Global to air Entertainment Tonight Canada

Just in time for the Toronto International Film Festival, CanWest announced the launch of a new celeb magazine show Entertainment Tonight Canada (ET Canada) this morning. The net's Cheryl Hickey will host the half-hour program, which will air daily at 7 p.m. beginning Monday, Sept. 12 on Global Ontario and Quebec. MuchMusic grad Rick Campanelli, Rosey Edeh, formerly of CTV's E-Talk, Kim D'eon of the CBC's The Hour fame and Roz Weston from Toronto 1's A-List have also signed on as reporters.

ET Canada will be produced in partnership with its sister show in the U.S., and according to a release, the show will have Canuck and American production teams working in tandem daily. Branding for the new show will remain almost identical to the original with similar graphics and the rights to use the ET theme song. Under the ET brand, the Canuck version will have access to archives containing 24 years of exclusive history and info. The difference? ET Canada's segments will retain a Canadian perspective, emphasizing Canadian talent and (hopefully) boosting the image of Canada as Hollywood North.

Just in time for the Toronto International Film Festival, CanWest announced the launch of a new celeb magazine show Entertainment Tonight Canada (ET Canada) this morning. The net’s Cheryl Hickey will host the half-hour program, which will air daily at 7 p.m. beginning Monday, Sept. 12 on Global Ontario and Quebec. MuchMusic grad Rick Campanelli, Rosey Edeh, formerly of CTV’s E-Talk, Kim D’eon of the CBC’s The Hour fame and Roz Weston from Toronto 1′s A-List have also signed on as reporters.

ET Canada will be produced in partnership with its sister show in the U.S., and according to a release, the show will have Canuck and American production teams working in tandem daily. Branding for the new show will remain almost identical to the original with similar graphics and the rights to use the ET theme song. Under the ET brand, the Canuck version will have access to archives containing 24 years of exclusive history and info. The difference? ET Canada‘s segments will retain a Canadian perspective, emphasizing Canadian talent and (hopefully) boosting the image of Canada as Hollywood North.