Citytv announces premiere dates for new fall lineup

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Citytv announced today the premiere dates of new and retuirning shows.

NEW PROGRAMMING:

“Celebrity Duets” Premieres* Tuesday, August 29th
(Encore Presentation: Thursday, August 31st)
8:00pm ET/PT on Citytv Toronto and Vancouver (Simulcast with FOX)
9:00pm MT on Citytv Calgary and Edmonton (Simulcast with FOX)
7:00pm CT on Citytv Winnipeg (Simulcast with FOX)
*Regular Timeslot: Thursdays & Fridays
9:00pm ET/PT on Citytv Toronto and Vancouver (Simulcast with FOX)
10:00pm MT on Citytv Calgary and Edmonton (Simulcast with FOX)
8:00pm CT on Citytv Winnipeg (Simulcast with FOX)
This unscripted series from producer Simon Cowell pairs established singers with non-musical celebrities to compete as singing duos for charity. The show will follow the professional singers as they instruct their partners, choose songs and perform duets in front of a panel of judges and a live studio audience. After each episode, viewers will vote for their favorite duets. The winning pair will emerge from the competition in perfect harmony, while the losers will definitely have to change their tune.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Simon Cowell

“Rachael Ray” Premieres Monday, September 18th
5:00pm ET on Citytv Toronto
3:00pm PT on Citytv Vancouver
4:00pm MT on Citytv Calgary and Edmonton
11:00am CT on Citytv Winnipeg
Dynamic television personality and best-selling author Rachael Ray hosts a new daily, one-hour talk show. Dubbed by Newsweek as “the most down-to-earth TV star on the planet,” and by Entertainment Weekly as “the next domestic goddess,” Rachael Ray is already a familiar face to millions of TV viewers as host of the Food Network’s popular series, “30-Minute Meals,” “$40 a Day,” “Inside Dish” and “Tasty Travels.” She’s also the best-selling author of 11 cookbooks and her new, monthly magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, premiered in the fall of 2005.

PRODUCED BY: King World Productions, in association with Harpo Productions, Scripps Networks, Inc. and WATCH Entertainment, Inc.

“Jericho” Premieres Wednesday, September 20th
8:00pm ET on A-Channel Barrie/Toronto, London and Ottawa (Simulcast with CBS)
8:00pm PT on A-Channel Victoria (Simulcast with CBS)
9:00pm MT on Citytv Calgary and Edmonton (Simulcast with CBS)
7:00pm CT on Citytv Winnipeg (Simulcast with CBS)
This drama is a fictional account about what happens when a nuclear mushroom cloud suddenly appears on the horizon, plunging the residents of a small, peaceful Kansas town into chaos, leaving them completely isolated and wondering if they’re the only Americans left alive. Fear of the unknown propels Jericho into social, psychological and physical mayhem when all communication and power is shut down. The town starts to come apart at the seams as terror, anger and confusion bring out the very worst in some residents. But in this time of crisis, as sensible people become paranoid, personal agendas take over and well-kept secrets threaten to be revealed, some people will find an inner strength they never knew they had and the most unlikely heroes will emerge.
CAST: Skeet Ulrich (“Scream”), Gerald McRaney (“Ike: Countdown to D-Day”), Ashley Scott (“Dark Angel”), Pamela Reed (“Proof of Life”), Kenneth Mitchell (“The Recruit”), Lennie James (“Sahara”), Sprague Grayden (“Six Feet Under”), Michael Gaston (“Prison Break”), Erik Knudsen (“Saw II”).
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jon Turteltaub, Stephen Chbosky, Carol Barbee.

“Ugly Betty” Premieres Thursday, September 28th, 2006
8:00pm ET/PT on Citytv Toronto and Vancouver (Simulcast with ABC)
9:00pm MT on Citytv Calgary and Edmonton (Simulcast with ABC)
7:00pm CT on Citytv Winnipeg (Simulcast with ABC)
Available in High Definition on CitytvHD Toronto
In the superficial world of high fashion, image is everything. Styles come and go, and the only constants are the wafer-thin beauties who wear them. How can an ordinary girl – a slightly plump plain-Jane from Queens – possibly fit in? If you took a moment to get to know Betty Suarez, you’d see how sweet, intelligent and hard-working she is. But few people do because, in the world of fashion, Betty is the oversized square peg in the petite round hole. When publishing mogul Bradford Meade hands the reigns of his fashion magazine, Mode, over to his son, Daniel, he specifically hires Betty as his son’s new assistant – mostly because she’s the only woman in NYC Daniel won’t sleep with. Though this “player” is reluctant to accept her at first, Betty’s indomitable spirit and bright ideas will eventually win him over. Neither of them really knows the ins and outs of the fashion world, but the two of them are a formidable team against the label-wearing sharks who will do anything to see them fail.
CAST: America Ferrera (“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”), Eric Mabius (“The L Word”).
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Salma Hayek and Silvio Horta (“Urban Legend”).

