Global Television revs into high gear this February...



    
                               'KNIGHT RIDER'
                     ALL NEW SPECIAL TWO-HOUR MOVIE EVENT
                       SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17 - 9PM ET/PT

                                   - AND -

                                 'BIG LOVE'
                 HBO'S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED HIT DRAMA SERIES'
                         EXCLUSIVE NETWORK PREMIERE
                      THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7 - 10PM ET/PT

                                   - PLUS -

                         SURVIVOR: FANS VS. FAVORITES
                             BIG BROTHER SEASON 9
                          50th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

                            ... AND SO MUCH MORE!

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    TORONTO, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - Get your motor running... Knight Rider, the
iconic hit series from the 1980s, returns to the small screen starring
up-and-coming talents Justin Bruening (All My Children) and Deanna Russo (The
Young and the Restless). David Hasselhoff, who portrayed the lead-role of
Michael Knight in the series' original four-season run, makes a special
guest-appearance in this two-hour movie event.
    Premiering Sunday, February 17 - 9pm ET/PT on Global Television, Knight
Rider's original story resumes with a revamped KITT (Knight Industries Three
Thousand) - voiced by Canadian Will Arnett (Arrested Development, 30 Rock),
sporting a sleek new look as a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR. KITT is back on
the case to find out who is behind the attempt to procure him, and locate the
whereabouts of his genius creator, Dr. Charles Graiman who is missing and in
grave danger.
    Knight Rider is directed by Steve Shill (Dexter, The Tudors); Dave Bartis
(Heist) and Doug Liman (Mr. & Mrs. Smith) serve as executive producers.
    In addition, HBO's Emmy(R)- and Golden Globe(R) nominated drama, Big Love
season one (12 episodes x 1hour) makes its network premiere on Global
Thursday, February 7 - 10pm ET/PT. At first glance, Bill Henrickson seems to
lead a typical suburban life. A hard-working husband and father of seven, this
Salt Lake City native tries to find enough time for his family while
overseeing the expansion of his successful home-improvement business. But Bill
is also a polygamist - and with three wives and three homes to maintain, his
life is anything but ordinary. Starring Bill Paxton (Apollo 13), Jeanne
Tripplehorn (The Firm), Chloe Sevigny (Boys Don't Cry) and Ginnifer Goodwin
(Mona Lisa Smile), the series features Canadian Douglas Smith (Peter Pan,
Citizen Duane) as Bill and Barb's teenage son Ben.
    "Global continues to heat things up in primetime," said Barbara Williams,
Executive Vice President, Content, Canwest Broadcasting. "We have an amazing
range of programming, from returning fan favourites to critically-acclaimed
drama series, and highly anticipated specials - it's the one-stop destination
for television entertainment."

    OTHER KEY PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE...
    ---------------------------------------
    SURVIVOR: FANS VS. FAVORITES (Season 16)
    Premieres Thursday, February 7 - 8pm ET/PT
    A Survivor first...pitting ultra-Survivor fans vs. former castaways
marooned amidst the Rock Islands of Palau, Micronesia. Skills or passion...who
will be the Sole Survivor?

    BIG BROTHER (Season 9)
    Premieres Tuesday, February 12 - 9pm ET/PT
    Fourteen new houseguests enter the house all vying to be the last
resident remaining. Three nights a week, with all new twists and turns, this
season guarantees unexpected surprises around every corner.

    ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CANADA AT THE GRAMMY AWARDS
    Premieres Sunday, February 10 - 7pm ET/PT
    Host, Cheryl Hickey is back on the glamourous red carpet at the music
industry's most coveted awards gala with a 1-hour special show...fans can stay
tuned for the inside scoop at the Grammys.

    50th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS
    Premieres Sunday, February 10 - 8pm ET/PT
    The highest accolades in the music industry marks it 50th anniversary -
an exceptional year for celebration that will include performances by Beyoncé,
Foo Fighters, Carrie Underwood and Aretha Franklin.

    Additional February highlights to come in the weeks ahead.

    Global Television is a Canwest Broadcasting network.

    About Canwest Broadcasting:

    Canwest Broadcasting operates two conventional television networks,
Global Television and E!, and twenty-one of the country's most popular
specialty channels, including HGTV, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel,
Showcase, Slice(TM) and TVtropolis. Canwest Broadcasting is a division of
Canwest Media Inc.

    About Canwest Media Inc.

    Canwest Media Inc is a subsidiary of Canwest Global Communications Corp.
(www.canwest.com; TSX: CGS and CGS.A). An international media company, Canwest
is Canada's largest publisher of paid English language daily newspapers and
owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in conventional television,
out-of-home advertising, specialty cable channels, web sites and radio
stations in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Indonesia, Singapore, the
United Kingdom and the United States.




For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Grace Park, gpark@globaltv.com,
(416) 446-5331; Caroline Lennox, clennox@canwest.com, (416) 721-5571


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