October 2008

Saturday, November 8 at 11:30 p.m. ET

Using Muppet-style puppetry in an adult setting, Fur TV peeps into the lives of three puppet housemates Lapeno, Eddie, and Mervin. Watch as the puppets participate in human activities such as beer drinking, womanizing, and dodgy money-making schemes.

Thursday, November 6, at 3 p.m. ET

Broadcast live from Liverpool, pop singer Katy Perry hosts the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards with performances by Beyoncé, P!nk, Duffy, Kid Rock, and The Killers.

Saturday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET

This is the story of a bus full of bad-asses on a mission to break as many of the most insane and ridiculous feats on record as humanly possible. Their pursuit takes them across the U.S. in search of glory and honour.

Thursday, November 13 at 9:30 p.m. ET

In this MTV original production, MTV Hosts Nicole Holness, Diane Salema, and Aliya-Jasmine Sovani travel to Haiti, Columbia, and Sudan to explore the social issues that women face. Produced in partnership with Plan Canada, Girls of Latitude follows Nicole, Diane, and Aliya-Jasmine’s personal experiences as they learn what these young women are doing to affect positive change in their local communities.

Thursday, November 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

With just under two years remaining until the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the Canadian National Snowboarder Team isn’t sitting on its haunches. This core group of competitive characters have met in Whistler, BC to start training for their long journey towards the podium. Come move in with these Olympic hopefuls as they battle big mountains, bad weather, and yes you guessed it, sometimes each other.

Thursday, November 6 at 9 p.m. ET

From Big Boi’s scandalous Boom Boom Room to Trick Daddy’s bladder-challenged dog, this special episode takes a look back at some of the craziest celebrity homes featured on Cribs.

Three consecutive nights of Gemini Industry Galas concluded this evening with the Drama, Variety and Comedy Gala. The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced Gemini Awards in 33 categories tonight, bringing the number of awards given out this week to 86. Tonight’s celebrations featured winners of awards announced earlier in October. The Earle Grey Award was presented to actor David Gardner, for his significant contribution to the profile of Canadian television, and the late David Cole received the Margaret Collier Award for his contribution as a Canadian television writer. The 23rd Annual Gemini Awards will culminate with the Broadcast Gala November 28th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, which will be simulcast on E! network and Showcase at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

The winners of the 2008 Gemini Drama, Variety and Comedy Awards are:

Best Achievement in Casting
Carmen Kotyk – The Englishman’s Boy

Best Achievement in Make-Up
Shauna Llewellyn, Ryan Reed – ‘da Kink In My Hair – Di Heart of Di Matter

Best Costume Design
Beverley Wowchuk – The Englishman’s Boy

Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series
T W Peacocke – Rent-A-Goalie – Everybody’s A Fag

Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
John N. Smith – The Englishman’s Boy

Best Direction in a Performing Arts Program or Series
Dennis Beauchamp – Blood on the Moon

Best Direction in a Variety Program or Series
John Keffer – MuchMusic Video Awards 2007

Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Program or Series
Jo Koy – Just For Laughs Gala Series – Show #4

Best Music, Variety Program or Series
The 2008 Juno Awards
(Insight Production Co. Ltd., CARAS)
John Brunton, Melanie Berry, Barbara Bowlby, Stephen Stohn, Louise Wood

Best Original Music Score for a Program or Series
Robert Carli – Murdoch Mysteries – Bad Medicine

Best Original Music Score for a Dramatic Program, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Robert Carli – Victor: The Victor Davis Story

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Peter MacNeill – Victor: The Victor Davis Story

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series
Jonas Chernick – The Border – Civil Disobedience/Grave Concern

Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series
Gavin Crawford – Murdoch Mysteries – Belly Speaker

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Katharine Isabelle – The Englishman’s Boy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series
Maria Doyle Kennedy – The Tudors – Episode 105/Episode 108

Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series
Pascale Hutton – Intelligence – The Heat is On

Best Performance in a Performing Arts Program or Series
Margo Timmins, Ryan Adams, Alan Anton, Jeff Bird, Vic Chesnutt, Natalie Merchant, Peter Timmins, Michael Timmins – Cowboy Junkies: Trinity Revisited

Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series
Russell Peters – The 2008 Juno Awards

Best Photography in a Comedy, Variety or Performing Arts Program or Series
Michael Tien – Blood on the Moon

Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series
Ousama Rawi – The Tudors – Episode 106

Best Picture Editing in a Comedy, Variety or Performing Arts Program or Series
Vanda Schmockel – Corner Gas – Contagious Fortune

Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series
Christopher Donaldson – The Border – Grave Concern

Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Fiction Program or Series
Tom Conroy, Eliza Solesbury – The Tudors – Episode 106

Best Sound in a Comedy, Variety, or Performing Arts Program or Series
François Lamoureux, Brian Mercier, Denis Normandeau – Cowboy Junkies: Trinity Revisited

Best Sound in a Dramatic Program
Nelson Ferreira, Steve Baine, Stephen Barden, Alex Bullick, Eric Fitz, Andrew Tay – Across the River to Motor City

Best Sound in a Dramatic Series
Jill Purdy, Mario Auclair, Lee De Lang, Keith Elliott, Andrea Higgins, Brad Thornton – Durham County – What Lies Beneath

Best TV Movie
Mayerthorpe
(Seven24 Films / Slanted Wheel Entertainment)
Jordy Randall, Tom Cox, Jon Slan

Best Visual Effects
Bob Munroe, Terry Bradley, Lisa Carr-Harris, Bret Culp, Bill Halliday, Warren Leathem, Bo Mosley – The Tudors – Episode 110

Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Andrew Wreggitt – Mayerthorpe

Best Writing in a Dramatic Series
Laurie Finstad Knizhnik – Durham County – What Lies Beneath

Earle Grey Award
David Gardner

Margaret Collier Award
David Cole

An epic adventure infused with a message of conservation, Whale Wars premieres Sunday, November 9 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT on Animal Planet. The seven-part series takes viewers on a powerful and adrenaline-fueled journey as the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society risks their lives and takes action against alleged illegal whaling operations.

Highlighting the controversial whaling trade and the tactics that the Sea Shepherd and its staff and volunteers use to attempt to cripple it, Whale Wars documents the group’s three-month sojourn across the icy Antarctic waters at the far end of the globe. Using some aggressive techniques, including ramming and disabling whaling ships; disrupting whale carcass processing; engaging in physical entanglement; and boarding and dispersing fleets of whaling vessels, Whale Wars follows this dangerous and controversial campaign as the eclectic group – labeled activists, heroes or eco-pirates – battle it out to eradicate whaling on the high seas.

Founded in 1977 by Canadian native Captain Paul Watson, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society was originated to go even further to stop whaling, poaching, shark finning, habitat destruction and purported ocean law violations than the Greenpeace group Watson had also co-founded. For several years, Watson’s group of staff and volunteers – including Canadian Quartermaster Shannon Mann – have engaged in a campaign every winter to find and stop Japanese ships that hunt whales in the name of research, attempting to stop them by any means necessary.

Highlights from Whale Wars include:

Whale Wars – “Needle in a Haystack”

Sunday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

Paul Watson is the captain and founder of Sea Shepherd, a radical environmental group dedicated to ending whaling in Antarctica. As Paul’s inexperienced crew sets sail from Melbourne, Australia he wonders if they are up to the challenge of such a dangerous campaign.

Whale Wars – “Nothing’s Ideal”

Sunday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

After spotting a whaling ship, Captain Watson devises a plan for two crew members to board it – but his plan sparks a safety debate that divides the team. As two volunteers enlist for the mission, they are immediately detained as the ship speeds away with two of the Sea Shepherd members still aboard.

Whale Wars – “International Incidents R Us”

Sunday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

With whalers holding two Sea Shepherd crew members hostage, Captain Watson rejects an offer to release them, forcing the Australian and Japanese governments to negotiate their return. Following an attack on the whalers and loss of radio contact, four crew members are stranded in the middle of the pitch-black, cold Antarctic night.

8 p.m. – GOSSIP GIRL – “Bonfire of the Vanity” – ALL-NEW EPISODE
Also airs at 9 p.m. AT on ‘A’ Atlantic and 7 p.m. MT on ACCESS
No synopsis currently available.

9 p.m. – COLD CASE – “One Small Step” – ALL-NEW EPISODE
Also airs at 10 p.m. AT on ‘A’ Atlantic and 10 p.m. MT on ACCESS
Lilly and the team reopen the 1969 case of a murdered 12-year-old boy after a toy rocket bearing his name is given to the retired cop who worked on the case and was never able to let it go.

8 p.m. – WIFE SWAP – “Brown/Neighbors” – ALL-NEW EPISODE
Also airs at 9 p.m. AT on ‘A’ Atlantic and 9 p.m. MT on ACCESS
A self-described “super mom” who manages her children’s every waking moment swaps lives with a free-spirited mom who would rather dance with her kids than check their homework.

9 p.m. – DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS – ALL-NEW EPISODE
Also airs at 10 p.m. AT on ‘A’ Atlantic
See October 31 synopsis.