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THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE **SEASON PREMIERE**

Thursday, January 3 – 9pm

Donald Trump returns to New York City with an all-star celebrity lineup of candidates including William Baldwin and KISS rocker, Gene Simmons. Contestants will not be vying for a job with Donald Trump, but the business-savvy celebrity contestants will be working towards a greater goal — as they raise over a million dollars for their various charities throughout the season. Not only will the final winner be crowned the first ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ but he or she will also have the honor of delivering a $250,000 bonus cheque to their designated charity.

GLOBAL TELEVISION CONTINUES STELLAR PERFORMANCE THROUGHOUT FALL SEASON

NETWORK DOMINATES TOP 10 IN KEY MARKETS

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HOUSE IS CANADA’S #1 SERIES

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CANADA’S FAVOURITES RETURN IN JANUARY 2008

Three months following the launch of the Fall Season, Global Television continues to rise to the occasion and deliver the goods. House is the country’s #1 series, averaging nearly 2.8 million viewers per episode. Now in its fourth season, House has steadily increased its audience by 16% in the key demo Adults 18-49 and total viewers.

Additionally, Global’s Top 10 numbers are building in the three key metered markets: five of the top shows in both Toronto and Vancouver, and six in Calgary, maintaining its competitive edge within the television landscape.

While on the home front, Canadian Original productions have taken the lead with Are You Smarter Than a Canadian 5th Grader? and Entertainment Tonight Canada – capping off the fall season as the #1 Original Series and the #1 Entertainment News Magazine, respectively, for the key demo A18-49 nationally.

Global’s momentum carries forward into the New Year, with a proven powerhouse line-up of returning fan favourites including: The Celebrity Apprentice, Survivor, Prison Break, and the highly anticipated launch of the new Canadian Original Series, The Guard – complete list below.

All New Seasons & Specials:

The Celebrity Apprentice – Thurs., January 3 – 9pm ET/PT

The Guard (New Canadian Original Series) – Tues., January 22 – 10pm ET/PT

Survivor – Thurs., February 7 – 8pm ET/PT

50th Grammy Awards – Sun., February 10 – 8pm ET/PT

Big Brother – Tuesdays – 9pm, Wednesdays & Sundays – 8pm ET/PT, starting February 12

All New Episodes:

Back to You

Bones

‘da Kink in my Hair

House

Las Vegas

My Name is Earl

Prison Break

Shark

The Simpsons

103rd ANNUAL SANTA CLAUS PARADE
Sunday, December 23, 10:30am ET/PT

Hosts Leslie Roberts and Susan Hay provide (red and green) colour commentary for one of Toronto’s favourite seasonal celebrations, complete with traditional favourite floats, creative new entries and
jolly old St. Nick himself. Taped November 18, 2007.

‘FAMILY GUY’ MARATHON
Tuesday, January 1 – 12-6pm & 8-11:30pm ET/PT

Kick off 2008 in outrageous, dysfunctional form with the animated antics of the Griffin family.

‘KID NATION’ MARATHON
Sunday, December 30 – 11am-Midnight ET/PT

Forty over-achieving youths get the chance to create their own society in this compelling, and controversial, reality series. Viewers can catch all 13 episodes, from the debut right through to the finale.

‘FRIENDS’ MARATHON
Saturday, December 29 – 2-5pm ET/PT

TV lovers can spend Saturday with a set of six episodes surrounding this famous sextet of sexy New Yorkers.

‘FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR’ MARATHON
Friday, December 28 – 12-5pm ET/PT

An afternoon of fish-out-of-water fun, featuring big screen icon Will Smith’s smash hit sitcom.

‘SEINFELD’ MARATHON
Thursday, December 27 – 12-5pm ET/PT

Scheduled to combat the post-Festivus blues: 10 back-to-back episodes of television’s most hilarious and influential sitcom.

‘BEVERLY HILLS, 90210’ MARATHON
Wednesday, December 26 – 10am-10pm ET/PT

TVtropolis adds Dylan, Brenda, Kelly and a little southern California heat with 12 of the most memorable 90210 instalments from the series’ early years.

‘FRASIER’ MARATHON
Tuesday, December 25 – 12-5pm ET/PT

It’s a Christmas with class: 10 of the funniest episodes featuring Seattle’s most cerebral radio host, Dr. Frasier Crane and his quirky family.