June 2010

8:00pm – Tuesday, June 1 on /A

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

In the Season 2 premiere, Jerry (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) defends a man charged with permitting a relative to sell drugs out of his barbershop. Meanwhile, Roz (Gloria Reuben) begins working on active cases again and Bobbi’s (Natalia Cigliuti) divorce proceedings begin.

Tuesday, June 1 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9:00pm MT) ***2 Hour Season Premiere*** on Citytv

A talent search open to acts of all ages, America’s Got Talent brings the variety format back to the forefront by showcasing performers from across the country. The series features a colourful array of hopeful stars, including singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians and ventriloquists, all vying for their chance to perform on stage hoping to win the $1 million prize. Nick Cannon hosts and celebrity judges Sharon Osbourne, Piers Morgan and Canadian funny man Howie Mandel bring a dynamic and entertaining perspective to the judging panel in an effort to help contestants take their talents to the next level. The season kicks off with coverage of the star-making and sometimes heart-breaking auditions from Los Angeles. Don’t miss a second of the excitement!

Heroes creator Tim Kring is still holding onto hope that a final Heroes mini-series of movie will be given the green light.

Kring detailed his plans for wrapping up the recently cancelled series in an interview with TV Guide.

“There will be a huge cultural and social change in the world,” Kring said. “Some [of our characters] will be hiding, some struggling, some basking in the glory.”

He is confident he can bring together the entire cast of the series should a conclusion be given the nod by NBC.

“I’ve spoken with everyone,” Kring said. “They’re all eager to participate.”

NBC have yet to comment n the plans but word is Kring and the network will sit down and nut out the possibilities of a finish to the series.

Source: TV Squad

New seasons of HBO’s hit comedy series Hung and Entourage join this summer’s must-see Sunday night line-up alongside True Blood on HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) and Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada).

Ray Drecker’s side business is on the rise in the second season of Hung, premiering at 10 p.m. on Sunday June 27, followed by the season 7 premiere of Entourage at 10:30 p.m.

From creators Colette Burson and Dmitry Lipkin (The Riches), the second season of HBO’s half-hour comedy Hung returns to the still recession-plagued suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. As a way of survival, divorced teacher/coach Ray Drecker (Thomas Jane) continues his unorthodox efforts to generate extra cash by selling his services as a romantic companion to lonely women.

At the end of the first season, Ray and his unlikely pimp, Tanya Skagle (Jane Adams), watched their entrepreneurial venture grow a new head after slick “life coach” Lenore Bernard (Rebecca Creskoff) talked Ray into making her a co-pimp.

While Lenore continues to push a debonair version of hooker Ray on her upscale clients, Tanya looks to prove, to both Ray and herself, that she has the “right stuff” when it comes to being a successful, and far more ethical, pimp. To complicate matters, Ray’s ex-wife, Jessica Haxon (Anne Heche), already filled with doubts about her marriage is reeling from her no-show gigolo that Lenore set up at the end of last season.

Hollywood’s favourite insider crew returns when the seventh season of Entourage premieres on HBO Canada. Executive produced by Mark Wahlberg and created by Doug Ellin, HBO’s hit half-hour comedy series follows the day-to-day life of young Hollywood star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), and the three buddies he brought along from their hometown in Queens, New York.

At the start of the new season, following an accident during the filming of his latest action flick, Vincent develops a new lease on life that makes him even more difficult to manage for Eric (Kevin Connolly), Vince’s manager and lifelong friend.

Meanwhile, his agent Ari Gold (Golden Globe® and three-time Emmy®-winner Jeremy Piven) now heads an entertainment-agency behemoth, and half-brother/actor Drama (Kevin Dillon) and Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) must decide which steps to take to map out their own futures. Returning this season as series regulars are Eric’s co-worker Scott Lavin (Scott Caan) and Eric’s new fiancé Sloan (Emmanuelle Chriqui).

 

Building on exceptional year over year growth, CTV.ca has marked new highs in online video viewership in the 2009/2010 broadcast year.

Overall, CTV.ca has served up more than 138.7 million video views, up 55.5% over last season.

Once again, CTV.ca sees more video viewers than any other Canadian broadcaster.

