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    CTV & /A\ 2009/2010 Schedule

    STRATEGIC STABILITY: CTV AND /A\

    FALL 2009 SCHEDULES ANNOUNCED


    – With 16 of Canada’s Top 20, the hits return to CTV & /A\ –

    – CTV nabs THE DR. OZ SHOW, daytime’s hottest new series –

    – Five new primetime series to premiere this fall on /A\: FLASH FORWARD, HANK,

    THE MIDDLE, EASTWICK, and THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE –

    – CTV orders two new original Canadian comedy series, HICCUPS and DAN FOR MAYOR –

    – Two-hour movie DEGRASSI GOES TO HOLLYWOOD airs this September –

    Toronto, ON (June 2, 2009) – CTV, Canada’s #1 network, and /A\, now Canada’s third-ranked private network, revealed their Fall 2009 programming lineup and schedule today. The announcement was made by Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.

    “In yet another tumultuous year, we’ve remained focused on creativity,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “Staying #1 requires stability, flexibility and surprise. Strategic moves last year resulted in this past season’s biggest hits, while /A\ became a destination network with remarkable growth. We remain committed to producing original Canadian programming that stands shoulder to shoulder with the best on our schedule.”

    CTV will end the 2008/09 broadcast season as Canada’s #1 network among total viewers and A25-54 for the eighth consecutive year, and Canada’s #1 network among A18-49 and A18-34 for seven years running. As the result, CTV’s stable, powerhouse schedule requires little tinkering.CTV sees the addition of two new series this fall: the new health and wellness talk series THE DR. OZ SHOW, from Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures Television, in place of GENERAL HOSPITAL, which moves to /A\; and the fashionable new Thursday-night drama THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, starring DEGRASSI’S Nina Dobrev.

    Also coming to CTV in 2009/2010 is the eagerly anticipated Original CTV Series THE BRIDGE. Starring Aaron Douglas (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) as controversial police union head Frank Leo, THE BRIDGE is a gripping one-hour drama about police, power and politics, currently in production and set to premiere on CTV and CBS in mid-season.

    /A\ blasted onto the conventional landscape this season, with audience growth of nearly 30%, to become Canada’s fourth network. Building on that momentum, /A\ sees five new programs join its surging schedule: FLASH FORWARD, this fall’s biggest buzz series; HANK and THE MIDDLE, two new comedies starring sitcom veterans Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton, respectively; THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE, the new drama starring Mischa Barton that goes behind the scenes of the world of modeling; and the mystical drama EASTWICK, based on the hit movie and acclaimed novel.


    With 16 of the Top 20 programs in Canada in 2008/2009, CTV and /A\ have a strong stable of proven performers, all of which return next season (save ER).Back this fall on the CTV schedule are last season’s #1 new program, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA; the #1 Canadian drama, FLASHPOINT; breakout hit THE MENTALIST,and the #1 television series overall, GREY’S ANATOMY. Top 20 hit DANCING WITH THE STARS returns to CTV while reality favourite AMERICA’S TOP MODEL comes to CTV for the first time. Also returning are an enviable list of Canada’s most-watched, Top 20 series: CRIMINAL MINDS(#4), CSI(#6), THE AMAZING RACE(#7), CSI: NEW YORK(#9), DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (#10), CSI: MIAMI (#12), and LAW & ORDER: SVU (#15), among others.

    Returning to the /A\ schedule this fall are Canada’s #1 comedy, TWO AND A HALF MEN,paired with cult hit BIG BANG THEORY, as well as Canada’s #1 new imported drama, FRINGE.Also returning are proven performers MEDIUM, LAW & ORDER, GOSSIP GIRL, PRIVATE PRACTICE and CASTLE, among others.

    CTV also confirmed today the first projects on its production slate for the 2010/11 season, including two, new, 13-part comedy series. Created, executive produced and written by the incomparable CORNER GAS creator and star Brent Butt, HICCUPS stars CORNER GAS’ Nancy Robertson as a children’s author with anger issues and Butt as her hapless “life coach”. DAN FOR MAYOR, from three of Canada’s most respected comedy writers and producers, Mark Farrell, Paul Mather and Kevin White, stars CORNER GAS alumnus Fred Ewanuick as a 30-something bartender who runs for mayor of his hometown.

    The two new series join additional CTV Original Series entering new production cycles, including DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION, FLASHPOINT, and SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH… CTV also announced today that it will premiere a new two-hour TV movie event, PARADISE CITY: DEGRASSI GOES TO HOLLYWOOD, this September.

