CTV Release: Olympic Games Launch Pad for Three New CTV Original Series

    
                   HICCUPS, DAN FOR MAYOR, and THE BRIDGE
                       Get Post-Olympic Games Premieres

    - Brent Butt, Nancy Robertson and Fred Ewanuick return in HICCUPS and
                           DAN FOR MAYOR, March 1 -
       - Aaron Douglas heats up Friday Nights in new police drama THE
                              BRIDGE, March 5 -
    

TORONTO, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - CTV announced today it has strategically scheduled three new Original Canadian series to debut next month, immediately following the conclusion of the VANCOUVER 2010 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES. The three series will benefit from weeks of promotion during what is to be one of the most-watched television events of the year.

First, CTV's hit Monday night comedy block expands to two hours on March 1, the day following the close of Vancouver 2010. At 8 p.m. ET, Brent Butt is back in HICCUPS, starring CORNER GAS' co-star Nancy Robertson as children's author Millie Upton. Then, at 8:30 p.m. ET, CORNER GAS alumnus Fred Ewanuick stars as a hapless electoral candidate in DAN FOR MAYOR. Both comedies join Top 10, smash-hit, laugh-makers TWO AND A HALF MEN and THE BIG BANG THEORY, which follow at 9 p.m. ET and 9:30 p.m. ET, respectively.

Later that week it's the much-anticipated premiere of CTV's newest one-hour original drama series, THE BRIDGE. Starring BATTLESTAR GALACTICA's Aaron Douglas, THE BRIDGE is an authentic and unique twist on the police procedural told through the lens of a charismatic police union leader. The series debuts Friday, March 5 at 9 p.m. ET with a special two-hour series premiere before moving to its regular Fridays at 10 p.m. ET timeslot beginning March 12 on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

To view the complete release, please click here: http://www.ctvmedia.ca/ctv/releases/release.asp?id=12147&yyyy(equal 2010

SOURCE CTV

For further information: For further information: HICCUPS: Mary Costa, The Comedy Network, (416) 384-7702 or mary.costa@ctv.ca; DAN FOR MAYOR: Amanda Rinaldo, CTV Inc., (416) 384-5325 or amanda.rinaldo@ctv.ca; THE BRIDGE: Renée Horton, CTV Inc., (416) 384-5374 or renee.horton@ctv.ca


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