April 2008

Thursday, April 24
8.30pm

Don Geiss (guest star Rip Torn, The Larry Sanders Show) decides to name Jack his successor as the Chairman of GE, over Jack’s rival – and Don’s future son-in-law – Devin Banks (guest star Will Arnett, Arrested Development). Jack, in turn, chooses Liz as his successor because she “always has his back,” and he can trust her. However, a shocking turn of events involving Don’s health jeopardizes Jack’s promotion. Meanwhile, Tracy realizes that his son did not invite him to “Bring Your Dad To School Day” and thinks that he is embarrassed by Tracy’s career.

Thursday, April 24
8pm

Dr. Cox gets a visit from one of his recurring patients, but can’t seem to diagnose his problem. J.D. and Turk see this as an opportunity to show up Dr. Cox, and set out to find exactly what is hindering the patient. Meanwhile, after Elliott spilled the beans on exactly how old Dr. Kelso really is, she teams up with Carla to try and convince the board to not force him into retirement. Dr. Kelso, troubled by the news, finds a young doctor and reflects on his time at the hospital.

Wednesday, April 23
9pm

Jo encounters the strangest sleeping arrangements she’s ever seen – a family of five where the parents haven’t slept in the same bed together for eight years. Stay-at-home mom Christy drags through the day, too timid to enforce boundaries or discipline. The walls throughout the house are covered with the kids’ graffiti. Can Jo help Christy grow a backbone and get the family back to sleeping in their own beds?

Wednesday, April 23
8pm

Clark desperately searches for Kara, and Brainiac (guest star James Marsters, Without a Trace) is the only one who can reverse Lana’s condition. Clark asks Chloe to check any large power surges in the area, so she breaks into several government computers, setting off alarms. Jimmy is caught between the Department of Security, who threatens him with jail time unless he helps them arrest Chloe, and Lex, who offers to help clear Chloe if Jimmy agrees to be in his debt.

Tuesday, April 22
8.30pm

As Jim struggles to take care of his three kids and the household while Cheryl is out of town taking care of her mother, a neighbourhood mom takes pity on him and volunteers to help with the carpooling and cooking.

Tuesday, April 22
8pm

Jim tries to stop the kids from bickering by instituting a tribunal system: If two of the kids are fighting, all three have to work together to decide who is right. Though the system works well for solving the kids’ problems, it backfires on Jim when he and Andy argue and the two of them are subjected to a kids’ tribunal, with Jim and Andy each trying to garner favour for their cases.

Monday, April 21
9.30pm

Sam sets Dena up on a date with her boss in order to persuade him to shut down a construction project that will destroy an endangered butterfly habitat. Meanwhile, Sam can’t understand why Todd has been ignoring her ever since they shared a passionate kiss.

Monday, April 21
9pm

Alan worries that Charlie’s womanizing is getting out of control.

Global Television and NBC confirmed today its broadcasting deal with Howie Mandel (host of hit game show “Deal or No Deal”) for an unscripted comedy series “Howie Do It” (working title) in which he will star and produce. The series will be filmed in Canada. The Global and NBC broadcast simulcast is slated for 08/09.

“We are thrilled to be co-commissioning this project with NBC from Howie Mandel’s production company. Following the enormous success of “Deal or No Deal Canada” on Global last year and the continued appeal of the original series “Deal or No Deal”, we are excited to be the exclusive Canadian broadcasting partner for this brand new series,” said Barbara Williams, Executive Vice President, Content, Canwest Broadcasting.

“America loves Howie and we’re so lucky to have another great show that will showcase his unique signature humour,” said Craig Plestis, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Development and Specials, NBC Entertainment.

The series is from Mandel’s production company Alevy Production in association with 3 Arts. Mandel, Scott Hallock (“Scare Tactics”), Kevin Healey (“Spy TV”), Morgan Elliot and Michael Rotenberg are the executive producers.

Mandel’s versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum, ranging from television to film and stage. From his work on the Emmy Award-winning “St. Elsewhere” to the international (and also Emmy-nominated) “Bobby’s World”, Mandel has become a mainstay of the international comedy scene.

Mandel’s Emmy-nominated animated children series “Bobby’s World” ran eight seasons on Fox and now appears in syndication six days a week in

65 countries. As the series’ creator and executive producer, Mandel was closely involved in its writing, as well as providing the voice of Bobby, Bobby’s dad and other characters. Mandel attributes the show’s success to drawing the storylines from real life.

Mandel has done countless comedy specials both on cable and network television. He has also hosted his own syndicated talk show “The Howie Mandel Show”, and continues to be a mainstay on the talk-show circuit.

He frequently appears on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, performing his signature hidden-camera bits. He also is one of the first people that Regis Philbin calls to fill in for him when he takes a vacation from “Live with Regis and Kelly”. Mandel also continues to perform as many as 200 concerts a year throughout the United States and Canada.

The paint may be peeling, the taps leaking and there may be an unpleasant smell here and there, but there’s never been a better time to move into Robson Arms. Season 3 of the CTV Original Series returns Mondays at 9:30 p.m. ET beginning April 28 following Dancing With the Stars (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). The season premiere and all-new weekly episodes follows special sneak previews last month that introduced new regular guest star Dave Foley and garnered the series’ highest audiences ever, with 812,000 viewers watching on March 10.*

“Robson Arms maintains a unique brand of unpredictable humour that makes the series a favourite with audiences and critics alike,” says Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “Recognized with multiple nominations and awards for its top-notch writing and a high-calibre cast, Robson Arms is comfortable comedy that anyone with a neighbour can relate to.”

