December 2009

9:00pm – Wednesday, December 2 on /A

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

Elena (Nina Dobrev) asks Stefan (Paul Wesley) to escort her to the town’s annual Founder’s Party. Vicki (Kayla Ewell) gets Tyler (Michael Trevino) to ask her to the party, and then accuses him of trying to hide their relationship from his family. At the party, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) tells Elena a story about the Salvatore family’s past, leaving Elena with questions that Stefan refuses to answer.

Wednesday, December 2 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

When the Glee Club is left out of the yearbook because of budget cuts, everyone seems to be relieved that they won’t have to suffer the ridicule of years past. Everyone except Rachel, that is, who wants her legacy cemented in print. Meanwhile, Quinn makes it her mission to be in the Cheerios yearbook photo, and Will and Terri’s relationship is shaken to its core.

CBC Television celebrates the season with its annual lineup of popular holiday programming—from family favourites, including RudolPH the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Miracle on 34th Street, to new holiday specials destined to become classics. This year, Cynthia Dale debuts her enchanting new musical special CHRISTMAS DREAMS, and popular CBC daytime hosts Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman bring DECK THE HALLS WITH STEVEN & CHRIS to prime time with a star-studded list of guests. THE HOUR HOLIDAY SPECIAL returns on Christmas Eve with guest stars Michael Bublé, Metric, and many more. Some of Canada’s favourite skating stars from Battle of the Blades celebrate the season with STARS ON ICE and HOLIDAY FESTIVAL ON ICE, and even DRAGONS’ DEN gets into the holiday spirit with a special gift guide episode.

On New Year’s Eve the festivities continue with a lineup that includes JUST FOR LAUGHS, the highly anticipated return of AIR FARCE with their hilarious year-end romp, and a brand new one-hour special edition of THE RON JAMES SHOW.

Viewers can visit www.cbc.ca/holiday for more information and additional original holiday content.

Wednesday, December 2
9 p.m. – Battle of the Blades fans are in for a treat with STARS ON ICE: ON THE EDGE, featuring performances by some of the Blades competitors and the world’s top figure skaters, including Jeffrey Buttle, Kurt Browning, Jamie Sale & David Pelletier, Jennifer Robinson, Shawn Sawyer, Marie-France Dubreuil & Patrice Lauzon, and Canadian national champion Joannie Rochette. STARS ON ICE also includes exclusive interviews with performers and demonstrations of the signature moves that made them household names in this edgy and daring special.

Wednesday, December 9
8 p.m. – DRAGONS’ DEN gets festive with pitches for holiday gift ideas, including board games, cozy slippers and winter hats.
9 p.m. – GREG FREWIN MAGIC MAN: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS takes viewers on a magical behind-the-scenes adventure into the world of internationally renowned illusionist Greg Frewin.

Thursday, December 10
8 p.m. – DECK THE HALLS WITH STEVEN & CHRIS
Canada’s beloved style mavens Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman are having a primetime party. The VIP invite list includes celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, style guru Debbie Travis, actress Susanne Somers, Dragons’ Den’s Arlene Dickinson, and musical performances by Natalie Cole and Chantal Kreviazuk. This prime-time episode of Steven and Chris is sure to be a party that all of Canada can be a part of!

Wednesday, December 16
8 p.m. – CHRISTMAS DREAMS is the story of Rose, an eccentric shopkeeper and one-half of a would-be famous tap-dancing sister act, and Samantha, a young girl trying to buy a present for her older sister on Christmas Eve.  The story evolves as Rose and Sam travel together on a musical journey while rediscovering the magic of Christmas and the love of family. It also stars Edward Asner, Tom Cavanagh and Henry Czerny.
9 p.m. – HOLIDAY FESTIVAL ON ICE 2009 celebrates the holiday season with great skating performances from Kurt Browning, Jamie Salé & David Pelletier, Marie-France Dubreuil & Patrice Lauzon (Battle of the Blades participants), Steven Cousins and Jeffrey Buttle. Special musical guests include The Canadian Tenors and Andrea Menard.

Monday, December 21
9 p.m. – THE HOUR HOLIDAY SPECIAL returns with special guests Michael Bublé, Our Lady Peace, Metric with the choir Carol of the Bells, Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor of Blue Rodeo with Kathleen Edwards and Anvil, plus many more.

