January 2010

Wednesday, January 20 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

This dramatic comedy follows four young new lawyers who enter one of the most prestigious law firms in Los Angeles, Sterling Law. The four consist of Dylan, Addy, Beth and Liam. Their boss is Cliff Huddle aka The Prince of Darkness, a senior partner at the firm. But when Hart Sterling, returns after a long hiatus, he’s ready to shake things up. Starring Tina Majorino (Big Love), Billy Zane (Samantha Who?), and Matthew Long (Ghost Rider).

On the first anniversary of the inauguration of U.S. President Obama, CBC News Network brings viewers an encore presentation of Can Obama Save the Planet?, on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, on THE PASSIONATE EYE on CBC News Network.

Can Obama Save the Planet? follows the savvy and often humorous BBC journalist Justin Rowlatt on an ambitious 10,000 kilometre “low carbon” journey around the U.S., talking to Americans about their president’s environmental ambitions, including many who adamantly dispute the entire notion of climate change.

An often humourous, but acute look at the challenges facing Obama’s environmental goals in a country that’s addicted to cheap fuel and the jobs that come with it, Can Obama Save the Planet? is directed and produced by Sara Afshar for the BBC.

Award-winning comedians Matt Lucas and David Walliams took the UK and Australia by storm with their outrageous sketch comedy in LITTLE BRITAIN. On Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 10 p.m. ET, armed with new material and some new characters to boot, they are now poised to conquer The Comedy Network with LITTLE BRITAIN USA.

Set in the U.S. this 30-minute, six-episode series features LITTLE BRITAIN faves in all-new sketches, as well as a host of new characters, all performed by Lucas and Walliams. In typical sketch-com style, Lucas and Walliams suit up to play returning favorites including: Dafydd Thomas, the self-proclaimed “only gay in the village”, Lou and his seemingly wheelchair-bound best friend Andy, Marjorie Dawes, the insensitive leader of a chapter of the weight-loss support group Fatfighters, and Vicky Pollard, a teenage delinquent with a bad attitude.

Among the new characters are Bing Gordyn, the eighth astronaut to go to the moon, Mark and Tom, hyper-masculine gym buddies who will do anything for each other, Ellie-Grace, a frilly little girl with the mouth of a truck driver; and Sandra and George, who have been married 40 “glorious” years. LITTLE BRITAIN USA also features celeb cameos from Paul Rudd, Sarah Chalke, Vivica A. Fox, Geraldine James, Harry Lennix, Rosie O’Donnell, and Sting.

In the first episode, witness British tourists Lou and Andy’s debacle at a Mississippi hotel; rude hospital receptionist Carol Beer using her favourite line ”Computer Says No” to thwart a five-year-old’s scheduled tonsillectomy; and Fat Fighter Marjorie Dawes sparring with special guest Rosie O’Donnell.

Tuesdays at 10 pm ET/PT beginning January 5

Ancients Behaving Badly investigates some of the world’s most fascinating, iconic, mythic and truly tyrannical leaders. Each episode cuts through folklore to present an accurate portrait of these ancient figures from Julius Caesar and Nero, to Hannibal and Alexander the Great. The series uses the latest historical discoveries, forensic science tests, archaeological finds, analysis of torture instruments, and battlefield dynamics to shed light on these leaders.

Wednesday, January 20 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30pm CT, 10:30pm MT) on Citytv

In the aftermath of her breakup with Jeff (Scott Foley), Jules (Courteney Cox) turns to Bobby (Brian Van Holt) for some solace. When a bottle of wine leads to a passionate kiss, will they both agree it was casual and meaningless? Meanwhile, Laurie (Busy Philipps) discovers a common thread between Jules and Grayson (Josh Hopkins), and Travis’ plans for a night with girlfriend Kylie (Spencer Locke) don’t go exactly as expected.

Things look good for Meredith and Derek, at least according to actor Patrick Dempsey, but things aren’t looking so promising for some of the other Grey’s Anatomy couples.

So, which ones do you think might make it for the long haul? Last week, Cristina voiced her willingess to give up Owen to Teddy if it meant more offers for surgery and cardio training. I don’t think that’s something that will go over too well somehow. Also, according to previews, Izzie is going to resurface. Following Alex’s rendezvous with Lexi Grey; it looks like two relationships are about to go throw some seriously hard times.

I think it’s too soon to see Izzie and Alex reunite, but perhaps they will in the future. Things with Mark and Lexi could go either way at this stage. I’m still holding out how that perhaps they’ll find their way back to each other once the daughter situation is cleared up; but it might be too late after they’ve already discovered they’re in different places of life.

