November 2010

CTV Calgary announced today that Tara Nelson officially hits the airwaves as the new anchor of CTV Calgary’s CTV NEWS AT SIX on Monday, Nov. 29. 

“We are all so impressed with Tara’s warmth, compassion and energy, and can’t wait for her to start on Monday,” said Len Perry, Vice-President and General Manager, CTV Calgary. 

“Calgary is an exciting place to be as a journalist and it’s the perfect time to make a change,” said Tara Nelson. “Calgary is young, vibrant and always changing, and I want to be in the heart of that.”

A native Albertan with 20 years of journalism experience, Tara is proud to call Calgary her new home. Originally from Sherwood Park, Alberta, Tara most recently worked in London, England as the European Bureau Chief for GLOBAL NATIONAL. She has reported on major stories throughout the world, including extensive coverage of Canadian troops in Kandahar, the New York City terrorist attacks and the 2010 World Cup in Johannesburg.

Prior to her role as the European Bureau Chief, Nelson was GLOBAL NATIONAL’s weekend anchor and one of the B.C. correspondents. She began her broadcast journalism career in 1991 in Terrace, B.C. and moved to Red Deer briefly before landing a position at ITV (now Global Edmonton), where she both anchored and reported, specializing in consumer/investigative stories. She made the West Coast her home for several years working at CHEK Victoria, before moving to BCTV (now Global BC) and then GLOBAL NATIONAL. 

Tara’s personal passion is travel and she has been to 30 countries in the past 10 years. Happy to be back in her home province, Tara says she has missed Alberta’s wide, open spaces after spending the past several years in Europe and plans to take advantage of the outdoors.

Astral’s Family Channel is giving gifts galore this December with a Twistmas lineup that includes magic mirrors, a Joe Jonas appearance and rockers at sea.

All month-long Family is getting into the holiday spirit with new holiday episodes of The Suite Life on Deck, Zeke and Luther and Sonny With A Chance.

Also keeping the lineup jolly is a week-long marathon of favourite series, merry movie selections, the season four premiere of Wizards of Waverly Place and a New Year’s Eve lineup that will end the year on a high note.

On Family.ca kids can vote on the year’s best episodes for the Viewers Pick Marathon on December 31 and play exclusive Family.ca winter games throughout the month.

Every Friday night in December leading up to Christmas, Family premieres a new holiday-themed episode from one of its hit shows at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT. Beginning Friday, December 3, it’s a new episode of Zeke and Luther, titled “Bro-Ho-Ho”, where Zeke and Luther take jobs at the mall as Santa and an elf over the Christmas holidays. On Friday, December 10, Cody and Bailey approach their friends to help out with a charity event on The Suite Life on Deck. When London refuses, her magic mirror takes her to the past, present and future and she learns the importance of giving and being a good friend. Finally on 

December 17, a new episode of Sonny With A Chance sees the “So Random!” cast celebrating with holiday-themed sketches. Chad Dylan Cooper (Sterling Knight) hosts the holiday special and Joe Jonas guest stars as himself. On Friday, December 24, all three episodes will air back-to-back beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT.   

From Boxing Day through the New Year, Family has a week-long Twistmas marathon featuring popular Family series followed by exciting movie premieres. Each day from Sunday, December 26 to Monday, January 3, Family presents 19 consecutive episodes of top series beginning at 9:05 a.m. ET/PT – including Disney Channel Original Series The Suite Life on Deck, Hannah Montana and the new series Shake It Up, plus the Family Channel Original Series Wingin’ It. Following each marathon, at  6:30 p.m. ET/PT, is a movie to keep viewers feeling festive all night long. (See marathon details below)

Another treat in the holiday schedule is the season four premiere of Wizards of Waverly Place on Tuesday, December 28 at 6 p.m. ET/PT. After escaping from a government agency that was holding them captive, the Russos return home to find they no longer have contact with the wizard world. Worried for the safety and well-being of wizards everywhere, Alex holds a press conference outside The Waverly Substation, during which she announces that she and her brothers are wizards.

