August 2010

Following last night’s announcement that SHELAINA Anderson, 19, a Contemporary dancer from Edmonton, AB, suffered an injury during rehearsals and was unable to perform, it was revealed tonight that she has withdrawn from the competition and is therefore one of the eliminated competitors.

Also eliminated tonight was her original partner HANI Abaza, 26, a Modern Contemporary dancer from Ottawa, who danced a Jazz number with last-minute substitute partner SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Season 2 winner, Tara-Jean Popowich.

Rounding out the other bottom two couples were: BREE Wasylenko, 22, a Contemporary dancer from Toronto, ON, and EDGAR Gilbert-Reyes, 22, a Hip-Hop dancer from Calgary, AB who danced Hip-Hop and JESSE Weafer, 25, a Contemporary dancer from Aurora, ON., and JULIA Harnett, 26, a Latin Ballroom dancer from Calgary, AB, who danced a New Disco number. Following the reveal, each dancer had the opportunity to dance for their lives before the judges deliberated and decided that HANI would join SHELAINA to be the first dancers eliminated from the competition.

Before the results were revealed, the Top 21 took to the stage to perform a dramatic dance from the Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Bill T. Jones, from the smash Broadway hit FELA! The group performed to “Zombie” from the Original Broadway cast recording of FELA! The dancers performed sharp movements and intricate lifts in militaristic style. Jones, who also won a Tony Award for Best Choreography for Spring Awakening, announced that Canadians will soon have the chance to enjoy FELA! in Canada in 2011.

Jean Marc Genereux, Tré Armstrong and Luther Brown are joined by guest judge Mia Michaels for the second Performance episode on Monday, August 30 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV (go to to confirm local listings). The Top 20 dancers taking to the stage are:

AMANDA Cleghorn, 19, a Contemporary dancer from Mississauga, ON

BREE Wasylenko, 22, a Contemporary dancer from Toronto, ON

CHARLENE Hart, 24, a Contemporary Jazz dancer from Abbotsford, BC

CLAUDIA Primeau, 26, a Ballroom dancer from Montreal, QC

DANIELLE Gardner, 21, a Contemporary dancer from Surrey, BC

DENYS Drozdyuk, 25, a Ballroom dancer from Toronto, ON

EDGAR Gilbert-Reyes, 22, a Hip-Hop dancer from Calgary, AB

JANICK Arseneau, 20, a Contemporary dancer from Bathurst, NB

JEFF Mortensen, 22, a Contemporary dancer from Edmonton, AB

JERA Wolfe, 19, a Ballet dancer and Breaker from Inverness, NS

JESSE Weafer, 25, a Contemporary dancer from Aurora, ON

JONATHAN Arsenault, 26, a Contemporary dancer from Kitchener, ON

JULIA Harnett, 26, a Latin Ballroom dancer from Calgary, AB

KIRSTEN Wicklund, 20, a Contemporary Ballet dancer from Vancouver, BC

KLOÉ Schultz, 20, a Lyrical-Jazz dancer from North Bay, ON

MACKENZIE Green, 20, a Contemporary dancer from Regina, SK

NATHALIE Heath, 23, a Contemporary dancer from Surrey, BC

SEBASTIAN Mersch, 21, a Contemporary dancer from Toronto, ON

SHAVAR Blackwood, 25, a Hip-Hop dancer from Toronto, ON

YONNI Fournier, 27, a Salsa dancer from Montreal, QC

Bollywood choreographer Longinus Fernandes (Slumdog Millionaire) returns next week to choreograph the group number during the Top 20 SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Results show on Tuesday, August 31 at 8:30 p.m. ET on CTV (visit to confirm local broadcast times). 

The Top 20 will also face new dance styles next week as they work with returning choreographers Blake McGrath, Stacey Tookey, Sean Cheesman, Sabrina Matthews, Lil’ C, Sho-Tyme, jaeblaze, Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin, Danny Quilliam and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA alumni Natalli Reznik and Francis Lafrenière.

An encore of the Top 22 Performance and Results episodes as well as the Top 22 reveal episode, will air on MuchMusic Saturday, August 28 beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET. The weekly Performance and Results episodes move to their regular timeslot of Saturdays at 5 p.m. ET beginning September 4 on MuchMusic (visit to confirm local broadcast times).

Highlights from the weekly SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA episodes, including performances, and behind-the-scenes interviews will be available on demand on the CTV Video Player at For up-to-date information, visit the series’ official website, which gets fans up close and personal with their favourite dancers, judges and choreographers through exclusive photo galleries and blogs, while also providing news, episode recaps, a music guide, quizzes, forums and more.


10:00pm – Tuesday, August 24 on /A


Christine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) tries to convince everyone that she’s fine with Richard’s (Clark Gregg) remarriage by pretending she and her new date are in love.

9:00pm – Tuesday, August 24 on /A

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

Agent Kimberly Rice (Diane Neal) asks for Neal’s (Matthew Bomer) help in a kidnapping case because of his connection to suspect Ryan Wilkes (Charles Malik Whitfield). Wilkes lures Neal right into a trap.

9:00pm – Tuesday, August 24 on CTV

Shaquille O’Neal travels to Dana Point, California to tee off against Charles Barkley on the St. Regis Monarch Beach golf links. He then heads to Las Vegas to challenge Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Champion Joey Chestnut outside Serendipity 3.

