February 2010

Thursday, February 11 at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 PT on Bravo! on Bravo!

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Bravo! examines Shakespeare’s beliefs about love in A TASTE OF SHAKESPEARE: LOVE. This one-hour special sees a group of actors defending their opposing viewpoints on love, illustrated by clips from previous A TASTE OF SHAKESPEARE productions. Starring two-time Gemini award-winner Nicky Guadagni (Major Crime), Daniel Kash (THE LINE), Holly Lewis (These Girls), and veteran actor Brian Tree (The Stratford Shakespeare Festival). Sergio Di Zio (FLASHPOINT), Alan Van Sprang (THE TUDORS), and bestselling author Anne-Marie Macdonald are featured in clips.

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

Susan gives Beth and Dylan a challenging pro-bono case of a female tennis star that loses her scholarship. The players personal identity is questioned in the case. Meanwhile, Liam and Malcom are set against each other.

Jaume Marquet is an eccentric outsider seeking fame and notoriety by streaking in front of television cameras at major sporting events under his alter ego “Jimmy Jump”. The World’s Greatest Streakers, airing Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, on THE PASSIONATE EYE on CBC News Network follows Jimmy’s journey from Barcelona to Madrid, where he attempts to streak at the largest football match in Spain—“El Classico”—in front of 80,000 spectators and 100 million people watching TV worldwide. The documentary strives to help us understand the motivation and the personal costs of a handful of ‘professional’ streakers who have interrupted events as big as the Super Bowl and the Olympics. In June 2009, after the completion of this documentary, Jimmy Jump was arrested at the French Open after jumping onto the tennis court and rushing Roger Federer. He now faces up to 12 months in prison.

The World’s Greatest Streakers is co-directed by Canadian directors Dan Emery and Mathieu Wacowich.

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

Jules (Courteney Cox) looks to avoid spending Valentine’s Day alone. When everyone else makes plans for Valentine’s Day, Jules looks to Grayson (Josh Hopkins) for company, only to learn he hates the holiday. Meanwhile, Bobby (Brian Van Holt) and Jules are at an impasse over letting Travis (Dan Byrd) go to a party where he’ll undoubtedly be drinking, Ellie (Christa Miller) is determined to triumph as alpha dog over Grayson, and Laurie (Busy Philipps) meets Smith’s (Ryan Devlin) dad ( guest star Barry Bostwick, Spin City).

Wednesday, February 10 at 9:00pm ET/PT (8:00pm CT, 10:00pm MT) on Citytv

Claire (Julie Bowen) and Phil (Ty Burrell) plan a Valentine’s Day excursion; Jay (Ed O’Neill) takes Gloria (Sofia Vergara ) to a comedy show; Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson ) try to play cupid for Manny (Rico Rodriguez).

Wednesday, February 10 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9:00pm MT) on Citytv

Thrilled to be back together with Sands (James Tupper), Veronica (Taylor Schilling) gets ready for their first official date – until a shocking encounter with a stranger turns everything upside down. Meanwhile, Chloe (Michelle Trachtenberg) is put to the test in the fast-paced, high-stakes world of the ER after she and Angel (Guillermo Diaz) get re-assigned by the arrogant new head of the ICU, Dr. Joe Briggs (James Van Der Beek). And as Sonia (Jaime Lee Kirchner) bonds with the rich son of her elderly patient, she begins to question the modest lifestyle she’s settled into with Valentino (Charlie Semine).

CBC News Network today announced schedule changes to its primetime programming. The following changes come into effect Monday, March 1 on Canada’s number one news network:

CBC NEWS NOW with Carole MacNeil is extended by 30 minutes, running from 2 to 5 p.m. ET. During Carole MacNeil’s broadcast, senior business correspondent for CBC News Amanda Lang will provide an update at 4:30 p.m. ET, recapping the top business stories of the day. POWER & POLITICS with Evan Solomon continues to air in the 5 to 7 p.m. ET timeslot. The popular THE LANG & O’LEARY EXCHANGE adds another 30 minutes of business news and moves to 7 to 8 p.m. ET, followed by CONNECT with Mark Kelley from 8 to 9 p.m. ET. The schedule for THE NATIONAL remains the same and broadcasts at 9 and 11 p.m. ET/PT on CBC News Network, and at 10 p.m. (10:30 NT) on CBC-TV.

In addition, Reshmi Nair, who currently anchors the breaking news desk on CBC News Network’s CONNECT with Mark Kelley, will expand her role and anchor the breaking news desk from 5 to 9 p.m. ET, Monday – Friday.

“Viewer feedback to the new CBC News Network has been extremely positive,” said Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief, CBC News. “These changes will build on this momentum.”

CBC NEWS NETWORK SCHEDULE BEGINNING MARCH 1, 2010:

CBC News Now with Carole MacNeil
Monday – Friday
2 – 5 p.m. ET

Power & Politics with Evan Solomon

Monday – Friday
5 – 7 p.m. ET

The Lang & O’Leary Exchange

Monday – Friday
7 – 8 p.m. ET

Connect with Mark Kelley
Monday – Friday
8 – 9 p.m. ET

CBC News The National with Peter Mansbridge
Monday to Saturday 9 & 11 p.m. ET/PT
Sundays at 9 ET/PT

Tonight was Ellen Degeneres’ first appearance on American Idol as a judge. Personally, I love Ellen but I’ve been a little bit reluctant to see what she brings to the show. If her appearance on So You Think You Can Dance was any indication, I was somewhat expecting an ongoing stand-up comedy routine. However, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. She didn’t stand out or overwhelm the other judges with humor and was almost non-descript. I would have liked to have heard from her a little bit more, though my fear that she was going to be too much!

So, overall, for her first appearance I guess we’re off to a good start. But that’s just my opinion, what did you think?

Tuesday, February 9 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

Alicia defends a man accused of killing his child’s babysitter. Meanwhile, Peter’s appeal seems to be going well, and Alicia prepares for the idea of him returning to her life.

Tuesday, February 9 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

Agent Kensi Blye is shot at a local bank and the shooters are now holding every person as a hostage.