Press Release: Season 3 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA Headlines CTV’s Summer 2015 Schedule, Beginning July 8

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CTV (logo via CTV.ca)

TORONTO (May 25, 2015) – CTV’s summer programing was finalized today with announcement of the return of the most-watched television program in Canada last summer, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, headlining the network’s Summer 2015 schedule with its third season premiere Wednesday, July 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO.  Canada’s most-watched Canadian series is joined by previously announced blockbuster summer event series ZOO, airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, beginning June 30.

An all-new season of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and ZOO join a summer lineup featuring new and returning fan-favourite hits including: Betty White and the gang in Part 1 of the farewell season of HOT IN CLEVELAND (May 26), as well as another celebrity filled season of HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT (July 7).

CTV remains the destination for live events and award shows this summer, with the previously announced FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™ matches beginning June 6.

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Press Release: Bloody Good News! Space Orders Third Season of its Original Smash-Hit Series, BITTEN

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Space (logo via Wikimedia)

ANAHEIM (May 22, 2015) – As announced earlier today by BITTEN star Laura Vandervoort on a special, on-location edition of THE SOCIAL from Disneyland, Space confirms that it has ordered a third season of its most-watched original series ever, BITTEN. Based on the best-selling series of novels by Kelley Armstrong and produced by No Equal Entertainment, Entertainment One Television (eOne), and Hoodwink Entertainment, Season 3 sees the return of genre icon Laura Vandervoort (SMALLVILLE, Ted) as Elena Michaels; Greyston Holt (ALCATRAZ, DURHAM COUNTY) as Clayton Danvers; Greg Bryk (A History Of Violence, ROOKIE BLUE) as Jeremy Danvers; Steve Lund (BEING ERICA, HAVEN) as Nick Sorrentino, and Genelle Williams (WAREHOUSE 13) as Rachel Sutton. Viewers who have yet to join The Pack can stream BITTEN Season 1 on CraveTV right now. Season 2 of BITTEN will air on CTV Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET, beginning July 4.

BITTEN is a great success story for Space,” said Tracey Pearce, Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. “It’s been extremely gratifying to witness the series build such a passionate and dedicated international fan base. Congrats to the cast, crew, and our partners No Equal Entertainment, Entertainment One, and Hoodwink Entertainment. We look forward to yet another great season of this killer series.”

“We are extremely excited to be headed back into production for a third season and are so proud of our success on Space,” said J.B Sugar, Executive Producer, No Equal Entertainment. “We couldn’t do it without the continuing support from Bell Media and our incredible fans in Canada and around the world.”

“This is a tremendous achievement which wouldn’t be possible without our talented cast and crew and Space’s unwavering support of the series,” said John Morayniss, Chief Executive Officer, Entertainment One Television. “Alongside No Equal Entertainment and Hoodwink Entertainment, we are thrilled to continue this incredible journey and looking forward to sinking our teeth into what’s sure to be another nail-biting season.”

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Press Release: More Buzz, Better Hits: Bell Media Lands Hollywood’s Next Big Series for CTV Networks’ 2015/16 Primetime Lineup

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CTV (logo via CTV.ca)

TORONTO (May 22, 2015) – After an unprecedented season in which it delivered five new series among the Top 10 most-watched TV programs in Canada, CTV announced today it has landed two of the most sought-after new dramas from this year’s Los Angeles Screenings for CTV this fall: conspiracy drama QUANTICO and hit-maker Greg Berlanti’s action-packed mystery thriller BLINDSPOT. Rounding out a total of four new dramas for CTV this fall are the intriguing, heart-stopping hospital drama CODE BLACK and strike-it-rich explosive family drama OIL. The three new dramas joining the CTV schedule in mid-season are no less impressive, headlined by THE CATCH, the latest, fierce, female-led drama from the reigning queen of primetime Shonda Rhimes, along with the devilish DC Comics-inspired police procedural LUCIFER, and the superpowered ARROW/THE FLASH spin-off DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW.

Acquired for CTV Two this fall is BEST TIME EVER WITH NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, a weekly live television event based on the smash-hit British series ANT AND DEC’S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY. In addition, the network adds to its lineup the third season of thrilling mystery-adventure drama SLEEPY HOLLOW.

The new series, along with CTV and CTV Two’s 2015/16 primetime schedules, will be presented at the #CTVUpfront on Thursday, June 4 in Toronto. CTV ended the 2014-15 season as Canada’s most-watched television network among total viewers and A25-54 for the 14th year in a row. Continue reading Press Release: More Buzz, Better Hits: Bell Media Lands Hollywood’s Next Big Series for CTV Networks’ 2015/16 Primetime Lineup

Press Release: Sportsnet and City Kick Into High Gear for Coverage of the Indianapolis 500, May 24

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TORONTO (May 21, 2015) Fans, start your remotes! This Sunday, Sportsnet and City will be front and centre at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the greatest spectacle in racing – the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Sportsnet’s broadcast coverage kicks off at 10:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. PT on Sportsnet ONE and City with the Indy 500 Preview Show, including features on last year’s winner Ryan Hunter-Reay, Helio Castroneves’ quest for a fourth Indy 500 victory, driver interviews, profiles and more.

