March 2010

A Two-Part Television Event Premieres On March 28 & 29 at 8 p.m. on CBC-TV

Premiering Sunday, March 28 and Monday, March 29 at 8 p.m. on CBC Television, KEEP YOUR HEAD UP, KID: THE DON CHERRY STORY is a two-part, four-hour television event depicting the tumultuous and triumphant life journey of Canada’s most outspoken hockey icon, Don Cherry (played by Jared Keeso, I Love You Beth Cooper).

KEEP YOUR HEAD UP, KID: THE DON CHERRY STORY tells of the career minor league defenseman’s journey from obscurity to becoming one of the most recognized faces in the country. It is the behind-the-scenes story of his professional and personal life with his young family and beloved late wife Rose, who became his lifelong confidante, supporter and stabilizing influence. From criss-crossing North America during his 16 years in the minor leagues, to facing both financial and family health crises, KEEP YOUR HEAD UP, KID: THE DON CHERRY STORY unfolds as a distinctively Canadian human drama and love story.

Supporting cast includes Sarah Manninen (aka Albert Walker) as Rose Cherry, Ty Wood (The Haunting in Connecticut) as Tim Cherry and Paige Bannister (Something Beneath) as Cindy Cherry.

Love him or hate him, Don Cherry’s popularity in Canada cannot be denied.  For thirty years, hockey fans and media from across the country have tuned into CBC’S Hockey Night in Canada’s Coach’s Corner to hear what “Grapes” is going to say. A towering figure in hockey, his sphere of influence extends past the traditional sports arena and in 2004, he was voted seventh in the CBC’s Greatest Canadian nation-wide contest.

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.  Directed by Jeff Woolnough, produced by Shawn Watson and executive produced by Laszlo Barna, Wayne Thompson and Jamie Brown. It is an E1 Entertainment, 5 for Fighting and Frantic Films production in association with CBC Television.

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. With 28 services offered on Radio, Television, the Internet, satellite radio, digital audio, as well as through its record and music distribution service and wireless WAP and SMS messaging services, CBC/Radio-Canada is available how, where, and when Canadians want it.

Sunday, March 28 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Book Television

Canadian jazz singer and radio personality Molly Johnson celebrates the award-winning novel The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill – which examines the experience of slavery with an elegance rare in literature.

Sunday, March 28 – 7:30pm ET/PT *New Time* on Global

When Cleveland and Donna are mugged at an ATM, Cleveland is accidentally wounded in the tussle. By the time the story hits the local news, the attention goes to Cleveland’s head. Meanwhile, Roberta takes advantage of Rallo, who thinks that his sister is dying of a terrible disease.

Saturday, March 27 – 7pm ET/PT on Global

OxyContin was touted as a miracle painkiller to Canadian doctors – pain relief with few side effects and less addictive than morphine. But soon this drug, known on the streets as “hillbilly heroin,” became the most prescribed drug in Canada… with tragic results. In this episode, 16×9 chronicles the king of painkillers’ fall from the top, ending in 100 families filing a lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturer.

Friday, March 26 at 8:00pm ET/PT (9:00pm MT, 7:00pm CT) on Citytv

Despite being extremely close to his father, Matthew Broderick knew very little about his paternal grandparents, James Joseph Broderick and Mary Martindale, both of whom had passed away by the time he was born. He’d heard rumours that his grandfather was a World War 1 hero, but were they true? Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, Matthew heads to the battlefields of Northern France, where he uncovers the extent of his grandfather’s bravery as part of the American Expeditionary Force during World War 1. Back in America, Matthew discovers that his grandmother Mary Martindale was also descended from a war hero – Robert Martindale was a union soldier in the Civil War. Intent on honouring Robert’s bravery, Matthew sets out to solve a 150-year-old mystery.

Thursday, March 25 at 10:00pm ET/PT (8:00pm MT, 9:00pm CT) on Citytv

This week, new feuding couples bring their problems to Marriage Ref, Tom Papa, in the funny and revealing comedy series about the unpredictable and hilarious institution of marriage. Jerry Seinfeld, Alec Baldwin and Kelly Ripa serve on the celebrity panel this week offering their “expert” opinions to the Ref, advising and influencing his decision.

Thursday, March 25 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

*April Parker Jones (Jericho), Amber Wallace (The Vampire Diaries), Greg Vaughan (General Hospital) Guest Star*

Dixon’s birthmother, Dana (guest star April Parker Jones), drops by for a surprise visit and tries to develop a relationship with her son. Debbie confides in her yoga instructor (guest star Greg Vaughan) about the arrival of Dixon’s birth mother. Meanwhile, Gia admits she has a crush on Adrianna; Silver and Teddy go on their first official date; and Navid gets back into the dating scene by asking Lila (guest star Amber Wallace) out.

Thursday, March 25 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30pm CT, 10:30pm MT) on Citytv

Liz reevaluates her feelings for an old flame, Floyd (guest star Jason Sudeikis), when he returns with big news, and Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) teaches Danny Baker (guest star Cheyenne Jackson) the finer points of pranks after the TGS writers play a trick on him. Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski) and Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) see Kenneth Parcell (Jack McBrayer) in a disturbing new light after they spend a very long day listening to him tell stories about his childhood.

Thursday, March 25 – 9:30pm ET/PT on Global

Ron befriends a police officer all the while brokering a shady scheme involving south-of-the-border prescriptions. Meanwhile, Robby’s play date interferes when the boys try to make a movie.

Thursday, March 25 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

Michael gets kicked out of the bar when he whips out all the stops to impress a friend of Jim and Pam’s. Meanwhile, Andy and Erin do their best to keep their relationships under wraps, and Dwight rethinks his pre-natal contract with Angela.