CTV Orders New Seasons of Hit In-House Productions ETALK, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, and THE SOCIAL

– Season 14 of ETALK, Season 6 of THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, and Season 3 of
THE SOCIAL greenlit for September 2015

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TORONTO, June 3, 2015 /CNW/ - CTV announced today new season orders for its roster of hit original daily series. Canada's most-watched entertainment news program ETALK receives a 14th season order, while the #1 and #2 Canadian lifestyle series in the country, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW and buzzworthy talk series THE SOCIAL, are renewed for a sixth and third season respectively. All series have seen double-digit growth versus the same time last year not only with total viewers, but in all the key adult demos. The fan-favourite and advertiser-friendly series head into their new seasons this September. 

"When it comes to original entertainment news and lifestyle programming, Canadian viewers turn to CTV," said Phil King, President – CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming. "Staples of CTV's hit primetime and daytime schedules, ETALK, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, and THE SOCIAL are home-grown success stories, earning high ratings from their respective loyal viewers."

CTV and CTV Two have more female reach and viewing during the day than Top 5 specialty female channels, data from Numeris (BBM Canada) confirms.*

"All three series provide unlimited and versatile opportunities for our advertising partners," said Perry MacDonald, Senior Vice-President, CTV Sales. "The show formats allow us to work collaboratively to customize sales opportunities, which lead to perfect on-air brand integrations."

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Currently enjoying its strongest season ever and reaching 4.8 million viewers a week on CTV, ETALK maintains its ranking as the #1 Canadian entertainment news program for 13 straight seasons. Hosted by Anchor Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney), with Co-Anchor Danielle Graham (@DanielleGraham), Senior Correspondents Lainey Lui (@LaineyGossip) and Traci Melchor (@stayfabulous), Senior Reporter Devon Soltendieck (@DSoltendieck), Reporter Liz Trinnear (@liztrinnear), and L.A. Correspondent Jessi Cruickshank (@JESSI), Season 14 will continue to deliver up-to-the-minute breaking news surfacing out of Hollywood and right here at home. From film and television to music and red carpet fashions, ETALK kicks off its new season with extensive coverage of the 40th annual Toronto International Film Festival® this September. ETALK airs weeknights at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two, and 6:30 p.m. ET on E!

Hosted by Marilyn Denis (@MarilynDenisCTV) and including a wide panel of experts, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW has reigned as the most-watched Canadian daytime lifestyle series since its premiere in 2011. With a weekly reach of 3.7 million viewers on CTV and CTV Two, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW resumes its sixth season this fall, bringing viewers entertaining and informative lifestyle segments, featuring Canadian and international celebrities and experts. THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW airs live Monday-Friday at 10 a.m. ET on CTV and the CTV GO app, and is available on demand following the broadcast at CTV.ca, Marilyn.ca and the CTV GO app (check local listings).

 Co-hosted by Melissa Grelo (@melissagrelo), Cynthia Loyst (@cynthialoyst), Lainey Lui (@LaineyGossip), and Traci Melchor (@stayfabulous) with digital correspondent Jessica Allen (@jessieraeallen), THE SOCIAL reaches an average audience of 3.7 million viewers a week on CTV and CTV Two. The new season will deliver the same discussions and debates viewers have grown to love, as well as offering the hottest celebrity interviews and lifestyle segments, all while encouraging viewers to interact on the show's multiple social platforms. THE SOCIAL airs live weekdays at 1 p.m. ET (2 p.m. AT) on CTV. THE SOCIAL is also available live on CTV GO (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times), as well as on demand across CTV's digital platforms including CTV.ca and TheSocial.ca.

