CTV and /A\ fall 2010 night-by-night schedules and program descriptions

DEPTH AND BREADTH: CTV AND /A\ FALL 2010 NIGHT-BY-NIGHT SCHEDULES AND PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

TORONTO, June 3 /CNW/ - This document consists of four addendums to today's CTV release, TV'S BIGGEST STARS LAND AT CTV: FALL 2010 SCHEDULES AND LINEUP ANNOUNCED:

    
    1.  Addendum (a) - CTV Fall 2010 Schedule

    2.  Addendum (b) - /A\ Fall 2010 Schedule

    3.  Addendum (c) - New Fall CTV and /A\ Programs - Program Descriptions

    4.  Addendum (d) - New Mid-Season CTV and /A\ Programs - Program
                       Descriptions

    ADDENDUM (a) - THE CTV FALL 2010 PRIME TIME SCHEDULE
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    All times ET. New programs are BOLD IN ALL CAPS. (S) = Simulcast

    SUNDAYS

    7 p.m.       UNDERCOVER BOSS

    8 p.m.       THE AMAZING RACE (S)

    9 p.m.       DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (S)

    10 p.m.      CSI: MIAMI (S)

    WEEKDAYS
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    10 a.m.      THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW (Monday to Friday)

    1 a.m.       THE CONAN O'BRIEN SHOW (Monday to Thursday)

    MONDAYS
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    7 p.m.       ETALK

    7:30 p.m.    THE BIG BANG THEORY

    8 p.m.       DANCING WITH THE STARS (performance) (S)

    10 p.m.      CASTLE (S)

    TUESDAYS
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    7 p.m.       ETALK

    7:30 p.m.    THE BIG BANG THEORY

    8 p.m.       NO ORDINARY FAMILY (S)

    9 p.m.       DANCING WITH THE STARS (results) (S)

    10 p.m.      LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT

    WEDNESDAYS
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    7 p.m.       ETALK

    7:30 p.m.    THE BIG BANG THEORY

    8 p.m.       SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA (performance) / THE
                 DEFENDERS

    9 p.m.       CRIMINAL MINDS (S)

    10 p.m.      LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES (S)

    THURSDAYS
    ---------

    7 p.m.       CSI

    8 p.m.       THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)

    8:30 p.m.    SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA (results) / $No.*! MY
                 DAD SAYS (S)

    9 p.m.       GREY'S ANATOMY (S)

    10 p.m.      THE MENTALIST (S)

    FRIDAYS
    -------

    7 p.m.       ETALK

    7:30 p.m.    THE BIG BANG THEORY

    8 p.m.       HUMAN TARGET (S)

    9 p.m.       CSI: NY (S)

    10 p.m.      BLUE BLOODS (S)

    SATURDAYS
    ---------

    7 p.m.       W5

    8 p.m.       CRIME TIME SATURDAY (S)

    9 p.m.       CRIME TIME SATURDAY (S)

    10 p.m.      CRIME TIME SATURDAY (S)

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    ADDENDUM (b) - THE /A\ FALL 2010 PRIME TIME SCHEDULE
    ----------------------------------------------------

    All times ET. New programs are BOLD IN ALL CAPS. (S) = Simulcast

    SUNDAYS
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    7 p.m.       TMZ WEEKEND

    8 p.m.       THE BIG PICTURE

    10 p.m.      CRIMINAL MINDS

    MONDAYS
    -------

    7 p.m.       CORNER GAS

    7:30 p.m.    ACCESS HOLLYWOOD (S)

    8 p.m.       LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT

    9 p.m.       TWO AND A HALF MEN (S)

    9:30 p.m.    MIKE & MOLLY (S)

    10 p.m.      CRIMINAL MINDS

    TUESDAYS
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    7 p.m.       CORNER GAS

    7:30 p.m.    ACCESS HOLLYWOOD (S)

    8 p.m.       THE BIG PICTURE

    10 p.m.      CRIMINAL MINDS

    WEDNESDAYS
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    7 p.m.       CORNER GAS

    7:30 p.m.    ACCESS HOLLYWOOD (S)

    8 p.m.       AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL (S)

    9 p.m.       HELLCATS (S)

    10 p.m.      CRIMINAL MINDS

    THURSDAYS
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    7 p.m.       CORNER GAS

    7:30 p.m.    ACCESS HOLLYWOOD (S)

    8 p.m.       THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (S)

    9 p.m.       NIKITA (S)

    10 p.m.      PRIVATE PRACTICE (S)

    FRIDAYS
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    7 p.m.       CORNER GAS

    7:30 p.m.    ACCESS HOLLYWOOD (S)

    8 p.m.       MEDIUM (S)

    9 p.m.       DATELINE (S)

    10 p.m.      CRIMINAL MINDS

    SATURDAYS
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    7 p.m.       ROAD TO AVONLEA

    8 p.m.       THE BIG PICTURE

    10 p.m.      COMEDY NOW!

