October 2007

The Saloon is alive with a party tonight although a few of the kids aren’t there because they knew that there was a showdown in the morning and they’d need to be ready for it.

The council ring the bell and wakes everyone up. The town is a mess and needs some real work done. They read the journal which talks about how Bonanza City got into trouble because they all stayed at the saloon too late. They need to make some laws. They decide to set a curfew of 9:30pm which they hope will restore some order.

Greg and Sophia face off because Greg is cussing and there are young kids around. Greg just wants people to do their jobs and doesn’t want breakfast at noon.

8 year old Mallory is a little scared by all the mean talk by the older kids. Olivia comforts her. She misses her family.

Some of the boys head out and chase some cattle while Sophia and Morgan clean latrines.

In the kitchen the yellow team are having a food fight with all the flour. For breakfast, there is a handful of hashbrowns, literally, because they don’t want to wash the plates.

This weeks showdown is all about rounding up sheep. Each sheep has a name on it and an ace in their team’s color. The council members have a wanted list and act as sherrifs calling out the names of the sheep on their lists that have the aces around their neck. The district to get three aces first will win the Upperclass. It is down to blue and yellow and yellow take the upperclass. Blue take the merchants and it starts to rain. Green comes in third and are the cooks and the red district have fallen from upperclass in week one to the laborers this week and manage to complete the task with just 5 minutes to go.

The reward are either a microwave and a barrel of cocoa or 40 hot pizzas. The council decides on the microwave and cocoa despite the rest of the kids wanting the pizza.

It’s a bit of a mission enforcing the curfew but Taylor is bossy enough to get the job done.

In the morning, the chores are done just before a big storm blows into town and pushes over the outhouses.

Cody got a bunch of dirt in his eye during the storm and is thinking about going home. Mallory is also thinking about going home as it’s beginning to be a really hard slog in this town.

The council hear from each of the kids and while a few kids vote for Greg, there are a lot of people voting for Morgan. Morgan then says that everyone deserves it. Olivia then comes in and votes for Mallory because it’s her birthday and she always has a smile no matter what her job and she always works hard.

The town has their meeting and once again the town has a go at Taylor who breaks down and cries. She then says they’re going to work harder to make the town better.

It’s time for the gold star and this week the council are giving it to Mallory.

The kids who aren’t from the farm are so in awe of the eggs and how warm they are.

The town council head to the town hall where the journal tells them that if they’re tired of baked beans and beef jerky then chickens are good for more than just eggs. The looks on their faces is priceless. The council want want a nutritious meal but they decide that they would take a vote.

When the council tell the rest of the kids about the chickens there are screams. They take a vote though and it’s decided my a slim margin that they will be eating chicken. 9 year old Emilie says that if they kill any chickens she’ll be going home. Emilie and a couple of other kids lock themselves in the chicken coup and tie themselves to the rail as a protest.

Tyler manages to convince Emilie that they need to eat and that it will only be two chickens. They all head out to a chopping block to watch. A message pops up on the screen warning viewers that the next scene wont be suitable for younger people. Greg kills the two chickens and then they pluck them before taking them back to the kitchen where Sophia guts them and then Greg chops them up into pieces for their soup.

At dinner, everyone loves the delicious meal. Emilie is upset though and thought it was simply horrible.

In the morning it’s cold and the laundry is frozen in the water.

There are some issues with the yellow district because they’re not pulling their weight and not cooking.

The water pump is frozen which means water restrictions. Mike makes the observation that you don’t realize how much you need water until you don’t have it. Michael decides to get some hot water to pour into the pump in the hopes of melting the ice. It works and the water flows again.

Jonathan Karsh rings the bell and calls the town together. It’s time for the show down again and a chance to change the jobs. The red district do not want to lose their upperclass status and Green do not want to be laboring anymore and think Yellow should.

