Big-Buzz Specials Burn Up Hot Summer Schedule on CTV



    
         Michael Bublé, Rita MacNeil and Russell Peters Burn Up CTV's
                 Hot Summer Schedule in New Big-Buzz Specials

    - International recording star Michael Bublé featured in all-new special
             MICHAEL BUBLE MEETS MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, June 24 -
             - Spend Canada Day with iconic Canadian songstress
             in RITA MACNEIL PRESENTS MEN OF THE DEEPS, July 1 -
     - Academy Award(R)-winner Matt Damon stars in THE BOURNE SUPREMACY,
                                   July 5 -
      - Canadian funny man Russell Peters entertains in World Broadcast
         Premiere of RUSSELL PETERS: RED, WHITE AND BROWN, July 10 -
    - Canada's favourite young adults head to L.A. in new, two-hour movie
           event PARADISE CITY: DEGRASSI GOES HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 30 -
    

    TORONTO, June 17 /CNW/ - CTV sizzles this summer with the addition of
red-hot specials to a fresh summer schedule already featuring new episodes of
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, THE LISTENER, CANADA's NEXT TOP MODEL, LAW &
ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, MERLIN and more. From singers and comedians to
Canada's favourite youngsters, CTV's summer specials rev up the mercury with a
slew of programs for viewers of all ages.

    With his new performance DVD/CD hitting stores this week, CTV presents
the World Television Premiere of MICHAEL BUBLE MEETS MADISON SQUARE GARDEN on
Wednesday, June 24 at 10 p.m. ET. Then, on Canada Day, celebrate our nation's
birthday with iconic Canadian songstress Rita McNeil in the all-new special,
RITA MACNEIL PRESENTS MEN OF THE DEEPS, Wednesday, July 1 at 10 p.m. ET. From
music to high-octane action, THE BOURNE SUPREMACY premieres Sunday, July 5 at
9 p.m. ET. Hot on the heels of his hosting gig at THE 2009 JUNO AWARDS and
cross-country tour, Canadian comedian Russell Peters pushes the envelope once
again with the World Broadcast Premiere of his one-hour comedy special,
RUSSELL PETERS: RED, WHITE AND BROWN, Friday, July 10 at 10 p.m. ET.

    Finally, just in time for the back to school season, CTV presents the
special two-hour movie event PARADISE CITY: DEGRASSI GOES HOLLYWOOD, Sun.,
Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. ET, featuring DEGRASSI favourites Paige (Lauren Collins),
Ellie (Stacey Farber), Craig (Jake Epstein), Marco (Adamo Ruggiero) and Manny
(Cassie Steele) plus several guest stars including Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent
Bob Strike Back), Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy) and Kevin Smith (Jay and Silent
Bob Strike Back, Clerks).

    
    (xx)Media Note(xx) - Download photos from CTV's summer specials at
    http://www.ctvmedia.ca
    Screeners are available upon request.

    Summer Specials on CTV:
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    MICHAEL BUBLE MEETS MADISON SQUARE GARDEN (World Television Premiere)
    -----------------------------------------
    (*)	Wednesday, June 24 at 10 p.m. ET
    (*)	Tuesday, July 21 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo!

      "The cavernous Garden felt like an intimate nightclub" - NY Times
    

    This one-hour special features an intimate and complex portrayal of the
Canadian singing sensation in the days, minutes and seconds leading up to his
historic concert at Madison Square Garden. The special includes masterful
Bublé performances and breathlessly captures all the elements surrounding the
show. In addition, viewers observe Bublé in action backstage with his band and
family. Performance highlights include the classic romance song "Me and Mrs.
Jones," Leon Russell's beloved "A Song For You," and the haunting Bublé-penned
love letter and No. 1 hit single, "Home."

    The Michael Bublé Tour lasted two years and played to one million fans
worldwide including 80 sold out appearances in the United States. MICHAEL
BUBLE MEETS MADISON SQUARE GARDEN also features footage of Bublé's emotional
visit to the famed Blue Note Club where he first performed in New York City
before exploding onto the music scene.