Online ratings winners this season include THE AMAZING RACE with 54% more streams than last season, GREY’S ANATOMY with 33.3%, and the final season of LOST, which saw a 53% increase year over year.**

“Last year, this summer, and always, CTV.ca has the best shows from the television schedule in the Video Player, supported by an interactive and increasingly community focused interface,” said Alon Marcovici, Vice-President of Digital Media, CTV Inc. “By extending the broadcast experience, adding layers and depth to the user interface, CTV.ca has built a strong and growing online audience.”

CTV.ca contains a wealth of full-length video, ranging from hit primetime fare such as THE MENTALIST, AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, DAN FOR MAYOR, HICCUPS and THE BRIDGE, to late-night programming like THE COLBERT REPORT and THE DAILY SHOW. Plus, fans can catch up on informative and entertaining daytime shows like DR. OZ, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, and ALL MY CHILDREN. In total, more than 14,000 hours of on-demand content is available on the CTV Video Player.

Other video highlights from the 2009-2010 season include the live and on demand streaming of key Canadian cultural and humanitarian events, for example: WE DAY Vancouver and Toronto; select conversations from the 2009 VANCOUVER PEACE SUMMIT: Dialogues with Nobel Laureates with His Holiness The Dalai Lama; THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE award ceremony; and the CANADA FOR HAITI benefit telethon.

CTVglobemedia delivers more online video than all competitors combined, and three times more than its closest competitor.*

 

With the 2009/2010 television season now complete, CTV has once again won the season in total viewers and the key advertising demos A25-54, A18-49 and A18-34, it was revealed today.

Based on data from BBM Canada through Sunday, May 30, CTV is also Canada’s most-watched network in total viewers and A25-54 for the ninth straight year.

Demonstrating CTV’s strength across the schedule and throughout the week, the network finishes the season with more timeslot wins than all other Canadian networks combined, winning 17 out of 21 timeslots in core primetime (8-11 p.m.) in total viewers and 16 out of 21 for A25-54 and A18-49. As a result, CTV wins six out of seven nights of the week in 2+ and the two key selling demos, delivering 1.6 million viewers on average in prime, a lead of 65% compared to Global (971,000).

With a new audience measurement system making year-over-year growth comparisons misleading, the context of Canada’s Top 20 programs provides a more accurate accounting of the past year in Canadian broadcasting. Statistically tied for #1 on the Top 20 list of Canada’s most-watched programs are GREY’S ANATOMY and SURVIVOR, separated by a margin of just 1% or 30,000 viewers. A closer look at Canada’s Top 20 reveals CTV depth in all genres, including:

Four of the Top 5 dramas: GREY’S ANATOMY (#2), CRIMINAL MINDS (#3), CSI: NEW YORK (#8), and THE MENTALIST (#9)

Four of the Top 5 reality series: AMERICAN IDOL (#4 & #5), THE AMAZING RACE (#6), and DANCING WITH THE STARS (#11)

The Top 2 comedies: THE BIG BANG THEORY (#12) and TWO AND A HALF MEN (#16).

 

Top-Ranked Regularly Scheduled Programs in Canada, 09/10 Broadcast Year (2+)

1.         SURVIVOR: SAMOA & HEROES VS. VILLAINS (Global) – 2,929,000

2.         GREY’S ANATOMY (CTV) – 2,899,000

3.         CRIMINAL MINDS (CTV) – 2,807,000

4.         AMERICAN IDOL – PERFORMANCE (CTV) – 2,789,000

5.         AMERICAN IDOL – RESULTS (CTV) – 2,686,000

6.         THE AMAZING RACE 15 & 16 (CTV) – 2,529,000

7.         HOUSE (Global) – 2,493,000

8.         CSI: NEW YORK (CTV) – 2,349,000

9.         THE MENTALIST (CTV) – 2,279,000

10.       NCIS (Global) – 2,201,000

11.       DANCING WITH THE STARS PERFORMANCE (CTV) – 2,172,000

12.       THE BIG BANG THEORY (CTV) – 2,169,000

13.       CSI: MIAMI (CTV) – 2,125,000

14.       DANCING WITH THE STARS RESULTS (CTV) – 2,092,000

15.       CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CTV) – 2,084,000

16.       TWO AND A HALF MEN (CTV) – 2,032,000

17.       DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (CTV) – 1,933,000

18.       LIE TO ME (Global) – 1,811,000

19.       HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA (CBC) – 1,798,000

20.       NCIS: LOS ANGELES (Global) – 1,768,000

Meanwhile, CTV’s leadership in Canadian programming remains unparalleled, ending the season with:

