Global Television Announces Powerful 2010-2011 Programming Schedule

    
        Canada's 'Home of the New Hits' Builds on its Most Successful
                               Season in Years

                       Four Hit Freshman Series Return
                 Including the Year's No.1 New Show, "Glee"

                     Big Buzz New Show, "Hawaii Five-O"
                   Headlines Stellar Lineup of Acquisitions

                   Plus, Returning Fan Favourites Including
            "House", "NCIS" and Canada's No.1 Program, "Survivor"

    Attention Editors: For Complete Program Information, Photos and Primetime
                             Grid, Please Visit:
                           www.canwesttvmedia.com
    

TORONTO, June 1 /CNW/ - Barbara Williams, Executive Vice-President, Content, Canwest Broadcasting officially unveiled Global's 2010-2011 Primetime Schedule at Yorkville's Hazelton Hotel this afternoon.

"Global is heading into the new season with our most powerful schedule in years," said Williams. "With 16 primetime returning series - including the No.1 program on television and the No.1 new hit of the year - plus the fall's most talked-about new shows, Global is Canada's home of the new hits."

Headlining Global's lineup of new acquisitions is the most buzz-worthy series of the year, the long-awaited reboot of the iconic hit HAWAII FIVE-O, already dubbed THE new show of the fall by Entertainment Weekly. Hawaii Five-O stars sexy up-and-comer Alex O'Loughlin ("The Shield") who takes on the memorable role of Detective Steve McGarrett, and Scott Caan ("Oceans 11") who stars as Detective Daniel "Danno" Williams.

Also joining Global's Monday lineup is the sizzling new drama LONESTAR. From the creators of Party of Five and director Marc Webb ("500 Days of Summer"), the series is set against the backdrop of big Texas oil. Starring character actor Jon Voight and TV's hottest newcomer James Wolk as a charismatic con artist entangled in a web from which he can't break free.

Global will add two new programs to Thursday nights this fall. The first is a comedy following an American who is transferred to supervise a novelty company's new call centre in India. OUTSOURCED stars fresh-faced funny-man Ben Rappaport and centres around the hilarious culture clash between the Midwest and the East.

Also joining the Thursday schedule is LOVE BITES, an anthology series from Cindy Chupack, the Emmy(R) Award-winning writer-producer of Sex and the City and the production company behind box office hits Love Actually and Bridget Jones's Diary. Featuring three loosely connected stories of love, sex, marriage and dating each week, Love Bites stars Becki Newton ("Ugly Betty"), Jordana Spiro ("My Boys") and Greg Grunberg ("Heroes") with special guest star Jennifer Love Hewitt ("The Ghost Whisperer").

Friday nights this fall, Global will introduce its highly-anticipated, bold new Original Canadian drama series SHATTERED, starring acclaimed actor Callum Keith Rennie ("Californication," "24") as an unconventional homicide detective harbouring the secret of his battle with Multiple Personality Disorder.

Also on Fridays, TV legend and Emmy Award winner Jimmy Smits ("NYPD Blue," "The West Wing") returns to the screen in OUTLAW, a new legal drama from Conan O'Brien's production company. The series follows a Supreme Court judge (Smits) who abruptly quits his high-level position to return to private practice, and use his inside knowledge of the justice system to take-on today's biggest legal cases.

For mid-season, Global has acquired RIDE-ALONG, a smart and gritty police drama starring Jennifer Beals ("The L Word," "Lie To Me") as Teresa Colvin, the newly appointed Chicago Chief of Police. Determined to implement changes before city politics clog her office, Colvin learns her difficult choices have made her powerful enemies. When a murder investigation yields certain evidence pointing straight to a dirty politician, Colvin is intent on bringing him to justice and cleaning up Chicago along the way.

Returning hits include House, Glee, NCIS: LA, The Good Wife, Survivor, NCIS, Lie To Me, Bones, The Office, 90210, The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show, Family Guy, American Dad, Brothers & Sisters, 16:9 and The Celebrity Apprentice.

