July 2009

Wednesday, July 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. ET/9 to 11 p.m. PT (with new episodes every Wednesday continuing from June 10 premiere)

Research or slaughter? Activism or terrorism? If you missed the start of WHALE WARS Season 2 in June, this is your chance to get caught up with three previously premiered episodes. Find out what the controversy is all about when Captain Paul Watson and his Sea Shepherd Conservation Society return in another adrenaline-fueled season of WHALE WARS. Following an 11-week perilous chess match at the far end of the globe, both Sea Shepherd and the whalers engage in an environmental showdown that could cost millions of dollars – all while drawing global attention to the practice of whaling.

Wednesday, July 1 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT (Michael Ignatieff)
Wednesday, July 8 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT (Randy Bachman)

Seamus O’Regan continues to explore various artists’ current projects, career ideas and inspirations in Bravo!’s new original series THE O’REGAN FILES. In an all new episode, O’Regan discusses politics and literature with Liberal Party Leader Michael Ignatieff (July 1), who addresses his bestselling book True Patriot Love. Plus, O’Regan sits down with Canadian music icon Randy Bachman (July 8), to discuss his recent appointment as Officer to the Order of Canada and his highly successful career that prompted that honour. Bachman also reveals some of the secrets to his song writing prowess.

 

From a media release – June 1, 2009:

Heather Hits the Hills on CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL

  • Hottest women come from Western Canada as final four face-off
  • Catch encore presentations on Star!/FT, MTV, and ‘A’
  • The next episode of CNTM airs on Tuesday, July 7 at 8 p.m. ET

In one of the most exciting episodes yet, and one of the toughest eliminations to date, Heather from Halifax was the sixth hopeful to get cut from CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL. The 21-year-old student wasn’t completely shattered by her departure saying “I kind of realized when I was in New York that maybe modeling wasn’t what I want to do. I’m not really that person and I am okay with that.”

Now, it’s down to the final four – all of whom hail from Western Canada – Linsay (Edmonton, AB), Maryam (Vancouver, BC), Meaghan (Winnipeg, MB), and Nikita (Calgary, AB).

The small-town girls travelled to the bright city lights of New York City this week for the stressful “go-see” challenge – a series of auditions and interviews with top designers. Maryam was held back in Toronto for the second time for not having a passport, but there was no way for her to make up what she was missing this time. Meghan rocked her go sees winning the challenge, but Linsay was only a few steps behind. In a shocking and emotional elimination, Maryam was spared once again and Heather got the heave-ho and went home.

Next week’s CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, premiering Tuesday, July 7 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, is all about the Top 4’s drive to become number one. For starters, they have to nail a Cover Girl shoot under the watchful eye of the photographer – and judge – Mike Ruiz and Creative Director Nolé Marin. The two sets of scrutinizing eyes reduce one girl to tears and she is sent off set. But the models must pull it together when a Top Model icon surprises them at the next challenge. Wrapped in a very delicate “fabric,” the girls must strut through a tricky tabletop obstacle course, but one model accidentally sabotages another with a rip heard across the city. Four model-hopefuls become three when one of the girls is wiped out of the competition in an emotionally charged elimination.

Encore presentations of tonight’s episode air on Star! and FashionTelevisionChannel, Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET; on MTV, Thursday at 10 p.m. ET; and a special Sunday night catch-up broadcast airs on ‘A’ at 10 p.m. ET.

On Wednesday, July 1, Canada’s 142nd birthday celebrations take place from Parliament Hill with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Governor General Michaëlle Jean and a dazzling lineup of celebrated Canadian performers—including Sarah McLachlan, Marie-Mai, The Respectables with Gordie Johnson, Shane Yellowbird, Alex Wells and more. And, birthday wishes from above come from Canada’s thrilling Snowbirds as they fly over the Parliament Buildings and Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk gives an out-of-this-world birthday greeting direct from the International Space Station.

Beginning at 12 p.m. ET, join CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge with Heather Hiscox as they take Canadians through the noon celebrations from Parliament Hill. Catch it live on CBC Television, CBC Newsworld, CBC Radio One and CBCNews.ca.

The party on the hill continues well into the evening with Canada Rocks the Capital, featuring performances by Sarah McLachlan, Marie-Jo Thério, Nico Archambault, K’naan, Said the Whale with Hannah Georgas, Cassiopée and Cirque Fantastic, Shane Yellowbird, The Respectables and Marie-Mai. This musical special airs on CBC Television, Radio-Canada and bold, beginning at 9 p.m. local (Quebec West), 11 p.m. local in the Maritimes and 11:30 p.m. local in Newfoundland and Labrador. The full concert will be carried live online at CBC.ca/canadaday and on CBC Radio 2, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. ET.

CBC Radio One starts the birthday celebrations at 8:30 a.m. (9 a.m. NT) on THE CURRENT, as summer host, journalist Melissa Fung, looks at Canadian aspirations and the impact we’re making on the world. Whether it’s Sidney Crosby hot on skates, or our beloved double-doubles—are we a nation that’s aspiring to be proudly average? Later in the day, Amanda Putz and Grant Lawrence look at our country’s unofficial anthems.

Canadians eager to test their knowledge of this great country can visit CBCNews.ca and take the 2009 Canadian Pop Culture Quiz. Dip into the CBC Digital Archives for a look at some of the defining foods in the history of the Dominion with My Canada includes Tourtière! And looking for something to do on Canada Day? Visit the CBC database of audience-submitted events from communities across the country. After your event, be sure to come back and upload your Canada Day photos.