“MEN IN TREES” Premieres* Friday, September 22nd
10:00pm ET/PT on Citytv Toronto and Vancouver
8:00pm MT on Citytv Calgary and Edmonton
9:00pm CT on Citytv Winnipeg
Available in High Definition on CitytvHD Toronto
*Regular Timeslot: Fridays (starting Oct. 6)
9:00pm ET/PT on Citytv Toronto and Vancouver
10:00pm MT on Citytv Calgary and Edmonton
8:00pm CT on Citytv Winnipeg
Available in High Definition on CitytvHD Toronto
Relationship coach Marin Frist knows what to look for, what to avoid, and what will make her happy. As the many fans of her two best-selling books could tell you, we’re all in charge of our own happiness. Marin’s personal happiness includes the upcoming wedding to her “perfect man.” But like many people full of advice, Marin fails to apply it to herself. On her way to a speaking engagement in Alaska she learns that her fiancé has cheated on her and the wedding plans are instantly over. Slapped in the face with personal failure, she’s now snowed in and stuck in a small town full of the one thing she really doesn’t need: available men. Marin’s friends and publisher try to lend long-distance support, but the fact remains Marin’s been living with her eyes closed for too long. Now that they’re finally open, she sees the amazingly beautiful world surrounding her, and, for the first time, she’ll have the chance to stop and breathe.
CAST: Anne Heche (Six Days, Seven Nights, “Everwood,” “NIP/TUCK”), Seana Kofoed, James Tupper, John Amos, Sarah Strange, Emily Bergl, Derek Richardson, Suleka Mathews.
PRODUCERS: Jenny Bicks (“Sex and the City” also the series’ creator), Kathy Conrad (Walk the Line), James Mangold (Walk the Line).

“Entourage” Premieres* Monday, October 9th & 12th
10:00pm ET/PT on Citytv Toronto and Vancouver (Oct. 9)
10:00pm MT on Citytv Calgary and Edmonton (Oct.12)
9:00pm CT on Citytv Winnipeg (Oct. 12)
*NOTE: “Entourage” airs Mondays in Toronto/Vancouver and Thursdays in Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg at the above listed start times.
This critically acclaimed and Golden Globe-nominated hit comedy series from HBO takes a look at the day-to-day life of Vincent (Vince) Chase, a hot young actor in modern-day Hollywood and the entourage he’s brought with him from his hometown in Queens, NY: manager Eric, half-brother Johnny “Drama,” and friend Turtle. Executive produced by Mark Wahlberg, the series draws on the experiences of industry insiders to illustrate both the heady excesses of today’s celebrity lifestyle, as well as the difficulty of finding love and success in the fast track of show biz.
CAST: Adrian Grenier (“Drive Me Crazy,” “Hart’s War”), Kevin Connolly (“Antwone Fisher,” “John Q”), Kevin Dillon (“The Doors,” “Platoon”), Jerry Ferrara (“Grounded for Life,” “Leap of Faith”), Jeremy Piven (“Old School,” “The Larry Sanders Show”), Debi Mazar (“Goodfellas,” “The Tuxedo”), Rex Lee.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Doug Ellin, Larry Charles.

“Girls Next Door” Premieres Monday, October 9th & 12th
10:30pm ET/PT on Citytv Toronto and Vancouver (Oct. 9)
10:30pm MT on Citytv Calgary and Edmonton (Oct.12)
9:30pm CT on Citytv Winnipeg (Oct. 12)
*NOTE: “Girls Next Door” airs Mondays in Toronto/Vancouver and Thursdays in Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg at the above listed start times.
Meet Holly, Bridget and Kendra. All blonde, all beautiful, all Hugh Hefner’s live-in girlfriends. In this intriguing reality series, the everyday lives of the three girls behind the ultimate playboy are explored. During the day, they’re like any other normal girls, insecure with their looks, worried about what people think and territorial of their boyfriend, who they say is the most charming and loveable man in the world. But when the day is done, they all go home to the Playboy Mansion, a millionaire boyfriend, glamorous parties and the drama that goes with it all.
CAST: Starring Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt, Kendra Wilkinson and Hugh Hefner.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Kevin Burns and Hugh Hefner (founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine).

RETURNING PROGRAMMING:

“America’s Next Top Model” (Cycle 7) Premieres Wednesday, September 20th
8:00pm ET/PT on Citytv Toronto and Vancouver (Simulcast with CW Network in BC)
8:00pm MT on Citytv Calgary and Edmonton
8:00pm CT on Citytv Winnipeg
Returning with its seventh cycle, the runaway runway hit series features supermodel Tyra Banks. With mentoring by Tyra and exposure to high-profile fashion-industry gurus, young women of various backgrounds, shapes and sizes must endure a highly accelerated modeling boot camp and face weekly tests to determine who will make the cut as they vie for a professional modeling contract.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Ken Mok (“Making The Band”), Tyra Banks and Anthony Dominici (“Amazing Race”).