Several names have been bandied around as contenders to appear on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars including The Hills’ Audrina Patridge.

According to E! Online, Patridge is rumoured to be appearing on the reality show alongside Jersey Shore cast member Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino.

They are reporting that Sorrentino is a “done deal” to appear in the 11th season of the show.

Other names close to the show are Bachelorette couple Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez as well as Dallas Cowboys player Troy Aikman.

The cast for the show will be announced officially at a press conference on August 30.

Source: Digital Spy

8:00pm – Tuesday, August 24 on /A

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

Roz (Gloria Reuben) ends up with a baby after a regrettable turn of events. Jerry (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) has difficulty with one of his clients who may or not be telling the truth about a rapist.

8:00pm – Tuesday, August 24 on CTV

When Melanie’s (Valerie Bertinelli) ex-husband comes to woo her, Joy (Jane Leeves) and Victoria (Wendie Malick) can’t help it and get too involved. Meanwhile, Elka (Betty White) must decide between two senior suitors. Carl Reiner (THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW) returns as a guest star, along with Tim Conway (THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW).

In the first results show of the season, one guy and one girl are eliminated from the competition.

8:30pm – Tuesday, August 24 on CTV

CTV announced today that seven sponsors have stepped into the spotlight for Season 3 of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA.

The seven sponsors – Mazda, Aquafina Plus Vitamins 10 Cal, Degree Women, Lise Watier, H&M, Paper Mate and the feature film Street Dance 3D – create a line-up of new and returning brands, with Aquafina Plus Vitamins 10 Cal back for their third straight year. The sponsorships for the new season on both CTV and MuchMusic provide an exciting and increased online presence and will also include various in-show integrations.

Returning for a third season, Aquafina Plus Vitamins 10 Cal is the official water partner of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA, keeping both the judges and the competitors hydrated and refreshed. The brand will also be featured on the judges’ desk with new, redesigned and branded cups. Viewers can get up close and personal and learn more about the Season 3 Top 20 on with Aquafina Plus Vitamins 10 Cal sponsored content of never before seen weekly interviews with the competitors.

Mazda returns as a sponsor for the second season, presenting an all-new 2011 Mazda2 to both the winner and runner-up. Additionally, for the first time, viewers will also have the opportunity to enter to win their own 2011 Mazda2 at The online contest winner will be announced during the season finale of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA.

Also back for a second season is Degree Women, sponsoring both the rehearsal segments as well as the Dance for Your Life countdown clock. Degree Women is also excited to be hosting the Degree Dare to Dance Contest, inviting visitors to enter at to win a dance inspired trip of a lifetime.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA host Leah Miller is the beauty ambassador of Lise Watier Cosmétiques, appearing in campaigns this summer and fall, and for the first time, Lise Watier will be featured in in-show branding, giving viewers a sneak peek of the competitors in the hair, makeup and wardrobe room as they get ready to perform. Lise Watier also provides cosmetics to Leah and the cast to help create glamourous looks for the show.

Also a first-time sponsor, H&M is helping viewers “Get Leah’s Look” at Following both the Performance and Results shows, viewers can go online to learn how to recreate Leah’s high-fashion look on a budget with clothing and accessories from H&M. The fashion retailer will also help the dancers stay fashionable, providing each member of the Top 22 with a $100 gift card.

The judges will only be using Paper Mate pens when taking notes during performances this season, as the company joins SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA for the first time. Jean Marc Genereux, Tré Armstrong, Luther Brown and Blake McGrath will also be featured in various commercial spots which will be featured during CTV broadcasts of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. Paper Mate will also be sponsoring a contest throughout the season.

Alliance Films has partnered with SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA to promote their upcoming release of STREET DANCE 3D, opening in theatres across Canada on October 1, 2010. The movie will be featured behind the dance zone, where audience members can bust a move before each show. Footage of audience members dancing will be featured weekly on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA.

We’ve discovered more about the universe in the past century than in all of human history. And as this picture of the cosmos – and our place in it – takes shape, the facts are both breathtakingly beautiful and bewildering.

In a riveting new two-hour special, Professor Stephen Hawking reveals the wonders of the cosmos to a new generation. The final instalment of this special series, INTO THE UNIVERSE WITH STEPHEN HAWKING: “The Story of Everything” premieres Sunday, September 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Delve into the mind of the world’s most famous living scientist and discover the splendour and majesty of the universe as never seen before. See how the universe began, how it creates stars, black holes and life – and how everything will end.

Says Hawking: “I never get over the fact that within this massive universe lays one perfectly ordinary spiralled galaxy. Inside that galaxy exists a commonplace yellow star, orbited by eight planets. On one of those planets, lives a species that has only just worked out what a remarkable place the universe is…us.”

In this stunning two-hour conclusion to INTO THE UNIVERSE WITH STEPHEN HAWKING, we’re taken on a journey which spans the life of our universe. From the Big Bang to the death of the Sun and on to the ultimate cosmic climax, it’s an unprecedented voyage of scientific discovery. In his unique story-telling style, Hawking explains how the universe was first formed and the remarkable chain of events that produced us. He goes on to show how the fate of humanity is tied to the fate of the universe, and that in the end, complete mastery of physics could lead us to new universes, even as our own is destroyed.