Castle

CTV’s new Monday night lineup kicks off the Fall with some killer moves as the star-studded competition series DANCING WITH THE STARS returns at 8 p.m. ET, followed by mystery-comedy CASTLE at 10 p.m. ET beginning September 20 on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Last season, DANCING WITH THE STARS performance shows drew an average of 2.172 million viewers, making it one of the most-watched reality series in Canada. Meanwhile, CASTLE popped in its sophomore season, averaging 1.7 million viewers in May to become one of last season’s hottest shows.

As announced last night, the impressive list of celebrities confirmed to compete this season on DANCING WITH THE STARS include Michael Bolton, Brandy, Margaret Cho, Rick Fox, Jennifer Grey, David Hasselhoff, Florence Henderson, Kyle Massey, Bristol Palin, Audrina Patridge, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Kurt Warner.

The couple with the lowest combined judges’ scores and public votes for their performance will be sent home in the first two-hour results show, featuring performances by music legend Santana and rock band Daughtry on Tuesday, September 21 at 8 p.m. ET (the results show moves to its regular timeslot on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET beginning September 28 on CTV).

New episodes of DANCING WITH THE STARS and CASTLE are also available on demand the day following their television broadcast on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca.

 

About DANCING WITH THE STARS

Hosted by Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke, each week, the celebrity and professional dance pairs perform live choreographed Latin, traditional and contemporary ballroom dance routines to popular live music played by a 17-piece orchestra. The dance routines which are judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba, who all return for their eleventh season together. The couple with the lowest combined judges’ scores and public votes are sent home on the DANCING WITH THE STARS results show.

The 12 celebrities heading to the dance floor this season are: multiple Grammy®- award winner Michael Bolton; platinum-selling R&B singer and actress Brandy; one of the most successful stand-up comediennes Margaret Cho; three-time NBA Champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, actor and producer and Toronto-born Rick Fox; beloved film and television actress Jennifer Grey; television superstar David Hasselhoff; actress, talk show host, recording artist, author and Broadway veteran Florence Henderson; star of Disney Channel’s hit series CORY IN THE HOUSE Kyle Massey; former first daughter of Alaska Bristol Palin; star of hit reality series THE HILLS Audrina Patridge; star of hit series JERSEY SHORE Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino; and the first quarterback to ever participate in DANCING WITH THE STARS, St. Louis Rams star Kurt Warner.

 

About CASTLE

When viewers first met Richard Castle (Edmonton-native Nathan Fillion), he was creatively blocked. But when the NYPD questioned him in connection with a series of murders staged to imitate crime scenes from his books, Castle found inspiration in NYPD Detective Kate Beckett (Hamilton-born Stana Katic), a bright and aggressive homicide detective with a fascination for offbeat cases stemming from the years-old unsolved murder of her own mother. Though they instantly clashed, sparks of another sort began to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance as Castle stepped in to help find the copycat killer. Once that initial case was solved, Castle and Beckett continued to investigate strange homicides in New York, combining Castle’s writer’s intuition and Beckett’s creative detective work.

9:00pm – Thursday, August 19 on /A

Also airs at 10 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 10 p.m. MT on ACCESS

Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) investigate the murder of a woman found drowned in a bathtub of motor oil at a transient hotel. But when they uncover a dark secret about the woman’s past, they must unravel a 20-year-old mystery.

9:00pm – Wednesday, August 11 on /A

Also airs at 10 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 10 p.m. MT on ACCESS

When a wealthy socialite is found brutally murdered and stuffed inside a wall safe, the home invasion investigation leads Beckett (Stana Katic) into Castle’s (Nathan Fillion) high society world.

CTV announced today the Fall premiere dates for the season’s sure-fire new hits and returning favourites.

Premiere Week hits full swing starting Monday, Sept. 20 as CTV kicks-off its powerhouse lineup – a fresh mix of comedy, drama and reality for prime-time, along with new shows in daytime and late-night.

With seven of TV’s top 10 shows airing on CTV last season*, the most-watched programs in Canada return to the network this Fall joined by dynamic new additions: LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES, BLUE BLOODS, THE DEFENDERS, $#*! MY DAD SAYS, and NO ORDINARY FAMILY.

Marking the return of Must-See Thursdays beginning Thursday, Sept. 23, CTV’s lineup is anchored by THE BIG BANG THEORY and features CSI, GREY’S ANATOMY and THE MENTALIST. Also featured during the blockbuster night is SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA when it moves to Thursdays for Results Episodes beginning Sept. 23 (performance episodes move to Wednesday night beginning Sept. 22). The third season of the hit Canadian series premieres on Sunday, August 15.

