CTV unwraps their 2010 Holiday programming lineup

CTV unwrapped its holiday programming lineup today, featuring a variety of festive specials, Christmas classics, jolly stunt programming, and more.

The announcement comes just days after the network’s unprecedented coverage of THE SANTA CLAUS PARADE and features two feel good favourites that join CTV’s holiday schedule for the first time: Disney’s ONE MAGIC CHRISTMAS, premiering Sunday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. ET; followed by UNCLE BUCK at 9 p.m. ET.

Viewers can also spend Christmas Day (Dec. 25) with everyone’s favourite green ogre, as CTV presents its inaugural SHREK-A-THON, featuring the first three blockbuster hits airing back-to-back, beginning at 12 p.m. ET.

Then, CTV rings in the New Year with the North American broadcast premiere of the hilarious comedy, KNOCKED UP (Dec. 31 at 11:30 p.m. ET), starring Katherine Heigl and Canada’s own Seth Rogan.

ETALK returns with an array of brand-new, year-end specials airing daily at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET, beginning Monday, Dec. 20, including ETALK’s annual HOLIDAY MOVIE GUIDE (Dec. 20 & 24). Also airing on New Year’s Eve, ETALK PRESENTS: THE YEAR IN GOSSIP 2010, airing Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. ET.

The holidays wouldn’t be the same without contemporary specials like SHREK THE HALLS and LANNY & WAYNE: THE CHRISTMAS ELVES IN PREP & LANDING and holiday classics such as IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, the original 1951 black and white version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, A MUPPETS CHRISTMAS: LETTERS TO SANTA and THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Additional marathon stunts add to the packed lineup featuring Best Of episodes of DAN FOR MAYOR, HICCUPS, FLASHPOINT and a SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA New Year’s Eve marathon. Meanwhile, CSI: NY, THE MENTALIST and HUMAN TARGET join in the celebration with holiday-themed episodes.

 

CTV 2010 HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING LINEUP – CHRONOLOGICAL BY DATES 

 

Saturday, Nov. 27 at 9 p.m. ET – BEE MOVIE

Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET – THE BIG BANG THEORY

Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. ET – LANNY AND WAYNE THE CHRISTMAS ELVES IN PREP & LANDING 

Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 8:30 p.m. ET – SHREK THE HALLS (simulcast with ABC) 

Friday, Dec. 3 at 9 p.m. ET – CSI: NY (simulcast with CBS) *NEW*

Saturday, Dec. 4 at 12 p.m. ET – THE SANTA CLAUSE PARADE (1-hr version)

Saturday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. ET – BORROWED HEARTS 

Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET – A MUPPETS CHRISTMAS: LETTERS TO SANTA

Thursday, Dec. 9 at 10 p.m. ET – THE MENTALIST (simulcast with CBS) *NEW*

Friday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. ET – RITA MACNEIL’S CAPE BRETON 

Saturday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. ET – CORNER GAS: NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENTS

Saturday, Dec. 11 at 4:30 p.m. ET – CORNER GAS: MERRY GASMAS  

Saturday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. ET – IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (simulcast with NBC) 

Saturday, Dec. 11 at 12:05 a.m. ET – GREMLINS

Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. ET – SHREK

Friday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. ET – THE BIG BANG THEORY

Friday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. ET – BORROWED HEARTS

Saturday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. ET – SHAMELESS IDEALISTS: K’NAAN

Saturday, Dec. 18 at 9 p.m. ET – CAMILLA 

Saturday, Dec. 18 at 12:05 a.m. ET– CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT 

Sunday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. ET – ONE MAGIC CHRISTMAS *NEW TO CTV*

Sunday, Dec. 19 at 9 p.m. ET – UNCLE BUCK *NEW TO CTV*

Monday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET – ETALK: HOLIDAY MOVIE GUIDE *NEW* 

Monday, Dec. 20 – Thursday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. ET – THE BEST OF DAN FOR MAYOR

Monday, Dec. 20 – Thursday, Dec. 23 at 7:30 p.m. ET – THE BEST OF HICCUPS

Monday, Dec. 20 at 9 p.m. ET– EIGHT DAYS TO LIVE

Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. ET – THE RANKIN FAMILY REUNION

Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 9 p.m. ET – STOLEN MIRACLE

Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. ET – HUMAN TARGET *NEW* 

Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 9 p.m. ET – ONE MAGIC CHRISTMAS 

Thursday, Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. ET – RITA MACNEIL PRESENTS MEN OF THE DEEPS

Thursday, Dec. 23 at 9 p.m. ET – A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Friday, Dec. 24 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET – ETALK HOLIDAY MOVIE GUIDE 

Friday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. ET – LANNY AND WAYNE THE CHRISTMAS ELVES IN PREP & LANDING  

Friday, Dec. 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET – SHREK THE HALLS

Friday, Dec. 24 at 8 p.m. ET – IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (simulcast with NBC) 

Friday, Dec. 24 at 12:05 a.m. ET – A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Saturday, Dec. 25 at 6 a.m. ET– YULE LOG

Saturday, Dec. 25 at 12 p.m. ET– SHREK-A-THON

Saturday, Dec. 25 at 8 p.m. ET – TRANSFORMERS (simulcast with ABC) 

Saturday, Dec. 25 at 12:05 a.m. ET– AS GOOD AS IT GETS 

Sunday, Dec. 26 at 7 p.m. ET – THE SOUND OF MUSIC (simulcast with ABC) 

Monday, Dec. 27 – Thursday, Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. ET – THE BEST OF DAN FOR MAYOR

Monday, Dec. 27 – Thursday, Dec. 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET – THE BEST OF HICCUPS

Monday, Dec. 27 at 8 P.M. ET – PARADISE CITY: DEGRASSI GOES HOLLYWOOD

Monday, Dec. 27 – Saturday, Jan. 1 at 10 p.m. ET – THE BEST OF FLASHPOINT

Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 8 p.m. ET – STICKS AND STONES

Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET – ETALK PRESENTS: THE BEST OF MUSIC 2010 *NEW*

Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. ET – SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY

Thursday, Dec. 30 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET– ETALK PRESENTS: THE BEST OF FASHION 2010 *NEW*

Thursday, Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. ET – DEGRASSI TAKES MANHATTAN

Friday, Dec. 31 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET– ETALK PRESENTS: BEST OF ETALK 2010 *NEW* 

Friday, Dec. 31, beginning at 2 p.m. ET – SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA (New Year’s Eve Marathon)

Friday, Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. ET – ETALK PRESENTS: YEAR IN GOSSIP 2010 *NEW*

Friday, Dec. 31 at 11:30 p.m. ET – KNOCKED UP *NEW*

Saturday, Jan. 1 at 8 p.m. ET – TURN THE BEAT AROUND

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