October 2008

amina Pollack-Paris and Joey Matt are Eliminated, Leaving 14 to Dance for Canada’s Votes on So You Think You Can Dance Canada

— Canadian Icon Rex Harrington and Hot Tamale So You Think You Can Dance Judge Mary Murphy join the panel as Guest Judges, Oct. 29 and 30 —

So You Think You Can Dance Canada host Leah Miller announced live on CTV tonight that after more than 1.2 million votes were cast across the country, Tamina and Joey are the next dancers to leave the stage. Fourteen dancers are left to compete for Canada’s votes on Wednesday, October 29 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (go to CTV.ca to confirm local listings).

Last night’s performances inspired guest judge and High School Musical 3: Senior Year Director Kenny Ortega to declare, “All I can say is that the last time I sat in a room with…this much talent was before any of you were born. That was on Broadway watching Michael Bennett’s A Chorus Line.”

And tonight, the results of the country-wide poll revealed that the three couples who received the lowest number of votes and had to dance for their lives this week were Kaitlyn Fitzgerald, 18 and Izaak Smith, 19, who performed the Cha-Cha; Tamina Pollack-Paris, 19 and Joey Matt, 19, who performed a Hip-Hop routine and Natalli Reznik, 28 and Francis Lafrenière, 28, who danced the Rumba. After performing their solos and “dancing for their lives,” the judges deliberated and decided that Tamina Pollack-Paris from Toronto, ON, and Joey Matt from Calgary, AB, would be sent home.

The results show opened with the Top 16 performing a breathtaking Viennese Waltz group number co-choreographed by So You Think You Can Dance Canada judge Jean Marc Genereux and his wife France Mousseau. Dressed in black and white, the competitors danced to “Old School” by Hedley, flowing in and around a large picture frame.

Next week two new judges join Tré Armstrong and Jean Marc Genereux on the judging panel. The first is Canadian Rex Harrington, a former Principal Dancer with the National Ballet of Canada and current Artist-in-Residence for the company. The second is Mary Murphy, best know as the “Queen of Scream” on the U.S. version of So You Think You Can Dance and guest judge during the audition tour on So You Think You Can Dance Canada.

Peterborough, Ont. native Rex Harrington joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1983 and became a Principal Dancer with the company in 1988, a position he held until his retirement in 2004. Renowned in both Canada and abroad for his interpretations of classical roles in Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Giselle and The Sleeping Beauty, Harrington’s performances established him as one of the most accomplished and charismatic male dancers of his era. In 2006, Harrington was appointed Artist-in-Residence with The National Ballet of Canada, was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2000 and was given a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2005.

Best known for her trademark scream, infectious laugh and quirky catch phrases, So You Think You Can Dance judge Mary Murphy has helped make the U.S. show a smash hit around the world. Murphy also brought her “Hot Tamale Train” to Canada as a guest judge during the So You Think You Can Dance Canada audition tour. Murphy began her career as a professional ballroom dancer and is the Owner and Director of Champion Ballroom Academy in San Diego, CA. Murphy also runs Mary Murphy’s Chance To Dance program, which brings dance to children in underprivileged areas.

The 14 remaining dancers stepping onto the So You Think You Can Dance Canada stage on Wednesday, October 29 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (go to CTV.ca to confirm local listings) are:

1. ALLIE Bertram, 18, a Ballet dancer from Calgary
2. ARASSAY Reyes, 21, a Contemporary/Latin dancer from South Surrey, BC
3. CAROLINE Torti, 23, a Contemporary dancer from Oakville, ON
4. DANNY Arbour, 26, a Latin and Ballroom dancer from Montréal
5. FRANCIS Lafrenière, 28, a Ballroom dancer from St. Bruno, QC
6. IZAAK Smith, 19, a Hip-Hop and Contemporary dancer from Prince George, BC
7. JESSE Catibog, 29, a B-Boy from Toronto
8. KAITLYN Fitzgerald, 18, a Contemporary dancer from Loretto, ON
9. LARA Smythe, 25, a Contemporary/Acro dancer from Toronto,
10. LISA Auguste, 27, a Contemporary/Hip-Hop dancer from Rexdale, ON
11. MILES Faber, 21, a Popper and Boogaloo dancer from Calgary
12. NATALLI Reznik, 28, a Hip-Hop/Latin dancer from Toronto
13. NICO Archambault, 23, a Contemporary/Hip-Hop dancer from Montréal
14. VINCENT Noiseux, 22, a Contemporary/Hip-Hop dancer from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC

