Highlights for the 2003-2004 season.
Craig channels will be bringing a whole new slate of ‘Prime Ticket Movies’ to viewers from the biggest Hollywood studios, including 20th Century Fox, Universal Studios, Columbia Pictures, MGM, United Artists, Morgan Creek and Warner Brothers. Watch for titles like The Full Monty, Independence Day with Will Smith, Doctor Dolittle with Eddie Murphy, Broken Arrow with John Travolta, Courage Under Fire with Denzel Washington, One Fine Day with George Clooney, Picture Perfect with Jennifer Aniston, That Thing You Do! with Tom Hanks, Chain Reaction with Morgan Freeman, The Chamber with Gene Hackman, Waterworld with Kevin Costner and True Lies and Last Action Hero with Arnold Schwarzenegger, to name a few.
The following is a description of new and returning programming that will air this fall on A-Channel:
A-Channel News @ Six
A-Channel News @ Six offers viewers a look at what is happening in their neighborhood, around
the province and around the world with a focus on how it is affecting their lives locally. This half hour newscast is all about the viewer. From News, Weather to Sports, A-Channel News @ Six covers more of what is happening around
the community and delivers the news with experience and integrity.
A-Channel News @ Night
A-Channel News @ Night is committed to Manitoba. Joel Gotlib and Lisa Saunders anchor this newscast which continues to offer full team coverage after 6pm. When decisions are made and when news is breaking, A-Channel News has more cameras and reporters on the scene. This pool of resources gives viewers a full hour of
news, weather, sports and entertainment with a focus on Manitoba. As A-Channel News @ Night continues to grow in viewership, continues to lead the market in late night news and deliver what matters to Manitobans, A-Channel continues to stay committed to the community.
2-Hours Saturday and Sunday
brings one of the best-know series back to conventional television. These all-new episodes utilize an entertainment magazine-style format that focuses on the vast South Asian and West Indian communities across Toronto and the rest of Canada. It will feature celebrity interviews and entertainment features and showcase these diverse communities with a weekly round-up of community events, public service announcements, documentaries, multicultural English live theatre
performances, multicultural movie previews and cricket highlights.
Body & Soul
The battle between "real" and
holistic medicine was dramatized on a weekly, 60-minute basis in this PAX
Network series. Peter Strauss heads the cast as Dr. Isaac Braun, eminent head
surgeon at a prestigious Ohio hospital. Braun’s rigid, rules-are-rules approach
to medicine is spectacularly challenged by a new member of the staff: Dr. Rachel
Griffin (Larissa Laskin), who in addition to being a stalwart advocate of
"alternative" healing processes was once Braun’s most brilliant protégée.
variety like you have never seen it before! The hippest, breaking Canadian
recording artists, (including Universal recording artist Sam Roberts), appear
live before huge, frenetic audiences. Lucky fans are selected from the ticket
line, given mini digital video cameras and shown to the front of the stage.
It’s an unrestricted, all-access pass that gets the TV audience on stage, in the
dressing room and to the wrap party. Meet the stars, the fans, the crews, the
groupies. Meet the bouncer on Break Out!
Celebrity Justice has become the national show of record for cases involving the rich and famous. Since its debut last September, C.J. has taken the lead and broken more big celebrity stories than any new television series in America. C.J.’s reporters are now regulars on network and cable news, including The Today
Show, CNN, MSNBC and FOX. The series now has access to celebrities who want their stories told by people who know how to tell them.
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Marilyn Denis, host of Cityline is always searching to bring you more of life’s good things, better home décor, exciting fashions, star makeovers and fun celebrates. Cityline means a lot of fun, great friends and tips you can really use. If you’re looking for the best in life then you find it on Cityline.
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and down-to-earth television series is hosted by interior designer Kimberley
Seldon, who breathes life into the world of design. Design For Living
takes viewers on a whirlwind world tour, showcasing opulent, innovative or
simply delightful homes. Whether she’s visiting a grand chateau or marveling at
funky flea market finds, Kimberley makes interior design and decorating less
baffling or intimidating and lots of fun! She shows her audience how to capture
the magic of design, while informing with a light touch and a whimsical sense of
Colorado is a charming and picturesque little town tucked in among the majestic
snowy peaks of the Rocky Mountains. It seems nothing ever changes in Everwood…
until the day the Brown family arrives, searching for a place to heal their
wounds and find out for themselves if small-town values can survive in a rapidly
changing world. In this compelling new WB drama, the Browns’ arrival will
eventually change the lives of every citizen in Everwood.
