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Citytv Heats Up Primetime This Summer





(TORONTO – April 21, 2011) Citytv is serving up brand new seasons of the hottest Summer primetime series packed with plenty of romance, reality, talent, intrigue and larger–than-life personalities. See below for Citytv’s summer primetime schedule.

“The viewer response to America’s Got Talent on Citytv last summer was tremendous,” commented Malcolm Dunlop, Executive Vice President, Programming, Rogers Media Television. “We are confident that Citytv will be the station to watch all summer long, with new seasons of hit favourites like AGT and The Bachelorette coupled with the fresh series Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition.” 

Citytv Summer primetime premiere dates are as follows: (listed in chronological order):

The Bachelorette, Season 7 (s/ABC) premieres Monday, May 23 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT,10MT) **Special Time**The Bachelorette will return to its regular time slot Monday, May 30 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
Ashley Hebert, 26, couldn’t admit she was in love with Brad Womack – and it might have cost her the final rose – but that’s all in the past. The energetic and vivacious Hebert, who is ready to start a new life with a soul mate she might soon meet, will get a second chance at love when she stars in the seventh edition of The Bachelorette, hosted by Chris Harrison. 

Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, (s/ABC) premieres Monday, May 30 at 10pm ET/PT (9CT, 8MT)
In a unique, non-competitive show about weight loss – unlike anything seen on television - Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition will document the amazing makeover of eight courageous, "super obese" people. In an unprecedented 365 days, these individuals set out to safely lose half of their body weight, ultimately revealing an amazing metamorphosis. In each of the eight one-hour episodes, the participants undergo a transformation not only of their bodies, but of who they are as individuals. Trainer and transformation specialist Chris Powell (The 650-Pound Virgin) will guide each of the eight participants through their transformation process by moving into their homes with their families or loved ones. By assuring that they have the proper nourishment and exercise movement, Chris will provide a fresh perspective to individuals whose lives have become unmanageable because of their weight.

Murdoch Mysteries, Season 4 premieres  Tuesday, June 7 at 9pm ET/PT/ (8MT, 8CT)
Set in late 1890s Toronto, Murdoch Mysteries explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson, Sue Thomas F.B. Eye), a handsome detective using radical forensic techniques for the time to solve some of the city's most gruesome murders. The fourth season will throw some difficult challenges Detective Murdoch’s way. To start, pathologist Dr. Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy, Durham County), who departed Toronto for a new job at the Children’s Hospital of Buffalo at the end of season three, may have found a compelling reason to stay in the United States. Her replacement, the ill-tempered Dr. Francis (Paul Rhys; Being Human) from Scotland Yard, will clash frequently with the even-tempered Murdoch. In other episodes, an old flame returns to pay Murdoch a visit under tragic circumstances; a crime spree leads Murdoch to a mysterious wise woman (Lisa Ray; Bollywood Top Ten Best) at a Gypsy camp; elusive spy Terence Meyers (Peter Keleghan) reappears when Murdoch investigates a case that could threaten Canadian–American relations; and a wedding takes place in the season finale…but who will be walking down the aisle? Featuring special guest stars including Victor Garber, Leah Pinsent, Lisa Faulkner, Craig Olejnik (The Listener) and a cameo appearance from Prime Minister Stephen Harper. See all this and more in the much anticipated fourth season of Murdoch Mysteries.

America’s Got Talent, Season 6 (s/NBC) premieres Tuesday, May 31 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT) with a second episode each week on Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT) starting June 1 (s/NBC)
America's Got Talent, returns this summer with the hottest performers from across the country ready to compete in the blockbuster reality show's sixth season. Celebrity judges Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan return, while actor/producer/comedian Nick Cannon returns as host. With the talent search open to acts of all ages, America's Got Talent has brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing performers from across the country. The series is a true celebration of all talents, featuring a colourful array of hopeful stars, including singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians and ventriloquists, all vying for their chance to strut and perform on stage hoping to win America's hearts -- and the $1 million prize.

Marriage Ref, Season 2 (s/NBC), premieres Sunday, June 26 at 10pm (9CT, 7MT)
The Marriage Ref has Jerry Seinfeld back and in the producer's chair for an all-new and improved second season. In this revealing comedy panel series, real-life married couples take centre stage as their quirky, funny, and relatable disputes are explored, examined -- and ultimately judged. New for this season, couples will appear in-studio and face a panel of “experts” composed of top celebrities and comedians who weigh-in and decide which spouse is right. This will give couples something they have always wanted but have never had -- a clear winner. At the end of each episode, the studio audience will vote to make one of the winners "The Rightest of the Right." That person will receive $25,000 and their own billboard, in their hometown, declaring they are right. Comedian Tom Papa (The Informant!) returns as the host and the “ref.”

Hell’s Kitchen, Season 9, premieres Tuesday, July 19 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 8MT)
Gordon Ramsay, the Michelin-starred chef that contestants love to hate returns for a ninth action-packed season. Back behind the hotplate and cooking on gas, Gordon is certain to make temperatures rise as more restaurateur hopefuls pit their wits and cooking skills against each other, under his watchful eye. The prize for the lucky winner is the chance to run their own restaurant.

Bachelor Pad, Season 2 (s/ABC) premieres Monday, August 8 at 8pm (7CT, 9MT)
Fan-favourites, arch-rivals, villains, and the sexiest participants from the hugely successful Bachelor franchise reunite under one roof in a competitive reality series for a “second chance” at love as Bachelor Pad returns for a second season. At the end of the season, see who will emerge victorious to take home a cash prize ... and maybe even find "the one."

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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.

For more information, contact:
Stephanie Leslie, Citytv, 416.764.3191,
Veronica Logue, Citytv, 416.764.3195,
Koreen Ott, Citytv, 416.764.3250,

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