The Emmy Awards kicks off television’s most-watched special events on CTV

CTV reveals today that Canada’s biggest events return to dazzle viewers this season beginning with the glitz and glamour of the 62nd PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS, airing Sunday, August 29 at 8 p.m. ET, exclusively on CTV (visit  to confirm local broadcast times).

Outrageous Emmy-nominated comedian Jimmy Fallon hosts this year’s three-hour broadcast in which CTV programs have garnered 94 nominations, more than any other Canadian broadcaster.

Preceding the EMMYs at 7 p.m. ET, CTV kicks off the night with the 62ND PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS RED CARPET SPECIAL, a live one-hour celebrity-filled event co-hosted by Billy Bush, Maria Menounos (ACCESS HOLLYWOOD) and Nate Berkus (THE NATE BERKUS SHOW).

The blockbuster 2010-11 big ticket events line-up includes Canadian specials THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE, WE DAY and the 40th Anniversary of THE JUNO AWARDS, live from Toronto, along with THE 106TH SANTA CLAUS PARADE, which returns to CTV after nearly three decades.


Viewers can get all the latest news and updates on CTV’s special events on Available live and on demand on the CTV Video Player at are THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE and THE 106th SANTA CLAUS PARADE. Additionally, WE DAY and THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS will be made available on demand following their television broadcasts.


62nd PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS – Sunday, August 29 from 8 p.m. ET on CTV and Star!

Host Jimmy Fallon is joined by presenters Will Arnett, Stephen Colbert, Edie Falco, Tina Fey, Laurence Fishburne, Matthew Morrison, January Jones, Sofia Vergara, Julianna Margulies, Ricky Gervais and John Krasinski to honour the best of the small screen at THE 62nd PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS live from the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. At 7 p.m. ET, CTV kicks off the EMMYs with the 62ND PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS RED CARPET SPECIAL co-hosted by Billy Bush, Maria Menounos (ACCESS HOLLYWOOD) and Nate Berkus (THE NATE BERKUS SHOW). The 62nd PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS also air Monday, August 30 at 8 p.m. ET on Star!.


WE DAY – TBA on CTV and

Taking place in three cities this year – Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal – WE DAY will reach 36,000 student leaders at the events and millions more through the prime-time special that will air on CTV and Entertainers, activists and social issues speakers scheduled to hit the stage this year with the goal of empowering youth through music and stories of courage and activism include, Deepak Chopra, Philippe Cousteau, Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, Rick Hanson, Hedley, K’NANN, Wangari Mathai, Jason Mraz, Martin Sheen and Betty Williams.


THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE – November 2010 on CTV and Bravo!

Uniting readers and writers across the country in a celebration of Canadian literature, CTV airs the 17th anniversary of the prestigious literary award which recognizes the best in Canadian writing. Last year’s broadcast was a success on-air, on-line and at bookstores with last year’s winning book, THE BISHOP’S MAN experiencing a 340% in sales in the week following the CTV broadcasts.


THE 106TH SANTA CLAUS PARADE – Sunday, November 21 on CTV and CP24

For the first time in 29 years, The Santa Claus Parade returns to CTV, where it last aired in 1981. The parade airs coast-to-coast on CTV and for the first time in years, the parade will air live in the Greater Toronto Area, with CP24 providing exclusive live coverage of what has become the longest running children’s parade in the world and one of the overall largest parades on the planet.


AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS – Sunday, November 21 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV or /A\ (TBA)

Live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, the hottest artists in the music industry come together to celebrate the best music of the year. The three-hour event consists of performances and appearances by the biggest names in music today.



The world’s biggest stars are out to celebrate the best in entertainment during the three-hour celebration of this year’s big and small screens greatest works.


SUPER BOWL XLV – Sunday, February 6 on CTV

Live from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, two teams will face-off to win the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy.


THE 83rd ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS – Sunday, February 27 on CTV

The top entertainment telecast in more than a decade* returns to honour the film industry’s achievements from the past year live from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.


THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS – Sunday, March 27 on CTV and MuchMusic

The country comes together to celebrate the best and brightest in Canadian music at the 40th anniversary of THE JUNO AWARDS which airs from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. In 2010, the “JUNO Effect” saw an increase in album sales and digital downloads for THE JUNO AWARDS performers by as much as 444%.**

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