May 30, 2012
CTV Programming Highlights: June 2-10
June begins with the exciting series premiere of CTV’s new summer drama, SAVING HOPE. Plus the series premiere of TAKE ME OUT and new seasons of MASTERCHEF, LOVE IN THE WILD and COMEDY NOW! on CTV.
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Programming Highlights for June 2-10 on CTV include:
• In the season premiere of COMEDY NOW! (June 2), comedian Jonny Harris comments on his dating problems, growing up in Newfoundland, and the difference between soccer and hockey players
• The first blind contestant presents his signature dish to Gordon Ramsay (RAMSAY’S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES) in the season premiere of MASTERCHEF (June 4)
• New host Jenny McCarthy (TWO AND A HALF MEN) leads the way, as men and women compete in extreme challenges in the season premiere of LOVE IN THE WILD (June 5)
• Auditions head to Atlanta in an all-new episode of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (June 6)
• When the body of a lawyer missing for almost a decade is discovered, Toby (Craig Olejnik) is called in to work on his first case with the Integrated Investigative Bureau (IIB) on THE LISTENER (June 6)
• Enigmatic entertainer and host George Lopez (LOPEZ TONIGHT) plays matchmaker for 30 single women in the series premiere of TAKE ME OUT (June 7)
• Erica Durance (SMALLVILLE), Michael Shanks (STARGATE SG1) and Daniel Gillies (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) star in CTV’s new summer drama SAVING HOPE (June 7)
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Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for June 2-10. All programming is subject to change (all times ET/PT; visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).
Saturday, June 2
7 p.m. – CTV SPECIAL – BELIEVING IN HEROS – TELETHON
(Airs in Toronto and northern Ontario)
Storytelling plays a big part at Toronto’s SickKids Hospital. Whether it is the bravery and hopefulness of the families, the creativity and innovation of the researchers or the kindness and compassion of the staff, each play a role in contributing to this extraordinary place. In the CTV special telethon BELIEVING IN HEROS, viewers get a behind-the-scenes look at the brave children, caregivers and families, and their stories at Toronto’s SickKids Hospital. Please visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times
7 p.m. – CTV ORIGINAL MOVIE – ELIJAH
(Airs in all markets except Toronto, CTV Atlantic and Northern Ontario)
The Gemini Award-winning CTV Original Movie ELIJAH takes a smart and light hearted look at The Meech Lake Accord, an important historical moment and a political crisis that left the country teetering on the edge. It’s a subject that might put some students to sleep, but not Elijah (Canadian Billy Merasty, The New World), ELIJAH is the spirited tale of a reluctant hero who went on to change the course of Canadian history – with a feather. Please visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times
10 p.m. – COMEDY NOW! – “Jonny Harris” – SEASON PREMIERE
Comedian Jonny Harris comments on his dating problems, growing up in Newfoundland, and the difference between soccer and hockey players.
10:30 p.m. – COMEDY NOW! – “Kyle Radke” – NEW EPISODE
Comedian Kyle Radke talks about his trips to the doctor, women’s obsession with weight, his fear of flying, and bees.
Monday, June 4
9 p.m. – MASTERCHEF – “Auditions #1” – SEASON PREMIERE PART ONE
Part one of the two-night season premiere has award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay (HELL’S KITCHEN), restaurateur Joe Bastianich, and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot returning to the MASTERCHEF judging panel in Los Angeles. A stockbroker, professional opera singer, plastic surgeon, and a blind cook,compete against each other by creating their signature dishes to win a coveted apron and move on to the next round.
Tuesday, June 5
8 p.m. – MASTERCHEF – “Auditions #2” – SEASON PREMIERE PART TWO – SPECIAL TIME
The auditions continue as award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay (HELL’S KITCHEN), restaurateur Joe Bastianich, and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot critique the good and the bad and continue to narrow down the competition. Those who impress the judges will earn a coveted white apron and move one step closer to becoming the next MASTERCHEF.
