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ROGERS MEDIA TELEVISION SPECIALTY HIGHLIGHTS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24 – SUNDAY, JANUARY 1

- The Bio Channel explores a supernatural side of the holidays in My Ghost Story: Holiday Hauntings -

- All-week marathons of American Horror Story, Sons of Anarchy, Wilfred, The League and Terriers on FX Canada -

- Action lovers are gifted with the Die Hard Trilogy on FX Canada, Dec. 31 -

- OLN brings the gift of all-day fan-favourite marathons, including Operation Repo, Deals From the Dark Side, Storage Wars and more -

(Toronto – Wednesday, December 21, 2011) This holiday season, explore ghosts of Christmases past on The Bio Channel in a special one-hour episode of My Ghost Story: Holiday Hauntings. FX Canada brings viewers the gift that keeps on giving with hours upon hours of critically-acclaimed, premium programming including American Horror story, Sons of Anarchy, Wilfred and more. And OLN offers a break from the average Christmas fare, with all-day marathons of fan favourites including Operation Repo, Deals From the Dark Side, Ghost Hunters International and Man v. Food.

Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for December 24 – January 1. All programming is subject to change.

The Biography Channel

My Ghost Story: Holiday Hauntings: Saturday, December 24 at 10pm ET (7pm PT)
**Encore presentations on Sunday, December 25 at 8pm ET (5pm PT) and Monday, December 26 at 12pm ET (9am PT)**
This one-hour haunting holiday special examines the historic Palmyra, haunted by a mother and her six children who died there in a fire two days before Christmas over 100 years ago; a Texas hotel home to the famous ghostly “man on the stairs”; ghost children who appear as orbs in Christmas pictures taken at a Pennsylvania home; a dog that follows his dead mistress’s spirit around a California house; and a couple’s best friend who returns to visit them at Christmas after dying of breast cancer.

FX Canada

Saturday, December 24 & Sunday, December 25

Murdoch Mysteries 48-Hour Marathon: 9am ET/PT

Party like it’s 1899 this holiday season with a 48-hour marathon of the entire first season of Murdoch Mysteries. Set in late 1890s Toronto, the series explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), a handsome detective using radical forensic techniques for the time, including fingerprinting and trace evidence, to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders. Though his unconventional approach elicits skepticism from his boss, Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig), Murdoch is often the only one who can crack the case.

Monday, December 26

American Horror Story: 9pm ET/PT to midnight ET/PT

Episode 1 – “Pilot”
The Harmon family moves from Boston to L.A, and takes up residence in an old mansion that hides dark secrets within its walls.

Episode 2 – “Home Invasion”
Vivien (Connie Britton) and Violet (Taissa Fermiga) find themselves in a dangerous situation eerily similar to a past event. Meanwhile, Ben (Dylan McDermott) goes back to Boston to fix a mistake.

Episode 3 – “Murder House”
After putting the house back on the market, Vivien (Britton) learns about its first residents. Then, Ben’s (McDermott) visitor causes him to further unravel, and Constance (Jessica Lange) and Moira’s (Frances Conroy) history is revealed.

Tuesday, December 27

Terriers: 5pm ET/PT to 9pm ET/PT

Episode 1 – “Pilot”
When recovering alcoholic and small-time private investigator Hank Dolworth (Donal Logue) agrees to help an old friend find his missing daughter, he and his partner Britt (Michael Raymond-James) get swept up in their biggest case yet.

Episode 2 – “Dog and Pony”
Hank (Logue) and Britt (Raymond-James) hope to score some quick cash by capturing an escaped convict.

Episode 3 – “Change Partners”
In order to secure a mortgage, Hank (Logue) must try to catch a cheating wife in the act. Meanwhile, Britt (Raymond-James) gets a visit from someone from his past, threatening his relationship with Katie (Laura Allen). Later, Hank (Logue) meets Gretchen’s (Kimberly Quinn) new fiancé.

Episode 4 – “Fustercluck”
When Robert Lindus (Christopher Cousins) sends his wife to visit Hank (Logue) and Britt (Raymond-James) with an unusual request, they learn that he wants them to steal a quarter of a million dollars from him in exchange for who killed Mickey.

