January 2010

Saturday, January 23 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on Bravo!

Two teenagers find themselves living within a 1950s TV sitcom after they wish for an escape from their fractured modern family. But many of their updated, liberal beliefs clash with those of the show’s idealized, nostalgic townspeople in this thought-provoking fantasy/comedy. Starring Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon, and William H. Macy.

Saturday, January 23 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

Actors honour their peers in the annual ceremony celebrating film and television success at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. Alec Baldwin, George Clooney, Jane Lynch (Glee), Michelle Monaghan, Chris O’Donnell (NCIS: Los Angeles), Anna Paquin, Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci will be presenters. Sandra Bullock will present the Life Achievement Award to Betty White.

Saturday, January 23 on Citytv at 7pm

What do you get when you whip together one very funny everyday cook with a professional food expert and an inquisitive foodie? The answer: a recipe for success! Second City alum, Jack Hourigan teams up with Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute graduate, Warren Assaly and television personality, Richard Cazeau to host the new what’s cooking TV show, sponsored by Kraft Foods. The trio will sizzle Saturday evenings on Citytv, with shows airing at 7pm, with an encore presentation Sundays at 6:30pm.

What’s cooking will welcome viewers to join the hosts as they cook together and share their passion for food all while learning helpful tips and tricks to make everyday meals simple, nutritious and delicious. Each 30-minute program will feature Jack and Warren who will be showcasing three simple and delicious recipes based on the episode’s theme (e.g.  2010 Culinary Trends, Boys’ Night, Cooking with Kids, etc.) while Richard will be serving up a side dish of the latest culinary trends, uncovering the best in Canadian food addresses, discussing accessible wine and beer pairings and providing valuable tips on the art of living well.  The show will occasionally feature segments with registered dietician, Patricia Chuey, who will give a healthy spin to the shows.

Friday, January 22 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

The team searches for a serial killer who targets men who solicit prostitutes; Colby and Nikki deal with the aftermath of a car crash.

Friday, January 22 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

A California entrepreneur wants to bring back old-fashioned ice cream men; a couple’s pitch is about providing legal services at a coffee house; an update on the sharks’ venture with an Arizona woman and her unique plush toys.

Friday, January 22 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT on Discovery Channel

Technology helped shape the ancient world and examples of their scientific know-how still resonates today. Take an interactive journey through the wonders of the past by exploring the Roman Empire, Chinese Dynasties and the early Egyptians to understand their motivations behind early solutions and inventions.

Inventors of mass production. Innovators of steel. The modern world may pride itself on the advanced technology of cell phones, the Internet and indoor plumbing, but Discovery Civilization’s WHAT THE ANCIENTS KNEW celebrates the intellectual achievements of ancient societies and their scientific know-how that still resonates today. Premiering Friday, January 22 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, this six-part series explores the major developments and achievements of the Romans, Chinese, Egyptians, Japanese, Greeks and Indians uncovering the motivations behind their early inventions and scientific solutions.

Take an interactive journey through the wonders of the past as host Jack Turner, demonstrates just what advances ancient civilizations had wrought thousands of years ago. Featuring expert analysis, computer graphics and footage shot entirely on location, WHAT THE ANCIENTS KNEW counters the belief that ancient civilizations had little understanding of science – or even of themselves.

Find out how the Romans created the building block of all cities – cement. Discover how the ancient Greeks achieved surround-sound in their theatre design. Learn how the Egyptians built the pyramids with simple tools and vast numbers of labourers. Find out how innovative ceramics evolved from traditional Japanese clay-making. See what animal helped the Indians with heavy lifting in early construction projects involving steel beams. And discover which invention was mass-produced and ultimately enabled the Chinese agricultural revolution.

Long before the Western world was known, ancient civilizations provided us with our knowledge and innovations – but few know how profoundly they have shaped the modern world. WHAT THE ANCIENTS KNEW sheds new light on these invaluable contributions, teaching us that much of the science and technology we consider “modern” was in fact shaped by civilizations long ago.