    CTV ends the season with almost double the amount of viewers in primetime than its nearest competitor, leading Global by 97%. CTV wins six out of seven nights (Sunday-Friday) among all Canadian broadcasters with total viewers, A25-54 and A18-49. At the close of its debut season, /A\’s audience is now one third larger than E! and Citytv, leading the two networks in all key ratings measures, including A18-34. /A\ delivered million-plus audiences regularly, most notably for TWO AND HALF MEN and DANCING WITH THE STARS, often winning the timeslot against other conventional networks.
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    Online, CTV's digital offerings experienced incredible growth. CTVglobemedia web sites are the #1 Canadian-owned properties streaming videos online, serving five times more videos than CBC-Radio Canada sites and Canwest Digital.* CTV sites delivered almost half a billion video streams over the course of the past broadcast season.** The most watched shows on CTV.ca were, in order, GREY'S ANATOMY, GOSSIP GIRL, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, DEGRASSI: TNG, PRIVATE PRACTICE, LOST, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA, FLASHPOINT, ER and TWO AND A HALF MEN. New offerings for the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca for Fall 2009 will be announced soon.


    About the CTV Schedule
    With strength across genres and with a Top 20 hit airing every night of the week (Sunday-Friday), CTV’s 2009 Fall Schedule is designed to win every timeslot, night after night, week after week.

    · CTV has found primetime in daytime with the new talk series THE DR. OZ SHOW. Hosted by best-selling author and charismatic medical authority Dr. Mehmet C. Oz, the multi-topic, multi-segment health and wellness talk show follows OPRAH, Monday-Friday at 5 p.m. beginning Sept. 14.
    · Mondays see DANCING WITH THE STARS return for two-hours of appointment television, followed by Top 20 hit CSI: MIAMI, both in simulcast.
    · Tuesdays is all dance all the time with return of last season’s #1 new series SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA, paired with the DANCING WITH THE STARS results show. LAW & ORDER: SVU returns to its Tuesday night timeslot at 10 p.m.
    · Wednesdays see the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA results episode lead into AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL in simulcast at 8 p.m., followed by Top 20 hits CRIMINAL MINDS and CSI: NEW YORK, also both in simulcast.
    · Thursdays features the all-new THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, which gets its North American premiere on CTV at 7 p.m. Then, it’s the can’t-beat lineup of timeslot winner CSI, Canada’s #1 television program GREY’S ANATOMY and breakthrough hit THE MENTALIST, all in simulcast.
    · Fridays see audience favourite GHOST WHISPERER kick off the night before mid-season smash SOUTHLAND and North American success FLASHPOINT head to the streets of LA and Toronto.
    · Saturdays see Canada’s #1 current affairs program W-FIVE return for its record-breaking 44th season as Canada’s longest-running program of that genre.
    · Sundays see the ninth season of DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION lead into three hours of simulcast, including Emmy Award-winner THE AMAZING RACE at 8 p.m., Top 10 hit DESPERATE HOUSEVIVES at 9 p.m. and Bruckheimer winner COLD CASE at 10 p.m.

    CTV is also home to television’s biggest event programming in 2009/10, including Canada’s most-watched television broadcasts, THE 82nd ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDSand SUPER BOWL XLIV,live from Miami. Additional big-ticket specials include THE 61st PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS, THE 67th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS, THE 2010 JUNO AWARDSfrom St. John, NL, andTHE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE.

    Canada’s #1 entertainment newsmagazine, ETALK,continues along with CANADA AM,
    W-FIVE, QUESTION PERIOD
    ,the CTV EVENING NEWSand Canada’s most-watched newscast, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON.

    About the /A\ Schedule
    With nearly 75% of weeknight primetime in simulcast, the /A\schedule features Top 20 performers, sophomore hits and the most-anticipated new programs of the fall. The schedule is designed to build upon the growth and momentum of the past season, positioning /A\as a destination network with franchise programs anchoring key nights.

    • Mondays feature three hours of simulcast, beginning with GOSSIP GIRL at 8 p.m. Canada’s #1 comedy TWO AND A HALF MEN gets the laughs at 9 p.m. with BIG BANG THEORY at 9:30 p.m. Mid-season hit CASTLE follows at 10 p.m.
    • Tuesdays are movie night nights with THE BIG PICTURE at 9 p.m., preceded by MONK at 8 p.m.
    • Wednesdays see another three hours of simulcast, starting with brand new comedies HANK at 8 p.m. and THE MIDDLE at 8:30 p.m., followed by brand new dramas THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE at 9 p.m.and EASTWICK at 10 p.m.
    • Thursdays are competitive on /A\ with this fall’s big buzz series FLASH FORWARD anchoring the night at 8 p.m. and partnered with paranormal drama FRINGE at 9 p.m., both in simulcast. Also is simulcast is PRIVATE PRACTICE, which returns for a third season at 10 p.m.
    • Fridays are another big night on /A\ led by the original LAW & ORDER at 8 p.m. followed by MEDIUM at 9 p.m., both in simulcast. /A\ presents its third comedy hour of the week with COMEDY NOW! and COMEDY INC. airing back-to-back starting at 10 p.m.
    • /A\ also features late-night comedy with THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH CONAN O’BRIEN and LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON and daytime hits with ELLEN, ALL MY CHILDREN and GENERAL HOSPITAL.

