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Citytv Fall Primetime Premiere Dates Announced

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Citytv Fall Primetime Premiere Dates Announced



(Toronto – August 11, 2010) Citytv reveals primetime premiere dates for Fall 2010-11. New series debuts include the highly anticipated The Event, Chase, Undercovers and The Whole Truth, during the week of September 20. New seasons of returning favourites this Fall include hit series Fringe (new to Citytv), Parenthood and Modern Family.



The Citytv primetime schedule premiere dates are as follows (all times Eastern):



MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

8-8:30pm – How I Met Your Mother, S6 (s-CBS)

8:30-9pm – Rules of Engagement, S5 (s-CBS)

9-10pm – The Event (s-NBC)

10-11pm – Chase (s-NBC)



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
10-11pm – Parenthood, S2 (s-NBC)



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

8-10pm – The Biggest Loser, S10 (s-NBC)



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

8-9pm – Undercovers (s-NBC)

9-9:30pm – Modern Family, S2(s-ABC)

9:30-10pm – Cougar Town, S2 (s-ABC)

10-11pm – The Whole Truth (s-ABC)



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

8-8:30pm – Community, S2 (s-NBC)

8:30-9pm – 30 Rock, S5 (s-NBC)

9-10pm – Fringe, S3 (s-FOX)

10-11pm – Law & Order: UK, S2



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

8-9pm – Hell’s Kitchen, S8

9-10pm – Survivorman

10-11pm – Mantracker



SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

8-8:30pm – Glenn Martin, DDS, S2 (TBD)

8:30-9pm – Out There with Melissa DiMarco, S6 (TBD)

9-11pm – Canadian Movie



SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

8-9pm – Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, S8 (s-ABC)
9-10pm – Conviction Kitchen, S2 (Season premieres October 29)

10-11pm – Murdoch Mysteries (encore presentations)



Visit rogersmediatv.ca for returning fall show descriptions, artwork and schedules for Pacific, Mountain and Central time zones.

* Schedule subject to change.



2010-11 New Series Descriptions



DRAMAS



THE EVENT - The Event is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter), an Everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his fiancée, Leila (Sarah Roemer), and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history. Sean's quest will send ripples through the lives of an eclectic band of strangers, including: newly elected U.S. President Martinez (Blair Underwood); Sophia (Laura Innes), who is the leader of a mysterious group of detainees; and Sean's shadowy father-in-law (Scott Patterson). Their futures are on a collision course in a global conspiracy that could ultimately change the fate of mankind. Ian Anthony Dale and Emmy winner Željko Ivanek also star in the ensemble drama. The Event is a production of Universal Media Studios and Steve Stark Productions. Stark (Medium, Facing Kate) serves as executive producer, Nick Wauters (The 4400, Eureka) is creator/co-executive producer and Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights, Trauma) is the director/executive producer; Evan Katz (24) also is an executive producer.



CHASE - From Emmy® Award-winning executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer (CSI franchise) and executive producer Jennifer Johnson (Cold Case), Chase is a lightning-fast-paced drama that drops viewers smack into the middle of a game of cat and mouse as a team of U.S. marshals hunts down America's most dangerous fugitives. Kelli Giddish (Past Life) stars as U.S. Marshal Annie Frost, a strong, resourceful, cowboy boot-wearing deputy whose sharp mind and unique Texas upbringing help her track down these violent criminals on the run. Cole Hauser, Amaury Nolasco, Rose Rollins and Jesse Metcalfe also star as members of Annie's elite team.



UNDERCOVERS – From acclaimed writer/producer/director J.J. Abrams (Lost, Star Trek, Fringe, Alias) comes Undercovers, a sexy, fun, action-packed spy drama.

