October 2007

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With 1.5 million total viewers, and 778,000 viewers 18-49, “Are You Smarter Than a Canadian 5th Grader” roared in, rated as the most-watched premiere of any new Canadian show on any network this season.

The much-loved quizzer topped the recent premiere of Corner Gas by 69% among viewers 18-49 and by 21% for total viewers…and that of Little Mosque by 124% and 88% respectively.

(All data BBM Nielsen Media Research based on Adults 18-49 unless otherwise indicated.)

The new coucil members are up with Laurel and Anjay at the crack of dawn. When Zach rings the bell to wake everyone up, Taylor gets up and screams at him and says that she’s now going to put all the pressure on him that he put on her. Unfortunately it’s in the form of name calling.

There is a little trash problem. Two weeks in the town and the garbage is piling up. The council decides that they will take it out of town and bury it. They decide to get some of the bigger kids to help take the garbage out passed the water pumps along with Taylor and Leila.

Taylor and Leila refuse to help and everyone is calling them spoilt brats. They tell them that they will be punished for not helping.

They all drag the trash out to the middle of nowhere and start digging a hole. Guylan Isn’t that good a digger but the job gets done in the end. Leila changes her mind and realises that she needs to do some work as the punishment is likely to be harsh.

The council members tell Taylor that she has to fill the water tank by herself. She gets some water in the buckets and tips it out in front of them. She says that they’re all dictators and not the boss of her.

They’re low on water and the whole town comes together and carries water up to the tower so there is clean water to do dishes with after DK inspires everyone to come together and do.

It’s time for the next showdown. There is 15 minutes for the pioneers to find 75 cans for their town reward buried in 1600 gallons of baked beans and surrounded by 30 pigs. The team with the most cans at the end will be the upper class with the following districts taking the following jobs.

Jonathan counts the cans. Blue gets 17 cans. Red gets 24 cans. Yellow district gets 19 cans. Green has 20 cans which means they take the merchants and the whole town gets the reward.

The two choices are a huge selection of fruit and vegetables and two gas powered dune buggies. Taylor and Mike are regretting not being on the council and want the dune buggies. The council decide on the fruit and veges which will probably make some parents very proud.

Taylor and Leila decide to make a fruit salad instead of doing the dishes which Zach assigned them. Taylor says she’s not lazy because a lazy person sits on their butt all day watching TV. Zach tells her that she wont be getting paid because she hasn’t done her jobs and promises she will never get a gold star.

The council members deliberate about who to give the gold star to. It sounds like they’re quite keen on DK getting it. At the council meeting, the town is angry with Taylor and begs her to go home because she’s not pulling her wait. DK stands up and says everyone needs to chill out.

When Jonathan asks if anyone wants to go home, DK raises his hand and says he’s sick of all the drama. Guylan goes to talk to DK and tries to convince him to stay and begs him to give it one more chance. Everyone wants him to stay and there are a lot of tears. He decides to stay much to everyone’s relief. The council tells him that he’s won the gold star this week and his demeanor is very different from what it was a few moments ago.

DK gets to call his folks and they’re stoked to hear he won a $20,000 gold star. They’re very proud of him.

Guylan asks if he’s glad he stayed. He’s proud he’s decided to stay.

It was the highest scoring round so far in the competition but tonight, one more couple will be kicked out of the competition.

The rankings from last nights show were:

9th Mark and Kym 22/30
8th Floyd & Karina 23/30
5th Jane & Tony 26/30
5th Marie & Johnathan 26/30
5th Mel & Maks 26/30
2nd Cameron & Edyta 27/30
2nd Helio & Julianne 27/30
2nd Jennie & Derek 27/30
1st Sabrina & Mark 30/30

The judges want to see an encor performance of Cameron & Edyta’s Paso Doble.

Choreographer Wade Robson performs a group performance to Psapp - The Only Thing I Ever Wanted - Hi Hi

The Bottom Two this week are:
Floyd & Karina and Mel & Maks

Going home are: Floyd & Karina

Next week the remaining stars perform Samba and Rumba on Latin Night.

At The Comedy Network, we’ve noticed that more than a few guest stars on The Simpsons have now passed on. Perhaps there is a spooky Springfield curse or a little animated animosity towards these a-listers? We don’t know. What we do know is that resurrecting a few of these fallen stars is a real classy way to celebrate Halloween!

The Comedy Network summons the dearly departed with the seven-night “Springfield Ressurected Marathon,” airing nightly between October 29 and November 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

The marathon features classic episodes of The Simpsons starring the deceased George Harrison, Joey Ramone, Linda McCartney, Bob Denver, John Entwhistle, Johnny Cash and Rodney Dangerfield. May they rest in peace.

The resurrection includes:

Monday, October 29: “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet”

After Bart and Lisa find one of his old records, Homer recalls his days as a member of a Beatles-esque barbershop quartet, told via flashbacks. Featuring George Harrison (1943-2001).

