June 2010

10:00pm – Tuesday, June 29 on /A

Also airs at 11 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 10 p.m. on ACCESS

A New York mobster enlists the help of the FBI to recover a precious stolen Bible-a mission that tests Neal’s (Matthew Bomer) loyalties with the FBI.

9:00pm – Tuesday, June 29 on CTV

Played atop a tall building in the middle of a metropolitan landscape, the new larger-than-life game show DOWNFALL hosted by Chris Jericho, has contestants quickly answer a series of trivia questions against the clock. If they play the perfect game, they could leave with a million dollars in cash and prizes. But if not, they could just as easily see their hopes and dreams slip through their fingers and off the side of the building – literally.

Tuesday, June 29 at 9:00pm ET/PT (8:00pm CT, 10:00pm MT) on Citytv

Auditions shot on-location in theaters across the nation continue as Sharon Osbourne, Piers Morgan and Howie Mandel star as the celebrity judges in this top-rated summer series. Nick Cannon hosts this variety competition series which features a colorful array of hopeful future stars as they compete for a chance to win a $1 million prize and become the most talented act in America.

9:00pm – Tuesday, June 29 on /A

Also airs at 10 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 9 p.m. on ACCESS

Neal (Matthew Bomer) and Peter (Tim Dekay) infiltrate New York’s Fashion Week as they try to prevent an international criminal from selling sensitive data hidden in one of the runway dresses.

Larry King announces television exit

Talk show legend Larry King has officially announced he will be finishing up on Larry King Live after 25 years on television in order to spend more time with his family.

He released this statement a short time ago:

Before I start the show tonight, I want to share some personal news with you. 25 years ago, I sat across this table from New York Governor Mario Cuomo for the first broadcast of Larry King Live.

Now, decades later, I talked to the guys here at CNN and I told them I would like to end Larry King Live, the nightly show, this fall and CNN has graciously accepted, giving me more time for my wife and I to get to the kids’ little league games.

I’ll still be a part of the CNN family, hosting several Larry King specials on major national and international subjects.

I’m incredibly proud that we recently made the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest running show with the same host in the same time slot. With this chapter closing I’m looking forward to the future and what my next chapter will bring, but for now it’s time to hang up my nightly suspenders.


8:00pm – Tuesday, June 29 on CTV

A surprise is in line for Castle (Nathan Fillion) when Beckett (Stana Katic) hits it off with the handsome Robbery detective assigned to the case, Tom Demming (guest star Michael Trucco, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA). Now this romantic triangle must work together to solve the case.

Tuesday, June 29 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

Among the obstacles contestants face in their quest for the $50,000 prize are Fling Set, Trampoline Sweeper and Big Soccer Balls.

8:00pm – Tuesday, June 29 on /A

Also airs at 9 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 8 p.m. on ACCESS

Jerry (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) takes a case for a woman charged with drug possession, but the case stirs up a conflict between Jerry and Michelle’s (Melissa Sagemiller) new cop boyfriend. Also, Bobbi (Natalia Cigliuti) defends a client battling larceny charges and Charlie (Jonathan Scarfe) and Judge Farnsworth (John Michael Higgins) share an interesting dinner together.

Lord of the Rings actor Elijah Wood has signed on to feature in a new American remake of Australian TV series Wilfred.

The move marks the first feature role for Wood on television.

The series is written by Family Guy and American Dad scribe David Zuckerman who also serves as executive producer. He describes the series as a comedy “about a guy (Wood), the girl next door and a mixed-breed dog, Wilfred, who is part Labrador Retriever and part Russell Crowe on a bender.”

Joining Wood in the remake is Jason Gann who featured in the original series in Australia playing the titular character. Wood’s character is called Ryan.

Below is an extract from the original Australian series.

Source: THR

CTV has been recognized with more awards than not only any other Canadian broadcaster, but any broadcaster in the world at the 2010 Promax|BDA Awards Competition in Los Angeles.

The CTV Creative Agency was honoured with 88 medals recognizing excellence in promotion and design, which includes 54 Promax|BDA Promotion and Marketing Awards and 34 Promax|BDA Design Awards.

The CTV Creative Agency’s promotion and design for for the VANCOUVER 2010 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES was recognized with 36 awards.

Promax|BDA is the worldwide association of entertainment marketers, promoters and designers, representing more than 500 television stations and all major broadcast and cable networks from the U.S. as well as more than 3,000 individual members in 70 countries.

The association provides members with education, recognition and interaction through conferences, award competitions and publications as well as networking opportunities.

For the BDA Design portion of the awards, honouring the best in international television design, The CTV Creative Agency captured seven Gold Medals, nine Silver and 10 Bronze, including eight BDA World Gold awards representing the best in international television design and promotion. For Promax, which represents Promotion and Marketing, CTV garnered 14 Gold Medals, 16 Silver Medals and 11 Bronze Medals as well as 13 Promax World Gold Awards.

The CTV Creative Agency won 36 medals – including 13 Gold – for its work on the 2010 Winter Games, far surpassing the number of awards won by any other Games’ broadcasters. NBC was honoured with 14 awards, while Australia’s Nine network received five. The company’s integrated creative campaign, entitled Believe, received 13 medals, including the World Gold for “Live Event Campaign.”

“Congratulations to everyone at the CTV Creative Agency for picking up an impressive and well-deserved number of awards including 36 just for the VANCOUVER 2010 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES,” said Rick Lewchuk, Senior Vice-President, CTV Creative Agency and Brand Strategy. “These achievements represent the teams’ incredible level of productivity and creativity on a wide variety of projects.”