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Old 06-19-2008, 01:20 PM   #1
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Default Canadian Fall 2008 TV schedules --- Part 1: The Major Networks

Before I begin, I would like to personally thank y2kjoker for suggesting this topic to me. I wasn't sure when the right time would have been to post this, but right now seems like a good place to start.


Last May, all of the major US networks announced their fall 2008 schedules during their annual upfront presentations. Once all of the details had become finalized, the Canadian networks began their upfronts more than a week later, where they announced their new programming lineups that also included highlights for their various cable and specialty channels (which I'll cover in Part 2) and digital channels (Part 3). Before making their announcements, the networks tried to furiously outbid one another to gain the rights to the many US series, both old and new, that are available, while also hoping to win viewers with new Canadian shows that they hope will turn into another "Little Mosque" or "Corner Gas". Once again, the CBC refused to take part in the bidding, preferring to keep their programming 100% Canadian-made, which is probably why hardly anyone watches the CBC anymore. But for those who do, here's what they'll have in the primetime hours:


Monday

8:00 Dragon's Den
9:00 The Border
10:00 CBC News:The National (Mon-Fri at 10:00 pm)


Tuesday

8:00 Rick Mercer Report
8:30 This Hour Has 22 Minutes
9:00 The Tudors

Wednesday

8:00 Little Mosque on the Prairie
8:30 Sophie
9:00 The Fifth Estate

Thursday

8:00 Nature of Things
9:00 Doc Zone

Friday

8:00 Royal Canadian Air Farce
8:30 Rick Mercer Report (encore)
9:00 Doctor Who (Season 4)

Saturday

Hockey Night in Canada - Game 1 (7pm-10pm) (56th season!)
Hockey Night in Canada - Game 2 (10pm-1am)

Sunday

8:00 Movies/Specials
10:00 CBC News: Sunday Night


Here’s what the other Canadian networks will be offering in primetime this fall:


GLOBAL TV

---owner of many Canadian specialty and digital channels, including E!, DejaView, TVTropolis, Mystery, LoneStar, and others
---Digital channel CoolTV will cease operations on July 21st

MONDAY

8:00 Prison Break
9:00 Heroes
10:00 My Own Worst Enemy

TUESDAY

8:00 House
9:00 90210
10:00 Kitchen Nightmares

WEDNESDAY

8:00 Bones
9:00 NCIS
10:00 The Guard

THURSDAY

8:00 Survivor
9:00 The Office (plus its spinoff series in mid-season)
9:30 Kath & Kim
10:00 Life On Mars

FRIDAY

8:00 Life
9:00 The Ex List
10:00 Numb3rs

SATURDAY

8:00 In Cold Blood
9:00 Crime Stories
10:00 Slings and Arrows

SUNDAY

8:00 The Simpsons
8:30 King Of The Hill
9:00 Family Guy
9:30 American Dad
10:00 Brothers & Sisters

E! CANADA

---owned by the Canwest Global group
---daytime programming similar to E! in US

Monday

8:00 'Til Death
8:30 How I Met Your Mother
9:00 Do Not Disturb
9:30 Worst Week
10:00 Boston Legal

Tuesday

8:00 The Biggest Loser
10:00 The Best Years

Wednesday

8:00 Knight Rider
9:00 Deal or No Deal
10:00 E! True Hollywood Story

Thursday

8:00 My Name is Earl
8:30 My Name is Earl
9:00 E! Movie

Friday

8:00 Are Your Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
9:00 Deal or No Deal
10:00 20/20

Saturday

8:00 A Night with E! (Various E! Programming)

Sunday

8:00 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
9:00 E! Specials
10:00 E! Showcase


CTV

----Canada’s 2nd oldest network
---owned by CTVGlobemedia, which also owns TSN, A-Channel (see below) and other stations formerly owned by CHUM/City TV including TV Land Canada and MuchMusic

Monday

8:00 Dancing With The Stars
9:30 Corner Gas
10:00 CSI: Miami

Tuesday

8:00 Without a Trace
9:00 Dancing With The Stars
10:00 Law & Order: SVU

Wednesday

8:00 So You Think You Can Dance Canada
9:00 Criminal Minds
10:00 CSI: NY

Thursday

8:00 CSI
9:00 Grey's Anatomy
10:00 ER

Friday

8:00 Ghost Whisperer
9:00 Supernanny
10:00 Flashpoint

Saturday

8:00 Crimetime
9:00 Crimetime
10:00 Law & Order: SVU

Sunday

8:00 The Amazing Race
9:00 Desperate Housewives
10:00 The Listener

---CTV is also the Canadian home of American Idol and its homegrown counterpart Canadian Idol.


