CTV Delivers Ultimate Fan Experiences at Fan Expo Canada™ with Celebrity Panels, Exclusive Screenings, Autographs and More...

- Hosted by CTV's Ben Mulroney panels feature key cast members from ARROW, CRIMINAL MINDS, and FLASHPOINT -
- CTV presents EXCLUSIVE advance screening of highly anticipated new action-adventure series ARROW -
- Fans get EXCLUSIVE first-look into CTV's new mid-season series THE FOLLOWING with advance screening of the psychological thriller -

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TORONTO, Aug. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - CTV takes aim and gives pop culture über fans exclusive access and the ultimate fan experience at Canada's largest genre gathering, Fan Expo Canada™ running from August 23 - 26, 2012 with celebrity-packed panel discussions, exclusive screenings, autograph sessions, and more. Cast members from the new fantasy drama ARROW and smash-hit police procedurals FLASHPOINT and CRIMINAL MINDS join Fan Expo's star-studded guest list landing in Toronto for the event's expected 100,000 attendees. CTV's Fan Expo weekend is headlined by a special advance screening of the highly anticipated new action-adventure series ARROW, based on the legendary DC Comics character Green Arrow. Fans also get an EXCLUSIVE first-look at CTV's new psychological thriller, THE FOLLOWING, with an advance screening at Fan Expo. See below for CTV's full Fan Expo line-up and schedule.

In addition, CTV's booth (#650) at Fan Expo boasts a green-screen photo stop where fans are given the opportunity to place themselves into one of four CTV-related green-screens: ONCE UPON A TIME, THE BIG BANG THEORY, FLASHPOINT, and GRIMM. The digital photos will then be made available for sharing on social media networks and posted online at CTV.ca/FanExpo. CTV also presents a karaoke video booth where fans can take the opportunity to sing the theme songs to THE BIG BANG THEORY and TWO AND A HALF MEN. The tunes will also be made available for sharing on social media and posted on CTV.ca/FanExpo.

** Media Note ** Download photos from ARROW, CRIMINAL MINDS, FLASHPOINT, THE BIG BANG THEORY, ONCE UPON A TIME, GRIMM, TWO AND A HALF MEN, and THE FOLLOWING at BellMediaPR.ca

This Friday (Aug. 24), ETALK's Ben Mulroney moderates a FLASHPOINT panel perfectly timed for the final season, which kicks off Sept. 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV. Devoted fans of the sure-fire hit series won't want to miss cast members David Paetkau (Sam Braddock), Sergio DiZio (Mike 'Spike' Scarlatti), and Olunike Adeliyi (Leah Kerns), and co-creators Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern, as they discuss details behind the final season.

CRIMINAL MINDS cast members A.J. Cook (Jennifer 'J.J.' Jareau) who hails from Oshawa, ON and Matthew Gray Gubler (Dr. Spencer Reid) take the stage with ETALK's Ben Mulroney on Saturday (Aug. 25) to dish on their current season, premiering Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.

Then, on Sunday (Aug. 26), fans get an EXCLUSIVE first look at ARROW when the series' lead Canadian actor Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen) is joined by cast mates Katie Cassidy (Dinah 'Laurel' Lance), Colin Donnell (Tommy Merlyn), and Willa Holland (Thea Queen) to help introduce a sneak peek screening of the first episode of the action-adventure series, premiering on Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two. The Screening will then be followed by a cast Q & A session with ETALK's Ben Mulroney.

All panels are followed by an autograph session at the CTV Booth (#650). See below for CTV's Fan Expo Schedule:

CTV's FAN EXPO SCHEDULE:

Thursday, Aug. 23
4 - 9 p.m. - CTV Green-Screen Photo Wall and Karaoke Video Booth
Location: CTV Booth (#650)
9 p.m. - THE FOLLOWING sneak preview screening
Location: Room 701

Friday, Aug. 24
10 a.m. - 7 p.m. - CTV Green-Screen Photo Wall and Karaoke Video Booth
Location: CTV Booth (#650)
3 p.m. - FLASHPOINT Q & A Session, hosted by ETALK's Ben Mulroney
Featuring: David Paetkau (Sam Braddock), Sergio DiZio (Mike 'Spike' Scarlatti), Olunike Adeliyi (Leah Kerns), Mark Ellis (co-creator) and Stephanie Morgenstern (co-creator)
Location: Room 716
4 p.m. - FLASHPOINT autograph signing
Location: CTV Booth (#650)

Saturday, Aug. 25
10 a.m. - 7 p.m. - CTV Green-Screen Photo Wall and Karaoke Video Booth
Location: CTV Booth (#650)
11 a.m. - CRIMINAL MINDS Q & A Session, hosted by ETALK's Ben Mulroney
Featuring A.J. Cook (Jennifer 'J.J.' Jareau) and Matthew Gray Gubler (Dr. Spencer Reid)
Location: Room 716
12 p.m. - CRIMINAL MINDS autograph signing
Location: CTV Booth (#650)

Sunday, Aug. 26
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - CTV Green-Screen Photo Wall and Karaoke Video Booth
Location: CTV Booth (#650)
10:30 a.m. - ARROW advance screening
Featuring Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen), Katie Cassidy (Dinah 'Laurel' Lance), Colin Donnell (Tommy Merlyn) and Willa Holland (Thea Queen
Location: Room 701
11:15 p.m. - ARROW Q & A Session, hosted by ETALK's Ben Mulroney
Location: Room 701
12 p.m. - ARROW autograph signing
Location: CTV Booth (#650)

Now entering its 18th year, Fan Expo Canada™ showcases over 700 exhibitors and is currently the 3rd largest pop culture event in North America.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

CTV:
Twitter:
@CTV_Television
@CTV_PR

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ctv

ARROW
Twitter:
Stephen Amell: @amellywood
Colin Donnell: @colindonnell
Willa Holland: @officialwillajc
Katie Cassidy: @MzKatieCassidy

CRIMINAL MINDS
Twitter:
Matthew Gray Gubler: @GUBLERNATION
A.J. Cook: @ajcookofficial

FLASHPOINT
Twitter:
@FlashpointTeam1
David Paetkau: @David_Paetkau
Sergio DiZio: @elisasboy72
Olunike Adeliyi: @olunike

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/CTV.Flashpoint

About CTV
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 and lead broadcaster of the London 2012 Olympic Games. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at ctv.ca.

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SOURCE: CTV

For further information:

Matthew Almeida, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.2629 or matthew.almeida@bellmedia.ca
Allie Page, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.4596 or allie.page@bellmedia.ca