June 2010

With the rumours swirling around Simon Cowell’s replacement on American Idol, Bret Michaels has emerged as one of the front-runners.

The rocker and reality star has voiced his interest in the judging gig, saying he would bring a unique personality to the talent show.

In a recent interview, Michaels said he is set to sit down for talks in LA regarding the role but that’s all it is at this stage.

Michaels said: “I’m not built exactly like Simon Cowell, but, at the same time, I respect what he did. But I would have to bring my own personality. I think if they have someone in there to try to imitate Simon, it would be a mistake; he’s an original.

“Bring Bret Michaels in to be original to who and what I am. Bring someone who can bring a little grit, true grit back to the show,”

“I love the fact that Simon gave me great kudos. He said that I would be a great judge. What he sees in me is the fact that I have lived this career from the basement up.”

The Rock of Love star rates his chances among the other contenders.

“They did a poll and I think it was Madonna, P Diddy, Howard Stern and myself, and I took 50% or 60% of the vote and that’s tremendous. I would love to be a judge on American Idol. I think I would bring a lot to the table.”

Source: Digital Spy


8:30pm – Monday, June 28 on CTV

As Election Day approaches, Dan (Fred Ewanuick) and Claire (Mary Ashton) struggle to express their feelings for each other while Dan’s election fortunes take a turn for the worse thanks to a surprise rival. When the votes are in, Dan is forced to make a choice that will affect him and the city of Wessex.

In a somewhat bizarre move, actress Susan Sarandon is planning a reality series about her ping pong club called SPiN.

The Oscar-winning actress has said she is planning to produce the series which would focus on the club’s players and the community that is forming there.

The clubs boast several players who are hoping to win places in the Olympic team.

“It won’t be Jersey Shore. It’s more of an episodic documentary. We’re trying to invent something you haven’t seen before that follows a bunch of people in this crazy little subculture,” Sarandon said.

“I’m not sure where we’re going to land in terms of our home because we want the tone of it to be funny and quite different than anything else that anybody’s seen before.”

The series is reportedly in the early stages of pre production.

Source: Digital Spy

Monday, June 28 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

Lightman and the team use cutting-edge science and virtual-reality technology to save the life of an Iraq war veteran and his family. In doing so, Lightman confronts unsettling truths about his own past.

Monday, June 28 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9:00pm MT) on Citytv

Romantic adventures await the final seven bachelors as they arrive in Istanbul, Turkey. But first, Chris Harrison delivers a shocking blow: Justin has a girlfriend at home, and one of the women who became friendly with Ali on Jake Pavelka’s edition of The Bachelor has brought the ugly truth to light. Ali takes matters into her own hands for one of the most dramatic confrontations of the season. Then, putting all the drama behind her, Ali meets her first handsome date in the heart of bustling Istanbul. Next, a group of bachelors join Ali for a date at the famed Rumeli Fortress. The night of the rose ceremony Ali stuns the guys by canceling the cocktail party. She knows which five men she wants to continue the journey, and reveals to them their next stop – Portugal.

8:00pm – Monday, June 28 on CTV

Millie (Nancy Robertson) is not happy about being nominated for an award and Joyce (Laura Soltis) gets a lesson on social skills from Taylor (David Ingram).

Good things come in small packages and The Comedy Network’s original series CANADIAN COMEDY SHORTS is no exception.

Providing a forum for comedic short films by Canada’s next comic stars, the six-part series premieres Sunday, July 11 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. It’s also available on-demand at thecomedynetwork.ca.

Long before YouTube was around, The Comedy Network showcased homegrown comedic shorts and underground cult hits with CANADIAN COMEDY SHORTS. Now in its 12th year, the series features a fresh batch of twisted minds including comics Katie Crown, Pat Thornton and Nathan Fielder. Mixing animation, stop-action, sketch and live-action shorts, the series continues to raise the bar and push boundaries.

This season, viewers are treated to “Holy War Dance Party”; “Birthdays and Other Traumas”; “The Woodsman: David Suzuki”; “Ron Sparks: Holiday Inn”; “The Racist Pink” and National Screen Institute award winners “My Name Is” and “Pickled Punk,” and many, many more!

Space gets naughty with Forbidden Science

Get ready to slip into something more comfortable. Summer heats up on SPACE with the premiere of sexy genre series FORBIDDEN SCIENCE, Friday, July 9 at 11:30 p.m. ET.

Part sci-fi, part noir and hotter than Princess Leia’s gold bikini, this 13-episode, half-hour 18A-rated series creates a unique and imaginative world where cloning and androids seem as plausible as the real life characters they interact with.

