The final scene has been shot. Episode #107 is now in the can. The goodbyes have been said. And now it’s time to give thanks for Canada’s history-making comedy series, Corner Gas.

With production officially wrapped this past weekend, CTV announced today that the sixth and final season of Corner Gas will premiere Thanksgiving Monday, October 13 at 9:30 p.m. ET. The 19, hilarious new episodes also air Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The Comedy Network (beginning October 18), on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca and on the go at iTunes.ca.

CTV continues to give thanks to Corner Gas with a special Thanksgiving edition of eTalk at 7 p.m. on October 13. The half-hour special provides a sneak peek at the all-new season and also takes a look back at the past five seasons.

“Thank heaven for Corner Gas,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “This is the series that changed the game for Canadian television, and we are all thankful for that. In addition to entertaining millions, Corner Gas has inspired confidence in the industry, paving the way for so many other successful Canadian series that have followed. Congratulations – and thank you – to Brent Butt, the cast and crew as we embark on these final 19 episodes.”

In Season 6, there’s still not a lot going on 40 miles from nowhere. In the premiere episode (Oct. 13), Brent enters a reluctant Lacey into an eating contest, tarnishing his well-earned reputation. At the Leroy’s, Emma’s new mp3 player allows Oscar to get away with a bit too much. Also in Season 6:

* Brent competes with Lacey and Hank to prove he is Dog River’s biggest Saskatchewan Roughriders fan
* Davis is sent on a sensitivity course after making too many blonde jokes at Karen’s expense, and comes back worse off than before he left
* Oscar and Emma enjoy Lacey’s company in their new hot tub a lot more than Lacey enjoys theirs
* Wanda’s life changes when she inherits her uncle’s motorcycle
* Karen tries to convince Dog River that she is not the crazy cat lady

Corner Gas 2008

Special guest stars featured in Season 6 include Michael Bublé, Gordon Pinsent and David Suzuki, among others.

Originally developed by Brent Butt for The Comedy Network and CTV, Corner Gas began production in the summer of 2003. It premiered on January 22, 2004 on CTV with 1.15 million viewers – and has not delivered less than a million viewers for an original episode since.* The series, which currently airs in over two dozen countries worldwide, went on to become a cultural phenomenon, spawning a chart-topping book, sold-out comedy tours, a successful line of clothing and merchandise, a top-selling series of DVDs and a thriving tourist industry in Rouleau, Saskatchewan, where Corner Gas is filmed. By the time the series concludes in Spring 2009, 107 episodes of the half-hour series will have aired.

Viewers eager for more Corner Gas can watch episodes on demand on The CTV Video Player at CTV.ca and thecomedynetwork.ca. Full episodes are available for free at 9 a.m. ET the day following each television broadcast.

In addition to the Season 6 premiere, viewers can look forward to the release of the Corner Gas Season 5 DVD package from CTV and Video Service Corporation on October 7. The bobble-head themed Season 5 DVD set features all 19 half-hour episodes in a three-disc DVD package, presented in 5.1 or stereo sound. Available in stores across Canada, with a suggested retail price of $39.98, each package also includes special Corner Gas character mash-ups, a music video for theme song “My Happy Place” and hilarious bloopers. Each DVD will also contain a $15 coupon for a discount on a Corner Gas mechanic shirt in either black or blue at the Corner Gas web store at www.cornergas.com. The DVDs of the first four seasons have sold in excess of 400,000 units in Canada.

Season 6 promises more of the laughs that have made Dog River a favourite Canadian television destination for five seasons. The laughs come courtesy of a six-person writing team, led by Brent Butt, and also including Supervising Producer Kevin White (This Hour Has 22 Minutes) and Mark Farrell (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Made In Canada) as producer/writer; Emmy winner Norm Hiscock (Saturday Night Live, King Of The Hill, Kids In The Hall) as consulting producer/writer; Andrew Carr (Comics) as story editor/writer, and Dylan Wertz as story editor/writer.

