Entertainment Tonight Canada
|Entertainment Tonight Canada|
Logo for Entertainment Tonight Canada
|Presented by||Cheryl Hickey (2005–present)
Rick Campanelli (2005–present)
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||6|
|Executive producer(s)||Tamara Simoneau|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Shaw Media
in association with:
CBS Television Distribution
|Original run||September 12, 2005 – present|
Entertainment Tonight Canada (often shortened to ET Canada) is a daily entertainment newsmagazine show that airs primetime on Global Television in Canada. Encore presentations can also be found on the Slice and TVtropolis channels, both of which are part of the Shaw Media network. Entertainment Tonight Canada first aired on September 12, 2005 and covers both Canadian and international entertainment affairs encompassing film, television, music, sports, theatre, fashion, special events and awards shows.
Entertainment Tonight Canada collaborates closely with and is patterned after its American counterpart, Entertainment Tonight. In most Canadian television markets, the American edition of Entertainment Tonight airs back-to-back alongside Entertainment Tonight Canada.
ET Canada is hosted by longtime Global Ontario entertainment reporter Cheryl Hickey and former MuchMusic VJ Rick Campanelli. When the show debuted in 2005, Hickey was the sole host and Campanelli was a reporter, but Campanelli later became a full co-host. Reporters associated with the program include Rosey Edeh (formerly of CNN and MSNBC), Roz Weston (formerly of CKXT's The A-List), Kim D'Eon (formerly of CBC News: The Hour and Street Cents), Erin Cebula, Natasha Gargiulo and Sangita Patel.
The production of Entertainment Tonight Canada episodes take place at the Global Television Network studios located on 81 Barber Greene Road in the Don Mills neighbourhood of Toronto.
The show was nominated for a Gemini Award in the best general interest series category in 2006.
The show has also added two spin-off type shows. "ET Canada: Behind the Scenes" gives viewers a peak 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, and Carrie Underwood have all been subjects.
- Sangita Patel Joins The ET Canada Family March 19, 2013 ET Canada blog.
- Day, Matt (January 1, 2013). Starting the New Year right. Niagara Falls Review. Retrieved January 1, 2013.
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