December 2009

Fancast gives us the scoop on some of Grey’s leading men!

Q: Now that Grey’s Anatomy’s Ellen Pompeo is finally back from maternity leave, are we going to see more Meredith and Derek interaction?

A: Yes, though perhaps not as much as Derek would like. See, Dr. Shepherd is still grappling with all the recent upheaval at Seattle Grace, but because of Meredith’ss ties to the Chief, McDreamy will need to bend someone else’s ear.

“Derek feels like he’s kind of in a vacuum, and he needs another set of eyes on the problem,” Kevin McKidd said. Those eyes belong to a certain redheaded war vet.

Previewing the gents’ bonding experience, McKidd says:

“Sometimes you need a new perspective, an outside view to determine if you’re on the right track or not, and Owen provides Derek that service in a way.”

Q: I will trade you a hot kiss under the mistletoe for some good Cristina-Owen spoilers. Not vague Grey’s Anatomy spoilers, but good ones!

A: Due to overwhelming demand, I presented Kevin McKidd with rumors going around about something explosive awaiting the couple when Grey’s Anatomy returns January 14.

The handsome actor confirmed that “in the next couple episodes there are some pretty explosive things that happen. Almost straight out of the gate, big things happen.”

I asked Kevin if these “things” were of a personal or professional nature.

He spilled, “It’s kind of both” before shutting down for fear of retribution from boss lady Shonda Rhimes. Now take note, Kevin was being vague, not me.

Is the kiss still on the table?

Begins Thursday, December 24 through Friday January 1

Enjoy an entire week of “best of” marathons, made up of our most popular programs. Highlights include:

Wednesday, December 23 at 10 p.m. ET/11 p.m. PT

There’s probably a better time to go skinny dipping in New Zealand than the middle of winter, but Kelly isn’t scared of a little cold. Luckily she finds people who share her sense of adventure and using 4 X 4s, the group sets off through volcanic geysers and thermal pools leading to a gorgeous skinny dip in an exotic, hidden place.

O come all ye faithful sci-fi fans. SPACE calls on viewers who want more Jedis and less “Jingle Bells” to put away the sleighs and blast off with THE 12 DAYS OF SPACE-MAS. Starting Wednesday, December 23 at 9 p.m. ET, fans can trek through the holidays with zombie flicks, sci-fi classics and four days of Star Wars and Star Trek movie greatness. For those needing to escape the ordinary this holiday, SPACE is always your go-to-station for the extraordinary.

Overeating Marathon (of PEOPLE!)
Wednesday, December 23
Cozy up with the undead as Day 1 of THE 12 DAYS OF SPACE-MAS kicks off with a zombie movie marathon, beginning at 9 p.m. ET with Brit-hit Shaun of the Dead. Feast your brains on other zombie flicks such as Warriors of Terra, Feast and more. Please check www.ctvmedia.ca/space for a full schedule.

The Complete Star Wars Marathon
Thursday, December 24 – Friday, December 25
SPACE viewers can tune into the entire Star Wars saga beginning Thursday, December 24 at 3 p.m. ET with The Phantom Menace. The Complete Star Wars Marathon includes the SPACE premiere of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Friday, December 25 at 7 p.m. ET. Please check www.ctvmedia.ca/space for a full schedule.

The Star Trek Movie Marathon
Saturday, December 26 – Sunday, December 27
Starting at 8 a.m. ET, the two-day Star Trek Movie Marathon features each film from the 1979 classic Star Trek: The Motion Picture to the 2002 hit Star Trek: Nemesis, all digitally re-mastered. Please check www.ctvmedia.ca/space for a full schedule.

When Animals Attack!
Monday, December 28
Critters and beasts seek their revenge in the When Animals Attack! movie marathon starting at 8 a.m. ET with Swarmed. Other killer titles include Jaws 2, Razor Back, Black Sheep and more. Please check www.ctvmedia.ca/space for a full schedule.

