THE SOCIAL Reveals Upcoming Guest Co-Hosts, as Melissa Grelo Takes Time to Deliver Her Biggest Story Yet

- The hilarious Jann Arden and Marilyn Denis are the first guest co-hosts the week of March 10 -
- Additional upcoming guest co-hosts include Wendy Crewson, Elisha Cuthbert, Arlene Dickinson, Arielle Kebbel, Emily Procter, Sarah Rafferty, and Debbie Travis -

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TORONTO, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - As Melissa Grelo (@melissagrelo) gets ready for her next adventure as a new mom and begins her maternity leave, CTV's THE SOCIAL today revealed some of the upcoming celebrity guest co-hosts‎ who will fill in during her absence. Jann Arden (@JannArden and Marilyn Denis @MarilynDenisCTV) are the first guests next week, with Arden bringing the laughs from March 10-13, and Denis making her first appearance on THE SOCIAL on March 14. Additional upcoming guest co-hosts also revealed today include Wendy Crewson (SAVING HOPE), Elisha Cuthbert (HAPPY ENDINGS, @HappyElishas), Arlene Dickinson (All In, @ArleneDickinson), Arielle Kebbel (THE AFTER, @ArielleKebbel), Emily Procter (CSI: MIAMI, @emilyprocter), Sarah Rafferty (SUITS, @sarahgrafferty, and design guru Debbie Travis @Debbie_Travis). THE SOCIAL will continue to reveal additional guest co-hosts in the coming weeks.

Cynthia Loyst (@cynthialoyst), Lainey Lui (@LaineyGossip, and Traci Melchor @stayfabulous) will continue to keep Canadians talking Weekdays at 1 p.m. (2 p.m. AT) on CTV, with Loyst filling in as moderator during Grelo's maternity leave. THE SOCIAL's post-OSCAR® episode this Monday delivered its largest audience yet, with 345,000 viewers.

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"We can't wait to meet Melissa's daughter, and look forward to her return to THE SOCIAL following her maternity leave," said Nanci Maclean, Vice-President, Bell Media Production. "The amazing list of women joining us throughout the coming months will no doubt keep Canadians talking - and laughing - right along with us."

THE SOCIAL delivers an innovative forum for viewers to debate and discuss the topics of the day by interacting with the co-hosts through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, among others. Each show kicks-off with a round-table chat featuring the buzz-worthy subjects people are talking or tweeting about, including headlines of the day, celebrity news, and trending topics. The round-table is followed by lifestyle segments inspired by viewers. THE SOCIAL airs weekdays at 1 p.m. (2 p.m. AT) on CTV, 2 p.m. ET on CTV Two, and is available live on the CTV GO App and CTV.ca. THE SOCIAL also airs at 6 p.m. ET on E!, and is available on demand following the broadcast on TheSocial.ca and CTV GO (check local listings).

About THE SOCIAL
Co-hosted by Melissa Grelo, Cynthia Loyst, Lainey Lui, and Traci Melchor, with Digital Correspondent Jessica Allen, THE SOCIAL brings a fresh, daily perspective on the up-to-the-minute news, pop culture, and lifestyle topics that matter most to Canadians in a socially interactive format. Broadcast live in front of a studio audience, guests who have appeared on THE SOCIAL include Jessica Alba, Katy Perry, Elisha Cuthbert, Justin Trudeau, Chris Tucker, Michael Bublé, Jann Arden, and Helen Fielding. THE SOCIAL is produced by Bell Media Production, and Michelle Crespi is Executive Producer. Nanci Maclean is Vice-President, Bell Media Production. Catherine Macleod is Senior Vice-President, Specialty Channels and Bell Media Production. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President - CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming. More information about THE SOCIAL, including ticket information, can be found at TheSocial.ca, as well as on Facebook, @TheSocialCTV, Instagram, and other social media platforms.

About CTV
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 12 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX: BCE) (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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Tanya Koivusalo, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.2664 or tanya.koivusalo@bellmedia.ca
Christy Sullivan, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.3624 or christy.sullivan@bellmedia.ca