August 2008


Saturday, September 20 at 8 p.m. Et / 5 p.m. Pt

An Ethiopian princess brought into slavery becomes a military commander’s object of affection. This adaptation of Giuseppe Verdi’s operatic masterpiece was produced at the Teatro alla Scala in 2006. The stage production was directed and designed by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Franco Zeffirelli.

Monday, September 15 at 9 p.m. Et / 6 p.m. Pt

In Marie Chouinard’s innovative project, the company’s 10 dancers execute variations on the exercise of freedom. Not only do the dancers appear on pointe, they also use different devices – crutches, rope, prostheses, horizontal bars, and harnesses – which either liberate or restrict their movements. Chouinard presents her ideas through an interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations. The work was first presented at the Venice Biennale’s International Festival of Contemporary Dance in Italy in 2005, and received the Grand Prix du Conseil des Arts in 2007, Canada’s most prestigious cultural award.

Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Et / 5 p.m. Pt, beginning September 10

Taped at Toronto’s intimate Berkeley church, this series showcases musical performances from an eclectic group of singers and musicians. The six-part series features performances by indie-rock father-son duo Bill and Joel Plaskett (Sept. 10); alt-country artist Jon Langford (Sept. 17); pop singer Sarah Slean (Sept. 24); neo-southern country-gothic artist Jim White (Oct. 1); and acoustic guitar virtuoso Kaki King (Oct. 8).

Below is a chronological listing of Drive-In Classics August programming highlights. All programming is subject to change.

Wednesday, August 6

9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT – The Fuller Brush Girl **PREMIERE**

A scatterbrained door-to-door cosmetics saleswoman and her bumbling file clerk fiancé become prime suspects in a murder. Starring Lucille Ball and Academy Award® nominee Eddie Albert.

11 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. PT – The Facts of Life. Starring Lucille Ball and Bob Hope. (1961)

1 a.m. ET/ 10 p.m. PT – How to Commit to Marriage. Starring Bob Hope and Jackie Gleason. (1966)

Thursday, August 28


9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT – Harry and Walter Go To New York **PREMIERE**

Two dim-witted vaudeville song and dance men in the 1890s wind-up in jail where they meet a debonair master safe-breaker. When they get their hands on the layout to an impenetrable vault in New York City, the pair attempt to beat the master at his own game. Starring Academy Award winners Michael Caine and Diane Keaton, and nominees James Caan, Elliott Gould, and Charles Durning. (1976)

11:15 p.m. ET/ 8:15 p.m. PT – Getting Straight. Starring Elliott Gould and Candice Bergen. (1970)

1:45 a.m. ET/ 3:45 p.m. PT – The Group. Starring Candice Bergen and Joan Hackett. (1966)

Sunday, August 31


9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT – The Big Heat **PREMIERE**

An honest detective’s investigation into a corrupt cop’s suicide triggers a series of murders meant to keep police misconduct from being exposed. Starring Glenn Ford and Academy Award winners Lee Marvin and Gloria Grahame. (1953)

11 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. PT – 3:10 to Yuma. Also starring Van Heflin. (1957)

1 p.m. ET/ 10 p.m. PT – Jubal. Also starring Ernest Borgnine and Rod Steiger. (1956)

Saturday, August 23
9 p.m.

In this powerful episode directed by Eriq LaSalle (ER), the Sennet couple will stop at nothing to get custody of their daughter Tessa (guest star Tiffany Evans, Diary of a Mad Black Woman). Stabler and Benson are given the difficult assignment of sorting through the lies and deception in a classic “he said, she said” case that ends up leaving one of the parents in a grave medical state.

Thursday, August 21, 9pm

Also airs at 10 p.m. AT on ASN

Meredith and her fellow residents, Alex, Izzie and Cristina, compete in a surgical contest, with Bailey serving as judge. Meanwhile, interns George and Lexie adjust to their new, squalid apartment, and Callie finds a friend in her roommate Cristina’s nemesis, Erica Hahn.

Wednesday, August 20

John defends Cameron against a damning accusation by Derek, putting himself at odds with Derek, while Sarah finds herself in a business transaction with a mysterious man. Meanwhile, Cromartie closes in on John and Agent Ellison discovers a nemesis at the agency.

Tuesday, August 19, 10pm

Also airs at 11 p.m. AT on ASN

The team finds an abandoned truck riddled with bullet holes and traces of dried blood. They learn the truck belongs to Connor Bane, a local hero who seems to have no enemies. But as the team digs deeper, they discover several secrets in Connor’s past and may explain why he’s disappeared.

Tuesday, August 19, 9pm

Also airs at 10 p.m. AT on ASN

When Sarah breaks into Agent Ellison’s apartment looking for a missing endo-arm, she discovers dossiers, files and video from her stay in the mental hospital. The files lead her to hospital psychiatrist Dr. Silverman, a doomsday convert who made Sarah’s hospital stay unbearable. Meanwhile, Cameron enrolls in a ballet class taught by Maria Shipkov, Dmitri’s sister, in an effort to track down his whereabouts and to find out who has The Turk. John learns what it took for his mom to escape the hospital and Agent Ellison’s endo-arm discovery puts him danger.

Tuesday, August 19, 8pm

Also airs at 9 p.m. AT on ASN

Jo faces the most aggressive and foul-mouthed duo ever in the McKeever boys. They greet her by hitting her and calling her names and continue to hit and kick Jo throughout her work with the family. Stay-at-home mom Lisa is so embarrassed by the boys that she doesn’t want to go out in public with them, and her husband Corey works long hours, avoids interacting with his sons when he’s home, and shockingly, claims Lisa has it “easier” than he does. Can Jo help the McKeevers unite and turn their boys’ behavior around?