons, Weeks 1, 2 and 3 9am ET to 1pm ET
Wed., Dec. 23 Jamie’s Great Italian Escape Marathon 4pm ET to 7pm ET and 8pm ET to 11pm ET
Thurs., Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Diners Drive-Ins and Dives  Marathon12pm ET to 6am ET
Fri., Dec. 25 Christmas Day Ace of Cakes, Food Network Challenge and At The Table With Marathons 6am ET to 6am ET
Sat., Dec. 26 Boxing Day Top Chef II Marathon 10am ET to 6am ET
Sun., Dec. 27 Big Chef Takes On Little Chef Marathon 11am ET to 3pm ET
Sun., Dec. 27 Family Restaurant Marathon 3pm ET to 8pm ET
Sun., Dec. 27 Heston’s Feast Marathon 8pm ET to 12am ET
Mon., Dec. 28 Chef Abroad Marathon 6am ET to 12pm ET (repeats 6pm ET to 12am ET)
Mon., Dec. 28 Glutton For Punishment Marathon 12pm ET to 6pm ET
Tues., Dec. 29 Unwrapped Marathon 10am ET to 6am ET
Wed., Dec. 30 Chopped Marathon 10am ET to 6am ET
Thurs., Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve Dinner Impossible Marathon 10am ET to 6am ET
Fri., Jan. 1 New Year’s Day The Next Food Network Star Marathon 10am ET to 6am ET
Sat., Jan. 2 Hell’s Kitchen IV Marathon 9am ET to 6am ET
Sun., Jan. 3 Iron Chef America Marathon 3pm ET to 7pm ET

HGTV’S FESTIVE SUNDAYS:
Let the countdown begin! Starting Sunday November 29, HGTV is counting down to the holidays with blocks of holiday specials airing Sundays from 1pm ET to 3pm ET (encore presentation from 6pm ET to 9pm ET). From tips on how to set the perfect holiday atmosphere to family friendly ways to dress-up the home, this holiday season HGTV has something for everyone.

SUN., NOV. 29:
1pm ET/6pm ET 25 Great Holiday Ideas
(Encore Presentation)
This one-hour special features 25 great holiday decorating and entertaining ideas all inspired by HGTV US viewers. Designers Angelo Surmelis and Erinn Valencich show how to trim trees, deck the halls and transform homes into a wonderful place to welcome holiday guests.

2pm ET/7pm ET Sandra Lee Celebrates: Holiday Homecoming
(Canadian Premiere)
A family that has remained optimistic despite challenges that no family should endure gets a well-deserved holiday surprise – the return of a family member who hasn’t been home in years. Sandra teaches them how to create a holiday atmosphere filled with food, décor, and gifts on an amazingly small budget. She also helps them throw a party that’s sure to whet your appetite and warm your heart.

3pm ET/8pm ET Sarah’s Holiday Party
(World Broadcast Premiere)
Get ready to decorate your tree and invite a gang over to celebrate the season – Sarah style! Join Sarah and her designer sidekick, Tommy, as they deck the halls and get into the holiday spirit. Get the insider scoop on how Toronto’s most stylish decorator throws a party.

SUN., DEC. 6:

1pm ET/6pm ET Decked For The Holidays
(Canadian Premiere)                
From doorstoppers and tree toppers to outdoor decor and more, host Karen McAloon presents a list of holiday makeover tips and party secrets to help fill any home with that festive feeling. Don’t miss Karen’s little helpers, designers Frank Fontana and Erinn Valencich as they show you how to turn those not-so-seasonal rooms into a holiday haven.

2pm ET/7pm ET Behind the Magic: The Holidays at Disney
(Canadian Premiere)                
No place on earth creates ‘magic’ like Disney and the holidays are no exception! Enjoy an amazing behind the scenes look at the immense preparation and execution of decorating Disney World for the holidays. Join host David Bromstad as he gets in on the act, creating his own holiday display at one of the resorts.

3pm ET/8pm ET Sandra Lee Celebrates: Magical Merry Christmas
(Canadian Premiere)
In this poignant holiday special, Sandra introduces us to a family that has already experienced life’s greatest gift – a family member who has beat a life-threatening illness. Sandra teaches them how to not only create the perfect party for their own family but also how to use their decorations, centerpieces and even desserts to help others by ‘paying them forward’ to a local charity.

SUN., DEC. 13:

1pm ET/6pm ET design inc. Holiday
(Encore Presentation)
The entire design inc. team descends on a couple’s first home to give the entire ground floor an update and decorate for Christmas. It’s a race against the clock to have this place not only ready to live in but also prepared for an all-important holiday cocktail party.

2pm ET/7pm ET Sarah’s Holiday Party
(Encore Presentation)
Get ready to decorate your tree and invite a gang over to celebrate the season – Sarah style! Join Sarah and her designer sidekick, Tommy, as they deck the halls and get into the holiday spirit. Get the insider scoop on how Toronto’s most stylish decorator throws a party.

