Global TV

Big Brother 13 premieres Thursday, July 7 at 9 pm on Global/CBS. The cast and the “big twist” were revealed earlier this week. The funny thing is, only 8 houseguests were revealed. The twist is that former duos from Big Brother past will play a “significant” role in the upcoming game. CBS has listed a few possible names on their website including Jeff & Jordan, Rachel & Brendon, Dick & Daniele, Jessie & Natalie, Hayden & Enzo and Dr. Will & Mike “Boogie”.

Apparently these are just “names” that CBS has floated around but might not be the actual duo’s ending up in the house on premiere night. They are looking to add 3 duo’s bringing our houseguest count up to 14.

Here are the lucky 8 that will live it up this summer:

Adam Poch
A 39 year-old Music Inventory Manager from Hoboken, NJ

Cassi Colvin
A 26 year-old model from Nashville, TN.

Dominic Briones
A 25 year-old college student from San Mateo, CA.

Kalia Booker
A 30-year old writer from Los Angels, CA

Keith Henderson
A 32 year-old Human Resources Manager from Boilingbrook, IL.

Lawon Exum
A 29-year old Legal File Clerk from Inglewood, CA.

Porsche Briggs
A VIP Cocktail Waitress from Miami, FL.

Shelly Moore
A 41-year old Outdoors Industry Executive from Prairieville, LA.

The perennial summertime favourite Big Brother is coming back to Global this July for it’s 13th season.

The show takes a group of strangers, throws them in a house and cuts them off from the outside world for 3 months. Each week they vote to evict each other until one person is left standing. Camera’s and microphones record their every move which is also broadcast on a 24/7 internet stream and on Big Brother: After Dark exclusive to Global’s reality network Global Reality Channel.

The show will be hosted again by Julie Chen and will air Wednesdays at 8pm, Thursdays at 9pm and Sundays at 8pm.

No announcement on potential houseguests or twists have been made.

Canwest is now Shaw Media

The Canadian Media landscape has changed, yet again.

On October 22, the CRTC gave Shaw approval for Shaw to take over controlling interest in the now defunct Canwest Global brand. The deal, said to be worth over $2-Billion Canadian, will see Shaw taking over interest of Canwest’s conventional tv channels and 19 speciality. Global Television, Food Network, TVtropolis and HGTV Canada will all now be under the control of the newly named “Shaw Media”.

This deal had been in the works for over a year but just got approval for the go ahead. No word on what changes could come to these networks but it could bring more money into the networks that would give a boost to home-grown productions. Or more money would be available to buy American shows for broadcast north of the border.

This isn’t the first time a large purchase like this has happened in Canada. A couple of months ago Bell Canada put the plans in motion to purchase CTV 100% including it’s Broadcast and Online properties. The deal is going under CRTC approval but it should be a done deal in 2011.

Style knows no bounds…Fashion came to life today as Canwest launched a newly designed website (GlobalTV.com/runway) for the hit reality series and Gemini Award-winning, Project Runway Canada.

Starting Tuesday, January 27th – 10pm ET/PT the first of 14 episodes premieres on Global.

“From exclusive interviews and designer inspiration pages, to an extensive photo gallery and episodic streaming, the site fully complements the on-air broadcast,” says Pary Bell, VP Content, Canwest Digital Media. “We’ve gone beyond eye-catching graphics and high-impact imagery and brought users two steps closer to the action, creating a robust and comprehensive package fans will love.”

The user-friendly site features an array of exclusive content fans won’t find anywhere else. Users can peruse inspiration pages on all 14 designer hopefuls and their personal style, behind-the-scenes photo galleries, a L’Oréal Paris beauty page providing professional advice and the option to vote on a show related question each week.

Additional elements include home video submissions, official casting call clips, as well as an update on season one contestants in a special “Life After Runway” segment.

To fully experience the Project Runway Canada website and all of its many new features, fans can visit GlobalTV.com/runway or Slice.ca/runway.

