The Big Bang Theory

8:00pm – Thursday, March 10 on CTV

Leonard (Johnny Galecki) must choose between his new girlfriend Priya (Aarti Mann) and his friendship with Penny (Kaley Cuoco). Meanwhile, Howard (Simon Helberg) drives Sheldon (Jim Parsons) crazy with a magic trick.

8:00pm – Thursday, January 20 on CTV

Tension runs high when everyone is staying at the same hotel for a science event. Meanwhile, Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) runs into her ex-boyfriend (guest star Rick Fox, DANCING WITH THE STARS).

The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki has landed a guest spot on the upcoming final season of Entourage.

The actor, who plays Leonard on the sitcom, has signed on for a guest appearance as himself on Entourage where he will play a “tougher” version of himself.

It is believed that Galecki’s character will attempt to pull Eric’s (Kevin Connelly) on-again/off-again girlfriend Sloan (Emmanuelle Chriqui) during his guest stint.

Entourage will return this year.

Source: E! Online

Beginning in January, even more of CTV’s killer primetime lineup will be up and available for streaming.

For the first time in Canada, new episodes of CSI, CSI: MIAMI and CSI: NEW YORK will be available on demand online following the television debut.

It all starts with CSI: MIAMI on Monday, January 3.  The hugely successful franchise is a proven fan-favourite with the Season 9 premiere of CSI: MIAMI attracting 2.62 million viewers on CTV, and combined averaging 2.044 million viewers on TV through the first half of this broadcast season.

 

Highlights from CTV.ca’s mid-season schedule:

 

– Comedy favourites TWO AND A HALF MEN and MIKE & MOLLY are available Tuesday, Jan. 4.

– CTV’s award-winning original series FLASHPOINT makes its mid-season premiere with riveting new episodes, on demand Wednesday, Jan. 5.

– Canada’s #1 series THE BIG BANG THEORY and #1 new series $#*! MY DAD SAYS  are back with new episodes on Friday, Jan. 7.

– The highly anticipated series debut of daytime talk show THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW joins CTV.ca’s online roster on the same day of the television premiere, Monday, Jan. 10.

– Comedy hit HOT IN CLEVELAND is back online with the Season 2 premiere Tuesday, Jan. 25.

– THE LISTENER is available on demand beginning Saturday, Jan. 30. Listener.CTV.ca will also feature great extras including an intuitive problem-solving game.

– All-new comedy series MR. SUNSHINE, starring Matthew Perry and Allison Janney, joins the CTV.ca lineup on Tuesday, Feb. 8.

– LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES returns to CTV.ca with new episodes on Thursday, Feb. 10.

– With last season earning 66% more on demand views than the previous season online, THE AMAZING RACE is back Monday, Feb. 21.

8:00pm – Thursday, December 16 on CTV

The guys find a “super” use for Penny’s (Kaley Cuoco) new boyfriend, Zack (guest star Brian Thomas Smith, A GOOD KNIGHT’S QUEST), when they enter a costume contest as the Justice League.

With the Fall Television Season now complete, data from BBM Canada confirms that CTV has built upon its #1 position with one of its strongest Fall Seasons in years.

With five of the Top 5 most-watched programs, CTV can lay claim to the #1 series, #1 drama, #1 comedy and #1 reality series.

Meanwhile, $#*! MY DAY SAYS has become an instant hit as Canada’s #1 new series. With an average audience of 2.09 million viewers, $#*! MY DAD SAYS is also the most-watched new Fall program on Canadian television since CSI: NEW YORK premiered in 2004. Landing at #9 on the list of the Top 10 highest-rated programs on Canadian television this Fall for A25-54, the series led CTV to claim six of the Top 7 new programs of the season.

A ratings report card of the past 12 weeks shows that CTV ends the Fall Season firmly at the top of the charts and leading in all genres, including Canada’s #1 series and #1 comedy, THE BIG BANG THEORY, the only program to average more than 3 million viewers. CTV also has the #1 reality series, THE AMAZING RACE, which had its most successful Fall season ever, landing at #2 on the Top 20 list with an average audience of 2.72 million viewers. GREY’S ANATOMY (#3) reclaims its crown as Canada’s #1 drama with 2.71 million viewers. Meanwhile, DANCING WITH THE STARS (#8) had its most successful season of all time, while CASTLE (#17) became firmly entrenched in the Top 20 and BLUE BLOODS (#19) became CTV’s second new series to crack the Top 20.