Finally, Family Channel is celebrating the New Year early with a special programming lineup beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET/PT on Friday, December 31. The afternoon breaks out of the Twistmas marathon early for a special I’m In The Band/The Suite Life on Deck crossover episode where Iron Weasel ends up on the S.S. Tipton. The season finale of JONAS L.A. follows at 4 p.m. ET/PT.

New this year, Family will air a Viewers’ Pick Marathon featuring fans top five favourite episodes of the year. Viewers can vote for these episodes online at Family.ca beginning November 26 and all five episodes will air back-to-back from 4:30 – 6 p.m. ET/PT on New Year’s Eve. Rounding out the evening is the premiere of Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Freestyle Jam edition at 6 p.m. ET/PT. In addition to deciding the episodes for the Viewers Pick Marathon, Family fans that visit family.ca will also be able to play winter and holiday baking games to keep up the holiday cheer.

Astral’s Playhouse Disney is delivering holiday greetings with a seasonal lineup that will warm viewers up throughout December.

On Saturday, December 11 and Sunday, December 12, a Weekend Wonderland marathon keeps viewers merry with brand new holiday-themed episodes and Friday nights are all a glow beginning December 17 with sneak peeks of the new Canadian series Stella and Sam.

Plus, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse debuts a special marathon of episodes starring Pluto on Sunday, December 26.

The month’s special holiday lineup kicks off with a Weekend Wonderland marathon on Saturday, December 11 and Sunday, December 12. From 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. ET, Playhouse Disney will feature holiday and winter-themed episodes of viewers’ favourite series including Handy Manny and Jungle Junction. The weekend marathon features five premieres:

·         Handy Manny – Dec. 11 at 9:30 a.m. ET

“Flicker Saves Christmas”: A fierce Christmas Eve storm forces Santa to make an emergency landing in Sheet Rock Hills.

 

·         The Secret World of Benjamin Bear – Dec. 11 at 10:30 a.m. ET

“Freddy’s First Snow/The Perfect Gift”: Ben and Howie decide that teaching Freddy all about snow will help him overcome his fear of it. Also, Ben is challenged to find the perfect gift for Howie.

 

·         Jungle Junction – Dec. 11 at 11:30 a.m. ET

“The Night Before Zipsmas/A Gift for Zooter”: As Miss Jolly shares a classic holiday tale, the Wheelers go on a nighttime ride to try to get a glimpse of Ellysanta.

 

·         Handy Manny – Dec. 12 at 9:30 a.m. ET

“The Ayalas’ Christmas Extravaganza”: The Ayala family accidentally causes a power outage when they decorate their house with elaborate holiday decorations, so Manny and the tools work together to get the electricity turned back on.

 

·         Special Agent Oso – Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. ET 

“The Living Holiday Lights”: In this special 45-minute episode, Oso travels around the globe to help three kids prepare for three different holiday celebrations – Celeste in France celebrates Christmas, Noah in Israel celebrates Hanukkah and Brayden in Washington, DC celebrates Kwanzaa.

 

Also keeping spirits bright this holiday season are three special Friday night marathons that introduce Playhouse Disney viewers to the newest show joining the lineup, Stella and Sam. This new Canadian series from author/illustrator Marie-Louise Gay becomes a permanent part of the schedule in January 2011, but until then viewers can catch a sneak peek of the show on December 17, December 24 and December 31 beginning at 4 p.m. ET. The show will be paired with holiday-themed episodes of other series including Handy Manny, Special Agent Oso and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. On Friday, December 31, the special preview episodes of Stella and Sam are accompanied by Strawberry Shortcake “Sky’s The Limit” in which Strawberry must find a way to save Berry City’s water supply, and Care Bears “Oopsy Does It,” which sees Oopsy Bear try to rescue the Care Bears from the evil villain Grizzle.

Pluto stars in seven episodes of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse in a special marathon beginning at 9 a.m. on December 26. Featuring favourite Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episodes such as “Pluto’s Puppy-Sitting Adventure” and “Pluto’s Playmate,” the marathon kicks off with the premiere of a brand new episode, titled “Mickey’s Little Parade.” The marathon will also see brand new short animations, each starring Mickey’s loyal and lovable pet dog, air between each Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episode.

This week, W5 reveals a scheme designed to part seniors with their hard-earned savings. This shameful crime is based primarily in Canada and targets elderly here and in the United States.

