August 2009

10 p.m. ET/PT – Friday, August 28 on Comedy Network

Eddie thinks drugs should be legal for the elderly. If you’re 90, you made it!

9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT – Friday, August 28 on Space

Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population except this time, they’re out to get each other, too. Stars Monica Keena, Jason Ritter and Kelly Rowland.

10:00pm – Thursday, August 27 on CTV

Toby (Craig Olejnik) brings Dr. Ray Mercer (Colm Feore) to the hospital to meet “John Doe,” who Ray recognizes as Frank Cardea (Gordon Pinsent, ANGELA’S EYES), the man who brought Toby to Ray twenty years earlier. Due to his Alzheimer’s, Frank continues to have trouble remembering, but he does tell Toby that Toby’s mother Maya (Lara Jean Chorostecki), sent him. Toby is hit with a distress beacon, catching glimpses of a smashed windshield and a mysterious man, and sets course on a journey to learn more about the troubling images in Frank’s mind.

9:00pm – Thursday, August 27 on /A

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

After his fellow surgeons try and fail to bring Derek (Patrick Dempsey) back to work, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) must summon the strength to convince him. Meanwhile the hospital is abuzz as Mark (Eric Dane) attempts a rare face transplant surgery, Cristina (Sandra Oh), at last awarded her first solo surgery, is more focused on the needs of her friends, and Izzie (Katherine Heigl) does her best to keep her medical condition a secret.

Thursday, August 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV

MTV brings viewers a jam-packed night of cosmic comedy, stellar stunts, payback punches, and gullible gags with the SEE YOU THURSDAY block. Tune into Season 2 premieres of ROB DYRDEK’S FANTASY FACTORY, where Rob hustles his way through a laundry list of business ventures, BULLY BEATDOWN, where victims send their Bully’s into a ring with to face martial arts pros, and NITRO CIRCUS, where extreme sports rule. Then it’s time to get PRANKED, with the series premiere bringing viewers viral videos of home-made pranks engineered, executed and filmed by kids themselves. No producers, no professional editors, no camera men – just the pranksters, their victims and the audience. Tune into the SEE YOU THURSDAY block to watch Rob conjure up news ideas, see one-time nerds get their revenge, get a nitro adrenaline rush, and learn new pranks to play on your friends. SEE YOU THURSDAY!

August 27 at 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. NT), DOC ZONE

This Beat Goes On chronicles a jukebox full of Canadian classics from Gordon Lightfoot’s “Sundown” to Troopers “Raise a Little Hell”.  Narrated by Jian Ghomeshi of CBC Radio’s Q, the documentary is a combination of rare archival footage and candid interview clips with artists from the time, such as Randy Bachman and Danny Marks, as well as interviews with current Canadian artists Serena Ryder and Sam Roberts. The first hour focuses on the formative years: a time of shag hair, bellbottoms and chart-topping sounds of folk singers, blues artists and heavy metal rockers like Prism and Bachman-Turner Overdrive. The decade starts out on a controversial note, with a government ruling forcing radio stations to play 30 per cent Canadian content. But the ruling soon pays dividends, laying the groundwork for the incredible rock ‘n’ roll era that was the 70s. And, the Juno Awards, launched under that name in 1971, create a star system for Canadian musicians who rock audiences and the charts from coast-to-coast.

8:00pm – Thursday, August 27 on /A

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

After learning at a deposition that more of his patients have died than survived, Derek (Patrick Dempsey) decides to quit, even as Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) refuses to give up on him. Meanwhile, Izzie’s (Katherine Heigl) interns discover something unsettling on a “patient x,” unaware that the charts they’re looking at are actually Izzie’s.

CBC has become the first Canadian broadcaster to offer original Canadian television programming in high definition (HD) on the iTunes Store in Canada (www.iTunes.ca), paving the way for people to catch their favourite TV shows when and where they want. Launched this month, hit CBC Television series BEING ERICA and THE TUDORS are the first to be available. Both racked up multiple Gemini nominations this week, including nods for Best Dramatic Series.

Already a strong presence on iTunes, with dozens of top-rated podcasts and the popular CBC Radio iPhone Application, CBC is once again at the forefront of digital offerings. As more and more Canadians download both audio and video content, CBC continues to launch innovative products to meet these demands.

Many popular CBC Television series are currently available to download in standard definition on iTunes, including THE RICK MERCER REPORT, LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE, THE BORDER, HEARTLAND, DRAGONS’ DEN and THE NATURE OF THINGS, as well as BEING ERICA and THE TUDORS.

The first season of heartfelt and hilarious time travel on Being Erica can be purchased in HD for $2.99 per episode. The show is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with CBC Television.

The first and second seasons of critically acclaimed and Emmy®- nominated THE TUDORS are available in HD for $2.99 per episode. THE TUDORS is produced by Toronto-based Peach Arch Entertainment in Association with CBC Television and Showtime Networks.

From a media release – August 26, 2009:

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Delivers Highest Audience of Season with 1.4 Million Viewers on CTV

  • More than 3 million viewers tune in to some part of first performance episode of season
  • The excitement continues tonight with first live results show at 7:30 p.m. E.T.

CTV’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA achieved its biggest audience of the season last night with the first performance show of the year. The two-hour episode was watched on average by nearly 1.4 million viewers, making it the most-watched program of the night on Canadian television. The audience grew throughout the broadcast, peaking with 1.7 million viewers at 9:49 p.m. Up 17% over Sunday’s Special Top 20 reveal episode, more than 3.3 million viewers tuned in to some or all of the broadcast.

Featuring the first-ever live performances by the newly announced Season 2 Top 20, young, urban viewers once again flocked to SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. The episode won its timeslot (8-10 p.m.) by 29% among A18-34 (322,000) and by 5% among A18-49 (619,000) over the NCIS/BIG BROTHER simulcast (CBS/Global). As well, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA was the #1 program of the night in Canada’s two-largest urban markets, Toronto and Vancouver.*

Tonight, Janet Jackson choreographer Gil Duldulao and the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Top 20 pay tribute to Michael Jackson in first Results Episode at 7:30 p.m. ET on CTV.

Source: BBM Nielsen Media Research Preliminary Overnight Reports

10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 PT – Wednesday, August 26 on Space

The Stormrider crew locates the Portal to go home, but they quickly discover that they have been followed.