For those who missed this week’s So You Think You Can Dance Canada Performance and Results episodes, catch an encore on MuchMusic Sunday, October 26 at 9 p.m. ET (visit ctv.ca and muchmusic.com to confirm local broadcast times).

Highlights from each week’s So You Think You Can Dance Canada episodes are available on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca. For exclusive footage and clips, information on dancers, judges and choreographers along with image galleries, videos, forums, blogs from the judges and more, visit dance.CTV.ca.

This Halloween the dead are live as SPACE takes viewers on the ultimate ghost hunt in GHOST HUNTERS LIVE, premiering Friday, October 31 at 7 p.m. ET. Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, from the popular series GHOST HUNTERS, go live in a seven-hour investigation of supposed paranormal activity at Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island, Delaware. GHOST HUNTERS LIVE marks the first time SPACE and American network, The Sci Fi Channel, have simulcast a live event.

The live, Halloween special is hosted by Destination Truth’s Josh Gates and features special guest investigators Amanda Tapping (Stargate SG-1, Sanctuary) and Steve Valentine (Crossing Jordan). Amateur ghost hunters can participate at home by watching the telecast in search for paranormal activity missed by the team at Fort Delaware. They then can alert Jason, Grant and the team about sightings by logging onto the SPACE website, www.spacecast.com, to send them an instant report of their findings.

The scene of the event, Fort Delaware, was previously investigated by the Ghost Hunters in one of the most jolting and revealing episodes of GHOST HUNTERS Season 4.

Commonly referred to as the “Black Hole”, Fort Delaware was used as a POW camp during the Civil War and housed over 33,000 Confederate soldiers. Ravaged by torture and epidemics, nearly 2,400 died on the island. It is believed that their restless spirits have never left.

During the hunt, SPACE’s homegrown, weekly flagship genre entertainment news show THE CIRCUIT reports from the offices of Canadian horror magazine Rue Morgue in search of homegrown paranormal activity. Rue Morgue is based out of a formal funeral home in Toronto.

SPACE is Canada’s national science fiction, speculation, and fantasy channel. Offering the finest in genre programming, viewers need not look further for their fix of the paranormal, edgy, scary, creepy, and fun! SPACE is truly the boutique station for all those who dare to challenge their imagination (www.spacecast.com). SPACE is owned by CTV Limited, a division of CTVglobemedia, Canada’s premier multi-media company.

Toronto, Ontario (October 22, 2008) — Broken beer bottles, boozy misunderstandings, compromising bets, a doppelgänger, a missing cat, and one man, trying to keep his life and his parent’s house intact. Welcome to HOUSE PARTY, a clever, new homegrown comedy series with one story, told by five different points of view. The mayhem starts Wednesday, November 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT with back to back episodes, exclusively on The Comedy Network. HOUSE PARTY also rocks viewers on-demand at thecomedynetwork.ca, and on the go at iTunes.ca.

Filmed and set in Winnipeg, HOUSE PARTY is a hilarious, six part, half-hour comedy series that follows the course of events at an intimate get-together spun into an out of control house party. Each episode focuses on a different character, and his or her version of what transpires at the party. The first and last episodes follow party host Adam (Michal Grajewski – Falcon Beach, 2030 CE), who is charged with house-sitting his parent’s house and their beloved cat. Subsequent episodes focus on Adam’s high school crush Megan (Sarah Podemski – Cry of the Owl, The Border); foul-mouthed Allison (Grace Lynn Kung – Blue State, Away From Her); the overly zealous Mandy (Melanie Leishman – Darcy’s Wild Life, Pure Evil); and Eric (Dylan Taylor – Charlie Bartlett, The Jane Show), Adam’s best friend and the man responsible for inviting half of Winnipeg.