Friday, January 22 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9:00pm MT) on Citytv

The world’s first Super-Manny, Mike Ruggles, meets his match with a chaotic family of six from Colorado. Working dad Allan has a short temper and terrifies his children with his yelling and threats. Roberta, a stay-at-home-mom, feels like a failure and has ceded control of the house to the kids. She’s very negative, calling her house a “hellhole,” and has given up on ever getting cooperation from her four children – Joe, 7, Lauren, 11, Brianna,16, and Alex, 2. Enter Super-Manny. Mike Ruggles is a warm Chicagoan with over 17 years’ experience as a teacher and developmental therapist for children. He focuses on the specific challenges presented by this family. In addition, Mike has some tough talk for Roberta about the continued effect of her negativity on the family and her marriage — if things continue down this path, failure is assured. But Super-Manny has some powerful and innovative ways to break through to everyone including taking the whole family on a camping trip. It’s a Griswold Family Vacation unlike any other, and it will change their lives

Friday, January 22 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

Picking up from the events depicted in “Epitaph 1,” the “lost” episode, and set in the year 2020, Echo and her surviving Dollhouse crew attempt to restore order to a devastating future world before mankind is eliminated.

The Tragically Hip perform live, Céline Dion and James Cameron appear on Haiti relief special airing Jan. 22 on CBC, CTV and Global

A star-studded lineup of Canadian celebrities is coming together in support of Haiti relief efforts. Top personalities from the Canadian music, film, television and sports worlds have signed on for CANADA FOR HAITI, a one-hour, commercial-free special produced collaboratively between CBC Television, CTV and Global Television.

Broadcasting live from CBC headquarters in Toronto, CANADA FOR HAITI’s stellar roster includes live performances from The Tragically Hip and K’naan, and features musical superstars Céline Dion, Justin Bieber, Nelly Furtado, Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies, Simple Plan, David Foster, Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida and Measha Brueggergosman. Hollywood heavy hitters James Cameron, Michael J. Fox, Ryan Reynolds, William Shatner, Rachelle Lefevre, Joshua Jackson, Pamela Anderson, Jason Reitman, Eugene Levy, Norman Jewison, Tom Jackson, Will Arnett and Sandra Oh have signed on, joined by television stars Brent Butt, Hugh Dillon, Mike Holmes, Rick Mercer and Alex Trebek and humanitarian Craig Kielburger. MVPs Steve Nash and Wayne Gretzky will be participating, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor-General Michaëlle Jean will also have special messages for Canadians.

Canadians can show their support by donating:
Online at CanadaForHaiti.com
Toll-free at 1-877-51-HAITI (42484)
Text AID to 45678 (carrier charges may apply)

Funds will go towards a coalition of Canadian NGOs, including Canadian Red Cross Society, Care Canada, Free the Children, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam Quebec, Plan Canada, Save the Children Canada, UNICEF Canada and World Vision Canada.

CANADA FOR HAITI is hosted by Cheryl Hickey, Ben Mulroney and George Stroumboulopoulos, and broadcasts live on Friday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. AT/MT, 8:30 p.m. NT, 9 p.m. CT on CBC Television, CTV, Global Television, MTV, MuchMusic, and National Geographic Channel.

CBC Television, CTV, Global Television, MTV, MuchMusic, and National Geographic Channel will also simulcast HOPE FOR HAITI NOW, a special live, commercial-free earthquake relief telethon at 7 p.m. CT, 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT/AT, 9:30 p.m. NT. The specials will also simulcast on Canadian Forces Radio and Television reaching Canadian Forces abroad.

Canadians can also tune in on the radio and on the web. CBC Radio 2 will broadcast CANADA FOR HAITI and HOPE FOR HAITI NOW starting at 7 p.m. ET/PT/CT, 8 p.m. MT/AT, 8:30 NT, hosted by Garvia Bailey. Go to CBC.ca/frequency for local station information. CBC.ca, CTV.ca, GlobalTV.com and MuchMusic.com will stream a live video feed of CANADA FOR HAITI online. CBC.ca, CTV.ca, GlobalTV.com and MTV.ca and will carry a live stream of HOPE FOR HAITI NOW.