Thursday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve
7 p.m. – JUST FOR LAUGHS  offers an hour of the very best of the 27th edition of the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, featuring performances by some of the world’s funniest and most engaging comedians.
8 p.m. – AIR FARCE NEW YEAR’S EVE. The highly-anticipated return of AIR FARCE with a new reunion special for New Year’s Eve, featuring Canada’s beloved comedy troupe back with fresh and funny shots at the highs and lows of the year.
9 p.m. – Ron James’ brings his trademark standup comedy to THE RON JAMES SPECIAL, featuring long-lost friends and special guests Peter Keleghan and Patrick McKenna.

CBC TELEVISION 2009 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE (Subject to change.)

NOVEMBER
Sunday 29
8 p.m. Elf

DECEMBER
Wednesday 2

9 p.m. Stars On Ice 2009: On The Edge

Friday 4
7 p.m. ET CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada:
Canadiens 100th Anniversary Game:
Boston at Montreal

Saturday 5
6:30 p.m. ET Scotiabank Hockey Tonight
7 p.m. ET HNIC: Toronto at Boston
10 p.m. ET HNIC: Calgary at San Jose

Sunday 6

8 p.m. Happy Feet

Monday 7
8 p.m. The Santa Clause

Tuesday 8
8 p.m. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town       

Wednesday 9
9 p.m. Greg Frewin Magic Man: Home For The Holidays

Thursday 10
8 p.m. Deck the Halls with Steven & Chris

Friday 11
8 p.m. The Santa Clause 2

Saturday 12
6:30 p.m. ET Scotiabank Hockey Tonight
7 p.m. ET HNIC: Washington at Toronto
7 p.m. ET HNIC: Carolina at Ottawa
7 p.m. ET HINC: Montreal at Atlanta
10 p.m. ET HNIC: Minnesota at Vancouver 

Sunday 13
7 p.m. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
8 p.m. The Polar Express

Monday 14
8 p.m. Dr. Seuss: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
8:30 p.m. Frosty the Snowman
9 p.m. Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean
9:30 p.m. Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Café Christmas Pageant

Tuesday 15
8 p.m. Disney’s Mickey’s Christmas Carol
8:30 p.m. Frosty Returns
9 p.m. The Legend of Frosty

Wednesday 16

8 p.m. Christmas Dreams
9 p.m. Holiday Festival on Ice 2009

Thursday 17
8 p.m. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

Friday 18
8 p.m. Home Alone

Saturday 19
6:30 p.m. ET Scotiabank Hockey Tonight
7 p.m. ET HNIC: Boston at Toronto
7 p.m. ET HNIC: Montreal at NY Islanders
7 p.m. ET HNIC: Minnesota at Ottawa
10 p.m. ET HNIC: Washington at Edmonton

Sunday 20
5 p.m. Disney’s I’ll Be Home For Christmas
7 p.m. Winnie the Pooh & Christmas, Too
7:30 p.m. Dr. Seuss: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
8 p.m. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Monday 21
8 p.m. Just For Laughs
9 p.m. The Hour Holiday Music Special

Tuesday 22
8 p.m. A Christmas Story

Wednesday 23
8 p.m. Scrooge

Thursday 24
8 p.m. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Friday 25              
CHRISTMAS DAY

10 a.m. Wonderful World of Disney Parade (featuring Steven & Chris)
12 noon Queen’s Message
12:08 pm The Forgotten Toys
12:30 pm The Little Drummer Boy
1 p.m. Frosty Returns           
1:30 p.m. Robbie the Reindeer
2 p.m. Booky and the Secret Santa  
4 p.m. White Christmas        
8 p.m. Secret of the Nutcracker
9:30 p.m. Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean

Saturday 26
6:30 p.m. ET Scotiabank Hockey Tonight
7 p.m. ET HNIC: Montreal at Toronto
10 p.m. ET HNIC: Edmonton at Vancouver

Sunday 27
5 p.m. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
7 p.m. Harry Potter – The Goblet of Fire

Monday 28
8 p.m. Cirque du Soleil: Kooza

Tuesday 29
8 p.m. Anne Murray: Friends & Legends
9 p.m. Holiday Festival on Ice 2009

Wednesday 30 8 p.m. Bridget Jones’s Diary

Thursday 31 NEW YEAR’S EVE
7 p.m. Just For Laughs
8 p.m. Air Farce New Year’s Eve
9 p.m. Ron James Special
10 p.m. The National
Midnight Air Farce New Year’s Eve (Repeated)

JANUARY
Friday 1
NEW YEAR’S DAY
12:30 p.m. ET HNIC: NHL Winter Classic Pre-game
1 p.m. ET HNIC: NHL Winter Classic: Philadelphia at Boston

