March 2010

In an interview with EW this week, Shonda Rhimes dished on what’s to come for the rest of the season!

“What is coming up on Grey’s Anatomy is pretty intense.”

“It’s the kind of finale that changes everything. I know people like to say that, wave the phrase ‘game-changer’ around like a red flag in front of a bull. But dude, this year?”

“GAME. CHANGER.”

“Of course, I’m not gonna tell you anything about it. Because I’m scared to. Instead, let me tell about a few things that are going to lead up to it … “

  • Teddy is going to find herself fighting for her job.
  • Sloan Sloan comes back to have Mark’s grandchild.
  • Derek and Meredith are going to have a very serious conversation that may or may not involve the word “baby.”
  • You’re going to see what happens when two Karevs get in the same room together.
  • Callie and Arizona and Mark are going to do something dirty with pound cake.
  • NOTE: They were going to do something dirty with mini-muffins, but Broadcast Standards and Practices said no.
  • A 700-pound man comes to Seattle Grace and our residents have a hard time remembering their sensitivity training.
  • Mer is gonna go a little badass and protective on Owen when it comes to Cristina.
  • Derek is going to get even dreamier (okay, I only said that so Patrick Dempsey will come to my office and say, “Please stop torturing me” And while he’s in my office, he’ll have to then say, “Please stop touching my hair or I am calling security.”)

Tuesday, March 30 at 10:00pm ET/PT (9:00pm CT, 8:00pm MT) on Citytv

When Max (Max Burkholder) re-joins the baseball team, Drew (Miles Heizer) helps Adam (Peter Krause) connect with his son. Sarah (Lauren Graham) strikes up a friendship with Amber’s (Mae Whitman) English teacher, Mr. Cyr (guest star Jason Ritter, W). Meanwhile, Crosby (Dax Shepard) feels the pressure to have a baby sooner than he expected and Julia (Erika Christensen) tries to teach Sydney (Savannah Paige Rae) how to stand up for herself.

Tuesdays at 10pm ET/7pm PT beginning March 30

This is the ultimate foodie tour. In each episode of Chefs vs. City, Food Network chefs Aarón Sánchez and Chris Cosentino challenge two local foodies in an action-packed food adventure to locate that city’s biggest, boldest, most unexpected food places. From wine stomping in Malibu, to eating the spiciest curry in all of New York City, and braving the coldest room in Las Vegas, Chefs vs. City will test the wits, guts, and skills of two teams as they race to the finish line.

Tuesday, March 30 at 10 pm ET/7pm PT

Food Network Canada takes viewers on a high-intensity, culinary race in the new series Chefs vs. City. Premiering March 30 at 10 pm ET/7pm PT, acclaimed chefs Chris Consentino and Aarón Sanchez travel across the United States and are pitted against a pair of local foodies in a series of intense culinary challenges to see which team will come out on top.

In each episode, the two teams compete in an adrenaline-charged, food-lovers’ tour of a city, completing five difficult epicurean challenges along the way. Throughout the season, Chris and Aarón visit New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston and New Orleans. Challenges include everything from wine stomping to eating the spiciest dishes in the country to crab fishing in a gator infested river. Once the teams have completed their challenges, it’s a sprint to the finish line to see if the locals can protect their home turf or if the Food Network chefs can conquer a new city.

The first two premiere episodes include:

Episode 1: airing Tuesday, March 30 at 10pm ET/7pm PT

In the season premiere of Chefs vs. City, chefs Aarón Sánchez and Chris Cosentino jump right into their first challenge and hit the streets of New York City to battle fellow Food Network stars Claire Robinson of 5 Ingredient Fix and Food 2’s Kelsey Nixon of Kelsey & Spike Cook. During five intense challenges, the teams take on a taste-test at Dylan’s Candy Bar before heading to Russ & Daughters, a culinary landmark in New York City. To wrap up the challenges, the teams head to The Brick Lane Curry House to devour the hottest dish in the world.

Episode 2: airing Tuesday, April 6 at 10pm ET/7pm PT

Chefs Aarón Sánchez and Chris Cosentino visit Las Vegas and go head-to-head with two of the city’s top chefs: Stephen Hopcraft and Santanna Salas of MGM’s Seablue restaurant. The teams gorge on an all-you-can-eat buffet and navigate the MGM room service kitchen in a non-stop fight to win. The teams discover unusual food spots that even shock Sin City locals.

Tuesday, March 30 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9pm MT) on Citytv

The final nine contestants are delighted to learn that they will be competing as individuals for the remainder of the competition. The eliminated contestants return to try and win a spot back in the game. For the first time in Biggest Loser history, this player will be chosen by popular vote rather than weight loss. Then, the remaining eliminated players battle it out for another spot back in the game in a 1,000 step-ups challenge. Later, a close friendship starts to unravel, and after a tense weigh-in, another contestant is sent home.