Style icon and international supermodel, Iman, returns as Host and leads a panel of expert industry insiders who will judge the talent and skills of 14 promising new designers from across the country. Respected Canadian fashion designer Brian Bailey will once again act as mentor to the designers as they take on weekly fashion challenges.

Faced with do-or-die tasks and extreme pressure, these aspiring designers endure the added stress of living under the same roof. Only one designer will win it all – a cover and feature spread in ELLE Canada, a professional portfolio photo shoot courtesy of L’Oréal Paris, a ‘Runway to Retail’ business mentorship with Winners, and $100,000 to start their own fashion line.

Resident judges Rita Silvan, Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Canada, and Shawn Hewson, Creative Director of Bustle Clothing will be joined by an exciting line-up of celebrity guest judges each week, including actress Elisha Cuthbert, fashion model Coco Rocha and designer Wayne Clark.

Project Runway Canada encores on SLICETM beginning Saturday, January 31 at 9pm and again on Mondays at 10pm ET/PT.

Project Runway Canada is produced by Insight Production Company Ltd. Project Runway Canada’s Executive Producers are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby, Supervising Producer is Andrea Gabourie.

GLOBAL TELEVISION: New Episode Alert for the Week of January 21, 2008

**PICK OF THE WEEK**

THE GUARD
ORIGINAL SERIES PREMIERE
Tuesday, January 22 at 10PM ET/PT

Episode: Waheguru

Andrew fails to save a Sikh woman and her children from drowning; Miro falls into a credit card scam.

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**ALL NEW EPISODES**

PRISON BREAK

Monday, January 21 at 8PM ET/PT

THE GUARD (Canadian Original)

Tuesday, January 22 at 10PM ET/PT

POWER OF 10

Wednesday, January 23 at 8PM ET/PT

CELEBRITY APPRENTICE

Thursday, January 24 at 9PM ET/PT

THE LIMELIGHTERS (Canadian Original)

Thursday, January 24 at 10PM ET/PT

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

Friday, January 25 at 9PM ET/PT

LAS VEGAS

Friday, January 25 at 10PM ET/PT

‘DA KINK IN MY HAIR (Canadian Original – Season Finale)

Sunday, January 27 at 7:30PM ET/PT

THE SIMPSONS

Sunday, January 27 at 8PM ET/PT

KING OF THE HILL

Sunday, January 27 at 8:30PM ET/PT

AMERICAN DAD

Sunday, January 27 at 9:30PM ET/PT

SHARK

Sunday, January 27 at 10PM ET/PT

GLOBAL TELEVISION: New Episode Alert for the Week of January 14, 2008

**PICK OF THE WEEK**

PRISON BREAK

Monday, January 14 at 8PM ET/PT

Episode: BOXED IN

After raising the suspicions of the Panamanian Army, Michael sweats out solitary Sona-style while Bellick weathers the fight of his life. Susan sets her sights on Sucre as T-Bag schemes his way into the escape.

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**ALL NEW EPISODES**

PRISON BREAK

Monday, January 14 at 8PM ET/PT

NCIS

Tuesday, January 15 at 8PM ET/PT

POWER OF 10

Wednesday, January 16 at 8PM ET/PT

KITCHEN NIGHTMARES

Wednesday, January 16 at 9PM ET/PT (Network Premiere)

CELEBRITY APPRENTICE

Thursday, January 17 at 9PM ET/PT

THE LIMELIGHTERS (Canadian Original)

Thursday, January 17 at 10PM ET/PT

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

Friday, January 18 at 9PM ET/PT

LAS VEGAS

Friday, January 18 at 10PM ET/PT

‘DA KINK IN MY HAIR (Canadian Original)

Sunday, January 20 at 7:30PM ET/PT

GLOBAL TELEVISION CONTINUES STELLAR PERFORMANCE THROUGHOUT FALL SEASON

NETWORK DOMINATES TOP 10 IN KEY MARKETS

– AND –

HOUSE IS CANADA’S #1 SERIES

– PLUS –

CANADA’S FAVOURITES RETURN IN JANUARY 2008

Three months following the launch of the Fall Season, Global Television continues to rise to the occasion and deliver the goods. House is the country’s #1 series, averaging nearly 2.8 million viewers per episode. Now in its fourth season, House has steadily increased its audience by 16% in the key demo Adults 18-49 and total viewers.

