Dan For Mayor

8:30pm – Monday, June 14 on CTV

Dan (Fred Ewanuick) gets some unexpected help in the campaign that gets both he and Jeff (Paul Bates) into hot water. Meanwhile, Claire (Mary Ashton) deals with the fall-out from her decision about the wedding.

8:30pm – Monday, June 7 on CTV

While taking part in the candidate’s debate, Dan (Fred Ewanuick) gets embroiled in a career-ending muffin issue. Jeff (Paul Bates) is in trouble at his own work.

Following one of its most successful seasons ever for original Canadian programming, CTV unveiled today its 2010-2011 Canadian television package.

The network has renewed its entire scripted slate of five original series, ordered a new daytime series, and confirmed the premiere date for its award-winning Top 20 hit dance competition series.

Delivering more viewers to Canadian programming than any other network, the roster of original programming totals nearly 100 hours of prime-time Canadian programming on CTV alone during the 2010-2011 season.

“In a challenging year, the creativity didn’t stop at CTV,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “Never before have we had such a strong slate of original programming in all genres, making it an easy decision to renew. We are excited to be working with Bob Greenblatt on the provocative new drama THE BORGIAS and can’t wait to welcome Marilyn Denis back to television with her new daytime series.”

With the majority of the original productions due to go into production this summer, CTV’s original series will premiere throughout the network’s 52-week schedule in 2010/2011. However, CTV confirmed today THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, a new daytime series starring Gemini Award-winner and CHUM FM personality Marilyn Denis, premieres this fall. The series airs daily at 10 a.m. following LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY and prior to THE VIEW, providing an uninterrupted flow of live programming on CTV each day from 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.

“I am so happy that people are finally going to stop asking when we’re going to be back on TV,” said Denis. “We’re back this fall! It’s going to be a show about life and fun and friends and we can’t wait to get started.”

Also new this season is the international co-production THE BORGIAS, powered by some of Canada’s most accomplished creative talent, including director Jeremy Podeswa, director of photography Paul Sarossy, and production designer François Seguin. Colm Feore co-stars as Cardinal Giuliano Della Rovere while hot, young Quebec star François Arnaud (I Killed My Mother) plays Cesare Borgia, Rodrigo Borgia’s (Jeremy Irons) ruthless son.

CTV also confirmed today that its Gemini Award-winning dance competition series SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA returns for its third season August 15. A Top 15 hit for Females 18-34 last fall, DANCE CANADA increased upon its Season 1 audience by 11% and won its timeslot in female demos in Season 2. Additionally, CTV’s award-winning stand-up comedy showcase COMEDY NOW! returns for an incredible 13th season.

Original Scripted Series Ordered by CTV:

FLASHPOINT (Season 4) – Canada’s most-watched original drama, which was a Top 20 hit out of simulcast last fall averaging 1.8 million viewers and consistently ranking as the most-watched program every Friday night. Season 4 has been ordered in advance of the Season 3 broadcast.

THE BRIDGE (Season 2) – Canada’s #1 new Canadian drama series, which finished its first season with an average audience of one million viewers.

HICCUPS and DAN FOR MAYOR (Season 2) – The #1 and #2 new comedies of the year, Canadian or American, have almost doubled the average audience of MODERN FAMILY.

THE LISTENER (Season 2) – Currently in pre-production, the international hit series premiered to more than one million viewers last summer.

Also to note, the international phenomenon DEGRASSI moves to MuchMusic for a 10th season incredible season, featuring 48 all-new episodes; SPACE premieres its new scripted flagship horror-comedy series TODD AND THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL; and MuchMore debuts its new heavy metal documentary series METAL EVOLUTION: THE SERIES.

Meanwhile, CTV’s award-winning specials continue in 2010/2011. Returning for its 10th anniversary broadcast on CTV is THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS, celebrating its 40th Anniversary live from Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. Honouring Canadian literature, THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE returns in November, while CTV once again broadcasts Free The Children’s WE DAY events in Toronto and Vancouver.

CTV also confirmed that Canada’s #1 Canadian entertainment program, ETALK, returns for its 9th season, while Canada’s #1 current affairs program, W5 returns for its record-breaking 45th anniversary season.

