January 2010

Sunday, January 3 – 8:30pm ET/PT on Global

After a nostalgic flashback to the glory days as his high school’s baseball all-star, Cleveland visits his alma mater to find out there’s no longer a team. Principal Wally gives Cleveland one week to raise money to re-build the stadium before the season begins. Cleveland then steps in as head coach and dusts off his retired jersey in an attempt to convince Cleveland Jr. to play ball instead of joining the math club.

Sunday, January 3 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

Grampa is sitting on a bench waiting for his family when a thoughtful-looking man named Marshall Goldman approaches him and asks to hear about his life. Grampa tells Goldman about the time he was on a World War II battleship, which was hit by an enemy torpedo, and Goldman, a human-interest columnist, publishes it in The Springfield Shopper. Later, Grampa meets Mitch Albom (guest-voicing as himself) and shares another story with Goldman for a follow-up article. Homer becomes jealous of Grampa’s newfound fame and seeks a surrogate father. But when Homer discovers a draft of Goldman’s third story, he must race to find Grampa before it is published and his life is changed forever.

7:00pm – Sunday, January 3 on /A

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

Now in her twenties, Anne (Megan Follows, ROBSON ARMS) returns to Avonlea for the first time since Marilla Cuthbert’s death. Gilbert (Jonathan Crombie, Empty Room) has been offered a position in a hospital in New York, and he persuades Anne to come with him. He arranges a position for her at a large publishing house, but big city life is not what they expected. Meanwhile, the Great War is blossoming in Europe, and many of Anne’s former classmates have enlisted to serve. The thrilling and affecting story follows the characters from New York, to Europe and the war effort, eventually returning them to the red earth of Prince Edward Island.

After five years of hair-raising adventures – eyebrow hair to be exact – one of the most popular Doctors since Tom Baker is giving up the Tardis. Premiering January 2, Doctor Who: THE END OF TIME, PART ONE and Doctor Who: THE END OF TIME, PART TWO delivers more explosions than New Year’s fireworks. Exclusive to SPACE, the final chapter of David Tennant’s tenure as the Tenth Doctor unfolds in a Clash-of-the-Titans-esque two-part special with PART ONE airing at 8 p.m. ET, followed immediately by PART TWO at 9:20 p.m. ET.

SPACE is turbo-charging the Tardis with the DOCTOR WHO MARATHON at 4 p.m. ET, with re-airings of THE NEXT DOCTOR, PLANET THE DEAD and THE WATERS OF MARS.

On December 18, InnerSPACE dedicates their year-end episode to DOCTOR WHO. Starting at a special time of 10:15 p.m. ET, Ajay and Teddy conduct an in-depth analysis of the final four specials including a rare interview with lead writer and executive producer, Russell T Davies.

Left to right: Bernard Cribbins, David Tennant and John Simm

In DOCTOR WHO: THE END OF TIME, PART ONE the Doctor embarks on what he knows to be his final journey. There’s only one problem; his psychotic nemesis, the Master, has been reborn. With both determined to cheat death, the battle rages from the wastelands of London to the mysterious Immortality Gate. Meanwhile, the alien race Ood warn of an even greater danger, as a terrible shadow falls across the Universe.

In PART TWO the Master’s plans hurtle out of control. With the sound of drums growing louder, and an ancient trap closing around Earth, the Doctor and his companion must fight alone. But sacrifices must be made, and the deadly prophecy warns: ‘He will knock four times.’

David Tennant stars as the Tenth Doctor; guest stars include John Simm, Bernard Cribbins, Catherine Tate, Timothy Dalton, David Harewood and June Whitfield.  DOCTOR WHO: THE END OF TIME, PART ONE and PART TWO is written by Russell T Davies and directed by Euros Lyn. Producer is Tracie Simpson.

DOCTOR WHO: END OF TIME marks Tennant’s and Davies’ final collaboration on the iconic series before they pass the baton to actor Matt Smith and executive producer Steven Moffat. Season 5 of DOCTOR WHO introduces the Eleventh Doctor and all-new adventures. It is planned for a spring premiere, exclusively on SPACE.

