Entertainment Tonight Canada

ET Canada (previously referred to as Entertainment Tonight Canada) is a Canadian entertainment news television series, using the same format as the American entertainment newsmagazine Entertainment Tonight. ET Canada was a broadcast show that aired back-to-back with the American version on most of Global's stations.

Entertainment Tonight Canada
Also known asET Canada
Created byAl Masini
Based onEntertainment Tonight
Presented by
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons19
No. of episodes4,660 (as of 6 October 2023; 4,617 weekdays; 43 weekend)
Executive producerJohn Kampilis (Executive Producer) Laura Carroll (Executive Producer)
Production locationsGlobal Television
Toronto, Ontario
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesCorus Entertainment
in association with:
CBS Media Ventures
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 12, 2005 (2005-09-12) –
October 6, 2023 (2023-10-06)

ET Canada was hosted by longtime Global Toronto entertainment host Cheryl Hickey and Sangita Patel, while presented alongside reporters Carlos Bustamante and Keshia Chanté.

ETC Live was an online show in connection with ET Canada, that aired weekdays via Facebook and YouTube, shot live with expanded coverage of entertainment news. It was an interactive show, allowing viewers to submit commentary as Weston, Chanté and Graeme O'Neil debate topics.

In 2021, Global announced the launch of a weekend edition of ET Canada; that version aired on Saturdays with host Sangita Patel and premiered on September 18, 2021. Thie edition of the series was not renewed for a second season.

On September 27, 2023, Global announced the cancellation of the series, with the final episode airing October 6.[1]

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The show was nominated for a Gemini Award in the best general interest series category in 2006.

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The show has also added three spin-off shows and an annual special. ET Canada: Behind the Scenes gives viewers a peek behind the curtain, showcasing the team behind the brand. There have been two installments to date, the first highlighting the Toronto International Film Festival, debuted in October 2011. The second brought fans to the Grammy Awards, and documented the last minute-changes to the live red carpet show, in the wake of Whitney Houston's shocking sudden death.

ET Canada: Conversations highlights major international stars in extended long form interviews. The premiere episode featured Michael Bublé and aired in December 2011. Since then, One Direction, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Nickelback, Kylie Minogue, and Carrie Underwood have all been subjects.

From 2008 through 2015, Global produced coverage of New Year's Eve festivities from Queen Victoria Park and the Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls, Ontario, co-branded as the ET Canada New Year's Eve Bash. The special—which had originally been produced as a local telecast for CHCH—was discontinued in 2015.[2][3]

In June 2016, the show began infrequent additional live episodes on Facebook. On September 12, 2016, ET Canada Live began its daily broadcast online and on Global.[4][5] Similar to Access Hollywood Live and TMZ Live, the show is shot during the afternoon in-studio and features viewer interaction.

In 2017, ET Canada launched ETC Live an online show that airs live weekdays on Facebook and Youtube with an expanded coverage of entertainment news. Often hosted by Roz Weston, Graeme O'Neil and Keshia Chanté.

Dallas Dixon is ET Canada’s Pride Correspondent on-air, while also hosting & producing ET Canada Pride, a digital series on LGBTQ-oriented entertainment news,[6] while Morgan Hoffman hosts Royal Rewind, a digital series reporting news involving the British royal family. Both ET Canada Pride and Royal Rewind received Canadian Screen Award nominations for Best Web Program or Series, Nonfiction at the 10th Canadian Screen Awards in 2022[7] and at the 11th Canadian Screen Awards in 2023, with ET Canada Pride winning the award in 2023.[8]

In 2021, the series also produced Artists & Icons: Indigenous Entertainers in Canada, a special episode devoted to highlighting the achievements of indigenous actors and musicians working in Canadian entertainment, to mark the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. The special also received two CSA nominations in 2021, for Best Talk Program or Series and Best Direction, Lifestyle or Information (Ryan Carter).[7]

References edit

  1. ^ Jenna Benchetrit, "Entertainment Tonight Canada to end after 18 seasons". CBC News, September 27, 2023.
  2. ^ Hutton, Richard (2015-11-19). "Global pulls out of Niagara Falls New Year's Eve show". NiagaraThisWeek.com. Retrieved 2023-09-15.
  3. ^ "A look back at 25 years of our New Year's Eve concert". Niagara Falls Review. 2015-12-30. Retrieved 2023-09-15.
  4. ^ "'ET Canada' offers Facebook users a daily dose of entertainment". Cartt.ca. September 8, 2016. Retrieved March 29, 2017.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Enrertainment Tonight Canada
  6. ^ "ET Canada Pride: The LGBTQ+ Series Full of Laughs and Love". Beyond Fashion, November 12, 2019.
  7. ^ a b Brent Furdyk, "2022 Canadian Screen Award Nominees Announced, ‘Sort Of’ & ‘Scarborough’ Lead The Pack" Archived 2022-03-08 at the Wayback Machine. ET Canada, February 15, 2022.
  8. ^ Jenna Benchetrit, "Brother dominates with a dozen wins on third night of Canadian Screen Awards". CBC News, April 13, 2023.

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