2009 in Canadian television

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The following is a list of events affecting Canadian television in 2009. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, cancellations, and channel launches, closures and rebrandings.

Events[edit]

Date Event
March 29 2009 Juno Awards
April 4 29th Genie Awards
May 31 Sébastien Tremblay, runner up of the fourth season of Loft Story wins the sixth and final season of Loft Story, under the title of Loft Story : La revanche.
June 30 Channel Zero announces they have purchased CHCH and CJNT, and saved both stations from closure. The deal is awaiting approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
August 31 The last scheduled day of broadcast for E! and its affiliate CHCA in Red Deer, along with A station CKNX-TV in Wingham, Ontario as CTVglobemedia converted it to a rebroadcaster of CFPL-TV in London, Ontario. The demise of the E! system also caused co-owned CHBC-TV in Kelowna, British Columbia to switch to the Global Television Network. Also, Channel Zero closes in on acquiring CHCH Hamilton & CJNT Montreal. In addition, French language Quebec TV network TQS is renamed as V.
September 4 Canwest announces they have sold CHEK-TV to local investors, 4 days after the station's scheduled last day of broadcast.
October 2 CKX-TV goes off the air after 54 years of broadcasting.
October 19 DIY Network launches in Canada.
October 21 The CBC announced that CBC Newsworld would be re-branded as CBC News Network. The rebranding took place on October 26.[1]
November 2 Discovery Kids Canada was replaced by Nickelodeon.
November 14 2009 Gemini Awards

Television programs[edit]

Programs debuting in 2009[edit]

Show Station Premiere Date
Being Erica CBC January 5
Wild Roses January 6
Howie Do It Global January 9
ZOS: Zone of Separation The Movie Network/Movie Central January 19
In Real Life YTV March 4
League of Super Evil March 7
The Line The Movie Network/Movie Central March 16
CP24 Breakfast CP24 March 26
Bob & Doug Global April 19
Producing Parker TVtropolis May 4
The Listener CTV June 4
Stoked! Teletoon June 25
Conviction Kitchen Citytv September 13
The Foundation Showcase
The Ron James Show CBC Television September 25
Battle of the Blades October 4
My Rona Home Citytv
TV with TV's Jonathan Torrens TVTropolis October 9
Connect with Mark Kelley CBC News Network October 26
The Lang and O'Leary Exchange
Power & Politics
Cra$h & Burn Showcase November 18

Programs ending in 2009[edit]

Show Station Cancelled
Sophie CBC March 23
Corner Gas CTV April 13
The Best Years Global May 15
CBC News: Sunday Night CBC May 31
Henry's Amazing Animals Discovery Kids November 2

Deaths[edit]

Date Name Age Notability
July 21 Les Lye 84 Canadian TV actor and broadcaster (You Can't Do That On Television)
August 23 Ryan Jenkins 32 Canadian businessman and reality television participant; Alleged killer of American-born ex-wife Jasmine Fiore (Megan Wants a Millionaire)
October 23 Lou Jacobi 95 Canadian-born American television and film actor (The Dean Martin Show, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., That Girl) [2]

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