Friday, September 18, 2009

TV News: Space's October Schedule


From a press release

Get lost in the vast unknown of SPACE, with the new series STARGATE UNIVERSE (SGU). SGU premieres Friday, October 2 at 9 p.m. ET. Continuing Fridays at 10 p.m. ET. The quest for non-human intelligence and otherworldly beings arrives with Season 2 of SPACE’s original series SANCTUARY, premiering Friday, October 9 at 9 p.m. ET.


  • The Antares’ exploration of the solar system halts mid-mission with the season finale of DEFYING GRAVITY Friday, October 23 at 8 p.m. ET
  • Visit the town of EUREKA and meet the local geniuses as Season 3 continues on SPACE, Thursday, October 1 at 10 p.m. ET. New episodes all-month long.
  • See how director Spike Jonze brings Maurice Sendak’s classic book to life in SPACE’s special premiere of BEYOND THE SCREEN: WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, Saturday, October 17 at 10 a.m. ET.
  • View your brains out with the SPACE ZOMBIE WEEKEND, nightly October 2-4.
  • FRINGE continues Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET
  • Season 9 of SMALLVILLE continues Sundays at 8 p.m. ET. New episodes all month all long.
  • Season 6 of MEDIUM continues Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET. New episodes all month long.
  • Season 5 of SUPERNATURAL continues Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET. New episodes all month long.
  • Get your horror movie fix with SPACE’s October Frightmares. All horror movies, all month long! See listings below for full details.

** Media note ** Download photos from www.ctvmedia.ca/space. Screeners available upon request.
Below is a chronological listing of October 1-31 programming highlights. All programming is subject to change.

ZOMBIE WEEKEND:

Friday, October 2
12 a.m. ET– Fido (2006)
Timmy Robinson's best friend in the whole wide world is a six-foot tall rotting zombie named Fido. But when Fido eats the next-door neighbor, Mom and Dad hit the roof, and Timmy must fight to keep Fido part of the family. Stars Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly and Dylan Baker.

Saturday, October 3
9 p.m. ET – Dawn of the Dead (2004)
A nurse, a policeman and other survivors of a worldwide plague that produces aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a Midwestern shopping mall. Stars Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames and Jake Weber.

11:25 p.m. ET – Land of the Dead (2005)
The living dead have taken over the world, and the last humans live in a walled city in an effort to protect themselves. Stars Simon Baker, John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper.

Sunday, October 4
9 p.m. ET – Shaun of the Dead (2004)
A man decides to win back his ex-girlfriend and reconcile with his mother all while dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead. Stars Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield and Nick Frost.

11:10 p.m. ET – S.S. Doomtrooper (2006)
A genetically bred Nazi super soldier fights Allied troops. Stars Cormin Nemec, James Pomichter and Marianne Filali.

SPACE SERIES AND PREMIERES:

Thursday, October 1

10 p.m. ET/PT – EUREKA Season 3.5 – “Welcome Back, Carter” **SEASON PREMIERE**
Following his firing in "From Fear to Eternity", Carter attends a job interview with the Department of Homeland Security. Deputy Lupo hands in her resignation on learning her new boss is a robot.

Friday, October 2
9 p.m. ET/PT – STARGATE UNIVERSE (SGU) – “Air” **SERIES PREMIERE**
SGU follows a band of soldiers, scientists and civilians, who must fend for themselves as they are forced through a Stargate and emerge aboard an ancient ship, when their hidden base comes under attack. Faced with meeting the most basic needs of food, water and air, the group must unlock the secrets of the ship's Stargate to survive.

Thursday, October 8
10 p.m. ET/PT – EUREKA Season 3.5 – “Your Face or Mine”
It is time for physical exams for the Sheriff's department and an upgrade for the town's security system, both Eureka-styled by Global Dynamics.

Thursday, October 15
10 p.m. ET/PT – EUREKA Season 3.5 – “Insane in the P-Brane”
When objects begin moving on their own, Carter and newcomer Dr. Tess Fontana visit the "other side" to find the answer.

Saturday, October 17
10 a.m. ET/PT – BEYOND THE SCREEN: WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE ** PREMIERE**
A behind the scenes look at how Spike Jonze brings the film Where The Wild Things Are to life with a mixture of real actors, computer animation and live puppeteering. Includes interviews with cast and crew.

Thursday, October 22
10 p.m. ET/PT – EUREKA Season 3.5 – “It’s Not Easy Being Green”
When the bowling team from Area 51 hits town, the long-standing rivalry-cum-war is reignited, and a prank goes horribly wrong.

Thursday, October 29
10 p.m. ET/PT – EUREKA Season 3.5 – “If You Build It…”
A wave of wholesale looting hits Eureka, and when the missing objects turn up in a field it becomes a race against time to find the cause.

SPACE MOVIE PREMIERES:

Monday, October 5
9 p.m. ET/PT – Scream (1996)
A psychopathic serial killer is stalking a group of teens. Stars David Arquette, Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox.

Saturday, October 10
9 p.m. ET/PT – Darkness (2002)
A family moves into a quaint country home where nothing is as it seems. Stars Anna Paquin and Lena Olin.

Saturday, October 17
9 p.m. ET – The Return (2006)
Joanna Mills, a traveling business woman, begins having nightmares of an unsolved 15 year old murder. Stars Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Monday, October 19
9 p.m. ET – Scream 2 (1997)
Trying to forget what happened in Woodsboro, Sidney Prescott relocates to Windsor College only to find that another psychotic killer wants her dead. Stars David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Saturday, October 24
9 p.m. ET – Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
While on a road trip, two brothers and their girlfriends get into an accident that begins a terrifying experience in a secluded house of horrors. Stars Jordana Brewster.

Saturday, October 31
9 p.m. ET – Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
A group of friends passing through town are stalked and hunted down by a deformed killer with a chainsaw. Stars Jessica Biel.

For more information, please contact:

Michelle Lomack, Acting Publicist, 416-384-5276, michelle.lomack@ctv.ca
Mary Costa, Senior Publicist, 416-384-7702, mary.costa@ctv.ca

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