April 2009

Thursday, April 23 9 p.m.

As she endures aggressive treatment for her cancer, Izzie (Katherine Heigl) throws herself into planning Derek (Patrick Dempsey) and Meredith’s (Ellen Pompeo) wedding. Callie (Sara Ramirez) introduces Arizona (guest star Jessica Capshaw) as her girlfriend to her disapproving father. George (T.R. Knight) excels in a trauma emergency when Alex (Justin Chambers) freezes, and Owen (Kevin McKidd) seeks help with his PTSD. Guest starring Hector Elizondo (Pretty Woman, Princess Diaries) and Amy Madigan (Field of Dreams, CARNIVALE)

Thursday, April 23 – 9pm ET/PT

Michael’s new company has a hard time making early morning deliveries; the office struggles to get their expense reports in on time when Angela enforces Dunder Mifflin’s policy.

Thursday, April 23, 2009 8:30 p.m.

Also airs at 9:30 p.m. AT on ‘A’ Atlantic and 9:30 p.m. MT on ACCESS

Sam (Christina Applegate) wants to give Todd (Barry Watson) a fresh start and offers to go on a “first date” with him. But Todd doesn’t trust her boss, billionaire Winston Funk (Billy Zane, Titanic), who continues his relentless quest to get “new” Sam to continue the affair they had before her accident. Meanwhile, Andrea (Jennifer Esposito) is followed by a camera crew when she becomes the subject of a reality show featuring celebrity weddings, as she plans her nuptials to gay basketball player Tony Dane, and Regina (Jean Smart) doesn’t like what Howard (Kevin Dunn) does with his free time now that he’s retired.

Thursday, April 23 8 p.m.

Catherine (Marg Helgenberger) revisits one of the first cases she worked as a CSI when the convicted felon in the murder (guest star Henry Thomas, ET) claims the verdict was based on faulty evidence.

Thursday, April 23 – 8pm ET/PT

Someone battles against the odds in an attempt to save them from leaving the island. One castaway is sent packing at Tribal Council.

Thursday, April 23, 2009 8 p.m.

Also airs at 9 p.m. AT on ‘A’ Atlantic and 9 p.m. MT on ACCESS

When Ritchie (Trevor Gagnon) stops telling Christine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) he loves her, she asks Richard (Clark Gregg) to have a baby with her so she can have a new child to love her the way Ritchie used to.

Thursday, April 23, 2009 8 p.m.

Also airs at 9 p.m. AT on ‘A’ Atlantic and 9 p.m. MT on ACCESS

When Ritchie (Trevor Gagnon) stops telling Christine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) he loves her, she asks Richard (Clark Gregg) to have a baby with her so she can have a new child to love her the way Ritchie used to.

In an interesting turn of events on last night’s episode of American Idol, voters proved that they do in fact listen to the opinions of the judges by keeping Matt Giraud safe from the bottom 3, even with two contestants going home on disco night.

After a performance that was more of a cardio exercise than choreographed dance routine, the American Idols wrapped up disco week with an Idol first; choreography by American Idol judge Paula Abdul who looked like she forgot her pants with last night’s wardrobe choice, last night’s shocking results were delivered. While last week America was ready to see Matt Giraud go home before the judges weighed in with their one time save capability, this week, he wasn’t even in the bottom 3. Instead America picked Lil Rounds, Allison Iraheta, and Anoop Desai for their least favorite during disco week – and not too surprisingly, with 2 eliminations looming, it was Allison who was kept in the competition.

After a rather interesting and frightening disco compilation which featured performers Freda Payne, Thelma Houston and KC from KC and the Sunshine Band, who didn’t even receive mentions in the show’s introduction, viewers were once again reminded why disco died, and rightly so, since none of the disco icons of decades past would have made the cut on the Idol stage today. This disco rendition was followed up by a performance by former American Idol contestant David Archuleta who delivered an inspirational speech to those on the chopping block – stating that there is tons of opportunity after Idol.

Well, goodbye Lil and Anoop, we’ll give you a wave on your way out the door next week, Matt Giraud.

Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV

In the face of tremendous injustice for one Canadian held in a Mexican jail, Canada’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Peter Kent, suggests we must have faith in Mexico’s justice system –

Toronto, ON (April 22, 2009) – Canadian Pavel Kulisek has been rotting away in an underground Mexican prison for over a year. Though no real evidence exists, he remains charged with being involved with the notorious Tijuana drug cartel. In a new hour-long episode of W-FIVE premieringSaturday, April 25 at 7 p.m. ET (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times), Victor Malarek reports on the Canadian collateral damage in the war against Mexico’s drug cartels, and what the Canadian government is doing – or not doing – to help its citizens.

Looking for a temporary change in pace and more quality time with family, Kulisek and his family travelled to Mexico where they began living and working in the Baja Peninsula. On March 11, 2007, their lives changed forever. Kulisek went into town to meet new friend and fellow dirt-biker Carlos Herrera. But the men were all arrested by police and thrown into prison – Kulisek accused of working on behalf of the Tijuana Drug Cartel. It was then that he learned Herrera’s true identity: Carlos was actually alleged Drug Lord Gustavo Rivera Herrera.

With no prior criminal history in Canada, Mexico or the United States, Kulisek’s family thought that what they saw as a misunderstanding would be resolved quickly. But Kulisek has already been held for 13 months – and there’s no sign that he’s going to be released any time soon. The prosecution’s case rests on one statement by one witness – former corrupt police officer Marcos Assemat. He’s an ex-con who has spent time in prison in Mexico and the U.S. on drug convictions. He’s also made a deal with the prosecutor to become a protected witness in return for his testimony.

It is just another example of a justice system out of control, according to Tamara Taraciuk, a lawyer with the international organization Human Rights Watch who just released a report on the Mexican Justice system. In an interview with W-FIVE, Taraciuk explains that “the Mexican justice system is totally dysfunctional.” It is an opinion supported by Amnesty International, who recently said “the functions of the public prosecutors office [in Mexico] are highly susceptible to political or personal influence to secure unwarranted or even fabricated prosecutions.”

And yet despite the overwhelming evidence that Pavel Kulisek is an innocent man, W-FIVE has learned that the Canadian government refuses to intervene in his case. “We have to have faith that the… that due process will prevail,” Canada’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Peter Kent, told Malarek.

 

Wednesday, April 22 – 10:30pm ET/PT

A cover-shoot fiasco leads to friction between Kourtney and Kris; Rob adjusts to living with his girlfriend.