SunTV picks up Veronica Mars, announces fall schedule

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SUN TV kicks off its second season on September 4th with a powerful schedule that features returning local productions, six U.S. prime time simulcast programs and two English language Telenovelas (short form drama’s) produced for MyNetwork TV. This, combined with expanded coverage in London, Ottawa and Kitchener, positions SUN TV as a growing Ontario broadcaster.

”Heading into season two, SUN TV continues to gather momentum delivering on its promise of alternative viewing opportunities,” said Don Gaudet, SUN TV General Manager, Programming. “The combination of our unique programming and expanded coverage will take the station to the next level creating a compelling proposition for viewers and advertisers.”

FALL HIGHLIGHTS

Kicking off SUN TV’s prime time schedule weeknights at 7:00 pm will be the hilarious new comedy strip “Scrubs” followed by the “Girlfriends” strip at 7:30pm.

SUN TV is pleased to simulcast the popular reality series “Wife Swap”, Mondays at 7pm, and introduce SUN TV viewers to the critically acclaimed series “Veronica Mars”, Tuesdays at 9pm.

Girlfriends also returns Friday’s at 10:00 pm with all new episodes and will be followed this season by the spin-off show “The Game” Friday’s at 10:30pm, also produced by Kelsey Grammer.

Saturdays offer Real TV at its best with a simulcast line-up of COPS, America’s Most Wanted and 48 Hours Mystery, all in simulcast.

Returning favourites to SUN TV this fall include, 60 Minutes, World’s Most Amazing Videos, George Lopez, and the ever popular SUN TV Movies.

TELENOVELAS, EXCLUSIVELY ON SUN TV

New and exclusively on SUN TV this September will be the two Telenovelas “Desire” and “Secret Obsessions”. Extremely popular worldwide, the Telenovela is the new wave of short-form drama touted to be the next big thing on North American airwaves. Fox will soon launch their My Network TV and is building their entire prime time lineup around the two strands of Telenovelas SUN TV will be offering.

SUN TV will air the Desire series at 4:00 pm, followed by the Secret Obsessions series at 5:00 pm weeknights. Friday nights SUN TV will air hour-long recap episodes of each series to keep viewers up to speed on all the juicy details from the week activities.

LOCAL & INDEPENDENT

SUN TV’s original productions CANOE Live, The Grill Room and Inside Jam! return this fall along with new episodes of the popular independently produced series ECHO and Street Eats.

CANOE Live, is a one hour “Live” innovative, revolutionary daily presentation of current affairs, news, entertainment and sports. Both a ‘re-active’ and host driven show CANOE Live will un-cover the pulse of the city, nation and globe using technology and viewer participation. To engage viewers we’re working with the Toronto Sun and Canoe.ca to reach out to the community through citizen journalism.

The Grill Room, a fast paced, high energy, issue and opinion driven 30-minute sports talk show airs Monday to Friday at 11:00PM. The show is hosted by Gareth Wheeler and a nightly panel of Toronto Sun sports columnists, with featured personalities from the world of sport.

Inside Jam!, shines the spotlight on the biggest stars in Hollywood and Hollywood North. From film and fashion to music and theatre, Inside Jam! has entertainment covered.
Slick, smart and funny; Inside Jam! is a half-hour long entertainment magazine show airing weekends on SUN TV.

ECHO, our weekly half hour magazine style program, highlights the accomplishments, achievements, progress and personalities of successful, second and third generation Canadians and beyond. Look for new original episodes this Fall.

Street Eats, our locally produced show, takes viewers to breakfast in the Caribbean, lunch in Japan and dinner in India without traveling far from home. The new season features new episodes with restaurants from the GTA and the Hamilton area.

Several other documentary specials and great independent productions are currently in development as well.

DAYTIME

SUN TV’s Classic TV blocks have hit a resounding chord with viewers and building on that success SUN TV adds new classics “Here’s Lucy”, “Chico and the Man”, and “Danger Bay”. These will join returning favorites “A Family Affair”, “Leave it to Beaver”, “Columbo”, “McMillan & Wife”, “McCloud”, “King of Kensington”, and “Beachcombers”.