CanWest MediaWorks Announces Global Television, E! Primetime Schedules For 2007-2008



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    ATTN. EDITORS:  PHOTOS, SYNOPSES, SCHEDULE GRIDS visit:
    www.canwesttvmedia.com
    Username: canwest
    Password: press

    TORONTO, June 6 /CNW/ - Kathleen Dore, President, Canadian Television for
CanWest MediaWorks, along with Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President of
Programming and Production, have announced today the highly-anticipated Fall
2007 Primetime Schedules for the Global Television and E! networks.
    In a presentation earlier this morning at Toronto's historic Massey Hall,
followed by an open-air luncheon in the city's multimedia hub, Yonge-Dundas
Square, some 1400 advertisers, industry and press gathered to celebrate
Canada's most talked-about fall schedules.
    "For both our advertisers and our audience, CanWest's 2007-2008 schedules
represent our most impressive primetime offering to date," said Dore. "With a
Fall season that features both the powerful return of Global Television, and
the debut of the all-new E! network, CanWest is uniquely positioned to deliver
an unparalleled primetime experience. We're passionate about the continued
growth of our many television brands, and more determined than ever before to
build strategically on the successes we've achieved over this last year."
    In addition to 15 new series showcasing the season's tightest mix of
starpower and award-winning writing/producing talent, the Global and E!
primetime lineups unveiled today feature the return of breakout hits that have
firmly re-established the networks' loyal fan base over the last two years.
With a total of eight series back for their sophomore run - including smashes
'Heroes' and 'Brothers & Sisters' - and an additional six series returning for
their third season - CanWest has created the country's freshest, most vibrant
primetime lineups.
    Global Television new arrivals include...big-buzz TV Newser, BACK TO YOU:
from Exec Producers Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd and Director James
Burrows, starring Emmy Winners Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton...Latin
family epic, CANE: from Exec Producers Cynthia Cidre (Mambo Kings), Jimmy
Iovine (8 Mile) and Jonathan Prince (American Dreams), starring Emmy and
Golden Globe Winner Jimmy Smits...Romantic time-travel mystery, JOURNEYMAN:
from Emmy Award-winning writer-producers Kevin Falls and Alex Graves (The West
Wing), starring Kevin McKidd (Rome)...Offbeat detective saga, LIFE: from Exec
Producers Rand Ravich (The Astronaut's Wife) and Far Shariat (Confessions of a
Dangerous Mind), starring Damian Lewis (Band of Brothers), Adam Arkin (Chicago
Hope)...and gritty legal drama, CANTERBURY'S LAW: from Exec Producers Denis
Leary and Jim Serpico (Rescue Me, The Job), starring Julianna Margulies (The
Sopranos, ER).
    E!'s debut slate includes...Vegas-inspired musical drama VIVA LAUGHLIN:
from Tony and Emmy Award winner Hugh Jackman, starring Lloyd Owen and Melanie
Griffith...Hi-tech drama, BIONIC WOMAN: from Exec Producer David Eick
(Battlestar Galactica) and starring Michelle Ryan (EastEnders)...The female
mind revealed in CASHMERE MAFIA: from Exec Producer Darren Starr (Sex and The
City), starring Lucy Liu and Frances O'Connor...Post-Katrina cop drama,
K-VILLE: from Writer and Exec Producer Jonathan Lisco (Jack and Bobby),
starring Anthony Anderson and Cole Hauser...and E! NEWS from Exec Producer
Peggy Jo Abraham, Lead Anchor and Managing Editor Ryan Seacrest and Co-Anchor
Giuliana DePandi.
    In a related announcement issued today, CanWest MediaWorks detailed
continued growth in its Original Production sector, integrating the best of
Canadian drama, documentary and more into the nation's most critically
acclaimed primetime schedules. With 20 Original series premieres, over 100
Hours of scripted content, over 80 hours of premiere documentaries, nearly 200
hours of entertainment news, and all-new strategic relationships with a
variety of producers at home and internationally, CanWest continues to expand
its commitment to developing and producing Canadian series and specials. For
the full release, please click the following link:
http://www.canwestmediaworks.com/newsroom
    Returning 2007 Canadian highlights also include a 7th
critically-acclaimed season of Canada's No. 1 National newscast, Global
National, with Multi-Gemini-winning Anchor, Kevin Newman. Also topping
audience radar is the return of Canada's No. 1 celebrity news magazine,
Entertainment Tonight Canada, with Host Cheryl Hickey and ET Senior Reporters
Rick Campanelli, Rosey Edeh, Roz Weston and Kim D'Eon. Heading into its 3rd
season, ET Canada continues to lead the way - delivering more breaking
coverage, in-depth profiles, and behind the scenes exclusives than any other
Canadian entertainment news operation.

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Fall 2007 Press Kit Materials, visit:
    www.canwesttvmedia.com
    Username: canwest
    Password: press


    
    GLOBAL TELEVISION PRIMETIME 2007 -
    DAY-AT-A-GLANCE (All times ET/PT. New programs in CAPS(*).)