The entire Corner Gas ensemble cast returns for Season 6, which was filmed at Regina’s Canada/Saskatchewan Production Studios, and on location in neighbouring Rouleau. Brent Butt returns in his popular role as gas station proprietor Brent Leroy. For the fourth year, Brent will add to his already impressive list of credits including star, writer and executive producer, and direct an episode of Corner Gas.

Also returning are Saskatchewan natives and Gemini Award winners Eric Peterson and Janet Wright as his parents Oscar and Emma; Gabrielle Miller as coffee shop owner Lacey Burrows; Fred Ewanuick as best friend Hank Yarbo; Lorne Cardinal and Tara Spencer-Nairn as police officers Davis Quinton and Karen Pelly; and Nancy Robertson as retail assistant Wanda Dollard. With their return, Corner Gas remains the only network comedy series to be based and shot entirely in Saskatchewan.

For five consecutive seasons Corner Gas has been Canada’s No.1 comedy series (Canadian or American) and the most-watched Canadian scripted series. Season 5 finished its 19-episode run with an average audience of 1.3 million viewers out of simulcast, and often among Canada’s Top 20 list of most watched programs.*

Corner Gas has been nominated almost 70 times for numerous awards, including an International Emmy Award, Gemini Awards, Leo Awards, Director’s Guild of Canada Awards, Canadian Screenwriting Awards and Canadian Comedy Awards. The series has won six Gemini Awards, including Best Comedy Series.

The success of Season 5 was recently recognized with four Gemini Award nominations, including Best Comedy Program or Series, Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series, Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series and Best Photography in a Comedy, Variety or Performing Arts Program or Series. Season 5 of Corner Gas is also up for an impressive seven Canadian Comedy Awards, including Direction: Series, two for Direction: Special or Episode, Writing: Special or Episode, Writing: Series, Male Performance, and Female Performance. The series is also nominated for a 2008 Directors Guild of Canada Award for Team Television Series – Comedy.

Corner Gas is produced in association with CTV by Prairie Pants Productions, comprised of Virginia Thompson (Incredible Story Studio, renegadepress.com) of Vérité Films and 335 Productions, a partnership of Brent Butt and David Storey (Blackfly, The Seán Cullen Show). Michelle Daly is Director of Content for The Comedy Network. Ed Robinson is Executive Vice-President, Programming, CTV Inc. and President and General Manager, The Comedy Network and SPACE. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.

CTV, Canada’s largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the number-one national newscast, CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson, and is the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTV owns 21 conventional television stations across Canada and has interests in 15 specialty channels, including the number-one Canadian specialty channel, TSN. CTV is owned by CTVglobemedia, Canada’s premier multi-media company. More information about CTV may be found on the company Web site at www.ctv.ca.

Canada’s first and only specialty comedy service, The Comedy Network airs comedy of all kinds, 24 hours a day, across multiple platforms, including a revolutionary broadband service at thecomedynetwork.ca. Launched in October 1997, The Comedy Network broadcasts, uncut and uncensored, an eclectic mix of scripted, stand-up, sketch, improv, and animated comedy – as well as topical comedy talk shows, game shows and classic situation comedies. Offering an unrivalled slate of original Canadian programming, The Comedy Network reinvests nearly 50 per cent of its revenues into homegrown productions. The Comedy Network, a division of CTV Television Inc., is available to over five million households across the country. The Comedy Network is on Canada’s leading online network at www.thecomedynetwork.ca.

The 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards is on tonight.

Winners after the jump

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Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold in Entourage

*This is the third consecutive win for Jeremy Piven

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Jean Smart as Regina Newly in Samantha Who?

