November 2010

8:00pm – Sunday, November 28 on CTV

Eleven teams are set on a trek around the world for 30 days. At every destination, each couple will have to compete in challenges in order to find out the next destination. The final team to arrive at each destination will be eliminated. The last couple standing wins $1 million dollars.

Mike Holmes continues his mission to “Make It Right”™ as he helps combat disastrous property repairs in the second season of the popular HGTV series Holmes Inspection beginning Thursday, January 6 at 9pm ET/PT. The second season is part of HGTV’s new winter lineup that includes 12 new seasons and series in primetime.

Each episode showcases an innocent homeowner facing extremely large repair bills and dangerous living conditions. With the help of state-of-the-art computer graphics, Mike is in full inspection mode; unearthing catastrophic holes in homes. With lots of power tools, demolition, and a hard working crew that includes Mike Holmes’ kids, Mike Jr. and Sherry and right-hand man Damon Bennett at the helm, the team sets off on a head-on seek and repair mission, determined to “Make It Right”™. 

“Having faced and dealt with overloaded electrical circuits, rotten roofs, plumbing nightmares and more, Canadians have come to rely on the advice Mike offers in every episode of Holmes Inspection,” says Emily Morgan, Vice President of Content for HGTV, Food Network and DIY Network. “Mike Holmes has always been a favourite on the HGTV schedule and we couldn’t be more excited to have his new season included in our exceptional winter lineup.”

Offering viewers the chance to witness, first hand, the unique dilemmas faced by house purchasers who’ve been misled and now face daunting renovations, Holmes Inspection sheds light on the importance of spotting problems before you buy. Mike and his dedicated crew, entrenched in the construction and building trade, provide their unique perspective and show how to get a house up to code. 

Full episodes of Holmes Inspection will be available at the day after airing.

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.




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 8:30 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 


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 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 7:30 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 – 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

Kirstine Stewart, interim executive vice-president, CBC English Services, today announced the network’s lineup of festive holiday programming. Kicking off Sunday, Nov. 28 with FROSTY THE SNOWMAN at 5 p.m. (5:30 NT), the festivities continue through December with a series of special television events.

The stars of the CBC’s regular season will be celebrating with Canadians, with special holiday episodes of BEING ERICA, airing Dec. 15 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT), A Heartland CHRISTMAS, Dec.12 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT), LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE ‘A HOLIDAY SPECIAL,’ Dec. 6 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) and Dragons’ Den, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) – and a festive feast from BEST RECIPES EVER, Dec. 24 at 3 p.m. (3:30 NT).

And of course, the festivities continue right through to 2011, with a New Year’s Eve line-up that includes specials from JUST FOR LAUGHS, 7 p.m. (7:30 NT), AIR FARCE, 8 p.m. (8:30 NT), THE RON JAMES SHOW, 9 p.m. (9:30 NT), and George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.

Other highlights from the CBC 2010 holiday season include:

SEASON OF SONG: THE CANADIAN TENORS AND FRIENDS airs Dec.13 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT). An hour-long special featuring performances of holiday favourites by The Canadian Tenors alongside some of Canada’s greatest musical legends and the world’s hottest young stars.

STEVEN AND CHRIS once again host the holiday party that no one wants to miss, with a full week of holiday programming. Get one-of-a-kind seasonal tips on Fashion, Décor, Food and Health, beginning Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. (2:30 NT).

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight: A Holiday Special, airs Dec. 24 at 11:05 p.m. (11:35 NT), and celebrates with new takes on traditional holiday tunes including performances by Chrissie Hynde, Broken Social Scene, Johnny Reid and OK GO, along with a celebrity reading of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas starring Russell Peters, Sir Richard Branson and more.

Holiday celebrations take to the ice with three special television events. First, catch up with your favourite hockey players-turned figure skaters on BATTLE OF THE BLADES: AFTER THE ICE MELTS, airing Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT). STARS ON ICE, Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT), features Canada’s top figure skaters, including performances by Kurt Browning, Jeffrey Buttle, Jamie Sale and David Pelletier, Shawn Sawyer and celebrations of Canada’s Olympians: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and Joannie Rochette. HOLIDAY FESTIVAL ON ICE, Dec. 14 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT), is a holiday-themed skating show – this year, featuring a country theme, with musical performances by George Canyon and the duo One More Girl. Skaters include Kurt Browning, Steven Cousins, Jeffrey Buttle, Shawn Sawyer, Joannie Rochette, Jamie Sale & David Pelletier.