Averaging 1.78 million viewers in primetime, CTV’s strong Fall lineup saw the network increase its lead significantly over Global, and now leads its nearest rival by 83%, compared to a 58% difference last Fall. Indeed, CTV saw its overall primetime audience increase slightly by 2% versus Fall 2009, while Global dropped 12%.

CTV also had great success this Fall with the world’s first THE BIG BANG THEORY strip. The strip averaged 1.34 million viewers airing four nights a week at 7:30 p.m. on CTV, consistently winning its timeslot and increasing the timeslot average by 210% for total viewers and by an incredible 331% for A18-34.

8:00pm – Thursday, December 9 on CTV

Amy (Mayim Bialik) finds she has sexual feelings for Penny’s (Kaley Cuoco) ex, while Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) and Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) try to prove who would be the better superhero.

This holiday season, The Comedy Network goes nutcrackers with an entire month of Yuletide tomfoolery. From South Park to Springfield, Colbert to CORNER GAS, Comedy keeps the fa-la-la-la-laughter rising even as the temperature drops.

But first, an extra special gift to viewers this holiday season comes wrapped in a Bo with the Canadian premiere of BO BURNHAM: WORDS,WORDS,WORDS. Burham is set to burn up Canadian Television Saturday, Dec. 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT only on The Comedy Network

The non-traditional, traditional festivities kick off the most wonderful time of the year on Dec. 5 with Christmas in SOUTH PARK’s four-weeks of holiday themed episodes Sundays at 9 p.m. and 9:30 ET/PT.

Continuing the month-long festivities, more cheers and jeers with seasonal favourites from Stephen Colbert, THE BIG BANG THEORY and more, featuring ratings juggernaut JEFF DUNHAM’S VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, Friday, Dec. 10 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

On Dec. 24, while children lose their minds in anticipation of Santa, Comedy viewers have their holiday wishes fulfilled with a day jam-packed with festive fare beginning with IT’S A VERY RED GREEN CHRISTMAS, Friday, Dec. 24 at 6 a.m. ET/PT and continuing with seasonal faves from CORNER GAS,THE SIMPSONS,SOUTH PARK and MY NAME IS EARL.

Ring in Dec. 25 with THE BIG BANG THEORY starting at 8 a.m. ET/PT and save room on Dec. 26 for The Comedy Network’s LEFTOVER ROASTS BOXING DAY MARATHON when some of the world’s greatest train-wreck celebrities get skewered by their famous funny friends.

And finally, say sayonara to 2010 with all 107 episodes of Canada’s favourite, homegrown comedy series with The Comedy Network’s complete CORNER GAS-A-Thon, starting on Dec. 31 at 5 p.m. ET/PT.

 

Below is a chronological sample of holiday highlights. For full schedules please visit ctvmedia.ca/comedy:

 

BO BURNHAM: WORDS,WORDS,WORDS – Dec. 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

In 2006, 16-year-old Bo Burnham posted two of his comedic songs on YouTube. Today, with over 60 million views on his channel, this 20-year-old comedian/singer/songwriter/musician, is the youngest person ever to record a COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS special. Burnham’s mix of intelligent, silly and sometimes offensive lyrics have pushed him to the forefront of the new comic scene. Taped in Burnham’s hometown of Boston, WORDS, WORDS, WORDS displays his unique wordplay and comedic musical styling. Through song, Burnham pontificates on how Hitler rose to power and shares his version of a Shakespearean sonnet – if the Bard had written porn that is.

 

Christmas in SOUTH PARK

Dec. 5 through the end of December, the fourth graders of SOUTH PARK kick Santa in the pants with the most heartwarmingly foul-mouthed holiday favourites.

