February 2010

Lucid

Thursday, February 18 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on Bravo!

LUCID follows a psychotherapist on a verge of a breakdown and suffering from severe insomnia, who is assigned three patients suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and must treat them to deal with issues in his own life. Directed by the Canadian award-winning filmmaker Sean Garrity (Inertia), Lucid ventures into dramatic territory and is full of Garrity’s keen sense of atmosphere and complex personal interactions.

Thursday, February 18 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

Memorable and controversial castaways from previous seasons return for another chance at the grand prize. The returning players will try to overcome or embrace the labels placed upon them during their first time on the program.

Wednesday, February 17 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

Dylan and Liam bond when they realize they are the only ones who think that their clients are innocent. Meanwhile, Addy is surprised when her long-distance boyfriend comes to town with a specific plan in mind.

One of the episodes that fans have been anticipating all season long will take place this week as some of the cast of Grey’s Anatomy travel back in time and share some of their history. We’ll see the Chief as he goes back prior to 1982, divulging more information perhaps on his affair with Meredith’s mom, and perhaps we’ll even get a glimpse at young Dr.Grey!

Since we don’t know much about the past of Dr. Bailey or Callie, we’ll also see them before their Grey’s Anatomy days (i.e. the episode will go back prior to 2004 when he first got a glimpse inside of the Seattle Grace halls).

Previews are already airing, and photos from the show are out so it’s time to start aligning your expectations and get ready for a time warp!

Starting March 1, take one small step each day towards a happier, healthier life

Making sweeping changes to our lives and our lifestyles is hard—but making small choices can really add up. We know that one small choice each day can lead to big results over time, so Steven and Chris have teamed up with some of Canada’s best and brightest to launch an exciting nation wide initiative, beginning March 1: The BETTER CHOICE CHALLENGE.

The BETTER CHOICE CHALLENGE is about engaging Canadians to make one small choice everyday aimed at improving their overall well-being. Each day, on Steven and Chris, viewers will be issued a challenge that offers one small step towards a happier, healthier life and supported with information, resources and an ability to register their progress at www.cbc.ca/stevenandchris. Each challenge completed and registered online earns an entry in the weekly and grand prize draws. The challenges will come from the five key areas of life: health, fitness, nutrition, finance and relationships. Whether it’s drinking eight glasses of water a day, taking the stairs instead of the elevator or skipping the food court in favour of packing a lunch…small choices equal big results.

Each topic area is lead by a BETTER CHOICE CHALLENGE Ambassador who is a regular member of the Steven and Chris family. On air and online, the Ambassadors will share their knowledge, expertise, tips and tricks to making better choices and will issue the daily BETTER CHOICE CHALLENGE. 

THE BETTER CHOICE CHALLENGE AMBASSADORS:
FITNESS: Kelly Murumets (President and CEO of ParticipACTION). 
FINANCE: Arlene Dickinson (CEO Venture Communications, Dragon, CBC Dragons’ Den)
HEALTH: Eileen De Villa (Associate Medical Officer of Health, Peel Region)
RELATIONSHIPS: Hina Khan (Psychotherapist)
NUTRITION: Peggy Kotsopoulos (Nutritionist)

Together with the help of their ambassadors, Steven and Chris will work to prove that small choices can add up to big gains for overall health and wellness and a happier life.

Joining the BETTER CHOICE CHALLENGE is as easy as completing a challenge and registering it at www.cbc.ca/stevenandchris. The site will also feature a gallery for uploading and sharing photos and stories, as well as blogs from Community Ambassadors, quizzes, tools and more! 

STEVEN AND CHRIS airs daily, at 2 p.m., on CBC Television.

Tuesday, February 16 at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on Discovery Channel

Entangled in a chilling cycle of bloodshed, enter the frontline of the American gang war where violent gang members dominate the streets and terrorize innocent citizens. While the murder rate rivals a war zone, follow an elite police team from Oakland, California as they desperately fight back in hopes of stemming the bloody tide.

Eric Dane’s been talking to TV Guide, and he’s given the scoop on his character’s relationship with Lexi, who has newly transformed herself into a blonde!

It looks all but certain at this point, but if there were a nail to be placed in the proverbial coffin of Mark and Lexie on Grey’s Anatomy, Eric Dane may have done so last week.

If her second hookup with Alex wasn’t proof that the relationship is dead, or at least in a coma, Dane said “We’re done,” when asked about it his Valentine’s Day premiere.

“At least done for now. Mark is stubborn and was shocked and hurt by her and he isn’t going to let that go very easily.” It certainly showed in “Valentine’s Day Massacre.”

As for Mark’s surprise progeny Sloan, whose arrival indirectly doomed Mexie, the book appears to be closed. “I don’t know if we will see the daughter again,” Dane said.

In other Grey’s Anatomy news, Sara Gilbert will play a patient in an episode slated to air in March or April. Not the same patient Gilbert played on Private Practice, BT-Dubs.

Weekdays – 7:30pm ET/PT *NEW TIME* on Global

ET CANADA continues its Olympic coverage with a stop at Hello Magazine’s figure skating photo shoot on Monday, February 15.

On Tuesday, February 16, Barenaked Ladies’ Tyler Stewart provides a tour of Vancouver hot spot Molson Hockey House.

ET CANADA catches up with Olympic figure skater Patrick Chan at his photo shoot for the new Harry Rosen campaign on Wednesday, February 17.

Then, on Thursday, February 18, ET CANADA reveals a day in the life of iconic Olympian, author and aspiring Liberal Party candidate Ross Rebagliati.

Olympian Mark Tewksbury discusses the pressures of gay athletes and his involvement in the Vancouver 2010 Pride House on Friday, February 19.

Also next week, don’t miss ET CANADA’s look at the hottest bachelors from the worlds of film, television, music and sports including Ryan Gosling, Corey Monteith, Drake and Sidney Crosby.

The Secret World of Shoplifting, airing Monday, Feb. 15, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, on THE PASSIONATE EYE, on CBC News Network examines the rise in retail crime and how the consumer’s quest for the lowest discount price fuels the market for stolen merchandise. Featuring security camera footage, the latest crime-fighting technology and interviews from both sides of the law, this documentary investigates why people steal, who is stealing, what retailers are doing to stop it and how shoplifting affects all of us.

From Merit Motion Pictures and directed by Andrew Blicq for CBC TV, The Secret World of Shoplifting is not a documentary solely about stealing—it is also about the test of honesty in an economic downturn.

Monday, February 15 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

President Taylor pressures CTU for progress while Jack’s perilous plan has operatives panicked. As the scope of the looming threat expands, the dynamic at CTU changes and the ongoing crisis worsens.