Leading up to tomorrow’s anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Hatiti, below is a breakdown of the programs and specials airing on CTV, CTV News Channel, TSN, MTV and Discovery Channel.


CTV Remembers the Disaster in Haiti a Year Later

– ETALK dedicates programming to charities and celebrities still working to make a difference in Haiti

– CTV, CTV News Channel, TSN, MTV and Discovery Channel all feature programming dedicated to Haiti’s rebuild

The following is the CTV slate of programming aimed at reminding Canadians about the ongoing recovery effort. ETALK features stories dedicated to the charities and celebrities who are working to rebuild Haiti. CTV, CTV News Channel, TSN, MTV and Discovery Channel, also feature specials leading up to the one year anniversary of the disaster, tomorrow Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011.

Below is a list of programs and specials, all times ET; visit, CTV News Channel,, and to confirm local broadcast times.




Tuesday, Jan. 11 to Friday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m.

·         Tuesday: MTV News’ Aliya-Jasmine Sovani is on the ground in Haiti and shares how people are working to make houses out of rubble.

·         Wednesday: One year after the success of Wavin’ Flag, which raised more than one million dollars, ETALK speaks to some of the artists involved. Also, fresh off his most recent trip to Haiti, Free the Children’s Craig Kielberger shares what it’s like there now.

·         Friday: ETALK’s Ben Mulroney joins Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director Paul Haggis and his celebrity friends at a special event in Los Angeles for his charity, Artists For Peace and Justice, which is dedicated to raising funds for Haiti.



Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 6 a.m.

·                     Wednesday: CTV News’s Tom Walters is in Port-au-Prince to shed light on all the work still needed to rebuild Haiti.



Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 11 p.m.

Tom Walters broadcasts from Port-au-Prince to bring Canadians news on the progress and process of rebuilding Haiti’s cities, government, economy and how they’re moving on without the many who have been lost this year.



Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 1 p.m.

Shot in rural Haiti, Free the Children’s Craig Kielburger sits down with Mia Farrow for an intimate interview about her return to the devastated country, life as a Hollywood icon and her work as a humanitarian around the world.



Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. ET

This one-hour special hosted by Marcia MacMillan tells the story of the Haitian children who have found homes here in Canada in the last year and Canadians who are making a difference in Haiti. With reports from Tom Walters in Port-au-Prince and experts around the world, CTV News Channel also looks at why the country is still on its knees asking the question, has the world aid response fallen short?



SPORTSCENTRE (all editions)

Tuesday, Jan. 11 and Wednesday, Jan. 12

Football Insider Dave Naylor broadcasts from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as seven players from the Canadian Football League Players Association spend 10 days in the country to shine a spotlight on reconstruction and rehabilitation projects, including a visit to an Oxfam program, for Huddle for Haiti. CFL players Graeme Bell, Kelly Bates and Aaron Fiacconi of the Edmonton Eskimos, Yvenson Bernard and Chris Cvetkovic of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Rolly Lumbala of the BC Lions, and Jason Jimenez of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats attend memorial services, participate in rehabilitation programs, and visit with children in Port-au-Prince.



Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 6:26 p.m. on MTV NEWS

MTV News’ Aliya-Jasmine Sovani travels to Haiti to document the country’s recovery. A full video diary of her journey will air Sunday, February 20 at 6 p.m. on MTV NEWS PRESENTS: IMPACT.




Weeknights at 7 p.m. ET

Discovery Channel’s flagship science series DAILY PLANET returns to Haiti with three new stories that look at future risks and surprising innovations. On special assignment for DAILY PLANET is MTV News’s Aliya-Jasmine Sovani who files her first report on Tuesday, Jan. 11 after meeting with local leader Patrick Massenat, and UN aid worker Eilana Nicolini, who together are leading a unique recycling program that offers vital employment opportunities for 400 people by creating environmentally-friendly – and cheaper – recycled paper briquettes out of garbage. Then on Wednesday, Jan. 12 Sovani offers two new reports, first speaking with United Nations Geophysicist In Residence, Eric Calais. Calais was tasked with a one-year project working with the Haiti Bureau of Mines, to set up a Seismic Monitoring System to record ground movement using accelerometers and GPS data to identify new fault lines and susceptible areas with the aim of reducing the risks and damage associated with earthquakes in Haiti.  Then for her final story in Haiti, Solvani meets Atlanta-based builder Jeremy Coleman who has developed a new construction technique to build homes directly out of the rubble left behind by last year’s earthquake.