Uninvited guests with recurring roles in HOUSE PARTY include: Stan the lush who can’t hold his booze; Birdy the naïve friend from next door; the iconic and sexy Sean Goldstein; Darren, Allison’s two-faced British boyfriend; Hannah the wallflower; sardonic politicos Iain and Gretl, pompous nerds Gordon and Yevitz, and frat boys Bill Seaton and Dave Beverly.

In the series premiere, Adam eagerly accepts his parent’s invitation to house-sit, seeing this as an opportunity to hold a ‘civilized’ gathering for a few close friends in hopes of wooing the girl of his dreams, Megan, with his sophisticated hosting skills. But when Allison shows up with her strange new boyfriend instead of Megan, and Eric invites the entire city of Winnipeg, Adam’s plans – along with his parent’s house – are turned upside-down.

Episode 2 follows Adam’s best friend Eric, who is pumped to spend quality time with his estranged buddy. When Adam tells him he wants to plan a get-together, Eric, as usual, misreads Adam’s intentions, and invites a horde of people. When Eric discovers that there is no party, he tries to call it off but his attempts are futile. As the night’s dilemmas accumulate, Eric is crushed to see Adam pal around with a new best friend. To retaliate, he sets on a mission to replace Adam’s friendship, but when he introduces a porn-themed drinking game to the party, and to his new buddy, the plan goes belly-up.

HOUSE PARTY is directed by Kelly Makin (Mickey Blue Eyes, Kids in the Hall) and John Barnard (Gorilla Trap, Warriors: TKO), and written by newcomers Sarah Constible and Matt Kippen. It’s produced by Farpoint Films and Inferno Pictures, in association with The Comedy Network, and with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund, Telefilm Canada, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit. It was developed in association with The Comedy Network and Manitoba Film & Sound.

Canada’s first and only specialty comedy service, The Comedy Network airs comedy of all kinds, 24 hours a day, across multiple platforms, including a revolutionary broadband service at thecomedynetwork.ca. Launched in October 1997, The Comedy Network broadcasts, uncut and uncensored, an eclectic mix of scripted, stand-up, sketch, improv, and animated comedy – as well as topical comedy talk shows, game shows and classic situation comedies. Offering an unrivalled slate of original Canadian programming, The Comedy Network reinvests nearly 50 per cent of its revenues into homegrown productions. The Comedy Network, a division of CTV Television Inc., is available to over five million households across the country. The Comedy Network is on Canada’s leading online network at www.thecomedynetwork.ca.

Toronto, ON (October 24, 2008) – CTV, Canada’s largest private broadcaster, and Bell Mobility today announced a partnership to offer clients the most extensive line-up of mobile video content in Canada. Mobility clients can now access new CTV made-for-mobile channels with Bell Live TV, and choose from a new, expanded video clip catalogue.

Through the deal, CTV brands – including MuchMusic, MTV, TSN, The Comedy Network, FashionTelevision Channel, etalk, CTV Newsnet, BNN and RDS – are now available to Bell Mobility subscribers with video enabled mobile phones. It’s the most robust mobile video offering ever available in Canada.

“Extending our relationship with Bell allows us to offer even more unprecedented mobile video content,” said Stephan Argent, Vice-President, CTV Digital Media Group. “As mobile devices continue to grow in popularity, CTV is making sure we provide Canadians with the most up-to-date and in demand content. This deal delivers on our promise that consumers can access our programming across multiple platforms, and reaffirms CTV’s commitment to providing Canadians with what they want, when they want it.”

