August 2010

8:00pm – Wednesday, August 4 on CTV

The Top 4 competitors dance their hearts out live from L.A .as they vie for a spot in the finale.

Wednesday, August 4 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

In this episode, the Power of Veto competition takes place.

Jeff Goldblum is understood to be exiting Law & Order: Criminal Intent, according to reports from Variety.

The actor is said to be leaving the show due to the uncertainties over the show’s future.

With its ninth season wrapping recently, a tenth is still yet to be confirmed and it is believed Goldblum is leaving indefinitely.

Goldblum’s character, Detective Zach Nicols, was boosted to the lead role following the departure of Vincent D’Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe and Eric Bogosian last year.

Source: Digital Spy

 

Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody has sold a new pilot to American network Fox.

Cody, who rose to fame after penning to script for hit comedy film Juno, has written a pilot for a new comedy series entitled The Breadwinner.

It is understood that Fox has bought her latest project under a deal which means the network must pay out if the pilot does not go to air.

Warner Bros. is producing the series while Cody will serve as executive producer.

Source: Digital Spy

 

MTV is launching a show based around Heidi Montag’s drastic change of appearance due to plastic surgery and the way media can influence the way we perceive beauty.

The series, entitled Heidi’s Face, will aim to educate viewers into the ways in which the media manipulates images and therefore give people unrealistic ideas of beauty.

Executive producer Lisa Stokoe said: “The results of the initiative surprised us all and truly highlight the need to educate young people about what really goes on behind the scenes to achieve the images of perfection presented in today’s media.”

The series will transform its male presenter into a woman using digital technology in order to highlight the fact that the audience can be tricked into believing something is real when it is not.

Stokoe said: “We wanted to demonstrate the influence of digital retouching technology and the final result certainly proves that even the most extreme changes can be achieved in just a matter of clicks! The stunt will support our in-house show Heidi’s Face and will indicate – in a fun, comical way – how unrealistic and unattainable these ideals of perfection are.”

Source: Digital Spy

 

A vampire, a werewolf and a ghost move into a house together. No, this is not a set up to a punchline.

It’s the premise of BEING HUMAN, one of sci-fi’s most critically acclaimed series, and premiering in Canada on Monday, Aug. 23 at 9 p.m. ET, only on SPACE.

Beginning with two, back-to-back episodes, SPACE viewers get a crash course on the dark British drama with daily airings from Monday to Friday at 9 p.m. SPACE then reboots the entire season with weekly airings starting Thursday, Sept. 16 at 10 p.m. ET, followed immediately each week by SPACE’s flagship genre news and entertainment program, INNERSPACE.

SPACE premieres the eight-episode second season of BEING HUMAN, Thursday, Oct. 28 at 10 p.m. ET. Viewers hooked on escaping the ordinary can plug into spacecast.com for BEING HUMAN episodes and webisodes on demand.

As Canada braces for the next supernatural phenomenon, US and UK viewers are already under its spell. In the UK, Season 1 of BEING HUMAN achieved consistently high ratings on BBC’s digital channel BBC Three, averaging 726,433 viewers. In the US, BEING HUMAN well outperformed the BBC America 3rd Quarter primetime average being seen in 316,000 households, 145% more than the 3Q average, by 419,000 total viewers.

Canada, meet BEING HUMAN.

A smart and sexy, six-part, one-hour drama, BEING HUMAN follows the lives of three, twenty-somethings living double lives in Bristol as a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost. The series follows the trio as they do their best to live normal lives despite their strange and dark secrets. But with unwelcome intruders and rumblings about an impending revolution from the vampire underworld, the only thing they may be able to rely on in their heightened world is each other.

Meet George:

Russell Tovey plays the lovable George who battles with a double identity as a mild-mannered and geeky hospital porter who once a month, transforms into a flesh-hungry, predatory werewolf.

Meet Mitchell:

Aidan Turner plays the good-looking and laid-back Mitchell who, in contrast to George, has the gift of the gab and an easy confidence with the ladies. He is also a blood-sucking vampire struggling with going cold-turkey from the blood he craves.

Meet Annie:

Completing the flat-share trio is Annie, played by Lenora Crichlow. Annie is a talkative ghost who lacks self-confidence and is desperate for company. Annie is still pining after her fiancé, whom she was due to marry before the fatal accident that left her with her ghostly affliction. He also happens to be the landlord of their flat.

