TORONTO (September 3, 2014) – She’s back! Coming off its highest-rated season to date, the #1 Canadian daytime lifestyle series THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW returns Weekdays at 10 a.m. ET, kicking-off its fifth season Monday, Sept. 8 on CTV and CTV GO. Canada’s reigning queen of daytime returns with an all-new season and new lifestyle superstars joining her already impressive team of experts, including entrepreneur and personal finance mentor Kevin O’Leary (SHARK TANK), famed interior decorator Debbie Travis, celebrity chefs Michael Bonacini (MASTERCHEF CANADA), Lynn Crawford, and Anna Olson, and interior makeover maven Cheryl Torrenueva. To view a complete list of MARILYN’s lifestyle team, click here.
Opening highlights for Season 5 include “MARILYN’s 100 Day Challenge” (Sept. 9) aimed at helping viewers live their best life – from eating well and losing weight, to achieving personal financial goals; MASTERCHEF Season 3 winner Christine Ha (Sept. 11) cooks up a plan on how to throw a dinner party on a budget, while interior designer Jane Lockhart saves one lucky viewer thousands of dollars with a $0 room makeover; real-estate expert Scott McGillivray (Sept. 15) shares innovative ways to boost property investments; famed psychic medium John Edward (Sept. 16) discusses the power of the mind, before conducting live psychic readings on in-studio audience members; Marilyn launches the program’s 4th Annual Breast Cancer Survivor Makeover (Sept. 19) episode during “Think Pink Week” in support of Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s CIBC Run for the Cure; design expert Amanda Forrest takes viewers inside her home transformation for Toronto Maple Leaf goaltender Jonathan Bernier (Sept. 25); and more.
Marilyn also helps kick off Fall Premiere Week (Sept. 22-26) on CTV, featuring daily one-on-one interviews with the stars of CTV’s highly anticipated new and returning series including GOTHAM’s Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, and Robin Lord Taylor (Sept. 22); PERSON OF INTEREST’s Michael Emerson (Sept. 23); THE GOLDBERGS’ Wendi McLendon-Covey (Sept. 24); and Aja Naomi and Jack Falahee (Sept. 25) from Shonda Rhimes’ new legal thriller HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER.
Additional lifestyle and celebrity guests appearing this season include designer Tommy Smythe (Sept. 18), TV contractor Bryan Baeumler (Sept. 22), CRIMINAL MINDS star Kirsten Vangsness (Oct. 1), Tony® and Emmy® award-winning actress/comedian Andrea Martin (Oct. 21), Golden Globe®–nominated actress and New York Times best-selling author Marilu Henner (Oct. 22), and more.
Since its debut in January 2011, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW has been the #1 Canadian daytime lifestyle series for four straight years. With a strong loyal following tuning in each week, MARILYN continues to attract new viewers, with last season averaging a weekly reach of 2 million viewers.
THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW airs live Weekdays at 10 a.m. ET on CTV, CTV.ca, and CTV GO; then again at 11 a.m. ET on CTV Two, and on demand at Marilyn.ca.