It was an evening of glitz and glamour as CTV rolled out the red carpet and pulled out the big guns, offering all those in attendance at their 2008 Upfront Presentation sneak peaks of their new fall season lineup.
In addition to a look at their new fall 2008 schedule, journalists, media executives, advertising partners and other TV big wigs got to schmooze at Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts with all the stars.
Stars at the event included Enrico Colantoni (Just Shoot Me, Veronica Mars), Amy Jo Johnson (Felicity, What About Brian), Hugh Dillon (Durham County), Mary Murphy (So You Think You Can Dance Canada, guest judge), Dan Karaty (So You Think You Can Dance Canada, guest judge), and Leah Miller (So You Think You Can Dance Canada, host). Also on hand performing her hit Seven Day Fool was Canadian Idol’s newest member, R&B singer Jully Black.
CTV announced their fall lineup along with the first ever cross-country, Fall 2008 Schedule for “A” (formerly A-Channel). The two schedules will complement each other featuring Canada’s most-watched programs, breakthrough freshmen hits and seven, new big buzz series.
The announcement comes as CTV ends the 2007/08 broadcast season as Canada’s No. 1 network among total viewers for the seventh consecutive year.
A total of 18 of Canada’s Top 20 shows will be returning to CTV and A – Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Grey’s Anatomy, ER, Lost, CSI: NY, Criminal Minds, Law & Order, Desperate Housewives and more.
“CTV has the most stable schedule in North American broadcasting. Nevertheless, as we did during the strike, we will continue to engage viewers with fresh new content in the few openings we have available,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.
Two of the seven new series include Flashpoint the Canadian-produced series to be simulcast with CBS, and the world premiere of The Listener, the Canadian-produced series airing in the U.S. on NBC and in 175 other countries. The others are So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Fringe, The Mentalist, Eleventh Hour and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a new series from Lucasfilm Animation.
For more visit www.ctv.ca.
Top shows returning
It was an evening of glitz and glamour as CTV rolled out the red carpetand pulled out the big guns, offering all those in attendance at their2008 Upfront Presentation sneak peaks of their new fall season lineup.