CTV Television Network

Saving Hope

On November 2nd 2011, CTV announced that it had placed an order for Saving Hope, a new, one-hour original drama.  The series originated with Gemini award-winning producers Ilana Frank and David Wellington.


Borgias, The

On June 3rd 2010, CTV announced that in 2011 it would be broadcasting Season 1 of a new international coproduction recounting the history of an infamous European family, The Borgias.

The Canada/Hungary/Ireland co-production eventually premiered on April 3rd 2011 on Bravo! in Canada and on Showtime in the U.S .

On May 9th,2011 it was announced that The Borgias would have its CTV Network premiere on June 21st. 


Marilyn Denis Show, The

On June 3rd 2010, the CTV network announced that popular broadcasting personality Marilyn Denis, whose CityLine series had run on City TV and the A Channel for eleven years, and who had previously hosted or co-hosted several radio morning shows, would soon have her own new one-hour celebrity guest talk show on the network.

The Marilyn Denis Show would be broadcast at 10am weekdays, starting in the Fall.   "It's going to be a show about life and fun and friends, and we can't wait to get started," said Marilyn.



Following the conclusion of his very successful comedy series Corner Gas, writer-comedian Brent Butt was immediately hard at work developing a new series, Hiccups, which would star his wife and fellow Corner Gas star Nancy Robertson.


Dan for Mayor

After finishing the final episode of the famed CTV comedy Corner Gas, Gemini-Award winning actor Fred Ewanuik began rehearsals in the lead role of Dan for Mayor, a new half-hour CTV sitcom which debuted on March 1st 2010.  


Bridge, The

In November 2008 CTV announced that the network had ordered eleven episodes of a new police action adventure series to be called The Bridge. 

Bama-Alper Productions, an Entertainment One Company, and Jonsworth Productions produced a two-hour pilot in association with CTV in the summer of 2008, and CTV was sufficiently impressed with the pilot to commit to series.

In Spring 2009, CBS picked up the series for US broadcast.


Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...

In March 2008, CTV committed to carry a Canada/UK co-production of a 13-episode series to be hosted by Elvis Costello.  The series began shooting in New York, for future scheduling on CTV, Bravo!, the UK's Channel 4 and on the Sundance Channel in the U.S. 

Creator of the series and co-Executive Producer was Stephen Warden. The co-producers of the series were Elton John's Rocket Pictures, Toronto's Reinvention Entertainment, Spybox Pictures and Prospero Pictures.  Canadian David Furnish  joined Costello and John as three of the series' executive producers.


Defying Gravity

CTV and production partners Fox Television Studios and Vancouver's Omni Film Productions Limited announced on July 3rd 2009 that Defying Gravity, a new CTV drama beings hot in Vancouver, would also air on ABC in the U.S.

The series premiered on ABC and CTV on August 2nd 2009.  The series continued on CTV to September 18, 2009, but the remaining four episodes were aired on the SPACE Channel.   ABC's final episode aired on September 13th, and the series was cancelled.

The series was released to DVD on January 19, 2010.


So You Think You Can Dance Canada

CTV's ratings success with the U.S. series So You Think You Can Dance prompted the network to secure the rights to produce a Canadian version, and auditions began in February 2008, ending in Toronto on June 9th.   


Listener, The

Piloted in the summer of 2006 as part of CTV's new program development policy, The Listener received a 13-episode series commitment from the network in February 2008. Shortly thereafter, it was announced that NBC had acquired the U.S.



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