On Saturday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV, W5’s Victor Malarek examines “The Grandson Scam” a sophisticated fraud run by heartless criminals who exploit a grandparent’s love for their grandchild.

In the second story, “Pirates of Newfoundland”, W5 takes viewers to Harbour Grace for a look at the little-known history of Canada’s pirates and the hunt for 400-year-old pirate “treasure”.

W5 repeats Sunday, Nov. 28 at 12 noon on CTV and at 1 p.m. ET on CP24, and Monday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. ET on Investigation Discovery, and then on demand on the CTV News Video Player at CTV.ca (visit CTV.ca for local listings).

It’s hard to imagine anyone heartless enough to take advantage of the love a grandparent feels for a grandchild. But right now, somewhere in Canada, a conman, posing as a relative, is persuading an elderly person to dip into their hard-earned savings to help a grandchild supposedly in trouble.

“The Grandson Scam” is running rampant across Canada and the United States, costing caring grandparents tens of millions of dollars a year. As Victor Malarek reports, grandparents like Gretchen Geary, and Joan and Scott Snell from Pennsylvania all were scammed by someone who sounded just like their grandson.

Each time the caller, posing as their grandson, needed money to get out of a sticky situation with the law in Canada, the victims wired it through Western Union or their agents. The search for the fraudsters has involved law enforcement agencies in Canada and the United States and has called into question the efforts of the money transfer industry to protect customers against fraud.

In the second story, “Pirates of Newfoundland,” W5 hunts for pirates in Newfoundland. Not the kind the modern-day hijackers of freighters or oil tankers; rather, the notorious pirates from four centuries ago.

Forget fictional pirates like Long John Silver or Jack Sparrow. The meanest pirate of his day was Peter Easton, whose home port was in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. Easton, a former British naval officer turned pirate, preyed mercilessly on Dutch, Spanish, and French shipping fleets, amassing a fortune in booty.

W5 heads to Conception Bay to join archeologists and divers on a mission to find a wreck from Easton’s fleet that sank off the shores of Newfoundland 400 years ago. What they find is proof of a pirate history that is still little known and under appreciated.

Whether you’re spoiling your pet with the best critter-friendly toys, snuggling up with your loved ones to enjoy the wonders of the animal kingdom or second-guessing a potential purchase of an exotic animal, you’ll love the holiday feast of specials and marathons Animal Planet is serving up this season!

Beginning Christmas Eve, Animal Planet presents two back-to-back special premieres of YOUR PET WANTS THIS and YOUR PET WANTS THIS TOO! beginning at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT. Then, on Christmas Day, warm up to the fire and gather your family for a heartwarming marathon of ECHO AND THE ELEPHANTS OF AMBOSELI starting at 9 a.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, followed by a Season 8 marathon of the landmark series BIG CAT DIARY at 3:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.

Then, skip the stores this Boxing Day and stay home for Animal Planet’s gripping 14-hour WHALE WARS marathon at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT. And finally, ring in 2011 with an eye-opening three hour special of FATAL ATTRACTIONS beginning at 10 p.m. ET/11 p.m. PT.

 

ANIMAL PLANET’S HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING AND MARATHON SCHEDULE:

 

YOUR PET WANTS THIS (1X60) *CDN Premiere*

Friday, December 24 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

Americans spend billions of dollars on their pets every year, and while the pet business is booming, innovation is the name of the game. From an airline catering exclusively to pets and GPS tracking units for your dog, to robotic litter boxes for your cat, YOUR PET WANTS THIS showcases the latest and greatest in products for your favourite pet.

 

YOUR PET WANTS THIS TOO! (1X60) *CDN Premiere*

Friday, December 24 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

From dog powered scooters and talking water bowls, to toilet-training tools for your cat, YOUR PET WANTS THIS TOO! introduces the proud inventors, ecstatic critters and happy owners of some of the coolest gadgets and gizmos available for pets of all shapes and sizes.