    10:30 p.m.   COMEDY INC.

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    ADDENDUM (c) - NEW FALL CTV and /A\ PROGRAMS
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    $No.*! MY DAD SAYS (CTV)
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Based on the popular Twitter account of the same name, $No.*! MY DAD SAYS stars legendary Canadian icon William Shatner (StarTrek) as Ed Goodson, a forthright and opinionated dad who relishes expressing his unsolicited and often wildly politically incorrect observations to anyone within earshot. Nobody is immune from Ed's rants, including his sons Henry (casting TBA) and Vince (Canadian Will Sasso, MADTV). When Henry finds he can no longer afford to pay rent, Ed invites Henry to move in with him. While Henry tries to crack Ed's hardened shell, Ed struggles with fears of losing his independence with age.

Cast: William Shatner (StarTrek) as Ed Goodson, Will Sasso (MADTV) as Vince, Nicole Sullivan (MADTV) as Kathleen, Stephanie Lemelin (CAVEMEN) as Sam

Credits: EP: David Kohan (WILL & GRACE), EP: Max Mutchnick (WILL & GRACE)

Production Company: Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with KoMut Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television

    
    BLUE BLOODS (CTV)
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A drama about a multi-generational New York family of Irish cops, BLUE BLOODS features Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck, MAGNUM, P.I.) as the New York Chief of Police and patriarch of the Reagan brood, who runs his department as diplomatically as he runs his family. A source of pride and concern for Frank are his unapologetically bold father Henry (Canadian Len Cariou, DAMAGES); his eldest son Danny (Donnie Wahlberg, RUNAWAY), a seasoned detective, family man and Iraq War veteran; daughter Erin (Bridget Moynahan, SIX DEGREES), a New York Assistant District Attorney and newly single parent; and Jamie (Will Estes, AMERICAN DREAMS), the youngest Reagan, fresh out of Harvard Law and the family's 'golden boy'.

Cast: Tom Selleck (MAGNUM, P.I., FRIENDS) as Frank Reagan, Len Cariou (DAMAGES) as Henry, Donnie Wahlberg (RUNAWAY) as Danny, Bridget Moynahan (SIX DEGREES) as Erin, Will Estes (AMERICAN DREAMS) as Jamie, Flex Alexander (ONE ON ONE) as Demarcus, Dylan Moore (TripFall) as Sydney

Credits: EP/Writer: Mitchell Burgess (THE SOPRANOS), EP/Writer: Robin Green (THE SOPRANOS), EP: Leonard Goldberg (Charlie's Angels), EP/Director: Michael Cuesta (DEXTER)

Production Company: CBS Television Studios

    
    DATELINE (/A\)
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DATELINE has pioneered a new approach to prime time news programming. The franchise, supplemented by frequent specials, allows for highest-quality reporting, investigative features, breaking news coverage and newsmaker profiles in a consistent and comprehensive manner. The flexibility of DATELINE allows for multi-part features and hour-long documentaries devoted to single subjects, as well as a series of continuing reports.

Cast: Principle Anchor: Ann Curry, Contributing Reporters: Tom Brokaw, Brian Williams, Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Al Roker, Natalie Morales, Lisa Myers. Also featured: Victoria Corderi, Chris Hansen, Sara James, Hoda Kotb, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison, Dennis Murphy

Credits: EP: David Corvo (LIVING DANGEROUSLY), Executive Editor: Liz Cole (LIVING DANGEROUSLY)

Production Company: NBC News' Peacock Productions

    
    HELLCATS (/A\)
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Meet Marti Perkins (Aly Michalka, Bandslam), an indie rocker chick with an attitude. Marti is a smart, resourceful pre-law student at Lancer University in Memphis, whose world is turned upside down when she loses her scholarship and must join the college's competitive squad - the Hellcats. Marti is thrust into a world of camaraderie, backstabbing and big money, as this coming of age dramatic comedy takes a look at the politics and pressure of college life. Inspired by the book Cheer! Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders by Kate Torgovnick, HELLCATS features a stellar ensemble cast, including Gail O'Grady (AMERICAN DREAMS) as Marti's mom Wanda, Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical trilogy) as teammate Savannah and Matt Barr (HARPER'S ISLAND) as best bud Dan.

