2014

CTV's Festive Programming Lineup Shares the Magic of the Holiday Season

- Network broadcast premieres of HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1, and THE HELP headline CTV's holiday lineup -

- CTV takes viewers back to where the magic began with Harry Potter and the SORCERER's Stone -

- CTV and CTV Two feature new movies and specials, along with timeless classics -

- Eight new holiday movies premiere starring Melanie Brown, Shannon Elizabeth, Alicia Witt, Tricia Helfer, and Steve Byers -

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TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - CTV and CTV GO unwrapped its full holiday offering today, trimmed with new blockbuster films, timeless classics, and a fresh batch of holiday movies. CTV's holly jolly lineup is headlined by the broadcast premieres of the Academy-Award® nominated film, THE HELP (Sunday, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), starring Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider Man), and Academy-Award® nominated box office hit, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 (Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), starring Daniel Radcliffe (Kill Your Darlings). Plus, CTV takes viewers back to where the magic began with the CTV premiere of HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER's STONE (Sunday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV). CTV also welcomes back holiday fan favourites including SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN and SHREK THE HALLS; timeless classics such as IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, and A CHRISTMAS CAROL; and holiday-themed episodes of CTV's hit programming.

As previously announced, CTV treats viewers to the sounds of the season with Canadian treasure and multi-Grammy® and JUNO Award-winning singer Michael Bublé's new one-hour special, MICHAEL BUBLÉ'S THIRD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV). Plus, CTV welcomes eight new heart-warming holiday movies to the festive lineup, including CATCH A CHRISTMAS STAR (Friday, Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), featuring special appearances by THE SOCIAL and CP24's Melissa Grelo and ETALK and THE SOCIAL's Traci Melchor.

**Media Note** - Download photos from the 2013 CTV holiday programming lineup at BellMediaPR.ca. Please note that all programming is subject to change. Visit BellMediaPR.ca to confirm the holiday programming lineup. 

CTV AND CTV TWO 2013 HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING LINEUP - CHRONOLOGICAL BY DATE 

****FOR COMPLETE SYNOPSES OF CTV'S 2013 HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING LINEUP, INCLUDING ON-DEMAND ONLINE AND CTV GO AVAILABILITY, CLICK HERE****

All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Friday, Dec. 6
8 p.m. - MIKE AND MOLLY *Holiday-Themed Episode* (CTV)
10 p.m. - A RUSSELL PETERS CHRISTMAS (CTV)
Midnight - THE BIG BANG THEORY *Holiday-Themed Episode* (CTV)  

Saturday, Dec. 7
3:30 p.m. - HOLIDAY HOME SURPRISE (CTV) 4:00 p.m. - HOLIDAY SUGAR RUSH (CTV)
4:00 p.m. - COME DANCE WITH ME (CTV Two)
7 p.m. - A CHRISTMAS SONG (CTV Two)
8 p.m. - A VERY MERRY MIX UP *NEW* (CTV)
Midnight - SURVIVING CHRISTMAS (CTV)

Sunday, Dec. 8
4 p.m. - 109th SANTA CLAUS PARADE *ENCORE* (CTV Two)

Monday, Dec. 9
8 p.m. - SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN (CTV Two)
9 p.m. - THE SING-OFF *SEASON PREMIERE* (CTV Two)

Tuesday, Dec. 10
9 p.m. - THE GOLDBERGS *NEW Holiday-Themed Episode* (CTV)
9:30 p.m. - TROPHY WIFE *NEW Holiday-Themed Episode* (CTV)

Wednesday, Dec. 11
10 p.m. - CSI *NEW Holiday-Themed Episode* (CTV)

Thursday, Dec. 12
8:30 p.m. - TWO AND A HALF MEN *NEW Holiday Themed Episode* (CTV)

Friday, Dec. 13
8 p.m. - GRIMM *NEW Holiday-Themed Episode* (CTV)
9 p.m. - SHARK TANK *NEW Holiday-Themed Episode* (CTV Two)
Midnight - THE BIG BANG THEORY *Holiday-Themed Episode* (CTV)

Saturday, Dec. 14
2:00 p.m. - THE CASE FOR CHRISTMAS (CTV Two)
4:00 p.m. - HOLIDAY SPIN (CTV Two)
5:30 p.m. - THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY (CTV)
7 p.m. - CHRISTMAS WITH TUCKER *NEW* (CTV Two)
8 p.m. - IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (CTV)
10 p.m. - CASTLE *Holiday-Themed Episode* (CTV Two)
Midnight - THE MAN WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS (CTV)