Outwardly, Steven Bloom (Boris Kodjoe) and his wife, Samantha Bloom (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) are a typical married couple who own and operate a small catering company in Los Angeles. Secretly, they were two of the best spies the CIA had ever known, until they fell in love on the job seven years ago and retired. When a fellow spy and good friend goes missing while on the trail of a Russian arms dealer, they are reinstated to locate and rescue him. The pair is thrust back into the world of espionage, disguises and hand-to-hand combat -- taking them to Madrid, Paris and Moscow – and Steven and Samantha realize that this supercharged, undercover lifestyle maybe exactly the kind of excitement their marriage is missing.



THE WHOLE TRUTH – From executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer (CSI franchise) and writer Tom Donaghy (Without A Trace) comes The Whole Truth, an innovative legal drama that presents both sides equally, putting the viewer in the jury hot seat.

Kathryn Peale, the product of a New England background and a sheriff father, is the Deputy Bureau Chief in the New York State District Attorney's office. Jimmy Brogan (Rob Morrow), born and raised in Hell's Kitchen and a friend of Kathryn's since their days at Yale Law School, is one of New York's rising criminal attorney stars. Buoyed by their respective teams, these evenly matched lawyers -- each with a strong streak of competitiveness, a fervent belief in their clients and an equally intense passion for the law -- go about creating two different stories from the same set of facts. As this up-close, behind-the-scenes look at the legal process mirrors the excitement of a great championship match, it becomes evident that truth has nothing to do with innocence or guilt -- at the end of every trial, the only thing that matters is what the jury believes.



FRINGE (season 3) – From acclaimed writer/producer/director, J.J. Abrams (Lost), Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman - the team that brought you Star Trek, Mission Impossible: III and Alias - and executive producers Jeff Pinkner and Bryan Burk comes a drama that will thrill, terrify and explore the blurring line between science fiction and reality.


Heading into its mind-bending third season, the critically acclaimed Fringe continues to explore new cases and endless impossibilities. When FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) enlisted institutionalized "fringe" scientist Walter Bishop (John Noble) and his jack-of-all-trades son, Peter (Joshua Jackson), to help in an investigation that defied human logic, the case was revealed to be one of a series of unusual incidents linked together … and the Fringe team was formed. Supervised by Special Agent Phillip Broyles (Lance Reddick), and assisted by Junior Agent Astrid Farnsworth (Jasika Nicole), the Fringe Division's investigations often led them to the multifaceted biomedical science, energy and technology corporation Massive Dynamic and its enigmatic chief executive, Nina Sharp (Blair Brown). As unimaginable events continued to unfold, Olivia discovered that she was a childhood test subject of Walter Bishop and Massive Dynamic's elusive founder, William Bell (Leonard Nimoy). Her findings also uncovered the existence of a parallel universe where Bell ominously warned of a threat that would change our world forever. In season three, additional details of the alternate universe continue to emerge, as the unlikely trio investigates the worlds of Fringe … where there is more than one of everything.



COMEDY



RULES OF ENGAGEMENT - From creators and Executive Producers, Tom Hertz, Doug Robinson, and Andy Ackerman comes Rules of Engagement, a comedy about the different phases of relationships, as seen through the eyes of a newly engaged couple, Adam (Oliver Hudson) and Jennifer (Bianca Kajlich); a long-time married pair, Jeff (Patrick Warburton) and Audrey (Megyn Price); and a single guy on the prowl, Russell (David Spade). As they find out, the often confusing stages of a relationship can seem like being on a roller coaster. People can describe the ride to you, but to really know what it's like you have to experience it for yourself.



Citytv™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, Citytv engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats such as: Breakfast Television and CityLine; as well as local Canadian and US acquired prime time entertainment programming. Citytv is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information on Citytv stations and programming, visit www.Citytv.com



Media Contact:

Veronica Logue, Publicity Manager, Rogers Media Television, 416.764.3195, veronica.logue@rci.rogers.com

Koreen Ott, Director Marketing & PR, Rogers Media Television, 416.764.3250, Koreen.ott@rci.rogers.com


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