Superhero Humpdays Marathon
Tuesday, December 29 – Wednesday, December 30
Santa may be jolly but can he leap over tall buildings? Starting at 2:30 p.m. ET with Batman, SPACE saves viewers from midweek boredom with the Superhero Humpdays Marathon. Other heroic hits include Batman Returns, Spider-Man, X2: X-Men United and more. Please check www.ctvmedia.ca/space for a full schedule.

End of the World Movie Marathon
Thursday, December 31
Tune into SPACE for an apocalyptic New Year’s Eve when the End of the World Movie Marathon wreaks havoc beginning at 6 a.m. ET with Nature Unleashed: Volcano. Stay tuned for Independence Day, Twister, The Day After Tomorrow and other doomsday titles. Please check www.ctvmedia.ca/space for a full schedule.

TORCHWOOD: CHILDREN OF EARTH Marathon
Friday, January 1
Kick off 2010 with the TORCHWOOD: CHILDREN OF EARTH Marathon starting at 5 p.m. ET with “Day One”, exclusively on SPACE. Please check www.ctvmedia.ca/space for a full schedule.

**SPECIAL PREMIERE – To be announced**
Saturday, January 2

STARGATE UNIVERSE Marathon
Sunday, January 3
THE 12 DAYS OF SPACE-MAS concludes its holiday voyage with an all day STARGATE UNIVERSE Marathon, starting at 9 a.m. ET with “Air” (Parts 1 & 2) only on SPACE. Please check www.ctvmedia.ca/space for a full schedule.

8:00pm – Wednesday, December 23 on CTV

Tragedy strikes the McMurrin family just before Christmas, when the parents of three children are killed in a car accident. Their aunt, Martha (Sean Young, Dating in LA), takes the children in but doesn’t have enough room for them in her small trailer. Unless she can come up with a proper place for them to stay, Children’s Services plan to take custody of the children Christmas Eve.

7:30pm – Wednesday, December 23 on CTV

Jane (Paula Brancati) and Spinner (Shane Kippel) have been through so much together. Jane’s just come out of a difficult year at home, so hanging out with Spinner is safe and… easy. But when a challenge arises for Jane at school to work on the year-end production, not only does she have to come up with a concept to pitch to the class, she also has to work with the smart, poised and gorgeous Declan (Landon Liboiron). Jane tries to resist his charm, but eventually gives in to a little flirtation.

7:00pm – Wednesday, December 23 on CTV

Karen (Tara Spencer-Nairn) and Davis (Lorne Cardinal) bribe Oscar (Eric Peterson) into telling them what Emma (Janet Wright) is buying them for Christmas. Lacey (Gabrielle Miller) thinks that Wanda (Nancy Robertson) doesn’t consider her a friend. Confusion ensues when Hank (Fred Ewanuick) resets his watch in order to be on Daylight Savings Time in Saskatchewan.

Tuesday, December 22 at 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT on Bravo!

An additional new episode of BEYOND THE SCREEN examines Guy Ritchie’s upcoming film Sherlock Holmes, starring Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.

9:00pm – Tuesday, December 22 on /A

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

Calgary singer-songwriter Jann Arden takes to the stage in this televised special. The eight-time JUNO Award-winning songstress performs tracks from her 10th studio album Free including, “Daughter Down,” “A Million Miles Away,” title track “Free,” and cornerstone hits “Insensitive” and “Good Mother.” The sharp, witty, and always entertaining songstress shares stories of her inspiration, the origins of some of her deepest lyrics, and, of course, never disappoints with anecdotes about her parents in JANN ARDEN AT THE CONCERT HALL.

9:00pm – Tuesday, December 22 on CTV

Recently widowed Holly (Gabrielle Carteris, MY ALIBI) returns to her home town with her eight-year-old son Ben (Josh Hayden) to start a new life and a new job at her father’s toy company. A mysterious co-worker (Stephen Culp, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES), who her son thinks is really Santa Claus, teaches her the true meaning of Christmas.