A selection of seasonal, family-friendly movies run throughout the month of December, including, HAPPY FEET, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT), DR. SEUSS HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) and THE POLAR EXPRESS, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT).

Hollywood’s hottest source for everything celebrity has kept the masses up-to-date on all the juicy gossip for the past 20 years.

Now, E! looks back on the most memorable celebrity and pop culture events, red carpet disasters and salacious scandals in the one-hour special E! CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF THE CELEBRITY REVOLUTION airing on E! launch day, Monday, Nov. 29 at 3 p.m. ET.

E! CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF THE CELEBRITY REVOLUTION also kicks off the special E! sneak peek marathon on CTV this Saturday, Nov. 27 at 12 noon ET.

In E! CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF THE CELEBRITY REVOLUTION, E! looks back on memorable celebrity and pop culture events and developments. Celebrity interviews include Joan Rivers, Kim Kardashian, Randy Jackson, Audrina Patridge, Brooke Burke and John Henson.


Count down to Nov. 29 with more fun facts about the past 20 years of E!:


1.        This isn’t Kourtney Kardashian’s first time on an E! reality show. She got her start on FILTHY RICH: CATTLE DRIVE

2.        Before he met Julianna Hough, E! News host Ryan Seacrest, was named People magazine’s “most eligible bachelor”

3.        THE SOUP’s Joel McHale has a Canadian connection – his mother was born in Vancouver  

4.        E! News’ Guiliana Ranic was born in Italy and returned for her wedding with husband Bill Rancic

5.        Before Brooke Burke was on DANCING WITH THE STARS, she hosted E!’s travel show WILD ON! giving viewers a rare glimpse of the exotic and exciting destinations in the world

6.        Greg Kinnear was the original host of E!’s EMMY® Award winning TALK SOUP, the first program to poke fun of talk shows

7.        E! is available in countries such as Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Macedonia, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Portugal, Albania, Israel,   Romania, Ireland and Singapore

8.        E! is currently available for 80 million cable and direct satellite subscribers

9.        E!’s OSCAR® day coverage lasts almost 16 hours – from the early morning buzz to the after party glam

10.    E! LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET host and comedienne Joan Rivers read our minds and made “who are you wearing?” the most famous question on the red carpet

11.    “K-Speak” is a language used by the Kardashians and includes terms such as “totes magotes”, “ridic” and “Sistah’s”

Monday Nov. 29

 Arianna Huffington


Tuesday Nov. 30

Cee Lo Green


Wednesday Dec. 1

General Rick Hillier


Thursday Dec. 2

Ken Dryden


Friday Dec. 3

Eric McCormack & OK Go

This holiday season, The Comedy Network goes nutcrackers with an entire month of Yuletide tomfoolery. From South Park to Springfield, Colbert to CORNER GAS, Comedy keeps the fa-la-la-la-laughter rising even as the temperature drops.

But first, an extra special gift to viewers this holiday season comes wrapped in a Bo with the Canadian premiere of BO BURNHAM: WORDS,WORDS,WORDS. Burham is set to burn up Canadian Television Saturday, Dec. 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT only on The Comedy Network

The non-traditional, traditional festivities kick off the most wonderful time of the year on Dec. 5 with Christmas in SOUTH PARK’s four-weeks of holiday themed episodes Sundays at 9 p.m. and 9:30 ET/PT.

Continuing the month-long festivities, more cheers and jeers with seasonal favourites from Stephen Colbert, THE BIG BANG THEORY and more, featuring ratings juggernaut JEFF DUNHAM’S VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, Friday, Dec. 10 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

On Dec. 24, while children lose their minds in anticipation of Santa, Comedy viewers have their holiday wishes fulfilled with a day jam-packed with festive fare beginning with IT’S A VERY RED GREEN CHRISTMAS, Friday, Dec. 24 at 6 a.m. ET/PT and continuing with seasonal faves from CORNER GAS,THE SIMPSONS,SOUTH PARK and MY NAME IS EARL.

