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With 1.5 million total viewers, and 778,000 viewers 18-49, “Are You Smarter Than a Canadian 5th Grader” roared in, rated as the most-watched premiere of any new Canadian show on any network this season.

The much-loved quizzer topped the recent premiere of Corner Gas by 69% among viewers 18-49 and by 21% for total viewers…and that of Little Mosque by 124% and 88% respectively.

(All data BBM Nielsen Media Research based on Adults 18-49 unless otherwise indicated.)

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ONE-TIME ONLY PRE-RELEASE: Monday, November 5 – 7pm ET/PT

Peter and Caitlin learn about the end stage affects of the Heroes virus.

Many of the Heroes work together to fight the nightmare-man. West meets HRG. Hiro and Kensei’s journey comes to a head.

Guest starring Shalim Ortiz (Alejandro), Adair Tishler (Molly Walker), Jimmy Jean-Louis (Mysterious Haitian).

SPECIAL TWO-HOUR EPISODE: Monday, November 5 – 7pm ET/PT

When an inmate is found murdered, Whistler becomes the prime suspect and Michael must prove his innocence in order to save his life.

Michael demands evidence from Susan that Sarah is alive, or he will cancel the escape.

Lincoln and Sofia monitor the guards’ morning rituals; Mahone gets an offer that may get him a ticket out of Sona.

2-PART 100th EPISODE SPECIAL: Sunday, November 4 – 9pm ET/PT

Lois and Peter sail off on a cruise. Jealous that he was left behind, Stewie’s matricidal tendencies are rekindled.

When Brian challenges him to actually do it, Stewie carries out his diabolical plan.

Part 2 of the landmark episode to air the following Sunday, November 11th.

HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: Sunday, November 4 – 8pm ET/PT

Back with a new bag of tricks..audiences are sure to get a treat out of the 18th installment of The Simpsons Halloween special, “Treehouse of Horror”.

This year fans will get spooked with parodies of the films “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” and famous sci-fi flick, “ET”.


Sunday, October 28 – 7:30pm ET/PT

Direct from Regina, ET Canada’s Senior Reporter, Roz Weston, will welcome the stars to the 22nd Annual Gemini Awards as they walk the Red Carpet on their way to Canada’s very own celebration of excellence in film and television.

Immediately following, viewers can tune in for the Awards Gala broadcast on CBC at 8pm ET/PT.

Note: Regularly scheduled ‘da Kink in my Hair will return to its timeslot of 7:30pm ET/PT on November 4th.

On Sunday, November 18 – 4pm ET tune in for full coverage of the Parade’s 103rd Edition, direct from Toronto. Co-hosts Susan Hay and Leslie Roberts return to welcome fans and provide colour commentary throughout one of the season’s most cherished celebration.

“For the 23rd consecutive year, Global Television is proud to return as the Parade’s Official Broadcaster, and bring all the excitement of the Holiday season to generations of loyal fans nationwide,” said Christine Shipton, Vice President, Original Programming for CanWest MediaWorks. “We’re delighted that we can share this annual event with all of Canada, and mark the start of the Holiday season in festive style.”

Starting from Bloor and Christie Streets on Toronto’s West side, and completing its Eastbound run at the corner of Front and Church, the Parade will feature all the old favourites – including the much loved Mother Goose Float, and crowd pleasers, the ‘Upside-Down Clowns’ – along with a dazzling medley of all-new floats featuring brand new themes. Filling the streets to capacity, the Parade brings out an estimated hundreds of thousands of spectators every year, far and away the city’s single-most attended event.

Global’s complete Parade broadcast will be available to viewers online at starting Monday, November 19th through to New Year’s Day.

The Santa Claus Parade is seen across the world by millions of viewers in Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Norway through the “Operation Santa Network”.

For further details on The Toronto Santa Claus Parade, please visit:




(Toronto, October 15, 2007) Global National with Kevin Newman, Canada’s most-watched national newscast, has been named Best Newscast at the 22nd Annual Gemini Awards. In addition, Global Television’s “Global Currents” was awarded Best Documentary Series for its 2006 premiere season. Select news awards were handed out earlier this evening at a gala event at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex in Toronto.

“It is a huge honour for us to receive this recognition from our industry peers and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television,” said Steve Wyatt, Global Television’s Senior Vice-President of News and Information. “This confirms what the majority of news viewers already know, that Global National with Kevin Newman is the best national newscast in the country. We’re extremely proud of what our Global National news team have achieved and the hard work they put in each and everyday.”

Global National received the Best Newscast Award for its stellar newscasts including its October 9, 2006 broadcast where two-time Gemini Award winner Kevin Newman anchored live, and on-location from the front lines of Afghanistan, bringing viewers first-hand insight and perspective on Canada’s part in the war against terror.

Also winning for the first time, highly-acclaimed “Global Currents” was named Best Documentary Series for its fall 2006 premiere season, hosted by anchor Kevin Newman. The weekly, one-hour, independently-produced documentary series features the talents of Canada’s best socio-political, environmental, humanist and scientific documentary filmmakers. Documentaries in the first season included “Greenpeace: Making a Stand,” “Healthcare 911,” “Damage Done: The Drug War Odyssey,” and “Breaking Ranks.”

“On the heels of our first successful season, we are thrilled to have Global Currents recognized by the Academy as Best Documentary Series,” said Christine Shipton, Vice-President of Original Programming. “We are so proud to have partnered with some of the most talented independent producers in our country to bring these important social issues to the forefront for all Canadians.”

The Best News Anchor award, of which Kevin Newman is nominated, will be handed out on October 28th at the main gala in Regina.

About Global National:
Global National with Kevin Newman is Canada’s most-watched national newscast ( Currently in its sixth season, the multi-award-winning half-hour newscast is broadcast live seven days a week at 5:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. in the Maritimes) from its national news centre in Vancouver, B.C., with news bureaus and correspondents in every major city in Canada, as well as Washington, D.C. Global National provides an early evening national news alternative with a distinctive voice and approach to the day’s top stories.


At age 36, Peter is the youngest brother in a family of 6 boys that grew up in small town Nova Scotia. He is an air traffic controller which is his 3rd major career choice and he plans to stick with it.

Peter Hazelton

He has been married to his wife Kelly for 12 years and has a 15-month-old son, Jack. Friends and family describe Peter as a bit silly but loveable.

If he won some money on the show he would love to allow his wife to stay home with their son.


Sandra is a 29-year-old single woman who is a professor at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is a very confident and sassy person with a great sense of humour. She is a first generation Canadian, her father is from Transylvania and her mother is from Hungary.

Sandra Zichermann

She talks of her parents inspiring her to go after what she wants in life. Sandra is very proud of her accomplishments. She has 3 degrees, a BA from York University, a Corporate Communications Post Grad degree and a Masters degree in Communication and Culture. Sandra is currently working towards a Doctorate Degree in Sociology at the University of Toronto.