THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW Kicks Off its Sixth Season with Special Segments from Across the Country and Around the World, Beginning September 7 on CTV

- In a series first, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW goes international as Host Marilyn Denis tours Tuscany, Italy with Debbie Travis, while MARILYN expert Tommy Smythe lands in Copenhagen, Denmark and Älmhult, Sweden -
- Canada's most-watched homegrown lifestyle series also set to deliver special in-show segments from Las Vegas, Vancouver, Halifax, and Charlottetown this season -
- Marilyn Denis announced as guest editor for Canadian Living magazine's special 40th anniversary issue, on-stands Oct. 1 -

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TORONTO, Sept. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Canada's reigning queen of daytime returns weekdays at 10 a.m. ET, as THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW (@TheMarilynShow) kicks of its sixth season Monday, Sept. 7 on CTV and CTV GO (check local listings). New this season, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW is set to take viewers on a special travel adventure, delivering a series of lifestyle segments from across Canada and around the world all season long. For the first time ever, the #1 Canadian lifestyle series goes international as Marilyn teams up with famed interior designer and TV personality Debbie Travis to travel to Debbie's historic Italian villa and farm in the heart of Southern Tuscany. The Sept. 7 episode features Travis co-hosting THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW live in-studio, as the duo takes viewers on their Tuscan adventure, showing highlights of the region, and sharing personal anecdotes, authentic recipes, and more.

What happens in Vegas also ends up on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, as the program heads to "Sin City" this season (Sept. 10) to give viewers a tour of Wayne Newton's million dollar ranch, courtesy of design expert Tommy Smythe. Tommy also jets to Copenhagen, Demark and Älmhult, Sweden this season to talk Scandinavian design influence (Nov. 12). Back on home soil, Marilyn's experts go on a road trip across Canada as Chef Rodney Bowers surprises one lucky viewer in Bedford, Nova Scotia with a pantry makeover (Sept. 8); celebrity chef Lynn Crawford heads east to Charlottetown for the program's first-ever live on-location cook-off between two local chefs (Sept. 17); Tommy Smythe also travels to Vancouver to showcase the latest décor trends stemming from the Interior Design Show West (IDSwest) (Oct. 1), and more.

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In a career first, Marilyn Denis trades in her broadcasting skills for editorial thrills as the daytime host adds the title of guest editor to her resume for the November 2015 issue of Canadian Living magazine. Denis teams up with the nation's largest magazine for Canadian women in celebration of the magazine's 40th anniversary - which hits newsstands nationwide on Oct. 1. The celebration continues on-air in a special Canadian Living themed episode of THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW (Oct. 6) that pays tribute to the iconic magazine's 40th anniversary milestone and features a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the issue by Editor-In-Chief Sandra E. Martin. The special episode also takes viewers on a tour of Marilyn's Toronto home and features holiday entertaining tips from the magazine's Home & Garden Contributor Brett Walther, Fashion & Beauty Director Julia McEwen, and Food Director Annabelle Waugh, as well as etiquette tips from resident butler Charles MacPherson (a.k.a Charles the Butler).

Viewers can also look forward to additional lifestyle and celebrity guests this season including QUEER EYE hairstylist Kyan Douglas Sept. 11; Canadian singer-songwriter Tyler Shaw (Sept. 15); Olympian and humanitarian Clara Hughes (Sept. 16); GOTHAM's David Mazouz and Camren Bicondova (Sept. 21); MASTERCHEF CANADA judge Michael Bonacini Sept. 21; GREY'S ANATOMY's James Pickens Jr. and Caterina Scorsone (Sept. 22); SAVING HOPE's Erica Durance and Michael Shanks (Sept. 24); celebrity stylist, author, and fashion designer Carson Kressley (Sept. 29); CODE BLACK's Benjamin Hollingsworth and Bonnie Somerville (Sept. 30); realtors Hilary Farr and David Visentin (Oct. 1); home renovation and real estate experts Drew and Jonathan Scott (Oct. 5); veteran contractor and DIY expert Bryan Baeumler and Sarah Baeumler (Oct. 8); British TV personality and food writer Nigella Lawson (Nov. 3), and more. Plus, MARILYN's annual fan favourite "Halloween Spooktacular" special and "10 Days of Giveaways" holiday gift guide also return this season.

Since its debut in January 2011, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW has been the #1 Canadian lifestyle series for five straight years. Its highest-rated season to date, Season 5 of THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW averaged 275,000 viewers, up 22% versus its previous season, and up 37% versus Season 1. With a strong loyal following tuning in each week, the program's average weekly reach on CTV and CTV Two is 3.7 million combined. THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW also continues to attract new viewers and has seen double-digit percentage growth year-over-year among all key adult and female demos. Last season also delivered a series-high audience of 419,000 viewers (Feb. 16, 2015). THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW is set to celebrate an additional record this season, when it marks its 1,000th episode this November on CTV.

THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW airs live weekdays at 10 a.m. ET on CTV,, and CTV GO; then again at 11 a.m. ET on CTV Two, and on demand at The following is a breakdown of broadcast times in each province on CTV.

Location Time (CTV)
Alberta 9 a.m. MT
Ontario 10 a.m. ET
Quebec 10 a.m. ET
British Columbia 11 a.m. PT
Atlantic Canada 11 a.m. AT
Saskatchewan 11 a.m. CT
Manitoba 11 a.m. CT

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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 Head, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV. Randy Lennox is President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting, Bell Media. More information about THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, including ticket information, can be found at, as well on Facebook and @MarilynDenisCTV

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2014-15 Broadcast Season: Sept 22, 2014 - May 24, 2015
2013-14 Broadcast Season: Sept 23, 2013 - May 25, 2014 


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