American Horror Story
: 9pm ET/PT to midnight ET/PT

Episode 4 – “Halloween PT. 1”
The line between the living and the dead blurs on Halloween. Two of the house’s previous residents give the Harmons decorating advice.

Episode 5 – “Halloween PT. 2”
Halloween night concludes with Tate (Evan Peters) coming face to face with his past. Ben (McDermott) and Vivien (Britton) are haunted by one of the house’s newest guests.

Episode 6 – “Piggy, Piggy”
Constance (Lange) enlists Violet’s (Fermiga) assistance with Tate (Peters). Ben (McDermott) helps a new patient confront his fears. Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) guest stars.

Wednesday, December 28

Terriers : 6pm ET/PT to 9pm ET/PT

Episode 5 – “Manifest Destiny”
Hank (Logue) and Britt (Raymond-James) deal with the widening scope of the Lindus conspiracy as they try to avoid the rap for a murder they (technically) didn’t commit.

Episode 6 – “Ring-A-Ding-Ding”
The search for an antique engagement ring takes Hank (Logue) and Britt (Raymond-James) on a wild-goose chase through the more colorful parts of Ocean Beach.

Episode 7 – “Missing Persons”
Hank (Logue) and Britt (Raymond-James) help an amnesiac college student with the case of his missing identity; and Hank makes a decision about Steph (Karina Logue).

American Horror Story: 9pm ET/PT to midnight ET/PT

Episode 7 – “Open House”
Moira (Conroy) persuades a prospective buyer to make an offer. Constance (Lange) and Larry (Dennis O’Hare) work against her efforts.

Episode 8 – “Rubber Man”
The man in the rubber suit is revealed.  

Episode 9 – “Spooky Little Girl”
One of history’s most famous murder victims pays the house a visit. Constance (Lange) discovers more of Tate’s (Peters) bad behavior. Mena Suvari (American Beauty) guest stars.

Thursday, December 29

The League: 5pm ET/PT to 9pm ET/PT

Episode 1 – “The Lockout”
The terrible reign of Ruxin (Nick Kroll) as league champion continues. Meanwhile the guys devise a grand plan with Rafi (Jason Mantzoukas) and Dirty Randy for Andre’s (Paul Scheer) final Sacko. Seth Rogen (Knocked Up) guest stars.

Episode 2 – “The Sukkah
Everyone is disappointed with their draft, but no one trusts each other enough to trade. Meanwhile, Jenny (Katie Aselton) goes back to work as a realtor; and Ruxin (Kroll) tries to get baby Geoffrey (Jackson Rannazzisi) into a Jewish pre-school.

Episode 3 – “The Au Pair”
Ruxin (Kroll) hires a hot au pair for baby Geoffrey (Rannazzisi), and is afraid Taco (Jon Lajoie) will sleep with her. Andre (Scheer) explores on-line dating, and Kevin (Stephen Rannazzisi) cheats on Jenny (Aselton) with ESPN’s Matthew Berry.

Episode 4 – “Ol’ Smoke Crotch”
Kevin (Rannazzisi) struggles with getting older; Ruxin (Kroll) is so desperate to get rid of his au pair that he gets Rafi’s (Mantzoukas) help; Taco (Lajoie) finds a market for Kevin and Jenny’s (Aselton) wedding cocktail-napkins; and Pete learns a new sexual position, and regrets it.

Episode 4 – “Bobbum Man”
Jenny (Aselton) forgets a special anniversary with Kevin (Rannazzisi). Meanwhile, Andre (Scheer) seeks lineup Nirvana and Taco (Lajoie) creates an off-line social network called My Face.

Episode 6 – “Yobogoya!”
Taco (Lajoie) competes in a jingle contest for a disgusting, fast food restaurant. Pete (Mark Duplass) holds a grudge against a traffic cop; and Jenny (Aselton) almost ruins Ruxin’s (Kroll) chance to work a big case with his boss, Mr. Hudabega.

Episode 7 – “Carmenjello”
Kevin (Rannazzisi) and Jenny (Aselton) search for the perfect paint color to get back their privacy. Sofia (Nadine Velazquez) accuses Ruxin (Kroll) of breast favoritism; and Pete (Duplass) tries to defend his high school track record.

