October 2009

8:00pm – Sunday, October 25 on /A

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

In the film Alien vs Predator, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends during an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in the Antarctic Ocean. Soon the team realizes that only one species can win.

8:00pm – Sunday, October 25 on CTV

The race continues as the couples rush through Dubai to make it to each stop in time.

Sunday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT

This week BRAVO!FACT PRESENTS celebrates the work of filmmaker Laura Taler, with her trilogy composed of Love Song, The Sorcerer, and Forsaken. The films all feature Jesse Rosensweet and soprano Tracy Smith Bessette, as well as earlier dance films Moto Perpetuo and The Barber’s Coffee Break.

The nation has cast their final votes for the season. Either EVERETT, JAYME RAE, TARA-JEAN or VINCENT will be named Canada’s Favourite Dancer during the two-hour live finale of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA at a special day and time, this Sunday, October 25 at 9 p.m. ET/CT/PT on CTV (Finale starts at 7 p.m. AT/MT on CTV). During last night’s Top 4 Performance show, the Top 4 performed an astounding 11 dance numbers, including solos and a Top 4 cabaret group number. While the dancers gave it their all for the Finale Performance show, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA received the Gemini Award for Best Music, Variety Program or Series during last night’s industry gala awards ceremony. The current season of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA is also winning with viewers, averaging 1.44 million viewers*, ranking as a Top 20 show with key demo A18-34 and key female demos (F18-34 and F18-49) **. The series also consistently wins its timeslot nationally with the key female demos (F18-34, F18-49 and F25-54).

The Season 2 SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA journey started in April when the auditions began in Vancouver before landing in Edmonton, Saint John, where TARA-JEAN was discovered, Toronto, where EVERETT auditioned, and Montreal where both JAYME RAE and VINCENT stepped onto the stage. Now one member of the Top 4 will be crowned Canada’s Favourite Dancer. Will it be EVERETT Smith, a 25-year-old tap dancer from Glen Morris, ON; JAYME RAE Dailey, a 21-year-old contemporary dancer from Montreal, QC;  TARA-JEAN Popowich, a 20-year-old contemporary dancer from Lethbridge, AB; or VINCENT Desjardins, a 20-year-old ballroom dancer from Trois-Rivières, QC?

Sitting behind a super-sized judge’s desk as the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA winner is named will be judges Jean Marc Genereux, Tré Armstrong, Luther Brown and Blake McGrath. They will be joined by guest judges Rex Harrington and Mia Michaels. Also guest judging for the first time this season is Emmy Award-winning director Kenny Ortega, the concert and film director for Michael Jackson’s This is It tour and upcoming film. Ortega is also the Director, Producer and Choreographer behind the popular High School Musical films.

The jam-packed finale on Sunday will feature more than 15 performances, reuniting the Top 20 dancers who will perform all-new group numbers. Guest Choreographer Sean Cheesman brings a powerful afro-jazz number with the Top 20 to the stage, while Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mia Michaels creates a contemporary number with the Top 10. 

The finale will also feature memorable couple routines choreographed by Blake McGrath, Luther Brown, Stacey Tookey, Sean Cheesman, Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin, Gustavo Vargas, Lil “C” and Sho-tyme. Throughout the two-hour finale, viewers will also be reminded of the journey the Top 4 have been on this season through video recaps.

In a jam-packed hour before the finale, viewers can get an exclusive look at SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. During a special LIVE AT ETALK: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA TOP 4, airing Sunday, October 25 at 5 p.m. ET on CTV, viewers will have the opportunity to get up and close and personal with the Top 4. During this intimate chat, they will discuss their favourite moments from throughout the season and share exclusive behind-the-scenes stories and memories. Then, FASHIONTELEVISION takes an in-depth look at the show’s wardrobe department and the importance costumes have on a performance at 5:30 p.m. ET.

Aspiring dancers will have their chance in the spotlight when the Season 3 Audition Tour travels to five cities across Canada with confirmed stops in Toronto on Saturday, November 14, Montreal during the weekend of November 28 and Vancouver on Saturday, December 5. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. in all cities. Auditions will also be coming to Calgary and an East Coast City to be announced. Confirmed dates and venues will continue to be announced as information becomes available. Check dance.ctv.ca for details and updates.

