December 2009

8:00pm – Monday, November 30 on /A

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

Blair (Leighton Meester) suspects her mom (Margaret Colin) has been keeping a big secret from her, but it turns out to be something else entirely. Meanwhile, Jenny (Taylor Momsen) learns that Eric (Connor Paolo) was behind her very public embarrassment at Cotillion and can’t pass up a chance to get even. Finally, Serena (Blake Lively) is put in a very awkward position when her mother invites Trip (guest star Aaron Tveit) and Maureen (guest star Holley Fain) to join them for Thanksgiving dinner.

8:00pm – Monday, November 30 on CTV

In the classic CORNER GAS episode “Merry Gasmas”, Lacey (Gabrielle Miller) decides to head home to Toronto for the holidays. Along the way, she crosses paths with characters played by Gavin Crawford (THE GAVIN CRAWFORD SHOW, THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES), Roman Danylo (COMEDY INC.) and Dan Redican (PUPPETS WHO KILL, THE FRANTICS). Meanwhile, although Brent (Brent Butt) sticks in Dog River for the holidays, he must find a way to cope when he finds out that his mother (Janet Wright, The Perfect Storm) wants a conventional Christmas, ditching years of unconventional LeRoy family tradition.

Weekdays – 7pm ET/7:30pm PT, on Global

Monday, November 30 – Highlighting coverage from Grey Cup Weekend featuring an interview with parade marshal Elisha Cuthbert (24). Plus – footage of ET Canada’s Rick Campanelli in Cambodia for World Vision.

Tuesday, December 1 – Extended footage of Rick Campanelli’s World Vision trip to Cambodia, plus, a special preview of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Wednesday, December 2 – Harry Potter Week kicks off in anticipation of the upcoming DVD release of Harry Potter and the Half Blooded Prince. Featuring interviews with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, from the set of the newest instalment coming in 2010.

Thursday, December 3 – The countdown to the Grammy Awards begins as ET Canada highlights coverage from the Grammy Nomination Concert.

Friday, December 4 – Highlights from the opening night party of the Whistler Film Festival.

Debuts Monday, Nov. 30, at 9:30 a.m. on Kids’ CBC

CBC now becomes the go-to news source for news junkies of a different demographic—two- to six-year-olds. “Our top story today: Kallon can kick a ball really far!”… “Breaking news: Zander has lost his slipper sock.” These are but a few of the kid-friendly issues tackled on WHAT’S YOUR NEWS?, the country’s first and only newscast featuring groundbreaking news that celebrates childhood.

Presented by an engaging news crew of ants and one anteater (who thinks he’s an ant), each half-hour episode follows a major breaking story and a feature story, includes interviews with child experts (that is children who are experts), special reports, traffic updates and weather. And at the end of every episode, other children present their own news. WHAT’S YOUR NEWS? debuts Monday, Nov. 30, at 9:30 a.m., on Kids’ CBC, after Super Why?, at 9 a.m., creating a word “Power Hour” that helps develop early literacy skills.

WHAT’S YOUR NEWS? recently won the prestigious global Japan Prize for best pre-school program and best overall program. The Japan Prize is recognized as the highest award a show can achieve in educational programming.

“We’re thrilled to welcome this series to Kids’ CBC. Still on a high from a Gemini Award for our in-house production Kids’ Canada, it’s exciting to continue the momentum with the launch of another award-winning program,” said Kim Wilson, head of Children and Youth Programming, CBC.

WHAT’S YOUR NEWS? was produced using a technologically innovative combination of live action, motion capture, CG and performed animation by the United Kingdom’s TT Animation and Canada’s Lenz Entertainment.  

WHAT’S YOUR NEWS? executive producer is Jack Lenz (Lenz Entertainment). The producers are Jocelyn Stevenson (U.K.) and Lawrence S. Mirkin (Canada), who both first worked together on Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock (CBC Television was the host broadcaster).