Additionally, Global’s Top 10 numbers are building in the three key metered markets: five of the top shows in both Toronto and Vancouver, and six in Calgary, maintaining its competitive edge within the television landscape.

While on the home front, Canadian Original productions have taken the lead with Are You Smarter Than a Canadian 5th Grader? and Entertainment Tonight Canada – capping off the fall season as the #1 Original Series and the #1 Entertainment News Magazine, respectively, for the key demo A18-49 nationally.

Global’s momentum carries forward into the New Year, with a proven powerhouse line-up of returning fan favourites including: The Celebrity Apprentice, Survivor, Prison Break, and the highly anticipated launch of the new Canadian Original Series, The Guard – complete list below.

All New Seasons & Specials:

The Celebrity Apprentice – Thurs., January 3 – 9pm ET/PT

The Guard (New Canadian Original Series) – Tues., January 22 – 10pm ET/PT

Survivor – Thurs., February 7 – 8pm ET/PT

50th Grammy Awards – Sun., February 10 – 8pm ET/PT

Big Brother – Tuesdays – 9pm, Wednesdays & Sundays – 8pm ET/PT, starting February 12

All New Episodes:

Back to You

Bones

‘da Kink in my Hair

House

Las Vegas

My Name is Earl

Prison Break

Shark

The Simpsons

A GLOBAL TELEVISION PRIMETIME UPDATE

KITCHEN NIGHTMARES – WED NOV 7 – 9pm ET/PT **JOINING GLOBAL’S SCHEDULE**

BONES – TUES NOV 6 – 10pm ET/PT **ALL-NEW DAY & TIME**

ET CANADA **TOP 20 COUNTDOWN OF CANADA’S HOTTEST BACHELORS** TUES NOV 6 TO FRI NOV 9 – 7:00pm ET/PT

– PLUS –

THE 103rd ANNUAL SANTA CLAUS PARADE **DIRECT FROM TORONTO** SUN NOV 18 – 4:00PM ET/PT

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HIGHLIGHTS:

BONES **ALL-NEW DAY & TIME**

Tuesday November 6 – 10pm ET/PT

“Intern in the Incinerator”: The team suspects their own colleagues after the burnt remains of an intern at the Jeffersonian are found in the building’s incinerator. At first it’s thought that she might have been killed because she was working on an artifact in the Widow’s Son case, but then things become more complicated when romantic ties between her and another employee at the Jeffersonian surface. Meanwhile Booth poses as Cam’s boyfriend on one of her family get-togethers.

KITCHEN NIGHTMARES **JOINING GLOBAL’S SCHEDULE**

Wednesday, November 7 – 9pm ET/PT

Hell hath no fury like an angry chef, and no chef has a sharper temper than Gordon Ramsay when things go wrong in the kitchen. The star of the highly rated culinary boot camp Hells’s Kitchen comes to Global with a sizzling unscripted series, KITCHEN NIGHTMARES. Chef Ramsay will hit the road, in each episode tackling a restaurant in crisis and exposing the stressful realities of trying to run a successful food business.

ET CANADA **TOP 20 COUNTDOWN OF CANADA’S HOTTEST BACHELORS**

Tuesday, November 6 – Friday, November 9 – 7:00pm ET/PT

Oh Canada! Starting Tuesday, November 6th and each night thereafter ET Canada counts down the top 20 hottest bachelors the nation has to offer. Judged by a panel of experts, including renowned Entertainment Host and lead of Coverguy Search 2007, John Nightingale; Head of Ford Models Toronto, Diane Lang; and sex and relationship columnist Josey Vogels – it’ll take more than just looks to score this coveted number one spot.

