May 2010

8:00pm – Monday, May 3 on /A

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

Six couples continue their fancy footwork on a 90-minute performance episode.

8:00pm – Monday, May 3 on CTV

A seemingly perfect jewelry heist ends in murder and when crime scene evidence is stolen from the lab, Delko (Adam Rodriguez) returns to find the culprit.

Monday, May 3 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9:00pm MT) on Citytv

When Ted (Josh Radnor) and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) jeopardize Robin’s (Cobie Smulders) new relationship by professing their love for her, Robin realizes that she is finally over them. Meanwhile, after spending a weekend sleeping in twin beds, Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) decide to get twin beds at home.

Monday, May 3 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

*Eva Amurri (Californication) Guest Stars*

“The Choice”

The team takes on the case of an ailing groom-to-be who harbours undisclosed secrets from a previous relationship. As his fianc�e (guest star Eva Amurri) tries to get the answers to her many questions, a frustrated team winnows down the possibilities. Then, House spends extra-curricular time with his Princeton Plainsboro colleagues, performing a karaoke rendition of a Gladys Night & The Pips classic with Foreman and Chase.

Time to fist pump! MTV and Universal Republic Records will give music fans the ultimate summer playlist when the Jersey Shore Soundtrack is released on Tuesday, July 20th.

Inspired by the breakout hit series, the album will include original tracks from some of today’s hottest artists. The first single off the album is “I Like It” from Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull. Other artists featured on the soundtrack are, Lil Jon, LMFAO, Taio Cruz and Akon.

For Jersey Shore enthusiasts, a deluxe edition of the soundtrack will also be available for purchase on the same day. Fans that opt for the deluxe will receive the standard album and a bonus CD featuring music inspired by Season One, including the show’s theme song, “Get Crazy” by LMFAO.

“MTV is excited to join forces with Universal Republic Records to bring The Jersey Shore Soundtrack to the show’s fans,” said Amy Doyle, EVP of Music & Talent Programming Strategy, MTV Brands. “From the clubs to the gym, there is going to be a lot of fist pumping and booty shaking going on this summer and that’s just at my house.”

“We’re thrilled to be partners with MTV, and on board with Snooki, Pauly D, The Situation, and the entire Jersey Shore crew,” stated Monte Lipman, President & CEO of Universal Republic Records. “Graduating from Montclair High School in New Jersey and spending many summers at Seaside Heights, has prepared me for this historical moment in my career.”

Fans can go to iTunes to purchase “I Like It” starting May 25th. Stay tuned for more info on the album and exclusive promotional contests coming this summer! “Jersey Shore” Season 2 will premiere on Thursday, July 29th at 10pm ET/PT. “Jersey Shore The Complete First Season UNCENSORED” DVD will also be available in stores nationwide on Tuesday, July 20th.

Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore has signed an exclusive deal with Sony Picture TV.

Moore, who was the brains behind the cult classic as well as its spin-off Caprica, is locked down for two years in the deal which will see him creating projects for both cable and broadcast.

His production company, Tall Ships Productions, will be involved in the future projects for the studio.

Moore is coming off a three-year deal with NBC Universal’s Universal media Studios, which is the home of Battlestar and Caprica.

The 45-year-old will join Smallville creators Al Gough And Miles Millar who both signed two-year deals recently at Sony.

Source: TV Squad

US series Justified has been renewed by its network FX.

The drama which stars Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens has been granted a second season following the success of the first.

13 episodes have been ordered by FX, with President John Landgraf excited about the prospect, saying: “We are very excited about the tremendous, widespread acclaim that Justified has received from both audiences and television critics.

 “Graham Yost, Tim Olyphant, Elmore Leonard and their talented partners have crafted a uniquely ambitious and entertaining series which is everything we aspired to when we developed the show.”

The show debuted strongly and averaged 3.4 million total viewers in its first run.

“I’m just thrilled, and I’m looking forward to chronicling the future adventures of Raylan Givens,” said the show’s creator Graham Yost.  “To work with an actor like Tim, who was born to play this role, has been a wonderful experience.”

Justified screens on Super Channel in Canada.

Source: THR

New York Police have not ruled out the possibility of the failed Times Square car bomb being linked to the controversial Prophet Muhammad episode of South Park.

