September 2010

CTV announced today the broadcast date for WE DAY. The largest youth-empowerment event of its kind, the two events in Toronto (Sept. 30) and Vancouver (Oct. 15) are being taped for broadcast as a prime-time two-hour special.

CTV PRESENTS: WE DAY 2010 premieres Saturday, October 30 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca for local broadcast times). Both events will also be streamed live at www.weday.ctv.ca, including tomorrow’s gathering at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre.

“Attending We Day is about being inspired by Canada’s youngest game-changers,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “No other event brings together students, teachers, artists, leaders and citizens of the world in such a magical way. We’re enormously proud to share it with a national television audience.”

Hosted by CTV’s Ben Mulroney with Free The Children’s Craig Kielburger, the two-hour broadcast will feature some of the world’s top social issues speakers and entertainers including: Al Gore, Alexandre Bilodeau, Barenaked Ladies, Betty Williams, Cherie Blair, Craig & Marc Kielburger, Colbie Caillat, Deepak Chopra, cast members from DEGRASSI, Down With Webster, Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, Ethan Zohn, Greyson Chance, Hedley, Jacob Hoggard, K’naan, Martin Sheen, Michel Chikwanine, Philippe Cousteau, Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr., Rick Hansen, Robin Wiszowaty, Rocky Dawuni, Scott Hammell, Spencer West, and the cast of MTV’s hit TV series, THE BURIED LIFE.

Celebrating North America’s young leaders’ commitments to global and local change and the cultivation of youth empowerment, We Day brings together 38,000 student leaders from nearly 2,000 schools across three cities, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. CTV has partnered with Free The Children on We Day since its inception in 2006.

Students and educators leave We Day with a renewed passion to create change for a better world and the tools to make this change a reality. In the months following the event, students participate in a unique year-long program – We Schools in Action – in the classroom and their communities that puts them at the forefront of active global citizenship and youth leadership.

We Day is a Free The Children initiative. The event is made possible at no cost to students and schools through the sponsorship and support of numerous companies and organizations. National Bank Financial Group and OMERS Worldwide are the co-title sponsors of We Day.

W5, Canada’s #1 current affairs series, kicks off its 45th season with a miraculous tale of survival at sea, delivering a premiere that brings viewers into the eye of the storm that capsized and sank the SV Concordia last February. Premiering Saturday, October 2 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV, “Disaster At Sea” airs again on Sunday, October 3 at 12 noon on CTV and at 1 p.m. ET on CP24, and then on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca (visit CTV.ca for local listings).

W5 details the voyage of the tall ship Concordia in its final moments, with a crew of mostly Canadian students aboard attending the West Island College Class Afloat program, based in Lunenburg, N.S. Featuring powerful interviews with the students and crew from the ship, W5’s Sandie Rinaldo takes viewers on a journey that recounts the shocking and emotional tale of teens shipwrecked at sea after a freak storm. What emerges is an in-depth account of the young sailors desperately clambering aboard rafts, clinging to life in raging winds and a seething sea.

It took just 18 minutes for the Concordia to slip beneath the waves. In gripping interviews the survivors describe watching the ship go down, taking along with it most of its radio equipment. Separated in life rafts hundreds of kilometres off the coast of South America, the students had no way of knowing if everyone had survived – or the condition of those who’d escaped the doomed vessel.

For 41 terrifying hours, the teens experienced severe nausea and weakness. Each terrible hour at sea dulled any hope of being saved, until the dramatic moment when rescue aircraft from Brazil spotted them and directed freighters to the flotilla of orange life rafts. With never-before-seen footage of Concordia, just minutes before she went to the bottom of the sea, caught by a student on amateur video, W5 takes viewers on a compelling and terrifying journey through the near-disaster, to the good fortune that brought them safely home.

Canada’s top dancers continue to bust a move on the dance floor.

8:00pm – Wednesday, September 29 on CTV

The second pair has been eliminated from Dancing with the Stars.

Michael Bolton and Chelsie Hightower have left the show after their poor jive performance on Monday where they scored only 12 points.

Bolton was sent home after finding himself in the bottom two alongside Jersey Shore’s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino.

Bolton spoke after the verdict: “I’m disappointed. I really wanted to continue, and I wanted Chelsie to continue.

“The people here are really warm and really sincere, just fantastic.”

Dancing with the Stars continues next week on CTV.

Source: Digital Spy

Tuesday, September 28 – 10pm ET/PT *Season Premiere* on Global

The second season begins with Alicia being forced to make a choice between staying with her husband, Peter, and supporting his political campaign or leaving him to pursue a relationship with her boss, Will.

10:00pm – Tuesday, September 28 on /A

Also airs at 11 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 10 p.m. MT on ACCESS

At first, the murders taking place in Manhattan seem random, but then the NYPD begins to fear that the serial killer is copying the infamous “Son of Sam”.

10:00pm – Tuesday, September 28 on CTV

Detectives Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) help a repeat rape victim, Vicki (guest star Jennifer Love Hewitt, GHOST WHISPERER) stand up to her attacker. The investigation soon leads Benson to Los Angeles where she meets Detective Rex Winters (guest star Skeet Ulrich, LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES), who has information that could finally help Vicki get justice.

Tuesday, September 28 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

Kensi and Deeks search for three Marines who disappeared after their Humvee was ambushed in the desert, and Nate returns from his mysterious assignment.

9:00pm – Tuesday, September 28 on CTV

Another celebrity dancer and their professional partners are voted off and sent home.

9 p.m. ET – Tuesday, September 28 on Space

The 60th anniversary of Eureka becomes life-changing in more ways than one when a marriage proposal is eclipsed by a mysterious transport to a military site and a new face in the crowd.