We’re hearing the plans to have Jersey Shore cast member Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi could be sacked. MTV had planned to put Snooki inside of a glass ball in times square and drop her at the stroke of midnight (again, this is not a joke). But New York city officials say that’s a no go because all media outlets must adhear to the same guidlines if broadcasting from Times Square.

But now TMZ is reporting that MTV has moved the ball drop from Times Square to where it all began, the Jersey Shore house in Seaside Heights. They’ve also posted photos of the ball in question and it’s a clear glass ball with the word “Snooki” lit up across it.

God love ya, MTV.

Are you staying in for New Years Eve? Don’t want to see an orange person being lowered in a glass ball? We’ve got you covered. Take a look at our New Years Eve TV Viewing Guide. Whether you want music, or a live event.. Throng’s got you covered.


Avoiding the crowds this New Years Eve? Having your own party at home with the goold old boob tube? No problem, Throng has got you covered! We’ve rounded up some of the best programming that will help you ring in the new year in style. If you know of a program that we don’t have listed let us know in the comments and we’ll be sure to add it. Here we go!

Citytv New Years Bash 2011 (Citytv)
Citytv will ring in the New Year LIVE from Nathan Phillip’s Square in Toronto. One of Toronto’s longest running New Year’s party will kick off the night starting at 10pm/est. Hosted by Kevin Frankish and Dina Puglise (from Breakfast Television Toronto), Tracy Moore (from CityLine) and Gord Martineau (from CityNews Toronto).

Performances by Shawn Desman, Danny Fernandes, Stereos, These Kids Wear Crowns, Divine Brown and Blake McGrath.

For more information on the broadcast check out also if you’re in the area drop by. It’s a great family friendly party.

New Years in Niagara Falls (Global)
Thanks to the folks at Entertainment Tonight Canada, Niagara Falls will be set ablaze for 2011. The live show starts at 10pm/est on Global and will be hosted by ET Canada favorites Cheryl Hickey, and Rick Campanelli.

Great Big Sea, Barenaked Ladies and Kardinall Offishall will take the stage in front of almost 15,000 screaming fans.

Muchmusic’s New Years Eve Party (Muchmusic)
All of the years best music videos will air back to back to help you rock in the new year. Starts at 11pm/EST on Muchmusic.

MTV New Years Eve (MTV)
Hosted by comedian Whitney Cummings and coming to you live from Times Square in New York City. Special appearances by the cast of Jersey Shore (naturally). We hear they’re even sticking Snooki inside a ball and dropping her at the stroke of midnight. I wish I was joking, but I’m not.

Airs live at 10:30pm/est on MTV.

Dick Clark’s Rockin New Years Eve (ABC)
Dick is back for another year with the help of Ryan Seacrest, Fergie and Jenny McCarthy LIVE from Times Square. The show will feature performances from some of today’s hottest stars including Drake, Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo, Avril Lavigne, and Train.

Additional appearances by Willow Smith, Jason Derulo, La Roux, Mike Posner, Natasha Bedingfield and Far East Movement.

NBC’s New Years Eve with Carson Daily (NBC)
Carson Daily brings his late night show to New Years Eve. Performers and special guests have not been released. Show starts at 10:00pm/est on NBC.

New Years Eve Live (CNN)
After nearly getting fired last year Kathy Griffin is once again teaming up with CNN’s own Anderson Cooper for the annual event. The show will feature reports from across the world and from the show’s base in Times Square. Also guaranteed? Kathy’s off color jokes which are sure to get her fired again in 2011.

