Canada's Most-Watched TV Series Return to CTV This Spring



    -- Dancing With the Stars, Grey's Anatomy, CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY,
    Criminal Minds, Desperate Housewives and Law & Order: SVU headline list
    of hit series returning with original episodes beginning March 17 --

    TORONTO, March 10 /CNW/ - Welcome back. Last Fall's most-watched series,
including Canada's No. 1 drama Grey's Anatomy, return to CTV this Spring to
join a primetime schedule already brimming with Top 10 hits. It's a viewer's
delight beginning Monday, March 17 with the season premiere of Top 10 Fall
favourite Dancing With the Stars, while the drama unfolds beginning Monday,
March 24 with the return of last Fall's No. 3 series, CSI: Miami.

    (xx) Media Note (xx) - Download photos from new episodes of returning
    series at ctvmedia.ca

    In all, 10 of the Top 20 most-watched Fall series will return to CTV this
Spring(*). Grey's Anatomy, which delivered an average audience of 2.6 million
viewers last Fall, returns along with CSI: Miami, Criminal Minds and Desperate
Housewives, among others. They join a No. 1 midseason schedule on CTV that
already features viewer favourites such as Lost, Dexter, Oprah's Big Give and
Medium.

    "McDreamy, Horatio and Bree are all standing by," said Susanne Boyce,
President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. "We can't wait to welcome
them back."

    Detailed schedule of return dates as follows:
    ---------------------------------------------

    (Fall '07 Season Rankings noted next to series title(*))

    
    Title                                      Return Date

    Dancing With the Stars (No. 10)            Mon., March 17
    CSI: Miami (No. 3)                         Mon., March 24
    Cold Case (No. 16)                         Sun., March 30
    Criminal Minds (No. 4)                     Wed., April 2
    CSI: NY (No. 7)                            Wed., April 2
    CSI (No. 6)                                Thur., April 3
    Ghost Whisperer (No. 22)                   Fri., April 4
    ER (No. 13)                                Thur., April 10
    Desperate Housewives (No. 8)               Sun., April 13
    Law & Order: SVU (No. 13)                  Tue., April 15
    Moonlight                                  Fri., April 25
    Grey's Anatomy (No. 1)                     Thur., April 24
    Lost, Part 2                               Thur., April 24
    

    The returning series join new episodes of currently scheduled CTV
programs this Spring, including ratings juggernaut American Idol (No. 1), new
ratings winner Oprah's Big Give (No. 5), Law & Order (No. 6), fan favourite
Lost (No. 7), Canada's most-watched comedy series, Corner Gas (No. 9), Medium
(No. 11) and cult hit Dexter (No. 17) as well as Nip/Tuck and Degrassi: the
Next Generation.(xx)

    Also upcoming this Spring is CTV's broadcast of the country's biggest
musical spectacle, The 2008 JUNO Awards, live from Calgary's Pengrowth
Saddledome, on Sunday, April 6, 2008.

    CTV, Canada's largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the
number-one national newscast, CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson, and is
the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's
premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV
Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national
specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and in Dome Productions, a North American
leader in the provision of mobile high definition production facilities. More
information about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca

    (*)BBM Nielsen Media Research, Fall Season (Sept. 24 - Dec. 16, 2007),
    Total Viewers, CTV Full

    (xx)BBM Nielsen Media Research, Spring Season (Feb. 18 - March 2, 2008),
    Total Viewers, CTV Full





For further information:

For further information: Laura Heath, Director, Communications, CTV,
(416) 332-4633 or lheath@ctv.ca


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