Cast: Aly Michalka (Bandslam) as Marti, Gail O'Grady (AMERICAN DREAMS) as Wanda, Ashley Tisdale (High School Music trilogy) as Savannah, Matt Barr (HARPER'S ISLAND) as Dan, Heather Hemmens (The Candy Shop) as Alice, Sharon Leal (PRIVATE PRACTICE) as Vanessa, Robbie Jones (ONE TREE HILL) as Lewis

Credits: EP: Kevin Murphy, EP: Tom Welling, EP: Allan Arkush, Author: Kate Torgovnick (Cheer! Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders)

Production Company: Warner Bros. Television, CBS Television Studios, Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Five and Dime

    
    LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES (CTV)
    ------------------------------
    

Executive producer Dick Wolf introduces the newest installment of the successful LAW & ORDER franchise - LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES (LOLA), a procedural crime drama that follows the theme and storylines similar to the LAW & ORDER-brand series on the streets of Los Angeles.

Cast: Casting TBA

Credits: EP: Dick Wolf (LAW & ORDER), EP: Rene Balcer (LAW & ORDER), EP: Blake Masters (BROTHERHOOD), Peter Jankowski (LAW & ORDER)

Production Company: Wolf Films production in association with Universal Media Studios

    
    MIKE & MOLLY (/A\)
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From the hilarious minds of TWO AND A HALF MEN'S Chuck Lorre and Mark Roberts, MIKE & MOLLY is a multi-camera romantic comedy about a working class Chicago couple who find love at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting. The series gets down to the nitty gritty of what it means for Mike (Billy Gardell, MY NAME IS EARL), an affable police officer, and Molly (Melissa McCarthy, GILMORE GIRLS), a cheerful teacher, to start a relationship amongst all the disruptions and chaos that befall two good-natured people just trying to find happiness.

Cast: Billy Gardell (MY NAME IS EARL) as Mike, Melissa McCarthy (GILMORE GIRLS) as Molly, Reno Wilson (BLIND JUSTICE) as Carl, Katy Mixon (TWO AND A HALF MEN) as Victoria, Nyambi Nyambi (LAW & ORDER) as Samuel, Swoosie Kurtz (PUSHING DAISIES) as Joyce

Credits: EP: Chuck Lorre (TWO AND A HALF MEN), EP: Mark Roberts (TWO AND A HALF MEN)

Production Company: Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions Inc. and Warner Bros. Television

    
    NIKITA (/A\)
    ------------
    

In a remake of the feature film La Femme Nikita, this sexy and suspenseful series from executive producer McG (THE O.C., Charlie's Angels) stars international action star Maggie Q (Live Free or Die Hard) as Nikita. Division is an ultra-secret government agency whose operatives are recruiting young people with severed ties to family, friends and society. Trained to be invisible assassins, no one ever leaves Division - except the charming and deadly Nikita, an empowered woman fighting for justice and making it her mission to undermine the now-corrupt organization. A force to be reckoned with, the rogue Nikita taunts Division, staying on its radar, but always one step ahead.

Cast: Maggie Q (Live Free or Die Hard) as Nikita, Lyndsy Fonseca (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER) as Alex, Shane West (ER) as Michael, Aaron Stanford (X-Men: The Last Stand) as Birkhoff, Melinda Clarke (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) as Amanda, Xander Berkeley (Repo Chick) as Percy

Credits: EP: McG (THE O.C., Charlie's Angels), EP: Craig Silverstein (BONES), EP: Danny Cannon (CSI franchise), EP: Peter Johnson (SUPERNATURAL)

Production Company: Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television

    
    NO ORDINARY FAMILY (CTV)
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The Powell family is about to go from ordinary to extraordinary. During a family vacation set up by Jim Powell (Michael Chiklis, THE SHIELD) in an attempt to reconnect with his wife Stephanie (Julie Benz, DEXTER) and their children, their plane crashes into the Amazon River. But this is where the fun starts for the Powells, as they soon discover that something's not quite right. Each of them now possesses unique and distinct superpowers.

Cast: Michael Chiklis (THE SHIELD) as Jim Powell, Julie Benz (DEXTER) as Stephanie Powell, Tate Donovan (DAMAGES) as Mitch McCutcheon, Autumn Reeser (THE O.C.) as Katie Andrews, Christina Chang (PRIVATE PRACTICE) as Yvonne Cho, Romany Malco (The 40-Year-Old Virgin) as George St. Cloud, Kay Panabaker (CSI, Fame) as Daphne Powell, Jimmy Bennett (EVERWOOD) as JJ Powell

Credits: The pilot was written and executive-produced by Jon Feldman. The series is EP/W: Jon Feldman, EP: Greg Berlanti (BROTHERS & SISTERS), EP: Morgan Wandell, EP: David Semel (HOUSE M.D.), Producer: Joe Hartwick, Jr. (Aliens in the Attic)

Production Company: ABC Studios

    
    THE CONAN O'BRIEN SHOW (CTV)
    ----------------------------
    

Comedian Conan O'Brien hosts a one-hour late-night talk show with various high profile guests, Monday through Thursday. Details to be announced in the near future.