3pm ET/8pm ET Sandra Lee Celebrates: Season of Surprise
(Canadian Premiere)
In this touching show, Sandra Lee surprises a deserving family by teaching them how to throw a warm multi-generational holiday reunion party with a surprise guest they haven’t seen in a while.  Sandra shows them how to preserve lifelong family memories, update heirloom party décor, and create unforgettable family holiday recipes so that they’ll be able to plan perfect parties for years to come.

SUN., DEC. 20:

1pm ET/6pm ET My Parents’ House: Home for The Holidays
(Encore Presentation)
This holiday season, My Parents’ House lends a helping hand to a devoted mom who has 11 stockings to fill. With a dedicated MPH team and a little Christmas magic, Andrika and Emmanuel help the Smele children deck the halls of their mother’s house and give her a holiday gift that will be remembered for years to come.

2pm ET/7pm ET Celebrity Holiday Homes
(Canadian Premiere)
The best seasonal decorating tips get a dash of star power, as designers dress up a celebrity’s home for the holidays and provide a glimpse into the way these well loved celebs celebrate.

3pm ET/8pm ET Sandra Lee Celebrates: Winter Wonderland Party
(Canadian Premiere)
Sandra works with one lucky family to teach them how to throw the ultimate winter wonderland holiday party for their entire neighbourhood. What’s more, there’s a surprise at show’s end you won’t soon forget!

HGTV HOLIDAY MARATHONS:
HGTV is offering heart warming holiday and home-reno themed marathons sure to put everyone into the holiday spirit.

Thurs., Dec. 24: 3pm ET – 10pm ET (encore presentation from 10pm ET – 4am ET)
3pm ET 25 Great Holiday Ideas Encore Presentation
4pm ET A Very Merry Curb Appeal Encore Presentation
5pm ET Carter Can: Home for the Holidays Canadian Premiere
5:30pm ET Home for the Holidays 2009 Canadian Premiere
6pm ET Decked for the Holiday Encore Presentation
7pm ET design inc. Holiday Encore Presentation
8pm ET Sarah’s Holiday Party Encore Presentation
9pm ET Behind the Magic: The Holidays at Disney Encore Presentation

Fri., Dec. 25: 11am ET – 8pm ET (encore presentation from 8pm ET – 5am ET)
11am ET Extreme Makeover Home Edition, “Holiday Wishes Pt 1 Encore Presentation
12pm ET Extreme Makeover Home Edition, “Holiday Wishes Pt 2 Encore Presentation
1pm ET Holmes for The Holidays Encore Presentation

Fri., Dec. 25 Holmes in New Orleans The Series 2pm ET to 8pm ET
Sat., Dec. 26 Family Renovation Marathon 11:30am ET to 6pm ET
Sat., Dec. 26 Extreme Makeover Home Edition 6pm ET to 1am ET
Sun., Dec. 27 Home To Flip, Season One Marathon 9pm ET to 3:30pm ET
Mon., Dec. 28 Sarah’s House, Season One Marathon 11am ET to 5:30pm ET
Tues., Dec. 29 Income Property, Season Two Marathon 11am ET to 5:30pm ET
Wed., Dec. 30 Property Virgins Marathon 11am ET to 5:30pm ET
Thurs., Dec. 31 House Hunters Marathon 12pm ET to 7:30pm ET
Fri., Jan. 1 HGTV’s Top Ten Marathon 10am ET to 4pm ET
Fri., Jan. 1 Disaster DIY Marathon 4pm ET to 11pm ET
Sat., Jan. 2 Flipping Out Marathon 11am ET to 6pm ET
Sun., Jan. 3 Holmes Inspection Marathon 11am ET to 12am ET

For more holiday programming information visit the Food Network and HGTV pages at:
http://www.canwesttvmedia.com/

7:00pm – Saturday, November 28 on CTV

Canadian Sidney Crosby and Russian Alexander Ovechkin are arguably the two best hockey players in the world. But who is No. 1 – Sid The Kid or Alexander The Great? This two-part, two-hour special, with the second installment airing in February 2010, engages viewers in what is quickly becoming one of the hottest hockey debates of all time. From pop culture superstardom to skills and in-depth stats, SID THE KID V. ALEXANDER THE GREAT offers insight into what makes these two players special on and off the ice. Crosby and Ovechkin – both brilliant within his own game, both eventually headed for the Hall of Fame. Which one is better? Which player can lead their nation to Olympic gold? No one knows. But everyone has an opinion.

10:30pm – Friday, November 27 on /A

Also airs at 11:30 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic

XM satellite radio Laugh Attack’s Casey Corbin takes the stage on COMEDY NOW!

10:00pm – Friday, November 27 on /A

Also airs at 11 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic

Previously sharing the stage with Robin Williams, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Brent Butt, and Dave Chappelle, Kevin Foxx has the spotlight on COMEDY NOW!