8:00pm – Saturday, January 2 on /A

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

Now in her twenties, Anne (Megan Follows, ROBSON ARMS) returns to Avonlea for the first time since Marilla Cuthbert’s death. Gilbert (Jonathan Crombie, Empty Room) has been offered a position in a hospital in New York, and he persuades Anne to come with him. He arranges a position for her at a large publishing house, but big city life is not what they expected. Meanwhile, the Great War is blossoming in Europe, and many of Anne’s former classmates have enlisted to serve. The thrilling and affecting story follows the characters from New York, to Europe and the war effort, eventually returning them to the red earth of Prince Edward Island.

8:00pm – Saturday, January 2 on CTV

Never count out the underdog… he may just surprise you. Elijah is a surprisingly humorous and poignant story about the age-old struggle between oppressor and oppressee. Inspired by a true story, Elijah follows the life of Elijah Harper (Billy Merasty, Exotica), a disarmingly shy politician and aboriginal leader from Rupertsland, Manitoba, who became David to the Canadian government’s Goliath by opposing the Meech Lake Accord in 1990. Risking everything that was important to him, Harper rocked the nation by raising an eagle feather and saying “No”, in the Manitoba Legislature in an effort to protect the rights of aboriginal Canadians. Featuring a witty script and catchy music, Elijah is the moving tale of a reluctant hero who altered the course of Canadian history.

7:30pm – Saturday, January 2 on /A

Also airs at 8:30 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic

In 4REAL Peru, Sol Guy takes the one and only Cameron Diaz high into the Andes mountains of Peru where young medicine man, Puma Singona, of the Quechua tribe, is keeping his people’s ancient knowledge and wisdom alive.

Canada’s newest international recording star, teen heartthrob Justin Bieber, took the music world by storm in 2009. Now, CTV’s W5 begins 2010 with “Leave it to Bieber,” an insider look at the road traveled by the 16-year-old from an unknown busker in Stratford, ON to one of the world’s most explosive new artists. The episode premieres on Saturday, Jan. 2 at 7 p.m. ET (visit CTV.ca for local listings). In W5’s second story, “Nightmare on Quebec Street”, viewers are taken into the middle of a neighbourhood where residents have endured a relentless campaign of harassment and vandalism.

Justin Bieber is living any teenager’s dream. He’s traveling the world, performing to crowds of adoring fans and working alongside hip hop superstar Usher. If it were not for YouTube he might still be busking on the streets of his hometown of Stratford, Ontario. In ”Leave it to Bieber” W5’s Sandie Rinaldo chronicles his remarkable path to international stardom, and explores whether Justin Bieber has what it takes to go from teen idol to adult artist. This fall, Bieber’s debut CD My World skyrocketed to #1 in Canada and was the biggest release of the year by a new artist in the United States.

In “Nightmare on Quebec Street”, also featured in this episode, W5’s Investigative Reporter Victor Malarek examines a Toronto neighbourhood where many area residents have experienced harassment and vandalism– no one more so than Carmela Canino, an 87-year-old widow. For eight years, she was subjected to a vicious campaign that saw her windows smashed, her family threatened and even dead animals left in her yard. Malarek chronicles the community’s effort to catch the tormentors and have them banished from the neighbourhood.

With an ongoing commitment to covering tough, relevant stories with fair and responsible reporting, W5 is in its 44th season of investigative journalism. Hosted by CTV NATIONAL NEWS’ Lloyd Robertson and Sandie Rinaldo, the award-winning series is the most-watched current affairs program in Canada. Anton Koschany is Executive Producer of W5. Brett Mitchell is Senior Producer. Robert Hurst is President of CTV News and Current Affairs.

7:00pm – Saturday, January 2 on /A

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

In 4REAL Pawnee, Sol Guy takes actor Casey Affleck to the Pawnee Nation reservation in Oklahoma, USA, to meet Native leader Crystal Echo-Hawk and her NVision crew.

Saturday, January 2 from 10 a.m. ET – 5 p.m. ET (Episodes 1-7) on Bravo!

Sunday, January 3 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET (Episodes 8-13)
Bravo! continues its MAD MEN weekend marathon, this time airing back-to-back episodes of Season 2 all weekend long.