Cast: Host: Conan O'Brien

Production Company: Warner Bros. Television

    
    THE DEFENDERS (CTV)
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THE DEFENDERS stars Jim Belushi (ACCORDING TO JIM) and Jerry O'Connell (CROSSING JORDAN) in a drama about two colourful Las Vegas defense attorneys who go all-in when it comes to representing their clients in Sin City. Leading the law firm of Morelli & Kaczmarek are Nick Morelli (Belushi), an earnest, hard-charging attorney, and his partner, Pete Kaczmarek (O'Connell), whose passion for the law is matched only by his love of fast cars, beautiful women and expensive clothes. Joining them in their growing law practice is new associate Lisa (Jurnee Smollett, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) and their young assistant, Sophie (Tanya Fischer, LIFE ON MARS). While Lady Luck shines on their legal careers, the partners have their hands full when it comes to their personal lives.

Cast: Jim Belushi (ACCORDING TO JIM) as Nick Morelli, Jerry O'Connell (CROSSING JORDAN) as Pete Kaczmarek, Jurnee Smollett (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) as Lisa, Tanya Fischer (LIFE ON MARS) as Sophie, Gillian Vigman (MADTV) as Jessica

Credits: EP: Carol Medelsohn (CSI franchise), EP/Writer: Niels Mueller (Tracks), EP/Writer: Kevin Kennedy (Tracks), EP: Joe Gantz (TAXICAB CONFESSIONS), EP/Writer: Harry Gantz (TAXICAB CONFESSIONS), EP/Director: Davis Guggenheim (DEADWOOD)

Production Company: CBS Television Studios

    
    THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW (CTV)
    ----------------------------
    

Marilyn Denis, Canada's most-loved woman of daytime television, is back. Beginning this fall, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW brings Canadians the best in lifestyle television. Every day, she is joined by a studio audience and a mix of expert and celebrity guests, providing a unique blend of topical lifestyle tips and entertainment. All the while, Marilyn shares a brand of humour that is distinctly hers.

Cast: Host: Marilyn Denis

Production Company: CTV

    
    ADDENDUM (d) - NEW MID-SEASON CTV and /A\ PROGRAMS
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    CRIMINAL MINDS SPIN-OFF
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The CRIMINAL MINDS SPIN-OFF stars Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker (Repo Men) as unit chief Special Agent Sam Cooper, who leads an elite team of agents within the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit, as they use unconventional methods of investigation and aggressive tactics to capture the nation's most nefarious criminals. Cooper is not afraid to put his career on the line in order to stand by his convictions and his handpicked group of profilers who work outside the confines of Quantico: former British Special Forces soldier Mick Rawson (Matt Ryan, COLLISION), former convict John "Prophet" Sims (Michael Kelly, Did You Hear About the Morgans?) and attractive, tough agent Gina LaSalle (Beau Garrett, Made of Honor). This exceptional group of FBI operatives is strong in its beliefs and steadfast in its mission to bring the country's most dangerous criminals to justice.

Cast: Forest Whitaker (Repo Men, The Last King of Scotland) as Sam Cooper, Matt Ryan (COLLISION) as Mick Rawson, Michael Kelly (Did You Hear About the Morgans?) as John "Prophet" Sims, Beau Garrett (Made of Honor) as Gina LaSalle

Credits: EP: Chris Mundy (CRIMINAL MINDS), EP: Edward Allen Bernero (CRIMINAL MINDS), EP: Mark Gordon (PRIVATE PRACTICE), EP: Deborah Spera (CRIMINAL MINDS)

Production Company: ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios

    
    GOT TO DANCE
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GOT TO DANCE is based on the British hit that debuted earlier this year and has been a ratings sensation for Britain's Sky 1, making it one of the U.K.'s top-rated pay-TV series this season. In the most inclusive talent search on television, amateurs with raw talent of any age group from across the nation (either performing solo, with a partner or in a group) can audition any form of dancing - from ballroom to break dance, bhangra to ballet and tap to tango. The most talented and entertaining dancers are invited to audition for host Paula Abdul (AMERICAN IDOL) and her panel of experts, all world-class dancers themselves. The very best will perform live in the semifinals and final, where they will battle for the right to be crowned GOT TO DANCE champion, as voted on by the viewers.