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    CTV, Canada’s Olympic Network, is also Canada's largest private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV is Canada’s most-watched television network. CTV Inc. also owns radio stations across the country and owns or has interests in leading national specialty channels, featuring news, sports, factual, arts, entertainment, music, youth and fashion programming. CTV Inc. is owned by CTVglobemedia Inc., Canada’s premier multi-media company, which also owns Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. CTV is the official broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and London 2012 Games of the Olympiad.More information about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca.

    Fresh and dynamic, /A\is Canada’s third-ranked private network, home to established Top 20 hits, critical favourites and big-buzz new series. /A\delivers Canadian television’s fastest-growing audience in Atlantic Canada, Ontario and British Columbia as well as in Alberta on ACCESS in certain primetime hours. ‘A’ spotlights day-to-day life in local communities in Victoria/Vancouver, Barrie/Toronto, Ottawa and London through its award-winning ‘A’ News programming. /A\is owned by CTV Limited, a division of CTVglobemedia, Canada’s premier multi-media company. More information about /A\may be found at www.atv.ca.

    All broadcast data: BBM Nielsen Media Research
    *comScore Inc. Video Metrix, Canada, all locations, May 2008 – March 2009
    **Omniture and Akamai

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    CTV Fall 2009 Schedule

    Home of the Hits: CTV and /A\ Fall 2009 Night-by-Night Schedules and Program Descriptions

    This document comprises three addendums to today’s CTV release, Strategic Stability: CTV and /A\ Fall 2009 Schedules Announced:

    1. Addendum (a) – CTV Fall 2009 Schedule
    2. Addendum (b) – /A\ Fall 2009 Schedule
    3. Addendum (c) – Program Descriptions for both networks


    ADDENDUM (a) - THE CTV FALL 2009 PRIME-TIME SCHEDULE
    All times ET. New programs are bold IN ALL CAPS. (S) = Simulcast


    SUNDAYS
    7 p.m. DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION
    7:30 p.m. DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION
    8 p.m. THE AMAZING RACE (S)
    9 p.m. DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (S)
    10 p.m. COLD CASE (S)

    MONDAY to FRIDAY
    5 p.m. The DR. OZ SHOW

    MONDAYS
    7 p.m. ETALK
    7:30 p.m. ACCESS HOLLYWOOD (S)
    8 p.m. DANCING WITH THE STARS (S)
    10 p.m. CSI: MIAMI (S)

    TUESDAYS
    7 p.m. ETALK
    7:30 p.m. ACCESS HOLLYWOOD (S)
    8 p.m. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA (Performance)
    9 p.m. DANCING WITH THE STARS (S)
    10 p.m. LAW AND ORDER: SVU

    WEDNESDAYS
    7 p.m. ETALK
    7:30 p.m. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA (Results)
    8 p.m. AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (S)
    9 p.m. CRIMINAL MINDS (S)
    10 p.m. CSI: NY (S)

    THURSDAYS
    7 p.m. THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
    8 p.m. CSI
    9 p.m. GREY’S ANATOMY (S)
    10 p.m. THE MENTALIST (S)

    FRIDAYS
    7 p.m. ETALK
    7:30 p.m. ACCESS HOLLYWOOD (S)
    8 p.m. GHOST WHISPERER (S)
    9 p.m. SOUTHLAND (S)
    10 p.m. FLASHPOINT

    SATURDAYS
    7 p.m. W-FIVE
    8 p.m. CRIME TIME (S)
    9 p.m. CRIME TIME (S)
    10 p.m. LAW AND ORDER: SVU (S)

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    /A\ Fall 2009 Schedule

    ADDENDUM (b) - THE FALL 2009 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE ON /A\:
    All times ET. New programs are bold IN ALL CAPS. (S) = Simulcast

    SUNDAYS
    7 p.m. TMZ WEEKEND
    8 p.m. AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL
    9 p.m. LAW AND ORDER: SVU
    10 p.m. SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH… (Encore)

    MONDAYS
    7 p.m. DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION
    7:30 p.m. TMZ
    8 p.m. GOSSIP GIRL (S)
    9 p.m. TWO AND A HALF MEN (S)
    9:30 p.m. BIG BANG THEORY (S)
    10 p.m. CASTLE (S)