“By partnering with a broadcast leader like CTV, Bell is able to deliver the relevant and current content our mobile clients want wherever they might be,” said Adel Bazerghi, Senior Vice President of Products at Bell Mobility. “CTV joins a growing roster of mobile TV and video services, including a broad selection of news, weather, entertainment, sports channels, that take full advantage of our high-speed mobile data service and our premium selection of 3G smartphones.”

Included in the new offering are streaming video clips available on demand from five CTV channels – MuchMusic, TSN, RDS, etalk and The Comedy Network. These channels join several previously available CTV channels offering mobile video content. The full line-up of CTV brands and channels from which Bell Mobility clients can access video clips is:

· MuchMusic – Interviews from today’s biggest artists such as Coldplay, Jonas Brothers and Nas along with MuchMusic programs such as Much on Demand and Punk’d.

· MTV – A selection of U.S. and Canadian programming such as The Hills, Beavis and Butthead and Andy Milonakis.

· The Comedy Network – A selection of U.S. and Canadian programming such as Chappelle’s Show and The Sarah Silverman Program.

· TSN – A variety of sports highlights such as CFL and NBA, analysis and discussion plus clips from TSN signature shows such as The Reporters and Off the Record.

· etalk – Breaking stories and celebrity interviews from Canada’s most-watched source for entertainment news

· CTV Newsnet – Regularly updated top stories from across the country and around the world.

· BNN – Quick financial news hits from BNN signature segments such as Market Look Ahead, Invest Style, Market Cap and Market Call Tonight.

· RDS – A variety of French language sports highlights, analysis and discussion plus clips from RDS signature shows such as Info Sports and Le monde du sport Gillette.

· South Park – This premium channel offers full episodes of South Park, the popular Comedy Network series, for $3/month.

In addition, made-for-mobile, linear versions of MuchMusic, MTV, The Comedy Network and FashionTelevision Channel are now available on Bell’s Live TV service. Mobile users can “tune in” at any time to see ongoing programs on the channels.

Weekdays at 7pm ET/ 7:30pm PT

Monday, October 27

Kathleen Robertson takes ET Canada behind her Public Service Announcement for Sick Kids & George Hamilton dishes on his tell all memoir.

Tuesday, October 28

ET Canada hits the set of 90210 with Shenae Grimes and then hangs with the stars of Prison Break in LA.

Wednesday, October 29

Visiting the set of Extreme Makeover Home Edition plus the new interview with Dustin Milligan of 90210.

Thursday, October 30

Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell dishes on how to get the 5th Avenue look.

Friday, October 31

Survivor Confidential – sitting down with the latest Survivor castoff.

Sunday, November 2 – 10pm ET/PT

Nora tries to learn more about Ryan so she can beat Holly; Kitty & Robert wait for a birth mother. Starring Sally Field, Calista Flockhart, Balthazar Getty and Emily VanCamp.

Sunday, November 2 – 8pm ET/PT

Parodies of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Michael Bay’s Transformers and on Election Day a renegade electronic voting machine turns Homer’s vote into one for the other guy. Starring the voices of Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta and Julie Kavner.

Friday, October 31 – 9pm ET/PT

Bella runs into her ex-boyfriend Josh. She broke up with him because he was a Momma’s boy and wouldn’t move out of her house. When Bella finds out that Mom is no longer an issue she begins seeing him again. Starring Elizabeth Reaser.

Thursday, October 30 – 10pm ET/PT

Sam investigates the assault on a young woman by a local gangster, but realizes later that she is his mother. During the investigation, Sam discovers links to the murders of two other women that involve the local mob boss, and his own squad members may be involved in a cover-up. Starring Jason O’Mara, Harvey Keitel, and Michael Imperioli.

Thursday, October 30 – 9pm ET/PT

News from Dunder Mifflin corporate sends Michael and Holly to Nashua. Meanwhile, Pam discovers people at corporate are less enthused about Halloween than she. Dwight agitates Andrew. Starring Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer and Rainn Wilson.