Although there have been no connections established as yet, the NYPD are investigating whether the bomb that failed to detonate in an SUV parked in Times Square near the Viacom building (who owns MTV) was linked to the Islamic extremist group based in Queens.

The episode in question, which portrayed the Prophet Muhammad disguised in fluffy bear suit, was attacked after it aired in the US with a threat posted on the website RevolutionMuslim.com which warned creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

The threat warned the pair that what they were doing “is stupid and they will probably end up like Theo van Gogh for airing this show.”

“This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them.”

In mentioning Theo van Gogh, the Dutch filmmaker who was murdered following a documentary he made exploring violence towards Muslim women, the threat on their lives is apparent.

The website has denied any part in the bomb scare.

Source: TV Squad

Lost creator J.J. Abrams new project Undercovers has been picked up by American network NBC.

The pilot, co-written, produced and directed by Abrams, stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Boris Kodjoe as an ex-CIA couple who are reactivated after years in retirement.

“We have tremendous confidence in this promising series and feel this is a great way to kick off our upcoming Upfront development announcements,” said Jeff Gaspin, Chairman, NBC Universal Television Entertainment. “J.J. has delivered another signature series along with our partners at Warner Bros and we couldn’t be happier.”

Josh Reims, from Brothers and Sisters fame, co-writes alongside Abrams with Bryan Burk (Fringe, Lost, Alias) exec producing.

“Having J.J. on our creative team is a great reason for celebration,” said NBC primetime president Angela Bromstad. “In ‘Undercovers,’ J.J. and Josh have found a breakout couple that is rich in character and brimming with romance and action. We feel he’s found the perfect cast.”

Source: THR

UR music, UR bands, UR FAVE. MuchMusic is putting fans in the drivers seat with the UR FAVE Awards for this year’s MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS, going down on Sunday, June 20 at 9 p.m. ET. Not only do the fans get to choose who ultimately takes home the hardware, but also who deserves a nod for three separate categories.

Fans can get linked in and be a part of music history by logging on now to muchmusic.com and voting for the UR FAVE wildcard nominees. Voting for the wildcard nominees closes on May 17 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

The MMVAs UR FAVE Awards include the following categories: UR FAVE New Artist/Group, UR FAVE Video, and UR FAVE International Video.

To up the ante even further, muchmusic.com also provides the highest degree of participation with a slew of ways to heighten the MMVAs experience. Fans are able to watch all of the nominee videos, read band bios, get the most up to date info on performers, presenters, nominees, and much more.

The full lists of UR FAVE nominees for the 2010 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS will be released on May 18.

Already selected 2010 UR FAVE Nominees are:

UR FAVE Video
Drake f. Kanye West, Lil’ Wayne & Eminem/ “Forever”
Hedley/ “Perfect”
Justin Bieber f. Ludacris/ “Baby”
Marianas Trench/ “Celebrity Status”

WILDCARD CHOICES are:
Avril Lavigne/ “Alice”
Billy Talent/ “Saint Veronika”
Down With Webster/ “Rich Girl$”
K’Naan/ ”Wavin’ Flag”
Stereos f. Jhevon Paris/ ”Throw Ya Hands Up”

UR FAVE International Video
Adam Lambert/ “Whataya Want From Me”
Ke$ha/ “TiK ToK”
Lady Gaga f. Beyonce/ “Telephone”
Miley Cyrus/ “Party In The U.S.A”

WILDCARD CHOICES are:
Jason Derülo/ “Whatcha Say”
Rihanna f. Young Jeezy/ “Hard”
Taylor Swift/ “You Belong With Me”
The Black Eyed Peas/ “I Gotta Feeling”
Timbaland f. Katy Perry/ “If We Ever Meet Again”

UR FAVE New Artist/Group
Down With Webster/ “Rich Girl$”
Drake f. Kanye West, Lil’ Wayne & Eminem/ “Forever”
Justin Bieber f. Ludacris/ “Baby”
Stereos/ “Summer Girl”

WILDCARD CHOICES are:
Arkells/ “Pullin’ Punches”
Carly Rae Jepsen/ “Bucket”
Deadmau5 f. Rob Swire/ “Ghosts ‘N’ Stuff”
Die Mannequin/ “Bad Medicine”
Melanie Fiona/ “Give It To Me Right”