- 14 new movies and specials including the network premieres of Mary Poppins in HD, Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince and National Treasure: Book Of Secrets acquired for CTV and CTV Two -
- Holiday classics It's A Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol return to the holiday lineup -
- CTV Toronto's Ken Shaw and CP24's Melissa Grelo co-host THE SANTA
CLAUS PARADE, Nov. 20 -
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TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2011 /CNW/ - Following today's announcement about the
world premiere of A RUSSELL PETERS CHRISTMAS, CTV unwraps its complete holiday lineups including14 all-new specials
and movies on CTV and CTV Two. In addition to Peters, Michael Bublé
headlines his own holiday special, followed by dozens of variety
specials, program stunts, holiday-themed episodes, and special event
movies, including the network television premieres of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and the digitally re-mastered Mary Poppins, airing in HD for the first time. Kicking it all off is CTV's broadcast of THE SANTA CLAUS PARADE on CTV this Sunday, Nov. 20 at 4:30 p.m. in all markets (except 5:30 - 7 p.m. AT on CTV Two Atlantic). See below
for day-by-day listings of holiday specials on CTV and CTV Two.
As previously announced, the one-hour A RUSSELL PETERS CHRISTMAS (Thursday, Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV) features Brampton, Ontario's favourite son paying tribute to
the holidays with a mix of stand-up, sketch, stop-motion animation, and
musical performances, including Michael Bublé. Then, the multi-Grammy® and JUNO award-winning singer heads over to host his own one-hour
special A MICHAEL BUBLÉ CHRISTMAS (Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV), featuring performances of classic holiday songs from his new CD
and appearances by Justin Bieber, Kellie Pickler and more.
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Other new movies and specials joining CTV and CTV Two's holly jolly
lineups include anticipated holiday sequel PREP & LANDING: NAUGHTY VS. NICE (Monday, Dec. 5 at 8:30 p.m. ET on CTV), HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN (Thursday, Nov. 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET on CTV), and seasonal movies MISTLETOE OVER MANHATTAN (Saturday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV), CHRISTMAS MAGIC (Sunday, Dec. 11 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV), THE CASE FOR CHRISTMAS (Sunday, Dec. 18 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV) and THE MAN WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS (Monday, Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV Two). Also, making their network debuts are blockbuster fantasy Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV) and the mystery adventure film National Treasure: Book of Secrets (Friday, Nov., 25 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV), as well as classic films The Wizard of Oz (Sunday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV Two) and Mary Poppins (Sunday, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV), airing in HD for the first time.
Timeless holiday movies joining the lineup of new specials on CTV and
CTV Two include, It's a Wonderful Life (Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV), A Christmas Carol (Friday, Dec. 23 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV) and The Sound Of Music (Sunday, Dec. 25 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV), along with the fun family favourites LANNY AND WAYNE THE CHRISTMAS ELVES IN PREP & LANDING (Monday, Dec., 5 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV) and SHREK THE HALLS (Friday, Dec., 9 at 8:30 p.m. ET on CTV).
It wouldn't be the holiday season without the annual THE SANTA CLAUS PARADE airing Sunday, Nov. 20 at 4:30 p.m. in all markets on CTV (except 5:30 - 7 p.m. AT on CTV Two Atlantic).
Hosted by CTV Toronto's Ken Shaw and CP24's Melissa Grelo, and special
roving reporter ETALK's Traci Melchor, the 90-minute special captures
all the spirit of the holidays including a new float dedicated to Mrs.
Claus and exclusive holiday greetings from some of the biggest
celebrities in entertainment.
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For further information:
Amanda Rinaldo, CTV, CTV Two, Bravo!, 416.384.5325 or email@example.com