    
    RITA MACNEIL PRESENTS MEN OF THE DEEPS (World Television Premiere)
    --------------------------------------
    (*)	Wednesday, July 1 at 10 p.m. ET (Encore presentation Sunday., July
          5 at 7 p.m. ET)
    (*)	Monday, August 17 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo!
    

    From the historic Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, multiple JUNO
Award-winning singer-songwriter Rita MacNeil presents Men of the Deeps - North
America's only coal mining choir. Comprised of working and retired miners from
Cape Breton, the Men of the Deeps choir was formed in 1966 during Montreal's
Expo, in the hope of keeping alive the stories, traditions, hardships,
tragedies and camaraderie's of their mining communities. In this heart-warming
one-hour special, MacNeil and guests sing some of her most beloved songs,
including "Working Man" and "Home I'll Be."

    
    THE BOURNE SUPREMACY
    --------------------
    (*)	Sunday, July 5 at 9 p.m. ET (Simulcast with NBC)
    

    They should have left him alone. Academy Award(R)-winner Matt Damon (The
Bourne Identity) is back as expert assassin Jason Bourne in the stunning,
non-stop action hit. Fuelled by awesome fight scenes and some of the most
breathtaking chase sequences ever filmed, it's a state-of-the-art espionage
thriller that explodes into action and never lets up.

    
    RUSSELL PETERS: RED, WHITE AND BROWN (World Broadcast Premiere)
    ------------------------------------
    (*)	Friday, July 10 at 10 p.m. ET

    "You'll be laughing too hard to be insulted, and despite his onstage
    swagger, Peters remains an ultra-likeable comic throughout."
                                                          - NOW magazine
    

    Recorded before a sold-out audience at The WAMU Theatre at Madison Square
Garden in February, 2008, this special features some of Russell Peter's most
hilarious skits including 'DDR', Cheap Indians Pt. II, Louis Vuitton, Blame
the Media, Race vs. Culture, and more. Gemini Award-winning host of THE 2008
JUNO AWARDS and fresh off his 2009 hosting gig, Russell Peters is currently
laughing his way across Canada in his cross country tour. Upcoming dates
include: June 17 (Vancouver, B.C.); June 26 (Calgary, AB), July 24 (Montreal,
QC); September 22 (Ottawa, ON); September 23 (Kingston, ON); September 26
(Brampton, ON); September 30 (Sudbury, ON); October 3 (Kitchener, ON); October
7 (Edmonton, AB); October 10 (Saskatoon, SK); October 11 and 12 (Winnipeg,
MB).

    
    PARADISE CITY: DEGRASSI GOES HOLLYWOOD (Premiere)
    --------------------------------------
    (*)	Sunday, August 30 at 8 p.m. ET
    

    In the first ever DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION movie, the Degrassi
students venture to L.A. via school bus with hopes to score parts in Mewesical
High, a musical directed by Jason Mewes (Clerks) under the mentorship of Kevin
Smith (Clerks, Dogma). Paige (Lauren Collins), personal assistant to THE
SHORES reality television star Hailey Montel (Mary Ashton), understands that
in life you work from the ground up, but when Hollywood hands Paige a shortcut
to fame and fortune, she jumps at the opportunity and takes Marco (Adamo
Ruggiero) and Ellie (Stacey Farber) along for the ride. Back in Toronto, Manny
(Cassie Steele) has immersed herself in her university theatre program and is
committed to becoming an "actor of substance." The star of Jay and Silent Bob
Go Canadian, Eh?, Manny blows an opportunity to star in Mewes' feature and
then heads on a road trip to L.A. to win the role and realize her dream.

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CTV Inc. also owns radio stations across the country and owns or has interests
in leading national specialty channels, featuring news, sports, factual, arts,
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CTVglobemedia Inc., Canada's premier multi-media company, which also owns
Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. CTV is the official
broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and London 2012 Games
of the Olympiad. More information about CTV may be found on the company
website at www.ctv.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Sónia Brum, CTV Inc., (416) 384-5374 or
sonia.brum@ctv.ca; Amanda Rinaldo, CTV Inc., (416) 384-5325 or
amanda.rinaldo@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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