Live race coverage begins at Noon ET/9 a.m. PT on Sportsnet ONE and City.

Sportsnet’s broadcast team will be trackside at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday to provide pre-race, in-race and post-race coverage of the Indianapolis 500. Host Brad Fay will be joined by long-time analyst and Canadian Motorsport Hall of Famer Bill Adam and pit reporter Todd Lewis.

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Press Release: TSN Serves Up 300+ Hours of Exclusive Live Coverage of the 2015 FRENCH OPEN, Beginning May 24

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TORONTO (May 21, 2015) – TSN’s exclusive Canadian coverage of all four Grand Slam tennis tournaments continues this weekend with the 2015 FRENCH OPEN. Live coverage from the famous red clay of Roland Garros begins this Sunday, May 24 at 5 a.m. ET on TSN2 and TSN5 with more than 10 consecutive hours of Early Round Coverage. In total, TSN’s five national feeds deliver more than 300 hours of live coverage from the first round through to the finals (see broadcast schedule below).

TSN’s exclusive live coverage of the FRENCH OPEN is available for live streaming and on-demand viewing to TSN subscribers through TSN GO.

French-language coverage of the FRENCH OPEN is available on RDS and RDS2. Continue reading Press Release: TSN Serves Up 300+ Hours of Exclusive Live Coverage of the 2015 FRENCH OPEN, Beginning May 24

Press Release: The Movie Network Takes Audiences to the REELSIDE. New Six-Part Original Documentary Series Exploring Canadian Filmmakers and Mentors Premieres June 4

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The Movie Network (logo via Wikimedia)

TORONTO (May 21, 2015) – The Movie Network goes behind the scenes of the creative process with REELSIDE, a new six-part, half-hour original documentary series that celebrates the stories of prominent Canadians both in front of and behind the camera. Debuting Thursday, June 4 at 9 p.m. ET on The Movie Network, each episode follows filmmakers on a unique journey, such as Sarah Gadon who partners with Caitlin Cronenberg on a photography project, Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen who share experiences about being Canadian boys in Hollywood, and Matthew Hannam who sets off with mentors Don McKellar and Bruce McDonald on a classically Canadian road trip.

Following the premiere episode of REELSIDE, featuring Sarah Gadon and Caitlin Cronenberg, is a special presentation of the Canadian feature film, Enemy, starring Gadon and Jake Gyllenhaal.

“From exploring road movies in an RV in Northern Ontario to the streets of Toronto with horror icon George A. Romero, REELSIDE captures honest, behind-the-scenes moments with some of this country’s biggest names in entertainment,” said Tracey Pearce, Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. “Visually and creatively, this is Canadiana at its finest and a must-see for fans of great storytelling.”

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Press Release: All-New Sci-Fi Series DARK MATTER Exerts Its Gravitational Pull, June 12 on Space

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TORONTO (May 20, 2015) – Space takes its rightful place in the far reaches of the galaxy with the premiere of Canadian series, DARK MATTER,  Friday, June 12 at 10 p.m. ET.  Produced by Prodigy Pictures and created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, the one-hour series shot in Toronto follows the crew of a derelict spaceship who awaken from stasis, with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, betrayal, and hidden secrets. DARK MATTER is created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, the team behind the Dark Matter graphic novel and the fan-favourite STARGATE franchise.

DARK MATTER’s crew are One (Marc Bendavid, BITTEN), the charming, moral centre of the crew; Two (Melissa O’Neil, Broadway’s Les Misérables), the tough and determined leader of the group; Three (Anthony Lemke, 19-2), the mercenary who looks out for only himself; the calmly ruthless and stoic Four (Alex Mallari Jr., Robocop); Five (Jodelle Ferland, The Cabin in the Woods), the team’s youngest member with a skill for mechanics and a mysterious ability; the low-key Six (Roger Cross, MOTIVE), a man of integrity; and The Android (Zoie Palmer, LOST GIRL), an outsider among the ship’s human passengers yet an indispensable member who possesses control over the ship’s systems.

In the premiere episode of DARK MATTER (Friday, June 12 at 10 p.m. ET), the crew searches for answers leading them to a rebellious, off-world mining colony and a shocking revelation. Episode 2 of DARK MATTER (Friday, June 19 at 10 p.m. ET) follows the debut of Space original action adventure series, KILLJOYS, at 9 p.m. ET.

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