    
    GLOBAL'S FALL 2010 PRIMETIME DAY-AT-A-GLANCE
    --------------------------------------------
    (All times ET and subject to change. New programs in CAPS.)
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    Monday
    7pm       Entertainment Tonight
    7:30pm    Entertainment Tonight Canada
    8pm       House (Season 7)
    9pm       LONESTAR (1 hour; drama)
    10pm      HAWAII FIVE-O (1 hour; drama)

    Tuesday
    7pm       Entertainment Tonight
    7:30pm    Entertainment Tonight Canada
    8pm       Glee (Season 2)
    9pm       NCIS: Los Angeles (Season 2)
    10pm      The Good Wife (Season 2)

    Wednesday
    7pm       Entertainment Tonight
    7:30pm    Entertainment Tonight Canada
    8pm       Survivor: Nicaragua (Season 21)
    9pm       NCIS (Season 8)
    10pm      Lie To Me (Season 3)

    Thursday
    7pm       Entertainment Tonight
    7:30pm    Entertainment Tonight Canada
    8pm       Bones (Season 6)
    9pm       The Office (Season 7)
    9:30pm    OUTSOURCED (30 min; comedy)
    10pm      LOVE BITES (1 hour; comedy)

    Friday
    7pm       Entertainment Tonight
    7:30pm    Entertainment Tonight Canada
    8pm       90210 (Season 3)
    9pm       SHATTERED (1 hour; drama)
    10pm      OUTLAW (1 hour; drama)

    Saturday
    7-9pm     Saturday Night Movie No.1
    9-11pm    Saturday Night Movie No.2

    Sunday
    6:30pm    16:9 (Season 3)
    7pm       Ice Pilots: NWT (Season 1)
    8pm       The Simpsons (Season 22)
    8:30pm    The Cleveland Show (Season 2)
    9pm       Family Guy (Season 9)
    9:30pm    American Dad (Season 7)
    10pm      Brothers & Sisters (Season 5)
    

Mid-season changes to the schedule will include Ride-Along Mondays at 9pm ET/PT, NCIS moving to Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT, Glee sliding in behind Survivor Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT, plus a new season of The Celebrity Apprentice Sunday nights at 9pm ET/PT.

Viewers can also catch up on all their favourite new and returning primetime shows at www.GlobalTV.com. Every Global series (with the exception of The Simpsons - d'oh!) will be available for streaming following its on-air broadcast.

Global Television is a Canwest Broadcasting network.

About Canwest Broadcasting

Canwest Broadcasting operates Global Television and 18 of the country's most popular specialty channels, including HGTV, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel, Showcase, History Television, Food Network and TVtropolis. Canwest Broadcasting is a division of Canwest Media Inc.About Canwest Originals Canwest is the proud home of the most diverse slate of Canadian Original programs across the Dramatic, Lifestyle and Entertainment genres. As a steadfast supporter of the Canadian production community, Canwest is dedicated to bringing the best of the country to audiences nationwide - including shows such as: Rookie Blue, Family Restaurant, Holmes Inspection, Ice Pilots: NWT, 16:9, Re-Vamped and Canada's most trusted entertainment news show, Entertainment Tonight Canada.

About Canwest Media Inc.

Canwest Media Inc. is a subsidiary of Canwest Global Communications Corp. (www.canwest.com), Canada's largest media company. In addition to owning the Global Television Network, operating 18 industry-leading specialty channels and having ownership in 5 specialty channels, Canwest is Canada's largest publisher of English language paid daily newspapers and owns and operates more than 80 online properties.

/NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/



For further information: For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Jacqueline Kendall, Publicist, Global Television, (416) 934-7850, jkendall@globaltv.com; Sonia Brum, Publicist, Global Television, (416) 934-7071, sbrum@globaltv.com; Grace Park, Publicity Manager, Global Television, (416) 967-2484, gpark@globaltv.com

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