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CTV announced today its hot mid-season schedules, including the much buzzed-about psychological thriller, The Following (Jan. 21) and new original drama series Motive (Feb. 3).

The two series are among seven brand-new programs coming to CTV and CTV Two in 2013, including Do No Harm (Jan. 31), Golden Boy (March 8), Cult (Feb. 19), Red Widow (March 3), and Family Tools (May 1).

The CTV schedule is also bolstered by the return of ratings stalwart American Idol, critical darling Smash, and a new season of Top 3 hit The Amazing Race. Continue reading »

Monday, Dec. 10
DISNEY HOLIDAY DÉCOR: Marilyn’s design experts AMANDA FORREST and ANDREW PIKE visit the Magic Kingdom and get a glimpse of the incredible holiday decorating at Walt Disney World. Then, the design duo present four different tree decorating themes for the studio audience.
ANNA BOIARDI: Chef Boyardee’s grandniece shares her easy pasta dinners, ideal for busy families during the holidays. Continue reading »

Monday, Dec. 10
FITNESS GIFTS: CANADA AM’s fitness specialist Libby Norris gives some gift ideas that any health enthusiast would wish for.
GRACE, GOLD, & GLORY: U.S. Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas talks to CANADA AM about her heart-warming and compelling memoir describing how she made it to the top of podium against all odds.
HOLIDAY GLAMOUR: Derrick Rutledge, the celebrity makeup artist whose clients include Michelle Obama and Oprah, gives CANADA AM some easy suggestions on how to get glam for the holidays. Continue reading »

eTalk

7:00pm – Monday, December 31 on CTV

Ben Mulroney and Lainey Liu host ETALK’s third annual gossip special. Totally uncensored and candid, the hosts sound off on the most outrageous and biggest celebrity stories of the year and crown their winners and losers of 2012.

8:00pm – Friday, December 28 on CTV

Featuring stunning dance sequences that combine cutting edge hip-hop dance moves with stylized classic disco, the Gemini Award nominated CTV original movie TURN THE BEAT AROUND follows dancer Zoe Benjamin (Romina D’Ugo, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA) as she strives to make it in the cutthroat L.A. dance scene.

7:00pm – Sunday, December 30 on CTV

When Joe Spring (Dustin Milligan, DaVinci’s City Hall, Alice I Think) goes missing in the rugged mountains of British Columbia, it is up to his mother Teresa (Kelly Rowan, THE O.C.) to launch an intensive hunt to find her son and piece together the mystery of Joe’s last few days. As each day passes and Joe’s whereabouts remain unknown, his family is faced with the horrifying reality that he may never return, threatening to destroy their lives and break them apart. During her search, Teresa makes the disturbing discovery that she may not know who Joe really is and is confronted with the fact that it may be too late to save him. In a race against hope, Teresa must unite her family and rally a community to save her son’s life. The Gemini nominated film EIGHT DAYS TO LIVE celebrates the heroism of an ordinary family — and a mother’s unwavering determination to find her missing son.

8:00pm – Thursday, December 27 on CTV

CAMILLA is a heart-warming comedy about two women (Academy Award-winner Jessica Tandy, Driving Miss Daisy, and Bridget Fonda, THE CHRIS ISAAK SHOW) who become fast friends and hit the road for the adventure of a lifetime. While a confused husband, a desperate son, and a long-lost love frantically try to track them down, the women find themselves in some funny but tricky situations.

8:00pm – Friday, December 28 on CTV

In the film CAKE, a family emergency puts Pippa McGee (Heather Graham, The Hangover) in the editor’s chair at Wedding Bells, the magazine she’d be least-likely to read. She doesn’t see the value of marriage much less the point of weddings and wedding magazines. Meanwhile, Pippa’s mistrust of commitment is tested by her involvement with a photographer named Hemingway (Taye Diggs, Our Family Wedding) and her interactions with Ian (David Sutcliffe, Under the Tuscan Sun), her father’s second-in-command.

8:00pm – Thursday, December 20 on CTV

After grueling auditions, breath-taking performances, and heartbreaking eliminations, THE X FACTOR will be crowned during the two-hour live finale.

7:00pm – Wednesday, December 26 on CTV

In the action film TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf, Eagle Eye) leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers’ war.