AMERICAN IDOL Boosts Mid-Season Schedule on /A\

- AMERICAN IDOL results episodes come to /A\ beginning Jan. 20 -

- Paula Abdul's new series LIVE TO DANCE slides onto /A\ Jan. 19 -

- The Visitors return Jan. 4 with the Season 2 premiere of V -

- New Cycle of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL returns Feb. 23 -

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TORONTO, Dec. 16 /CNW/ - The #1 program in America is coming to /A\. The network announced today that the AMERICAN IDOL results show will bolster the network's mid-season schedule along with the return of viewer favourites and eagerly-awaited new series. In a strategic move, AMERICAN IDOL's blockbuster Thursday night results show will be used to promote a hot new-lineup of mid-season programming on /A\, including the premiere of Paula Abdul's LIVE TO DANCE, the second season of the sci-fi drama V, riveting drama HUMAN TARGET, and another drama-fueled season of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL

Catch up on full episodes of /A\ series on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca

**Media Note** - Download photos from /A\'s Midseason Series at www.ctvmedia.ca. Screeners are available by request. 

Airing at 8 p.m. ET/PT, AMERICAN IDOL leads a very competitive Thursday night on /A\, which also features THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (returning Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. ET/PT),  NIKITA (returning Jan. 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT) and PRIVATE PRACTICE (returning Jan. 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT).  

Meanwhile, Wednesdays on /A\ gets a whole new look: after making its debut on CTV, the highly anticipated new series LIVE TO DANCE with Paula Abdul slides into its regular timeslot on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Jan. 19 on /A\. LIVE TO DANCE anchors an all-new Wednesday night line-up on /A\ which also features the riveting drama HUMAN TARGET, returning with all-new back-to-back episodes Jan. 5 beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT and back-to-back episodes Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT; before moving into its regular timeslot Jan. 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Book-ending the Wednesday night schedule is another drama-fueled season of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL, premiering Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT with Cycle 16. 

Tuesdays on /A\ sees the return of last Fall's #1 new show for A25-54, V, beginning Jan. 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT following HELLCATS (returning Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT). 

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For further information: For further information:

Amanda Rinaldo, CTV Inc., 416.384.5325 or amanda.rinaldo@ctv.ca 
Matthew Almeida, CTV Inc., 416.384.2629 or matthew.almeida@ctv.ca
Jim Quan, CTV Inc., 416.384.5311 or jim.quan@ctv.ca
Allie Page, CTV Inc., 416.384.4596 or allie.page@ctv.ca


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