 

Building on exceptional year over year growth, CTV.ca has marked new highs in online video viewership in the 2009/2010 broadcast year.

Overall, CTV.ca has served up more than 138.7 million video views, up 55.5% over last season.

Once again, CTV.ca sees more video viewers than any other Canadian broadcaster.

Online ratings winners this season include THE AMAZING RACE with 54% more streams than last season, GREY’S ANATOMY with 33.3%, and the final season of LOST, which saw a 53% increase year over year.**

“Last year, this summer, and always, CTV.ca has the best shows from the television schedule in the Video Player, supported by an interactive and increasingly community focused interface,” said Alon Marcovici, Vice-President of Digital Media, CTV Inc. “By extending the broadcast experience, adding layers and depth to the user interface, CTV.ca has built a strong and growing online audience.”

CTV.ca contains a wealth of full-length video, ranging from hit primetime fare such as THE MENTALIST, AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, DAN FOR MAYOR, HICCUPS and THE BRIDGE, to late-night programming like THE COLBERT REPORT and THE DAILY SHOW. Plus, fans can catch up on informative and entertaining daytime shows like DR. OZ, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, and ALL MY CHILDREN. In total, more than 14,000 hours of on-demand content is available on the CTV Video Player.

Other video highlights from the 2009-2010 season include the live and on demand streaming of key Canadian cultural and humanitarian events, for example: WE DAY Vancouver and Toronto; select conversations from the 2009 VANCOUVER PEACE SUMMIT: Dialogues with Nobel Laureates with His Holiness The Dalai Lama; THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE award ceremony; and the CANADA FOR HAITI benefit telethon.

CTVglobemedia delivers more online video than all competitors combined, and three times more than its closest competitor.*

 

CTV reveals today a first look at the sizzling summer schedule anchored by returning favourites and fresh new series, including the highly-anticipated new summer drama SCOUNDRELS (June 20), the return of LAW & ORDER: CI (June 20) and the new reality game series DOWNFALL (June 22).

As previously announced, anchoring it all is perennial audience pleaser SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE  (May 27), which returns for a seventh season in high definition (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Additionally, encore episodes of FLASHPOINT (June 4) and THE BRIDGE (July 10) air in simulcast with CBS, while additional CTV original series return with the premiere of all-new episodes, seasons and movies, including: DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION (May 30), HICCUPS and DAN FOR MAYOR (June 7), COMEDY INC. AND COMEDY NOW! (June 12) and CTV Original Movies TURN THE BEAT AROUND (May 30) and D:NYC – DEGRASSI TAKES MANHATTAN (TBA).

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE – Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET beginning May 27 and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. beginning June 2 – NEW SEASON

* Moves to regular Thursday timeslot at 9 p.m. ET beginning June 10

Season 7 offers new moves with some exciting new changes including only 10 finalists competing, one dancer eliminated per week and finally, new competitors will be paired with show and fan favourite “all star” dancers from previous seasons. The all-star dance partners include contemporary dancer Ade Obayomi from Season 5, jazz/contemporary dancer Allison Holker from Season 2, ballroom dancer Anya Garnis from Season 3, hip-hop krumper Comfort Fedoke from Season 4, jazz dancer Courtney Galiano from Season 4, break dancer Dominic “D-trix” Sandoval from Season 3, contemporary dancer Kathryn McCormick from Season 6, jazz/hip hop dancer Lauren Gottlieb from Season 3, jazz/contemporary dancer Mark Kanemura from Season 4, jazz dancer Neil Haskell from Season 3, ballroom dancer Pasha Kovalev from Season 3, and krumper Stephen “tWitch” Boss from Season 4. Encore episodes air on MuchMusic beginning Saturday, May 29 at 2 p.m. ET.

DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION – Sundays at 7 and 7:30 p.m. ET beginning May 30 – NEW EPISODES

Sav and Anya have been planning for their Spring Formal for as long as they can remember. That’s until Sav’s parents announce that their family friends the Hassans are coming for a visit that night and are bringing their daughter Farrah – Sav’s maybe-possible-future wife. Unable to come clean with Anya, Sav digs himself deeper trying to please his family.  Will Sav go to prom with Anya?  Or is the girl his parents chose for him the solution to all his troubles?