A

---formerly known as A-Channel
---name change takes effect in the fall of 2008


Monday

8:00 Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles
9:00 Two and a Half Men
9:30 Samantha Who?
10:00 The Mentalist

Tuesday

8:00 Pushing Daisies
9:00 Fringe
10:00 Eli Stone

Wednesday

8:00 America/Canada's Next Top Model
9:00 Private Practice
10:00 Dirty Sexy Money

Thursday

8:00 Moment of Truth
9:00 America's Next Top Model
10:00 The Eleventh Hour

Friday

8:00 Wife Swap
9:00 Don't Forget The Lyrics
10:00 Stargate SG-1

Saturday

8:00 The Big Picture
9:00 Comedy Now!
10:00 Comedy Inc.

Sunday

8:00 Gossip Girl
9:00 Cold Case
10:00 Mad Men

CITY-TV

---formerly part of a large network controlled by CHUM Limited
---now operating as an independent station with channels in Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver


Monday

8:00 Chuck
9:00 Celebrity Fit Club
10:00 Curb Your Enthusiasm
10:30 Less Than Kind

Tuesday

8:00 Surviving the Filthy Rich
9:00 Opportunity Knocks
10:00 Nip/Tuck

Wednesday

8:00 Glam God
9:00 Stalista
10:00 Lipstick Jungle

Thursday

8:00 Ugly Betty
9:00 Rock of Love
10:00 Friends
10:30 Friends

Friday

8:00 Crusoe
9:00 The Secret Life of the American Teenager
10:00 Kaya
10:30 Everybody Hates Chris

Saturday

8:00 Canadian Movie
10:00 Less Than Kind
10:30 Kaya

Sunday

8:00 I.M. Valentine
9:00 Easy Money
10:00 Crusoe


OMNI

---like CITY-TV, OMNI is owned by Rogers Communications and operates independently
---specializes in mulitilingual programming with English language content limited to daytime talk shows and reruns
---operates 4 different channels: OMNI1, OMNI2 (both based in Toronto), OMNI Alberta, and Channel M Multivision (British Columbia)

What follows is the English language programming for each channel:

OMNI1

Mon-Fri

5:00 PM King Of Queens
5:30 King Of Queens
6:00 Family Guy
6:30 Friends
7:00 Two and a Half Men
7:30 The Simpsons
10:00 The Simpsons
10:30 King Of The Hill
11:35 David Letterman
12:35 AM Night Court

Sat

11:00 pm Mad TV

Sun

5:00 PM Home Improvement
5:30 Home Improvement
6:00 Without A Trace
7:00 Without A Trace
8:00 Friends

OMNI2

Mon-Fri

11:00 AM The Price Is Right
12:00 PM Everybody Loves Raymond
12:30 Trivial Pursuit
1:00 Judge Judy
1:30 Home Improvement
5:30 According To Jim
6:00 Law & Order
7:00 Cold Case
10:00 Two and a Half Men
10:30 Friends (Mondays only)
10:30 King Of Queens (Tue-Fri)
11:00 Cold Case (Tue-Fri)
12:00 AM Blind Date

Sat

12:00 AM Blind Date
12:30 AM Blind Date

OMNI Alberta

11:00 AM The Price Is Right
12:00 PM Frasier
3:30 Home Improvement
4:00 The O.C.
5:30 Judge Judy
6:00 According To Jim
6:30 King Of The Hill
7:00 Two and a Half Men
7:30 The Simpsons
10:00 The Simpsons
10:30 King Of Queens
12:00 AM Cold Case

Sat

12:00 AM Mad TV

Sun

5:00 PM Everybody Loves Raymond
5:30 Frasier
6:00 Without A Trace
7:00 Without A Trace
8:00 King Of Queens
8:30 King Of Queens

CHANNEL M (MULTIVISION)

Mon-Fri

9:30 AM Trivial Pursuit
10:00 The Price Is Right
11:00 Judge Joe Brown
11:30 Scrubs
12:00 PM The Simpsons
3:00 Maury Povich
4:00 Cold Case
5:00 Law & Order
6:00 The Simpsons
6:30 Friends
7:00 Two and a Half Men
7:30 Two and a Half Men
11:35 David Letterman
12:35 AM King Of The Hill
1:00 America’s Funniest Home Videos
1:30 Judge Joe Brown

Sat

6:00 PM Friends
6:30 Friends
7:00 Two and a Half Men
7:30 Two and a Half Men
10:30 Scrubs
11:00 Mad TV
12:00 AM Scrubs
12:30 Home Improvement

Sun

6:00 PM Without A Trace
7:00 Without A Trace
12:00 AM Scrubs
12:30 Home Improvement


Still to come:

SUN TV, CTS, Specialty Channels (Part 2), and Digital Channels (Part 3)

Stay tuned!
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