CTV Original Movie THE GOOD TIMES ARE KILLING ME Premieres Sept. 13



    
                      Executive Produced by Kelly Rowan

    - Starring Kelly Rowan (THE O.C., IN GOD'S COUNTRY), Rupert Graves (V FOR
    VENDETTA, A ROOM WITH A VIEW) and Irish-Canadian Vincent Walsh (Instant
    Star, ReGenesis) -
    

    TORONTO, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - When power and scandal collide in a court of
law, the line between fact and fiction can become easily blurred with
crippling consequences. Executive produced by Shaftesbury Films (THE LISTENER,
IN GOD'S COUNTRY) and Kelly Rowan (THE O.C., IN GOD'S COUNTRY), who also
stars, the new CTV Original Movie THE GOOD TIMES ARE KILLING ME explores one
lawyer's journey to uncover the truth in the face of personal and professional
disaster. Premiering Sunday, September 13 at 8 p.m. ET (check CTV.ca to
confirm local broadcast times), the two-hour drama follows Canadian lawyer
Kate Derby (Rowan) who, in the middle of a controversial court case, suddenly
finds herself committed to a British rehab centre for alcohol addiction.

    
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    at ctvmedia.ca.
    

    In THE GOOD TIMES ARE KILLING ME, prosecutor Kate Derby (Rowan) is
convinced that she's the victim, treating her unexpected "incarceration" as a
sophisticated, career threatening conspiracy brought on to prevent political
scandal by the high-powered defendant that she is prosecuting. As she
struggles to convince those around her of the apparent conspiracy and win her
life back, Kate pieces together her murky past, revealing the painful truth
about what really brought her there. The Good Times Are Killing Me, directed
by John L'Ecuyer (IN GOD'S COUNTRY, REGENESIS), also stars British actor
Rupert Graves (V FOR VENDETTA, A ROOM WITH A VIEW) as Lexy, a wealthy
high-flying investment banker who lost it all on booze and is the one person
Kate can trust to help her escape Mayhill Rehab Facility; and Irish-Canadian
Vincent Walsh (Instant Star, ReGenesis) as Shane, the group therapist at
Mayhill.

    "Kelly Rowan delivers a poignant performance as a woman struggling to
unravel the truth about her own life and circumstances," said Susanne Boyce,
President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. "With an impressive cast,
THE GOOD TIMES ARE KILLING ME explores the themes of honesty, redemption and
courage in the face of personal adversity."

    "Kelly Rowan is exceptionally talented. Shaftesbury's productions with
Kelly have been successful in Canada and around the world and we believe THE
GOOD TIMES ARE KILLING ME makes a wonderful project for our next
collaboration," said Christina Jennings, Executive Producer and Chairman and
CEO, Shaftesbury Films.

    Filmed on location in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario, THE GOOD TIMES ARE
KILLING ME also stars Canadian Serge Houde (THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL) as
Cameron Derby; Canadian Aaron Abrams (SLINGS AND ARROWS) as Gary; Ali Craig
(MONARCH OF THE GLEN) as Craig; Marilla Wex (MURDOCH MYSTERIES) as Jane;
Canadian Rosemary Dunsmore (ANNE OF GREEN GABLES: THE SEQUEL) as Melanie;
Canadian Greg Bryk (REGENESIS) as Huxley; Conrad Coates ('DA KINK IN MY HAIR,
DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION) as Mike Norton; Duncan Regehr (AIR BUD: WORLD
PUP) as Senator Sam Talbot; and Alan C. Peterson (THE OTHER WOMAN) as George
Santoro.

    THE GOOD TIMES ARE KILLING ME is a CTV Original Movie produced by
Shaftesbury Films, in association with CTV. Executive producers are Christina
Jennings (IN GOD'S COUNTRY, EIGHT DAYS TO LIVE); Scott Garvie (THE LISTENER);
Kelly Rowan (IN GOD'S COUNTRY, EIGHT DAYS TO LIVE); Graham Ludlow (IN GOD'S
COUNTRY, EIGHT DAYS TO LIVE); Noel Hedges (MURDOCH MYSTERIES); and Patrick
Cassavetti (TERRY). Sarah Boote (GOOD) is co-executive producer and Julie
Lacey (THE LISTENER) is a producer. Supervising producers are Laura Harbin
(THE LISTENER) and Jan Peter Meyboom (THE LISTENER). Cris Cole (THE BILL) is
the writer. John L'Ecuyer (IN GOD'S COUNTRY) is the director. Brett Burlock is
Director, Program Development for CTV. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative,
Content and Channels for CTV Inc.

    THE GOOD TIMES ARE KILLING ME is the twelfth original movie from CTV's
"Heroes, Champions and Villains" production strand that focuses on remarkable
Canadian personalities, characters and stories. The strand is responsible for
2007's IN GOD'S COUNTRY, starring Kelly Rowan, which delivered a record 1.6
million(xx) viewers and was the most-watched movie (U.S. or Canadian) to air
on any Canadian network in 2006-2007. Previous "Heroes, Champions and
Villains" titles that have enjoyed critical and ratings success on CTV include
ELIJAH, OF MURDER AND MEMORY, SHADES OF BLACK, EIGHT DAYS TO LIVE, TERRY, THE
MAN WHO LOST HIMSELF and the two-part miniseries LIVES OF THE SAINTS.

    About CTV Original Programming

    CTV produces the most-watched original programming in Canada. CTV's
success and commitment to original production has cemented the network as the
industry-leader dedicated to telling fresh Canadian stories and building
home-grown talent. The network's ongoing commitment to develop, produce and
promote industry-leading television that engages viewers is evident across a
wide range of programming genres.

    Seen around the world, CTV's robust slate of critically acclaimed,
award-winning original productions includes: Canada's most-watched Canadian
drama series, FLASHPOINT; Canada's most-watched summer series, SO YOU THINK
YOU CAN DANCE CANADA; the award-winning and internationally acclaimed series
DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION; new dramas THE LISTENER and DEFYING GRAVITY and
the upcoming THE BRIDGE; Elvis Costello's variety/talk series SPECTACLE; and
promoting it all, Canada's No. 1 source for everything entertainment, ETALK.
CTV is also responsible for Canada's most-watched awards broadcasts, including
THE JUNO AWARDS and THE GILLER PRIZE. CTV is a proud supporter of its original
movie slate including Gemini Award winners for Best TV Movie: MAYERTHORPE
(2008), DOOMSTOWN (2007), HUNT FOR JUSTICE: THE LOUISE ARBOUR STORY (2006),
and TRIPPING THE WIRE: A STEPHEN TREE MYSTERY (2005) along with ratings
champions EIGHT DAYS TO LIVE and IN GOD'S COUNTRY.

    CTV, 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., Canada's premier multi-media company, which also owns
Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. 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 company website at www.ctv.ca.

    (xx)Source: BBM Nielsen Media Research





For further information:

For further information: or to arrange an interview with Kelly Rowan in
Toronto contact: Renee Horton, CTV Inc., (416) 384-5374 or
renee.horton@ctv.ca; Jim Quan, CTV Inc., (416) 384-5311 or jim.quan@ctv.ca


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