November 2009

Surviving Mumbai, airing on THE PASSIONATE EYE, Sunday, Nov. 29, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, reveals the life and death decisions made by people who were caught in the terrorist attacks one year ago in Mumbai, India, and the dramatic role that modern communications played. Cell phones, Blackberries and 24-hour television news provided the key to many people’s survival.  But that same technology was just as vital to the gunmen looking for them.

The attacks began on Nov. 26, 2008, when 10 young Pakistani men sailed into the financial and cultural heart of India armed with AK47s, grenades and explosives, as well as satellite phones and GPS units connecting them to their controllers in Pakistan. Within an hour, 100 people were dead in strikes across the city—at the Victoria Train Station, Cama Hospital and the legendary Leopold Café.

The gunmen moved on to the historic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and the Oberoi-Trident Hotel, where they opened fire, threw grenades and set fires. Hundreds of guests and hotel employees scrambled to hide. During the 60 hour-long siege, they waited in silence and in the dark, their cell phones and blackberries providing a lifeline to the outside world where friends, family and security agencies provided news, updates and support. However, in a deadly game of cat and mouse, cell phones and live news coverage also provided information to the killers who were methodically hunting them down. This gripping documentary includes readings from transcripts of phone calls between the gunmen and their commanders intercepted by Indian intelligence, and gripping CCTV footage from the hotels security cameras.

Husband and wife Seyfi and Meltam Muezzinoglu, Muslims from Turkey, were taken hostage early on and spent eight hours in the gunmen’s close company. They offer an extraordinary insight into the brutality and surprising naivety of the young gunmen. Indian woman Anjali Pollack and her American husband Michael, who hid in the Chambers at the Taj Mahal, tell how their mobile phone saved their lives and how the same phones almost gave the gunmen the information that could have killed them. Surviving Mumbai is an Eclectic Pictures Production, written and directed by Victoria Midwinter Pitt. 

Sunday, November 29 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

Justin has difficulty staying sober. Holly’s financial situation continues to spiral out of control. Sarah is envious of Nora’s budding romance.

Sunday, November 29 – 9:30pm ET/PT on Global

Upset that Hayley no longer wants his advice, Stan decides to prove that she is missing out on his sage counseling. After meeting a stripper on an important CIA mission, Stan takes it upon himself to improve her life and show Hayley that his advice works. But when he opens a new business, hoping to prove Hayley wrong, he finds himself dancing for cash to cover up his failures.

Sunday, November 29 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

When Brian accidentally kills another dog he is surprised to see that no one cares so he tries to convince everyone that the life of a dog should have the same value as a human one. Meanwhile, Lois hires a maid who doesn’t listen to Peter.

9:00pm – Sunday, November 29 on CTV

In the wake of another attack, Angie (Drea de Matteo) decides the time has come for her and her family to leave Wisteria Lane, while Bree (Marcia Cross) and Susan (Teri Hatcher) are literally up in arms with one another as Bree’s affair with Karl (Richard Burgi) becomes increasingly difficult to hide. Lynette’s (Felicity Huffman) pregnancy causes a rift with Gaby (Eva Longoria Parker) and a confrontation between Mike (James Denton) and Katherine (Dana Delany) leads to a harmful and unexpected blow.

9 p.m. ET – Sunday, November 29 on Space

Warrior woman Sonja, unites with other gladiators to overthrow the evil queen Gedren and avenge the deaths of her family. Stars Brigitte Nielsen and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Sunday, November 29 – 8:30pm ET/PT on Global

Cleveland and Donna are excited to have the house to themselves when Cleveland Jr. and Roberta go on a school trip to Washington, D.C., but a disgruntled Rallo will do whatever it takes to keep Cleveland and Donna apart. Meanwhile Roberta’s partying gets out of control and Cleveland Jr. comes to her rescue.

Sunday, November 29 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

After getting lost in a game of hide-and-seek, Lisa wanders into the field and discovers three teenage girls, including Cassandra (guest voice Neve Campbell), who are practicing Wiccans. Though she is skeptical of their spells, the girls assure Lisa that they never hurt anyone and ask her to join their coven. Just before Lisa is inducted into their pact, Chief Wiggum arrives and arrests the three girls for witchcraft and Lisa becomes the star witness in the trial. Meanwhile, Homer starts hanging out with Cleatus and his hillbilly friends when he discovers that they make moonshine.

8:00pm – Sunday, November 29 on /A

Also airs at 9 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 8 p.m. MT on ACCESS

In the film Too Cool For Christmas, self-centred and spoiled 16-year-old Lindsay Dearborn (Brooke Nevin, THE 4400), plans to ditch spending Christmas with her family in order to go on a ski trip with some friends. After several rude comments to a shopping mall Santa (George Hamilton, The Godfather Part III) about his beard and outdated clothing, Santa surprisingly agrees with her. Lindsay puts Santa through a total makeover, and is rewarded with an invitation to accompany Santa on his Christmas Eve rounds. Santa intends the trip to show Lindsay the true holiday spirit.

8:00pm – Sunday, November 29 on CTV

All new episode. Synopsis currently unavailable.