 

ECHO AND THE ELEPHANTS OF AMBOSELI MARATHON (13X30)

Saturday, December 25 at 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET (10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PT)

Alongside 1,500 other wild African elephants, Echo – the oldest female and head of her family – guides four generations of her relatives through a cruel famine. Observing her are American scientist Cynthia Moss and her team from the Amboseli Trust for Elephants. As Echo nears the end of her life and prepares to pass on the reigns of her African kingdom, Moss and team watch nearby as she leads her family out of harm’s way, steers clear of battling tuskers, prevents clashes with neighbours over water, crops or grazing and avoids natural calamities like deadly mudtraps.

 

BIG CAT DIARY Season 8 MARATHON (5X30)

Saturday, December 25 at 3:30 – 6 p.m. ET (4:30 – 7 p.m. PT)

Capturing everyday intimate moments of three groups of big cats in Kenya’s Masai Mara –cheetahs, leopards and lions – BIG CAT DIARY blends tender moments and thrilling action to make this landmark series so addictive. Watch as Bella the leopard is being courted by the area’s males, while Honey the cheetah makes some life-threatening decisions and lioness Tamu has to protect her family from a herd of buffalo.

 

WHALE WARS Season 3 MARATHON (14X60)

Sunday, December 26 at 10 a.m. ET – Monday, December 27 at 12 a.m. ET

(Sunday, December 26 at 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. PT)

The Sea Shepherds return for Season 3 of WHALE WARS with more ships, more crew and more fervour as the Antarctic whaling battle continues to escalate. Highlighting both the controversial whaling trade and the tactics that the Sea Shepherd Society and its staff and volunteers use to attempt to cripple it, this series documents the group’s three-month journey to the South Ocean Whale Sanctuary at the far end of the globe.

 

FATAL ATTRACTIONS MARATHON (3X60)

Friday, December 31 at 10 p.m. ET – Saturday, January 1 at 1 a.m. ET

(Friday, December 31 at 11 p.m. ET – Saturday, January 1 at 2 a.m. ET)

Just how close can you really get to wild animals? Each episode of FATAL ATTRACTIONS goes inside the homes of wild pet owners who insist that sharing their lives with deadly big cats, chimpanzees and venomous reptiles is worth the risk. Watch as exotic pet ownership cases are carefully re-enacted, scrutinized and questioned, and as owners unhesitatingly share their experiences and offer explanations as to why their love for these deadly animals is worth jeopardizing something horrible – even death.

CTV has won seven Media Innovation Awards – more than any other broadcaster – at last week’s 11th annual event honouring excellence in the planning and buying of media in the Canadian marketing/advertising sector in 2010.

CTV was recognized for a cross-section of marketing and advertising campaigns, including four awards for its Becel “Love Your Heart” campaign, consisting of the development of a short film that premiered during THE 82ND ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS®.  

CTV’s award-winning initiatives were developed, managed and executed by the CTV Brand Partnership team and various media agencies.  

The seven awards are:

·         Gold: Best in Integrated/Multi-Channel

Becel “Love Your Heart”

 

·         Gold: Best in Financial

TD Canada Trust “Up Close and Comfortable”

 

·         Silver: Best in Television

Becel “Love Your Heart”

 

·         Silver: Best Use of Content Integration and Branded Content

Becel “Love Your Heart”

 

·         Silver: Fast-Moving Consumer Goods

Smarties “Blue Room” – MMVAs

 

·         Bronze: Fast-Moving Consumer Goods

Becel “Love Your Heart”

 

·         Bronze: Best use of Content Integration and Branded Content

Microsoft Messenger “MTV Casting Call”

They have graced the covers of all the glossies and now their reign is headed North! Get ready to “keep up” with all the drama as Canadians won’t have to wait any longer to obsess about the fabulous femmes of E! who are taking the whole world by storm.

Starring sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloé, the channel’s ratings blockbuster and  #1 show, KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS, arrives with a three-day marathon of reality TV’s favourite family beginning Friday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. ET, until Sunday, Dec. 5 on E!.

The 30-minutes series settles into its regular time slot beginning Monday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. ET with six back-to-back episodes. The glamorous gals of E! continue to grab attention as South Beach sizzles with the premiere of KOURTNEY & KHLOÉ TAKE MIAMI on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 10 p.m. ET and the debut of blonde bombshell KENDRA on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 10 p.m. ET on E! (visit eonline.ca for more details).