CBC Television celebrates the season with its annual lineup of popular holiday programming—from family favourites, including RudolPH the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Miracle on 34th Street, to new holiday specials destined to become classics. This year, Cynthia Dale debuts her enchanting new musical special CHRISTMAS DREAMS, and popular CBC daytime hosts Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman bring DECK THE HALLS WITH STEVEN & CHRIS to prime time with a star-studded list of guests. THE HOUR HOLIDAY SPECIAL returns on Christmas Eve with guest stars Michael Bublé, Metric, and many more. Some of Canada’s favourite skating stars from Battle of the Blades celebrate the season with STARS ON ICE and HOLIDAY FESTIVAL ON ICE, and even DRAGONS’ DEN gets into the holiday spirit with a special gift guide episode.

On New Year’s Eve the festivities continue with a lineup that includes JUST FOR LAUGHS, the highly anticipated return of AIR FARCE with their hilarious year-end romp, and a brand new one-hour special edition of THE RON JAMES SHOW.

Viewers can visit www.cbc.ca/holiday for more information and additional original holiday content.

Wednesday, December 2
9 p.m. – Battle of the Blades fans are in for a treat with STARS ON ICE: ON THE EDGE, featuring performances by some of the Blades competitors and the world’s top figure skaters, including Jeffrey Buttle, Kurt Browning, Jamie Sale & David Pelletier, Jennifer Robinson, Shawn Sawyer, Marie-France Dubreuil & Patrice Lauzon, and Canadian national champion Joannie Rochette. STARS ON ICE also includes exclusive interviews with performers and demonstrations of the signature moves that made them household names in this edgy and daring special.

Wednesday, December 9
8 p.m. – DRAGONS’ DEN gets festive with pitches for holiday gift ideas, including board games, cozy slippers and winter hats.
9 p.m. – GREG FREWIN MAGIC MAN: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS takes viewers on a magical behind-the-scenes adventure into the world of internationally renowned illusionist Greg Frewin.

Thursday, December 10
8 p.m. – DECK THE HALLS WITH STEVEN & CHRIS… Canada’s beloved style mavens Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman are having a primetime party. The VIP invite list includes celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, style guru Debbie Travis, actress Susanne Somers, Dragons’ Den’s Arlene Dickinson, and musical performances by Natalie Cole and Chantal Kreviazuk. This prime-time episode of Steven and Chris is sure to be a party that all of Canada can be a part of!

Wednesday, December 16
8 p.m. – HOLIDAY FESTIVAL ON ICE 2009 celebrates the holiday season with great skating performances from Kurt Browning, Jamie Salé & David Pelletier, Marie-France Dubreuil & Patrice Lauzon (Battle of the Blades participants), Steven Cousins and Jeffrey Buttle. Special musical guests include The Canadian Tenors and Andrea Menard.
9 p.m. – CHRISTMAS DREAMS is the story of a lonely 11-year-old girl who wanders into a second-hand store in search of a Christmas present for her teenage sister. There she meets Rose (Cynthia Dale), the kind but eccentric shopkeeper, who calls her collection of castoffs “a gallery of temporary art”. With Rose’s help, the youngster goes on a series of magical musical adventures and rediscovers the beauty and joy of Christmas while Rose rediscovers the beauty, joy and importance of family. It also stars Ed Asner, Tom Cavanagh and Henry Czerny.

Thursday, December 24
11 p.m. – THE HOUR HOLIDAY SPECIAL returns with special guests Michael Bublé, Our Lady Peace, Metric with the choir Carol of the Bells, Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor of Blue Rodeo with Kathleen Edwards and Anvil, plus many more.

Thursday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve
7 p.m. – JUST FOR LAUGHS offers an hour of the very best of the 27th edition of the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, featuring performances by some of the world’s funniest and most engaging comedians.
8 p.m. – AIR FARCE NEW YEAR’S EVE. The highly-anticipated return of AIR FARCE with a new reunion special for New Year’s Eve, featuring Canada’s beloved comedy troupe back with fresh and funny shots at the highs and lows of the year.
9 p.m. – Ron James’ brings his trademark standup comedy to THE RON JAMES SPECIAL, featuring long-lost friends and special guests Peter Keleghan and Patrick McKenna.

CBC TELEVISION 2009 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE (Subject to change.)

