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MEDIA ALERT: Citytv Heats Up Primetime This Summer

April 20, 2011

News Releases

IN THE SEASON PREMIERE OF THE BACHELORETTE, FIND OUT IF ASHLEY WILL FIND
LOVE AFTER BRAD (05/23)

PREPARE TO BE WOWED BY A NEW CROP OF CONTESTANTS ON AMERICA’S GOT TALENT
(05/31)

DETECTIVE MURDOCH SERVES UP SOME GOOD OLD FASHIONED JUSTICE IN THE
SEASON 4 PREMIERE OF MURDOCH MYSTERIES (06/07)

BACHELOR PAD GETS A WHOLE LOT HOTTER THIS SUMMER (08/08)

CATCH NEW SERIES PREMIERE EXTREME MAKEOVER: WEIGHT LOSS EDITION (5/30)

TORONTO, April 20 /CNW/ – 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.

America’s Got Talent, Season 6 (s/NBC) premieres Tuesday, May 31 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 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.

Murdoch MysteriesSeason 4 premieres Tuesday, June 7 at 8pm ET/PT/MT (7CT) 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.

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.

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.”

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.”

* schedule subject to change

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Check out Citytv.com for full episodes and exciting extras from some of your favourite Citytv programming, available 24 – 48 hours post broadcast. You can now also
catch up on your iPad by downloading the free Citytv video app on iTunes. Breakfast Television Toronto streams live online and on the Citytv iPAD app from 6:00 am to 9:00am.

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.

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