Airs live at 11:00pm/est on CNN.

CBC Specials (CBC)
CBC isn’t doing the live funny business that the rest of the networks are doing. Their going for scripted comedies and sit down interviews.

Starting at 7pm is a Just for Laughs Gala, then at 8pm is the Air Farce New Years Eve special followed by Ron James’ New Years Eve edition at 9pm. Then your boyfriend George Stroumboulopoulos will take us into the new year starting at 11pm.

Please check local listings for all air times.

They’re backkkkkk! The cast of Jersey Shore are hittin’ Seaside Heights again for the Jersey Shore Season 3 premiere Thursday January 6 @ 10pm. Gone? Angelina. In? Snook’s friend Deena. GTL my friends, GTL.

Did you miss her? Jessi is back! The fun lovin’ ginger and former co-host of MTV’s wildly popular “After Show” is back in an all new three-part series called “Jessi Cruickshank’s Real Hollywood Survival Guide”.

After moving to Los Angeles, Jessi has come across all sorts of interesting personalities. Some of the “stars” joining Jessi on the journey include former reality star and bi-sexual creep Tila Tequilia, former Jersey Shore floozy Angelina, and Dr. Drew Pinskey.

This has to be one of the funnest promo’s for a Canadian show I have ever seen, and is a must watch when the first part airs Monday, December 27th @ 8:30pm on MTV.

Check out the promo for it below:

The CRTC (Canadian Radio & Television Commission) has denied Muchmusic’s application to decrease the amount of Music Videos it has to play. CTVglobemedia asked the commission to lower the amount of video broadcast from 50% to 25% citing the availablity of these videos on other platforms make the business not as viable as it use to be. They claim the model has changed drastically since the channel launched in 1984.

They wanted to move the channel into more “lifestyle” programming taking a page from it’s sister network MTV. It’s also worth nothing that MTV (MUSIC Television) cannot technically play any music/videos because their licence is currently based on the Talk TV format.

But Senior Vice President of MuchMTV, Brad Schwartz, still expects the change to happen at some point.

That being said the commision did approve Muchmusic’s request to play more films which will continue to air as the “MuchMovie”

Do we care that MuchMusic/MTV don’t play as much music videos anymore considering the availability of them online? Let us know.

MTV closes the year with festive cheer, feisty rappers, best of specials, exclusive premieres, and women…lots of women! Host Dan Levy shows viewers how to survive the hustle and bustle of the holiday season in DAN LEVY’S HOLIDO’S AND DON’TS (Dec. 13).

Former Host Jessi Cruickshank provides a tour of her new home away from home in JESSI CRUICKSHANK’S REAL HOLLYWOOD SURVIVAL GUIDE (Dec. 27-29). Rounding up the best, worst, and most ridiculous happenings of 2010 are exclusive specials MTV NEWS BEST OF 2010 (Dec. 21) and MOVIE NIGHT’S YEAR IN REVIEW IN 2D (Dec. 23).

MTV also unwraps the life of a new hip-hop queen in NICKI MINAJ: MY TIME NOW (Dec. 6) and keeps things controversial with the series premiere of THE VICE GUIDE TO EVERYTHING (Dec. 13), covering the most taboo subjects in Vice Magazine.

Viewers can travel with Host Sharlene Chiu as she explores the trés magnifique city of Lyon, France in SHARLENE VS. LYON (Dec. 20) and then join her in Texas as she explores a musical mecca in MTV NEWS: AUSTIN CITY LIMITS (Dec. 22).


MTV Holiday Programming:



MTV Exclusive Special – Monday, Dec. 13 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT

MTV Host Dan Levy eases the pain of the holidays in DAN LEVY’S HOLIDO’S AND DON’TS, providing his ultimate Holiday Survival Guide for the upcoming season. Levy covers all of the holiday bases; providing cheap shopping tips, unveiling his Christmas wish-list, and visiting an acting coach to practice how to react when receiving a heinous present.