Human cloning just got a whole lot sexier. Set in the near future, FORBIDDEN SCIENCE follows the exploits of 4 Ever Innovations, an elite corporation whose young, brilliant and hotter than hell scientists, Dr. Philip Wise (Austin Ball) and Dr. Penny Serling (Noelle DuBois), download and sell memories helping clients to live out their greatest fantasies.

In the premiere episode, Bethany Montrose (Joanne Alderson), divorced and seeking a new life, goes to work for an old friend’s corporation, 4Ever Innovations. Working with scientists who perform advanced human cloning, Bethany’s first project involves a husband who wants to be reunited with his dead wife.

FORBIDDEN SCIENCE was created by Doug Brode (Van Helsing, Planet of the Apes, Harry Potter, Iron Man and JJ Abrams’ Star Trek) and produced by William Burke (CREEPY).  FORBIDDEN SCIENCE is Executive Produced by John Quinn (PASSION COVE, SIN CITY DIARIES.)


Weekdays – 7:30pm ET/PT on Global

ET Canada highlights all the scoops from the Daytime Emmy® Awards in Las Vegas on Monday, June 28. Also on Monday, Avril Lavigne sits down for an exclusive interview, and Nicolas Cage talks about his upcoming movie, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Then, Cage’s Canadian co-star Jay Baruchel weighs in on his experience shooting the film on Tuesday, June 29.

The complete list of winners and nominees from the 2010 Daytime Emmy Awards after the jump.

Outstanding Drama Series

‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ – WINNER

‘The Young and the Restless’

‘General Hospital’

‘All My Children’


Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment

‘Rachael Ray’

‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ – WINNER

‘Live With Regis and Kelly’


Outstanding Talk Show/Informative

‘Dr. Phil’

‘Dr. Oz’

‘The Doctors’  – WINNER


Outstanding Talk Show Host

Rachael Ray, ‘The Rachael Ray Show’

Bonnie Hunt, ‘The Bonnie Hunt Show’

Dr. Mehmet Oz, ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ – WINNER

Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa, ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’

Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Barbara Walters, ‘The View’


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Crystal Chappell, Olivia, ‘Guiding LIght’

Michelle Stafford, Phyllis, ‘Y&R’

Maura West, Carly, ‘As the World Turns’ – WINNER

Sarah Brown, Claudia, ‘GH’

Bobbie Eakes, Krystal, ‘AMC’


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Peter Bergman, Jack, ‘Y&R’

Jon Lindstrom, Craig, ‘ATWT’

Michael Park, Jack, ‘ATWT’ – WINNER

Doug Davidson, Paul, ‘Y&R’

James Scott, EJ, ‘Days of Our Lives’


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Beth Chamberlin, Beth, ‘GL’

Julie Pinson, Janet, ‘ATWT’ – WINNER

Carolyn Hennesy, Diane, ‘GH’

Arianne Zucker, Nicole, ‘DOOL’

Bree Williamson, Jessica, ‘One Life to Live’


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Billy Miller, Billy, ‘Y&R’ – WINNER

Bradford Anderson, Spinelli, ‘GH’

Jonathan Jackson, Lucky, ‘GH’

Ricky Paull Goldin, Jake, ‘AMC’

Brian Kerwin, Charlie, ‘OLTL’


Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team






Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team






Outstanding Culinary Program

‘America’s Test Kitchen’

‘Gourmet’s Adventure with Ruth’

‘Giada at Home’ – WINNER

‘Tyler’s Ultimate’


Outstanding Morning Program

‘Good Morning America’

‘Today’  – WINNER

‘CNN/American Morning’


Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Program

‘Wheel of Fortune’


‘Cash Cab’  – WINNER

‘The Price Is Right’

‘Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?’


Outstanding Game Show Host

Wayne Brady, ‘Let’s Make A Deal’

Pat Sajak, ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Alex Trebek, ‘Jeopardy’

Ben Bailey, ‘Cash Cab’  – WINNER

Carnie Wilson, ‘The Newlywed Game’


Outstanding Culinary/Lifestyle Host

Bobby Flay, ‘Grill It with Bobby Flay’

Ina Garten, ‘Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics’  – WINNER

Paula Deen, ‘Paula’s Best Dishes’

Martha Stewart, ‘The Martha Stewart Show’

Giada De Lauretiis, ‘Giada At Home’


Outstanding Younger Actor

Drew Tyler Bell, ‘B&B’  – WINNER

Drew Garrett, ‘GH’

Dylan Patton, ‘DOOL’

Scott Clifton, ‘OLTL’

Zack Conroy, ‘GL’


Outstanding Younger Actress

Christel Khalil, ‘Y&R’

Marnie Schulenburg, ‘ATWT’

Molly Burnett, ‘DOOL’

Shelley Hennig, ‘DOOL’

Julie Berman, ‘GH’  – WINNER