·        the most-watched Canadian drama, FLASHPOINT (1.5 million viewers);

·        the #1 new Canadian drama, THE BRIDGE (1 million viewers);

·        the #1 new comedy programs (Canadian or American) of the year, HICCUPS (972,000) and          DAN FOR MAYOR (913,000);

·        the #1 Canadian entertainment program, ETALK (467,000 viewers, leading ET CANADA by            15%);

·        the #1 local newscast, CTV EVENING NEWS (1.6 million viewers);

·        and the #1 national newscast, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON (1.23 million          viewers, leading GLOBAL NATIONAL by 20%).

 

Barbara Williams, Executive Vice-President, Content, Canwest Broadcasting officially unveiled Global’s 2010-2011 Primetime Schedule at Yorkville’s Hazelton Hotel this afternoon.

“Global is heading into the new season with our most powerful schedule in years,” said Williams. “With 16 primetime returning series – including the #1 program on television and the #1 new hit of the year – plus the fall’s most talked-about new shows, Global is Canada’s home of the new hits.”

Headlining Global’s lineup of new acquisitions is the most buzz-worthy series of the year, the long-awaited reboot of the iconic hit HAWAII FIVE-O, already dubbed THE new show of the fall by Entertainment Weekly. Hawaii Five-O stars sexy up-and-comer Alex O’Loughlin (“The Shield”) who takes on the memorable role of Detective Steve McGarrett, and Scott Caan (“Oceans 11”) who stars as Detective Daniel “Danno” Williams.

Also joining Global’s Monday lineup is the sizzling new drama LONESTAR. From the creators of Party of Five and director Marc Webb (“500 Days of Summer”), the series is set against the backdrop of big Texas oil. Starring character actor Jon Voight and TV’s hottest newcomer James Wolk as a charismatic con artist entangled in a web from which he can’t break free.

Global will add two new programs to Thursday nights this fall. The first is a comedy following an American who is transferred to supervise a novelty company’s new call centre in India. OUTSOURCED stars fresh-faced funny-man Ben Rappaport and centres around the hilarious culture clash between the Midwest and the East.

Also joining the Thursday schedule is LOVE BITES, an anthology series from Cindy Chupack, the Emmy® Award-winning writer-producer of Sex and the City and the production company behind box office hits Love Actually and Bridget Jones’s Diary. Featuring three loosely connected stories of love, sex, marriage and dating each week, Love Bites stars Becki Newton (“Ugly Betty”), Jordana Spiro (“My Boys”) and Greg Grunberg (“Heroes”) with special guest star Jennifer Love Hewitt (“The Ghost Whisperer”).

Friday nights this fall, Global will introduce its highly-anticipated, bold new Original Canadian drama series SHATTERED, starring acclaimed actor Callum Keith Rennie (“Californication,” “24”) as an unconventional homicide detective harbouring the secret of his battle with Multiple Personality Disorder.

Also on Fridays, TV legend and Emmy Award winner Jimmy Smits (“NYPD Blue,” “The West Wing”) returns to the screen in OUTLAW, a new legal drama from Conan O’Brien’s production company. The series follows a Supreme Court judge (Smits) who abruptly quits his high-level position to return to private practice, and use his inside knowledge of the justice system to take- on today’s biggest legal cases.

For mid-season, Global has acquired RIDE-ALONG, a smart and gritty police drama starring Jennifer Beals (“The L Word,” “Lie To Me”) as Teresa Colvin, the newly appointed Chicago Chief of Police. Determined to implement changes before city politics clog her office, Colvin learns her difficult choices have made her powerful enemies. When a murder investigation yields certain evidence pointing straight to a dirty politician, Colvin is intent on bringing him to justice and cleaning up Chicago along the way.