    TUESDAYS
    7 p.m. DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION
    7:30 p.m. TMZ
    8 p.m. MONK
    9 p.m. THE BIG PICTURE

    WEDNESDAYS
    7 p.m. DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION
    7:30 p.m. TMZ
    8 p.m. HANK (S)
    8:30 p.m. THE MIDDLE (S)
    9 p.m. THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE (S)
    10 p.m. EASTWICK (S)

    THURSDAYS
    7 p.m. DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION
    7:30 p.m. TMZ
    8 p.m. FLASH FORWARD (S)
    9 p.m. FRINGE (S)
    10 p.m. PRIVATE PRACTICE (S)

    FRIDAYS
    7 p.m. DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION
    7:30 p.m. TMZ
    8 p.m. LAW AND ORDER (S)
    9 p.m. MEDIUM (S)
    10 p.m. COMEDY NOW!
    10:30 p.m. COMEDY INC.

    SATURDAYS
    7 p.m. ROAD TO AVONLEA
    8 p.m. SATURDAY NIGHT MOVIE
    10 p.m. WHISTLER

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    ADDENDUM (c) – NEW CTV and /A\: PRIMETIME PROGRAMS

    THE DR. OZ SHOW (CTV)
    Dr. Mehmet C. Oz, best known as the premiere health expert on THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW, will soon be the host of his own syndicated talk show. Co-produced by Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and distributed by SPT, THE DR. OZ SHOW will be a multi-topic, multi-segment health and wellness talk show that offers topical newsworthy information, inspiring stories, and branded elements in an upbeat and entertaining format featuring Dr. Oz’s unique point of view. THE DR. OZ SHOW will be produced from New York’s Rockefeller Center.

    Cast/Host: Dr. Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.
    Credits: EP: Emmy Award-winner Mindy Moore Borman (THE VIEW)
    Production Company: Sony Pictures Television and Harpo Productions

    HANK (/A\)
    Executive produced by and starring Kelsey Grammer (FRASIER), Hank Pryor (Grammer) is an industry titan who suddenly finds himself out of work, almost out of money and around a wife and kids for whom he’s never made much time. Hank moves the family back to River Bend, Virginia, the small-town site of his first business success, fancying himself a corporate phoenix who will rise from the ashes. But living in a smaller house, in a smaller town, in a smaller, well, life, isn’t what Hank thought it would be. Hank’s wife Tilly (Melinda McGraw, MAD MEN) expects Hank to put aside his all-business attitude and become an actual part of the family – to be a real father to his opinionated 15-year-old daughter and odd 10-year-old son. Complicating matters is the presence of Tilly’s brother, Grady (David Koechner, Get Smart), who has always envied Hank’s success and is now delighted to be around him in his darkest hour. Despite his recent setbacks, however, Hank is confident he’s on the road back to the top.

    Cast: Kelsey Grammer (FRASIER) as Hank; Melinda McGraw (MAD MEN) as Tilly; David Koechner (Get Smart) as Grady; Macey Cruthird (HOPE & FAITH) as Maddie; Ryan Wynott (The Brothers Solomon) as Henry.
    Credits: EP: Emmy Award-winner and multiple Emmy Award nominee Tom Werner (The Brothers Solomon), EP: Multiple Emmy-Winner Tucker Cawley (EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND), EP: Kelsey Grammer (FRASIER), EP: Mike Clements (THE LIFE & TIMES OF TIM)
    Production Company: Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with McMonkey Inc., Grammnet Productions, Werner Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.

    THE MIDDLE (/A\)
    This timely comedy explores the challenges and triumphs of trying to raise a family in today's difficult economic climate. Frankie Heck (multiple Emmy Award-winning Patricia Heaton, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND) is a superhero. Well, no, not an actual superhero – but it sometimes seems that way, as getting her kids Axl (Charlie McDermott), Sue (Eden Sher, SONS AND DAUGHTERS) and Brick (Atticus Shaffer) out the door for school every morning is a surely a super-heroic act. Middle aged, middle class and living in the middle of the country, this harried wife and working mother of three uses her wry wit and sense of humour to try to get her family through each day intact. Frankie has a job (not a career) selling cars at the town’s only surviving car dealer; her husband, Mike (Neil Flynn, SCRUBS), is a manager at the local quarry. In between juggling shifts and picking up fast food dinners eaten in front of the TV, Frankie and Mike raise their kids with love and solid Midwestern practicality.

