Highlights for the 2003-2004 season.
CourtTV Canada is unmatched in its groundbreaking legal coverage and analysis, as well as its dedication to crime- and justice-oriented programming seven days a week. CourtTV Canada airs the best of U.S. court trial coverage by day and riveting dramas, movies, documentaries and series in the evening. Delve into police and security, rescue and emergency medicine, forensic investigation and the quest for a fair and just society.
Trial coverage, the cornerstone of CourtTV Canada’s daytime programming, focuses on North America’s most newsworthy and controversial legal proceedings and delivers powerful, real-life drama.
In the past, gripping CourtTV Canada trial coverage has included the Danielle van Dam child abduction and murder trial, the case of a rabbi who hired a hitman to kill his wife, a street racing murder case, a transsexual custody battle and the novelist murder trial. Famous cases have included the Winona Ryder shoplifting trial, the Kennedy cousin murder trial, the Robert Blake murder case and the Kobe Bryant sexual assault case.
Weekdays 9:00am – 6:00pm ET / 7:00am – 4:00pm MT
Dylan McDermott stars as the senior defense attorney of a Boston law firm who, with his junior partners, struggles with the ethical dilemmas, victories and setbacks that are part of the quest for justice. A smart and enthralling series filled with memorable characters.
Weekdays 8:00pm ET / 6:00pm MT
Ever wondered how police solve even the toughest crimes? Every criminal leaves clues behind. The Forensic Files takes you deep into the world of forensic science, following coroners, medical examiners, physicians, law enforcement personnel, and legal experts as they use these telling traces to catch perpetrators and bring them to justice.
Wednesdays 7:00pm & 7:30pm ET / 5:00pm & 5:30pm ET
The System presents compelling true stories of crime, criminals and law enforcement that illuminate the nature of justice in all its complexity. This series sheds light on the questions of how justice is achieved and why it sometimes fails.
Tuesdays & Fridays 7:00pm ET / 5:00pm MT
Movies On CourtTV Canada
CourtTV Canada’s extensive movie schedule includes dramatizations of famous and infamous criminal figures drawn from the headlines, as well as top-notch fictional suspense and action films featuring the biggest names in entertainment.
Turn to CourtTV Canada for riveting films including: Gotti, Citizen Cohn, Crime of the Century, and Witness Protection.
Saturdays 9:00pm ET / 7:00pm MT
Witness the exploits of America’s most notorious criminals. From the playpen to the penitentiary, Mugshots profiles some of the biggest and baddest, from Al Capone to John Gotti, Richard Skakel to P. Diddy – it’s like Biography for bad guys .
Mondays 7:00pm ET / 5:00pm MT
Ally Walker stars as Samantha Waters, an FBI profiler on the trail of the serial killer who murdered her husband. As part of the Violent Crimes Task Force, Waters uses her uncanny knowledge of the criminal mind to thwart murders and track the elusive Jack-of-all-Trades. This beguilingly dark series has become a cult favourite.
Weekdays 10:00pm ET / 8:00pm MT
The Fear Fighters
Whether it’s battling nature’s fury or confronting man-made disasters, from car accidents to volcanoes, The Fear Fighters takes the viewer inside real-life situations where the awesome power of technology and expert strategies make the difference between life and death.
Sundays, September 7th – November 30th 7:00pm ET / 5:00pm MT
Using real case studies, archived footage, and interviews with the actual investigators, Forensic Evidence introduces the most advanced and controversial applications of forensic science and explores the intricate process of analyzing evidence that is used to prosecute the accused…or to exonerate the innocent.
Saturdays, September 6th – October 18th 12:00pm ET / 10:00am MT
Join CourtTV Canada’s Lorne Honickman and Sue Sgambati every Monday as they keep you up to date and informed of the laws that affect you and the cases of the day. Lorne discusses the ins & outs of the Canadian legal system and provides free legal advice. And Sue has the day’s top stories from Canada’s courts and crime files.
Mondays 9:00pm ET / 7:00pm MT
CourtTV Canada punctuates its one-of-a-kind trial coverage every hour with informational briefs that keep you in touch with breaking news, analysis and advice from the world of law and law enforcement:
Pro Bono Moment
Street-smart lawyer Lorne Honickman discusses legal issues facing Canadians every day without the exorbitant expense of a consulting fee.
Curtis Clarke, ex-cop and university professor, offers useful commentaries on issues governing public and private policing that Canadians encounter.
Sue Sgambati presents dramatic behind-the-scenes coverage of police investigations, forensics issues, cold cases, pediatric homicides, and drug busts from across Canada. Crime Files also features unprecedented access to morgue investigations. Join Sue as she examines these issues and others related to law and order across Canada.
Personnel from the police, military, fire and emergency medical departments give first-hand accounts of what it’s like to protect the public for a living. The Beat also presents stories about current initiatives, programs and issues that are relevant to safety and security in Canada.
Week in Review
For the latest news, information and analysis on the top crime stories across Canada, join Sue Sgambati and Lorne Honickman as they wrap up the current legal and criminal justice issues of the week. CourtTV Canada Week in Review updates both national and local issues and examines high profile Canadian Criminal cases. It’s your weekly focus on Canadian law and crime.
CourtTV Canada is a nationally distributed Canadian specialty television service featuring entertaining programs about police, forensic science, the law, the courts, rescue and emergency medicine. It is popular, engaging and informative. CourtTV Canada is owned and operated by Learning & Skills Television of Alberta (LTA). For more information about CourtTV Canada, log on to www.courttvcanada.ca