9 p.m. – LOVE IN THE WILD –SEASON PREMIERE – 2 HOURS – SPECIAL TIME
LOVE IN THE WILD returns for a second season with new host Jenny McCarthy (TWO AND A HALF MEN), as well as new location in the tropical paradise of the Dominican Republic. Putting relationships to the ultimate test, LOVE IN THE WILD pairs 10 single men with 10 single women for a romantic adventure unlike anything they could have ever imagined. Hearts will be broken when the new crop of singles embark on their journey to find true love.
Wednesday, June 6
8 p.m. ¬– SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE – NEW EPISODE – 2 HOURS
The auditions head to Atlanta where judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and a guest judge are greeted by dancers skilled in everything from ballroom to ballet, salsa to jazz, hip hop and even krumping. The dancers perform in the hopes of receiving a ticket to the finals in Las Vegas.
10 p.m. – THE LISTENER – “Cold Case Blues” – NEW EPISODE
When the body of a lawyer who has been missing for almost a decade is discovered, Toby (Craig Olejnik) is called in to work on his first case with the IIB. Already nervous, the pressure is on when he learns that his new boss, Alvin Klein (Peter Stebbings), is suspicious of his telepathic abilities. Toby tries to make sense of the barrage of images he’s receiving so he can prove to his peers, and himself, that he should be working for the IIB.
Thursday, June 7
8 p.m. –TAKE ME OUT – SERIES PREMIERE
The fast-paced and hilarious new dating series presents 30 single women with a series of hopeful bachelors each week. Filmed in front of a studio audience, the female contestants are all vying for the same bachelor, and over four rounds, they must choose to either keep the light at their podium on if they feel a spark, or turn it off if the attraction fizzles. Multi-talented entertainer George Lopez plays double-duty as host and matchmaker as he invites some flirtatious fun between the ladies and brave bachelor before them.
9 p.m. – SAVING HOPE – “Pilot” – SERIES PREMIERE
In the new CTV original series SAVING HOPE, when charismatic Chief of Surgery Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks, STARGATE ATLANTIS) at Toronto’s Hope-Zion Hospital ends up in a coma, he leaves the hospital in chaos – and his fiancée and fellow surgeon, Alex Reid (Erica Durance, SMALLVILLE), in a state of shock. Along with newly-arrived star surgeon Joel Goran (Daniel Gillies, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES), Alex races to save Harris' life. As the action unfolds, comatose Dr. Harris explores the hospital halls in “spirit” form, unsure if he's a ghost or a figment of his own imagination.
Saturday, June 9
7 p.m. – CTV MOVIE – PARADISE CITY: DEGRASSI GOES HOLLYWOOD
In the Canadian Gemini Award-winning film PARADISE CITY: DEGRASSI GOES HOLLYWOOD, Manny (Canadian Cassie Steele, THE L.A. COMPLEX) and the Degrassi gang including Mia (Canadian Nina Dobrev, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES), Sav (Raymond Ablack, DEGRASSI), Danny (Dalmar Abuzeid, Majority Rules!) and Peter (Canadian Jamie Johnston, My Babysitter’s a Vampire) venture to L.A. on a cross-continent road trip with Manny’s past love Jay (Mike Lobel, REALLY ME!). Everyone is hoping to score parts in Mewesical High, a big-budget movie musical directed by Jason Mewes (Clerks), under the mentorship of Kevin Smith (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks). The Hollywood experience leads to the rekindling of old flings, a lot of heartache and deep soul searching as the aspiring stars are reminded that the rise to the top isn’t always smooth sailing.
10 p.m. – COMEDY NOW! – “Mark Little” – NEW EPISODE
Halifax based comedian Mark Little tells of his life as a jerk magnet, and also talks about tattoos and his finger puppet, while showing off his talent as a rapper.
10:30 p.m. – COMEDY NOW! – “Patrick Maliha” – NEW EPISODE
Comedian Patrick Maliha talks about never being good with women, his half-Irish half-Palestinian children and the joys of duct tape. He also attempts to go for the world record for the number of impressions in one minute.
For more information, please contact:
Jessica Charbonneau, CTV, 416.384.2018 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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