CTV and A 2008 schedules and program descriptions

THE CTV FALL 2008 PRIME-TIME SCHEDULE (Canadian series only)
All times ET. New programs in CAPS.

7:30 p.m. Degrassi: The Next Generation

9:30 p.m. Corner Gas





7 p.m. Robson Arms (New to “A”)

7 p.m. Robson Arms

7 p.m. Robson Arms
8 p.m. Canada’s Next Top Model

7 p.m. Robson Arms

7 p.m. Robson Arms
10 p.m. Stargate SG-1

7 p.m. Road to Avonlea (New to “A”)
10 p.m. Comedy Now! (New to “A”)
10:30 p.m. Comedy Inc. (New to “A”)


Flashpoint (CTV)

Starring Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars), Hugh Dillon (Durham County), Amy Jo Johnson (Felicity) and David Paetkau (Whistler), Flashpoint is an emotional journey into the tough, risk-filled lives of a group of cops in the Strategic Response Unit (inspired by Toronto’s Emergency Task Force). They’re unique cops that can do what ordinary police officers can’t: rescue hostages, bust gangs, defuse bombs, climb the sides of buildings and talk down suicidal teens. Members of a highly-skilled tactical team, they’re also trained in negotiating, profiling and getting inside the suspect’s head at the very emotional breaking point (the “flashpoint”) that triggered the crisis. They’ll do whatever it takes to diffuse the situation to try to save lives – all in a day’s work.

Cast: Enrico Colantoni as Sgt. Gregory Parker; Hugh Dillon as Ed Lane; Amy Jo Johnson as Julianne “Jules” Callaghan; David Paetkau as Sam Braddock; Gabriel Hogan (Rent-A-Goalie, Robson Arms) as Roland Cray; Ona Grauer (Intelligence) as Kate Travers.

Credits: EP: Bill Mustos (Degrassi: TNG, Robson Arms), EP: Anne Marie La Traverse (Luna: Spirit of the Whale). Production Company: Pink Sky Entertainment and Avamar Entertainment in association with CTV and CBS Paramount Network Television.

The Listener (CTV)

Toby Logan (Craig Olejnik, In God’s Country) is The Listener. He’s a charismatic twenty-something paramedic, a lone wolf whose external cool masks a difficult past and stunning secret: he’s a telepath. Toby can tune in on the current thoughts of those around him. He has lived with this ability – sometimes a gift, sometimes a curse – for his whole life. He keeps it a closely-guarded secret, knowing full well that if it were to become public knowledge, he would become a scientific oddity. Then one night, while off-duty and out on the town, Toby overhears a thought that changes everything: someone is in desperate need of help and only he can provide it. Nothing will ever be the same for Toby again. Toby finds that his gift is no longer a curse, but something he can offer to others – people in need.

Cast: Craig Olejnik as Toby Logan; Ennis Esmer (Billable Hours) as Osman Bey; Lisa Marcos (Kevin Hill) as “Charlie” Marks; and Mylene Dinh-Robic (Smallville, Battlestar Galactica) as Olivia Fawcett

Credits: EP: Christina Jennings (In God’s Country); EP: Scott Garvie (In God’s Country); EP: Russ Cochrane (Whistler); EP: Michael Amo (Tagged: The Jonathan Wamback Story) Production Company: Shaftesbury Films, in association with CTV and NBC

So You Think You Can Dance Canada (CTV)

So You Think You Can Dance Canada is based on the Emmy Award-winning smash hit series created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe that premiered in 2005. Canada joins the United States, Australia, Norway, Denmark, Greece, Poland, Turkey, Germany, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa and Israel as markets with an original So You Think You Can Dance production. So You Think You Can Dance Canada will showcase dancers as they compete to impress an expert panel of judges during a cross-country audition process. Selected competitors will be invited to call-backs where they will work with some of Canada’s top choreographers. The panel will then choose the Top 20 dancers to move on in the competition. Then, it’s up to Canada to decide who stays and who goes as the public votes for their favourites following weekly performance episodes in which the competitors are assigned different partners and dance styles to perform, from hip-hop, krump and pop-and-lock to salsa, quickstep, ballroom, and jive. In the end, only one dancer goes home with the $100,000 grand prize.

Cast: Leah Miller (MuchonDemand) is host; permanent judges are Tré Armstrong and Jean Marc Genereux; alternating third judges are Luther Brown and Blake McGrath; special guest judges are Rex Harrington, Dan Karaty, Mary Murphy. Paul Becker, Sean Cheesman, Melissa Williams all serve as choreographers who also appear as judges.

Credits: Creator: Simon Fuller (American Idol), Creator: Nigel Lythgoe (American Idol), EP/Showrunner: Sandra Faire (Rita MacNeil’s Celtic Celebration, Anne Murray’s Family Christmas, The Rankin Family Reunion, Comedy Now!, Comedy Inc. and Vice-Chair of the National Ballet of Canada); EP: Trisa Dayot (Rita MacNeil’s Celtic Celebration, Anne Murray’s Family Christmas, The Rankin Family Reunion, Comedy Now!, Comedy Inc.); Senior Producers: Bronwyn Warren and Millan Curry-Sharples (Rita MacNeil’s Celtic Celebration, The Rankin Family Reunion, Comedy Now!, Comedy Inc.); Producer: Janet Lavack (The Rankin Family Reunion, Comedy Now!, Comedy Inc.) Production Company: Danse TV Productions in association with CTV

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5 thoughts on “CTV and A 2008 schedules and program descriptions”

  1. Thanks, happy to see The Listener before NBC (only summer 2009)
    When will you have the full schedules ?

  2. Full as in the non-Canadian shows too? Not on this site. But if you mean full as in actual dates, whenever CTV sends out that information – feel free to contact them directly.

  3. Degrassi is on SUNDAYS at 7:30?? noooo. I guess it’s better than delaying the premiere til Jan. AFTER EVERY FAN WATCHED THE US VERSION ONLINE. But still, that’s a crap timeslot.

    All the Canadian shows are either at 7 or 10 other than reality shows. :(

  4. Yeah I mean full grid, its not on ctv.ca/announce but i found my info, all my 3 favorites shows will be on “A”, and i can’t have this channel :( it’s su…

    Good things CTV give a better slot for Listener than Whistler…

    But Listener already sold to 175 other countries ! really ?

  5. 175?! I hate to be skeptical, but that’s almost every country in the world.

    If you don’t get A but do get the major American networks, most of the US shows are in simulcast so that could be an option.

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