Tuesday, October 30: “Rosebud”

Yearning for his lost youth and innocence, Mr. Burns searches for his beloved childhood teddy bear, Bobo. When Maggie comes across the bear, she claims it as her own. Mr. Burns tries to get his Bobo back by any means necessary. Featuring Joey Ramone (1951-2001).

Wednesday, October 31: “Lisa the Vegetarian”

After a trip to a petting zoo, Lisa is unable to eat lamb. This exposes her to ridicule and resentment from her father and friends. But with help from Apu, Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney, she stays true to her new path of vegetarianism. Featuring Linda McCartney (1941-1998).

Thursday, November 1: “Simpson’s Tide”

Homer gets fired from the nuclear plant and decides to join the Naval Reserve. Meanwhile, Bart gets an earring to look cool, but Homer makes him quit wearing it and

ends up taking it with him to sea. Homer makes some bad decisions and nearly starts a war. Bart’s earring comes in handy when the ship springs a leak. Featuring Bob Denver (1935-2005).

Friday, November 2: “A Tale of Two Springfields”

When the phone company gives Springfield a new area code, Homer revolts taking the part of Springfield with the new area code (the poor side of town) with him. Soon it’s Olde Springfield versus New Springfield. As mayor of New Springfield, Homer runs it haphazardly and soon the population of New Springfield moves over to Olde Springfield, leaving the Simpson family as the only residents. It takes a Who concert to bring the two parts of Springfield together. Featuring John Entwhistle (1944-2002).

Saturday, November 3: “The Mysterious Voyage of Homer”

At the big annual chili cook-off Homer eats some of Chief Wiggum’s chili with Guatemalan insanity peppers, and it burns the hell out of Homer’s mouth. He decides to put wax in his mouth, so he can eat the peppers whole. After eating a few, he begins hallucinating, runs off into the sunset and experiences a strange journey. Featuring Johnny Cash (1932-2003).

Sunday, November 4: “Burns Baby Burns”

The family goes to an apple mill and on the way home, they see a hitchhiker. Homer wants to pick him up, but Marge is totally against it. Ignoring her, Homer picks him up and finds out that he is Mr. Burns’ illegitimate son, Larry. He helps Larry get in touch with Burns, but Mr. Burns cannot stand him, because he is boorish, obnoxious and rude. Featuring Rodney Dangerfield (1921-2004).

Private Practice received another fantastic bill of health last night when 1.6 million viewers watched out of simulcast on CTV, data from BBM Nielsen Research confirms today.

Out of simulcast, the breakout hit delivered as many viewers last night as its series premiere in simulcast on CTV/ABC on Sept. 26.

Private Practice is up 17% from last week, won its timeslot for the night in all key demos and was the No. 3 program of the evening.

Since it first began airing out of simulcast on CTV during its second week, Private Practice is up 32% among total viewers, 37% among A25-54 and 10% among A18-49. In the last three weeks, Private Practice has grown from 1.08 million to 1.38 million to 1.6 million among total viewers. The series remains Canada’s #1 new series with an average audience of 1.4 million viewers, followed by this fall’s other breakout hit, Pushing Daisies, also seen on CTV.

Also Wednesday, CTV’s CSI: NY became the most-watched television program of the week when it delivered 2.463 million viewers to rank #1 for the night. CTV’s Criminal Minds had its most-watched episode of the season and placed in the #2 position with 2.438 million viewers, including 1.5 million viewers A25-54 and 1.295 million viewers A18-49.

Out of Time

ONE-TIME ONLY PRE-RELEASE: Monday, November 5 – 7pm ET/PT

Peter and Caitlin learn about the end stage affects of the Heroes virus.

Many of the Heroes work together to fight the nightmare-man. West meets HRG. Hiro and Kensei’s journey comes to a head.

Guest starring Shalim Ortiz (Alejandro), Adair Tishler (Molly Walker), Jimmy Jean-Louis (Mysterious Haitian).

SPECIAL TWO-HOUR EPISODE: Monday, November 5 – 7pm ET/PT

When an inmate is found murdered, Whistler becomes the prime suspect and Michael must prove his innocence in order to save his life.

Michael demands evidence from Susan that Sarah is alive, or he will cancel the escape.

Lincoln and Sofia monitor the guards’ morning rituals; Mahone gets an offer that may get him a ticket out of Sona.

2-PART 100th EPISODE SPECIAL: Sunday, November 4 – 9pm ET/PT

Lois and Peter sail off on a cruise. Jealous that he was left behind, Stewie’s matricidal tendencies are rekindled.

When Brian challenges him to actually do it, Stewie carries out his diabolical plan.

Part 2 of the landmark episode to air the following Sunday, November 11th.

HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: Sunday, November 4 – 8pm ET/PT

Back with a new bag of tricks..audiences are sure to get a treat out of the 18th installment of The Simpsons Halloween special, “Treehouse of Horror”.

This year fans will get spooked with parodies of the films “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” and famous sci-fi flick, “ET”.