    Cast: Multiple Emmy Award-winner Patricia Heaton (EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND) as Frankie; Neil Flynn (SCRUBS) as Mike; Eden Sher (SONS AND DAUGHTERS) as Sue; Atticus Shaffer as Brick; Charlie McDermott as Axl.
    Credits: EP: DeAnn Heline (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER) EP: Eileen Heisler (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER)
    Production Company: Warner Bros. Television

    THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (CTV)
    Starring Toronto’s Nina Dobrev (DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION), THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is based on the similarly named novels, written by LJ Smith, about two undead brothers. It’s Elena’s (Dobrev) first day back at Mystic Falls High School since the tragic death of her parents. Along with her Aunt Jenna (Sara Canning), Elena tries her best to look after her troubled younger brother, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen, EVERWOOD), and salvage what family they have left. The first day is already shaping up to be a struggle for Elena until she meets the mysterious new kid at school, Stefan (Paul Wesley, AMERICAN DREAMS). What Elena doesn’t know is that Stefan is a vampire, constantly resisting the urge to taste her blood. As their undeniable connection grows deeper, Stefan’s dangerous older brother, Damon (Ian Somerhalder, LOST), shows up to wreak havoc on the town of Mystic Falls – and claim Elena for himself.

    Cast: Nina Dobrev as (DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION) as Elena; Paul Wesley (AMERICAN DREAMS) as Stefan; Ian Somerhalder (LOST) as Damon; Steven R. McQueen (EVERWOOD) as Jeremy; Katerina Graham (17 Again) as Bonnie; Sara Canning as Jenna; Candice Accola as Caroline; Zach Roerig (AS THE WORLD TURNS) as Matt; Kayla Ewell (THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) as Vicki; Michael Trevino as Tyler.
    Credits: EP: Kevin Williamson (DAWSON’S CREEK), EP: Leslie Morgenstein (GOSSIP GIRL), EP: Bob Levy, author: L.J Smith
    Production Company: Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television

    THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE (/A\)
    From the cutting-edge network that brought us GOSSIP GIRL and executive producer Ashton Kutcher comes a new fashionable drama that explores the catwalks and catfights that come with fleeting fame. Two teenaged models are about to discover the cut-throat world of high fashion for themselves – Raina Collins (Sara Paxton, SUMMERLAND), a stunning beauty with a secret past, and Chris Andrews (Ben Hollingsworth), a strikingly handsome Iowa farm boy. When Raina makes an unforgettable impression at a show introducing the new line from designer Zac Posen, she steals the spotlight from her friend Sonja (Mischa Barton, THE O.C.) who is desperate to reclaim her standing as the reigning supermodel after being out of the country for mysterious reasons. Sonja keeps the reasons for her disappearance from the other models and agent Claudia (Elle Macpherson, FRIENDS), who was left to cover for her while she was away. While Raina and Sonja live at the top of the fashion food chain, Chris is starting at the bottom. Raina brings Chris to the “models’ residence” where she lives along with other young hopefuls, including Marissa Delfina (Ashley Madekwe), Issac (Corbin Bleu, High School Musical) and the current alpha-male-model known as Kai (Nico Tortorella). With all the drama that comes with the industry, Chris is left to question whether he can survive in this world of dangerous excess and fleeting fame.

    Cast: Mischa Barton (THE O.C.) as Sonja; Elle Macpherson (FRIENDS) as Claudia; Ben Hollingsworth as Chris; Ashley Madekwe as Marissa; Nico Tortorella as Kai; Sara Paxton (SUMMERLAND) as Raina
    Credits: EP: Ashton Kutcher (BEAUTY AND THE GEEK); EP: Mike Kelley (SWINGTOWN); EP: Carol Barbee (SWINGTOWN); EP: Karey Burke (MISS GUIDED)
    Production Company: Katalyst Films in association with CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television

    EASTWICK (/A\)
    Based on the John Updike novel and the Academy Award-nominated hit film The Witches of Eastwick, this comedic drama centers on three young witches, Roxie (Rebecca Romijn, UGLY BETTY), Kat (Jaime Ray Newman, GENERAL HOSPITAL) and Joanna (Lindsay Price, LIPSTICK JUNGLE), whose powers are awakened when a mysterious man (Canadian Paul Gross, Men With Brooms) moves to town. The three women form an unlikely bond when a mysterious and wealthy stranger arrives on the scene and their lives take on new and magical dimensions. An old adage echoes throughout Eastwick and beyond: be careful what you wish for. With magic at play in front and behind the cameras, EASTWICK is produced and directed by Emmy Award-winning David Nutter (THE MENTALIST, WITHOUT A TRACE, THE X-FILES, BAND OF BROTHERS) who has had a record 15 pilots he's directed picked up for full series runs.

