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CHUM Television Highlights - "I.Q. Weekend" - 31 Days of Great TV


CHUM TELEVISION Wraps Up “31 Days of Great TV” With Television For Your Mind on BookTelevision and CourtTV Canada “I.Q. Weekend” - Friday, January 21 - Sunday, January 23 -

TORONTO - CHUM Television wraps up “31 Days of Great TV” with smart, provocative programming on BookTelevision and CourtTV Canada during “I.Q. Weekend,” Friday, January 21st - Sunday, January 23rd. Both channels will broadcast a special mix of the kind of typically engaging and thought-provoking programs regularly shown on the stations.

Throughout the “31 Days of Great TV” promotion, CHUM Television is also offering viewers a month-long sampling of the cutting-edge, original and distinctive programming available year round on all of its 11 digital specialty channels, which include Drive-In Classics, FashionTelevisionChannel, MuchLOUD, MuchMoreRetro, MuchVibe, MTV Canada, MTV2, SexTV: The Channel and TV Land.



As part of “Naughty Librarian Month” happening throughout January on BookTelevision, tune in for a “Naughty Librarian Weekend” featuring smart, sexy and provocative programs. From the best of BookTV’s original signature productions - Richler Ink. and The Word This Week - to steamy series, hot movies and documentaries on The Sex Pistols and Nino Ricci, this will be the best weekend you ever spent at the library.

“Take a Girl Like You” - The full series back to back
Friday, January 21st @ 1:00am to 4:00am ET
Head across the pond for a spirited battle of the sexes in this cheeky three-part mini-series, based on the novel by Kingsley Amis. As 1959 England embraces sexual liberation, a young teacher, Jenny Bunn, engages in intellectual foreplay with a dashing but womanizing co-worker. From the boarding schools of the countryside to the jazz clubs and strip bars of Soho, Take a Girl Like You is a flirty, sexy treat! Starring: Sienna Guillory, Rupert Graves

“Richler, Ink.: Lust Lit”
Sunday, January 23rd @ 10:00pm ET
Richler, Ink. turns up the heat with a special episode exploring the carnal side of the world of books. Best-selling author Tom Wolfe talks about his new book, I Am Charlotte Simmons, which chronicles the depravity of college life, including an epidemic of casual sex. Syndicated sex columnist and author Josey Vogels offers her take on lust and lit. Sex therapist Ian Kerner fills us in on his “virtual encyclopedia of female pleasure,” She Comes First: A Thinking Man’s Guide to Pleasuring a Woman. Finally, Helen Boyd, a woman whose husband dresses as woman, explores the relationships of cross-dressing men and their female partners in her book My Husband Betty: Love, Sex and Life with a Cross Dresser.

“Basic Instinct”
Saturday, January 22nd @ 8:00pm ET
Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone star in this groundbreaking, controversial sexual thriller. A detective tracking a killer in a series of sex murders is drawn to a beautiful but manipulative mystery author who may or may not be the prime suspect.

“The Filth and the Fury”
Saturday, January 22nd @ midnight ET
God Save the Queen!
The Sex Pistol’s music and image espoused nihilism and anarchy to spit in the faces of 1970s British elite, including the government and monarchy. This documentary, which includes archival TV footage, live footage, and voice-overs by Johnny Rotten and Malcolm McLaren, intelligently examines the potency and timeliness of the band’s anti-establishment venom.

“The Word This Week: Sexual Outlaws”
Sunday, January 23rd @ 9:30pm ET
Work out a few “kinks” as The Word This Week profiles sexual groundbreakers in the world of literature. First, we explore the life and talent of Pauline Reage, the author of the controversial book The Story of O. Next, we profile a new literary anthology written by gay and lesbian members of the Jamaican community. Finally, we hit the streets of Vancouver to uncover a book club with a unique twist - its members are sex trade workers.

“Nino Ricci”
Sunday, January 23rd @ 9:00pm ET
Explore the life of award-winning, Canadian writer Nino Ricci, author of several emotionally truthful, magical novels exploring everything from coming-of-age to the spiritual crisis of the Holy Roman Empire.

CourtTV Canada

Learn how investigative teams uncover the clues and information to solve their cases in the CourtTV series New Detectives and then go inside some of the most fascinating criminal psyches in The Criminal Mind. Plus, two blockbuster films including Pierce Brosnan as a billionaire out to commit the perfect crime and the movie that had roommates everywhere second-guessing their flatmates.

“New Detectives”
Saturday, January 22nd @ 8:00pm ET
Follow the cutting edge of forensic science in the lab and on the street, as investigators use the latest technology - from DNA mapping to skeletal analysis to chemical toxicology - to unravel the most intricate mysteries. Tag along as The New Detectives tackles everything from historic battles to insurance claims - even solving old crimes once thought unsolvable.

“Single White Female”
Saturday, January 22nd @ 9:00pm & midnight ET
In this taut psychological thriller, attractive Manhattanite Allison Jones seeks out a roommate to help with the rent. When she takes in the timid, frumpy Hedra Carlson, Allison gets more than she bargained for as her unstable new roomie develops a dangerous fixation.
Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bridget Fonda and Steven Weber

“The Criminal Mind”
Sunday, January 23rd @ 8:00pm & 11:30pm ET
Hosted by real-crime novelist Kirstie McLellan, this investigative series delves into the most fascinating criminal cases of our time. Experts from the fields of forensics, psychology and criminal law discuss the nuances of noteworthy cases, their specific challenges, and future implications for other investigations - all with a uniquely Canadian view. In this episode - Violence in the Classroom, McLellan looks at the W.R. Myers High School shooting in Taber, Alberta, which occurred eight days after the Columbine High School shooting in Littleton, Colorado. Panelists include Dale Lang, whose son was killed in the Taber shooting.

“The Thomas Crown Affair”
Sunday, January 23rd @ 9:00pm & midnight ET
Superstars Pierce Bronson and Rene Russo tastefully reinvent this 1968 romantic heist-film classic. Thomas Crown is an irresistible billionaire who, in search of a new challenge, attempts to pull of the perfect crime; Catherine Banning is a genius investigator who solitarily suspects Crown is the culprit. For the first time in their lives, the two have met their equal. Starring: Pierce Bronson, Rene Russo

CHUM Television is a division of CHUM Limited (TSX: CHM/CHM.NV.B, www.chumlimited .com), one of Canada’s leading media companies and content providers which owns and operates 32 radio stations, 12 local television stations and 21 specialty channels. CHUM’s original content is seen in over 120 countries worldwide and is distributed via new media platforms, including interactive television, wireless services and exclusive CHUM-branded Internet properties.

31 Days of Great TV

Running from Jan. 1 to Jan 31, 2005, 31 Days of Great TV is an innovative, cooperative programming, distribution and marketing initiative designed to highlight the best programming on the digital dial. Featuring more than 40 participating digital channels from Alliance Atlantis Communications, Astral Media, CanWest MediaWorks, CBC, CHUM Television, Corus Entertainment, Craig Media, CTV Inc., Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Rogers Media, Stornoway Communications and Channel Zero, viewers subscribing to digital services will have access to all new specialty channels throughout January. Special themed weekends include: Exclusive (Jan. 1-Jan. 2), Family Time (Jan. 7-9), Adrenaline (Jan. 14-16), and I.Q. (Jan. 21-23).


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