NOVEMBER
Sunday 29

8 p.m. Elf

DECEMBER
Wednesday 2

9 p.m. Stars On Ice 2009: On The Edge

Friday 4
7 p.m. ET CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada:
Canadiens 100th Anniversary Game:
Boston at Montreal

Saturday 5
6:30 p.m. ET Scotiabank Hockey Tonight
7 p.m. ET HNIC: Toronto at Boston
10 p.m. ET HNIC: Calgary at San Jose

Sunday 6
8 p.m. Happy Feet

Monday 7
8 p.m. The Santa Clause

Tuesday 8
8 p.m. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town       

Wednesday 9
9 p.m. Greg Frewin Magic Man: Home For The Holidays

Thursday 10
8 p.m. Deck the Halls with Steven & Chris

Friday 11
8 p.m. The Santa Clause 2

Saturday 12
6:30 p.m. ET Scotiabank Hockey Tonight
7 p.m. ET HNIC: Washington at Toronto
7 p.m. ET HNIC: Carolina at Ottawa
7 p.m. ET HINC: Montreal at Atlanta
10 p.m. ET HNIC: Minnesota at Vancouver 

Sunday 13
7 p.m. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
8 p.m. The Polar Express

Monday 14
8 p.m. Dr. Seuss: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
8:30 p.m. Frosty the Snowman
9 p.m. Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean
9:30 p.m. Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Café Christmas Pageant

Tuesday 15
8 p.m. Disney’s Mickey’s Christmas Carol
8:30 p.m. Frosty Returns
9 p.m. The Legend of Frosty

Wednesday 16
8 p.m. Cynthia Dale’s Christmas Dreams
9 p.m. Holiday Festival on Ice 2009

Thursday 17
8 p.m. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

Friday 18
8 p.m. Home Alone

Saturday 19
6:30 p.m. ET   Scotiabank Hockey Tonight
7 p.m. ET HNIC: Boston at Toronto
7 p.m. ET HNIC: Montreal at NY Islanders
7 p.m. ET HNIC: Minnesota at Ottawa
10 p.m. ET HNIC: Washington at Edmonton 

Sunday 20
5 p.m. Disney’s I’ll Be Home For Christmas
7 p.m. Winnie the Pooh & Christmas, Too
7:30 p.m. Dr. Seuss: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
8 p.m. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Monday 21
8 p.m. Booky and the Secret Santa

Tuesday 22
8 p.m. A Christmas Story

Wednesday 23
8 p.m. Scrooge

Thursday 24
8 p.m. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
11 p.m. The Hour Holiday Music Special

Friday 25
CHRISTMAS DAY
10 a.m. Wonderful World of Disney Parade (featuring Steven & Chris)
12 noon Queen’s Message
12:08 pm The Forgotten Toys
12:30 pm The Little Drummer Boy
1 p.m. Frosty Returns           
1:30 p.m. Robbie the Reindeer
2 p.m. Blizzard          
4 p.m. White Christmas        
8 p.m. Secret of the Nutcracker
9:30 p.m. Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean

Saturday 26
6:30 p.m. ET   Scotiabank Hockey Tonight
7 p.m. ET HNIC: Montreal at Toronto
10 p.m. ET HNIC: Edmonton at Vancouver

Sunday 27
5 p.m. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
7 p.m. Harry Potter – The Goblet of Fire

Monday 28
8 p.m. Cirque du Soleil: Kooza

Tuesday 29
8 p.m. Anne Murray: Friends & Legends
9 p.m. Holiday Festival on Ice 2009

Wednesday 30
8 p.m.
Bridget Jones’s Diary

Thursday 31
NEW YEAR’S EVE
7 p.m. Just For Laughs
8 p.m. Air Farce New Year’s Eve
9 p.m. Ron James Special
10 p.m. The National
Midnight Air Farce New Year’s Eve (Repeated)

JANUARY
Friday 1

NEW YEAR’S DAY
12:30 p.m. ET HNIC: NHL Winter Classic Pre-game
1 p.m. ET HNIC: NHL Winter Classic: Philadelphia at Boston

8:30pm – Wednesday, December 2 on /A

Also airs at 9:30 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 9:30 p.m. MT on ACCESS

Frankie (Patricia Heaton) observes what she thinks are the perfect siblings, and it becomes her mission in life to make her kids stop fighting with one another and interact as a loving family. Meanwhile, Mike (Neil Flynn) contemplates firing Aunt Edie (Jeanette Miller) after she makes a costly mistake at the quarry.

8:00pm – Wednesday, December 2 on /A

Christine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) learns some shocking news about New Christine’s (Emily Rutherfurd) father after the two of them rekindle their relationship at Richard’s (Clark Gregg) and New Christine’s wedding.