From journeyman minor league hockey player to broadcasting legend, KEEP YOUR HEAD UP, KID: THE DON CHERRY STORY, the two-part biopic scored a massive hit for CBC Television. More than 1.38 million viewers tuned in for the series debut episode on Sunday, March 28 and an additional 1.27 million watched last night’s finale of this unlikely Canadian love story. Viewership peaked at 1.83 million.

“Don Cherry has been a beloved member of the CBC family for 30 years and it‘s wonderful to see that Canadians feel that same personal connection,” said Kirstine Stewart, General Manager CBC Television.  “The success of this movie is a testament to CBC’s dedication to great storytelling that connects and resonates with viewers across the country.”

KEEP YOUR HEAD UP, KID: THE DON CHERRY STORY is the brainchild of Cherry’s son Tim Cherry, who is the writer and executive producer. 

In some of the world’s most desolate and stunning locations, the damaging impact of human activity is evident; climate change is hitting the Arctic harder and faster than any other region on Earth. Although the North may seem remote from the population centres of the world, this – sensitive ecosystems forever altered by climate change – is where the brunt of our carbon footprint is felt the most.

Premiering Wednesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT Discovery HD presents ARCTIC CIRCLE, where untold riches are at stake – and maybe the future of the planet itself. As ice melts and polar bears die, this two-part documentary series – produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada and NHK Japan – reveals nations scrambling to claim Arctic territories and pump oil and gas from under pristine northern waters.

Gearing up for Earth Day 2010, Discovery HD presents ARCTIC CIRCLE – a two-part documentary series on the dramatic effects climate change is having on the Far North, April 21.
 
In the remote Svalbard Islands of Norway, a polar bear cub lies dead. After days of wandering on the once ice-covered shore searching for food, the cub finally succumbs to starvation. Meanwhile, across the Barents Sea, in the Norwegian village of Hammerfest, a massive new liquefied natural gas plant has sprung up. It processes gas drilled from deep below the Arctic waters – something that would not have been possible only a few years ago when this region was covered in thick ice.
 
In what should be one of the coldest places on Earth, there is little doubt that the climate is getting warmer. And sudden changes in nature’s once predictable ways are not only alarming – they’re life-threatening. Discovery HD’s ARCTIC CIRCLE lays bare the devastating reality of the Far North and the potentially irreversible effects of human behaviour on this region.
 
Highlights from the two-part series of ARCTIC CIRCLE include:
 
ARCTIC CIRCLE: “On Thin Ice”
Wednesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
Chronicling the effects of climate change on the land and animal inhabitants, meet an international team of scientists who are vividly demonstrating how global warming threatens the very existence of polar bears, seals and other creatures. Later, witness huge ice shelves crumbling into the sea, polar bears struggling to survive and torrents of water flowing where there should only be ice.
 
ARCTIC CIRCLE: “Battle for the Pole”
Wednesday, April 21 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
In an epic race to claim territory, meet the very people battling to pump oil and gas from beneath the pristine Arctic seabed. For the engineers constructing ice-breaking tankers and the crew of the world’s northernmost oil rig, the pursuit is all about excitement, opportunity and new frontiers. But the more energy exploited from the Arctic, the more the ice will melt – locking into a destructive cycle whose effects are only starting to become apparent and which may be unstoppable.
 
ARCTIC CIRCLE was produced by the National Film Board of Canada and NHK Japan in association with Discovery HD.

Tuesdays at 9 pm ET/PT beginning March 30

Pawn Stars – the viewer-favourite series and ratings powerhouse – is back for its second season on History Television. Pawn Stars explores the colourful world of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop; a family business on the gritty streets of Las Vegas. Run by three generations of the Harrison family –grandfather Richard, son Rick and grandson Corey – Pawn Stars is a compelling and hilarious look at the pawn industry and the clashing and camaraderie that takes place along the way.

Monday, March 29 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

When the body of Dennis Dolinger, a high profile, anti-crime activist, is butchered beyond recognition in his Washington, D.C., basement, the search for suspects leads police deep into the city’s underbelly. Soon enough, investigators uncover a dark side to the victim’s personal life and learn of an encounter gone wrong.

Monday, March 29 at 10:00pm ET/PT (9:00pm CT, 8:00pm MT) on Citytv

Chuck (Zachary Levi) has his pick of the best CIA agents for an undercover operation, but he has only one girl in mind for the job-Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski). Casey (Adam Baldwin), Morgan (Joshua Gomez) and Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) team up to help Chuck win her back.