March 2010

Tuesday, March 2 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

Peter gets acclimated to life at home and works on a comeback strategy with his political team, including Eli Gold (Tony Award winner Alan Cumming, Cabaret). And Alicia and Diane wrestle with spousal privilege laws in a murder case that hinges on their ability to get a wife to testify against her husband.

Global Television continues to heat up this March with red-hot programming in primetime. In addition to all-new episodes of fan favourites such as House, NCIS, NCIS: LA, Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains and The Office, Global’s powerhouse line-up includes the series premiere of new comedy Sons of Tucson and a new season of the hit reality series Celebrity Apprentice.

Premiering Sunday, March 14 – 9pm ET/PT, the Donald is back in the two-hour, season three premiere of smash hit reality series Celebrity Apprentice. Using their fame, contacts and business acumen, 14 celebrities will attempt to win weekly business-driven tasks to stay out of the boardroom and avoid hearing Trump say, “You’re fired!” This season’s contestants include singer/songwriter Cyndi Lauper; reality star Sharon Osbourne; actress Holly Robinson Peete; model Selita Ebanks; pro wrestler Maria Kanellis; critically-acclaimed comedian Carol Leifer; Olympic gold, silver and bronze medalist Summer Sanders; baseball legend Darryl Strawberry; singer/songwriter Bret Michaels; pro wrestler Bill Goldberg; Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson; embattled former governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich; comedian Sinbad; and master chef Curtis Stone.

Another addition to the Global line-up is the quirky new comedy Sons of Tucson on Thursday, March 11 – 9:30pm ET/PT. This half-hour series follows three brothers who hire a wayward schemer, Ron Snuffkin (Canadian Tyler Labine), to stand in as their father when their real one goes to prison. While Sons of Tucson is grounded in the day-to-day challenges of a single-parent home, nothing in the Gunderson household is quite what it seems. An ongoing chess match between Ron and the boys keeps both parties on their toes, as neither side can afford to give up too much power or independence.

Also this month, in her final Oscar® Night edition of The Barbara Walters Special (Sunday, March 7 – 7 pm ET/PT), the iconic Walters sits down for a candid conversation with Academy Award® nominees Sandra Bullock and Mo’Nique. In what has become an annual tradition, this final pre-Oscars special will feature a comprehensive look back at interviews with celebrities including Cher, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Steven Spielberg, Halle Berry, Renée Zellweger, Diane Keaton, George Clooney, Sophia Loren, Helen Mirren, President and Mrs. Reagan and Kim Basinger. 

The primetime action doesn’t stop there as new episodes of fan favourites and critically-acclaimed series return starting next week. 

In an all-new The Good Wife, Tuesday, March 2 – 10pm ET/PT, Tony Award-winning actor Alan Cumming guest stars as a new member of Peter’s (Chris Noth) political team. And while Peter gets acclimated to life at home, Alicia (Golden Globe® Award winner Julianna Margulies) and Diane (Christine Baranski) wrestle with spousal privilege laws in a murder case that hinges on their ability to get a wife to testify against her husband.

From the courtroom to the delivery room, it’s the episode everyone’s been waiting for – the birth of Pam (Jenna Fischer) and Jim’s (John Krasinski) baby in a special one-hour episode of The Office, Thursday, March 4 – 9pm ET/PT.  Pam’s contractions begin but she and Jim are determined to wait it out as long as possible so they can have more time at the hospital. Meanwhile, the rest of the office tries to distract Pam from the pain with food and entertainment.

Also next week, don’t miss new episodes of hit series 24 on Monday, March 1 – 9pm ET/PT;   NCIS followed by NCIS: LA on Tuesday, March 2 starting at 8pm ET/PT; Kitchen Nightmares on Wednesday, March 3 – 9pm ET/PT; Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains on Thursday, March 4 – 8pm ET/PT; and Numb3rs on Friday, March 5 – 10pm ET/PT.

Finally, Monday, March 8 sees the highly-anticipated return of Canada’s hottest drama, House, at 8pm ET/PT. Laura Prepon (That ‘70s Show) guest stars as a blogger who is admitted with unexplained bruises and bleeding. While she blogs about her symptoms, possible diagnoses and doctors, she also solicits advice from her readers about her treatment. This unsettles the team, especially after House (Golden Globe winner Hugh Laurie) and Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) learn secrets from each other’s pasts online.

Viewers can also log onto www.GlobalTV.com to catch up on their favourite series at any time.

Tuesday, March 2 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

The death of a lieutenant commander appears to be suicide but the team uncovers evidence leading them to believe it may be murder. Also, Operational Psychologist Nate Getz joins Special Agent Kensi Blye in the field.

Tuesday, March 2 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

Gibbs is drawn into his past when his former mother-in-law, (Golden Globe Award winner Gena Rowlands, The Notebook), witnesses the murder of a Navy captain.

Tuesday, March 2 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Discovery Channel

Hunting for delectable Dungeness crabs off the Pacific Coast, Gum experiences the life of a commercial crab fisherman as she comes face-to-face with rough seas, dangerous equipment and the wrath of razor-clawed crustaceans. Then it’s a beachcomber’s dream as Gum navigates – by kayak – through the dangerous surf off the San Francisco Bay and rappels down dangerously steep cliffs along California’s scenic Highway One to reach secret locations loaded with sea glass.

