Three More Scripted Series Join CTV Primetime Schedule



    - Nip/Tuck, Jericho and Welcome to the Captain join schedule -

    - Celine Dion special joins Super Bowl XLII and The 80th Annual Academy
    Awards -

    - CTV Original Movies & Mini-Series bolster winter line-up -

    TORONTO, Jan. 24 /CNW/ - Jericho and Welcome to the Captain are the
latest primetime network series to join the CTV schedule following the
announcement earlier today that the fifth season of Nip/Tuck would premiere
immediately CTV's exclusive broadcast of Super Bowl XLII. The three new series
join additional new series Lost, Eli Stone and Dexter, which will all premiere
on CTV throughout the next month. Additionally, CTV announced today that the
one-hour music special Celine Dion: That's Just the Woman in Me will join
special event programming over the next four weeks that also includes Super
Bowl XLII and The 80th Annual Academy Awards along the with the CTV Original
Mini-Series Would Be Kings and the CTV Original Movie Mayerthorpe.

    (xx) Media Note (xx) Download photos from CTV programming at ctvmedia.ca

    The new programming joins a CTV primetime schedule that has delivered all
10 of the Top 10 programs on Canadian television for the past two weeks in a
row.(*) Series that have premiered on CTV since January 1 include American Idol,
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Medium, Law & Order, Degrassi: The
Next Generation and Moment of Truth.

    Jericho is the cult hit fan favourite that returns for a second season
following American Idol on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 10 p.m. ET on CTV. The
gripping, intense drama about post-apocalyptic small-town America will also
air Monday nights on SPACE beginning Feb. 18. Season 2 picks up where the
nuclear war left off, with the once-peaceful town of Jericho still struggling
in the aftermath of the explosion that changed everything.

    Welcome to the Captain is a comedy about a wildly eclectic group of
people whose lives are intertwined through the place they all call home, a
fabled Hollywood apartment building, El Capitan. Starring Chris Klein, Jeffrey
Tambor and Fran Kranz, Welcome to the Captain airs Monday nights at
8:30 p.m. ET following Corner Gas, beginning Feb. 4. The series will also air
on The Comedy Network beginning Feb. 8.

    In the first concert since her successful five-year run in Las Vegas,
Céline Dion returns to the stage for the hour-long special, Celine Dion:
That's Just the Woman in Me premiering Friday, Feb. 15 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV
(visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Taped earlier this month
before a live studio audience at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles on Jan.
12, the intimate concert allows the five-time Grammy Award-winner to answer
questions from guests about her past, present and future.

    Updated Winter Programming on CTV (in chronological order, by date):
    --------------------------------------------------------------------

    Doomstown (Friday, January 25 @ 9 p.m.)

    Would Be Kings (Sunday/Monday, January 27/28 @ 9 p.m.)

    Lost (Premiering Thursday, January 31 @ 9 p.m.)

    Eli Stone (Premiering Thursday, January 31 @ 10 p.m.)

    Sticks and Stones (Friday, February 1 @ 9 p.m.)

    Super Bowl XLII (Sunday, February 3 - Pre-Game starts at 12 noon)

    Nip/Tuck (Premiering February 3 @ 10:15 p.m. (tentative))

    Welcome to the Captain (Premiering Monday, February 4 @ 8:30 p.m.)

    Jericho (Premiering Tuesday, February 12 @ 10 p.m.)

    Celine Dion: That's Just the Woman in Me (Premiering Friday, February 15
    @ 9 p.m.)

    Dexter (Premiering Sunday, February 17 @ 10 p.m.)

    The 80th Annual Academy Awards (Sunday, February 24 @ 8 p.m.)

    CTV, Canada's largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the
number-one national newscast, CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson, and is
the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's
premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV
Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national
specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and in Dome Productions, a North American
leader in the provision of mobile high definition production facilities. More
information about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca.

    (*)Preliminary overnight data from BBM Nielsen Media Research,
    January 7-20, 2008 (total viewers).





For further information:

For further information: Amanda Rinaldo, CTV Inc., (416) 332-5325, or
arinaldo@ctv.ca; Anne-Marie LaPointe, CTV Inc., (416) 332-7353, or
amlapointe@ctv.ca


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