About ETALK
Hosted by Anchor Ben Mulroney, with Co-Anchor Danielle Graham, Senior Correspondents Lainey Lui and Traci Melchor, Senior Reporter Devon Soltendieck, Reporter Liz Trinnear, and L.A. Correspondent Jessi Cruickshank, ETALK is the #1 most-watched entertainment newsmagazine in Canada. From the OSCARS® and the EMMY® Awards, to the GOLDEN GLOBE®, and JUNO Awards, ETALK is front-and-centre, delivering up-to-the-minute news in film, television, music, and more. Celebrating both home-grown talent and international stars, ETALK became the first daily Canadian entertainment newsmagazine when it launched in 2002. ETALK is produced by Bell Media Production, and Morley Nirenberg is Director of Production and Executive Producer. Nanci MacLean is Vice-President, Bell Media Production. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President - CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming. More information about ETALK can be found at etalk.ca, as well as on Facebook and @etalkCTV

About THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW
Hosted by Marilyn Denis and broadcast live before a studio audience, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW is a daily lifestyle and entertainment talk show featuring Canadian and international celebrities and experts. Celebrities who have appeared on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW include Sir Elton John, Diane Keaton, Bradley Cooper, Shania Twain, Hugh Jackman, Michael Bublé, Lionel Richie, Amy Poehler, and many more. Top lifestyle experts who have appeared on the show include Jamie Oliver, Dr. Oz, Rocco DiSpirito, Jillian Michaels, Randy Fenoli, Scott McGillivray, The Property Brothers, and more. THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW is produced by Bell Media Production, and Michelle Crespi is Executive Producer. Nanci MacLean is Vice-President, Bell Media Production. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President - CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming. More information about THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, including ticket information, can be found at Marilyn.ca, as well on Facebook and @MarilynDenisCTV

About THE SOCIAL
Co-hosted by Melissa Grelo, Cynthia Loyst, Lainey Lui, and Traci Melchor, with Digital Correspondent Jessica Allen, THE SOCIAL brings a fresh, daily perspective on the up-to-the-minute news, pop culture, and lifestyle topics that matter most to Canadians in a socially interactive format. Broadcast live in front of a studio audience, guests who have appeared on THE SOCIAL include Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, Zach Braff, Kelly Clarkson, John Cleese, Lena Dunham, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Daniel Radcliffe, and Chris Tucker. THE SOCIAL is produced by Bell Media Production, and Michelle Crespi is Executive Producer. Nanci Maclean is Vice-President, Bell Media Production. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV. Phil King is President - CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming.

About CTV
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 14 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at CTV.ca.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Twitter:
@CTV_PR
@CTV_Television
@etalkCTV
@TheMarilynShow
@TheSocialCTV
Ben Mulroney@BenMulroney
Danielle Graham@DanielleGraham
Lainey Lui@LaineyGossip
Traci Melchor@stayfabulous
Devon Soltendieck@DSoltendieck
Liz Trinnear@liztrinnear
Jessi Cruickshank – @JESSI
Marilyn Denis@MarilynDenisCTV
Melissa Grelo@melissagrelo
Cynthia Loyst@cynthialoyst
Jessica Allen@jessieraeallen

Facebook:
Facebook.com/ctv
Facebook.com/etalkCTV
Facebook.com/MarilynDenis
facebook.com/TheSocialCTV

Instagram:
BellMediaPR
ETALKCTV
TheSocialCTV
MarilynDenis

Pinterest:
pinterest.com/TheSocialCTV

– CTV –

Source: Numeris (BBM Canada), Sept. 22, 2014 - May 17, 2015 (Weeks 4-37, final data) vs. equivalent weeks in previous years. Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters.

*Numeris (BBM Canada), English Canada, Women 18-34, Women 18-49, Women 25-54, September 1, 2014 through May 24. 2015.

SOURCE CTV

For further information: Matthew Almeida, ETALK and THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, 416.384.2629, matthew.almeida@bellmedia.ca; Jacqui VanSickle, ETALK, 416.384.5091 or Jacqui.vansickle@bellmedia.ca; Tanya Koivusalo, THE SOCIAL, 416.384.2664 or tanya.koivusalo@bellmedia.ca


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