Returning hits include House, Glee, NCIS: LA, The Good Wife, Survivor, NCIS, Lie To Me, Bones, The Office, 90210, The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show, Family Guy, American Dad, Brothers & Sisters, 16:9 and The Celebrity Apprentice.

 

 

 

GLOBAL’S FALL 2010 PRIMETIME DAY-AT-A-GLANCE

(All times ET and subject to change. New programs in CAPS.)

Monday

7pm                  Entertainment Tonight

7:30pm             Entertainment Tonight Canada

8pm                  House (Season 7)

9pm                  LONESTAR (1 hour; drama)

10pm                HAWAII FIVE-O (1 hour; drama)

 

Tuesday

7pm                  Entertainment Tonight

7:30pm             Entertainment Tonight Canada

8pm                  Glee (Season 2)

9pm                  NCIS: Los Angeles (Season 2)

10pm                The Good Wife (Season 2)

 

Wednesday

7pm                  Entertainment Tonight

7:30pm             Entertainment Tonight Canada

8pm                  Survivor: Nicaragua (Season 21)

9pm                  NCIS (Season 8)

10pm                Lie To Me (Season 3)

 

Thursday

7pm                  Entertainment Tonight

7:30pm             Entertainment Tonight Canada

8pm                  Bones (Season 6)

9pm                  The Office (Season 7)

9:30pm             OUTSOURCED (30 min; comedy)

10pm                LOVE BITES (1 hour; comedy)

 

Friday

7pm                  Entertainment Tonight

7:30pm             Entertainment Tonight Canada

8pm                  90210 (Season 3)

9pm                  SHATTERED (1 hour; drama)

10pm                OUTLAW (1 hour; drama)

 

Saturday

7-9pm               Saturday Night Movie #1

9-11pm             Saturday Night Movie #2

 

Sunday

6:30pm             16:9 (Season 3)

7pm                  Ice Pilots: NWT (Season 1)

8pm                  The Simpsons (Season 22)

8:30pm             The Cleveland Show (Season 2)

9pm                  Family Guy (Season 9)

9:30pm             American Dad (Season 7)

10pm                Brothers & Sisters (Season 5)

Mid-season changes to the schedule will include Ride-Along Mondays at 9pm ET/PT, NCIS moving to Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT, Glee sliding in behind Survivor Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT, plus a new season of The Celebrity Apprentice Sunday nights at 9pm ET/PT.

Viewers can also catch up on all their favourite new and returning primetime shows at www.GlobalTV.com. Every Global series (with the exception of The Simpsons – d’oh!) will be available for streaming following its on-air broadcast.

 

Tonight on Glee…

The hit series continues at 9pm on Global.

 

 

Tuesday, June 1 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on Bravo!

Bravo! is proud to present the Canadian television premiere of ONE NIGHT ONLY: ROD STEWART LIVE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL. From Every Picture Tells A Story to Great American Songbook, the legendary rocker/crooner with the renowned raspy voice treats the audience to a performance of a lifetime.

Accompanied by a 60-piece orchestra, Stewart performs classic hits including “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?” “Hot Legs,” “Stay With Me,” Maggie May,” “Reason To Believe,” “Some Guys Have All The Luck,” “Sailing,” and more. Special guests include Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders), Jeff Beck, and Ronnie Wood.

Monday, May 31 at 10:00pm ET/PT (9:00pm CT, 8:00pm MT) ***Season Premiere*** on Citytv

Vegas, baby! Executive producers Tyra Banks and Ashton Kutcher hit Sin City in this fun reality romp to find True Beauty. Five gorgeous gals and five handsome guys undergo a series of challenges to decide who is truly the most beautiful. But there’s a twist: while the contestants think they are being judged solely on their outer appearances, competing to be the next “Face of Vegas,” they are actually being evaluated on their inner beauty. The judges will observe and critique the contestants’ behavior and eliminate one person each week. Only after elimination is the truth about the show revealed and the ousted contestant is shown a video montage of their “ugly” behavior as captured by a hidden camera. At the end, a winner will be declared – someone who is truly beautiful inside and out. Judges include: Vanessa Minnillo, Beth Ostrosky Stern, and Carson Kressley.