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The countdown is on. Scratch that gossip itch and indulge as CTV announces the programming lineup and launch strategy for the return of the world’s top entertainment brand to Canada.

E! Entertainment Television explodes onto Canadian airwaves on Monday, November 29 with a week-long sneak peek of the famous E! programming viewers can come to expect from the new specialty channel, including all the hook-ups, break-ups and make-ups that star-struck fans can stand.

E! rolls out the red carpet for viewers on Launch Day with the day-and-date premieres of both E! NEWS and CHELSEA LATELY on Nov. 29. Throughout the week, E! presents a tease of its schedule with special programming featuring all the glitz, gossip and glamour of Hollywood, providing viewers with a taste of all the spicy antics yet to come.

Then, beginning Friday, December 3 at 6 p.m. ET, it’s all Kim, all Khloe, all Kourtney, all the time: a 29-hour, three-day marathon of E!’s record-breaking #1 series, KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS.

After the week-long overdose of celebrity culture and La-La Land scandal, E! settles into its regular schedule on Sunday, December 5 with the premieres of KOURTNEY & KHLOE TAKE MIAMI, followed by the debuts of KENDRA (Dec. 7), TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY (Dec. 8), THE SOUP (Dec. 10), FASHION POLICE (Dec. 10), MARRIED TO ROCK (Dec. 12) and BRIDALPLASTY (Dec. 12). Visit to confirm local listings.

“Our goal is to present E! programming day-and-date with the U.S., so our launch strategy allows Canadians to get caught up with E!’s franchise series,” said Joanna Webb, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Inc. “Additionally, pairing ETALK with E! NEWS weeknights solidifies E! as this country’s destination for all things celebrity, entertainment and lifestyle.”


A quick look at the E! schedule (subject to change):




Monday – Friday, 6 p.m. ET & 11:30 p.m. ET

E! launches the night with Canada’s first look at  entertainment headlines from Canada’s most-watched entertainment newsmagazine. Hosts Ben Mulroney and Tanya Kim are front-and-centre delivering up-to-the minute news in film, television, music and more.



Monday – Friday, 7 p.m. ET, Saturday, 9 a.m.  ET and Sunday, 11 a.m. ET

In a city that changes trends like most people change underwear, it’s important to get groundbreaking news right away…and hosts Ryan Seacrest and Guiliana Rancic tap into Hollywood as it happens. Tune in daily for breaking Hollywood news, up-to-the-minute scoops on the latest trends, movie deals, award show moments and celebrity unions and break-ups.



Monday – Friday, 11 p.m. ET

Chelsea Handler’s quick-witted commentary and refreshing approach brings a unique perspective on pop culture and entertainment news with her hilarious round table guests, out-of-the-ordinary interviews, and comedic field pieces.



MARRIED TO ROCK (8-9 p.m. ET, 2 x :30)

What happens when a rock star finds true love? He puts a ring on it! Meet the beauties behind the beat of musicians from Jane’s Addiction, The Cult, Billy Idol and Guns N’ Roses. They’re going on the road, raising kids and cookin’ up trouble at home. Hold on to your back-stage passes as this promises to be a rockin’ new series.


BRIDALPLASTY (9 p.m. ET, 1 x :60)

Hosted by Shanna Moakler, 12 brides compete for the chance to make their plastic surgery dreams come true. With every challenge, a lucky lady wins one procedure off her wish list. Which winning bride will be unveiled at the altar with a completely new look? Viewers-and one anxious groom-will have to wait to find out!


KOURTNEY & KHLOE TAKE MIAMI (10-11 p.m. ET, 2 x :30)

They may be coming to Miami to open a new Dash store, but when Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian leave Mom and Kim behind, they take full advantage of their new home away from home. From shopping to partying to hooking up, this summer’s all about fun!




Canadian viewers can catch up to the shenanigans on E!’s #1 series Monday nights before the all-new KOURTNEY AND KIM TAKE NEW YORK premieres in the new year. Tabloid princess Kim Kardashian and her colourful blended family are the subjects of this reality series that chronicles their often chaotic domestic life together. Although often at odds, especially Kim and sisters Kourtney and Khloe, they always support one another in the end.




