October 2009

Friday, October 30 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9:00pm MT) on Citytv

Debra and Tracy are pushover parents with two sets of twins, ages four and seven, who call all the shots and eat a diet packed with sugar and unhealthy food choices. Four-year-old Parker calls Mom a “butthead” with no consequences; Debra hides in the bathroom to eat a meal and get a moment’s peace. Dad Tracy works from home, and when his rambunctious children need disciplining, he meekly implores them not to misbehave. They respond by locking him out of their bedroom! Find out if Jo Frost can help this family.

Friday, October 30 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

Andrew must attempt a marathon swim with his badly injured brother, after a boat explosion leaves them stranded in the middle of the ocean.

8:00pm – Friday, October 30 on /A

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

The detectives investigate a website with threatening web posts.

8:00pm – Friday, October 30 on CTV

In this Halloween episode of GHOST WHISPERER, the Headless Horseman from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is haunting Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt) and when the book mysteriously shows up at Aiden’s (Connor Gibbs) school, she becomes concerned for his safety.

WHITE COLLAR Premieres in Canada on Oct. 30, Exclusively on Bravo!

A crime is a crime, no matter the colour. And a con-man is a con-man, no matter the job. Bravo! uncovers a world of deceit and deception in the new hour-long, buddy-crime drama WHITE COLLAR. This intelligent and witty series teams up a convicted felon and the FBI agent who put him behind bars to take down the world’s most stealth criminals.

The series kicks off with a 90-minute premiere on Friday, Oct. 30 at 9 p.m. ET. The following week, WHITE COLLAR begins hour-long episodes available in Canada only on Bravo!. Viewers can watch an encore presentation of WHITE COLLAR’S premiere Friday, Oct. 30 at 1 a.m. ET/10 p.m. PT and Saturday, Oct. 31 at 4:30 p.m. ET. Following the premiere, weekly encores air on Fridays at 1 a.m. ET/10 p.m. PT and Saturdays at and 5 p.m. ET.

WHITE COLLAR is about the most unlikely of partnerships between a con artist and an FBI agent. The story unfolds after charming criminal mastermind Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer, CHUCK, TRAVELER) is caught by his nemesis, G-Man extraordinaire Peter Burke (Tim DeKay, TELL ME YOU LOVE ME, CARNIVÀLE). After escaping from a maximum-security prison to find his long-lost love, Caffrey is nabbed by Burke once again. Rather than returning to jail for this daring getaway, Caffrey suggests an alternate plan – providing his expertise to assist the Feds in putting away infamous and elusive criminals in return for his freedom.

WHITE COLLAR’S cast also includes Tiffani Thiessen (WHAT ABOUT BRIAN), who plays Burke’s wife Elizabeth, an intelligent, high-status event planner with a certain intuition of her own. Willie Garson (SEX AND THE CITY) plays Mozzie, a friend of Caffrey’s with a strong distrust of the Feds and an unyielding belief in conspiracy theories. Diahann Carroll (GREY’S ANATOMY) is part of the cast as a dynamic recurring guest star.

WHITE COLLAR was created and is executive produced by Jeff Eastin (HAWAII, MEET THE MARKS) and comes from Fox Television Studios. Bronwen Hughes (BURN NOTICE, BREAKING BAD, FORCES OF NATURE) directed the pilot. Clifton Campbell (STREET TIME, PROFILER) and Tom Garrigus (SWINGTOWN, EVERWOOD) serve as consulting producers.

Friday, October 30 – 4:30pm ET/PT *Pre-Release* on Global

A special episode – actor Eric Braeden retires his character Victor Newman, whom he’s played for almost 30 years on the cast of Y & R.

MuchMusic gets a dose of B.C. cool as west coaster Jesse Giddings joins the ranks as MuchMusic’s newest VJ. The long time musician, avid concert goer and social media guru is set to engage and interact with the MuchMusic audience across Canada as the fans’ frontline to all things music and pop culture.

“Jesse was born to do this job,” said Sheila Sullivan, Director of Programming, Much MTV Group, CTV Inc. “We’re thrilled to add Jesse to the MuchMusic team. He’s a musician, a die-hard music fan and hugely engaging. We’re looking forward to watching Jesse interact and connect with our fans on MuchMusic, muchmusic.com and on the street.”

MuchMusic will add a second new VJ to the roster with the winner of Doritos® presents MuchMusic VJ 2.0. Nearly 4000 VJ hopefuls applied online at muchmusic.com, with only 16 lucky wannabes shortlisted. MuchMusic narrowed down the search to eight semi-finalists, all vying to secure a spot in the Final Four, to be announced Nov. 23. As of early December, Giddings’ short tenure as new guy will come to an end when the winner of VJ 2.0 joins the MuchMusic team.

In December 2008, Giddings threw caution to the wind and moved to Toronto to pursue his goals, with one in particular always on his mind – working for MuchMusic. The charismatic musician slash model slash jack of all trades first caught the eye of MuchMusic producers at an open casting call earlier this year. Producers were impressed with his knowledge of music, ability to connect with the audience, and interest in youth and youth issues.

“Music is such a big part of my life and working for MuchMusic is a dream come true,” said Giddings. “I’m excited to meet and get involved with MuchMusic fans, and support Canadian musicians along the way. Becoming a VJ is such an unbelievable opportunity and I’m thrilled to be a part of the team.”

Giddings is no stranger to the music scene. After learning to play the bass guitar from his dad over the phone, Giddings went on to rock the axe with indie bands Swingset Champion and We Shot the Moon. When he’s not checking out the latest indie band to hit the Canadian music scene, Giddings can be found on his computer tweeting and Facebooking with MuchMusic fans.

There have been rumors circulating that Jon Gosselin and Octomom are about to team up in a reality TV mashup which began since Nadia Suleman announced that she has a massive crush on the dad from Jon & Kate Plus 8. It’s a terrifying idea, really, but you’ve heard about all of that before. However, I think there could be some interest in watching two “reality TV stars” film together, while still claiming to hate the cameras and everything that they’ve done to their families.

Jon Gosselin has been very vocal lately about announcing his distaste for TLC’s filming, perhaps, if this concept came to fruition, it wouldn’t involve his 8; and he’s made it pretty clear through talks with the media that he doesn’t shy away from cameras or media attention (he complains about the paparazzi while approaching them just to chat). Octomom also flat out insulted the Gosselin family when asked in the early days if she would follow in their footsteps with a reality TV show. She claimed she’d never expose her kids to that, and later, when a deal was in the works claimed that it was simply a “documentary”…yeah, that’s how the Gosselins got their start too.

The show itself would be a trainwreck if it turns out to be more than just idle gossip, but there’s got to be entertainment value in watching two peas in a pod put on a song and dance for the cameras while all the while claiming they hate the attention. Right?

10:00pm – Thursday, October 29 on /A

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

Addison (Kate Walsh) must deal with the return of Naomi’s (Audra McDonald) former patients, Zoe (Tessa Thompson) and Amelia (Robin Weigert), whose embryos were accidentally switched, and a serious complication that may end up jeopardizing both fetuses. Meanwhile the time has come for Katie’s (Amanda Foreman) trial, as Violet (Amy Brenneman) struggles with whether or not she can face her attacker in court, and Charlotte (KaDee Strickland) is determined to convince Addison, Sam (Taye Diggs) and Cooper (Paul Adelstein) to let her join Oceanside Wellness Group.

10:00pm – Thursday, October 29 on CTV

Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) and the CBI team investigate the death of a wealthy man who witnesses say was killed by a ghost haunting his mansion. Frances Fisher (EUREKA) guest stars in this special Halloween episode.