Episode 8 – “Thanksgiving”
Ruxin’s (Kroll) father shows up unexpectedly for Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, Andre’s (Scheer) sister is on the prowl at the gang’s Thanksgiving dinner; Taco (Lajoie) makes an edible investment; and Kevin (Rannazzisi) and Jenny (Aselton) have a problem with the new family pet.

Wilfred: 9pm ET/PT to midnight ET/PT

Episode 1 – “Happiness”

After a failed suicide attempt, Ryan (Elijah Wood) forms a unique connection with his neighbor’s dog, Wilfred (Jason Gann). The only catch is that everyone else sees Wilfred as a regular dog, but to Ryan, he looks like a grown man wearing a cheap dog suit.

Episode 2 – “Trust”
Ryan (Wood) betrays Wilfred’s (Gann) trust to gain favor with Jenna (Fiona Gubelmann), but his deception yields an unexpected secret about her.

Episode 3 – “Fear”
Ryan (Wood) learns that Wilfred (Gann) planted his wallet at the scene of the crime when Spencer (Ethan Suplee) comes around seeking vengeance.

Episode 4 – “Acceptance”
Ryan’s (Wood) efforts to reconcile with his sister cause Wilfred (Gann) to spend the day at doggy daycare.

Episode 5 – “Respect”
After being humbled by a do-gooder friend of Jenna’s (Gubelmann), Ryan (Wood) decides to volunteer at a local hospice. Ryan takes Wilfred along with him, and discovers that he may have an incredible sixth sense.

Episode 6 – “Conscience”
Fed up with Jenna’s (Gubelmann) overly competitive, alpha-male boyfriend, Wilfred (Gann) hatches a plan to get rid of him. He attempts to persuade Ryan (Wood) to help him, but Ryan’s conscience won’t allow it.

Friday, December 30

Wilfred: 9pm ET/PT to 10pm ET/PT

Episode 7 – “Pride”

Ryan’s (Wood) refusal to swallow his pride and ask his meddlesome sister for a loan forces him to consider getting a job. Wilfred (Gann) talks him out of it, but when he causes Ryan to crash into another car, Ryan has to get creative in order to pay his debts.

Episode 8 – “Anger”
When Wilfred (Gann) learns that Ryan (Wood) feels responsible for the death of his beloved childhood dog, he goes to otherworldly lengths to help Ryan learn the truth.                       

Sons of Anarchy: 10pm ET/PT to midnight ET/PT

Episode 1 – “Pilot”
When a rival club cleans out and then destroys their illegal arms warehouse, SAMCRO (Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Original) executes their own form of justice in retrieving their guns.

Episode 2 – “Seeds”
As the club deals with the aftermath of their illegal-arms warehouse attack, the deputy chief of police poses a new threat to SAMCRO’s reign over Charming.

Saturday, December 31

Die Hard: 5pm ET/PT to 8pm ET/PT
New York City Detective John McClane (Bruce Willis) becomes the only hope for a small group of hostages trapped in a Los Angeles high-rise office building when it’s seized by terrorists on Christmas Eve.

Die Hard 2: 8pm ET/Pt to 11pm ET/PT
On a snowy Christmas Eve, hard-as-nails Detective John McClane (Bruce Willis)  is drawn into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with an elite special forces unit which has seized a bustling airport in Washington, D.C..

Die Hard With a Vengance: 11pm ET/PT to 1:30am ET/PT
John McClane (Bruce Willis)  and a store owner must play a bomber's deadly game as they race around New York while trying to stop him from causing more destruction.

Sunday, January 1

Sons of Anarchy: 9pm ET/PT to midnight ET/PT

Episode 3 – “Fun Town”
When the young daughter of a prominent Charming family is assaulted during a visiting carnival, SAMCRO races the authorities to capture the assailant.

Episode 4 – “Patch Over”
The club travels to Nevada to store arms with brother club the Devil’s Tribe. When the Mayans pose a threat, Clay (Ron Pearlman) decides to “patch-over” the tribe.