    Monday
    7pm             ET Canada
    7:30pm          Entertainment Tonight
    8pm             Prison Break (Season 3)
    9pm             Heroes (Season 2)
    10pm            JOURNEYMAN (1 hour; drama)(*)

    Tuesday
    7pm             ET Canada
    7:30pm          Entertainment Tonight
    8pm             NCIS (Season 5)
    9pm             House (Season 4)
    10pm            CANE (1 hour; drama)(*)

    Wednesday
    7pm             ET Canada
    7:30pm          Entertainment Tonight
    8pm             BACK TO YOU (30 min; comedy)(*)
    8:30pm          'Til Death (Season 2)
    9pm             Bones (Season 3)
    10pm            LIFE (1 hour; drama)(*)

    Thursday
    7pm             ET Canada
    7:30pm          Entertainment Tonight
    8pm             Survivor (Season 15)
    9pm             The Office (Season 4)
    9:30pm          My Name is Earl (Season 3)
    10pm            Shark (Season 2)

    Friday
    7pm             ET Canada
    7:30pm          Entertainment Tonight
    8pm             Friday Night Lights (Season 2)
    9pm             Las Vegas (Season 5)
    10pm            Numb3rs (Season 4)

    Saturday
    8pm             Risk Takers (10 x 1 hour; documentary)
    9pm             Painkiller Jane (22 x 1 hour; drama)
    10pm            Global Currents (Season 3)

    Sunday
    7pm             Simpsons & Co. (Animation Lineup)
    7:30            'DA KINK IN MY HAIR (13 x 30 min; comedy)(*)
    8pm             The Simpsons (Season 19)
    8:30pm          King of the Hill (Season 12)
    9pm             Family Guy (Season 8)
    9:30pm          American Dad (Season 4)
    10pm            Brothers & Sisters (Season 2)
    

    MID-SEASON: ACQUISITIONS
    SWINGTOWN (1 hour; drama)(*)
    CANTERBURY'S LAW (1 hour; drama)(*)

    MID-SEASON: ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
    ABOUT A GIRL (13 x 30 min; comedy)(*)
    THE LODGE (4 x 1 hour; documentary)(*)
    TRUE PULP MURDER (13 x 30 min; documentary)(*)
    DURHAM COUNTY (6 x 1 hour; drama)(*)
    SEARCH AND RESCUE (13 x 1 hour; drama)(*)
    BURN UP (2 x 2 hour; drama)(*)
    GLOBAL CURRENTS: DEATH IN THE FOREST (1 hour; documentary)(*)
    GLOBAL CURRENTS: STOLEN SISTER (1 hour; documentary)(*)
    GLOBAL CURRENTS: TIME BOMBS (1 hour; documentary)(*)
    E! PRIMETIME 2007 -
    DAY-AT-A-GLANCE (All times ET/PT. New programs in CAPS(*).)

    
    Monday
    7pm             The Insider
    7:30pm          E! NEWS(*)
    8pm             Deal or No Deal (Season 3)
    9pm             K-VILLE (1 hour; drama)(*)
    10pm            E! PRESENTS(*) RICH KIDS: CATTLE DRIVE (1 hour; reality)

    Tuesday
    7pm             The Insider
    7:30pm          E! NEWS(*)
    8pm             The Biggest Loser (Season 4)
    9pm             DR. 90210 (1 hour; reality)(*)/CASHMERE MAFIA (1 hour;
                    drama)(*) Mid-Fall Premiere
    10pm            Boston Legal (Season 4)

    Wednesday
    7pm             The Insider
    7:30pm          E! NEWS(*)
    8pm             KID NATION (1 hour; reality)(*)
    9pm             BIONIC WOMAN (1 hour; drama)(*)
    10pm            E! PRESENTS(*) SIMPLE LIFE (30 min; reality)
    10:30pm         E! PRESENTS(*) SUNSET TAN (30 min; reality)

    Thursday
    7pm             The Insider
    7:30pm          E! NEWS(*)
    8pm             Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (Season 2)
    9-11pm          E! MOVIES WE LOVE(xx)

    Friday
    7pm             The Insider
    7:30pm          E! NEWS(*)
    8pm             1 vs. 100 (Season 2)
    9pm             WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB (1 hour; drama)(*)
    10pm            20/20 (Season 29)

    Saturday
    7pm             E! LIVE(*)
    8pm             ON E!(*) SHAYE (4 X 1 hour; documentary)(*)
    9PM             Final 24
    10-12am         E! TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY (2 hour; documentary)(*)

    Sunday
    7pm             VIVA LAUGHLIN (1 hour; drama)(*)
    8pm             Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (Season 5)
    9pm             E! COUNTDOWNS(*)
    10pm            E! LIVE(*)
    

    (*)ABOUT 'E! PRESENTS': A collection of short-run 'reality' gold - fun,
    outrageous, a true guilty pleasure, the E! Presents showcase will feature
    titles including - SIMPLE LIFE, SUNSET TAN, RICH KIDS.

    (*)ABOUT 'E! MOVIES WE LOVE': A collection of US and Canadian film
    premieres.

    (*)ABOUT 'ON E!': A collection of fun and entertaining Canadian produced
    documentary series.

    MID-SEASON ACQUISITIONS:
    IN PLAIN SIGHT (1 hour; drama)(*)
    LIFE IS WILD (1 hour; drama)(*)

    MID-SEASON ORIGINAL SERIES:
    TRIBUTE: THE NEXT BEST THING (4 x 1 hour; documentary)(*)
    INSIDE HOLLYWOOD (6 x 1 hour; documentary)(*)
    STUNT STARS (10 x 1 hour; drama)(*)
    HOLLYWOOD'S GREATEST MYSTERIES (13 x 30 min; documentary)(*)
    NAKED FASHION (13 x 30 min)(*)
    E! TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY: CANADIAN EDITION (10 x 1 hour; documentary)(*)





For further information:

For further information: Grace Park, Global Television, (416) 543-5869,
(416) 446-5331, gpark@globaltv.com; Adrienne Kakoullis, Global Television,
(416) 450-6637, (416) 446-5565, akakoullis@globaltv.com; Yvonne Chiang, Global
News, (778) 241-0143, (604) 422-6736, ychiang@globaltv.com; Nicole Starker,
E!, (403) 512-8976, (403) 235-7743, nstarker@chtv.ca


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