The K four of a kind will also make their CTV debut during the E! sneak peak starting at 12 noon ET Saturday, Nov. 27 (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Created and executively produced by media powerhouse Ryan Seacrest, KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS has made the Kardashians a household name. Anchored by over-the-top momager Kris Jenner and her Olympic gold medalist husband and American Icon, Bruce Jenner, the series follows the lives and adventures of jet-setting and paparazzi-loving Kim, Kourtney, Khloé, Robert and the younger starlets-in-training, Kendall and Kylie.

Between press schedules and private parties, Kim’s relationship with NFL star Reggie Bush, Kourtney’s surprise pregnancy and domestic troubles to Khloé’s one-month courtship and extravagant wedding to Lakers forward Lamar Odom, the series continues to fascinate viewers and satisfy their guilty pleasures.

The success of the series has turned the Kadashians into a bona fide empire that includes Kim recently being named as one of NBC’s “People of the Year”, fragrances, clothing lines, endorsement deals, books, weekly magazine covers and millions of fans following their every move. It is no surprise that the Season 4 finale pulled in a record-breaking 4.8 million viewers making it the most-watched telecast in the history of E!, while the Season 5 premiere delivered 4.7 million viewers, making it the series’ most-watched season opener!

The cameras keep rolling when the Kardashian girls get a first-class ticket to South Beach with the debut of KOURTNEY & KHLOÉ TAKE MIAMI on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 10 p.m. ET with two back-to-back episodes. The sexy hookups, fiery feuds and non-stop partying are in full effect when the ambitious entrepreneurs open their high-end clothing boutique Dash on the glamorous Miami strip. Kourtney and Khloé bring their celebrity drama to town and prove that wherever they go, a Kardashian always makes the A-list.

Finally, baring it all on and off the camera former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner, Playboy model and world-wide sex symbol Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett knows what it’s like to be in the spotlight – and she’s relishing every hot minute. The curvaceous bombshell has graced the covers of numerous Playboy magazine covers and keeps People, US Weekly and In Touch on their toes each week. Now she’s traded Playmates for play-dates in KENDRA, debuting Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 10 p.m. ET.

The series follows her spontaneous and hilarious antics from leaving the Playboy mansion and making it on her own for the first time in her life. Fans have witnessed Kendra evolve from a goofy and sexy tomboy into a doting wife to tall, dark and handsome NFL wide-receiver Hank Baskett and the loving and nurturing mother to little Hank Jr. Throughout the season, viewers will share in Kendra and Hank’s challenges as the couple attempts to adjust to life in Middle America, deal with Kendra’s insecurities about her post-baby body and everything in between. Marriage and motherhood have never looked so good or quite so funny.

Bravo! offers viewers an original and compelling glimpse into the life and character of Mordecai Richler, one of Canada’s most controversial literary geniuses.

Commissioned by Bravo!, MORDECAI RICHLER: THE LAST OF THE WILD JEWS receives its world premiere on Sunday, December 19 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

Scheduled to air just days before the release of Barney’s Version, the film adaptation of Richler’s beloved final novel, and on the heels of Charlie Foran’s biography, Mordecai: The Life and Times, this Original Bravo! documentary sheds new light on Richler’s persona as the bad boy of Canadian literature.

Following Richler’s unique ascent through the ranks of Canadian culture, this documentary captures stolen moments in time as Richler takes his place among the “Wild Jews”. A cohort of great Jewish writers and intellectuals, the “Wild Jews”, famous for their cutting wit and affinity for troublemaking, would go on to become the most important writers of their generation by reshaping North American literature.

Revealing the stories behind the men, Bravo! explores the making of Mordecai Richler and this generation of Jewish visionaries such as Saul Bellow (Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Humboldt’s Gift), Philip Roth (Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Pastoral) , Norman Mailer (two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Armies of the Night and The Executioner’s Song), Lenny Bruce (comedian and satirist) and more.