Treasure hunting isn’t all about gemstones and Kirsten Gum goes off the beaten path to prove it! Feel the thrill and taste the adventure as treasure-junkie Gum takes you on once-in-a-lifetime relic-hunting journeys! In search of fossils, artifacts, antiques and ruins, join Gum as she braves dangerous environments and travels to remote locales to get the goods when her new series KIRSTEN GUM: TREASURE HUNTER premieres Tuesday, March 2 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Discovery HD. Whether it’s battling frigid waters to hunt for Dungeness crabs and rappelling down dangerously steep cliffs for rare – but stunning – sea glass, or strenuous paddling through a snake-infested marsh for pre-historic shark teeth, Gum goes the distance to unearth her ultimate prize!

Explore Mother Nature’s resources when adventure traveller Gum tours the world to dig up undiscovered gems. Illuminating precious treasures of the world that we pass by every day, Gum is ready and willing to try anything in her search for valuable artifacts.

Tuesday, March 2 at 7 p.m. ET on Discovery Channel

In search of gemstones, fossils and relics, join KIRSTEN GUM: TREASURE HUNTER for once-in-a-lifetime treasure-hunting journeys, as she braves dangerous environments and travels to remote locales to get the goods. Whether it’s blowing up cliff faces in the Cascade Mountains, horseback riding across desolate west Texas ranches or crabbing in the dangerous ocean off the coast of Washington, viewers feel the thrill and satisfaction when Gum unearths her ultimate prize.

As Canadians anxiously wait to see if Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s 2010 budget plan will generate more jobs, reduce or increase taxes, cut or enhance valued social programs, CBC News is on the ground in Ottawa preparing to cover every angle on CBC Television, CBC Radio One, CBC News Network and CBCNews.ca.

On Thursday, March 4, CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge, Amanda Lang, Evan Solomon, Mark Kelley, Kathleen Petty and Alison Smith provide comprehensive coverage of the budget across all media platforms. Turn to CBC News for on-the-ground reaction and analysis from the public and private sectors, as well as key political players, and find out how the financial changes will affect the economic health of all Canadians.

Live Coverage of the 2010 Federal Budget:

Canadians can watch CBC Television and CBC News Network with CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge, who will be joined by Amanda Lang and the esteemed At Issue Panel, including Andrew Coyne, Chantal Hébert and Allan Gregg. CBC News Network carries live coverage from 3:30 to 5 p.m. ET, while CBC Television’s coverage begins at 4 p.m. ET.

Beginning at 4 p.m., on CBC Radio One, Kathleen Petty (The House) brings listeners coverage and analysis from Ottawa, with Chris Hall contributing. At 6 p.m. Alison Smith, in Ottawa, and Bernie McNamee, in Toronto, co-host THE WORLD AT SIX.

Tracking the budget online? Beginning at 4 p.m. ET CBCNews.ca/budget2010 carries a live video stream of the budget announcement. The special section also features a real-time play-by-play, with panel and audience participation, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. ET, staffed by CBCNews.ca reporters and columnists.

CBC News Network Prime Time:

POWER & POLITICS WITH EVAN SOLOMON at 5 p.m. ET/PT
On budget day, Evan Solomon hosts his show from the foyer of the House of Commons. He explores the political impact of Stephen Harper’s recalibration budget and whether it is a roadmap out of recession. Hear reactions from government and opposition politicians, lobby groups, economists and the show’s popular power panel.

LANG & O’LEARY EXCHANGE at 7 p.m. ET/PT
Amanda Lang and Kevin O’Leary look at the budget from a business point-of-view, getting the perspectives of CEOs, investors and taxpayers.

CONNECT WITH MARK KELLEY at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Join host Mark Kelley as he reports on what the budget says about creating new employment.

CBCNEWS.CA/BUDGET2010
Visitors to the website will find a wide range of special features including a budget overview, a summary of how it affects all Canadians from families to couples, and students to seniors, reactions from various industry sectors and more. Seasoned political host Don Newman looks at the budget through the lens of his experience and tell us in his column why it is so important politically. 

SPEECH FROM THE THRONE
On Wednesday, March 3, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET, CBC Television, CBC News Network and CBC Radio One bring viewers special coverage of the throne speech delivered by Governor General Michäelle Jean, while CBCNews.ca streams it live at CBC.ca/politics

It’s estimated that 80 per cent of today’s teens will gamble at least once before finishing high school. With the barrage of marketing campaigns, television coverage of poker tournaments and easy access to online gaming, it is no surprise that teens are increasingly affected.  Experts find that the rate of problem gambling among young people is two to four times higher than for adults.  In a world television premiere, Gambling Boys airs Monday, March 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on THE PASSIONATE EYE on CBC News Network.  The documentary delves into the world of teen gambling to explore the potent allure of winning big and the harsh consequences of getting hooked.

In the documentary, viewers meet Jamie, 20 and Clifford, 18. Both speak candidly about their gambling addictions. Jamie lost two years of high school due to his poker addiction and Clifford spent two months in rehab for an addiction to sports betting.

And then there is Dakota, who doesn’t yet have a gambling problem, but is a competitive teen who recently started playing online poker. His mother strictly limits his time on the computer—otherwise Dakota could be on the computer all night. But she also worries that over-protecting teens doesn’t allow them to take responsibility for setting their own limits.

Gambling Boys is directed and written by Laura Turek. It is produced by Sally Bochner and Tamara Lynch. Gambling Boys was produced by EyeSteel Film (Montreal), in association with CBC News Network.

Monday, March 1 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

As the terror threat continues, the Hassan family turmoil fans the flames of the increasingly urgent situation. When Jack closes in on a person of significant interest, an already tense meeting between President Taylor and Omar Hassan takes an unexpected turn.