In the premiere episode, the three unlikely housemates discover the difficulties of living in the human world. Vampire Mitchell struggles to repress his desire for blood, ghost Annie is confronted by another ghost from her past and werewolf George looks for a place he can undergo his transformation in safety. At first glance things seem to be positive and ‘normal’, but it’s not long before their supernatural conditions catch up with them.

In Episode 2, George is shocked when he meets another werewolf, Tully (Dean Lennox Kelly, Shameless). Tully is the opposite of George as he’s perfectly content being a werewolf. He wants to teach George how to enjoy himself, but George just can’t accept what he’s become and is disgusted by Tully’s attitude. Against George’s wishes, Mitchell invites Tully to stay at the house but he soon becomes the housemate from hell.

The third season of BEING HUMAN as well as the premiere season of a US adaptation of the series, also titled BEING HUMAN, will premiere on SPACE in 2011.

Sea life in a whole new way! Only Discovery World HD and IMAX® can take viewers to the bottom of the deepest seas to experience a spellbinding underwater world that few have ever seen.

Touch giant turtles, escape man-eating sharks and discover astonishing creatures that could inspire science fiction, such as the unusual rainbow nudibranch sea slug.

Premiering exclusively on the all-new Discovery World HD on Saturday, September 4 at 8 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, IMAX: UNDER THE SEA offers an inspirational exploration of magical underwater wonders like Indonesia’s famed Coral Triangle.

Then one week later, on Saturday, September 11 at 8 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, return to Discovery World HD for the exclusive premiere of IMAX: DEEP SEA, for a rare glimpse of a wolf eel crushing and eating prickly sea urchins (spines and all!).

Filmed with the incomparable scope and clarity of high-definition and IMAX technology, Discovery World HD offers an intimate look into an underwater world few people have ever seen.  Some predatory, some symbiotic, sometimes exquisitely beautiful and sometimes treacherous – yet all ultimately dependent upon one another for survival – meet the colourful cast of characters featured in these two enchanting specials living out their lives in a variety of unique and often humorous relationships.

 

IMAX: UNDER THE SEA

Saturday, September 4 at 8 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

From award-winning documentary filmmaker Howard Hall and the production team behind IMAX film favourites DEEP SEA and INTO THE DEEP, comes this dynamic new underwater adventure that explores the impact of global climate change on the oceanic wilderness. Narrated by award-winning Canadian actor Jim Carrey, IMAX: UNDER THE SEA takes viewers from the waters of Southern Australia and the Great Barrier Reef to Papua New Guinea and Indonesia’s famed Coral Triangle for face-to-face encounters with some of the most mysterious and stunning creatures of the sea. Discover the habits and habitats of great white sharks, flamboyant cuttlefish, leafy sea dragons and playful Australian sea lions as they play out the dramas of their lives amidst vast coral formations that rise from the ocean floor.

 

IMAX: DEEP SEA

Saturday, September 11 at 8 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

From the mantis shrimp who engages in a one-on-one, matador-like challenge with a threatening octopus, to the green sea turtle who allows schools of fish aestheticians to clean its shell of unwanted algae, IMAX: DEEP SEA  focuses on the unusual and often surprising alliances struck between some of the world’s most exotic creatures. Produced by the legendary Howard Hall and narrated by multiple Academy Award® nominees Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, IMAX: DEEP SEA transports viewers to the underwater realm of the giant Pacific octopus, scorpion fish and barracuda. Discovering the strange and unusual partnerships these “star wars” creatures forge to ensure their survival, this one-hour special reveals how this co-operation allows life in this enchanting world to continue to flourish.

 

Tuesday, August 3 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on Bravo!

Broken Social Scene takes to the stage at the legendary Masonic Temple and treats the audience to a musical lineup featuring tracks from their latest album Forgiveness Rock Record, which has been nominated for the 2010 Polaris Prize Short List. The band members perform “Texico Bitches,” “All to All,” “Forced to Love,” “Stars And Sons,” “Sweetest Kill,” “Meet Me In The Basement,” and more. The timely performance special also comes hot off the heels of the band’s film This Movie Is Broken, a concert drama currently airing in select theatres. (Encore presentation airs August 6 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT).

9:00pm – Tuesday, August 3 on /A

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

June (Diahann Carroll) is approached by a questionable charity when her granddaughter is removed from the waiting list for a kidney transplant. Neal (Matthew Bomer) and Peter (Tim Dekay) decide to investigate the charity, suspecting that organs are being bought with “donations”.

9:00pm – Tuesday, August 3 on CTV

The remaining home cooks endure an intense grilling as they pour their hearts into their signature dishes to convince the judges they can take the culinary world by storm.