ACCESS is pleased to present its fall 2007 lineup. From the world premieres of the Canadian adventure series “Dream Chasers” and the exciting new quiz show “Merv Griffin’s Crosswords” to the hit sci-fi drama “Kyle XY” and the acclaimed comedy “The Starter Wife”, ACCESS’s fall season delivers the best in popular and engaging programming for the entire family.
“We’re thrilled to showcase an amazing array of Canadian productions alongside hit dramas, comedies, and exciting new quiz shows,” said Jill Bonenfant, Director of Programming for ACCESS. “With a great schedule for 2007, ACCESS has programming to entertain and educate viewers of all ages.”
Don’t Forget the Lyrics
For anyone who has ever picked up a karaoke mic or sung in the shower, “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” challenges contestants to remember the lyrics to the world’s most popular songs. Challengers compete for $1 million by selecting songs from a vast catalogue spanning genres, decades, and artists then singing alongside a karaoke-style video screen until the music stops, the words disappear and the singer must belt out the correct missing lyric.
Thursdays at 10:00pm MT, starting September 6th
Merv Griffin’s Crosswords
From the game-show master, “Merv Griffin’s Crosswords” is a new fast-paced, multi-player version of the classic game played by 60 million people every week. Combining the basics of crossword puzzles with the game-show format, this exciting new series pits players against one another in a race to solve clues to complete the crossword and for chances at bonus rounds with big cash rewards.
Weekdays at 4:30pm MT, starting September 10th
A teenage boy is found wandering alone. He has no name. He has no past. As innocent as a newborn, he doesn’t speak and he seems to look at the world as if for the first time. There is so much Kyle doesn’t know, and yet he demonstrates amazing abilities no one can explain. His talents however are just the tip of the mystery and the questions are just starting to grow.
Starring Matt Dallas, April Matson, Bruce Thomas, and Chris Olivero
Sundays at 8:00pm MT, starting September 23rd
The Truth Behind Yourself
In this 13-part series, life coach Ellen Goldhar guides six individuals on the path to reclaiming their lives. From the successful accountant who can’t take control of his own life to the single mother attending university, follow the participants as Ellen coaches each of them through challenges designed to help open the door to happier, healthier lives.
Mondays at 8:00pm MT, starting September 24th
From snacks to naps, dress up to show and tell, “Jungle Room” follows the adventures of eight charismatic kids, aged two and a half to five years old. Told exclusively from the child’s perspective, the series explores the play-filled, manic lives of preschoolers and introduces young viewers to the reality of preschool.
Saturdays at 8:30am MT, starting October 6th
It’s Just Food!
A ray of hope for wanna-be cooks and culinary klutzes, “It’s Just Food!” is a back-to-basics guide that steps learners through the ABCs of preparing a delicious and nutritious meal with the simplest ingredients and tools.
Saturdays at 6:00pm MT, starting October 6th
An African safari? A movie role with your favourite star? A flight in a supersonic jet fighter?…What’s your dream? This riveting new series gives 12 challengers the chance to make their life-long dream come true. In each episode, the participants compete in a series of challenges where the winners reap rewards, the losers suffer penalties, and all risk being voted off and losing their chance to have their dream fulfilled.
Saturdays at 7:00pm MT, starting October 6th
Every morning when they go out the door, they know it may be the last time they kiss their wife and kids goodbye. Meet the people who do the kinds of jobs most of us couldn’t – or wouldn’t dare – do. From a police officer in the murder capital of the United States to a firefighter who plunges into burning buildings to a paramedic first on the scene at life-threatening traffic accidents, Risk Takers put it all on the line every day.
Saturdays at 8:00pm MT, starting October 6th
Simple, Fresh, Delicious
Chefs Lovoni Walker and Tim Wood share their passion for food with simple recipes built from the best ingredients. Each week Lovoni and Tom explore a new theme, from elegant dining to meat alternatives to chocolate delights, demonstrating the path food takes from production to preparation to the table.
Sundays at 6:00pm and 11:00pm MT, starting October 7th
Low-income Canadians, regardless of age, sex, or race, are more likely to die earlier and suffer more illnesses than their higher-income counterparts. Exploring the challenges faced by these Canadians, “Within Reach” follows three single-parent, urban families over 10 weeks as they work to improve their health with the help of dedicated street level health care workers.
