January 2010

Canadian broadcasters collaborate to produce CANADA FOR HAITI special, followed by MTV’s HOPE FOR HAITI NOW, Friday, Jan. 22

Canada’s television networks have united in their support for Haiti as it struggles under the crippling devastation of last week’s earthquake. CBC Television, CTV and Global Television will be collaborating to produce CANADA FOR HAITI, a one-hour, commercial-free special leading up to HOPE FOR HAITI NOW, broadcasting live on Friday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. ET/PT (8 p.m. AT).

Hosted by Cheryl Hickey, Ben Mulroney and George Stroumboulopoulos, CANADA FOR HAITI will feature exclusive Canadian content, exploring our country’s close relationship with Haiti in this time of need, and performances from top Canadian musicians. Full details will be announced in the coming days.

Donations accepted during the broadcast 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.

Following CANADA FOR HAITI, CBC Television, CTV, Global Television, MTV, MuchMusic, and National Geographic Channel will simulcast HOPE FOR HAITI NOW, a special live, commercial-free earthquake relief telethon at 8 p.m. ET/PT (9 p.m. AT).

Hosted by George Clooney in Los Angeles, Haitian-born Wyclef Jean in New York City and CNN’s Anderson Cooper in Haiti, the telethon will feature a star-studded line-up of musical performances and celebrity appearances conceived to galvanize the world to donate to the massive Haitian relief effort. Facebook and MySpace have also signed on as official social media partners to help drive donations and telethon viewership.

HOPE FOR HAITI NOW is produced by Joel Gallen, Tenth Planet Productions, in collaboration with MTV Networks and George Clooney.

Get out your Ron Ron Juice and get ready to fist pump like a champ as the summer comes to a close at the JERSEY SHORE. In the season finale, airing Thursday, Jan. 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Ronnie gets released from his night in the slammer and the guys comfort Snooki after a bad encounter with her ex. The housemates wrap things up at Seaside Heights, but not before one final hot tub hook-up.

Following the finale catch the JERSEY SHORE REUNION at 11 p.m. ET/PT where questions are answered as Snooki, The Situation, JWOWW, DJ Pauly D, Angelina, Ronnie, Sammi and Vinny return for more fights and insight into what truly happened down at the Jersey Shore.

Missed an episode? After you go to the gym, get your tan and do your laundry this weekend tune into MTV on Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m ET/PT for a JERSEY SHORE marathon, followed by JERSEY SHORE: SPOOF’D at 6 p.m. ET/PT, a half hour special highlighting some of the hilarious internet and television spoofs that have sprung up as a result of the show and the casts’ reactions to them.

For more information go to www.mtv.ca/jerseyshore

Thursday, January 21 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30pm CT, 10:30pm MT) on Citytv

When Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) decides to take the TGS show on the road to cure a case of the winter blues for the staff, the anticipated trip doesn’t exactly go as planned. Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) chooses the destination and travels with the show for his own interest, and while away from New York, the TGS crew blames Liz for all of their misfortunes. Julianne Moore guest stars as Nancy Donovan, Jack’s former flame.

Not tonight, but on an upcoming episode of Grey’s Anatomy there will be a flashback episode where we’ll get a glimpse of some of the main characters before they became who they are today. We’ll be treated to seeing a young Bailey, Callie and even Thatcher. But most exciting of all are the most recent castings of J August Richards and Sarah Paulson to play Richard and Ellis Grey to shed some light on the early days of this infamous affair.

Tonight’s episode is sure to be exciting, with Izzie returning and tons of drama – including a little bit of a rocky moment between Meredith and Derek according to the previews. But, looks like this season will continue on this course!

Thursday, January 21 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

When a prospective buyer for Dunder Mifflin visits, everyone looks to impress and Michael gets nostalgic.

Thursday, January 21 9 p.m. (9:30 NT)

At 9 p.m. (9:30 NT), Mounties Under Fire, airing on DOC ZONE, journeys into the heart of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) during a period of profound crisis. Filmmaker Helen Slinger was granted unprecedented access to Depot, the fabled RCMP training academy, where she documented a troop of idealistic new recruits during their six months of training. Produced by Bountiful Films, Mounties Under Fire takes viewers from top brass to beat cop to capture a force in the throes of a painful self-examination and in a fight to return to its core values.

Thursday, January 21 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30pm CT, 9:30pm MT) on Citytv

After an amazing date with Justin (Justin Theroux, Tropic Thunder) in Indianapolis, Leslie (Amy Poehler) tries to impress him with a dinner party at her house.

Thursday, January 21 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9:00pm MT) on Citytv

The gang discovers that Jeff (Joel McHale) has a new girlfriend but he is determined to keep his affair a secret. Meanwhile, Troy (Donald Glover) and Britta (Gillian Jacobs) have secrets of their own and decide to share them with their friends.

Thursday, January 21 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

Mr. White (guest star Richard T. Jones, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and his team of government agents put the Jeffersonian Lab on lock down and demand that Brennan and her team determine a cause of death for an unidentified, but highly classified set of remains. Their findings lead them to suspect they are investigating one of the most famous presidential assassinations in history. Meanwhile, Booth’s boss, Andrew Hacker (guest star Diedrich Bader, The Drew Carey Show), helps him break into the lab and determine the motive behind the mystery investigation, and a frustrated Cam worries that Michelle may be keeping a big secret from her.

Thursday, January 21 8 p.m. (8:30 NT)

At a crime scene, fingerprints, fibres and blood are the clues that skilled forensic scientists can turn into compelling evidence in court. But nature can also provide clues, if you know how to read them. Bugs, Bones & Botany: The Science of Crime, airing at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT), on THE NATURE OF THINGS with David Suzuki, introduces viewers to some unexpected heroes of the forensic world. Microbiologist Dr. Jennifer Gardy shows us how bugs, plants, bones, even dust, can also be formidable enemies of crime.