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Zeljko Ivanek as Ray Fiske in Damages

Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program
Louis J. Horvitz 80th Annual Academy Awards

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Dianne Wiest as Dr. Gina Toll in In Treatment

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program
The Colbert Report

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Laura Linney as Abigail Adams in John Adams

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
The Daily Show

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
Barry Sonnenfeld – Pushing Daisies

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
Tina Fay – 30 Rock

Outstanding Made For Television Movie
Recount

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Tom Wilkinson as Benjamin Franklin in John Adams

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Jay Roach Recount

Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Kirk Ellis for John Adams

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Dame Eileen Atkins as Miss Deborah Jenkyns in Cranford (MASTERPIECE)

Outstanding Reality-competition Program
The Amazing Race

*This is the sixth consecutive win

Outstanding Miniseries
John Adams

Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program
Don Rickles – The Don Rickles Project

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
Greg Yaitanes – House

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
Matthew Weiner – Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Paul Giamatti as John Adams in John Adams

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy – 30 Rock

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Glenn Close as Patty Hewes in Damages

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Bryan Cranston as Walt White – Breaking Bad

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon – 30 Rock

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality – Competition Program
Jeff Probst – Survivor

Outstanding Comedy Series
30 Rock

* This is the second consecutive win for 30 Rock

Outstanding Drama Series
Mad Men

Lethbridge, Alberta has a new star tonight as 22 year old Theo Tams became the sixth winner of Canadian Idol.

Tams will release his debut single titled Sing which is expected to debut at #1 on the Canadian Charts.

Theo beat 22 year old Mitch MacDonald from Port Hood Nova Scotia who had been criticized for his pitchy vocals throughout the entire series.

Theo Tams - Canadian Idol Winner 2008

After five and a half seasons, Corner Gas will film its 100th episode Wednesday.

“100 of anything seems like a lot to me,” said creator Brent Butt. “I tried doing 100 sits ups once and got to about eight or nine and quit. So 100 episodes of a TV show – we’re really proud of that.”

Cast and crew of Corner Gas will celebrate this accomplishment on Wednesday, July 23 at 1:20 p.m. at the Canada-Saskatchewan Production Studios in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Executive producers Brent Butt, Virginia Thompson and David Storey will deliver a few words in recognition of this milestone. Corner Gas will wrap its sixth and final season in September, with a total of 107 half-hour episodes under its belt.

— Highly anticipated Series Premiere wins time-slot, night and all key demos —

CTV’s reverse simulcast of its original series Flashpoint debuted #1 in both Canada and the U.S. on Friday night. Across Canada, the series delivered 1.11 million total viewers, 140% more than the next closest 10 p.m. competitor, winning both its time-slot and the night. The series premiere also finished #1 in Adults 18-34, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 demos. The episode was #1 in each of Canada?s three metered markets; Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. In all cases, the audience grew in its second half-hour, peaking at 1.26 million viewers.

In the U.S. Flashpoint finished #1 for CBS, #1 in its time-slot, #1 in every adult demographic and was the most-watched program of the night. It also grew audiences in its second half hour and in all, counted 8.13 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.

“Bullseye!” said Susanne Boyce, President of Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “To be #1 in North America underscores, yet again, the talent in this country. Congratulations to the creators, cast and creative team of Flashpoint.

Flashpoint Episode 2 premieres this Friday, July 18 at 10 pm on CTV/CBS. In ?First in Line? Jack Swanson?s (Henry Czerny; Mayerthorpe, The Tudors) teenaged daughter desperately needs a heart transplant to survive. When he is told that a heart is finally available, he races his girl to the hospital, only to find the heart?s been allocated to someone else ? a bureaucratic screw-up that could cost his daughter her life. Distraught, Jack turns a policeman?s gun on a surgical team, forcing Ed and Jules to face the chilling possibility of a lethal solution.

Set proudly in Toronto, the 13-part series is the first Canadian series since CTV?s Due South to air in network primetime in both Canada and the U.S. Flashpoint continues production in Toronto until August 25, 2008.

Flashpoint is produced by Pink Sky Entertainment (Anne Marie La Traverse) and Avamar Entertainment (Bill Mustos) in association with CTV and CBS Paramount Network Television. Louise Clark and Virginia Rankin are the CTV production executives working with the series. Louise Clark is Vice-President, Program Development for CTV. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.

After 3 weeks of performances and slowly eliminating contestants, tonight the final 10 was announced for Canadian Idol.

The Top 10 are: Mark Day, Drew Wright, Mookie Morris, Earl Stevenson, Katherine St-Laurent, Theo Tams, Amberly Thiessen, Mitch MacDonald, Adam Castelli and Sebastian Pigott.

