April 2010

A Glee-volution is about to take over the Toronto airwaves…

As part of Global Television’s unprecedented marketing campaign heralding the return of smash hit Glee on Tuesday, April 13 – 9:25pm ET/PT, the Canadian network will take over a Toronto radio station one day prior, replacing its format with a celebration of everything Glee.

On Monday, April 12, from 6:00am to 10:00pm ET, 103.9 Proud FM will be rebranded as “GLEE-FM” 103.9, dedicated to airing the show’s extensive selection of chart topping music and highlighting the characters that have become pop culture sensations.

Toronto fans can tune in to 103.9 FM for Glee’s amazing lineup of songs including Gold Digger, Somebody To Love, Jump, Imagine and Don’t Rain On My Parade – plus, the one that kick-started the Glee hit parade: Don’t Stop Believing.

Glee fans outside of the Toronto station’s signal range can also listen along live at www.GlobalTV.com/GleeFM anytime throughout the day.

“GLEE-FM is not only unique, fun and innovative; it’s the first of its kind, anywhere,” said Jamie Schouela, VP Marketing Strategy, Global. “The music is such an integral part of Glee, and for Canada’s #1 new comedy, we couldn’t think of a more natural way to celebrate the series’ return.”

In addition to a great range of music from Glee: The Music Volumes 1 and 2, both already certified platinum in Canada, “GLEE-FM” listeners can expect a long list of exclusives including:

–  Interviews with key Glee talent
–    Behind-the-scenes show highlights and information on TV’s hottest cast 
–    Hourly chances to win a CD prize pack including the first two Glee CDs and The Power of Madonna dropping on Tuesday, April 20, courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Canada
–    A Grand Prize Contest: A chance to win a trip for two to New York plus tickets to the sold out Glee U.S. concert tour
–    A special performance by Global’s Glee choir who have been singing on the streets of Toronto
–    Plus, a custom created sound to the station including special “GLEE-FM” jingles

The “GLEE-FM” launch will be fully supported with on-air promotions on Global Television, print advertisements, street teams, social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, and of course, online with a special micro-site housed at GlobalTV.com.

After the event, listeners who want to continue to enjoy the sound of “GLEE-FM” can go to www.GlobalTV.com/Glee for a live audio stream of their favourite Glee songs, plus preview new songs to be featured in the upcoming episodes week-to-week.

Tuesday, April 6 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

*Gary Cole (The Family Guy) Guest Stars*

“Doubt”

Alicia and Will defend a college student accused of killing her sorority sister while under the influence of a sleep aid. The two also deal with the mounting sexual tension between them. Meanwhile, Diane and Kurt McVeigh (guest star Gary Cole) continue their flirtation.

Tuesday, April 6 at 10:00pm ET/PT (9:00pm CT, 8:00pm MT) on Citytv

Kristina’s (Monica Potter) constant worrying affects her and Adam’s (Peter Krause) sex life, and the worrying only gets worse when Max (Max Burkholder) starts working with Gaby (guest star Minka Kelly), a young behavioral aide. Sarah (Lauren Graham) debates whether she should go out on a date with Amber’s (Mae Whitman) teacher Mr. Cyr (guest star Jason Ritter). Meanwhile, Crosby (Dax Shepard) tries to muster up the courage to tell his parents about Jabbar (Tyree Brown) and Julia (Erika Christensen) gets jealous of a mom in Joel’s (Sam Jaeger) playgroup.

Tuesday, April 6 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

When an undercover operation has the NCIS team investigating a mixed martial arts gym and its fighters, Sam Hanna is tasked with donning gloves and entering the cage for a one-on-one fight.

Tuesday, April 6 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

The death of a Navy officer leads Gibbs and the team into the world of high-priced call girls where they rely on a Washington, D.C., madam to help them catch a killer.

Tuesday, April 6 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9pm MT) on Citytv

The competition heats up when the players learn that whoever loses 2% of their body weight first this week gets immunity. The catch is that only one person gets immunity and they only get one shot to weigh in whenever they think they’ve reached that goal. Later, the players head to the pool for a swimming challenge involving weights which leads to some suprising revelations about the competition.