MORDECAI RICHLER: THE LAST OF THE WILD JEWS is packed full of candid conversations with famous Richler comrades like Margaret Atwood, Rex Murphy (Canadian commentator and author), Adam Gopnick (essayist and staff writer,The New Yorker), Louise Dennys (Executive Vice-President, Random House of Canada) and more. In conjunction with archival footage and lost photographs, including the private chronicles of wife Florence Richler, this visual portrait digs deep into the vault of Richler’s life to thoroughly profile his Jewish upbringing in Quebec and the undeniable impact of the “Wild Jews” on North American culture.

Directed by award-winning Quebec filmmaker Francine Pelletier, MORDECAI RICHLER: THE LAST OF THE WILD JEWS was produced and developed by Motsjo Inc. in association with Bravo!, a division of CTV Limited.

MORDECAI RICHLER: THE LAST OF THE WILD JEWS repeats on Saturday, December 25 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.

This winter, Showcase’s all-new programming lineup includes action-packed espionage, a brazen mediator and a doubled-crossed detective. The channel ushers in three exclusive programs – the sleek spy series Covert Affairs, chic legal drama Fairly Legal and exceptional British crime drama Luther.

Rounding out the schedule is the fireball return of Burn Notice, season two. All the action begins January 4, 2011.

The winter lineup kicks off with the 90-minute can’t-miss premiere of the smash-hit series Covert Affairs. Hailed by critics as “fast-paced, fun and every bit as charming” (LA Times), Covert Affairs introduces Showcase viewers to Annie Walker (Coyote Ugly’s Piper Perabo), a young CIA trainee thrust into the inner sanctum of the agency.

Appearing to be promoted to field operative for her exceptional linguistic skills, her CIA bosses really chose her to execute their own agenda. Covert Affairs co-stars Christopher Gorham (Ugly Betty) as Auggie Anderson, Peter Gallagher (The O.C.) as CIA Director Arthur Campbell and Canadian starlet Kari Matchett (Invasion) as Joan, Arthur’s wife. Covert Affairs airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning January 9.

Legal dramedy Fairly Legal premieres on Showcase with a 90-minute episode hot on the heels of its U.S. launch. The series centres on Kate Reed (Sarah Shahi; The L Word), a top litigator at her family’s law firm. Fed up with the daily injustices of the system, she decides to become a mediator.

Boasting legal smarts, savvy, and intuition, Kate is a natural at resolving any conflict – except when it comes to her personal life. Fairly Legal co-stars Virginia Williams (The O.C.) as Lauren, Kate’s wicked stepmother who happens to be her new boss, Michael Trucco (Battlestar Gallactica) as Patrick, Kate’s soon-to-be-ex-husband and Baron Vaughn (Invasion) as Leonardo, Kate’s geek-chic trustworthy assistant. Fairly Legal airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning January 31.

Returning for a sizzling second season in Burn Notice, Michael Weston (Jeffrey Donovan) is on a dangerous new mission that could give him clues about his burn notice. Armed again with his trustworthy sidekicks Sam (Bruce Campbell) and Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar), he continues to help those less fortunate while struggling to put his life back together. Burn Notice, season two airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning January 4.

Critically acclaimed BBC psychological crime thriller Luther stars Idris Elba (The Wire) as John Luther, a police detective with London’s Serious Crime Unit. Returning to work following a mental breakdown due to a traumatic investigation, he struggles to balance the psychological demands of his work at the same time as trying to save his crumbling marriage to his wife, Zoe (Indira Varma; Rome, Human Target). A brilliant, but severely damaged man, Luther battles his own demons, making him as dangerous as the murderers he hunts. Luther airs Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning January 7.

Movies get top billing on Saturday nights this Winter with the Showcase Saturday Night Movie block. The block features an unprecedented number of big-ticket, blockbuster Hollywood movies straight off-pay, including:

·         Hancock – Starring Will Smith and Charlize Theron.

·         Iron Man – Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeff Bridges.

·         Step Brothers – Starring Will Farrell and John C. Reilly.

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist – Starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop – Starring Kevin James.

 

Full episodes of Covert Affairs, Fairly Legal and Burn Notice will be available on Showcase.ca the day after broadcast.

10 p.m. ET/PT – Wednesday, November 24 on Space

Episodic information is currently not available. Please visit www.ctvmedia.ca/space for update.