 

CTV FALL 2010 SCHEDULE (PREMIERE DATES)

All dates are subject to change; times soon to be released.

 

MONDAYS

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA (Aug. 23; Top 20 Performance)

DANCING WITH THE STARS (Sept. 20; 2-Hour Premiere)

CASTLE (Sept. 20)

 

TUESDAYS

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA (Aug. 24; Top 20 Results Episode)

NO ORDINARY FAMILY *NEW* (Sept. 28)

DANCING WITH THE STARS (Sept. 21, Special Performance Episode; Sept. 28, Premiere Results Episode)

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (Sept. 21)

 

WEDNESDAYS

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA (Performance Episodes, Beginning Sept. 22)

THE DEFENDERS *NEW* (Sept. 22)

CRIMINAL MINDS (Sept. 22)

LAW AND ORDER: LOS ANGELES *NEW* (Sept. 22)

 

THURSDAYS

CSI (Sept. 23)

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA (Results Episodes, Beginning Sept. 23)

THE BIG BANG THEORY (Sept. 23)

GREY’S ANATOMY (Sept. 23)

THE MENTALIST (Sept. 23)

 

FRIDAYS

HUMAN TARGET (Sept. 24)

CSI: NY (Sept. 24)

BLUE BLOODS *NEW* (Sept. 24)

 

SATURDAYS

W5 (October; Date TBA)

 

SUNDAYS

NFL FOOTBALL (Sept. 12)

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA (Aug. 15, 2-Hour Season Premiere)

THE AMAZING RACE (Sept. 26, 90-min Premiere)

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (Sept. 26)

UNDERCOVER BOSS (Sept. 26)

CSI: MIAMI (Oct. 3)

 

WEEKDAYS

THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW *NEW* (Sept. 20)

THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW (Sept. 13, 25th and Final Season)

THE BIG BANG THEORY *NEW STRIP* (Sept. 13, Monday-Wednesday and Friday)

THE CONAN O’BRIEN SHOW *NEW* (Nov. 8; Monday-Thursday)

8:00pm – Tuesday, July 27 on CTV

When an up-and-coming rock star’s dead body is found staged in a scene straight out of her hit music video, Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) delve into the world of obsessed fans, sleazy managers and jealous band members. But it’s only when Alexis (Molly Quinn) uncovers the true meaning behind the lyrics of the final song that clues to the killer’s identity begin to surface.

8:00pm – Tuesday, July 20 on CTV

When Castle (Nathan Fillion) appears on a late-night talk show to promote his book, Heat Wave, legendary host Bobby Mann (guest star Tom Bergeron, DANCING WITH THE STARS) leans in during a commercial break and whispers, “They want me dead.” When Mann dies later that night, seemingly of natural causes, Castle has to convince Beckett (Stana Katic) that there was foul play. During the investigation, Castle is seduced by a Hollywood superstar (guest star Kelly Carlson, NIP/TUCK), who was the other guest on Bobby Mann’s show the night he died.

8:00pm – Tuesday, July 6 on CTV

Mysteries abound when a family returns from vacation to discover a dead man in their daughter’s bed. Thinking they’re investigating the murder of a squatter, Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) soon find themselves unraveling a multi-million dollar heist. Meanwhile, Castle tries to keep Beckett from finding out that they’ve been romantically linked when he’s featured as one of New York’s 10 Most Eligible Bachelors.

8:00pm – Tuesday, June 29 on CTV

A surprise is in line for Castle (Nathan Fillion) when Beckett (Stana Katic) hits it off with the handsome Robbery detective assigned to the case, Tom Demming (guest star Michael Trucco, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA). Now this romantic triangle must work together to solve the case.

10:00pm – Monday, May 17 on CTV

In the season finale, nothing is as it seems when Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) investigate what appears to be the assassination of an intelligence operative. Meanwhile, Beckett’s romance with Demming (Michael Trucco) threatens her relationship with Castle, forcing them to confront their feelings for each other.

10:00pm – Sunday, May 9 on CTV

A robbery-homicide prompts Beckett (Stana Katic) to invite Demming (Michael Trucco) to assist on a case, giving Castle (Nathan Fillion) a ringside seat to their budding romance. When it becomes clear that the two men have very different ideas about how to proceed, the investigation becomes an unspoken competition for Beckett’s attention.