“America’s Funniest Home Videos (AFV)” Moves to Citytv Friday, September 22nd
8:00pm ET/PT on Citytv Toronto and Vancouver (Simulcast with ABC)
9:00pm MT on Citytv Calgary and Edmonton (Simulcast with ABC)
7:00pm CT on Citytv Winnipeg (Simulcast with ABC)
NEW Season Premieres* Sunday, October 1st
7:00pm ET/PT on Citytv Toronto and Vancouver (Simulcast with ABC)
8:00pm MT on Citytv Calgary and Edmonton (Simulcast with ABC)
6:00pm CT on Citytv Winnipeg (Simulcast with ABC)
*AFV Regular Timeslots: Fridays and Sundays
Fridays:
8:00pm ET/PT on Citytv Toronto and Vancouver (Simulcast with ABC)
9:00pm MT on Citytv Calgary and Edmonton (Simulcast with ABC)
7:00pm CT on Citytv Winnipeg (Simulcast with ABC)
Sundays:
7:00pm ET/PT on Citytv Toronto and Vancouver (Simulcast with ABC)
8:00pm MT on Citytv Calgary and Edmonton (Simulcast with ABC)
6:00pm CT on Citytv Winnipeg (Simulcast with ABC)
Host Tom Bergeron “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (AFV) continues to introduce the comic clips that capture the unexpectedly funny things that happen when adults, children, animals and sometimes even inanimate objects are at their spontaneous best. The videos, submitted by viewers, offer big laughs and compete to win big money. In addition to the weekly contests, special $100,000 grand prizes will be awarded during the season to video buffs whose wildly funny or unusual video clips are judged favorites by studio audiences. From practical jokes to home improvement plans gone awry, from animal mishaps to just flat out strange behavior, AFV pulls out all the stops to present a hilarious look at everyday people caught on tape in their most embarrassing moments.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Vin Di Bona, Todd Thicke and Terry Moore.
“America’s Funniest Home Videos”, is from Vin Di Bona Productions in association with ABC Television Network.

“Smallville” Premieres Thursday, September 28th and Sunday, October 1st
8:00pm ET/PT on A-Channel Barrie/Toronto, London, Ottawa and Victoria (Simulcast w/CW) (Sept. 28)
9:00pm MT on ACCESS (Sept. 28)
5:00pm CT on Citytv Winnipeg (Oct. 1)
Returning for its sixth season, this new interpretation of the enduring Superman mythology and its classic characters blends realism and adventure into an exciting action series. Smallville chronicles Clarke Kent’s journey toward becoming the ‘Man of Steel’ and his relationships with girl-next door Lana Lang, future love Lois Lane and soon-to-be arch nemesis Lex Luthor.
CAST: Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum and Erica Durance.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (“Spider-Man 2”) in association with Warner Bros.

“Everybody Hates Chris” (Season 2) Premieres Sunday, October 1st
6:30pm ET/PT on Citytv Toronto and Vancouver
7:30pm MT on Citytv Calgary and Edmonton
7:00pm CT on Citytv Winnipeg
Available in High Definition on CitytvHD Toronto
Now in its second season, this hit comedy was inspired by the childhood experiences of comedian Chris Rock. Rock also serves as narrator of this hilarious touching story of a teenager growing up as the eldest of three children in Brooklyn, New York during the early 1980s. This responsible, resilient adolescent brings a distinct, funny spin to his everyday trials and traumas in this Golden Globe and People’s Choice-nominated comedy.
CAST: Tichina Arnold (“One on One”), Terry Crews (“The Longest Yard”), Tyler James Williams (“Law & Order”), Tequan Richmond (“Ray”) and Vincent Martella (“Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo”).
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Michael Rotenberg and Dave Becky in association with CBS Paramount Network Television.

“Supernatural” (Season 2) Premieres* Thursday, September 28th and Monday, October 2nd
10:00pm ET/PT on Citytv Toronto and Vancouver (Sept. 28)
9:00pm CT on Citytv Winnipeg (Sept. 28)
10:00pm MT on ACCESS (Oct. 2)
*Regular Timeslot: Thursdays and Fridays (starting Oct. 5)
9:00pm ET/PT on Citytv Toronto and Vancouver (Simulcast with CW Network in Vancouver) (Oct. 5)
8:00pm CT on Citytv Winnipeg (Oct. 5)
10:00pm MT on ACCESS (Oct. 9)
Returning for its second season, this haunting series follows Sam and Dean Winchester, two brothers bound by tragedy and blood to their dangerous, other-worldly mission. Together Sam and Dean journey into the dark world of the unexplained to find and destroy the demon that killed their mother.
CAST: Jared Padalecki (“Gilmore Girls) and Jensen Ackles (“Dawson’s Creek”).
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: McG (“The O.C.”), Erick Kripke, Robert Singer and John Shiban (“The X-Files”).

“The Bachelor: Rome” Premieres Monday, October 2nd (2-hour Premiere)
9:00pm ET/PT on Citytv Toronto and Vancouver (Simulcast with ABC)
10:00pm MT on Citytv Calgary and Edmonton (Simulcast with ABC)
8:00pm CT on Citytv Winnipeg (Simulcast with ABC)
Prince Lorenzo Borghese, a handsome 34-year-old cosmetics entrepreneur, has been selected to star in the ninth edition of The Bachelor, when the popular romance reality series returns to Citytv this fall. Once more the series will be set outside the United States in one of the most glamorous, romantic capitals of the world – Rome!
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Mike Fleiss and Lisa Levenson.