September 2010

Tuesday, September 28 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

When Brittany and the glee club try to convince Mr. Schuester to let them do a Britney Spears number, he is reluctant to go that edgy. Meanwhile, an insecure Will is curious about Emma’s new beau, Dr. Carl Howell (John Stamos), so he convinces her to bring him in to talk to the kids about dental hygiene. While the dreamy doc inspires the girls to take their dental health more seriously, Will is left feeling worse than before.

8:00pm – Tuesday, September 28 on /A

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

In the sequel to 1997’s Men in Black, Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones, No Country for Old Men) has assumed civilian life as a small town’s postmaster while Agent J (Will Smith, Ali) continues to work for the Men in Black, an agency that secretly monitors and regulates extraterrestrial activity on Earth. While investigating a seemingly routine crime, J uncovers a diabolical plot by Serleena, a shapeshifting Kylothian queen who disguises herself as a model (Lara Flynn Boyle,THE PRACTICE). To stop her, J must convince K – who has no memory of his time spent with the agency, but he is the only person alive who knows what is needed to defeat Serleena – to reunite with the MIB before Earth is destroyed.

8:00pm – Tuesday, September 28 on CTV

The Powell family must learn to deal with the super powers each has mysteriously acquired after the crash of their plane in the Amazon River. Jim (Michael Chiklis) has the power of super strength and immediately feels a new sense of purpose and empowerment. After developing the power of speed, Stephanie (Julie Benz) can now move effortlessly through her daily responsibilities. For 16-year-old Daphne (Kay Panabaker), she turns telepathic and hears other people’s hopes, dreams, fears and joys, whether she cares to or not. And 14-year-old JJ (Jimmy Bennett) who struggles with a learning disability and bad grades suddenly finds his mental abilities strengthened to a super genius level.

Thirteen courageous families engage in their own unique battle of the bulge when an all-new fifth season of the Gemini award-winning documentary series X-Weighted returns to Slice™ with a second installment of X-Weighted: Families. The one-hour 13-part series, which was filmed in Calgary, Kelowna and Vancouver, premieres Thursday, October 14 at 8pm ET. 

X-Weighted: Families brings dramatic family dynamics and life’s realities to the forefront,shedding light on the truth and consequences of the growing obesity epidemic. It is the parents who become scared straight at the horrifying health of their children and soon realize that this may be their last chance to finally conquer their daily struggle with overeating and life threatening nutrition choices. 

Family members share honest, gut wrenching confessions about their learned behavior with physical and emotional challenges, their addictions to junk food, and their quest to live a life free of pain and suffering. In the most gripping season to-date, X-Weighted: Families takes viewers behind-the-scenes and into the homes of Canadian families and exposes critical issues contributing to their expanding waistlines, such as: 

• An overweight teen who is driven to thoughts of suicide because of relentless bullying. 

• A young girl who suffers from severe anxiety self medicates with food causing her weight to spiral out of control. 

• A shocking addiction to junk food has one family spending nearly $1000 a month at the convenience store alone. 

• After the death of her father, a 16 year-old girl turns to food to cope with her grief…butonly becomes more depressed as her weight climbs to new heights. 

• Routine blood work reveals frighteningly high cholesterol…in a 14 year old. 

“Last season X-Weighted turned its focus from individual weight loss in adults to the issue of childhood obesity, following families in their heartbreaking struggle to overcome unhealthy lifestyles,” said Vanessa Case, Vice President, Content, Slice™, Canwest Broadcasting. “X-Weighted: Families is back for an inspiring second season, continuing to shed light on the astonishing epidemic sweeping the country.” 

“This season speaks volumes of just how out of control our obesity epidemic has become in Canada. Our families reveal how economic, cultural and life changing circumstances can deteriorate the bond of the family and result in despair and hopelessness,” said Margaret Mardirossian, Executive Producer and President, Anaid Productions. “There is, however, much hope in reversing this disease as demonstrated by members of these extraordinary families sharing their transformations with the world.” 

X-Weighted: Families’ fitness expert and one of Canada’s most recognized personal trainers,Paul Plakas returns again this season with his trademark no-nonsense and cut-through-the-BS observations. He takes each family through the appalling Cupboard Purge where they say goodbye to a milieu of comfort foods and sugar-laden treats. Dr. David Macklin, one of Canada’s leading physicians in the field of Lifestyle Medicine, shares his medical expertise with the families, dispensing advice on appropriate weight loss goals, healthy nutritional choices and at times dispensing stern warnings as a result of ghastly blood tests that reveal a host of obesity related ailments including high cholesterol, high uric acid levels and type 2 diabetes. More frightening than the results themselves is the fact that these symptoms, commonly thought of as “adult” issues, are often surfacing in the children.

Before the Giller Prize-winning novel and the Gemini and Emmy Award-winning broadcasting career, there was just Linden MacIntyre and life growing up in the long-shadow cast by the Catholic Church in small-town Atlantic Canada.

