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Four generations face-off in a trivia showdown on CTV original series Battle of the Generations, beginning June 19

From a media release:

Viewers can test their knowledge with new CTV Original quiz series BATTLE OF THE GENERATIONS, airing Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning June 19 on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app. Hosted by award-winning entertainer, philanthropist, actress, producer, and writer, Lilly Singh, each episode features four contestants from different generations – Baby Boomer, Gen X, Millennial, and Gen Z – as they face-off through multiple rounds of pop culture trivia. For a sneak peek of BATTLE OF THE GENERATIONS, click here.

Contestants from across the country have to be both tactical and tenacious to be the last player standing, with the goal of entering The Vault, where they have the chance to win a cash prize of up to $25,000. BATTLE OF THE GENERATIONS not only asks questions from each contestant’s generation, but from their rivals’ generations too, determining who has what it takes to win it all.

In the series premiere of BATTLE OF THE GENERATIONS, airing Monday, June 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app, contestants from different generations (including Baby Boomer Jimmy from Calgary, Gen X Marci from Toronto, Millennial Harold from Skidegate, B.C., and Gen Z Zoe from Richmond Hill, Ont.) battle it out for a chance to win up to $25,000.

BATTLE OF THE GENERATIONS is produced by Bell Media Studios, in association with GroupM Motion Entertainment and Unicorn Island Productions. Executive Producers include Jennifer Couke and Michelle Crespi for Bell Media Studios, Martin Oxley and Abigail Adams for GroupM Motion Entertainment, and Lilly Singh and Polly Auritt for Unicorn Island Productions.


CTV’s original competition series Cross Country Cake Off returns May 26

From a media release:

Oven timers at the ready! CTV’s delicious original competition series CROSS COUNTRY CAKE OFF returns with six all-new episodes, Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning May 26 on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app. Hosts Mary Berg and Andrew Han make another trip across the country, adding two additional stops along the way, to find 40 new cake makers hoping to bake their way to the top prize of $50,000 and the title of CROSS COUNTRY CAKE OFF Champion.

The new episodes see hosts Berg and Han back on the road, making stops in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Montréal, and Halifax for five regional qualifying rounds. In each regional episode, eight bakers present their homemade creations to the judges in hopes of securing a spot in the next round. From there, the top four cake makers from each qualifier move forward to compete in a timed cake challenge in the CROSS COUNTRY CAKE OFF kitchen. At the end of each episode, one baker will advance to the finale where they will bake it out to claim the top prize.

CROSS COUNTRY CAKE OFF culminates in a national finale face-off, airing Friday, June 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app, where the final five bakers, each representing their regions, plus a sixth mystery wild card baker, whisk up show stopping creations in hopes of being crowned the CROSS COUNTRY CAKE OFF Champion by the judges, walking out of the kitchen with the $50,000 prize.

Viewers can stream new episodes of CROSS COUNTRY CAKE OFF with no subscription or sign-in required on CTV.ca and the CTV app, which is also home to bonus content including exclusive video content and behind-the-scenes extras. In addition, viewers can follow @CTV’s social channels all season long for highlights and bonus content.

CROSS COUNTRY CAKE OFF is developed and produced by Boat Rocker’s Proper Television, in association with Bell Media. Cathie James and Lesia Capone are Executive Producers and David Donohue and Meredith Veats are Series Producers.


CTV announces third season of original comedy Children Ruin Everything

From a media release:

CTV announced today that Canadian Screen Award-nominated comedy CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHING is set to return for a third season. Production on 10, half-hour episodes of the CTV Original series from New Metric Media is underway in Toronto and Hamilton, Ont. Meaghan Rath and Aaron Abrams return, alongside Logan Nicholson, Mikayla SwamiNathan, Ennis Esmer, Nazneen Contractor, Dmitry Chepovetsky, Veena Sood, Lisa Codrington, and Darius Rota. CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHING is created by Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winner Kurt Smeaton (SCHITT’S CREEK, KIM’s CONVENIENCE).

CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHING follows parents Astrid (Rath) and James (Abrams), as they raise their three young children and struggle to hold on to their pre-kid life, while discovering all of the little ways that raising kids has reshaped their world. Season 2 of the CTV Original series is the Top Canadian Comedy broadcast year-to-date among key demos A25-54 and A18-49.

The first two seasons of CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHING are currently available for streaming on CTV.ca and the CTV app, as well as Crave, and are available on The Roku Channel in the U.S. Season two of the series was split into two seasons in the U.S., with season three launching on The Roku Channel on Friday, May 12.

CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHING is from award-winning comedy entertainment studio New Metric Media and is created and executive produced by Smeaton and executive produced by one of television’s premier comedy writers Chuck Tatham (MODERN FAMILY, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT), multiple Canadian Screen Award-winner Mark Montefiore (LETTERKENNY, SHORESY, BRIA MACK GETS A LIFE, WHAT WOULD SAL DO?), and Meaghan Rath, with Alyson Richards (The Retreat) serving as Producer.

Bell Media Distribution is the international rights holder for CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHING, and New Metric Media is the series’ exclusive International Sales Agent. The series is produced by New Metric Media in association with CTV, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund and Bell Fund.


The Marilyn Denis Show to end following 13 remarkable seasons on CTV

From a media release:

After 13 incredible seasons on CTV, Marilyn Denis announced live today on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW that the daytime series will conclude at the end of the current season. Beginning Monday, May 8, the series will celebrate with special guests, audience surprises, and highlights from its more than 2,000 shows, culminating with a memorable farewell episode on Friday, June 9 at 10 a.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app.

