Entertainment Tonight Canada
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|Entertainment Tonight Canada|
|Presented by||Cheryl Hickey, host (2005–present)
Rick Campanelli, co-host (2005–present)
Carlos Bustamante, host (2017-present)
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||10|
|Executive producer(s)||Sholeh Fabbri (Executive Producer), Jodie Davis (Co-Executive Producer)|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Corus Entertainment
in association with:
CBS Television Distribution
|Original release||September 12, 2005 – present|
Entertainment Tonight Canada (branded as ET Canada) is a Canadian entertainment news television series, using the same format as the American entertainment newsmagazine Entertainment Tonight. ET Canada airs back-to-back with the American version on most of Global's stations.
ET Canada is hosted by longtime Global Toronto entertainment reporter Cheryl Hickey and Rick Campanelli. Reporters associated with the program include Roz Weston, Erin Cebula, Natasha Gargiulo and Sangita Patel.
The show was nominated for a Gemini Award in the best general interest series category in 2006.
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, and Carrie Underwood have all been subjects.
From 2008 through 2015, Global also 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 was previously a local broadcast on Hamilton's CHCH prior to its sale to Channel Zero, but was expanded and re-positioned as a nationally-focused broadcast on Global with more prominent performers. The telecast was cancelled in 2015 due to high production costs.
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. Similar to Access Hollywood Live and TMZ Live, the show is shot during the afternoon in-studio and features viewer interaction.
- Sangita Patel Joins The ET Canada Family March 19, 2013 ET Canada blog.
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- "‘ET Canada’ offers Facebook users a daily dose of entertainment". Cartt.ca. September 8, 2016. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
- "Entertainment Tonight Canada Live (News Magazine)". TV Passport. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
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