Beginning today, television enthusiasts will have access to a collection of bold original content from Showcase for purchase and download on the  iTunes Store in Canada (www.itunes.ca), including fan favourites Trailer Park Boys, Kenny vs. Spenny and the gaming comedy Pure Pwnage.

The content on iTunes complements the array of digital platforms currently available for Showcase’s original Canadian series. In addition to the channel’s website Showcase.ca, iTunes provides another opportunity for viewers to catch up on missed episodes, purchase broadcast episodes, pre-order upcoming episodes, download entire seasons of their favourite series, and access exclusive free content.

“Making programs available on iTunes is an extremely important step for Showcase, allowing us to extend our wealth of much-loved, high-quality original series to an even broader audience who wish to access this content on their own terms,” says Paul Burns, VP, Digital Media, Canwest Broadcasting. “We always strive to find new ways to engage Canadian viewers through multiple platforms and availability on iTunes is an exciting move forward in that direction.”

Showcase series are available for purchase in both Standard Definition and High Definition, and iTunes customers can purchase a Season Pass, which allows fans to buy an entire season of currently airing programming at a discounted price. With a Season Pass, episodes are automatically downloaded when they become available the day after television broadcast.

As of today, iTunes customers in Canada can start enjoying a variety of award-winning, critically-acclaimed dramatic and comedic Showcase originals, including:

·  Cra$h & Burn: Season 1
·  Kenny vs. Spenny: Seasons 4-6
·  Pure Pwnage: Season 1
·  The Foundation: Season 1
·  Trailer Park Boys: Seasons 1-7, The Trailer Park Boys Christmas Special
·  Testees: Season 1

Hosted by country music legend Reba McEntire The 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards honours country music’s top talent along with the industry’s hottest emerging artists.   This year’s event features star studded performances by chart toppers by Lady Antebellum, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins and Jason Aldean.

Leading the nominations is Lady Antebellum, with 7 nods, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood with 6 nominations, Taylor Swift with 5 nods, Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley each receive four nominations. Plus, tune in to find out which performer will be awarded the Fan’s choice for Entertainer of the Year.

Sunday, April 18 LIVE on Citytv.

Justin Chambers talked to E! Online this week about what`s to come later in the season for Grey`s Anatomy, and apparently things might not be as they seem when it comes to a certain MIA cast member…huh?

Taking a break from shooting a May episode with Demi Lovato, Seattle Grace’s resident bad boy spoke with E! Online about this evening’s episode and all things Grey’s Anatomy.

Despite Izzie serving Alex with divorce papers tonight, Justin says to “never underestimate Katherine Heigl,” and “she’ll probably [be back]. I miss her immensely.”

So does that mean Alex and Izzie may somehow live on? “I think he’ll always have a soft spot for Izzie and he’s going to miss her very much. Who knows, anything’s possible.”

In the more immediate future, Alex and Lexie Grey have been having fun. “It’s a little physical [with Lexie]. It’s kind of a rebound,” Chambers says. “I hope Alex finds love.”

It just seems like whenever he does, he doesn’t know how to deal with it,” Justin says. “Alex married Izzie and said all those wonderful things and I don’t think you can just fall out of a relationship that easy. It’s a bit of a rebound, but she’s a cute girl,” he says.

“She’s a sweet girl… and blond now. So maybe there’s something there.”

This week, we got a look into Alex’s past, and Chambers said we’ll see more of this, or at least the soft side of him.

“He’s a marshmallow underneath it,” Justin says, certainly making us wonder. “He’s got a lot of bravado behind his mouth, but we’re starting to see a more sensitive side to him.”

Monday, April 5 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

When Susan Fassett is killed in a drive-by shooting, investigators immediately suspect her husband – a police officer. But when the victim’s infidelities are exposed, the twisted case nets more than one possible perpetrator.