In sneak previews earlier this year, Robson Arms introduced comedian Dave Foley (The Kids in the Hall) as landlord Chuck Hoskins, a true blue eccentric American who moves north of the border with his wife Trixie (Allison Hossack: Falcon Beach, Another World) after buying everyone’s favourite building in Vancouver’s West End. The new landlords seem as sweet as apple pie – but it turns out this pie has a hair in it. As the season unfolds, machinations of the new owners intertwine with the chaotic lives of the tenants, causing rifts between friends and creating unlikely allies, while Robson Arms’ future hangs in the balance.

Revisit Robson Arms’ Season 1 and 2 in a two-day, 26-episode marathon on Bravo! Beginning Saturday, April 26, Season 1 will air from 11 p.m. – 5:30 a.m. ET followed by Season 2 on Sunday, April 27 from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET. A re-broadcast of the first Season 3 sneak preview episode, “Gila Monster,” will air at 4:30 p.m. ET immediately after the Season 2 marathon on Bravo!

In the season premiere, “Mean Girls,” premiering Monday, April 28 at 9:30 p.m. ET on CTV, Bobbi (Gabrielle Miller) joins S.W.U.T. (Single Women United Together) and it feels like she’s been transported back to the glory days of high school. Popularity contests, backbiting, cruel practical jokes: all good stuff, until her husband-stealing nemesis Sasha (April Amber Telek) shows up to threaten her prom queen status. The season premiere features Gavin Crawford (The Gavin Crawford Show, This Hour Has 22 Minutes) a trans-gendered person who Bobbi meets at S.W.U.T.

Having mastered the art of sketch comedy with cult favourite The Kids in the Hall, Dave Foley (Chuck Hoskins) has evolved into one of Hollywood’s leading comedic actors. Today, the NewsRadio alum continues to be one of the most sought after television and film stars. Foley spent four seasons hosting Bravo’s hit series Celebrity Poker Showdown and had recurring roles on Will & Grace and Las Vegas. Foley also starred in the Disney films Sky High and A Bug’s Life. Upcoming projects include the feature film The Strip, where he’ll star alongside Jenny Wade (Rumor Has It) and Rodney Scott (American Dreams).

“The addition of Dave Foley brings a new dynamic to the mix of characters who reflect the diverse population of Vancouver’s West End in Robson Arms,” said Executive Producer and Co-creator Gary Harvey. “It was exciting to witness a comedic master at work!” added Executive Producer and Co-creator Susin Nielsen.

Season 3 guest stars include Shaun Majumder (Unhitched, This Hour Has 22 Minutes) as Jason; Carly Pope (Dirt, 24) as Anke; Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan as himself; Allison Hossack as Trixie; Joe Flaherty (Happy Gilmore, SCTV) as Ramon; Linda Kash (Cinderella Man, Best In Show) as Carol; Patrick McKenna (Trudeau, Duct Tape Forever) as Jason Rogerman; and Gavin Crawford (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Five Senses) as Phil.

Returning for Season 3 is an impressive and diverse collection of Canadian talent, including John Cassini (Intelligence, Final Days on Planet Earth) as Yuri Kukoc, the appealing but sleazy superintendent; Gabrielle Miller (Corner Gas, One Dead Indian) as Bobbi; Fred Ewanuick (Corner Gas, Just Friends) as Nick; Alisen Down (The Life, Mysterious Ways) as Sault; Zak Santiago (Young Blades, Intelligence) as Hal; Jane McGregor (American Venus, Flower & Garnet) as Alicia; and Haig Sutherland (Slither, The Colt) as Fred.

Also starring are Allison Hossack as Trixie Hoskins (Falcon Beach); Kevin McNulty (Nightwatching) as Stanley Wasserman; David Richmond-Peck (Traveler) as Geoff McAlister; Tegan Moss (The Bad Son) as Georgia Goldstein; Colin Foo (Psych) as Bao Tan; Helena Yea (Smallville) as Grandma Tan; Justine Wong (Psych) as Ruby Tan; Gabrielle Rose (Beneath) as Toni Mastroianni-Tan; and Bill Mondy (Johnny Test) as Valentino Kukoc.

Each episode of Robson Arms Season 3 will be made available on demand on The CTV Broadband Network at CTV.ca following its television broadcast on Tuesdays beginning April 29 at 9 a.m. ET. Episodes will also be made available the day after broadcast from the iTunes Store in Canada. Robson Arms also extends its brand with eight new mini docs called “The Question”, to compliment Season 3, all available on demand on The CTV Broadband Network. The minis are hilarious behind-the-scenes video clips of the show’s stars answering “questions of the week,” inspired by what happens in that week’s upcoming Robson Arms episode.

Additionally, a brand-new Robson Arms website at RobsonArms.com takes viewers beyond the television screen and into the halls of everyone’s favourite apartment building. Online, fans will find more information about the series, a gallery of images, videos and more.