Flashpoint

8:00pm – Tuesday, October 4 on CTV

When a ransom drop goes wrong, Team One is drawn into the dangerous world of “express kidnapping” and the nightmare of a woman haunted by the brutal experience of captivity.

Monday, October 3 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. on Bravo!

The action and drama from seasons two and three of the CTV award-winning series FLASHPOINT continues on Bravo!. Starring Hugh Dillon and Enrico Colantoni, FLASHPOINT follows an elite branch of tactical cops in the Strategic Response Unit (SRU) who specialize in high-risk critical incidents. Trained in tactics and psychology, they deal with extreme situations, where split-second decisions could save a life… or cost one.

8:00pm – Tuesday, September 27 on CTV

Now airing in a new Tuesday night timeslot, FLASHPOINT’s Team One tracks a masked gunman terrorizing a group of teenagers and discovers troubling connections between an outspoken gay student, a manipulative therapist, and a young man desperate to win back his parents.

Charlie Harper is officially dead but TWO AND A HALF MEN is alive and kicking!

Ashton Kutcher’s hugely anticipated debut was watched by 5 million viewers last night on CTV, the most-watched regular series broadcast on Canadian television in six years.

Marking its largest audience ever, last night’s TWO AND A HALF MEN broadcast goes down in the record books as the second most-watched comedy broadcast ever in Canada. One in three Canadians watching television last night tuned in to some part of the broadcast.

While a record number of viewers tuned in for Charlie’s funeral and Walden Schmidt’s (played by Ashton Kutcher) wet but splashy arrival, CTV drowned the competition, winning Night 1 of Premiere Week with more viewers in primetime than any other network, winning every individual hour from 8-11 p.m. and claiming five of the Top 6 programs of the night overall.

 

A closer look at Night One of Premiere Week:

 

8 p.m.

· FLASHPOINT’s Fall Premiere won the timeslot with 1.5 million viewers over the season premieres of NCIS (1.4 million, Global) and HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (983,000, Citytv/CBS). FLASHPOINT was up 12% over its summer premiere earlier this year.

 

9 p.m.

· TWO AND A HALF MEN was watched by 1.4 million viewers in Toronto alone, delivering a massive 22.0 Rating among A25-54.

· Nationally, a total of 6.7 million viewers watched some or all of the broadcast.

 

9:30 p.m.

· The season’s new “It Girl” Whitney Cummings propelled her new series WHITNEY to 2 million viewers, winning the time period nationally out of simulcast and doubling the series premiere of 2 BROKE GIRLS (964,000, Citytv/CBS).

 

10 p.m.

· CASTLE’s highly anticipated cliff hanger season premiere (2.0 million) – in which viewers learned the fate of injured Kate Beckett – won its timeslot with total viewers and all key demos over HAWAII FIVE-O (1.9 million, Global/CBS) and the series premiere of THE PLAYBOY CLUB (485,000, Citytv/NBC). Continuing its momentum from last season, CASTLE was up 13% among A25-54 compared to its premiere last season, while HAWAII FIVE-0 dropped 20%.

 

Meanwhile on CTV Two, 1.4 million viewers watched the season premiere of DANCING WITH THE STARS from 8-10 p.m. highlighted by a shining performance by Chaz Bono and outperforming both NCIS/HOUSE (870,000) on Global and HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER/HAPPY ENDINGS/2 BROKE GIRLS (770,000) on Citytv/CBS.    

All of last night’s episodes on CTV and CTV Two are available now on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca.

On the heels of three Gemini wins, FLASHPOINT returns to kick off Premiere Week on CTV with a powerful new Fall premiere on Monday September 19 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV.

Airing on a new date and time this Fall, the series settles into its regular timeslot on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET beginning September 27 on CTV, followed by the DANCING WITH THE STARS results show at 9 p.m. ET and brand-new series UNFORGETTABLE at 10 p.m. ET (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Since FLASHPOINT’s Season 4 debut in July, the series has averaged 1.51 million viewers, consistently winning the night on Fridays, making it a Top 10 series (#8) in Canada this summer.