Cast: Hosted by Paula Abdul (AMERICAN IDOL)

Credits: EP: Paula Abdul (HEY PAULA), EP: Elisabeth Murdoch (MASTERCHEF GOES LARGE), EP: Howard T. Owens (THE BIGGEST LOSER), EP: Mark Koops (THE BIGGEST LOSER), EP: Robin Ashbrook (GLADIATORS)

Production Company: Shine Group format, created by Princess Productions and Shine TV and is produced by Reveille

    
    MR. SUNSHINE
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Matthew Perry (FRIENDS) stars as Ben Donovan, the self-involved manager of a second-rate San Diego sports arena who begins to re-evaluate his life on his 40th birthday. Working alongside him is his boss and arena owner Crystal (Allison Janney, THE WEST WING) and Alice (Andrea Anders, BETTER OFF TED), the cute, tomboyish marketing director and Ben's 'friend with benefits'. Also in the office are Ben's assistant Heather (Portia Doubleday, Youth in Revolt) and former basketball player Alonzo (James Lesure, LIPSTICK JUNGLE).

Cast: Matthew Perry (FRIENDS) as Ben, Allison Janney (THE WEST WING) as Crystal, Andrea Anders (BETTER OFF TED) as Alice, James Lesure (LIPSTICK JUNGLE) as Alonzo, Nate Torrence (STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP) as Roman, Portia Doubleday (Youth in Revolt) as Heather

Credits: EP: Matthew Perry (FRIENDS), EP: Alex Barnow (RULES OF ENGAGEMENT), EP: Marc Firek (RULES OF ENGAGEMENT), EP: Jamie Tarses (MY BOYS), EP: Thomas Schlamme (THE WEST WING)

Production Company: Matthew Perry Production, Shoe Money Production, Barnow and Firek Production and FanFare Production, in association with Sony Pictures Television

    
    THE BORGIAS
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THE BORGIAS is a complex, unvarnished portrait of one of history's most intriguing and infamous families. The series begins as the family's patriarch Rodrigo (Jeremy Irons, GEORGIA O'KEEFFE) becomes Pope, propelling him, his two Machiavellian sons Cesare and Juan, and his scandalously beautiful daughter, Lucrezia, to become the most powerful and influential family of the Italian Renaissance. And all that power and influence eventually leads to their demise. As Machiavelli once said about his friends, the Borgias, "Politics have no relation to morals".

Cast: Jeremy Irons (GEORGIA O'KEEFFE) as Rodrigo Borgia, Canadian Colm Feore (THE LISTENER) as Giuliano Della Rovere, Canadian François Arnaud (YAMASKA) as Cesare Borgia

Credits: EP: Sheila Hockin (THE TUDORS), EP: John Weber (THE TUDORS), EP: James Flynn (THE TUDORS, Leap Year), EP: Neil Jordan (Ondine)

Production Company: Take 5 Productions Inc.

    
    About /A\
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Fresh and dynamic, /A\ is Canada's third-ranked private network, home to established Top 20 hits, critical favourites and big-buzz new series. /A\ delivers Canadian television's fastest-growing audience in Atlantic Canada, Ontario and British Columbia as well as in Alberta on ACCESS in certain primetime hours. /A\ spotlights day-to-day life in local communities in Victoria/Vancouver, Barrie/Toronto, Ottawa and London through its award-winning /A\ News programming. /A\ is owned by CTV Limited, a division of CTVglobemedia, Canada's premier multi-media company. More information about /A\ may be found at www.atv.ca.

About CTV

CTV, (http://www.ctvolympics.ca/) Canada's Olympic Network, is also Canada's largest private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV is Canada's most-watched television network. CTV Inc. also owns radio stations across the country and owns or has interests in leading national specialty channels, featuring news, sports, factual, arts, entertainment, music, youth and fashion programming. CTV Inc. is owned by CTVglobemedia Inc. (http://www.ctvglobemedia.com/en/) Canada's premier multi-media company, which also owns Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/). CTV is the official broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and London 2012 Games of the Olympiad. More information about CTV may be found on the network's website at www.ctv.ca.

SOURCE CTV

For further information: For further information: Scott Henderson, Vice-President, Communications, CTV Inc., (416) 384-5305 or scott.henderson@ctv.ca, OR CTV and /A\ Entertainment: Allie Page, (416) 384-4596 or allie.page@ctv.ca; Jim Quan, (416) 384-5311 or jim.quan@ctv.ca; Renee Dupuis, (416) 384-3154 or renee.dupuis@ctv.ca


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