Episode 5 – “Giving Back”
Gemma (Katey Sagal) hosts a town fundraiser, which brings the former club member who was responsible for Opie’s (Ryan Hurst) arrest back to town, and into direct conflict with Jax (Charlie Hunnam) and Opie.

OLN

Python Hunters Marathon: Sunday, December 25 starting at 11am ET/PT
**16-hour Marathon**
Scour the Florida Everglades with an elite squad of hunters as they fight back against a deadly invasion of Burmese pythons.

Operation Repo Marathon: Monday, December 26 starting at 10am ET/PT
**17-hour Marathon**
Take a look inside the fast-paced, high-pressure world of car repossession with 17 hours of intense drama, aggression and chaos.

Deals From the Dark Side Marathon: Tuesday, December 27 starting at 10am ET/PT
**13-hour Marathon**
Join eccentric collector Steve Santini on his quest to buy and authenticate dark relics. From a Titanic deck chair to medieval torture devices, Steve has an eye for the historic and the disturbed.

Ghost Hunters International Marathon
: Wednesday, December 28 starting at 2pm ET/PT
**13-hour Marathon**
Follow Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson and their team around the world as they scour mysterious locations for lost spirits with 13 hours of hair-raising ghost hunting.

King of Cars Marathon: Thursday, December 29 starting at 12pm ET/PT
**13-hour Marathon**
Tune in for a raucous, behind-the-scenes look at the fast-talking world of car sales with this 13-hour marathon.

Survivorman Marathon
: Friday, December 30 starting at 2pm ET/PT
**11-hour Marathon**
Travel along with filmmaker and naturalist Les Stroud as he journeys to remote – and often dangerous – locations in the wild, demonstrating primitive survival methods.

Storage Hunters Marathon: Saturday, December 31 starting at 4pm ET/PT
**11-hour Marathon**
Former boxer Brandon Bernier and his wife, Lori, are fierce competitors in a high-stakes sales game. From finding hidden bundles of cash to dangerous and weird items, this 11-hour marathon will show the ups and downs of storage unit auctions.

Man v. Food: Carnivore Chronicles Marathon
: Sunday, January 1 starting at 11am ET/PT
**16-hour Marathon**
Sit down with Adam Richman for 16 hours of food competitions, as he scours the country in search of the biggest challenge.

Visit FXCanada.ca for clips, games and behind-the-scenes materials of including American Horror Story Horror House Calls videos and the “Family Portrait" game, exclusive Sons of Anarchy videos, and interviews with the cast and crew of Wilfred. Check out OLN.ca for full episodes and exciting extras from some of your favourite OLN programming, available next day, post broadcast.

About FX Canada
FX Canada is a digital specialty channel that delivers critically-acclaimed dramas and hit comedies, including FX original series American Horror Story, Wilfred, The League, Lights Out, Terriers and Sons of Anarchy. Delivering compelling entertainment to Canadians, FX Canada’s unique content also features movies and original Canadian programming. FX Canada 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.

About OLN
OLN
is a specialty television station in Canada offering viewers a one-stop destination for adrenaline pumping action and adventure entertainment.  Larger than life personalities take viewers on intense and rugged journeys across Canada and the world in pursuit of knowledge, competition and prey.  Original Canadian reality, adventure, and travel series along with US acquired programming provides viewers with different perspectives on the world around them unearthing new and exhilarating adventures at every turn. OLN 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 visit www.OLN.ca.

About The Biography Channel
The Biography Channel
is a specialty television station in Canada that showcases real people, real drama, 24-hours a day. Offering an entertaining mix of biographies, reality series, documentaries and films; giving viewers behind-the-scenes and up close and personal access to today’s hottest celebrities, movers and shakers and pop culture icons.  Available to digital cable and satellite customers, The Biography Channel in Canada is owned by 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 visit www.thebiographychannel.ca.

Media contact:
Nicolas Brancaccio, FX Canada, OLN, Bio, 416.764.3197, nicolas.brancaccio@rci.rogers.com
Meghan Hardy, FX Canada, OLN, Bio, 416.764.3197, meghan.hardy@rci.rogers.com


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