Ring in Dec. 25 with THE BIG BANG THEORY starting at 8 a.m. ET/PT and save room on Dec. 26 for The Comedy Network’s LEFTOVER ROASTS BOXING DAY MARATHON when some of the world’s greatest train-wreck celebrities get skewered by their famous funny friends.

And finally, say sayonara to 2010 with all 107 episodes of Canada’s favourite, homegrown comedy series with The Comedy Network’s complete CORNER GAS-A-Thon, starting on Dec. 31 at 5 p.m. ET/PT.


Below is a chronological sample of holiday highlights. For full schedules please visit



In 2006, 16-year-old Bo Burnham posted two of his comedic songs on YouTube. Today, with over 60 million views on his channel, this 20-year-old comedian/singer/songwriter/musician, is the youngest person ever to record a COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS special. Burnham’s mix of intelligent, silly and sometimes offensive lyrics have pushed him to the forefront of the new comic scene. Taped in Burnham’s hometown of Boston, WORDS, WORDS, WORDS displays his unique wordplay and comedic musical styling. Through song, Burnham pontificates on how Hitler rose to power and shares his version of a Shakespearean sonnet – if the Bard had written porn that is.


Christmas in SOUTH PARK

Dec. 5 through the end of December, the fourth graders of SOUTH PARK kick Santa in the pants with the most heartwarmingly foul-mouthed holiday favourites.


Sunday, Dec. 5

9 p.m. ET/PT – “Mr. Hanky’s Christmas Classics”

9:30 p.m. ET/PT – “Are You There God? It’s Me, Jesus”


Sunday, Dec. 12

9 p.m. ET/PT – “A Very Crappy Christmas”

9:30 p.m. ET/PT – “Red Sleigh Down”


Sunday, Dec 19

9 p.m. ET/PT – “It’s Christmas in Canada”

9:30 p.m. ET/PT – “Woodland Critter Christmas”


Christmas Specials

Friday, Dec. 10


In this one-hour stand-up special, Dunham’s motley crew of puppets offer their unique perspective on the holidays. Puppet pals Walter, Peanut, Achmed the Dead Terrorist and Melvin put the “eff” into festive with an hour of hilarity that is anything but traditional.


Saturday, Dec. 11


In this one-hour musical comedy special, a snowed-in Colbert weathers the storm with help from his friends Feist, Toby Keith, John Legend, Willie Nelson, and Jon Stewart.


Saturday, Dec. 18


In this one-hour special, the Muppets mistakenly intercept three letters sent by children to Santa Claus and attempt to fix the problems created by their mishap. Celebrity appearances include Whoopi Goldberg, Jane Krakowski, Uma Thurman, Nathan Lane, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and more.


A SIMPSONS Christmas

It wouldn’t be the holidays without the seasonal satire of Springfield’s favourite animated family! Beginning Saturday, Dec. 18, The Comedy Network delivers the ultimate, classic SIMPSONS Christmas episodes, starting with “Simpson’s Roasting on an Open Fire”.


Saturday, Dec. 18

9 p.m. ET/PT – “Simpson’s Roasting on an Open Fire”

9:30 p.m. ET/PT – “Marge Be Not Proud”


Monday, Dec. 20

9 p.m. ET/PT – “Miracle on Evergreen”


Tuesday, Dec. 21

9 p.m. ET/PT – “Grift of the Magi”


Wednesday, Dec. 22

9 p.m. ET/PT – “Skinner’s Sense of Snow”


Thursday, Dec. 23

9 p.m. ET/PT – “’Tis the 15th Season”


A Christmas Eve of Favourites

Friday, Dec. 24

Beginning at 6 a.m. ET/PT, unwrap an entire day of the very best in Yuletide hilarity with the very best holiday-themed comedy specials. Starting with IT’S A VERY RED GREEN CHRISTMAS, The Comedy Network guarantees this Christmas Eve will sleigh…(get it?).