8:00pm – Wednesday, December 2 on CTV

Two more dancers are eliminated in this live results episode, leaving 8 in the competition.

Wednesday, December 2 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

When the remains of a competitive gamer are discovered in a grease truck, Brennan and Booth are called to investigate the case. The victim, Steve Rifton, is the only active player known in the gaming community to have received a perfect score on a famous video game. Steve turned his success into a lucrative partnership with a gaming referee and charged fans to play on the very machine that gave him the perfect score. But between sour business deals and bitter competitors, the team at the Jeffersonian must work to narrow down the many suspects with motive for ending Rifton’s reign as gaming king. Meanwhile, Hodgins, Sweets and Jeffersonian intern Colin Fischer (guest star Joel David Moore – AVATAR) take turns camping out for tickets to a movie premiere.

Once again, ETALK is the only Canadian television outlet to sit down with Canadian biographer Ian Halperin, this time he talks about his new tell-all book, Brangelina: The Untold Story of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The shocking five-part interview, BRANGELINA EXPOSED, airs on ETALK beginning Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV (check your local listings) and on Star! beginning Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. ET. Episodes of ETALK, including the interviews with Halperin, are also available on CTV.ca.

Halperin’s book is based on years of self-proclaimed undercover work, from befriending the couple’s staff to checking into the same mental hospital as Angelina. Brangelina: The Untold Story of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is in stores today.

Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. ET – Cracks in their relationship
“There was a period when Angie was filming Salt last summer when they didn’t even see each other for around 45 days and that was no coincidence…,” Halperin said in his interview. Along with his claim that Brangelina’s relationship is only physical, he also drops a bombshell prediction: The couple will be broken up in the next 12 to 18 months

Friday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. ET – Brad and his bad boy ways
Brad may seem like the ideal father and husband, but Halperin uncovers his painful habits. Angelina has cleaned up her act over the past few years, but now she is worried about Brad being drunk and smoking pot around the kids. Halperin feels this is the last straw in their relationship.

Monday. Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. ET – Angelina’s history of mental illness and self-harm & The truth about what happened with Jennifer Aniston
In the third and fourth parts of this series, Halperin talks about the woman Brad chose and the woman he left behind. He claims that Angelina is a cutter and has been hospitalized for blood loss in the past, and that Brad and Angelina did in fact fall in love on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, while he was still married to Jennifer Aniston.

Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. ET – Brad and Angelina as parents
The conclusion to this shocking series takes a look at Brangelina’s relationship with their six children. Halperin accounts a new adoption for Angelina without Brad and Brad’s problems dealing with his children.

A massive event in The Big Apple translated into a massive audience on MTV in Canada last night. The season finale of THE HILLS highlighted the night capturing 319,000 total viewers, making it the most-watched program across all English specialty channels for the entire day**, and the third largest audience ever on MTV*. The season finale of THE CITY was close behind retaining 95% of the audience recording 304,000 total viewers. This impressive one-two punch makes these the two most-watched finale episodes ever of any program in MTV’s history*.

The Canadian homegrown smash hit THE AFTER SHOW, featuring Dan Levy and Jessi Cruickshank, also got in on the accolades. Broadcasting live across North America from New York City from 11 – 11:30 p.m. ET, THE AFTER SHOW was the most watched program across all English specialty TV in Canada, including sports, pulling in 232,000 total viewers.

The full two-and-a-half hour extravaganza won the timeslot taking top honours across all English specialty TV from 9 – 11:30 p.m. ET with an average audience of 247,000 total viewers tuned in throughout the broadcast**.

For those who missed out on any of the action, an encore presentation of all the finale festivities airs tonight beginning at 7 p.m. ET and again on Friday, Dec. 4 at 9 p.m. ET on MTV. Fans can also watch the finales and other full episodes of THE HILLS, THE CITY and THE AFTER SHOW right now on demand at mtv.ca.

The night started off with CAST CONFESSIONS: FROM THE HILLS TO THE CITY, which saw Holly Montag tear up at the thought of a Speidi offspring. The no-holds-barred finale of THE HILLS saw the Justin Bobby, Kristin Cavallari and Audrina Patridge love triangle resolve itself in dramatic fashion. And in an attempt to venture out on her own, Whitney Port’s meeting with Bergdorf Goodman may not have turned out the way she anticipated during the season finale of THE CITY. Dan and Jessi, Canada’s two gossip gurus, closed out the night with the AFTER SHOW special THE HILLS AND THE CITY FINALE: LIVE IN NEW YORK where they got the inside scoop about the entire season from the cast members.