Renewed in July for a fifth season by CTV, FLASHPOINT led this year’s Gemini nominations: with 17, following 15 in 2010 and 19 in 2009.

The series took home three 2011 Gemini Awards including Best Writing in a Dramatic Series (Mark Ellis, Stephanie Morgenstern), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series (Sergio Di Zio), and Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series (Tim Rozon).

In the Fall premiere entitled “Grounded” (Monday, September 19 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV), Team One is called when a group of armed hijackers force a passenger jet plane to land. As Parker tries to negotiate with the increasingly desperate criminals, the rest of Team One faces an almost impossible task – how to storm the plane without someone getting killed. With the help of brave passenger Holly McCord (Melanie Scrofano), the team races to find a solution, before hijacker Sandra Moore (Joanne Boland) carries out her deadly threats.

In the following week’s episode entitled “The War Within” (Tuesday, September 27 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV), Team One responds to a panicked 911 call: a masked gunman is threatening a group of teenagers in the Don Valley ravine and has abducted Joe Stanick (Luke Bilyk). But it turns out this gunman was no stranger to the youths. Joe was the author of a viral video prank that “outed” a fellow student, Ryan Bell (Tom Stevens), triggering humiliation at school, and an explosive confrontation with his parents. Now, Ryan’s engaged in a desperate and violent journey, hoping to win back his parents’ acceptance. Ed faces a sensitive suicide intervention that hits a bit too close to home… and Parker, inspired by Ryan’s struggle, gathers his own courage to speak the truth to the woman he loves.

In addition to all-new episodes which aired in simulcast with CBS this summer, CTV’s FLASHPOINT is also licensed in more than 100 territories worldwide, including RTL2 in Germany, Canal Plus in France and Veronica in the Netherlands.   

FLASHPOINT stars an impressive list of talent, including Hugh Dillon (DURHAM COUNTY) as Ed Lane, team leader and lead sniper; Enrico Colantoni (VERONICA MARS) as Gregory Parker, the team sergeant and head negotiator; Amy Jo Johnson (FELICITY) as Julianna “Jules” Callaghan, secondary negotiator and rappelling expert; David Paetkau (WHISTLER) as Sam Braddock, the young hot-shot sniper on the team; Michael Cram (STARGATE: ATLANTIS) as Kevin “Wordy” Wordsworth, who specializes in close quarter combat; Sergio Di Zio (JUST BURRIED) as Mike “Spike” Scarlatti, explosives and tactical toys expert; and Clé Bennett (THE LINE) as Rafik “Raf” Rousseau, Team One’s newest diamond-in-the-rough recruit.

Bell Media announced today the final wave of Fall 2011 premiere dates for CTV and its newly minted sister network CTV Two.

Premiere Week kicks off with a special edition, monster Monday lineup on Sept. 19, leading CTV’s charge into the most-anticipated week in television.

In a strategic scheduling move, it’s a one-two comedy punch with the debut of Ashton Kutcher on TWO AND A HALF MEN at 9 p.m. followed by the premiere of this Fall’s most-anticipated new comedy WHITNEY, starring TV’s newest “It” girl, Whitney Cummings, at 9:30 p.m.

Kicking off the night and Premiere Week itself is the Fall premiere of CTV’s hit original series FLASHPOINT in a special 8 p.m. Monday timeslot, while the can’t-miss lineup ends with the return of Top 20 hit CASTLE at 10 p.m.

The blockbuster Monday night schedule also features the sexy season premiere of DANCING WITH THE STARS on CTV Two at 8 p.m.

Following their Sept. 19 stunt premieres, FLASHPOINT, TWO AND A HALF MEN, WHITNEY, and DANCING WITH THE STARS all return to their regularly scheduled timeslots and networks.

The final wave of CTV premiere dates also confirmed today includes CHARLIE’S ANGELS, the reboot of the 1970s TV series, premiering Sept. 22.  To celebrate the premiere, CTV has scheduled the feature film Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, starring Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz, on Monday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET.

Additionally, CTV confirmed today it will sneak peek Lorne Michael’s UP ALL NIGHT, starring Christina Applegate and Will Arnett, and FREE AGENTS, starring Emmy®-award winner Hank Azaria on Wednesday, Sept. 14 before both series make their debut on CTV Two the following week.