There is a giant inflatable waterslide. It’s one of the two rewards to choose from if they all can finish within an hour. They have to pipe water to a waterwheel through a series of obstacles. Blue district wins the showdown and takes the upperclass with the red district coming in second as the merchants. Yellow retain their place as the cooks with less than five minutes to go. The Green District failed to get their wheel spinning within the allocated time so there will be no town reward. The second reward item would have been additional water pumps.

The green district are still complaining about Taylor not doing any work while the blue district are chipping in to help the laborers. Perhaps it’s a bid for the $20,000 gold star.

Mallory and a friend have started a pet day care for other kids.

Emilie is in the chicken coup when it should only be upperclass and cooks. There is a bit of a fuss and she comes out but says she wants to go home.

The council deliberate as to who should get the gold star. There is discussion about Greg but Mike thinks he’s doing all the work for the gold star rather than the town. The other option is Michael and it appears to be a split decision as Laurel backs Michael along with Mike.

At the town meeting there is a lot of angst towards taylor. Once again Sophia brings up the yellow teams lack of work. Emilie has decided to stay which means no one is going home this week.

The gold star decision has be made and it has been given to Michael. Michael gets the key to the phone and talks to his mom who is happy to hear his voice and impressed about the gold star.

Greg isn’t happy that he missed out on the gold star and has vowed to do something about it.

On a night when everyone raised their game, the pack has been split and the leaders have changed. Tonight, one more goes home on Dancing with the Stars.

The judges choose Jennie & Derek as their encore performance.

The rankings from last nights show are:

10th Wayne and Cheryl 18/30
9th Mark and Kym 20/30
8th Floyd & Karina 21/30
7th Cameron & Edyta 23/30
6th Helio & Julianne 24/30
4th Jennie & Derek 26/30
4th Marie & Johnathan 26/30
1st Jane & Tony 27/30
1st Mel & Maks 27/30
1st Sabrina & Mark 27/30

The first two couples continuing to next week are Jane & Tony and Jennie & Derek.

The first performance of the night is from Seal who is singing his smash Seal - Seal - Kiss from a Rose Kiss from a Rose.

The next two couples to be safe this week are Marie & Jonathan and Mel & Maks.

Next up is a performance from Billy Ray Cyrus and Daughter Miley Cyrus aka Hannah Montana performing a duet of Billy Ray Cyrus feat. Miley Cyrus - Home At Last - Ready, Set, Don't Go Ready, Set, Don’t Go

Seal then performs his new single Seal - Amazing - Single - Amazing Amazing.

The next two couples safe are Sabrina & Mark and Cameron & Edyta.

Four couples remain. Who is safe and who is in the bottom two. Helio & Julianne are safe as are Mark & Kym.

Wayne & Cheryl and Floyd and Karina are left remaining but the couple with the lowest combined total and leaving tonight are Wayne & Cheryl.

Next week it’s the Paso Doble and Viennese Waltz and Samantha Harris will be back to replace Drew as co-host.

Last week the ballroom saw thrills and spills. But it was Albert who fell short when the votes were counted. With so little separating the cast tonight we’re going to find out if practice makes perfect on Dancing with the Stars.

Tonight it’s either the Tango or the Jive.

Sabrina Bryan & Mark Ballas: Jive
Bill Haley & His Comets - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Best of Bill Haley & His Comets - Shake, Rattle and Roll Shake, Rattle and Roll
1-800-868-3403
Carrie Ann Inaba: 9
Len Goodman: 9
Bruno Tonioli: 9
TOTAL: 27
Last Week: 26

Cameron Mathison & Edyta Sliwinska: Tango
Sonny and Cher - The Beat Goes On: Best Of - The Beat Goes On The Beat Goes On
1-800-868-3407
Carrie Ann Inaba: 8
Len Goodman: 7
Bruno Tonioli: 8
TOTAL: 23
Last Week: 21

Mark Cuban & Kym Johnson: Jive
Paolo Nutini - These Streets - New Shoes New Shoes
1-800-868-3411
Carrie Ann Inaba: 6
Len Goodman: 7
Bruno Tonioli: 7
TOTAL: 20
Last Week: 18