THE 103rd ANNUAL SANTA CLAUS PARADE **DIRECT FROM TORONTO**

Sunday, November 18 – 4:00PM ET/PT

Naughty or nice…the holidays officially begin when the man in red kicks off the festivities exclusively on Global Television with the beloved Santa Claus Parade. Fans can tune in for full coverage of the Parade’s 103rd Edition, direct from Toronto. Co-hosts Susan Hay and Leslie Roberts return to welcome fans and provide colour commentary throughout one of the season’s most cherished celebration.

Global Television NOVEMBER 2007 Fast Picks

‘DA KINK IN MY HAIR – ALL NEW EPISODES BEGIN SUN NOV 4 – 7:30pm ET/PT **WITH SPECIAL GUEST CASTING FEAT. – JULLY BLACK, KESHIA CHANTẾ AND FARLEY FLEX**

PLUS…

THE SIMPSONS – SUN NOV 4 – 8pm ET/PT **HALLOWEEN SPECIAL “TREEHOUSE OF HORROR”**

– FOLLOWED BY –

FAMILY GUY – SUN NOV 4 – 9pm ET/PT **2-PART 100th EPISODE SPECIAL**

AND…

HEROES – MON NOV 5 – 7pm ET/PT **ONE-TIME ONLY PRE-RELEASE**

– FOLLOWED BY –

PRISON BREAK – MON NOV 5 – 8pm ET/PT **SPECIAL TWO-HOUR EPISODE**

*SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS*

ET CANADA – MON NOV 12 TO FRI NOV 16 – 7pm ET/PT **WEEKLONG “DREAM WEDDING” SPECIAL**

SHARK – SUN NOV 18 – 10pm ET/PT **SPECIAL DATE & TIME, ALL-NEW EPISODE**

KILLER WAVES – FRI NOV 23/SAT NOV 24 – 8pm ET/PT **TWO-PART CANADIAN TELEVISION PREMIERE**

UPDATES:

ALL-NEW ” ‘DA KINK IN MY HAIR “…From Creators trey anthony and Ngozi Paul

Sunday, November 4 – 7:30pm ET/PT **JULLY BLACK AND FARLEY FLEX GUEST STAR **

“Chicken”: Caribana is underway and the shop is pulsing with music – except the air conditioner is on the fritz. Joy enlists Dre to help sell her famous Jerk Chicken at the parade but runs into some trouble when she’s caught without a license.

Sunday, November 18 – 7:30pm ET/PT **KESHIA CHANTẾ GUEST STARS*

“Empty Bag Can’t Stand Up”: A reporter from Toronto’s top Caribbean magazine interviews Novelette for a spot in their upcoming issue. Meanwhile, Starr desperately tries to share her latest obsession with yoga to Joy who is uninterested…until Starr’s yoga instructor stops by. Competitive to a fault, an overachieving Starr pushes herself too far. Keshia Chanté guest stars.

Sunday, November 25 – 7:30pm ET/PT

“Love Can’t Wrap Up In A Paper”: It’s obvious to everyone but the Campbell sisters that Dwayne, the hair care salesman, is interested in Novelette. Despite this, Joy makes a pass at him but things get complicated when the two move forward with plans to do business together. Starr’s secret is nearly revealed when her adoptive mother shows up.

THE SIMPSONS **HALLOWEEN SPECIAL**

Sunday, November 4 – 8pm ET/PT

Back with a new bag of tricks..audiences are sure to get a treat out of the 18th installment of The Simpsons Halloween special, “Treehouse of Horror”. This year fans will get spooked with parodies of the films “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” and famous sci-fi flick, “ET”.