Just when you thought you couldn’t magnify the stress of organizing a wedding… Exchanging Vows comes along. It’s a reality series that takes the ups and downs ofplanning a wedding and turns it on its head. Two different couples compete to plan and pull off as close to the
ideal wedding as possible and all they’re going on is a simple personality profile and nothing more.
From the invitations to the wedding dresses, the couples will plan each stage of their competitors’
wedding — talk about the ultimate relationship test!
Now in its tenth season, Extra is one of the highest-rated nationally syndicated entertainment newsmagazines on television. It has become a standout franchise during its previous nine seasons, and its success continues to grow. The daily series, and weekend specials, offers a mix of breaking and enterprising news about films, television, music, fashion and trends. Extra has the unique ability to seamlessly shift its coverage from Hollywood happenings to “front
page” events. Viewers know they can count on Extra to cover the stories they care about.
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After 16 years in syndication, Fashion Television is still the world’s leading style program. FashionTelevision is a global search for the visually stimulating and innovative creations of today’s newsmakers in fashion, art, architecture and photography.
Grub Street Productions in association with Paramount Network Television
Frasier starring Kelsey Grammer in his Emmy Award role of Dr. Frasier Crane,
made history by becoming the first series to achieve 5 consecutive Emmy wins for
Outstanding Comedy Series. Frasier is an upscale comedy that provides a dose of the neuroses and tribulations suffered by an insecure and pompous psychiatrist, Dr. Frasier Crane, host of a Seattle radio advice show.
Frasier has earned a total of 21 Emmys.
Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox Arquette, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and
David Schwimmer star in the hit comedy about 6 close knit friends living in New
York City. The series focuses on the friendship of 3 men and 3 women who
frequently gather at each other’s apartments and share sofa space at “Central
Perk” coffeehouse. Friends has received 44 Emmy Award Nominations,
including 5 Outstanding Comedy Series since its debut season in 1994-95.
Health on the Line
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Each day, Health on the Line
focuses on a different health-related issue, profiling individuals who have been
affected by their condition and the medical professionals who are involved in
their diagnosis and treatment. Topics covered on the program range from
diabetes and endometriosis to mental illness and sleeping disorders.
From Lone Eagle Productions in
association with Nomadic Productions
1-Hour Reality Series
From the producers of the incredibly
successful Pop Stars, Hooked Up is an all-new reality series that takes
ten beautiful women and ten beautiful men from all walks of life and sends them
on a journey of discovery as they search the pack for their perfect mate. Set
in the picturesque Rocky Mountains, this group of twenty will be put through
multiple dating situations and gut-wrenching decisions. In the end, will the
perfect match prevail?
Award Winning Minds Eye Pictures and airs on the PAX Network in the United
DeMonaco (Lisa Lackey) is a single mother who spent five years in prison for a
crime she didn’t commit. Oblivious to the fact that her no-good husband was
running a medical insurance scam, she becomes the scapegoat and is sent to
prison while her husband walks away with $5 million … and their daughter.
Instead of wasting away in self-pity, Alex earns a law degree and lands a
job as an assistant to a highly respected civil lawyer, Hamilton Whitney
(Richard Thomas). While practicing law, she uses her new skills to champion
underdog cases, clear her name and search for her missing daughter, Mia.
six Emmy Awards and 5 Golden Globes, Just Shoot Me is the critically
acclaimed ensemble comedy from multiple award winning writer/producer Steven
Levitan. Set in the New York editorial offices of the fictional fashion magazine
Blush, Just Shoot Me follows the lives of Blush’s colorful staff.
Living Yoga with Padma
½-Hour Saturday and Sunday
Padma brings a lifetime of physical,
intellectual and spiritual experience to this exciting new series that guides
viewers on a personal path of Yoga practice. Whether learning about the body or
the mind, or simply sitting and being at one with spirit, Living Yoga with
Padma viewers are gently guided to a discovery of inner strength,
confidence, clarity and peace.
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meets open concept on Lofty Ideas, a design series dedicated to the grand
loft design and lifestyle, capturing the true essence of urban renewal
and city life. Join host and interior designer, Katherine Stone, as she travels
across North America touring impressive lofts in search of innovative design
ideas. Subtle elegance, rustic simplicity, or eclectic grandeur- all provide
great design inspiration for open concept living.