Jennie Garth & Derek Hough: Tango
1-800-868-3401
Carrie Ann Inaba: 9
Len Goodman: 8
Bruno Tonioli: 9
TOTAL: 26
Last Week: 21

Melanie Brown & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: Jive
Arthur Conley - Rhino Hi-Five: Arthur Conley - EP - Sweet Soul Music Sweet Soul Music
1-800-868-3405
Carrie Ann Inaba: 9
Len Goodman: 9
Bruno Tonioli: 9
TOTAL: 27
Last Week: 23

Wayne Newton & Cheryl Burke: Tango
1-800-868-3412
Carrie Ann Inaba: 6
Len Goodman: 6
Bruno Tonioli: 6
TOTAL: 18
Last Week: 15

Floyd Mayweather & Karina Smirnoff: Jive
Ray Charles - Ray Charles - Mess Around Mess Around
1-800-868-3408
Carrie Ann Inaba: 7
Len Goodman: 7
Bruno Tonioli: 7
TOTAL: 21
Last Week: 21

Jane Seymour & Tony Dovolani: Tango
1-800-868-3406
Carrie Ann Inaba: 9
Len Goodman: 9
Bruno Tonioli: 9
TOTAL: 27
Last Week: 24

Helio Castroneves & Julianne Hough: Jive
CASCADA - Everytime We Touch - Kids In America Kids in America
1-800-868-3409
Carrie Ann Inaba: 8
Len Goodman: 8
Bruno Tonioli: 8
TOTAL: 24
Last Week: 27

Marie Osmond & Jonathan Roberts: Mambo
Please Mr Brown
1-800-868-3404
Carrie Ann Inaba: 9
Len Goodman: 8
Bruno Tonioli: 9
TOTAL: 26
Last Week: 24

Tomorrow night the results and a performance from Seal Seal and Hannah Montana Hannah Montana.

Best described as The Real World meets South Park, Drawn Together returns with more bawdy behaviour in the salaciously delicious third season of TV’s first animated “reality” series, premiering Sunday, October 21 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on The Comedy Network. Sparks fly in 14, all-new, half-hour episodes when eight animated characters from vastly different reaches of the cartoon universe agree to live in a lavish mansion and have their lives taped for the entire world to see.

On Drawn Together, the characters leave their animated reality and become housemates in a new world where their cartoon universes collide with a bang, combining different styles of animation and different personalities all “drawn together.” Will the housemates rise above their many differences and come together as a family? Of course not – but it’s certainly fun to watch them try!

The hilarious housemates include:

-Captain Hero: a womanizer, reminiscent of the superheroes of the 1970s

-Princess Clara: a 20-year-old, bigoted, fairy-tale princess

-Toot: a self-mutilated, pudgy pin-up from the 1920s

-Foxxy Love: a sexy, mystery-solving musician with a delicious booty

-Spanky Ham: a foul-mouthed, internet-downloaded pig

-Ling-Ling: an angry, Asian trading-card creature

-Wooldoor-Sockbat: a wacky Saturday morning whatchamacallit

-Xandir: a young adventurer with a questionable love for all things fabulous

In the third season premiere, “Freaks & Greeks,” Captain Hero tries to rush his neighbour’s house when he mistakes a family of Greek immigrants for a Greek fraternity. Meanwhile, Ling-Ling’s sickly father moves into the Drawn Together house and falls in love with Toot. The second episode, “Wooldoor Sockbat’s Giggle-Wiggle Funny Tickle Non-Traditional Progressive Multicultural Roundtable,” features the premiere of Wooldoor’s new children’s TV show, but Clara is certain that it will turn kids gay faster than Tinky-Winky and Sponge Bob combined.

Drawn traditionally and in 2-D digital ink and paint animation, Drawn Together first premiered in 2004 on Comedy Central and is seen exclusively in Canada on The Comedy Network.