Further premiere dates for returning programs on CTV confirmed today include Betty White’s hilarious comedy HOT IN CLEVELAND (Oct. 5) and an all-new season of W5 (Sept. 17).

CTV also confirmed today that THE 63rd PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS, hosted by Jane Lynch and executive produced by Mark Burnett, will kick off its season of the most-watched awards shows on television, airing live from the NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 18. The live awards broadcast is preceded by 63rd PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS RED CARPET SPECIAL.

Finally, CTV announced today that it will treat viewers with the perfect primer to the CTV and CTV Two Fall 2011 seasons, an ETALK-powered CTV FALL TV PREVIEW SPECIAL, airing Saturday Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. on CTV and 7 p.m. on CTV Two.

All episodes of most new and returning series are available on demand at Watch.CTV.ca following the television premiere. Plus, catch behind the scenes extras and cast interviews for many hit CTV and CTV Two programs.

 

FALL 2011 CTV & CTV TWO PREMIERE DATES

 

All dates are subject to change. All times in ET.

The COMPLETE chronological list of all CTV and CTV Two Fall 2011 premiere dates are as follows:

 

Monday September 5

7 p.m. – DEGRASSI *NEW TO CTV TWO* (CTV Two)

11 p.m. – CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME (CTV)

 

Sunday, September 11

11 a.m. – QUESTION PERIOD **with Craig Oliver and new Co-Host Kevin Newman**

 

Monday, September 12

10 a.m. – THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW (CTV)

11 a.m. – THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW (CTV Two)

2 p.m. – THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW *NEW TO CTV* (CTV)

3 p.m. – DR. PHIL (CTV)

3 p.m. – ANDERSON *NEW* (CTV Two)

4 p.m. – DR. OZ (CTV)

4 p.m. – THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW (CTV Two)

5 p.m. – ANDERSON *NEW* (CTV)

8 p.m. – SANCTUARY *NEW TO CTV TWO* (CTV Two)

 

Tuesday, September 13

9 p.m. – THE PROTECTOR *NEW* (CTV Two)

 

Wednesday, September 14

9 p.m. – AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (CTV Two)

10 p.m. – UP ALL NIGHT *NEW* (CTV; moves to its regular timeslot on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. beginning Sept. 21 on CTV Two)

10:30 p.m. – FREE AGENTS *NEW* (CTV; moves to its regular timeslot on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 21 on CTV Two)

 

Thursday, September 15

8 p.m. – THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (CTV Two; moves to its regular timeslot on Thursdays at 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 22)

 

Saturday, September 17

5 p.m. – CTV FALL TV PREVIEW SPECIAL (CTV)

7 p.m. – W-FIVE (CTV)

7 p.m. – CTV FALL TV PREVIEW SPECIAL (CTV TWO)

 

Sunday, September 18

7 p.m. – THE 63RD PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS RED CARPET SPECIAL (CTV; live across the country)

8 p.m. – THE 63rd PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (CTV; live across the country)

 

Monday, September 19

8 p.m. – FLASHPOINT (CTV; moves to its regular timeslot on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. beginning Sept. 27)

8 p.m. – DANCING WITH THE STARS **TWO-HOUR PREMIERE, Performance** (CTV Two; moves to its regular timeslot on Mondays at 8 p.m. beginning Sept. 26 on CTV)

9 p.m. – TWO AND A HALF MEN (CTV; moves to its regular timeslot on Mondays at 9 p.m. beginning Sept. 26 on CTV Two)

9:30 p.m. – WHITNEY *NEW* (CTV; moves to its regular timeslot on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 29 on CTV)

10 p.m. – CASTLE (CTV)

 

Tuesday, September 20

8 p.m. – DANCING WITH THE STARS: MEET THE CAST (CTV)

9 p.m. – DANCING WITH THE STARS **Results** (CTV)

10 p.m. – UNFORGETTABLE *NEW* (CTV) (CTV)

 

Wednesday Sept 21

8 p.m. – THE X FACTOR – Two-hour premiere (CTV)