CTV Movie TURN THE BEAT AROUND – Sunday, May 30 at 8 p.m. ET – NEW MOVIE

Featuring the choreography of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA judge Tré Armstrong and starring Season 1 Top 20 competitor Romina D’ugo and Top 4 finalists Miles Faber and Natalli Reznik, TURN THE BEAT AROUND follows dancer Zoe Benjamin (Romina D’Ugo) as she strives to make it in the cutthroat L.A. dance scene. When Zoe comes up with the idea to revive the disco dance scene, she convinces wealthy club owner Michael, (David Giuntoli, PRIVILEGED) to open a new disco club. The movie also features a special performance by Pop/R&B sensation Jason Derulo (“Whatcha Say”) in his first on-screen role.

FLASHPOINT – Fridays at 9 p.m. ET beginning June 4 – ENCORE EPISODES

The Gemini Award-winning series FLASHPOINT starring Enrico Colantoni (VERONICA MARS), Hugh Dillon (DURHAM COUNTY), Amy Jo Johnson (FELICITY) and David Paetkau (WHISTLER) returns to CTV this summer. Canada’s #1 drama series follows the SRU, a unique group of cops trained in negotiating, profiling and getting inside the subject’s head at the very emotional breaking point that triggered the crisis.

HICCUPS – Mondays at 8 p.m. ET beginning June 7 – NEW EPISODES

Continuing on HICCUPS, Millie (Nancy Robertson) is jealous of Stan’s (Brent Butt) new client and Crystal (Emily Perkins) tries to sabotage Anna’s (Paula Rivera) opportunity to become “the dirty duchess”.

DAN FOR MAYOR – Mondays at 8:30 p.m. ET beginning June 7 – NEW EPISODES

As the election draws nearer, Dan gets embroiled in a potential career-ending muffin issue. Meanwhile, campaign manager Jeff (Paul Bates) is in trouble at his own employment. Toronto Mayor David Miller makes a cameo appearance.

COMEDY NOW! – Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET beginning June 12 – NEW SEASON

Entering its 12th season, this hilarious all-Canadian, star-making stand-up series has won awards all over North America.  A TV calling card for comedic success, COMEDY NOW! has featured some of Canada’s most successful comedians, including Brent Butt, Jeremy Hotz, Harland Williams, Shaun Majumder, Gavin Crawford, Gerry Dee, Nikki Payne, Roman Danylo and Russell Peters. Starring in the all-new 12th season are Ian Bagg, Dylan Rhymer, Dave Hemstad, JP Mass, Allyson Smith, Darcy Michael, Debra DiGiovanni, Ivan Decker, Kelly Taylor, Nick Beaton, Dana Alexander, Tyler Hawkins, Trent McClellan and Simon King.

COMEDY INC. – Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. ET beginning June 12– NEW SEASON

Winner of  the prestigious Gold Medal Award at the New York Festivals for three years in a row, sketch series COMEDY INC. returns for a fifth season of social satire and uninhibited physical comedy. The series stars Roman Danylo, Jen Goodhue, Terry McGurrin, Jenn Robertson, Winston Spear, Gavin Stephens, Albert Howell, Ian Sirota, Renee Percy, and features Sarah Cornell, Bob Kerr, Leslie Seiler, and a wealth of talent from the Canadian comedy community.

SCOUNDRELS – Sundays 9 p.m. ET beginning June 20 – NEW SERIES

SCOUNDRELS follows a family of small-time criminals who try to go straight after the father is sent to prison. Virginia Madsen, Independent Spirit Award winner as well as an Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee (Sideways, The Astronaut Farmer), plays Cheryl West, the mother who must take charge and try to keep her kids on the straight and narrow. SCOUNDRELS also stars David James Elliott (CLOSE TO HOME) as Wolfgang “Wolf” West; Patrick Flueger (THE 4400) as Logan West/Calvin “Cal” West; Leven Rambin (GREY’S ANATOMY) as Heather West; Vanessa Marano (GILMORE GIRLS) as Hope West and Carlos Bernard (24) as Sergeant Mack.

