CTV Orders New Seasons of Original Series THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW and THE SOCIAL for Daytime Lineup

Jan 29, 2014, 14:19 ET from CTV

- CTV is home to the Top 2 Canadian lifestyle series -
- Season 5 of THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW and the second season of THE SOCIAL kick off in September 2014 -
- New episodes of THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW and THE SOCIAL continue to air weekdays on CTV and CTV GO -

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TORONTO, Jan. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - As it continues to showcase the lifestyle and entertainment topics that matter most to Canadians, CTV announced today a fifth season order of established audience favourite THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, as well as a second season for its new original talk series THE SOCIAL.

Hosted by Marilyn Denis (@MarilynDenisCTV), and including a wide panel of experts, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW is the most-watched Canadian daytime lifestyle series. In its fifth season, the series will continue to bring viewers entertainment and lifestyle segments, featuring Canadian and international celebrities and experts.

Co-hosted by news anchor Melissa Grelo (@melissagrelo, relationship expert Cynthia Loyst @cynthialoyst), Canada's foremost gossip blogger Lainey Lui (@LaineyGossip, and entertainment reporter Traci Melchor @stayfabulous), THE SOCIAL continues to build its audience month-over-month, and already is the second most-watched Canadian lifestyle series following THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW.

"We've seen great success with CTV's popular daytime lineup, and both THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW and THE SOCIAL play a strong role in that," said Phil King, President - CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming. "Both series have resonated with Canadian viewers, and we look forward to giving them more episodes of these popular shows."

"Both THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW and THE SOCIAL deliver a different take on the entertainment and lifestyle topics that matter to Canadians, and we look forward to delivering new episodes in the fall," said Nanci MacLean, Vice-President, Bell Media Production.

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THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW features Canadian and international celebrities and experts, established and emerging alike. Celebrities who have appeared on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW include Sir Elton John, Diane Keaton, Bradley Cooper, Shania Twain, Hugh Jackman, Michael Bublé, Lionel Richie, Gene Simmons, and many more. THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW airs live weekdays at 10 a.m. ET on CTV, at 11 a.m. ET on CTV Two, and is available live on the CTV GO App and CTV.ca. THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW is also available on demand following the broadcast at Marilyn.ca and CTV GO (check local listings).

THE SOCIAL delivers an innovative forum for viewers to debate and discuss the topics of the day by interacting with the co-hosts through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, among others. Each show kicks-off with a round-table chat featuring the buzz-worthy subjects people are talking or tweeting about, including headlines of the day, celebrity news, and trending topics. The round-table is followed by lifestyle segments inspired by viewers. THE SOCIAL airs weekdays at 1 p.m. (2 p.m. AT) on CTV, 2 p.m. ET on CTV Two, and is available live on the CTV GO App and CTV.ca. THE SOCIAL also airs at 6 p.m. ET on E!, and is available on demand following the broadcast on TheSocial.ca and CTV GO (check local listings).

About THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW
Hosted by Marilyn Denis and broadcast live before a studio audience, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW is a daily entertainment and lifestyle talk show featuring Canadian and international celebrities and experts, established and emerging alike. Celebrities who have appeared on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW include Sir Elton John, Diane Keaton, Bradley Cooper, Shania Twain, Hugh Jackman, Michael Bublé, Lionel Richie, Gene Simmons, and many more. THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW is produced by Bell Media Production, and Michelle Crespi is Executive Producer. Nanci MacLean is Vice-President, Bell Media Production. Catherine MacLeod is Senior Vice-President, Specialty Channels and Bell Media Production. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King, President - CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming. More information about THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, including ticket information, can be found at Marilyn.ca, as well on Facebook and @MarilynDenisCTV

About THE SOCIAL
Co-hosted by Melissa Grelo, Cynthia Loyst, Lainey Lui, and Traci Melchor, with Digital Correspondent Jessica Allen, THE SOCIAL brings a fresh, daily perspective on the up-to-the-minute news, pop culture, and lifestyle topics that matter most to Canadians in a socially interactive format. Broadcast live in front of a studio audience, guests who have appeared on THE SOCIAL include Jessica Alba, Katy Perry, Elisha Cuthbert, Justin Trudeau, Chris Tucker, Michael Bublé, Jann Arden, and Helen Fielding. THE SOCIAL is produced by Bell Media Production, and Michelle Crespi is Executive Producer. Nanci MacLean is Vice-President, Bell Media Production. Catherine MacLeod is Senior Vice-President, Specialty Channels and Bell Media Production. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President - CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming. More information about THE SOCIAL, including ticket information, can be found at TheSocial.ca, as well as on Facebook, @TheSocialCTV, Pinterest, Instagram, and other social media platforms.

About CTV
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 12 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at CTV.ca.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Twitter:
@CTV_PR
@TheSocialCTV
@melissagrelo
@cynthialoyst
@LaineyGossip
@stayfabulous
@TheMarilynShow
@MarilynDenisCTV

Facebook:
Facebook.com/ctv
facebook.com/TheSocialCTV
Facebook.com/MarilynDenis

Instagram:
instagram.com/thesocialctv
instagram.com/marilyndenis

Pinterest:
pinterest.com/TheSocialCTV

Source: BBM Canada
Broadcast year to date: Sept. 23, 2013 - Jan. 12, 2014

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