Sunday, Dec. 15
3 p.m. - THE SING-OFF - TWO HOURS - *NEW* (CTV Two)
5 p.m. - THE SING-OFF *NEW* (CTV Two)
8 p.m. - THE HELP *NEW* (CTV)

Monday, Dec. 16
8 p.m. - THE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT *NEW* (CTV Two)
10 p.m. - THE SING-OFF *NEW* (CTV Two)

Tuesday, Dec. 17
8 p.m. - RITA MACNEIL'S CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (CTV Two)
9 p.m. - BABY'S FIRST CHRISTMAS (CTV Two)

Wednesday, Dec. 18
8 p.m. - ETALK'S STARS & SCANDALS 2013 *NEW* (CTV)
10 p.m. - MICHAEL BUBLÉ'S THIRD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL *NEW* (CTV)
10 p.m. - MIKE AND MOLLY *Holiday Themed Episode* (CTV Two)

Thursday, Dec. 19
8:30 p.m. - TWO AND A HALF MEN *Holiday-Themed Episode* (CTV)
10 p.m. - MIKE AND MOLLY *Holiday Themed Episode* (CTV Two)
10:30 p.m. - HOT IN CLEVELAND *Holiday Themed Episode* (CTV Two)

Friday, Dec. 20
7 p.m. - ETALK's 2013 HOLIDAY MOVIE GUIDE *NEW* (CTV)
8 p.m. - CATCH A CHRISTMAS STAR *NEW* (CTV)
8 p.m. - RITA MACNEIL: ON A PERSONAL NOTE (CTV Two)
9 p.m. - A MICHAEL BUBLÉ CHRISTMAS  (2011) (CTV Two)
Midnight - THE BIG BANG THEORY *Holiday-Themed Episode* (CTV)

Saturday, Dec. 21
7 p.m. - PETE'S CHRISTMAS *NEW* (CTV)
7 p.m. - FINDING CHRISTMAS *NEW* (CTV Two)
9 p.m. - ANYTHING BUT CHRISTMAS *NEW* (CTV)

Sunday, Dec. 22
3 p.m. - THE SING-OFF - TWO HOURS - *NEW* (CTV Two)
5 p.m. - THE SING-OFF *NEW* (CTV Two)
7 p.m. - THE SOUND OF MUSIC (CTV)
8 p.m. - HORSES OF MCBRIDE (CTV Two)
Midnight - THE MENTALIST *Holiday Themed Episode* (CTV)

Monday, Dec. 23
7 p.m. - ETALK PRESENTS: KATY PERRY PRISIM *NEW* (CTV)
8 p.m. - THE TWELVE TREES OF CHRISTMAS *NEW* (CTV)
8 p.m. - THE SING-OFF *SEASON FINALE* (CTV Two)
10 p.m. - HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT *NEW Holiday-Themed Episode* (CTV Two)

Tuesday, Dec. 24
7 p.m. - ETALK 2013: THE YEAR'S BEST MOMENTS *NEW* (CTV)
8 p.m. - CHRISTMAS MAGIC (CTV Two)
11:30 p.m. - A CHRISTMAS CAROL (CTV)

Wednesday, Dec. 25
10 p.m. - RITA MACNEIL PRESENTS MEN OF THE DEEPS (CTV Two)

Thursday, Dec. 26
7 p.m. - ETALK: BEST OF MUSIC *NEW* (CTV)
8 p.m. - THE HUNTERS *NEW* (CTV)

Friday, Dec. 27
7 p.m. - ETALK 2013: BEST OF FASHION *NEW* (CTV)
Midnight - THE BIG BANG THEORY *New Year's Eve Episode* (CTV)

Sunday, Dec. 29
8 p.m. - HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE *NEW* (CTV)

Monday, Dec. 30
7 p.m. - ETALK 2013: THE CANADIANS *NEW* (CTV)

Tuesday, Dec. 31
7 p.m. - THE SOCIAL: YEAR IN GOSSIP *NEW* (CTV)
8 p.m. - HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1 *NEW* (CTV)

Thursday, Jan. 2
7 p.m. - ETALK: FAST FORWARD 2014 *NEW* (CTV)

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