    Cast: Ashley Benson (Bring It On: In It To Win It) as Mia; Jon Bernthal (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian) as Raymond; Veronica Cartwright (The Witches of Eastwick) as Bun; Jaime Ray Newman (GENERAL HOSPITAL) as Kat; Lindsay Price (LIPSTICK JUNGLE) as Joanna; Rebecca Romijn (UGLY BETTY) as Roxie; Sara Rue (LESS THAN PERFECT) as Penny; Johann Urb (THE MOUNTAIN) as Will; Paul Gross (Men With Brooms) as Darryl
    Credits: EP: Maggie Friedman (SPELLBOUND), EP: Emmy Award-winner David Nutter (THE X-FILES), Author: John Updike (The Witches of Eastwick)
    Production Company: Warner Bros. Television

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    Wow, didn't expect this at all, I think this schedule looks horrible.

    CTV will still be #1 with this schedule, but they could have done SOOOOO much better.

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    FLASH FORWARD (/A\)
    Already generating electricity from Hollywood insiders, FLASH FORWARD is the fall season's most buzzed about new show. Adapted from the award-winning 1999 novel Flash Forward by Canadian author Robert J. Sawyer, the series stars Screen Actor's Guild and MTV Award-winning actor Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love), John Cho (Star Trek, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay), Jack Davenport (SWINGTOWN), Sonya Walger (LOST), Courtney B. Vance (LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT) and Brian O'Byrne (Million Dollar Baby). When a mysterious event causes the entire world to black out, humanity is given a glimpse into its near future and every man, woman and child is forced to come to grips with whether their destinies can be avoided or fulfilled. FLASH FORWARD includes a strong line up in front and behind the scenes with the mastermind behind Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, David S. Goyer, writing, producing and directing the pilot.

    Cast: SAG and MTV Award-winner Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love) as Mark Benford; John Cho (Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay) as Demetri Noh; Jack Davenport (SWINGTOWN) as Lloyd Simcoe; Sonya Walger (LOST) as Olivia Benford; Courtney B. Vance (LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT) as Stan Wedeck; Brian O'Byrne (Million Dollar Baby) as Aaron Stark; Christine Woods as Janis Hawk; Zachary Knighton (LIFE ON A STICK) as Bryce Varley; Peyton List (AS THE WORLD TURNS) as Nicole
    Credits: Director/Writer/EP: David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight); Writer/EP: Brannon Braga (24, STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE); EP/Showrunner: Marc Guggenheim (ELI STONE); EP/Showrunner: Jessika Goyer; EP: Vince Gerardis; EP: Ralph Vicinanza
    Production Company: ABC Studios

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    Wow, where do I begin with this? These are very bold scheduling moves.

    So it's obvious that CTV is going ahead with So You Think You Can Dance Canada, and they'll be counterprogramming the U.S. version on FOX. It's anyone's guess who in Canada will be showing the latter - perhaps MuchMusic or MTV Canada?

    CTV also gets back Dancing With the Stars AND for the first time, adds America's Next Top Model to its schedule, following Canada's Next Top Model in the summer.

    And just like last year, CTV adds few to no new shows to its schedule, save for The Vampire Diaries which doesn't even get a primetime slot, but a pre-release broadcast of 7:00pm on Thursdays much like they did with The O.C. and ER in the past.

    As for 'A', they've kept it low risk on Sundays by showcasing a night of encores. And they've put movies on Tuesdays as well.

    Upon making the predictions, save for Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice, I thought it would have made more sense to keep certain pairs of shows on the same channel contrary to what CTV/'A' have done, like America's Next Top Model and The Beautiful Life (of course this would only work if CTV opted to show SYTYCD U.S.), Ghost Whisperer and Medium, Law & Order and Southland.

    I noticed the following shows missing from the list:
    America's Funniest Home Videos/Gary Unmarried/The New Adventures of Old Christine - still listed on the primetime page for 'A' on the CTV Sales website, probbaly being shelved until midseason

    The Forgotten/Miami Trauma - Most likely being shelved with little notice

    Cable shows like Mad Men, Raising the Bar - Nowhere to be seen on the pages for CTV and/or 'A' on the CTV Sales site (unless the upcoming runs will be limited to specialty channels like Bravo). Also, Star Wars: The Clone Wars is not there, probably moved to SPACE (which in that case, made a lot more sense when they picked it up this time last year).

    Lost - Obviously returning midseason, but nowhere to be seen on the pages for CTV and/or 'A'. Hopefully for its final season, it moves back to CTV.

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    No real changes or any new additions.

    Counter programming SYTYCD stupid move. They didn't learn from seeing the Canadian Idol CTV ratings versus the American Idol CTV ratings?

    Gossip Girl is now simulcast Monday's at 8?

    Vampire Diaries at 7pm? They buy the new show, one of the rare new ones they got only to slot in at 7 to fail?