KENDRA (10-11 p.m. ET, 2 x :30)

Playmate Kendra Wilkinson has moved out of the mansion and is on her own for the first time in her life. We see what it’s like for one of Hugh Hefner’s former girlfriends as she attempts to build her career, plan a wedding, and make a life for herself.




Want the inside scoop on Tinseltown’s steamiest secrets? E!’s EMMY®-nominated documentary series TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORIES provides the real story on the shows, the stars and the secrets of the Hollywood elite, including Taylor Swift, Bret Michaels, Tiger Woods, Charlie Sheen, Adam Lambert and many more. Additionally, E! dials into celebrity profiles and showbiz gossip with E! ENTERTAINMENT SPECIALS such as Jersey Shore Unleashed, Justin Bieber: My World, Maxim Celebrity Beach Watch: 15 Hottest Bods, Women of the Forbes Celebrity 100,  and Kiss and Tell: The Other Woman Speaks.



THE SOUP (10 – 10:30 p.m. ET)

Host Joel McHale highlights the best reality TV clips of the week, with biting commentary, hilarious skits and his ever-present sidekick Chihuahua, Lou. It’s the meatiest, juiciest sarcastic-est show on television.


FASHION POLICE (10:30 – 11 p.m. ET)

Joan Rivers brings her notorious and no-holds-barred fashion and pop culture commentary to viewers in this new weekly series co-hosted by E! NEWS’s Giuliana Rancic, red carpet regular Kelly Osbourne, and Hollywood stylist George Kotsiopolis.



E! MARATHONS (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Each weekend, E! presents back-to-back celeb-packed marathons, whether from series, E! SPECIALS, E! ORIGINALS or TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY.


Additional programming details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Sundays at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT

LOOK-A-LIKE follows regular people, step-by-step, as they undergo an extensive makeover by the Style Team, including hair, make-up, and wardrobe. The lucky makeover subjects are transformed into their favourite film or television actors, singers or other famous personalities. Continuing the new season, are the convincing LOOK-A-LIKE’s of Joe Jonas (Dec. 6), Jessica Simpson (Dec. 13), Lindsay Lohan (Dec. 20), and Vanessa Hudgeons (Dec. 27). The Style Team providing the VIP treatment consists of Paul Venoit (Make-Up Artist), Jeffrey Altenburg (Hairstylist), Alissia Marciano (Fashion Stylist) and Richard Sibbald (Photographer).

Sundays at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT

This winter, Star! delivers a collection of movies every week as part of the channel’s STAR! ATTRACTION line-up. Included in the list this holiday season are the Star! premieres of Drop Dead Gorgeous (Dec. 6) starring Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, Kirstie Alley, and Amy Adams; the Academy Award®-winning romantic-drama Shakespeare In Love (Dec. 20) starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, and Judi Dench; and the 70s themed disco-flick 54 (Dec. 27) starring Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Neve Campbell, and Mike Myers.

Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT (Beginning December 5)

Supermodel siren Lisa Snowdon returns to front the fourth cycle of BRITAIN’S NEXT TOP MODEL. Two fresh faces join the famously fearsome judging panel, including the show’s new Creative Director Gerry DeVeaux and Icelandic ex-supermodel turned fashion photographer Huggy Ragnarsson. BRITAIN’S NEXT TOP MODEL is based on the American version of the hit franchise and follows 14 women as they compete for the title of BRITAIN’S NEXT TOP MODEL and a chance to jumpstart their modeling career.

Sunday, September 27 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT

Before Madonna’s third greatest hits album Celebration hits shelves and online this week, Star! offers viewers and fans alike an inside look into the ‘Material Girl’s’ life with her documentary I’m Going to Tell You a Secret. Considered the follow-up to 1991’s Truth or Dare, the film follows the pop-singer on her successful Re-Invention World Tour, chronicling rehearsals, opening night, and continuing all the way through the final show and her visit to Israel.

