May 2010

Tuesday, May 26 at 10:00pm ET/PT (9:00pm CT, 8:00pm MT)***Season Finale*** on Citytv

Tensions run high for Sarah (Lauren Graham) and Amber (Mae Whitman) leading Sarah to meet with Mr. Cyr (guest star Jason Ritter) to discuss her complex daughter. Elsewhere, Crosby (Dax Shepard) must decide whether to move with his new family or stay with his old one. Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) tries to win his way back into Camille’s (Bonnie Bedelia) heart. Meanwhile, Julia (Erika Christensen) is forced to be on the Angel committee at Sydney’s (Savannah Paige Rae) school but is baffled when she has to take care of a single mom recovering from a breast augmentation.

10:00pm – Wednesday, May 26 on CTV

The CSIs follow escaped criminal Shane Casey’s (guest star Edward Furlong, (American History X) trail across Manhattan. Miles away from the mayhem, Danny (Carmine Giovinazzo) and Lindsay (Anna Belknap) are enjoying a long overdue vacation until Casey’s plans threaten to endanger both their lives.

Two young actors have been cast in MTV’s latest teen series, That Girl.

The first is one of Wisteria Lane’s familiar faces in Beau Mirchoff, who plays teen renegade Danny Bolen on Desperate Housewives.

The 21-year-old actor will take on the role of Matty, a high school heartthrob, in the new MTV pilot.

Playing one of his friends, Jackson, is Brett Davern who has previously had a stint on Cold Case.

The show is said to be based around a high school student who becomes uber-popular after she has an accident.

Source: Digital Spy

Wednesday, May 26 – 8pm ET/PT *Network Premiere* on Global

*Bruce Willis (Die Hard) Stars*

New York City detective John McClane delivers old-school justice to a new breed of terrorists when a massive computer attack on the U.S. infrastructure threatens to shut down the entire country over Independence Day weekend.

8:00pm – Wednesday, May 26 on CTV

On the second part of the two-night AMERICAN IDOL season finale, the Top 12 reunite on stage one last time. At the end of a two-hour music celebration, host Ryan Seacrest will reveal the next AMERICAN IDOL.

The latest word from Entertainment Weekly is that Julia Stiles is close to landing a role on Dexter for next season.

It has been confirmed that the actress is in advanced talks with the shows execs in relation to a role on the hit series.

The exact details of the proposed role are not out yet but whatever it is it will be a major part of the series.

If she lands the role, it will be Stiles first major foray into television.

Source: EW

 

English Teen drama Skins is heading for the big screen with plans for a movie well underway.

Producers of the E4 series have confirmed they will be taking the series to cinemas with a movie set to be released in September 2011.

The movie will feature a selection of characters from the first four seasons as well as introducing new faces into the mix.

Steve Christian, executive producer of the movie, believes the series is a perfect fit for the big screen but knows they still have a challenge on their hands.

He said: “The biggest critics of Skins are the Skins fans so it’s going to be a big challenge. The programme has this incredible fanbase despite all the characters changing.”

“Turning TV shows into films doesn’t happen so much these days, probably because there’s not the material out there.But what we don’t want to do is to make a 90 minute episode of Skins. It would be a complete disaster.”

Source: Guardian

 

 

Dianne Keaton has signed on to star in a new comedy pilot for HBO which centres on a famous entertainment blogger.

The project, which is called Tilda, is a half-hour comedy series which looks at the life of a powerful entertainment blogger, which is rumoured to be base don real life journalist Nikki Finke of the website Deadline Hollywood.

Keaton will play the title character and is equally impressive is the fact that she will be joined by Juno star Ellen Page in the pilot.

Canadian Page has signed on to play Tilda’s morally conflicted journalistic protégé.

The pilot is looking like it will be directed by Dreamgirls and Twilight: Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon, who is also attached as executive producer.

The pilot will begin shooting in New York in June this year.

Source: TV Squad

 

CTV took centre stage last night as AMERICAN IDOL and DANCING WITH THE STARS became the #1 and #2 programs Tuesday in Canada.

An average audience of 2.9 million viewers watched Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze battle it out for IDOL votes at 8 p.m. on CTV, up 22% compared to last year’s show-down. The episode peaked with 3.7 million viewers as Simon Cowell gave his final critique on the show.

Then, with an incredible reach of 7.5 million viewers, the two-hour live finale of DANCING WITH THE STARS saw an average audience of 2.5 million watch Nicole Scherzinger and partner Derek Hough claim the coveted Mirror Ball trophy. DANCING WITH THE STARS won the 9-10 p.m. hour against GLEE (Global/FOX, 1.9 million) by 29% and was the most-watched program of the night in Toronto with 650,000 viewers.

Primetime on CTV averaged 2.5 million viewers from 8-11 p.m., an advantage of 43% over Global’s lineup of NCIS, GLEE and THE GOOD WIFE.

Tomorrow night, Canada’s #1 summer series SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE returns with a two-hour season premiere at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times.)

 

CTV ended the long weekend with a bang when more than two million viewers watched the network Monday in prime-time on a competitive night.

At 9 and 9:30 p.m. the season finales of TWO AND A HALF MEN and THE BIG BANG THEORY were the Top 2 series of the night, delivering 2.36 million and 2.33 million viewers, respectively.

The comedy hour delivered another strong audience for the season finale of CSI: MIAMI at 10 p.m. with another 2.3 million viewers on CTV.

The TWO AND A HALF MEN and THE BIG BANG THEORY season finales are available now on demand at CTV.ca.

Earlier at 8 p.m., the first part of the two-night finale of DANCING WITH THE STARS delivered 2 million viewers against the series finale of 24 (Global/FOX, 1.37 million).

Season finales continue on CTV tonight with the two-hour blockbuster climax of AMERICAN IDOL at 8 p.m. ET followed CSI: NEW YORK at 10 p.m. ET.