May 2009

Sunday, May 24 8 p.m.

Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park) makes his debut as Detective Zach Nichols when a young hipster is found stabbed in an ethnically charged neighborhood. Nichols (Jeff Goldblum) and Wheeler (Julianne Nicholson) enter a world of aspiring artists with big dreams to solve the case.

Sunday, May 24 – 8pm ET/PT

Due to an apparent power shortage, Professor Farnsworth prohibits flying the ship unless absolutely necessary. Leela begins to develop anger issues, leading her to enter the ship in a demolition derby. As punishment, she has to wear a shock collar that activates whenever she has a violent thought. Later, she begins to enjoy the shocks and eventually develops an urge to kill things. Meanwhile, Bender feels left out when he sees Cubert and Dwight playing Dungeons & Dragons and can’t play because robots are not installed with imaginations. Bender manages to imagine himself as a medieval knight and joins the game. However, since he was never meant to have an imagination, Bender gradually believes himself to be a real knight in the magical world of “Cornwood” and, after being subdued during a rampage through the city, is sent to the HAL Institute for Criminally Insane Robots.

Sunday, May 24 – 7:30pm ET/PT

Bob and Doug become television executives after sending a letter to their favorite television network.  They use their newfound power to give all their friends shows, but will the pressure of ratings turn Bob and Doug into hometown pariahs?

Sunday, May 24 – 6:30pm ET/PT

They’ve been summoned by the Pope to learn the ancient rite of exorcism. These chosen few believe in the personification of demons and in their own power to release the devil.  16:9 presents a two part series that takes you to the Vatican for a unique look at the real life angels and demons and the secrets of the exorcists.

From a media release May 20, 2009

DRAGONS SLAY AMERICA

Kevin O’Leary and Robert Herjavec named as Sharks on U.S. version of DRAGONS’ DEN On the heels of three successful seasons of CBC Television’s DRAGONS’ DEN, and season four currently in production, Canadian venture capital celebrities Kevin O’Leary and Robert Herjavec join ABC’s Shark Tank.

 Based on the format created by Nippon Television Network and licensed by Sony Pictures Television in which budding entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to established business moguls, DRAGONS’ DEN has been hugely popular on CBC, BBC and with audiences around the world. “We’re proud of the franchise that we have established in Canada over the last three years,” said Kirstine Layfield, executive director of network programming, CBC Television. “It’s a testament to the success of DRAGONS’ DEN and the format that our Canadian Dragons would be asked to participate in the U.S. version.”

The Gemini-nominated series DRAGONS’ DEN returns on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m., on CBC Television for an extended season of exciting reality television, as well as some special surprises. With audition attendance at an all-time high, thousands of Canadian entrepreneurs of all ages are fighting for the chance to face the Dragons and pitch their business ideas in the Den. Rivals Kevin O’Leary and Robert Herjavec are joined by marketing guru Arlene Dickinson, former RCMP officer and retail giant Jim Treliving, and maverick capitalist and philanthropist extraordinaire W. Brett Wilson.

Saturday, May 23 at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT (Series Finale)

Sunday, May 31 beginning at 1 p.m. ET – 9 p.m. ET (Marathon)

All season long PRETTY WICKED has put looks aside as competitors searched for inner beauty. Now in the one-hour series finale, it’s down to Ana, Katie, Sarah C and Sarah R who battle it out for $50,000 by proving they’ve transformed their mean spirited ways. Host CariDee English (AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL) and judges Mia Tyler, Dr. Jenn Berman, and Kyle Cease crown the season’s biggest transformation. For viewers who missed every diva outburst, Star! presents the entire season in an all-day PRETTY WICKED MARATHON, May 31 beginning at 1 p.m. ET/ 10 a.m. PT to 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

Saturday, May 23 10 p.m. ET/PT

After years of watching dummies in action, Blue Collar Comedy veteran Bill Engvall calls out stupidity of all kinds in this one hour stand-up special.

Saturday, May 23 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

A man decides to turn his life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling with his mother and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. Stars Simon Pegg and Kate Ashfield.

Saturday, May 23, 2009 8 p.m.

Also airs at 8 p.m. AT on ‘A’ Atlantic

The story centers on a young boy, Nino (Ryan Cooley, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION), and his family dog, Rex, who takes on a significant role in Nino’s life after the boy loses his father to cancer. During a stroll in the park with Nino and his mother, Rex manages to save the life of the eccentric inventor and dotcom wiz, Alex (Judd Nelson, The Breakfast Club). Rex is badly injured during his act of heroism and Alex, as a gesture of gratitude, takes the dog back to his bionics lab to rebuild him. Through cutting edge gadgetry, Rex is imbued with super powers and becomes the target of villains determined to possess the new technology at any cost. After the procedure, Rex is capable of feats of great strength, can see in infrared vision and run at 70 mph.

Saturday, May 23 at 6/9 p.m. ET

GOSSIP GIRL is based on the lives of privileged Manhattan prep school teens that learn all the important news and gossip from the all-knowing, albeit ultra-secretive, blogger Gossip Girl. Tune in to see what other drama and turmoil surfaces and if anyone finally figures out Gossip Girl’s identity. Information online at muchmusic.com/tv/gossipgirl.