Thursday, October 25 – 9pm ET/PT

In this special five-episode homegrown version of the hit game show, viewers can watch as Canadian 5th graders test the IQ’s of adults across the nation.

Comedian Colin Mochrie to host, tune in to meet the nation’s 5th Grade class.

Sunday, October 14 – 7:30pm ET/PT

It’s one of the busiest days in the salon and Novelette discovers that Joy hasn’t filled in the appointment book.

Everyone is surprised when a high class wedding party arrives unannounced and the snooty mother of the bride expects preferential treatment.

Novelette tries to make a good impression – but it won’t be easy.

Monday, October 15 – 8pm ET/PT

Pancho Duque has built himself a multi-million dollar sugar empire as a result of his hard work and efforts since arriving to the United States from Cuba.

However, now that he is old and sick, Pancho must pass on the torch of the family business to one of his children, thus causing rivalries and jealousy to break out among the clan.

All-new episodes of Prison Break to return Monday, October 22 – 8pm ET/PT

Get ready to laugh your ass off when boundaries are pushed and new comic territory charted on the critically acclaimed stand-up series Live At Gotham, premiering October 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on The Comedy Network.

Each week a new A-list host, such as Lewis Black, Jim Breuer, Andy Kindler and Jeffrey Ross, introduces six up and coming comedians to the Live At Gotham stage for an hour of hilarious original comedy. The backdrop is The Gotham Comedy Club, known to be one of the leading comedy clubs in New York City. USA Today notes that it is “one of the top places in the country to sit down and watch stand-up.” Prior to Live At Gotham, the club provided the setting to Jerry Seinfeld’s 2002 Miramax film Comedian and Larry David’s pilot of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

In the premiere episode, host Artie Lange hosts comedians Al Jackson, Jeremy Schachter, Amanda Melson, Geoff Keith, Kurt Metzger and Joey Gay. Canadian Gerry Dee, gets his turn at the mic, in the episode airing November 5, when he is welcomed to the Live At Gotham stage by host Jim Breuer.

So You Think You Can Dance is coming your way!

CTV will develop, produce and broadcast So You Think You Can Dance Canada, an all-new Canadian version of the hit international series.

The Canadian version of the series is based on So You Think You Can Dance, the Emmy Award-winning, hit program created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe that premiered in 2005. Canada now joins the United States, Norway, Denmark, Greece, Turkey and Israel as markets with an original So You Think You Can Dance production. Original versions of the series are also currently being produced in Australia, Poland and Malaysia and soon in Scandinavia as well. So You Think You Can Dance is a Top 3 summer series in Canada on CTV with an average audience of 1.25 million viewers.

“The joy of dance is at the center of So You Think You Can Dance Canada,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “But it’s also about the passion and energy of young dancers from across Canada and their dreams to excel in this art form.”

“So You Think You Can Dance is a strong and proven TV brand,” said Simon Fuller, creator of the series. “It has been on top of the US summer ratings for three seasons now. We have a simple formula that kids and TV audiences love. The franchise extends beyond just the TV show and includes a 50-city, sold out tour every year, including a yearly stop in Toronto. I have had a fabulous relationship with CTV over the years with a number of hit shows including Canadian Idol and American Idol. I am hoping that our partnership continues for many more years to come”.

So You Think You Can Dance Canada will embark on a nation-wide search for Canada’s favourite dancer. The new series will follow a similar format to its hit cousin, Canadian Idol: talented dancers of all shapes and sizes will compete to impress an expert panel of judges with their moves during a cross-country audition process.

The dancers who spark the judges’ interest will be invited to call-backs where they will work with some of Canada’s top choreographers. The judges’ will then choose the Top 20 dancers who will continue in the competition.

Then, it’s up to Canada to decide who stays and who goes as the public will vote for their favourites following weekly performance episodes in which the dancers are assigned different partners and dance styles to perform in competition, including hip-hop, krumping and popping to salsa, quickstep and jive.

Complete details for So You Think You Can Dance Canada, including the host, judging panel and nation-wide audition process, will be announced soon.