Lord Have Mercy
Produced by locally based Leda
Lord Have Mercy is a groundbreaking
series, the first truly multicultural sitcom produced in Canada. Set firmly in
the tradition of British sitcom classics, Lord Have Mercy is a
refreshingly new and funny take on church life and the familiar universal
threads of everyday multicultural life. You’ll never look at church in quite
the same way again!
looks inside and behind the media process: the written word and broadcast image,
the single still picture, the 500 channel universe, the technology, the tricks,
the techniques. It’s the art of propaganda; the selling of ideas.
Monday Night Football
ABC Monday 9:00PM ET
One of the longest running series on
network television, and the most successful sports series in television history,
Monday Night Football enters its 34th season! It is the only US
Network television series to have been in the Top 10 for each of the past 10
seasons! The hosts of Monday Night Football include Al Michaels, one of
television’s most respected journalists, who has covered more major sports
events than any sportscaster since joining ABC Sports in 1976. Michaels was
inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of
Fame. Also on the broadcast team is John Madden, who joined ABC Sports after spending 21 years as a NFL game analyst for Fox and CBS
where he garnered 13 Emmy Awards for outstanding sports personality/analyst. A
former NFL couch, Madden has the best winning percentage (.750) of any head
coach in NFL history.
Television takes a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of movie magic and
explores the latest in movie news, sneak previews, celebrity interviews and box
A music video
series that brings the top videos and musicians from around the world to Canada.
Select is a daily one hour show that features live VJ’s in
Vancouver, Toronto and all points
in-between. From video-gaming to fashion, music to careers, Select
showcases Canadian youth culture, concerns, and opinions.
A new, one-hour
Canadian drama about a young woman who uses her psychic powers and visions to
help an FBI agent solve missing person cases. 1-800 Missing stars Gloria
Reuben (ER, The Agency) and Katerina Scorson (PSI Factor).
Prime Ticket Movie
Prime Ticket Movie brings more than
$10 billion of hit movies to its viewers from the biggest studios in the world,
including 20th Century Fox, Universal Studios, Columbia Pictures,
MGM, UA, Warner Brothers, etc. Watch for titles like The Full Monty,
Independence Day with Will Smith, Doctor Dolittle with Eddie Murphy,
Broken Arrow with John Travolta, Courage Under Fire with Denzel Washington,
One Fine Day with George Clooney, Picture Perfect with Jennifer
Aniston, That Thing You Do! with Tom Hanks, Chain Reaction with
Morgan Freeman, The Chamber with Gene Hackman, Waterworld with
Kevin Costner, True Lies and Last Action Hero with Arnold
Schwarzenegger, Legends of the Fall and A River Runs Through It
with Brad Pitt, Four Weddings and a Funeral with Hugh Grant, Mrs.
Doudtfire and The Birdcage with Robin Williams, In the Line of
Fire with Clint Eastwood, Cliffhanger with Sylvester Stallone,
Philadelphia with Tom Hanks, A League of their Own with Madonna,
Home Alone 1 with Macauley Culkin and Silence of the Lambs with
Now in its
seventh season, 7th Heaven, a critically acclaimed family drama about a
minister and his wife sharing love, laughter and life with their seven children.
The WB’s highest-rated series for the past four seasons, 7th Heaven has
captured the hearts of television audiences with its witty, charming and
heartwarming storytelling and has been praised for providing high-quality
entertainment for all ages.
Star Trek: Enterprise
In the 22nd century, the early days of deep space exploration, Star Trek: Enterprise follows the pioneering spirit of the crew of the Enterprise years before the glory days of interstellar travel and before the formation of the United Federation of Planets.
Startv talks to
and about the world's famous faces, and especially Canada's own. Meet those in
the spotlight...and those reaching for it. Get to know who's hot and why - their
motivation, their inspiration, their perspiration. Find out what's new with the
stars. Follow them to parties and premieres and hear the latest gossip. See them
at work and at play - and in close-up profile. Learn about their passions,
tastes and style.
Tai Chi with Grandmaster Liang
½-Hour Saturday and Sunday
This all-new television series is
shot on location in Vancouver, B.C., and features Grandmaster Liang and his
daughter, Helen, who teach the gentle turning and stretching movements of Tai
Chi. The series will show various adaptations to allow viewers to match their
level of ability. Interspersed throughout the show is information that provides
some history of how Tai Chi originally came to be practiced, how the variety of
styles came to be and how Tai Chi can benefit personal and spiritual development
and better overall health.