Here’s how it happened.

Martin Kerr and Gary Morissette are first to be eliminated while Mark Day and Drew Wright get to move to the Top 10 stools.

Mookie Morris and Theo Tams from group one and Earl Stevenson and Kathryn St-Laurent from group two are called the center of the stage. They’re all part of the Top 10.

Amberly Thiessen and Omar Lunan join Katelyn Dawn and Mitch MacDonald on stage. Omar is cut along with Katelyn.

Adam Castelli is through to the Top 10 while Marie-Pierre Bellerose is cut.

The Pigott brothers are the final two to be given their results. Sebastian is in while Oliver is out.

Canadian Idol Top 10

What do you think about the Top 10? I’m certainly surprised by a few of the choices.

The talent was too good and the stakes too high. On tonight’s Canadian Idol broadcast on CTV, it was revealed that the standard group of 22 semifinalists would expand to 24 this season to accommodate the wealth of talent seen by the judges during this week’s Top 200 episodes. The names of the Top 24 revealed on tonight’s broadcast also indicated another change: the Top 24 semifinals and Top 10 finals will no longer be split along gender lines. Fifteen men and nine women begin competing for Canada’s votes with the first live Top 24 performance episode next Monday, June 23 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV.

Top 24 Girls

For the first time ever, the Top 24 will perform in mixed groups over the next three weeks, instead of in groups of guys and girls – meaning that there will be no gender division when it comes to eliminations. The most talented performers will move forward regardless of gender, resulting in the best group of Top 10 performers possible.

Canadian Idol now moves into its most crucial and important stage. In total, 14 competitors will be eliminated in just three short weeks.

“There were just too many good singers,” said Executive Producer John Brunton. ”The judges felt it wouldn’t be fair to viewers to limit ourselves to 22. This is one kick-ass, rocking group of artists.”

“We do it different in Canada,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “We continue to offer fresh twists and surprises for Canadian Idol viewers and this season is no different. The Top 24 format changes are guaranteed to result in one of our most dynamic Top 10 groups ever.”

Top 24 Guys

For those who missed last night and/or tonight’s episodes, and in advance of next week’s live Top 24 episodes, CTV will rebroadcast this week’s Top 200 shows back to back this Saturday, June 21 from 8-10 p.m. ET. As well, watch Top 200 highlights, including never-seen-before backstage footage, on demand on the CTV Video Player at idol.CTV.ca.

The Top 24 were selected after Canadian Idol’s sixth exhaustive, cross-country search in 10 cities and, for the first time, online as well. Among the Top 24 singers chosen from 10,000 auditions is a carpenter, a student, a house painter, a respite care worker, a music teacher, a massage therapist and a backhoe operator – all hoping to realize the same dream as past competitors by making music a full-time career.

It’s one of the oldest semi-finalist groups in years, with 20 of the 24 competitors aged 20 or older. Additionally, 20 of the Top 24 play instruments, with over two-thirds having already played in episodes this season. Representing eight provinces, they come from 19 communities from coast to coast, from Vancouver to Portugal Cove, Newfoundland. The provincial breakdown of the Top 24 is: British Columbia (3), Alberta (5), Manitoba (2), Ontario (8), Quebec (3), Nova Scotia (2) and Newfoundland (1). As well, two Albertan competitors were born in Saskatchewan.

Among the Top 24 is a competitor who auditioned online for Canadian Idol, yet another North American first for the series. As well, for the first time ever in the history of the series, the semifinalist group includes two siblings.

This year’s Top 24 is an even more intense and important stage in the competition, with 14 competitors being sent home in the first three weeks alone. Overwhelmed by the diverse and plentiful talent displayed by this year’s competitors, the judges felt compelled to push limits and allow 24 competitors to move to the next phase of the competition and let Canada decide who should stay and compete for their chance to become the next Canadian Idol. Committed to delivering the most talented group of hopefuls possible to the finals, the judges have selected a dynamic, diverse, and unpredictable bunch of finalists that Canada has ever seen.