    I agree on keeping pairs together. CTV should learn to do the lead-in/lead out thing that the US Networks do. Breaking up CSI and Mentalist is silly, it'll just push people to watch CBS at 9 and stay with CBS through to 11.

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    Two questions...

    On the "A" channel schedule it lists Whistler on Saturdays at 10pm...Is that going to be repeats of the first and second seasons, or have they decided to revive it for a third season?

    and the second question

    I don't see Raising the Bar, has it been taken off the schedule?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallman2001 View Post
    Two questions...

    On the "A" channel schedule it lists Whistler on Saturdays at 10pm...Is that going to be repeats of the first and second seasons, or have they decided to revive it for a third season?

    and the second question

    I don't see Raising the Bar, has it been taken off the schedule?
    No, the episodes of Whistler airing on 'A' are strictly reruns from its only two seasons. It was cancelled sometime last year.

    As for Raising the Bar, I'm not sure. TNT is scheduled to air Season 2 starting this month, and usually the Canadian networks are always behind. If it doesn't return to CTV, maybe Bravo might pick it up like they did with Mad Men.

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    The full schedule for CTV is available here: http://sales.ctv.ca/sales/sales2008/...seSchedule.pdf

    DAYTIME
    New additions to the schedule include Dr. Oz whose show will air weekdays at 5:00pm following Oprah. Dr. Phil moves up to 3:00pm taking over the slot for General Hospital which switches over to 'A'.

    Canada's Next Top Model encores (because we really need more of them! although it's just to fill CanCon ) will air weekday mornings alongside Live with Regis and Kelly and The View.

    WEEKENDS
    Nothing special - pretty much the same lineup on Saturday afternoons devoted to specialty programming, and Sundays with NFL Football at 1:00pm.

    More Sue Thomas: F.B. Eye reruns...weekday afternoons AND Saturday afternoons AND Sunday mornings at 7!

    BTW, anybody know what's the latest word on Marilyn Denis' talk show?
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    Wow there are some really odd moves there by CTV, I don't think any of us could have predicted some of them. I actually like the idea of moving Dancing with the Stars back to CTV, it lets 'A' simulcast Gossip Girl. But some things that really don't make sense are

    1) The Vampire Diaries on CTV at 7:00pm. It makes no sense at all, its on The CW, so why not air it in post-release on a different night?

    2) Southland/Medium, did Southland do so good that it makes more sense to put it on CTV and split up shows that actually go together?

    3) As for 'A' (or I guess /A\ now), why are they scheduling all those encores on Sunday nights over new episodes? And on Tuesdays, why air a movie over simulcasting?

    Having said all that, there is still 4 hours of shows that I watch on CTV per week, and another 3 on 'A', which is more than Global, CBC or Citytv.

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    It's funny how the schedule was so obvious to most of us and they manage to switch it around like this...very weird choices all around...

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    I really really don't understand many of CTV's and 'A's scheduling moves

    First, the worst decision they could have made was to not air So You Think You Can Dance AND then air So You Think You Can Dance Canada directly against it, does CTV not understand that Canadians get FOX? Do they really think So You Think You Can Dance Canada will even be able to compete vs the american So You Think You Can Dance? It's like airing Canadain Idol vs American Idol, it's just so stupid.


    I think Dancing with the Stars should have stayed on 'A', I know it means they would have nothing to simulcast from 8-9 (since I don't think Gossip Girl is strong enough for CTV) but Two and a Half Men is doing great for CTV Mondays at 9:00PM, and The Big Bang Theory should improve at 9:30. It would also give 'A' something to air on Tuesdays, I can't beleive they are giving up with movies & Monk instead.

    And then, they are moving America's Next Top Model to CTV? Why? It pulls in ok ratings for 'A', but that doesn't mean it should move to CTV. and reruns on 'A' Sunday? Oh and let's not forget that America's Funniest Home Videos does great for 'A'.

    I would have done this

    CTV
    Mondays
    8:00PM: Hank (PRE-Release ABC)
    8:30PM: The Middle (PRE-Release ABC)
    9:00PM: Two and a Half Men (Simulcast CBS)
    9:30PM: The Big Bang Theory (Simulcast CBS)
    10:00PM: CSI Miami (Simulcast CBS)

    Tuesdays
    8:00PM: So You Think You Can Dance (Simulcast FOX)
    10:00PM: Law and Order SVU (PRE-Release NBC)

    Wednesdays
    8:00PM: So You Think You Can Dance (Simulcast FOX)
    9:00PM: Criminal Minds (Simulcast CBS)
    10:00PM: CSI New York (Simulcast CBS)

    Thursdays
    8:00PM: CSI (PRE-Release CBS)
    9:00PM: Grey's Anatomy (Simulcast ABC)
    10:00PM: The Mentalist (Simulcast CBS)

