April 2010

Thursday, April 29 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9:00pm MT) on Citytv

After Pierce (Chevy Chase) crosses a line with Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown), the group is forced to choose between the two. Meanwhile, Jeff (Joel McHale) and Britta (Gillian Jacobs) face off against a group of young bullies, and their mother (guest star Lisa Rinna). Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) embark on a college “bucket list” of things they must accomplish before they graduate.

8:00pm – Thursday, April 29 on /A

Also airs at 9 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 9 p.m. MT on ACCESS

Janis (Christine Woods) continues her role as an inside mole at the FBI, Olivia (Sonya Walger) gets disturbing news from a man who’s been subjected to numerous flashforwards, and Aaron’s (Br�an F. O’Byrne) life is in danger as he continues his search for his daughter.

Thursday, April 29 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

The scheming continues as the remaining castaways compete for immunity and the million-dollar prize.

8:00pm – Thursday, April 29 on CTV

A legendary comic from Las Vegas is set to reunite with his partner on stage for one night only, until one half of the famous duo is found dead. Tim Conway (YES, DEAR) guest stars as legendary comic Knuckles Pratt and Jennifer Tilly (FAMILY GUY) guest stars as his wife, Terpsie Pratt.

 

Two major cast members of Matt LeBlanc’s new show Episodes have quit.

Thomas Haden Church and Claire Forlani have left the BBC/Showtime project which centres on LeBlanc as a parody of himself in a bad remake of a British show.

Forlani was said to play one of the lead roles but has since been replaced by Tamsin Greig who has starred previously in Black Books and Green Wing alongside Stephen Mangan, who is also on board.

Haden Church is reported to have left the show due to scheduling conflicts.

Episodes is created by Friends co-creator David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik whose credits include sitcom Mad About You.

Seven episodes of the show have been ordered and which is currently in pre-production in London.

Source: Digital Spy

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7:00pm – Thursday, April 29 on CTV

While Stefan (Paul Wesley) struggles to come to terms with his past, both he and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) reveal parts of their history to Elena (Nina Dobrev), until she finally learns the truth about how they became vampires. Meanwhile, Damon and Alaric (Matt Davis) try to find a mysterious invention before Johnathan (guest star David Anders, HEROES) does.

Work is being done on a new project based on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.

ITV Studios USA are developing the project which would centre on the US President’s lead-up to the 2008 Election.

Open TV and Film are working in tandem with ITV on the adaptation of a book by Richard Woolfe called Renegade: The Making of a President, which is described as a “complex portrait of the President rather than a simple tribute”.

“It is early days, but we are sure there will be no shortage of ideas for who plays the President,” Open TV’s chairman Simon Shaps said.

“The questions that have since emerged about what he’s going to do with the presidency were, to some extent, already there during the campaign. We will get to the root of what Obama wants to do with America.”

Open TV hopes to air the project within the next 12 to 18 months.

Source: Digital Spy

Comedy series 10 Things I Hate About You has been canned by American network ABC.

The show, which is currently in its second season in the States will finish its run but won’t be renewed.

Executive Producer Carter Covington dropped the news via Twitter: “Sad news,” he wrote. “ABCFamily canceled the show :-( Thanks 2 our AMAZING fans – U R the reason I do this! Enjoy the last 5 eps – they’re fantastic!”

The show, based loosely on the 1999 film starring Heath Ledger, began its first season in Canada on YTV in March.

Source: THR

CityLine with Host Tracy Moore is dedicating a special episode on Wednesday, May 5, to Shelter from the Storm, the Canadian Women’s Foundation’s national fundraising campaign dedicated to ending violence against women. CityLine airs weekdays at 9am ET/PT/MT (11am CT) on Citytv.

The spotlight is on domestic abuse during this episode of CityLine where the live, studio audience is made up of women from local shelters, support workers and volunteers.  CityLine guest expert, therapist Joe Rich talks about key factors in identifying domestic violence, offers suggestions on how to safely get out of abusive situations and important steps towards rebuilding a life after abuse.

CityLine expert stylist Lynn Spence goes shopping and finds looks for four women who are re-joining the work force and provides helpful décor tips for small and functional living spaces. Plus, beauty experts Derek Selby and Grace Tartaglia make over a lucky audience member. Viewers can support the campaign on May 5 by calling 1-877-981-2434, or by donating online at www.shelterfromthestorm.ca

Shelter from the Storm is Canada’s largest national fundraising campaign dedicated to ending violence against women. Funds raised go to the Canadian Women’s Foundation to support community violence prevention programs and over 400 shelters for abused women across Canada. The campaign runs until May 9. To donate or learn about other ways you can help, please visit www.shelterfromthestorm.ca.

Catch up on all of your favourite episodes of CityLine and check out some exciting extras at CityLine.ca

Canwest Broadcasting proudly announces the pick-up of Endgame, Thunderbird Film’s much-anticipated drama series in association with Front Street Pictures. The one hour, 13-episode series is set to premiere Spring 2011 on Showcase.

Endgame is an original drama series centering around a brilliant chess master.  Using the skills that made him chess champion of the world, Arkady Balagan solves the crimes that mystify others. Traumatized by the murder of his fiancée, Balagan has become a prisoner in his luxury Vancouver hotel, terrified to step outside. To pay his bill, Balagan starts solving mysteries – using an unlikely band of hotel employees and chess fanatics to do his legwork.

Arrogant, brilliant and charismatic, the Russian-born Balagan is able to envision his unknown opponent’s motives and moves. He imagines events, interviews the living and the dead, and runs conflicting scenarios – all in his head. And we get to watch right along with him as he solves crimes that baffle the police. In Endgame, we see genius at work.

“The drama and suspense of Endgame are sure to intrigue our audiences,” said Christine Shipton, SVP, Dramatic and Factual Content, Canwest Broadcasting.  “The series is a great addition to our growing roster of Canwest Original dramas. The colourful characters and storylines will make for an unforgettable TV viewing experience.”

Production on Endgame is scheduled to begin this Summer 2010 with casting announcements forthcoming.