 

Sunday, Dec. 5

9 p.m. ET/PT – “Mr. Hanky’s Christmas Classics”

9:30 p.m. ET/PT – “Are You There God? It’s Me, Jesus”

 

Sunday, Dec. 12

9 p.m. ET/PT – “A Very Crappy Christmas”

9:30 p.m. ET/PT – “Red Sleigh Down”

 

Sunday, Dec 19

9 p.m. ET/PT – “It’s Christmas in Canada”

9:30 p.m. ET/PT – “Woodland Critter Christmas”

 

Christmas Specials

Friday, Dec. 10

11 p.m. ET/PT – JEFF DUNHAM’S VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

In this one-hour stand-up special, Dunham’s motley crew of puppets offer their unique perspective on the holidays. Puppet pals Walter, Peanut, Achmed the Dead Terrorist and Melvin put the “eff” into festive with an hour of hilarity that is anything but traditional.

 

Saturday, Dec. 11

10 p.m. ET/PT – A COLBERT CHRISTMAS: THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL

In this one-hour musical comedy special, a snowed-in Colbert weathers the storm with help from his friends Feist, Toby Keith, John Legend, Willie Nelson, and Jon Stewart.

 

Saturday, Dec. 18

5 p.m. ET/PT –A MUPPETS CHRISTMAS: LETTERS TO SANTA

In this one-hour special, the Muppets mistakenly intercept three letters sent by children to Santa Claus and attempt to fix the problems created by their mishap. Celebrity appearances include Whoopi Goldberg, Jane Krakowski, Uma Thurman, Nathan Lane, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and more.

 

A SIMPSONS Christmas

It wouldn’t be the holidays without the seasonal satire of Springfield’s favourite animated family! Beginning Saturday, Dec. 18, The Comedy Network delivers the ultimate, classic SIMPSONS Christmas episodes, starting with “Simpson’s Roasting on an Open Fire”.

 

Saturday, Dec. 18

9 p.m. ET/PT – “Simpson’s Roasting on an Open Fire”

9:30 p.m. ET/PT – “Marge Be Not Proud”

 

Monday, Dec. 20

9 p.m. ET/PT – “Miracle on Evergreen”

 

Tuesday, Dec. 21

9 p.m. ET/PT – “Grift of the Magi”

 

Wednesday, Dec. 22

9 p.m. ET/PT – “Skinner’s Sense of Snow”

 

Thursday, Dec. 23

9 p.m. ET/PT – “’Tis the 15th Season”

 

A Christmas Eve of Favourites

Friday, Dec. 24

Beginning at 6 a.m. ET/PT, unwrap an entire day of the very best in Yuletide hilarity with the very best holiday-themed comedy specials. Starting with IT’S A VERY RED GREEN CHRISTMAS, The Comedy Network guarantees this Christmas Eve will sleigh…(get it?).

 

A BIG BANG Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 25

Starting at 8 a.m. ET/PT, spend an explosive Christmas Day with Sheldon, Leonard, Penny, Howard and Raj during The Comedy Network’s day-long THE BIG BANG THEORY Marathon.

 

Leftover Roasts Boxing Day Marathon

Sunday, Dec. 26

Get stuffed with the tastiest and hottest celebrity roasts starting with BURNED: THE ROASTS MOST OUTRAGEOUS MOMENTS at 11 a.m. ET/PT. Be sure to leave room for more when The Comedy Network dishes out other sizzling treats from the ROAST OF FLAVOR FLAV to the latest and greatest ROAST OF DAVID HASSELFHOFF.

 

The Complete CORNER GAS-A-Thon

Friday, Dec. 31 – Sunday, Jan 2

Starting at 5 p.m. ET/PT, prepare to ring in the New Year with 42 continuous hours of your pals from Dog River. Canada’s most popular comedy series returns in its entirety with all 107 episodes, back-to-back on The Comedy Network’s CORNER GAS-A-Thon, including the retrospective special IT’S BEEN A GAS.

7:30pm – Friday, November 19 on CTV

Sheldon (Jim Parsons) teaches Leonard (Johnny Galecki) how to understand football while a kite-fighting incident threatens Howard (Simon Helberg) and Raj’s (Kunal Nayyar) friendship.

8:00pm – Thursday, November 18 on CTV

Penny (Kaley Cuoco) asks Leonard (Johnny Galecki) to lie to her father (guest star Keith Carradine, DAMAGES), while Howard (Simon Helberg), Raj (Kunal Nayyar) and Bernadette (guest star Melissa Rauch, TRUE BLOOD) pull an all-nighter at a telescope.