Citytv Announces Summer 2009 Programming Line Up
Comedy, Drama, Reality, Game Shows
(Toronto � May 26, 2009) Citytv heats things up this summer with some sizzling unscripted programs, hilarious comedies, exciting game shows and gritty dramas.
"Citytv is continuing to keep audiences entertained this summer with a refreshing mix of unscripted and scripted series" says Malcolm Dunlop, Executive Vice President Programming, Rogers Media Television.
Citytv's Summer Programming Line Up is as follows:
Hitched or Ditched � Season 1
Premieres Tuesday, May 26 at 9pm ET/PT (8pm CT, 10pm MT)
Finally, a reality series for couples reluctant to take the leap into their nuptials! This weekly unscripted series focuses on gun shy couples who are in long term relationships yet to make it to the alter. Each episode focuses on a couple who has been nominated by a friend to set a wedding date in just seven days. In this week, the lucky couple will complete a series of relationship-testing exercises while planning their wedding. At the end of the week, the couple will make the decision to either get hitched, or call the whole thing off.
Make Me a Supermodel 2
Premieres Tuesday, May 26 at 10 pm ET/PT (9pm CT, 8pm MT)
Make Me a Supermodel returns for a second season with supermodel Tyson Beckford as the show's sole host and mentor to the male models and Australian supermodel Nicole Trunfio who joins the show as mentor to the female models. A new panel of esteemed judges joins the series, including world-renowned designer Catherine Malandrino, model Jenny Shimizu, famed photographer Perou and international model scout Marlon. This unscripted series follows a group of beautiful and talented men and women who compete for the grand-prize that includes a fashion pictorial in Cosmopolitan magazine, $100,000 cash prize, and a New York Model Management contract.
The Goode Family � Series Premiere
Premieres Wednesday, May 27 at 9pm ET/CT/PT (10pm MT)
When it comes to living life by the rules the Goodes are more than just a little over the top! Gerald (Mike Judge, King of the Hill), Helen (Nancy Carell, The Office), Ubuntu (Dave Herman, King of the Hill) and Bliss (Linda Cardellini, ER) � are a family obsessed with doing the "right" thing environmentally, politically and socially. Every move is carefully checked against their self imposed social conscience and often results in unintended comic consequences. From their hybrid car that they only use in emergencies because it's bad for the environment, to their beloved dog Che who despite being raised vegan satisfies his meat cravings by devouring neighbourhood pets, to the lengths to which Gerald and Helen will go to relate to their children, the Goodes live life by the best of intentions. While their choices don't always pay off, they always leave you rooting for them. The Goode Family was created, written and executive produced by Mike Judge (King of the Hill), David Krinsky and John Altschuler (Blades of Glory; King of the Hill).
Law and Order UK � Season 1 (Canadian Premiere)
Premieres Thursday, June 11 at 10pm ET/PT (9pm CT, 8pm MT)
Based on the wildly successful series from Emmy award winning producer Dick Wolf, Law and Order UK comes to Canada! Law and Order UK follows Detective Ronnie Brooks (Bradly Walsh, Coronation Street) and partner Detective Matt Devlin (Jamie Bamber, Battlestar Galactica) as they solve some of the most gruesome crimes committed in Great Britain.
I Survived a Japanese Game Show � Season 2
Premieres Wednesday, July 8, at 9pm ET/PT (9pm CT, 10pm MT)
The second season of the outrageously hilarious reality/game show series follows a new batch of Americans as they are flown to Japan to compete in the ultimate Japanese game show. Host Rome Kanda (Saturday Night Live) returns to guide the hopefuls through the series of wacky challenges. The last contestant standing will walk away with the $250,000 cash prize.
Krod Mandoon � Season 1
Premieres Wednesday, July 8, at 10pm ET/PT (8pm CT/ MT)
This revolutionary satirical comedy - set in a medieval fantasy world -is far from the ordinary. With a character driven storyline that follows reluctant leader, Krod Mandoon (Sean Maguire, Meet the Spartans) and his band of incompetent freedom fighters, including: Aneka (India de Beaufort, Run, Fatboy, Run), the gorgeous yet fierce warrior; Loquasto (Steve Speirs, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest), the oafish servant; Zezelryck (Kevin Hart, Fool's Gold) the young, second rate warlock; and Bruce (Marques Ray, Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out), the jailhouse lover of Krod's late mentor. Together, these unlikely heroes fight against the sinister ruler Chancellor Dongalor (Matt Lucas, Little Britain), overcoming countless evil barriers in a noble quest to save the world.
Hell's Kitchen - Season 6
Premieres Tuesday, July 21 at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT, 9pm MT)
Talented and hot tempered chef Gordon Ramsay is back for a fresh new season of Hell's Kitchen. It's a whole new set of contestants and challenges, but the over all goal remains the same � be the best chef � and don't talk back. See who has what it takes to survive Hell's Kitchen and walk off the grand prize � a restaurant to call their very own. Find out just who can handle the heat!
More To Love � Series Premiere
Premieres Tuesday, July 28, at 9pm ET/PT (8pm CT, 10pm MT)
Proving that love comes in all shapes and sizes is the focus of this new, inspirational dating competition series from Mike Fleiss (The Bachelor, The Bachelorette) in which a single, average guy with a big waist and an even bigger heart romances several confident and secure plus-size women. Each week, the husky hunk will wine and dine a group of curvy women to determine if they have more love to give or if they are truly more than he can handle. When the size of competition narrows, he will have to decide if one full-figured lady will become his true love.
Who Wants to be a Millionaire � Special
Premieres Sunday, August 9 at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT, 9pm MT)
Phone a friend! Everyone's favourite talk show host Regis Philbin is back in prime time to host the two-week long Who Wants to Be a Millionaire special event honouring the 10th anniversary of the exciting game show series. Watch as Regis puts a new crop of contestants in the hot seat to navigate a series of skill testing questions with only three life lines for their chance at becoming millionaires. Play along on Citytv!
Citytv, with stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg, broadcasts intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television in its own unique, interactive style. With its strong local voice, Citytv offers a distinct alternative to other conventional television offerings. Its instantly recognizable 'look' and 'sound' are the product of refreshingly different on-air personalities, unique program formats and high television style. Citytv is a division of Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company.