Canwest Announces 2009 Global Television Fall Schedule



    
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    TORONTO, June 3 /CNW/ - Barbara Williams, Executive Vice President,
Content, Canwest Broadcasting officially unveiled the Fall 2009 Primetime
Schedule for Global Television at Toronto's historic Distillery District
earlier this morning.
    "Viewers are in for a real treat," said Williams. "The strength of our
returning hits provides a solid anchor for every night of the week. Add to
this the cream of the crop from the new season, and we've got a powerful
combination that will be hard to top."
    Global's fall line-up includes the most buzz-worthy show of the season
GLEE. From creator Ryan Murphy ("Nip/Tuck") comes a musical-comedy about a
vibrant group of geeky misfits and the resurgence of the school's unpopular
glee club. Also new to the schedule is the animated and loveable Cleveland
Brown starring in his very own Family Guy spin-off series, THE CLEVELAND SHOW.
    The superb Julianna Margulies ("ER") returns to the small screen in THE
GOOD WIFE, as a scorned politician's wife who must persevere beyond a very
public scandal in her hometown of Chicago. Meanwhile on the west coast,
hip-hop recording artist, LL Cool J ("Charlie's Angels") and Chris O'Donnell
("Scent of a Woman") join forces to lead a team of undercover surveillance
investigators in NCIS: LOS ANGELES. Last, but certainly not least, the sexy,
wild drama of MELROSE PLACE is back. Fans will revisit the trendy stomping
grounds of the popular 1990's series with some familiar faces such as Laura
Leighton and Thomas Calabro, as well as some new tenants including Ashlee
Simpson-Wentz ("Seventh Heaven") and Canadian Jessica Lucas ("Cloverfield").
    Returning primetime hits include HOUSE, LIE TO ME, NCIS, BONES, THE
OFFICE, SURVIVOR, HEROES, BROTHERS & SISTERS, FAMILY GUY and the 21st season
of the iconic animated series, THE SIMPSONS.
    GlobalTV.com, the country's fastest growing broadcast site(xx) will
provide full access to an amazing roster of returning hits with two all-new
additions, Survivor and NCIS, plus many of the latest acquisitions including
The Good Wife and Melrose Place.
    For the complete list of the network's new and returning shows, including
program synopses, fall schedule and primetime grid, please visit:
www.canwesttvmedia.com

    
    GLOBAL PRIMETIME FALL 2009 - DAY-AT-A-GLANCE
    --------------------------------------------
    (All times EST. SUBJECT TO CHANGE. New programs in CAPS.)
    ---------------------------------------------------------

    Monday
    7pm       Entertainment Tonight Canada
    7:30pm    Entertainment Tonight
    8pm       House (Season 6)
    9pm       Lie To Me (Season 2)
    10pm      Brothers & Sisters (Season 4)

    Tuesday
    7pm       Entertainment Tonight Canada
    7:30pm    Entertainment Tonight
    8pm       NCIS (Season 7)
    9pm       NCIS: LOS ANGELES (1 hour; drama)
    10pm      THE GOOD WIFE (1 hour; drama)

    Wednesday
    7pm       Entertainment Tonight Canada
    7:30pm    Entertainment Tonight
    8pm       Bones (Season 5)
    9pm       GLEE (1 hour; musical comedy)
    10pm      MELROSE PLACE (1 hour; drama)

    Thursday
    7pm       Entertainment Tonight Canada
    7:30pm    Entertainment Tonight
    8pm       Survivor: Samoa (Season 19)
    9pm       The Office (Season 6)
    9:30pm    SNL Updates (Season 2)
    10pm      90210 (Season 2)

    Friday
    7pm       Entertainment Tonight Canada
    7:30pm    Entertainment Tonight
    8pm       The Guard (Season 3)
    9pm       Dollhouse (Season 2)
    10pm      Numb3rs (Season 6)

    Saturday
    7pm       Renegade Press (Season 5)
    7:30pm    The Jane Show (Season 1)
    8pm       Movie
    10pm      Project Runway Canada (Season 2)

    Sunday
    7pm       Producing Parker (Season 1)
    7:30pm    King of the Hill (Season 13)
    8pm       The Simpsons (Season 21)
    8:30pm    THE CLEVELAND SHOW (30 minutes; animated)
    9pm       Family Guy (Season 10)
    9:30pm    American Dad (Season 6)
    10pm      Heroes (Season 4)

    (xx) Source: comScore Inc., Video Metrix March 2009 Total Canada, All
    Locations, 2+. Compared to CTV, CBC and Rogers (City)
    

    About Canwest Broadcasting:

    Canwest Broadcasting operates two conventional television networks,
Global Television and E!, and eighteen of the country's most popular specialty
channels, including HGTV, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel, Showcase,
History Television, Food Network and TVtropolis. Canwest Broadcasting is a
division of Canwest Media Inc.

    About Canwest Media Inc.

    Canwest Media Inc is a subsidiary of Canwest Global Communications Corp.
(www.canwest.com; TSX: CGS and CGS.A). An international media company, Canwest
is Canada's largest publisher of paid English language daily newspapers and
owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in conventional television,
out-of-home advertising, specialty cable channels, web sites and radio
stations in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, the United
Kingdom and the United States.





For further information:

For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Grace
Park, Publicity Manager, Global Television, (416) 967-2484,
gpark@globaltv.com; Jacqueline Kendall, Publicist, Global Television, (416)
934-7850, jkendall@globaltv.com; Nikki Lamb Tudico, Publicist, Global
Television, (416) 934-7829, ntudico@globaltv.com

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