In a candid and revealing documentary, MacIntyre takes us through the painful and personal stories of Nova Scotia Catholics—many of whom he knows personally—who feel doubly let down as their Church struggles to reconcile its history of sexual abuse with the contemporary threat of bankruptcy. The result in far too many communities: Confirmation of past pain and a fire sale of church property that local people built and paid for over many generations.

Betrayal airs Friday, Oct. 1, at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT), on CBC Television’s the fifth estate.

It’s a deeply personal story from the author of The Bishop’s Man highlighting consequences that continue to echo throughout the Catholic Church and in communities across Canada, the U.S and even in Europe.

Executive producer of the fifth estate is Jim Williamson. CBC News Network rebroadcasts the fifth estate on Saturdays, at 8 p.m. ET; Sundays, at 7 p.m. ET; and Tuesdays, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

For more information on the fifth estate, visit their website at www.cbc.ca/fifth, join us on Facebook and follow us on twitter.

As the Fall TV season settles in, CASTLE wrote a new chapter Monday night on CTV when it won the 10 p.m. hour over HAWAII FIVE-0 with 1.82 million viewers on CTV.

CASTLE outperformed HAWAII FIVE-0 (Global/CBS, 1.7 million) by 11% in the much coveted A18-34 demo, powering itself to an overall 6% win in total viewers across Canada.

Meanwhile, DANCING WITH THE STARS danced the night away to win Monday with 2.35 million viewers on CTV, surpassing HOUSE at 8 p.m. ET (Global/FOX, 2.26 million). DANCING WITH THE STARS was also the #1 show of the day in the key Toronto market with total viewers and among young adults, A18-34.

The evening started strong when THE BIG BANG THEORY earned an amazing 1.5 million viewers – a record for the series in its 7:30 p.m. strip timeslot – ranking the show in first place for its timeslot with total viewers and in all key demos, and in third place overall for the day with A18-34.

Over on /A\, an eventful TWO AND A HALF MEN was #2 at 9 p.m. behind DANCING WITH THE STARS with 1.07 million viewers, outpacing both THE EVENT (Citytv/NBC, 1 million) and LONESTAR (Global/FOX; 482,000).

DANCING WITH THE STARS continues tonight with the Results Show at 9 p.m. ET, following the series premiere of NO ORDINARY FAMILY at 8 p.m. ET on CTV.

All of last night’s episodes on CTV are available now on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca.

GLEE

*ALL-NEW EPISODE*

“Britney/Brittany”

Tuesday, September 28 – 8pm ET/PT

**Pop Sensation Britney Spears and John Stamos (ER) Guest Star**

When Brittany and the glee club try to convince Mr. Schuester to let them do a Britney Spears number, he is reluctant to go that edgy. Meanwhile, an insecure Will is curious about Emma’s new beau, Dr. Carl Howell (John Stamos), so he convinces her to bring him in to talk to the kids about dental hygiene. While the dreamy doc inspires the girls to take their dental health more seriously, Will is left feeling worse than before.

 

THE GOOD WIFE

*SEASON PREMIERE*

“Taking Control”

Tuesday, September 28 – 10pm ET/PT

The second season begins with Alicia being forced to make a choice between staying with her husband, Peter, and supporting his political campaign or leaving him to pursue a relationship with her boss, Will.

MuchMusic invites fans to join the WE DAY festivities, by celebrating the powerful youth movement with their favourite We Day supporters.

This Thursday, Sept. 30, after WE DAY at the Air Canada Centre, fans can head down to MuchMusic’s Queen St. HQ parking lot for a We Day after party from 5 – 6 p.m. ET. MuchMusic VJs Sarah Taylor, Jesse Giddings, and Liz Trinnear chat with Marc Kielburger, Down With Webster, the cast of MTV’s THE BURIED LIFE, and other WE DAY speakers while they meet fans, sign autographs, pose for photos, and talk about how youth are making a difference.

For viewers who cannot make it to the party, tune into MuchMusic for live coverage throughout the hour.

For more information on WE DAY, visit www.facebook.com/weday or www.weday.ca.

 

The live finale of Australia’s Next Top Model last night saw one of the biggest cock-ups on live television take place.

Host Sarah Murdoch announced the wrong girl as the winner on the live broadcast in front of a studio audience packed with family members and fans and a television audience of around a million.

An awkward correction followed.

Enjoy!

Jennifer Grey and partner Derek Hough underlined their standing at the front of the pack this week with another strong performance on Dancing with the Stars, gaining a score of 24.

Unfortunately for Michael Bolton, he and partner Chelsie Hightower managed only half of Grey and Hough’s points haul. They sit at the bottom on 12 points.

Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke – Jive

Total: 21

 

Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas – Quickstep

Total: 19

 

Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Jive

Total: 21

 

Michael Bolton and Chelsie Hightower – Jive

Total: 12

 

Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani – Quickstep

Total: 23

 

Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough – Jive

Total: 24

 

Margaret Cho and Louis Van Amstel – Jive

Total: 18

 

Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer – Quickstep

Total: 22

 

Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya – Jive

Total: 21

 

Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino and Karina Smirnoff – Quickstep

Total: 18

 

Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas – Quickstep

Total: 22