For a full schedule of CBC Canada Day programming, visit CBCNews.ca.

On July 1, The Comedy Network stands on guard for their country and… CORNER GAS! In celebration of Canada’s birthday, The Comedy Network kicks the patriotic laughs into high gear with THE CANADA DAY CORNER GAS-A-THON. Fans can get an early start to the celebrations with a double-shot of the final season of Canada’s most successful comedy series. The first run of the 19-episode Season 6 airs 4 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET/PT, followed by a second airing from 1:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET/PT. Viewers experiencing withdrawal from CORNER GAS can get their fix of hilarious high jinks from Brent, Oscar, Emma, Lacey, Hank, Davis, Karen and Wanda.

Canadians love their country, and they love their CORNER GAS. What better way to celebrate being a Canucker than with THE CANADA DAY CORNER GAS-A-THON?!

Family, friends and fireworks aside, viewers can now celebrate their true-north-strong-and-free by filling up on this iconic, all-Canadian comedy series. Here’s what one needs to prepare: One extra-padded couch; 19 hours worth of brewskis (light ales accepted but not encouraged); seven straws; a boat-load of chilli cheese dogs and a bucket. Once fully equipped, viewers can relive each gut-busting CORNER GAS moment. Watch as Lacey competes in an eating competition in “Full Load,” Karen and Davis win a meat lottery in “Meat Wave”, and Dog River tune out in “TV Free Dog River.”  Then, follow the gang to the big city…er…Regina, as they discover the reason behind Brent’s regular Wednesday night disappearances in the climactic series finale, “You’ve Been Great, Goodnight.”

The series finale of CORNER GAS aired April 13 and marked the end of an era in Canadian television with more than 3 million viewers, making it one of the most-watched television broadcasts in Canada this season.

Viewers craving a regular fix of CORNER GAS can savour each character and moment again…and again with encore episodes available on demand at thecomedynetwork.ca and CTV.ca and on the go at itunes.ca.

In one of the most exciting episodes yet, and one of the toughest eliminations to date, Heather from Halifax was the sixth hopeful to get cut from CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL. The 21-year-old student wasn’t completely shattered by her departure saying “I kind of realized when I was in New York that maybe modeling wasn’t what I want to do. I’m not really that person and I am okay with that.”

Now, it’s down to the final four – all of whom hail from Western Canada – Linsay (Edmonton, AB), Maryam (Vancouver, BC), Meaghan (Winnipeg, MB), and Nikita (Calgary, AB).

The small-town girls traveled to the bright city lights of New York City this week for the stressful “go-see” challenge – a series of auditions and interviews with top designers. Maryam was held back in Toronto for the second time for not having a passport, but there was no way for her to make up what she was missing this time. Meghan rocked her go sees winning the challenge, but Linsay was only a few steps behind. In a shocking and emotional elimination, Maryam was spared once again and Heather got the heave-ho and went home.

Next week’s CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, premiering Tuesday, July 7 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, is all about the Top 4’s drive to become number one. For starters, they have to nail a Cover Girl shoot under the watchful eye of the photographer – and judge – Mike Ruiz and Creative Director Nolé Marin. The two sets of scrutinizing eyes reduce one girl to tears and she is sent off set. But the models must pull it together when a Top Model icon surprises them at the next challenge. Wrapped in a very delicate “fabric,” the girls must strut through a tricky tabletop obstacle course, but one model accidentally sabotages another with a rip heard across the city. Four model-hopefuls become three when one of the girls is wiped out of the competition in an emotionally charged elimination.

Encore presentations of tonight’s episode air on Star! and FashionTelevisionChannel, Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET; on MTV, Thursday at 10 p.m. ET; and a special Sunday night catch-up broadcast airs on ‘A’ at 10 p.m. ET. 

Find out more about all 11 finalists, with interviews, episode recaps, behind-the scenes photos and videos, and biographies, as well as up-to-the-minute series info, at the series web portal at model.ctv.ca.

Tuesday, June 30 10:45 p.m. ET/PT

Channel 5 celebrates 100 years of Jackie Chan. Steve Mahanahan advertises a Child Clown training video.

Tuesday, June 30 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

Tim returns from the dead with a special gift.

Tuesday, June 30 10 p.m.

Also airs at 11 p.m. AT on /A\ Atlantic and 8 p.m. MT on ACCESS

Marshall (Colton James, 7th HEAVEN), a sweet but bullied teenager, turns to Trevor (Bobby Cannavale) to fix up his left-wing mom, Hallie (Constance Zimmer, ENTOURAGE), with his boxing instructor, Clint (Lee Tergesen, LIFE ON MARS), the sperm donor who made Marshall’s birth possible. They are compatible in every way until Hallie discovers that Clint is a republican and she breaks off their promising romance. Meanwhile, Claire’s (Sarah Paulson) free-spirited mother, Liv (Julie Hagerty, AIRPLANE), a woman with a lust for love like Trevor’s, moves in with Claire after yet another breakup with her latest boyfriend.

Tuesday, June 30 9 p.m.

Also airs at 10 p.m. AT on /A\ Atlantic and 10 p.m. MT on ACCESS

Auditions continue on AMERICA’S GOT TALENT cross-country audition tour.