Wednesdays at 9:30pm MT, starting October 10th
The Next Great American Band
Created by Simon Fuller, the producers of “American Idol” embark on a search to find the next great American music group. In the tradition of “Idol,” contestants are whittled down to 10 semifinalist bands that perform weekly for a live studio audience, playing both original music and covers in a range of genres and styles. Rock star John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, percussionist and Prince collaborator Sheila E, and Ian “Dicko” Dickson of “Australian Idol” judge the performances and Dominic Bowden of “New Zealand Idol” hosts.
Fridays at 9:00pm MT, starting October 19th
The Starter Wife
Molly Kagan seems to have it all: a movie executive husband, an adorable daughter, a Brentwood mansion, access to the most exclusive restaurants and clubs… life is grand! Until, just before her 10th anniversary – and just before her prenup expires – Molly’s husband calls to tell her he wants a divorce. Now, on her own, with no money, no social life, no so-called friends, Molly picks up and heads to Malibu to start all over again.
Staring: Debra Messing, Anika Noni Rose, Joe Mantegna, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Stephen Moyer
Fridays at 10:00pm MT, starting October 19th
Belly dancing for a sensual body
Shimmy your way to great curves with this sensual and exhilarating new series from the makers of “Namaste.” Combining high definition photography, captivating music, and stunning settings, Shimmy entrances the eyes while teaching you belly dancing moves that will have you giggling, gyrating, and getting fit and fabulous.
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 6:30am MT, starting December 3rd
Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Hosted by the “Today Show’s” Meredith Vieira, “Millionaire” returns to ACCESS, delivering a whole new crop of instant tycoons and gold-plated ratings as contestants answer increasingly challenging questions with the occasional helping hand.
Weekdays at 5:00pm, new season starting September 10th
Survey says…! Host John O’Hurley delivers laughs aplenty as warring clans use their wits to vie for cash and prizes by answering provocative, surprising, and sometimes hilarious survey questions.
Weekdays at 5:30pm MT, new season starting September 10th
Entering its 13th season, “helptv” takes a fresh and exciting approach to connecting you with experts and resources in a live and interactive format. Turn to helptv each weekday for tips, demonstrations, and expert advice in all areas of life.
Weekdays at 6:00pm and 11:00pm MT, new season starting September 24th
Returning for its seventh season, this new interpretation of the enduring Superman mythology and its classic characters blends realism and adventure into an exciting action series. Follow the adventures of the young Superman as he struggles with his blossoming super powers and the evil Lex Luthor.
Mondays at 9:00pm, new season starting October 1st
The award-winning “Careers TV” entertains, informs, and inspires Canadians to reach their career goals, travelling Canada and the world to report on career and educational issues, workplace and business trends, and lifelong learning. Each episode delivers enlightening stories, eye-opening first jobs of the rich and famous, advice on how to get a Foot-In-The-Door in your career, and off-the-wall, Off-The-Beaten-Path careers.
Mondays at 8:30pm MT, new season starting October 8th
Western Canada’s popular Canadian Cowboy Country Magazine comes alive in a new season of this rugged series. “Cowboy Country” details Western Canada’s unique and varied landscape with a look at stunning homes, noteworthy people, off-the-beaten-path vacation ideas, intriguing arts and culture, and agriculture and ranching.
Saturdays at 6:30pm, new season starting October 6th
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Created by Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” chronicles the life and crimes of the NYPD’s elite Major Case Squad. This unique series begins every episode with a crime in action as seen through the eyes of one of the people involved, be it a criminal, a witness, or even a victim. Starring Vincent D’Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe as Detectives Goren and Eames.
Weekdays at 7:00pm MT, October 8th
Movies Worth Watching
New Titles This Fall
“Movies Worth Watching” presents a stellar slate of major motion pictures, enlivened by insightful commentary from professors from, Red Deer College, Mount Royal College, and King’s University College.
This year’s titles include:
· Saving Silverman
· Meet the Parents
· It Must Be Love
· That Thing You Do
· Reign of Fire
· Pay It Forward
· Exit Wounds
· Dark Side of the Sun
· Down to Earth
· Breakfast of Champions
Saturdays and Sundays at 9:00pm MT
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Emmy-winning comedian Jimmy Kimmel hosts the first LIVE late-night talk show in more than 40 years. With a mix of celebrity guests and bands and a touch of general pandemonium, Jimmy delivers a show unlike any other on television.
Weeknights at midnight