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Canada’s Next Top Model season two announced

From CHUM:

Think You Got What It Takes? CHUM Television Announces Cycle 2 of “Canada’s Next Top Model.” Jay Manuel From “America’s Next Top Model” Signs on as Host. Recruiting Begins October 31st, 2006. Details at

CHUM Television announced today that “Canada’s Next Top Model” will return for Cycle 2 with Jay Manuel (“America’s Next Top Model”, “Style Her Famous”) as Host/Executive Producer. The hugely popular Canadian reality series, based on the phenomenally successful “America’s Next Top Model” franchise, will hit the airwaves on Citytv in the spring of 2007.

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Corner Gas book released Nov. 4

From CTV:

Another Chapter of Success: CTV’s Corner Gas Extends Brand Into Publishing with the Release of Companion Book Tales From Dog River

What does it take to become Canada’s foremost authority on Canada’s most-watched comedy series?

How about interviewing more than 30 people, sifting through thousands of e-mails from fans across the country and re-watching all 50 episodes of Corner Gas dozens of times? That’s just what author Michele Sponagle did when writing Tales from Dog River: The Complete Corner Gas Guide, the official companion book to the hit series from Penguin Canada that hits bookstores nation-wide on Saturday, November 4.

“I love books. I’m a voluptuous reader.” – Brent Leroy

Clocking in at 210 jam-packed pages full of photos, trivia and must-know information about the series, Tales from Dog River celebrates the little show that has become a national television phenomenon. With Corner Gas placing Number 12 on last week’s BBM Nielsen Media Research list of Canada’s Top 30 television programs, the series’ Season Three DVD collection on the national best-seller list (currently No. 2 on and a merchandise line generating millions of dollars in sales, the demand for an official guide has been building since the series launched three years ago.

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Upcoming episode: Corner Gas, CTV, Oct. 30

From CTV:

8 p.m. ET – Corner Gas – “I, Witness”
Following an almost-near-death experience, Hank decides to live out his life-long dream of becoming a “professional” rodeo clown. Karen dreads giving a speech for the local police association on the subject of eyewitness testimony – and Wanda’s help isn’t helping. Meanwhile Oscar gives up on being Emma’s bridge partner, leaving an unsuspecting Lacey to take his place.