What do you think? Who’s goin gto make it?

Wednesday, January 20 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9:00pm MT) on Citytv

A newlywed cancer patient (Eva Amurri, Californication) undergoes a risky course of treatment and Chloe (Michelle Trachtenberg) struggles to help her doting husband cope. Meanwhile, a man wakes up after ten years in a coma and decides to confront the woman he loves, prompting Veronica (Taylor Schilling) to spring to action in her own love life. And Sonia (Jaime Lee Kirchner) gets a taste of how the other half lives when she cares for a wealthy and eccentric family. Kelly Bishop (Gilmore Girls) also guest stars.

Multi Grammy® award-winning artist Michael Bublé is starting the New Year on a high note. Boosted by recent appearances on high-profile shows as part of his promotional tour in support of Crazy Love (which has sold more than five million copies and hit #1 around the world including Canada, the U.S., and the U.K.), the Canadian entertainer’s next appearance is on Bravo!’s AT THE CONCERT HALL series. Taped in-front of a live studio audience, MICHAEL BUBLÉ AT THE CONCERT HALL premieres Tuesday, January 19 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT exclusively on Bravo!. An encore presentation airs Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. ET. The intimate performance special airs just days before the Canadian superstar attends the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards for his Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album nomination for Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden. In addition, Bublé takes the reins and hosts the night’s program, marking the first time the series is hosted by the performing artist.

Michael Bublé performs AT THE CONCERT HALL

Bublé said about his experience AT THE CONCERT HALL: “It was a complete joy from start to finish. I was thrilled to share my new album and I loved having the chance to interact with the audience. It was a wonderful moment for a proud Canadian kid.”

Before Bublé kicks off his worldwide tour in support of Crazy Love, Canadian viewers get the best seat in the house when he performs AT THE CONCERT HALL. Bublé thrills the audience with brand new tracks from his latest album, which reached platinum status on the Canadian and U.S. Billboard Chart and triple platinum on the UK and Australia album charts. His set-list includes “All of Me,“ “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You),” Dean Martin’s “You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You,” and the classic “Georgia On My Mind.” He also delivers classic renditions of his critically-acclaimed hits “Home,” “Everything,” “Haven’t Met You Yet,” and “Save the Last Dance For Me.”

Between sets, Bublé’s interaction with the audience is unparalleled. His comedic side shines as he treats the crowd with his witty humour and anecdotes about life, love, Sinatra knock-offs, and a certain desired “super power.”

Taped at one of Canada’s best live music venues, the legendary Masonic Temple Concert Hall has housed historic performances by International and local gems including The Rolling Stones, The Supremes, The Who, Bob Dylan, James Brown, The Grateful Dead, The Cure, Duran Duran, The Tragically Hip, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Recent acts to grace the stage include City and Colour, Divine Brown, Molly Johnson, Patrick Watson, Jann Arden, U2 with Elvis Costello, and a tribute to Motown featuring Colin James, Suzie McNeil, Justin Nozuka, and Justin Hines.

Tuesday, January 19 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on Bravo!

Making recent appearances on THE TODAY SHOW, LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY and helping light New York’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, multi Grammy® award-winning artist Michael Bublé takes to the stage as part of Bravo!’s AT THE CONCERT HALL series. Recently taped in-front of a live audience, MICHAEL BUBLÉ AT THE CONCERT HALL airs just days before the superstar crooner attends the Grammy® Awards. Viewers get the best seat in the house when the crooner performs brand new tracks from his latest album Crazy Love (which reached platinum status on the Canadian and UK album charts and double platinum on Australia’s album charts), including “Haven’t Met You Yet,” “Heartache Tonight,” and “All of Me.” He also delivers classic renditions of his critically-acclaimed hits “Home,” “Everything,” “Call Me Irresponsible,” and “Save the Last Dance.” In addition, Bublé takes the reins and hosts the night’s program, marking the first time the series is hosted by the performing artist. (Encore Presentation airs Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. ET.)

Tuesday, January 19 at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT, 9pm MT) on Citytv

This week on The Biggest Loser, contestants on the teams are split up into teachers and students. The teachers work out with Bob and Jillian and then must instruct the students on what they’ve learned from the trainers. And to make things more interesting, the student on each team will be the only one whose weight counts at weigh-in. Acclaimed chef Curtis Stone teaches the contestants about portion control and helps create some healthy dishes. Also, one player threatens to leave after a conflict with Bob and Jillian, and an accusation about game play flies during a tense weigh-in, after which another contestant is sent home.