MTV Special – Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 6:26 p.m. ET/PT

Featuring some of the most shocking stories of the year, MTV NEWS reflects on the best of 2010. Host Aliya-Jasmine Sovani, with reporters Sharlene Chiu and Johnny Hockin look at a whirlwind year, covering the biggest stories of 2010 in pop culture and beyond. Also revealed are the staff’s top five picks for best album, song, and video of 2010.



MTV Special – Thursday Dec. 23 at 6:26 p.m. ET/PT

Breakout the popcorn! From the biggest blockbusters to the surprise hit flicks of the year, host Johnny Hockin counts down MOVIE NIGHT’s ten favourite films of 2010.


MTV Exclusive Specials:



Exclusive Special – Monday, Dec. 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

In this one-hour documentary, fans are given unprecedented access to the life of the Queen Bee of hip-hop. Cameras capture Minaj in the most intimate moments as she prepares for her first VMAs performance and copes with the stress of releasing her debut album Pink Friday. Minaj also travels back to her native Trinidad for a special performance, and opens up about the pleasures and perils of becoming one of the next big superstars. Catch a sneak peek of the special here.



Series Premiere – Monday, Dec. 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Starting as a magazine notorious for controversial headlines and promotion of all things sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll, Vice Magazine has kept everyone talking. Now expanding its cultural prowess, THE VICE GUIDE TO EVERYTHING explores the most interesting and absurd people, news, sub-cultures, and rituals. This new series explores a unique but still very controversial look into politics, art, fashion, and the environment. Click here for a clip.



MTV Exclusive – Monday, Dec. 20 at 6:26 p.m. ET

In this episode of SHARLENE VS., host Sharlene Chiu travels to magnificent Lyon, France for the Nuits Sonores Music Festival. Chiu experiences the stunning French city through its boucherons, hidden alleys, indie markets, and shady bars. Artist appearances include The Almighty Defenders, Liars, Busy P, Uffie, and Thee Oh Sees.



MTV Exclusive – Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 6:26 p.m.  ET/PT 

MTV NEWS reporter Sharlene Chiu saddles up and heads south to capture every moment of the legendary Austin City Limits music festival in Texas. This three day event features over 130 artists with performances by The Strokes and MIA. Chiu also sits down to chat with Vampire Weekend, Local Natives, The Flaming Lips, and Band of Horses. Click here for a sneak peek clip.



MTV Special – Part One – Monday, Dec. 27 at 8:30 p.m. ET 

In this exclusive three part series, former MTV Host Jessi Cruickshank takes on the bright lights of Hollywood, providing the low-down on how to come out on top in L.A. Cruickshank begins with a look into finding work among the stars. With her signature sarcasm on everything from celebs to navigating breast sizes and tan shades, Cruickshank shows viewers how to survive in the city she now calls home.


Part Two – Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 8:30 p.m. ET

Notorious for its nightlife, Jessi takes on L.A. after dark – from the most elite clubs to the hottest red carpets. Cruickshank explores what is just the right amount of “slutty” for the clubs, and how to become a VIP.


Part Three – Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 8:30 p.m. ET

Partying like a rock star has its costs. In the final installment, Jessi goes into recovery mode and shows viewers how to nurse an epic Hollywood hangover.  

MTV gives viewers access to the world’s most extraordinary and shocking stories across the globe in “The Vice Guide to Everything,” a groundbreaking investigative series premiering Monday, December 6, 2010 at 11PM ET/PT.  

From searching for Al Qaeda in Yemen to testing out fashionable bulletproof jackets in Bogota, Vice correspondents take viewers on a globetrotting odyssey as they investigate real stories. The series features Vice founder Shane Smith, his fearless reporters Ryan Duffy and Thomas Morton, and guest appearances by Spike Jonze among others. 