While Canada’s Queen of Daytime has chosen to conclude THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW following a 34-year career of daily daytime television, the veteran broadcaster will continue as co-host on Marilyn Denis and Jamar weekday mornings on Toronto’s CHUM 104.5. Denis will also remain as host of MARILYN DENIS DOES A PODCAST, available on iHeartRadio.ca, the iHeartRadio Canada app, and everywhere podcasts are found.

“Hosting a national television show has been a career highlight, and such a rewarding and fulfilling chapter in my life, but after more than three decades of balancing my radio show with a daytime series I’m ready to step away and refocus on my family and other projects,” said Marilyn Denis. “While I’m moving on from daytime TV, I’m not saying goodbye and will continue on the CHUM morning show and with my podcast. I want to thank the entire team at THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, who are and always will be family, the incredible experts and guests who have joined me over the years, and most importantly – every studio audience member and the viewers at home for welcoming me into your lives. I’ll be forever grateful for the wonderful years we’ve spent together.”

“Marilyn is a trailblazer with a relatable and authentic approach that has made her a much-beloved figure in Canadian broadcasting and to viewers across the country,” said Dave Daigle, Vice-President, Local TV, Radio, and Bell Media Studios. “While we are truly sad to see THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW end, we are proud to have been the home of this incredible series. We will miss seeing Marilyn on TV every day, but we are happy she’ll remain with the company on CHUM 104.5. I want to thank Marilyn and the production team for their dedication as they made the show a destination for our viewers and guests alike.”

Currently celebrating its 13th season, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW airs weekdays at 10 a.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app, and 11 a.m. ET on CTV2. The four-time Canadian Screen Award-winning series connects with viewers across the country through a mix of expert and celebrity guests. Denis places fans at the centre of it all, as she provides a unique blend of entertainment and topical lifestyle information, from fashion to food to fitness.

Denis has always balanced her dynamic radio career, which she began in 1976, with her candid television presence. Her career in television started by reporting on sports, weather, and entertainment at CTV Calgary, while also working as a freelance reporter for TSN. Denis also shared hosting duties on Bravo!’s Gemini Award-winning concert series LIVE AT THE REHEARSAL HALL, and was host of the popular daily show CITYLINE for nearly 20 years. Denis is the recipient of The Rosalie Award, honouring Canadian women who have paved the way for others in radio broadcasting. She is also listed as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 by WXN, and is the first female recipient of the Allan Waters Broadcast Lifetime Achievement Award. Denis continues her morning show co-hosting duties weekdays at CHUM 104.5, a position she has held since 1986.

CTV’s new daytime programming lineup, including a new series, will be announced later this year.

THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW is produced by Bell Media Studios. Michelle Crespi and John Simpson are Executive Producers.


Acclaimed CTV original drama Transplant set to return for Season 4

From a media release:

CTV announced today that original drama TRANSPLANT is returning for Season 4. The most-watched Canadian drama series with total viewers and all key demos, TRANSPLANT recently received its third consecutive nomination for Best Drama Series at the Canadian Screen Awards and is produced by Sphere Media in association with CTV and Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group. Season 4 consists of 10 one-hour episodes, set to air as part of CTV’s 2023/24 broadcast schedule.

Filming in Montreal from this spring, Season 4 of TRANSPLANT finds Bashir “Bash” Hamed (Hamza Haq, Viking) on the precipice of finishing his residency at York Memorial. His future uncertain once again, Bash and his sister Amira (Sirena Gulamgaus, CHAPELWAITE) are Canadian citizens now, but still trying, with everything they have, to build a life in their adopted country. Coming off the dramatic conclusion to Season 3, the team at York Memorial continue to face big, emotional questions about who they are and where they belong.

A Top 20 series on CTV in the key A25-54 demo, TRANSPLANT continues to receive critical acclaim and recognition with eight 2023 Canadian Screen Award nominations, including its third consecutive nomination for Best Drama Series and lead actor in a drama for Hamza Haq, as well as a consecutive acting nod for Laurence Leboeuf. Seasons 1 through 3 of TRANSPLANT are available for streaming on CTV.ca, the CTV app, and Crave.

Season 4 of TRANSPLANT will star Hamza Haq as Dr. Bashir “Bash” Hamed; Laurence Leboeuf (19-2) as Dr. Magalie “Mags” Leblanc; Ayisha Issa (POLAR) as Dr. June Curtis; Jim Watson (DESIGNATED SURVIVOR) as Dr. Theo Hunter; Rekha Sharma (YELLOWJACKETS) as Dr. Neeta Devi; Sirena Gulamgaus as Amira Hamed; Torri Higginson (DARK MATTER, THIS LIFE) as Claire Malone; Kenny Wong (PRETTY HARD CASES) as Arnold De Luca; Sugith Varughese (KIM’S CONVENIENCE) as Dr. Aajay Singh; and Gord Rand (ORPHAN BLACK) as Dr. Mark Novak.

TRANSPLANT is created by Joseph Kay who also serves as Executive Producer and Showrunner. For Sphere Media, Executive Producers are Bruno Dubé, Jocelyn Deschênes, Josée Vallée, Rachel Langer, Stefan Pleszczynski, and Sarah Timmins. For Bell Media, Rachel Goldstein-Couto is Head of Development, Mitch Geddes is Production Executive; Sarah Fowlie is Head of Production, Original Programming; Carlyn Klebuc is General Manager, Original Programming; Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming. Justin Stockman is Vice-President, Content Development & Programming, Bell Media. Karine Moses is Senior Vice-President, Content Development & News, Bell Media and Vice Chair, Québec, Bell.

All distribution rights for TRANSPLANT are handled by NBCUniversal Global Distribution. The series is produced with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, provincial and federal tax credits, and the Bell Fund.