This season’s The Bachelor sees the return of the charming Bob Guiney, the former Bachelorette contestant known for hischarming personality and wry wit. Guiney, an accomplished musician and songwriter co-owns a mortgage brokerage firm and is a graduate of the University of Michigan. In this season’s The Bachelorette, one lucky woman gets to choose from a group of twenty-five possible men – but will she find her match?
morning with Manitoba’s only Live Local Morning Show, The Big Breakfast. It’s
tough to find someone in Manitoba who hasn’t been on the show! Host Jon
Ljungberg, brings viewers interesting and exciting guests each morning from
cooking, to kick boxing, to local authors and great live music, if it’s
happening in Manitoba you will see it on The Big Breakfast!
Award-winning comedian and actress Ellen DeGeneres makes her foray into the
syndicated daytime talk arena with an exciting new television franchise that
will showcase her intelligence, comedic skills and accessible point of view.
This new talk/variety series will feature interviews with top celebrities – from
feature film and television stars to newsmakers and pop culture icons. The
Ellen DeGeneres Show not only highlights Ellen’s stand-up comedy abilities,
but also her “Everywoman” approach to life’s amusing everyday situations.
success of The People’s Court, which is celebrating more than two decades
on the air, can be summed up in three words: Judge Marilyn Milian. She’s
fresh. She’s different. Not since Judge Wapner, who hosted the series from
1981 to 1993, has The People’s Court had a judge this strong. Judge
Milian has a fresh new attitude (“I wouldn’t believe you if your tongue came
notarized.”) that appeals to a whole new generation of viewers. Judge Milian
clearly does make a difference.
The Sharing Circle
The Sharing Circle
is a celebration of life that embraces people from all races and cultures. The
traditional concepts of respect and sharing that form the foundation of the
Aboriginal way of life, are built around the seven natural laws or sacred
teachings. These teachings also form the basis for The Sharing Circle.
They honour the basic virtues intrinsic to a full and healthy life. Each law is
embodied by an animal to underscore connection between man and the animal world,
and to instill a respect for all life in those who follow the traditional
one of the most talked about television personalities in recent years, will host
this hour-long talk show featuring a unique mix of compelling and relatable
stories with real people, as well as one-on-one interviews with celebrity guests
and top newsmakers. As a refreshing alternative in daytime television, Sharon
Osbourne, in her inimitable style, will interact with her guests and studio
audience on relevant issues, from relationships to self-esteem and self
improvement to hot new trends in music, fashion and entertainment.
acclaimed and controversial: the Simpsons have taken a place in television
history with there stringing satirical view of the average American family. The
animated comedy follows the hilarious everyday exploits of Hommer, Marge, and
their three children; Bart, Lisa and Maggie. The Simpsons has won numerous
awards and accolades being television’s longest running animated series, and
they don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.
The Wayne Brady Show
Winner of two 2003 Daytime Emmys
(Outstanding Daytime Host and Best Talk Show), Wayne Brady has found the perfect
venue for his versatile talents with The Wayne Brady Show, the new daily
entertainment talk/variety series. Possessing an uncanny ability to act, sing,
dance, and make audiences laugh with equal aplomb, Brady does it all. For the
man who earned an Emmy nomination for his work on ABC's "Whose Line Is It
Anyway?," this new series is the logical next step in a career which has
been years in the making.
Rock from the Sun
Turner and Terry Turner in association with Carsey Werner Productions.
Earning 31 Emmy
nominations, 3rd Rock is an inspired half-hour comedy series
farcically dealing with human condition. This gentle hearted series stars John
Lithgow as the high commander of an investigative team sent to Earth on a
mission to learn everything about humans and their so called advanced
This Small Space
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This Small Space
is a design series that shows elegant and practical solutions to the challenges
of living in a small space. The program inspires and empowers people to make
smart decisions and overcome the decorating and space management challenges,
providing practical solutions elegantly executed. This Small Space
balances the fantasy of high end décor, and the practicality of the affordable
to offer a variety of useful ideas and inspiration.
To Serve and Protect
This compelling series
spotlights the efforts of national and local members of law enforcement in major
cities in Canada as well as Hong Kong, Las Vegas and Memphis. Each episode
offers viewers a brutally realistic portrayal of both fighting crime and keeping
the peace. Viewers are taken on a journey with local police as they are
dispatched to crime scenes, conduct investigations, collect evidence and
interrogate suspects. Episodes contain actual police investigation footage such
as: tracking and arresting gangs of violent thieves, ballistics testing in
murder investigations, dive team members recovering bodies, high speed chases
with fleeing suspects, behind the scenes in Las Vegas and the breaking up
violent domestic disputes.