Citytv Announces Summer 2009 Programming Line Up



    
                     Comedy, Drama, Reality, Game Shows
    

    TORONTO, May 26 /CNW/ - Citytv heats things up this summer with some
sizzling unscripted programs, hilarious comedies, exciting game shows and
gritty dramas.
    "Citytv is continuing to keep audiences entertained this summer with a
refreshing mix of unscripted and scripted series," says Malcolm Dunlop,
Executive Vice President Programming, Rogers Media Television.

    
    Citytv's Summer Programming Line Up is as follows:

    Hitched or Ditched - Season 1
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    Premieres Tuesday, May 26 at 9pm ET/PT (8pm CT, 10pm MT)
    Finally, a reality series for couples reluctant to take the leap into
their nuptials! This weekly unscripted series focuses on gun-shy couples who
are in long term relationships yet to make it to the altar. Each episode
focuses on a couple who has been nominated by a friend to set a wedding date
in just seven days. In this week, the lucky couple will complete a series of
relationship-testing exercises while planning their wedding. At the end of the
week, the couple will make the decision to either get hitched, or call the
whole thing off.

    
    Make Me a Supermodel 2
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    Premieres Tuesday, May 26 at 10 pm ET/PT (9pm CT, 8pm MT)
    Make Me a Supermodel returns for a second season with supermodel Tyson
Beckford as the show's sole host and mentor to the male models and Australian
supermodel Nicole Trunfio who joins the show as mentor to the female models. A
new panel of esteemed judges joins the series, including world-renowned
designer Catherine Malandrino, model Jenny Shimizu, famed photographer Perou
and international model scout Marlon. This unscripted series follows a group
of beautiful and talented men and women who compete for the grand-prize that
includes a fashion pictorial in Cosmopolitan magazine, $100,000 cash prize,
and a New York Model Management contract.

    
    The Goode Family - Series Premiere
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    Premieres Wednesday, May 27 at 9pm ET/CT/PT (10pm MT)
    When it comes to living life by the rules the Goodes are more than just a
little over the top! Gerald (Mike Judge, King of the Hill), Helen (Nancy
Carell, The Office), Ubuntu (Dave Herman, King of the Hill) and Bliss (Linda
Cardellini, ER) - are a family obsessed with doing the "right" thing
environmentally, politically and socially. Every move is carefully checked
against their self imposed social conscience and often results in unintended
comic consequences. From their hybrid car that they only use in emergencies
because it's bad for the environment, to their beloved dog Che who despite
being raised vegan satisfies his meat cravings by devouring neighbourhood
pets, to the lengths to which Gerald and Helen will go to relate to their
children, the Goodes live life by the best of intentions. While their choices
don't always pay off, they always leave you rooting for them. The Goode Family
was created, written and executive produced by Mike Judge (King of the Hill),
David Krinsky and John Altschuler (Blades of Glory; King of the Hill).

    
    Law and Order UK - Season 1 (Canadian Premiere)
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    Premieres Thursday, June 11 at 10pm ET/PT (9pm CT, 8pm MT)
    Based on the wildly successful series from Emmy award winning producer
Dick Wolf, Law and Order UK comes to Canada! Law and Order UK follows
Detective Ronnie Brooks (Bradly Walsh, Coronation Street) and partner
Detective Matt Devlin (Jamie Bamber, Battlestar Galactica) as they solve some
of the most gruesome crimes committed in Great Britain.

    
    I Survived a Japanese Game Show - Season 2
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    Premieres Wednesday, July 8, at 9pm ET/PT (9pm CT, 10pm MT)
    The second season of the outrageously hilarious reality/game show series
follows a new batch of Americans as they are flown to Japan to compete in the
ultimate Japanese game show. Host Rome Kanda (Saturday Night Live) returns to
guide the hopefuls through the series of wacky challenges. The last contestant
standing will walk away with the $250,000 cash prize.

    
    Krod Mandoon - Season 1
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    Premieres Wednesday, July 8, at 10pm ET/PT (8pm CT/ MT)
    This revolutionary satirical comedy - set in a medieval fantasy world -is
far from the ordinary. With a character driven storyline that follows
reluctant leader, Krod Mandoon (Sean Maguire, Meet the Spartans) and his band
of incompetent freedom fighters, including: Aneka (India de Beaufort, Run,
Fatboy, Run), the gorgeous yet fierce warrior; Loquasto (Steve Speirs, Pirates
of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest), the oafish servant; Zezelryck (Kevin
Hart, Fool's Gold) the young, second rate warlock; and Bruce (Marques Ray,
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out), the jailhouse lover of Krod's late mentor.
Together, these unlikely heroes fight against the sinister ruler Chancellor
Dongalor (Matt Lucas, Little Britain), overcoming countless evil barriers in a
noble quest to save the world.

    
    Hell's Kitchen - Season 6
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    Premieres Tuesday, July 21 at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT, 9pm MT)
    Talented and hot tempered chef Gordon Ramsay is back for a fresh new
season of Hell's Kitchen. It's a whole new set of contestants and challenges,
but the overall goal remains the same - be the best chef ... and don't talk
back. See who has what it takes to survive Hell's Kitchen and walk off with
the grand prize - a restaurant to call their very own. Find out just who can
handle the heat!

    
    More To Love - Series Premiere
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    Premieres Tuesday, July 28, at 9pm ET/PT (8pm CT, 10pm MT)
    Proving that love comes in all shapes and sizes is the focus of this new,
inspirational dating competition series from Mike Fleiss (The Bachelor, The
Bachelorette) in which a single, average guy with a big waist and an even
bigger heart romances several confident and secure plus-size women. Each week,
the husky hunk will wine and dine a group of curvy women to determine if they
have more love to give or if they are truly more than he can handle. When the
size of competition narrows, he will have to decide if one full-figured lady
will become his true love.

    
    Who Wants to be a Millionaire - Special
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    Premieres Sunday, August 9 at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT, 9pm MT)
    Phone a friend! Everyone's favourite talk show host Regis Philbin is back
in prime time to host the two-week long Who Wants to Be a Millionaire special
event honouring the 10th anniversary of the exciting game show series. Watch
as Regis puts a new crop of contestants in the hot seat to navigate a series
of skill testing questions with only three life lines for their chance at
becoming millionaires. Play along on Citytv!

    Citytv, with stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and
Winnipeg, broadcasts intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse
television in its own unique, interactive style. With its strong local voice,
Citytv offers a distinct alternative to other conventional television
offerings. Its instantly recognizable 'look' and 'sound' are the product of
refreshingly different on-air personalities, unique program formats and high
television style. Citytv is a division of Rogers Media Inc., a division of
Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE:   RCI) which is a diversified
Canadian communications and media company.




For further information:

For further information: Veronica Logue, Citytv, (416) 764-3195,
veronica.logue@rci.rogers.com


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