When Canadian Idol moves to live shows for the balance of the season on Monday, June 23, 12 competitors will perform for viewer votes in a special 90-minute episode. The second group of competitors will take their turn to sing for votes on Tuesday, June 24 in another 90-minute episode. The results of both nights’ voting will be revealed on Wednesday, June 25 in a half-hour results show (go to idol.CTV.ca for local broadcast times). Performances episodes continue Mondays and Tuesdays with results episodes on Wednesdays until the Top 10 is finally revealed on Wednesday, July 9.

Meet the 2008 Canadian Idol Top 24:

Lindsay Barr, 26, Halifax, Singer, Writer, Art Student

Lisa Bell, 27, Winnipeg, Coffee Shop Manager

Marie-Pierre Bellerose, 25, Quebec City, Bartender

Adam Castelli, 26, Hamilton, ON, Carpenter, Singer/Songwriter

Paul Clifford, 26, Port Moody, BC, Bartender

Jesse Cottam, 23, Calgary, Music Teacher, Musician

Katelyn Dawn, 19, Winnipeg, Singer/Songwriter

Mark Day, 20, Portugal Cove, NL, Student, Respite Care Worker

Shaun Francisco, 25, Vancouver, Coffee Shop Barista

Martin Kerr, 25, Edmonton, Independent Singer/Songwriter

Omar Lunan, 29, Scarborough, ON, Registered Massage Therapist

Mitch MacDonald, 22, Port Hood, NS, Carpenter, Musician

Gary Morissette, 21, Fruitvale, BC, Musician, Construction Worker

Mookie Morris, 18, Toronto, Musician

Tetiana Ostapowych, 25, Toronto, Session Singer/Songwriter/Server

Oliver Pigott, 27, Toronto, Singer/Songwriter

Sebastian Pigott, 25, Toronto, Actor, Writer

Lindsay Robins, 21, Montreal, Singer/Songwriter

Jessica Sheppard, 22, Toronto, Visual Manager

Earl Stevenson, 23, Lloydminster, AB, Swamper for a Backhoe Operator

Katherine St-Laurent, 17, Otterburn Park, QC, Student

Theo Tams, 22, Lethbridge, AB, Student

Amberly Thiessen, 19, Seven Persons, AB, Student

Drew Wright, 28, Collingwood, ON, Musician, House Painter

As part of the CBC’s extensive multi-platform series CBC NEWS: STOLEN CHILDREN, Canadians can turn to CBC Newsworld, CBC Radio One and CBCNews.ca for live coverage of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s historic apology in the House of Commons for abuses at aboriginal residential schools on Wednesday, June 11.

Beginning at 3 p.m. ET, on June 11, coverage on CBC Newsworld will be hosted by senior parliamentary editor, Don Newman, out of Ottawa. Also at this time, host Kathleen Petty—along with Charlene Belleau, Chief of the Esketemc First Nation near William Lake, B.C. (also former Director of the Assembly of First Nations’ Residential Schools Unit)—will cover the apology on CBC Radio One, and CBCNews.ca will stream live audio and video.

Also on June 11, at 8 p.m. ET, on CBC Newsworld host Carla Robinson anchors an hour-long special looking back at the apology and reaction to it. CBC Newsworld will rebroadcast the apology in its entirety at this time.

On Friday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT, CBC Newsworld will air a special town hall recorded in Regina. Moderated by CBC Radio host Sheila Coles, the town hall will explore the legacy of residential schools in Saskatchewan. Viewers will hear from former residential school students and aboriginal leaders, along with musical performers who will join the participants in a unique opportunity to respond to the federal government’s apology. CBC Newsworld will air an encore presentation of the town hall on Saturday, June 14, at 4:30 p.m. ET/PT, and Sunday, June 15, at 10:30 a.m. ET/PT.

Canadians can visit www.cbcnews.ca/stolenchildren for more in-depth stories, educational resources and to learn more about the residential schools era and the CBC NEWS: STOLEN CHILDREN project.

Canadian Idol is back at the top of charts. The non-simulcast Season 6 premiere on CTV attracted 1.5 million viewers, winning the night in all demos and attracting 35% more viewers than the next most-watched program last night, Moment of Truth (CTV/FOX, 1.1 million). The audience grew in its second half-hour, peaking with 1.7 million viewers at 9:50 p.m.