“Vice has always uncovered the most distinctive and provocative news stories in all genres,” said Shannon Fitzgerald, MTV’s Vice President and Head of East Coast Development.  “Through the creative filter of the Vice brand, this series will take viewers on an exhilarating journey, revealing unique slivers of life from all corners of the world—bringing young people news that mainstream media often ignores.”

“When Vice magazine first started, all we cared about was sex, drugs and rock’n roll.  But as we started traveling around the world, we got more into politics, culture, fashion, art, and the environment—basically everything. And this is that – ‘The Vice Guide To Everything,’” said the series’ star and Vice founder Shane Smith.  “It’s a series about the absurdity of the modern condition: the most interesting people, news, sub-cultures and rituals on the planet. It’s the stuff you don’t get from the mainstream media – that you absolutely need to know – and you won’t stop talking about it.”

Shane Smith – Vice Founder

As one of the founders of Vice and a lead correspondent for its online video arm, Shane has traveled to North Korea, Iran, Liberia, Beirut, Sudan and other destinations in search of captivating stories. In addition to Vice, Shane has done short but meaningful professional stints as a currency arbitrageur in Eastern Europe, construction workers, musician, club promoter, screenplay writer and petty criminal.

Ryan Duffy- Vice Correspondent

Ryan Duffy started with Vice as an intern and in seven years has become the resident “beautiful baby boy.”  While on assignment in Colombia, Duffy once saw a man make love to a donkey for 30 minutes. Duffy also hates The Cure and Fugazi.

Thomas Morton aka “Baby Balls” – Vice Correspondent

Thomas Morton is the online editor of Vice and has been part of the family for six years. His nickname is “Baby Balls” because he is a small but fearless. He has crawled through the sewers of Bogota, immersed himself with underground gay leather daddies, and gone hunting for moonshine with the Gullah people of South Carolina.

Vice’s Joseph Patel is the series Supervising Producer. The series was developed by Liz Gateley, SVP Series Development for MTV and Shannon Fitzgerald and George McTeague serve as executive producers for MTV.

President Barack Obama reaches out to today’s youth and answers their questions in the commercial-free live special A CONVERSATION WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA, airing exclusively on MTV in Canada on Thursday, October 14 at 4 p.m. ET.

An audience of approximately 250 youth representing a broad range of backgrounds, interests, and political viewpoints meet with the U.S. President to discuss the future of the youth generation and have an open, honest discussion about the hottest topics in the world today.

A CONVERSATION WITH BARACK OBAMA features an extensive Q & A session, where U.S. President Obama answers audience questions on a wide range of topics from the studio audience. Viewers who want their voices heard, but are unable to be in the studio audience can submit their questions to the U.S. President online via Twitter.

The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers gets intimate with his Canadian fans as he debuts his new album in the 30-minute special BRANDON FLOWERS PLAYS WITH MTV NEWS, premiering Friday, September 17 at 9 p.m. ET.

Performing live in front of a studio audience from MTV’s Masonic Temple in Toronto, Flowers performs a selection of songs from his new solo album Flamingo.

Flowers also sits down with MTV NEWS hosts Aliya-Jasmine Sovani, Johnny Hockin, and Sharlene Chiu and opens up about his love of Las Vegas, going solo, his influences, and the future of The Killers.

Brandon Flowers is the most popular frontman of the new wave revival, which swept through America and England during the early 2000s. As frontman of The Killers, he helped popularize a genre that had fallen out of fashion for nearly two decades.

Flowers drew influence from a number of ’80s synth pop bands including New Order, Echo & the Bunnymen, and the Psychedelic Furs, while writing the songs that comprised his band’s multi-platinum debut, Hot Fuss. Flamingo, available in Canada on September 14, marks the launch of Flowers’ solo career.       

Flowers performs at the Masonic Temple, home to MTV in Canada. The long-standing landmark at the corner of Davenport and Yonge was home to concerts by David Bowie, The Pogues, as well as Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Led Zeppelin, and The Ramones before its transformation into the Canadian home of MTV. The venue has operated under various names and served as a rehearsal space for The Rolling Stones.