FAMILY GUY **2-PART 100th EPISODE SPECIAL**

Sunday, November 4 – 9pm ET/PT

“Stewie Kills Lois” (Part 1): Lois and Peter sail off on a cruise. Jealous that he was left behind, Stewie’s matricidal tendencies are rekindled. When Brian challenges him to actually do it, Stewie carries out his diabolical plan.

Sunday, November 11 – 9pm ET/PT

“Lois Kills Stewie” (Part 2): Lois has mysteriously returned to Quahog after her presumed death at Stewie’s hands and revealed him to be the attempted killer. Now a wanted criminal and hunted by the police, Stewie abducts his family and goes on the run (with just enough time to audition for American Idol).

HEROES **ONE-TIME ONLY PRE-RELEASE**

Monday, November 5 – 7pm ET/PT

“Out of Time”: Peter and Caitlin learn about the end stage affects of the Heroes virus. Many of the Heroes work together to fight the nightmare-man. West meets HRG. Hiro and Kensei’s journey comes to a head. Guest starring Shalim Ortiz (Alejandro), Adair Tishler (Molly Walker), Jimmy Jean-Louis (Mysterious Haitian).

Monday, November 12 – 9pm ET/PT

“Four Months Ago”: The events of the “missing four months” are explored. Mr. Bennet moves his family to California, while Maya and Alejandro discover they must make their way to the U.S. Meanwhile, a mysterious killer stalks the previous generation’s Heroes.

PRISON BREAK **SPECIAL TWO-HOUR EPISODE**

Monday, November 5 – 8pm ET/PT

“Photo Finish/Vamonos”: When an inmate is found murdered, Whistler becomes the prime suspect and Michael must prove his innocence in order to save his life; Michael demands evidence from Susan that Sarah is alive, or he will cancel the escape; Lincoln and Sofia monitor the guards’ morning rituals; Mahone gets an offer that may get him a ticket out of Sona.

Monday, November 19 – 8pm ET/PT

“Bag and Burn”: The Company has given Linc four days to get Whistler out of Sona, but Susan B. decides to act on her own, bypassing Michael. Meanwhile, Lechero faces a challenge from Sammy; Linc and Sucre try again to rescue LJ; Sofia learns some new things about Whistler; and Mahone, still strung out, testifies.

SHARK **SPECIAL DATE & TIME, ALL-NEW EPISODE**

Sunday, November 18th – 10pm ET/PT

For one week only, viewers can tune in for a brand new episode of this hit crime drama.

“Burning Sensation”: Sebastian’s team learns a firefighter is the victim of a serial arsonist. As the investigation progresses, Sebastian discovers the victim died while attempting to save a person that may have been murdered before the blaze was set.

**Note: An all-new BROTHERS & SISTERS will return the following Sunday, November 25

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SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS:

ET CANADA **WEEKLONG “DREAM WEDDING” SPECIAL**

Monday November 12 to Friday November 16 – 7pm ET/PT

Direct from Antigua, ET Canada reporter, Kim D’Eon, will follow the winning “Dream Wedding” couple, Priya and Alex as they are pampered and prepped for their big day on the beach when they tie the knot in a special – and surprise packed – ceremony.

ARE YOU SMARTER THAT A CANADIAN 5TH GRADER? **SPECIAL CANADIAN EDITION**

Thursday, November 1/8/15/22 – 9pm ET/PT

In this special five-episode homegrown version of the hit game show, fans can tune in to watch gutsy adults challenge their grey matter on grade school knowledge aided by a panel of seven kid classmates. Tune in to meet the nation’s 5th Grade class, with Host, comedian Colin Mochrie.

KILLER WAVES **CANADIAN TELEVISION PREMIERE**

Friday, November 23 & Saturday November 24 – 8pm ET/PT

Viewers shouldn’t miss this action packed and disaster filled two-part mini-series about a conspiracy theory come true. East coast cities are devastated by a tidal wave when a large corporation conspires to win a multi-billion dollar contact from the government for the creation of a protective sea wall.