March 2010

Weekdays – 7:30pm ET/PT on Global

On Monday, March 22, ET Canada talks to Gerard Butler about his role in the new animated film, How To Train Your Dragon. Also on Monday, Rufus Wainwright opens up about the passing of his mother, Canadian singer/songwriter Kate McGarrigle, in the first of a special two-part interview. Then, on Tuesday, March 23, Sam Worthington chats about the upcoming release of his movie, Clash of the Titans; and ET Canada’s interview with Rufus Wainwright continues.

We already know that many of the former Mercy Westers are not likely to make the cut and hang around next season, but Jackson Avery played by Jesse Williams is one character that will be hanging around. At least, according to a recent interview with TV Guide.

A Grey’s Anatomy rep confirms that Jesse Williams, whose character was introduced in the current sixth season, will be back for the following season (2010-11) as Dr. Jackson Avery.

“That is good news,” the star told TV Guide upon hearing the news. “I did not know. I mean I had fingers crossed. They said, ‘We feel great about you.’ It was everything but the word.”

Jesse may be surprised, or just very modest, we are certainly not. Since arriving as a Mercy West transplant and shaking things up, he’s emerged as an intriguing character this year.

“I can’t pretend I didn’t notice the amount of time and energy they invested in the character,” admits Williams, who has already had some substantial story lines. “I’m totally excited!”

esse says he intentionally avoided discussing his potential future on the show with his colleagues who play the other three Mercy West newcomers – Robert Baker (Dr. Charles Percy), Nora Zehetner (Dr. Reed Adamson) and Sarah Drew (Dr. April Kepner).

At least two of those three will not be back this fall.

“I was only guaranteed to be in a couple of episodes, so we’ve been playing the cards we’re dealt every week,” the actor tells TV Guide. “We’ve had an allegiance to each other.”

“I’m sure we’re all thinking about (the future) because it’s a terrific job, but there’s no discussions, like, ‘Say, did you hear anything? You around next week?’ What’s the buzz?’ That would drive us nuts because the last thing you want is one person’s success to be another’s downfall.”

Sunday, March 21 at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on Discovery Channel

During the winter months, the sea by the kingdom of Tonga is home to an abundance of majestic humpback whales. The perfect place for mating and calving, its warm water attracts many pods. Here, the males with their massive bodies – over 30 tonnes – dash against each other to compete and win the courtship of females, while mother whales produce and nurse their calves affectionately.

Sunday, March 21 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

Egos continue to clash as the remaining celebrities attempt to win their challenge and avoid the wrath of “The Donald” in the boardroom.

Sunday, March 21 – 8:30pm ET/PT *New Time* on Global

*Carrie Fisher (The Women) Guest Voices*

After Peter has some luck selling footage of a celebrity he caught off-guard, he decides to become a full-time paparazzo. To make matters worse, his new boss, Angela (guest voice Carrie Fisher), finds him irresistible and plagues him with unwanted advances. Meanwhile, Stewie makes his theatrical debut in a school play, only to be overcome with stage fright.

Sunday, March 21 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

*Emmy® Award winner Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) and Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett (ER) Guest Voice*

When Mrs. Krabappel is called out of town, Principal Skinner announces that the school’s two fourth grade classes will merge until she returns. Bart reluctantly shares a desk with Nikki (guest voice Sarah Silverman) and develops a flirtatious rapport. Meanwhile, Lisa’s classmates ostracize her for being an overachiever and First Lady Michelle Obama (guest voice Angela Bassett), a self-professed nerd, comes to Lisa’s defence.

Sunday, March 21 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT on Discovery Channel

From cell phones and computers, to leading-edge medical advancements, the sci-fi inventions featured in the original STAR TREK series have permeated everyday life as we know it. The legendary William Shatner hosts this award-winning two-hour special based on his book, “I’m Working On That,” revealing how fans of STAR TREK went on to invent technology that changed our daily lives.

Sunday, March 21 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Book Television

Singer-songwriter Amy Sky celebrates the award-winning Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels. The book’s gorgeously poetic writing and its powerful emotional story are two of the reasons Sky loves this incredible book.

Sunday, March 21 – 7:30pm ET/PT *New Time* on Global

Cleveland and Donna take a road trip to the Big Apple for an overdue honeymoon. But to Donna’s dismay, Cleveland lets the Stoolbend gang tag along to help Coach McFall rekindle a long lost romance. When Tim finds himself in a compromising situation and Lester’s language gets him into trouble, Cleveland is forced to choose between his wife and his friends.

March 21 from 3pm ET – 4pm ET

HGTV hosts and landscape experts take a humorous look at the most common blunders and misguided efforts homeowners make when creating their outdoor spaces in HGTV’s one-hour special presentation 25 Biggest Landscape Mistakes.