Sneak Peeks of DO NO HARM and SMASH Season 2 Begin Today on CTV.ca

- Exclusive online previews give viewers advance look before broadcast premieres -

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DO NO HARM
"Do you like Dexter? Do you like House?" Not sure if that ENTIRELY encapsulates #DoNoHarm but it kinda does... ‏-The Huffington Post

SMASH
‏"The show that everybody wanted to love - and everybody loved to hate - is back. And guess what? IT'S GOOD. -Entertainment Weekly

TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - CTV announced today a free online sneak peek of the debut episode of new Jekyll and Hyde-themed medical drama DO NO HARM and the first hour of the two-hour Season 2 premiere of Golden Globe® and EMMY®-nominated Broadway drama SMASH, beginning today exclusively at CTV.ca. The sneak peeks come in advance of the programs' premieres on CTV and CTV Two on Jan. 31 and Feb. 5 respectively. All regular season episodes of both series will be available online following their television broadcasts on CTV.ca, the CTV App, CTV Mobile on Bell Mobile TV, and through video on demand partners.

"Our dedicated digital audience is influential when it comes to creating buzz for shows, and giving those viewers the advance opportunity to watch these premiere episodes adds to the excitement about new and returning mid-season programming," said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks.

Premiering Thursday, Jan. 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, DO NO HARM stars Steven Pasquale (RESCUE ME) as a modern day Jekyll and Hyde. Dr. Jason Cole is a well-respected neurosurgeon who is confident, charming, and compassionate.  However his alternate personality, Ian Price, is Jason's antithesis, a seductive menace to society. Also starring Alana De La Garza (Law & Order) as Dr. Lena Solis, Michael Esper (A Beautiful Mind) as Dr. Kenneth Jordan, Ruta Gedmintas (The Borgias) as Olivia Flynn, Lin-Manuel Miranda (House) as Dr. Eli Malak, Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show) as Dr. Vanessa Young, and John Carroll Lynch (The Drew Carey Show) as Will Hayes. Executive producer/writer is David Schulner (Desperate Housewives, The Event), and executive producers are Peter Traugott (Ringer) and Rachel Kaplan (Ringer).

Season 2 of Golden Globe® and EMMY® nominated musical sensation SMASH premieres Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two. In the sophomore season, "Bombshell" returns to New York in hopes of landing a theater for its Broadway debut, but a new scandal puts its fate in jeopardy. Featuring an A-list guest star lineup including Academy Award®-winner Jennifer Hudson, EMMY® Award-winner Sean Hayes, and Academy® Award-winner Liza Minnelli, SMASH stars Debra Messing (WILL & GRACE) as Julia Houston, Anjelica Huston (Prizzi's Honor) as Eileen Rand, Christian Borle, (Legally Blonde: The Musical) as Tom Levitt, Katharine McPhee (AMERICAN IDOL) as Karen Cartwright, Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean) as Derek Wills, and Megan Hilty (9 to 5: The Musical). Executive producer is multiple Emmy® and Oscar® winner Steven Spielberg (ER, Schindler's List). Executive producers also include Joshua Safran (GOSSIP GIRL), Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Academy Award®-winning Chicago, Hairspray), Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (UNITED STATES OF TARA, THE BORGIAS), Tony and Grammy Award winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can), and Jim Chory (HEROES, AMERICAN DREAMS).

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@Mighty_Minto (Ruta Gedmintas)
@Lin_Manuel
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SMASH:
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@theseanhayes
@DebraMessing
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facebook.com/ChristianBorle
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facebook.com/OfficialLiza?fref=ts

SOURCE: CTV

For further information:

Emily Alonzo, Bell Media Digital, 416.384.2664 or emily.alonzo@bellmedia.ca
Carolyn Fell, Bell Media Digital, 416.384.2817 or carolyn.fell@bellmedia.ca