The hottest makeover series on television, LOOK-A-LIKE returns for its sixth season beginning Sunday, September 20 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Star! – Canada’s Entertainment Channel.  The original Canadian production follows everyday ordinary people as they undergo extensive makeovers including hair, make-up, and wardrobe, ultimately transforming their looks into those of their favourite Hollywood celebrity. Produced by Kaleidoscope Entertainment in association with Star!, LOOK-A-LIKE kicks off its new season by channeling Twilight’s Kristen Stewart, followed by Joe Jonas, Lauren Conrad, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Megan Fox, P. Diddy, and more!

Viewers witness sensational head-to-toe makeovers led by top celebrity stylists including the industry’s most sought-after make-up artist, Paul Venoit, award-winning hair stylist Jeffrey Altenburg, and fashion stylist to the stars, Alissia Marciano. Season 6 also welcomes back photographer Richard Sibbald who completes the LOOK-A-LIKE Style Team.  Esteemed photographer, Richard Sibbald has captured a wide variety of celebrities and subjects including Jack White and Alicia Keyes. Sibbald sets up glamourous photo shoots for the celebrity doubles and makes them feel like stars in their own right.

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Sundays at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (beginning Sept. 20)

LOOK-A-LIKE follows regular people, step-by-step, as they undergo an extensive makeover by the Style Team, including hair, make-up and wardrobe, in order to be transformed into their favourite film or television actors, singers or other famous personalities. Kicking off the new season (Sept. 20) is a convincing Kristen Stewart (Twilight) LOOK-A-LIKE. Season 6 also showcases the LOOK-A-LIKE’s of Joe Jonas, Lauren Conrad, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Megan Fox, and more! The Style Team providing the VIP treatment consists of Paul Venoit (Make-Up Artist), Jeffrey Altenburg (Hairstylist), Alissia Marciano (Fashion Stylist) and David Goldman (Photographer).

Sundays at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT (beginning Sept. 20)

Star! gives viewers who missed the week’s Hollywood headlines a chance to get caught up with EXTRA WEEKEND. Airing Sunday afternoon, EXTRA’s weekend edition is hosted by Tanika Ray and summarizes all of the preceding week’s hot stories and scandals in one jam-packed hour.

Weeknights at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT (beginning Sept. 14)

Star! offers viewers the choice of seeing the best talk shows on television back-to-back at convenient times. THE DR. OZ SHOW completes Star!’s three hour ‘Talk Block’ which runs weeknights from 8 p.m. ET – 11 p.m. ET. Best known as the premiere health expert on THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW, Dr. Mehmet C. Oz hosts his own syndicated talk show. Co-produced by Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures Television, THE DR. OZ SHOW is a multi-topic, multi-segment health and wellness talk show that offers topical newsworthy information, inspiring stories, and branded elements in an upbeat and entertaining format featuring Dr. Oz’s unique point of view.

Viewers can also catch same day episodes of THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW (8 p.m. ET), followed by the ladies of THE VIEW (9 p.m. ET), and THE DR. OZ SHOW (10 p.m. ET). And because not all viewers are night owls, Star! also offers a dose of late night shenanigans in the afternoon with LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON (3 p.m. ET) and THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH CONAN O’BRIEN (4 p.m. ET).

Weekdays at 5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT (beginning Sept. 14)

Star!, Canada’s Entertainment Channel, adds another dosage of celebrity news, rumours, and reports to its programming schedule with the addition of EXTRA – TV’s second longest-running entertainment newsmagazine. EXTRA is the fourth celebrity news program to be added to Star!’s Entertainment Block, which now spans a full two hours weeknights from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET. Airing after ACCESS HOLLYWOOD (5 p.m.) and before ETALK (6 p.m.) and TMZ (6:30 p.m.), EXTRA continues its tradition of putting a fresh, fun spin on covering Hollywood’s biggest stars. Hosted by Mario Lopez (DANCING WITH THE STARS, AMERICA’S BEST DANCE CREW), EXTRA brings viewers raw moments from the red carpets and exclusive interviews with Hollywood’s A-list; plus, insights about health, fitness, and finance.