    Fridays
    8:00PM: Ghost Whisperer (Simulcast CBS)
    9:00PM: Medium (Simulcast CBS)
    10:00PM: Southland (POST-Release NBC)

    Sundays
    7:00PM: Degrassi
    8:00PM: The Amazing Race (Simulcast CBS)
    9:00PM: Desperate Housewives (Simulcast ABC)
    10:00PM: Cold Case (Simulcast CBS)

    'A'

    Mondays
    8:00PM: Dancing with the Stars (Simulcast ABC)
    10:00PM: Castle (Simulcast ABC)

    Tuesdays
    8:00PM: The New Adventures of Old Christine (PRE-Release CBS)
    8:30PM: Gary Unmarried (PRE-Release CBS)
    9:00PM: Dancing with the Stars (Simulcast ABC)
    10:00PM: The Forgotten (Simulcast ABC)

    Wednesdays
    8:00PM: America's Next Top Model (Simulcast The CW)
    9:00PM: The Beautiful Life (Simulcast The CW)
    10:00PM: Eastwick (Simulcast ABC)

    Thursdays
    8:00PM: Flash Forward (Simulcast ABC)
    9:00PM: Fringe (Simulcast FOX)
    10:00PM: Private Practice (Simulcast ABC)

    Fridays
    8:00PM: Law and Order (Simulcast NBC)
    9:00PM: Movies

    Sundays
    7:00PM: America's Funniest Home Videos (Simulcast ABC)
    8:00PM: Gossip Girl (PRE-Release The CW)
    9:00PM: The Vampire Diaries (POST-Release The CW)
    10:00PM: Canadian Drama Encores (Flashpoint,The Listener,ect.)

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    I like the SYTYCD/DWTS combo. The performance show coupled with the other's results show is a nice idea. But it strikes me as a scheduling nightmare - with the inevitable 2 hour episodes of SYTYCD, where do they go? 7pm, or do they preempt DWTS (maybe showing the last couple of minutes)? Starting it at 7 would probably hurt the ratings even more on top of airing opposite the American edition.

    That said, I have to wonder what the hell they are thinking. I understand that they want to avoid audience burnout, and airing both the Canadian and American editions of SYTYCD would be a surefire way to do that, but I don't see how this is the best option. There's even more risk of audience erosion by airing it opposite the American edition...what if the American group turns out to be more impressive than the Canadians, I can't imagine anyone will tune in to CTV, not to mention it will only further hurt the reputation of Canadian programming. Personally, I don't always enjoy the judges' comments, so I can see myself flipping back and forth between the two shows looking for performances, but that might get tired.

    I do have to wonder about the decision to move ANTM to CTV. I understand the logic of keeping the American and Canadian editions on the same network, but this reminds me of Gossip Girl...I'm sure it'll move back to /A\ in the Winter (if only because of Idol). Vampire Diaries in pre-release on CTV at 7 is also an odd choice - I don't see why it couldn't've gone to /A\ as a Sunday post-release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert J View Post
    I like the SYTYCD/DWTS combo. The performance show coupled with the other's results show is a nice idea. But it strikes me as a scheduling nightmare - with the inevitable 2 hour episodes of SYTYCD, where do they go? 7pm, or do they preempt DWTS (maybe showing the last couple of minutes)? Starting it at 7 would probably hurt the ratings even more on top of airing opposite the American edition.

    That said, I have to wonder what the hell they are thinking. I understand that they want to avoid audience burnout, and airing both the Canadian and American editions of SYTYCD would be a surefire way to do that, but I don't see how this is the best option. There's even more risk of audience erosion by airing it opposite the American edition...what if the American group turns out to be more impressive than the Canadians, I can't imagine anyone will tune in to CTV, not to mention it will only further hurt the reputation of Canadian programming. Personally, I don't always enjoy the judges' comments, so I can see myself flipping back and forth between the two shows looking for performances, but that might get tired.

    I do have to wonder about the decision to move ANTM to CTV. I understand the logic of keeping the American and Canadian editions on the same network, but this reminds me of Gossip Girl...I'm sure it'll move back to /A\ in the Winter (if only because of Idol). Vampire Diaries in pre-release on CTV at 7 is also an odd choice - I don't see why it couldn't've gone to /A\ as a Sunday post-release.
    Exactly, I really don't know what CTV was thinking here.

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    guess canadian idol is officially canceled next summer or they wouldve annouced it as being in production.
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    People are just going to get really, really confused (especially with the shows being on the same nights, at the same time), and then decide to watch one (likely the US one) or even worse, neither. Usually I reserve this for Canwest, but I honestly have no clue what CTV is thinking.

 

 

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