After cancelling its Citytv Breakfast Television show in Edmonton in early May, Rogers is inviting viewers to dig in to a new show called Dinner Television. Billed as a local, entertaining, and interactive prime-time series, Dinner Television debuted on May 19 and will air daily from 5:00 to 7:00 PM and live online at Citytv.com/Edmonton. Hosted by NHL veteran Jason Strudwick, Dinner Television will also feature Breakfast Television personalities Bridget Ryan and Courtney Theriult, plus sports anchor Claire Hanna.
The dinner timeslot was previously under-served by local programming”, said Jordan Schwartz, Rogers’ VP in-house productions, in the news release. “By tapping into this unchartered territory, we are able to better serve audiences by delivering fresh, interactive programming that showcases local news, festivals, and relevant events as they happen within the community.
The first show on May 19, 2015 featured Courtney Theriault live at the Edmonton International Airport for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines inaugural flight between Amsterdam and Edmonton. Bridget Ryan flipped out at the all-star cheerleading and dance facility, Perfect Storm Athletics and Jason Strudwick chatted with two NDP MLA newbies: 20 year old computer science student, Thomas Dang, and musician now politician, David Shepard.
Studio Guest included Darren Crocker on how social media may be making us terrified to miss out… which could be a fast road to bankruptcy. The Panel Discussion had Kathleen Smith and Donovan Workun into the studio to discuss hot topics in parenting.
In the sports segment of the show, Edmonton Eskimo’s wide receiver Nate Coehoorn and Edmonton-born linebacker Ryan King chatted with Claire Hanna.
Dinner Television at Citytv Edmonton will air again in an encore presentation each weekday morning in the old Breakfast TV timeslot from 5:30 AM to 9:00 AM, with updated local news, traffic, and weather.