CTV Fall TV Season Kicks off Week of September 8



    - Home of the hits: Canada's top series return to Canada's No.1 network -

    - Big-buzz series Fringe gets super-simulcast on CTV and 'A' -

    TORONTO, Aug. 26 /CNW/ - Summer's favourite television hit says goodbye
as Fall's most-anticipated new series begins when CTV's new television season
debuts the week of September 8. CTV announced today premiere dates for the
Fall 2008 season, including the greatly-anticipated series premiere of So You
Think You Can Dance Canada on Sept. 11, just one day after Canadian Idol's
season finale crowns the next Idol champion on Sept. 10. Before that, new
big-buzz 'A' series Fringe gets a one-time, super-simulcast with 'A' on Sept.
9 while Mariah Carey and John Legend appear on Canadian Idol's final
performance episode Sept. 8.

    It's the kick-off to a Fall season that will see the return of Canada's
most-watched television series to Canada's No.1 network. CTV's powerhouse
line-up features the return of Dancing With the Stars (Sept. 22), CSI: Miami
(Sept. 22), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Sept. 23), Criminal Minds
(Sept. 24), CSI: NY (Sept. 24), Canada's No.1 drama Grey's Anatomy (Sept. 25),
The Amazing Race (Sept. 28), Desperate Housewives (Sept. 28), CSI with newly
cast lead Laurence Fishburne (Oct. 9), Degrassi: The Next Generation and the
final seasons of Corner Gas (Oct. 6), and ER (Sept. 25). All of these series
boosted CTV to another break-out year last season, as CTV remained Canada's
No.1 network for the seventh consecutive year, with 18 of the Top 20 programs
among total viewers.

    (xx) Media Note (xx) - Download photos at ctvmedia.ca.

    Please note: All times listed are Eastern. All times and dates subject to
change.

    
    PREMIERE DATES

           Title                   Date       Time (ET)    Special Notes

    Fringe (xx)NEW(xx)       Tues., Sept. 9    8 p.m.     95-minute super
                                                          simulcast with 'A'
    So You Think You Can
    Dance Canada (xx)NEW(xx) Thurs., Sept. 11  8 p.m.     Special two-hour
                                                          premiere

    Without A Trace          Sun., Sept. 21    7 p.m.     Special day and
                                                          time - moves to
                                                          Tues. at 8 p.m.
                                                          beginning Sept. 30
    Dancing With the
    Stars                    Mon., Sept. 22    8 p.m.     Two-hour premiere

    CSI: Miami               Mon., Sept. 22    10 p.m.

    Law & Order: Special
    Victims Unit             Tues., Sept. 23   8 p.m.     Special time -
                                                          moves to 10 p.m.
                                                          beginning Sept. 30

    Criminal Minds           Wed., Sept. 24    9 p.m.

    CSI: NY                  Wed., Sept. 24    10 p.m.

    ER                       Thurs., Sept. 25  8 p.m.     Special time -
                                                          moves to 10 p.m.
                                                          with Episode 2 on
                                                          Oct. 9

    Grey's Anatomy           Thurs., Sept. 25  9 p.m.     Two-hour premiere

    The Amazing Race         Sun., Sept. 28    8 p.m.

    Desperate Housewives     Sun., Sept. 28    9 p.m.

    Ghost Whisperer          Fri., Oct. 3      8 p.m.

    Supernanny               Fri., Oct. 3      9 p.m.

    Corner Gas               Mon., Oct. 6      9:30 p.m.  Final Season

    Degrassi: The Next
    Generation               Tues., Oct. 7     8 p.m.     One-hour season
                                                          premiere - moves to
                                                          Sundays at
                                                          7:30 p.m. Oct. 12

    CSI                      Thurs., Oct. 9    8 p.m.
    





For further information:

For further information: Amanda Rinaldo, CTV Inc., (416) 332-5325 or
arinaldo@ctv.ca; Ssnia Brum, CTV Inc., (416) 332-5374 or sbrum@ctv.ca, Jim
Quan, CTV Inc., (416) 332-5311 or jquan@ctv.ca; Allie Page, CTV Inc., (416)
332-4596 or apage@ctv.ca


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