Entertainment Tonight Canada
(often shortened to ET Canada
) is a Canadian
entertainment newsmagazine series, launched on September 12
. The program is patterned after the American
series Entertainment Tonight
, and collaborates closely with its American parent. ET Canada
airs weeknights; on most Global stations it airs at 7:00pm followed by the American version. In Manitoba
, it airs at 10:00 pm; in British Columbia
it airs at 7:30, as a border station in Seattle carries the American version at 7:00. (See simultaneous substitution
ET Canada is hosted by longtime Global Ontario entertainment reporter Cheryl Hickey. Reporters associated with the program include Rosey Edeh (formerly of CNN and MSNBC), Roz Weston (formerly of Toronto 1's The A-List), Rick Campanelli (formerly of MuchMusic), Kim D'Eon (formerly of CBC News: The Hour & Street Cents), Erin Cebula, Natasha Gargiulo and broadcast journalist/actress Olivia Cheng (formerly of Global Edmonton, Global BC, and the Edmonton Journal). The show's senior executive producer is Zev Shalev.
As of January 27
, ET Canada
celebrated its 100th
episode claiming to be the "Most Watched Entertainment News Program in Canada", suggesting it has quickly overcome the longstanding eTalk Daily
as Canada's 'number one entertainment news program'. The show was nominated for a Gemini award in the best general interest series category in 2006.
If ET Canada airs a scene from a program on a competing network, that network's logo is blurred out; If it is a scene from a program that's from a network in the USA, that network's logo is kept in, since Global normally hijacks from American networks to begin with for its shows.