Audition details available to date listed below (subject to change):

Toronto, ON    
Saturday, November 14
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St.

W., Toronto Montreal, QC
Weekend of November 28 
To be announced

Vancouver, BC  
Saturday, December 5   
The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
777 Homer Street 

Calgary, AB    
To be announced To be announced

East Coast City
To be announced To be announced

The second season SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Top 10 are taking their moves on the road for an historic, 18-city Canadian tour beginning November 25, 2009 in Kelowna, BC. Featuring hit performances from throughout the second season, fans can see their favourite dancers live. Details regarding ticket purchasing and venue details are available at dance.CTV.ca.

For those who missed the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Top 4 Performance episode, catch an encore on MuchMusic Sunday, October 25 beginning at 4 p.m. ET before the winner is revealed during the season finale on CTV. An encore of the finale will air on Sunday, November 1 beginning at 6 p.m. (visit muchmusic.com to confirm local broadcast times).

Highlights from last nights SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Top 4 Performance Episode are available on demand at the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca. Exclusive footage and clips, information on dancers, judges and choreographers along with image galleries, videos, forums, and blogs from the judges and competitors can also be found on the site.

7:00pm – Sunday, October 25 on /A

Also airs at 8 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic

The girls put their interviewing skills to the test as they interview 90210’s Jessica Lowndes on the set of THE INSIDER. The ladies are surprised to learn they must write their own scripts for their CoverGirl commercials. Kim Kardashian is this week’s guest judge.

7:00pm – Sunday, October 25 on CTV

When Juanita’s (Madison de la Garza) party is on the verge of being ruined after Gaby (Eva Longoria Parker) is deemed a bad mom, Gaby is determined to prove she’s a responsible parent. Meanwhile, a lapse in judgment on Danny’s (Beau Mirchoff) part leads to a terrible mishap that Angie (Drea de Matteo) and Nick (Jeffery Nording) must cover up and Susan (Teri Hatcher) and Katherine (Dana Delaney) come to blows over Mike (James Denton).

Sunday, October 25 – 6:30pm ET/ 7pm PT on Global

The internet has become an exhibit of animal cruelty but it is also a tool for the police to prosecute the abusers. We look at how society views animal cruelty on the internet.

Sunday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. ET on MuchMusic

While Brooke is preparing for her big comeback at Miami’s annual Calle Ocho concert, she gets an unexpected phone call. Hulk is at the emergency room with an injured back, about to undergo radical surgery to get rid of his constant pain. Brooke wants to be his caretaker but she’s also worried about her performance at the concert.

This Sunday, CTV is set to name the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Season 2 winner. Before Canada’s Favourite Dancer is revealed, fans get the chance to be up close and personal with the fab four at CTV’s Queen Street headquarters on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m., for a taping of LIVE AT ETALK.

Hosts Ben Mulroney and Tanya Kim sit down with Everett Smith, Jayme Rae Dailey, Tara-Jean Popowich and Vincent Desjardins to chat about their dance journey and what viewers can expect for Sunday’s finale episode. LIVE AT ETALK: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA TOP 4, airs on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. ET.

FASHIONTELEVISION gives viewers more dance fever at 5:30 p.m. ET on CTV, with an episode that examines how fashion and dance complement each other. Viewers are taken behind-the-scenes of the wardrobe department at SO YOU THINK CAN DANCE CANADA, for an exclusive look at the art of creating the dance costumes, styling host Leah Miller, and dealing with wardrobe malfunctions. The night of dance culminates with the two-hour season finale of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA at 9 p.m. ET/CT/PT on CTV (Finale starts at 7 p.m. AT/MT on CTV).

Additional presentations of LIVE AT ETALK: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA TOP 4 air Friday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. ET and Saturday, Oct. 24 at 4:30 p.m. ET on CTV; and Friday, Oct. 23 at 12 p.m. ET and Saturday, Oct. 24 at 3:30 p.m. ET on Star!

Saturday, October 24 at 9 p.m. ET on MuchMusic

Calvin (Ice Cube, GENERATION KILL), who inherited a struggling south Chicago barbershop business from his deceased father, views the shop as nothing but a burden and waste of his time. After selling the shop to a local loan shark, Calvin slowly begins to see his father’s vision and legacy and struggles with the notion that he just sold it out.