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TMCNet:  ET Canada LIVE Returns this March with All-Star Canadian Actors and Personalities including Meg Tilly, Lisa Ray, Mike Holmes and The Real Housewives of Vancouver's Jody Claman

[February 21, 2013]

ET Canada LIVE Returns this March with All-Star Canadian Actors and Personalities including Meg Tilly, Lisa Ray, Mike Holmes and The Real Housewives of Vancouver's Jody Claman

TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2013, 2013 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) -- Plus, one lucky fan will have the opportunity to make their primetime debut as an ET Canada special guest correspondent during the March 27(th) broadcast For additional photography and press kit materials visit: http://shawmediatv.ca and follow us on Twitter at @GlobalTV_PR / @shawmediaTV_PR To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/XODDZS This March, Global's Entertainment Tonight Canada goes live each Wednesday night with a top-notch roster of Canadian guests including Academy Award(® )nominee and Bomb Girls star Meg Tilly, award-winning actress and Top Chef host Lisa Ray, Holmes Makes It Right host Mike Holmes and Real Housewives of Vancouver star Jody Claman. Featuring the hottest news of the day, lively discussions and informal panels with hosts Cheryl Hickey (@CherylHickeyETC), Rick Campanelli (@RCampanelliETC and Roz Weston @RozWeston), each 30-minute show (March 6, 13, 20 and 27) will also include surprise celebrity guests.

"Our first foray into the live-show format last fall was met with such excitement and enthusiasm from our fans that we knew we had to do it again," said Tamara Simoneau, Sr. Executive Producer, ET Canada. "Jam-packed with the latest news, fiery debates, exclusive interviews with some of our favourite celebs and last-minute surprises, ET Canada Live promises to keep viewers on their toes! And for one lucky fan, it will be the experience of a lifetime as he or she joins us as a special correspondent." Once again, viewers will be able to direct questions to ET Canada hosts and celebrity guests and see their "posts" on the stories of the day via the social stream with the hashtag #etclive, airing throughout each broadcast. Viewers will also be able to vote on the best celebrity fashion, most juicy star moments and take part in ET Canada's fun Face Off online polling.

For the first time ever, one viewer - as voted by fans - will be in the spotlight as a special guest on the final live show. Primped and styled by ET Canada's glam squad, the pop culture junkie-turned-reporter will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from the best entertainment team in the biz Cheryl Hickey, Rick Campanelli and Roz Weston, and to rub shoulders with the celebrity guests of the day. Starting March 6, Canadians can submit their 60-second audition video online; voting on the selected finalists will begin on March 13. For further information and contest details, visit etcanada.com.

Guests joining ET Canada Live in March include: Academy Award nominee Meg Tilly stars in Global's critically acclaimed original series Bomb Girls which follows the incredible journey of the Canadian women and men of Victory Munitions who flourish under adversity of war and defiantly forge unexpected bonds of friendship and love. New episodes of Bomb Girls Season 2 return to Global starting Monday, March 25 at 9pm ET/PT.

Internationally-acclaimed film actress, TV host, model, and philanthropist Lisa Ray returns to host the third season of Food Network Canada's #1 series, Top Chef Canada, premiering March 18 at 10pm ET/9pm PT.

Mike Holmes will be celebrating his 10(th) anniversary on HGTV Canada this spring! Join him in celebrating with a new one-hour special and all-new episodes of the hit series Holmes Makes It Right this April on HGTV Canada.

A successful, self-made business woman with an empire that includes an upscale boutique, a fashion line, a tea house and a catering company, Jody Claman currently stars in Slice(TM )'s highest rated series The Real Housewives of Vancouver. Currently in season two, the series airs Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT only on Slice(TM).

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Twitter: ET Canada @ETCanada Facebook: ET Canada facebook.com/EntertainmentTonightCanada About Entertainment Tonight Canada Entertainment Tonight Canada is the country's most trusted entertainment newsmagazine, delivering in depth and breaking up-to-the minute celebrity, film, television and music news. Together with trusted global powerhouse, Entertainment Tonight, ET Canada delivers the Most Watched Hour of Entertainment News to Canadians every night, every week, coast to coast. Hosted by Cheryl Hickey and Rick Campanelli, ET Canada is produced by Shaw Media for Global Television in association with Paramount Domestic Television. Tamara Simoneau serves as Senior Executive Producer.

Global Television is a Shaw Media network.

About Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network.

Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, History Television and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (TSX: SJR.B) (NYSE: SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.

SOURCE: Global Television To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2013/21/c7264.html SOURCE: Global Television SOURCE: ET CANADA Anne Vranic Publicist, Global Television (416) 934-6999 Anne.Vranic@ShawMedia.ca Grace Park Publicity Manager, Global Television (416) 967-2484 Grace.Park@ShawMedia.ca

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