A BIG BANG Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 25

Starting at 8 a.m. ET/PT, spend an explosive Christmas Day with Sheldon, Leonard, Penny, Howard and Raj during The Comedy Network’s day-long THE BIG BANG THEORY Marathon.


Leftover Roasts Boxing Day Marathon

Sunday, Dec. 26

Get stuffed with the tastiest and hottest celebrity roasts starting with BURNED: THE ROASTS MOST OUTRAGEOUS MOMENTS at 11 a.m. ET/PT. Be sure to leave room for more when The Comedy Network dishes out other sizzling treats from the ROAST OF FLAVOR FLAV to the latest and greatest ROAST OF DAVID HASSELFHOFF.


The Complete CORNER GAS-A-Thon

Friday, Dec. 31 – Sunday, Jan 2

Starting at 5 p.m. ET/PT, prepare to ring in the New Year with 42 continuous hours of your pals from Dog River. Canada’s most popular comedy series returns in its entirety with all 107 episodes, back-to-back on The Comedy Network’s CORNER GAS-A-Thon, including the retrospective special IT’S BEEN A GAS.

Sunday, November 28 at 6 p.m. ET on MTV

MTV NEWS PRESENTS IMPACT explores how and why guns are getting into the hands of young people and what the repercussions really are.

Monday, Nov. 29

· ADRIANA HUFFINGTON: co-founder of The Huffington Post talks about her book Third World America and her solutions to save America’s middle class.

· BOBBY HULL: the “Golden Jet” joins us in studio to talk about his career and new book.

· @#S% MY DAD SAYS: Bev goes behind the scenes on the set of the popular show and sits down with William Shatner.

· E! IN CANADA: Ben Mulroney talks about the much anticipated launch of E! Network in Canada.

· CYBER MONDAY SHOPPING: the e-deals continue after Black Friday – we tell you where to find them.

· GIFTS THAT GO: CANADA AM kicks-off “TOY WEEK” with planes, trains and automobiles! Gifts that will get kids going on Christmas morning.


Tuesday, Nov.  30

· GREAT BIG SEA: the East Coast Band is in studio to announce the winner of the Ships and Dip contest AND perform three of their hits.

· JEAN SENFT: Canadian whistle-blowing international figure skating judge talks about her new book Triumph On Ice: The New World Of Figure Skating.

· E-SHOPPING:  Canada Post gets into the e-shopping game with one stop shopping and shipping.

· GIFTS FOR THE LITTLE NOISEMAKER: Let’s get loud! The perfect gift for the future music star on your list.


Wednesday, Dec. 1   

· E-SHOPPING SAFETY: how to protect against purchasing counterfeit merchandise, and keep credit card information secure.

· BEST BABY GIFTS: Don’t forget the little ones!  The best toys for babies and toddlers .  


Thursday, Dec. 2

· NORA EPHRON: multi-talented author is in studio to talk about her new book I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections.

· CHRISTMAS TREE TRENDS: décor expert Karl Lohnes is all decked out with three Christmas tree trends for 2010.

· E-INSTINCT: In part four of the e-shopping series, websites that predict shopping behavior.

· GIFTS FOR THE TECHNO BRAINIAC: the coolest toys to help keep things interesting and enlightening on Christmas morning.


Friday, Dec. 3

· PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT: the cast of this hit musical performs on the Soundstage.

· BAKERELLA: get in the spirit with festive cake pops.

· BEST E-CARDS: tech expert Mark Saltzman with his tips for finding the best e-cards.

· GIFTS THAT GO WOW: BIG toys that will get a BIG reaction from kids of all ages.

Airing Sunday, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET/3 p.m. and 5 p.m. PT

Animal Planet celebrates the 2010 Grey Cup with a special encore presentation of  the fan favourite PUPPYBOWL VI. Straight from shelters, the pedigree starting line-up is filled with spunky spaniels, fierce French bulldogs and bustling beagles ready for action as they vie for the endzone – or tug-a-toy – and the ultimate title of MVP (Most Valuable Puppy). So if your favourite team is on the bench instead of in the playoffs this year, it’s time to forget that post-season slump and tune in to Animal Planet as some very special rookies take on the grand gridiron of the Animal Planet Stadium.