LAW & ORDER: CI – Sundays at 10 p.m. ET beginning June 20 – NEW SEASON

In the Season 9 premiere, Goren (Vincent D’Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) investigate the murder of a wealthy businessman and his girlfriend, who were embarking on pirate-hunting exhibitions off the coast of Africa. Elsewhere, Ross receives a lucrative offer.

DOWNFALL – Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET beginning June 22 – NEW SERIES

DOWNFALL is a unique, high-stakes, adrenaline-charged and larger-than-life game show played atop a tall building in the middle of a metropolitan landscape. The game has contestants quickly answer a series of trivia questions against the clock. If they play the perfect game, they could leave with a million dollars in cash and prizes. But if not, they could just as easily see their hopes and dreams slip through their fingers and off the side building – literally.

THE BRIDGE – Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET beginning July 10 – ENCORE EPISODES

THE BRIDGE, returns to CTV for a summer run after a highly successful first season as Canada’s #1 new drama, averaging more than one million viewers each week. The series follows beat cop Frank Leo (Aaron Douglas, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) as he is voted into office as the police union’s dynamic leader. He begins his quest to put street cops first and clean up the force from the ground up as he battles criminals on the street, police department brass and corruption in the ranks.

CTV Original Movie D:NYC – Degrassi Takes Manhattan – NEW MOVIE

DEGRASSI concludes its summer run on CTV with an all-new two-hour movie featuring original songs and celebrity cameos. DEGRASSI grads and friends dive into the summer that will change their lives forever. And what’s summer without a little romance – or a wedding… Best friends Jane and Holly J head to New York City, with big hopes and even bigger dreams. Jane’s dream to front a hot indie band collides with a love she never saw coming. Meanwhile, Holly J’s determined to make her mark as a TVM intern in Times Square, and settle into her role as Park Avenue Princess with New Yorker boyfriend Declan at her side. Back in Toronto, Spinner’s summer is hotter than he ever anticipated and with friends Jay, Manny and Emma in town – there’s never a dull moment. When Spinner’s hopes for the future turn to dust – he needs to learn how to rebuild and move on.

 

8:30pm – Monday, April 26 on CTV

Jeff (Paul Bates) has trouble convincing the other Mayoral candidates that Dan (Fred Ewanuick) should take part in the upcoming televised debate, while Dan and Brianna (Agam Darshi) decide to go public with their romance.

8:30pm – Monday, April 19 on CTV

Dan (Fred Ewanuick) and Jeff (Paul Bates) get their hands on the campaign platform of their main opponent, but are faced with a moral dilemma. Also, Dan gets a new roommate.

CTV and The Comedy Network, in association with Sad Glasses and QVF Inc., announced today that production is underway on the original Canadian comedy series, DAN FOR MAYOR in Toronto, Kitchener and Waterloo, ON. Starring CORNER GAS and ROBSON ARMS alumnus Fred Ewanuick as the lead character Dan, the 13, 30-minute episode series will continue principal photography through November.

Dan (Ewanuick) is a 30-something bartender who lives and works in the fictional city of Wessex, ON. Dan’s had the same friends since grade school, his most prized possession is a vintage Ms. Pac-Man game and his last serious relationship was with a girl who is now engaged to someone else. His life seems to be firmly on the path to more of the same… until a chance comment suddenly puts him in the running for mayor of Wessex.

Starring alongside the Gemini Award-winning Ewanuick is Mary Ashton (JEFF LTD; Degrassi Goes Hollywood) as Dan’s newly engaged ex-girlfriend Claire who has moved on to a more sensible, grown up relationship; and Paul Bates (Welcome to Mooseport; The Tuxedo) as Jeff, Dan’s best friend who Dan ropes into being his campaign manager.

DAN FOR MAYOR charts Dan’s voyage of self-discovery as he, along with ex-girlfriend, Claire, and best friend, Jeff, stumble their way towards election night and beyond.