9 p.m. – Criminal Minds (CTV Two)

10 p.m. – CSI (CTV)

10 p.m. – Law & Order: SVU (CTV Two)

 

Thursday, September 22

7 p.m. – CHARLIE’S ANGELS *NEW* (CTV)

8 p.m. – THE BIG BANG THEORY (CTV) 

8 p.m. – THE X FACTOR *NEW, TWO-HOUR CTV Two PREMIERE* (CTV Two)

9 p.m. – GREY’S ANATOMY *TWO-HOUR PREMIERE* (CTV) 

10 p.m. – THE MENTALIST (CTV Two)

 

Friday, September 23

8 p.m. – NIKITA (CTV Two)

9 p.m. – CSI: NY (CTV)

9 p.m. – DATELINE *TWO-HOUR PREMIERE* (CTV Two) 

10 p.m. – BLUE BLOODS (CTV)

 

Saturday, September 24 

8 p.m. – THE SING-OFF *NEW, TWO-HOUR PREMIERE* (CTV) 

 

Sunday, September 25

8 p.m. – THE AMAZING RACE (CTV)

9 p.m. – DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (CTV)

10 p.m. – PAN AM *NEW* (CTV)

10 p.m. – CSI: MIAMI *NEW TO CTV TWO* (CTV Two)

 

Monday, September 26

9:30 p.m. – MIKE & MOLLY (CTV Two)

 

Wednesday, October 5

9:30 p.m. – HOT IN CLEVELAND (CTV)

 

Tuesday, October 18

8:30 p.m. – MAN UP! *NEW* (CTV Two)

 

Friday, October 21

8 p.m. – GRIMM *NEW* (CTV)

 

Sunday, October 23

7 p.m. – ONCE UPON A TIME *NEW* (CTV)

8:00pm – Friday, August 19 on CTV

Spike (Sergio Di Zio), Raf (Cle Bennett) and Sam (David Paetkau) are trapped underground after bombs tear through an office building. While Ed (Hugh Dillon), Parker (Enrico Colantoni) and Jules (Amy Jo Johnson) struggle to rescue their team members and other innocent victims, Spike uncovers another, even more powerful bomb. The Team will be unable to rescue all the trapped victims before the bomb detonates and Spike’s only chance to defuse the bomb is to find the brilliant man who built it. But with the clock ticking, can the team uncover his identity in time?

8:00pm – Friday, August 12 on CTV

Team One responds to three separate calls on Valentine’s Day: a suicidal father, an enraged knife-wielding mother, and a delusional gunman going to violent extremes to prove his love. The Team’s resolve is tested as they confront these increasingly dangerous calls, and their newest recruit Rafik Rousseau (Cl� Bennett) learns that being a member of Team One will be the toughest challenge of his life.

Season 4 of FLASHPOINT is off to a thrilling start and this Friday’s episode keeps the momentum going as Team One gains a new member: Rafik “Raf” Rousseau, played by Clé Bennett (THE LINE). 

New recruit Raf (Bennett) is a young diamond-in-the-rough recruit who tells it like it is. Strong yet soft spoken, Raf can get along with anyone, a valuable skill when the team’s goal is to keep the peace.

In Friday’s all-new episode, “A Day in the Life”, (August 12 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV), Team One responds to three separate calls on Valentine’s Day: a suicidal father, an enraged knife-wielding mother, and a delusional gunman going to violent extremes to prove his love.

The Team’s resolve is tested as they confront these increasingly dangerous calls, and their newest recruit Rafik “Raf” Rousseau (Bennett) learns that being a member of Team One will be the toughest challenge of his life.

8:00pm – Friday, August 5 on CTV

As Team One prepares to join a massive city-wide drug bust led by Detective Warren Naismith (Matthew Bennett, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA), Ed (Hugh Dillon) discovers Wordy (Michael Cram) is keeping a secret that could jeopardize his career. But when target number one, Gil Hudson (Ian Alden, G-SPOT), escapes with his girlfriend Leila (Shanly Trinidad, RELIC HUNTER), Team One realizes Naismith has compromised his own operation. Wordy puts his life on the line to save Naismith, but not without tragic consequences.