Last night’s Canadian Idol episode becomes the most-watched, non-sports program on Canadian television since the summer season began May 26. The season premiere leads summer’s other top series, including So You Think You Can Dance (#2, CTV/FOX, 1.2 million), Million Dollar Password (#3, CTV/CBS, 1.1 million) and Moment of Truth (#4, CTV/FOX, 1 million).

At 9 p.m. on CTV, Canadian Idol delivered more than double the audience of CBC (Just for Laughs, 387,000) and Global (The Unit, 361,000) combined.

Highlights and extended auditions from last night’s episode are available now on demand on Canadian Idol’s online portal, idol.CTV.ca.

Canadian Idol continues next week with two episodes on Monday and Tuesday. Audition highlights from Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver are featured next Monday, June 9 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV with auditions from Hamilton, Ottawa, St. John’s, Halifax and Idol’s first-ever online submissions featured the following night, Tuesday, June 10 at 9 p.m.

Source: Preliminary overnight data, CTV Full (BBM Nielsen Media Research).

CTV announced today the Fall 2008 schedule for CTV with the first ever cross-country, Fall 2008 Schedule for “A” (formerly A-Channel).

Here are the seven new series:

Flashpoint (CTV), the Canadian-produced series to be simulcast with CBS that follows an elite team of police as they thwart the most heinous of crimes at the moment they get out of hand.

The Listener (CTV), the Canadian-produced series airing in the U.S. on NBC and in 175 other countries, tracing the life of a young man with a very special talent – the ability to read minds.

So You Think You Can Dance Canada (CTV), the all-new Canadian version of the hit international format.

Fringe (“A”), the most talked about series for fall, a sci-fi mystery/drama from the mind of J.J. Abrams (Lost), starring Joshua Jackson; Eleventh Hour (“A”), the gripping Jerry Bruckheimer drama about what can happen when biology is placed in the wrong hands, starring Rufus Sewell.

The Mentalist (“A”), an immensely appealing procedural about a man who uses his extraordinary observational skills to solve crimes, starring Simon Baker; and Star Wars: The Clone Wars (CTV), the ground-breaking new series from Lucasfilm Animation that showcases an astonishing new look and feel to everyone’s favourite galaxy far, far away.

CTV also announced today the first projects on its development slate for the 2008/09 season, including a pilot for a new comedy series from Corner Gas creator Brent Butt.

Also announced were The Marilyn Denis Show, a daytime series starring Gemini Award winner and CHUM FM personality Marilyn Denis (for CTV), and an all-new season of Canada’s Next Top Model (for “A”).

The new projects join Spectacle, the previously announced CTV music/talk series starring Elvis Costello, currently in production and set to premiere later this year. Additional projects will be announced later.

Also returning to CTV are an enviable list of Canada’s most-watched, Top 20 series, including: CSI: Miami (#6), CSI: NY (#7), Criminal Minds (#8), Desperate Housewives (#9), CSI (#10), Amazing Race (#11), Dancing With the Stars (#12 & #13), Law & Order (#14), ER (#15), Law & Order: SVU (#16), Lost (#17) and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (#20). Canada’s only breakout hit from last season, Private Practice (#19), moves to “A” this fall.

CTV is also home to television’s biggest events in 2008/09, including The 81st Annual Academy Awards and Super Bowl XLIII, live from Tampa. Additional big-ticket specials include The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards, The 66th Annual Golden Globes, The 2009 JUNO Awards from Vancouver, Canada’s Walk of Fame and The Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Original CTV movies scheduled to air in 2008/09 include Anne of Green Gables:

A New Beginning, The Terrorist Next Door, She Drives Me Crazy, Of Murder and Memory, The Bridge, The Good Times are Killing Me and Playing for Keeps (working title).

Also returning:

Corner Gas
Degrassi: The Next Generation

eTalk
Canada AM
W-FIVE
Question Period
CTV Evening News
CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson

CTV News will present a long list of new, original documentaries.