September 2010

Premiere of new Canadian drama series Shattered starring Callum Keith Rennie tonight on Global at 10pm.

It was announced tonight that BREE Wasylenko, 22, a Contemporary dancer from Toronto, ON and YONNI Fournier, 27, a Salsa dancer from Montreal, QC would be leaving the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA stage.

The results were revealed live during tonight’s broadcast after host Leah Miller revealed the three couples with the lowest number of votes would dance for their lives and await their fate. Eighteen dancers are now in the running for the chance to be crowned Canada’s Favourite Dancer.

The bottom three couples who performed their solos for Canada this week were BREE and EDGAR Gilbert-Reyes, 22, a Hip-Hop dancer from Calgary, AB who hit the floor with a Dance Hall routine; JERA Wolfe, 19, a Ballet dancer and Breaker from Inverness, NS and KIRSTEN Wicklund, 20, a Contemporary Ballet dancer from Vancouver, BC who danced a fiery Paso Doblé and CLAUDIA Primeau, 26, a Ballroom dancer from Montreal, QC and YONNI who danced a sultry Foxtrot.

Following the reveal, each dancer had the opportunity to dance for their lives before the judges deliberated and decided that BREE and YONNI would be the next two dancers eliminated from the competition.

Also as announced earlier today, the Gemini-Award winning SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA picked up four nominations for the 25th Annual Gemini Awards, categories include:

– Best Music, Variety Program or Series

– Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series – Leah Miller, Montreal/Edmonton Auditions

– Best Photography in a Variety or Performing Arts Program or Series – Jean Renaud, Vincent Colbert, Finale

– Best Picture Editing in a Comedy, Variety or Performing Arts Program or Series – Peter Hordylan, Owin Lambeck, Toronto Auditions

Before the results were revealed tonight, the Top 20 opened the show with a Bollywood group number choreographed by Longinus Fernandes, the choreographer behind the Academy Award®-winning film Slumdog Millionaire. Dressed in bright, beaded costumes, the Top 20 performed intricate but flowing movements to “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire.

Performing next week in front of judges Jean Marc Genereux, Tré Armstrong and Blake McGrath as well as guest judge Melissa Williams on Monday, September 6 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV (go to ctv.ca to confirm local listings) are:

AMANDA Cleghorn, 19, a Contemporary dancer from Mississauga, 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 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

 

Next week, the Top 18 will work with returning choreographers Sean Cheesman, Stacey Tookey, Sho-Tyme, Gustavo Vargas, Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin, Sabrina Matthews, Maria Torres and Benji Schwimmer. The Performance show will also feature choreography by judge Luther Brown.

An encore of the Top 20 Performance and Results episodes will air on MuchMusic Saturday, September 4 beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET, and the Top 18 Performance and Results episodes will air Saturday, September 11 beginning at 5 p.m. ET (visit muchmusic.com 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 CTV.ca. For up-to-date information, visit the series’ official website, dance.ctv.ca 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.

9:00pm – Tuesday, August 31 on /A

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

Neal (Matthew Bomer) and Alex (Gloria Votsis) try to get their hands on the music box while Peter (Tim DeKay) seeks for help to get finally rid of Fowler (Noah Emmerich) on the season one finale of WHITE COLLAR.

Tina Fey has announced that Mad Men’s Jon Hamm and film actor Paul Giamatti will both appear on the upcoming season of 30 Rock.

Fey told Entertainment Weekly that Hamm will reprise his role as Drew Baird, a love interest for her character Liz in a forthcoming episode.

Giamatti meanwhile will feature in the second episode of the season playing a “grouchy television editor”.

“Paul Giamatti is going to be on,” she said. “[He plays] a guy who works down in this cavernous editing room.”

Fey also confirmed that the cast are still enjoying what they do.

“We started shooting again last week and… I can’t believe we’ve been able to continue this charade [for] this long.

“We’re having a good time.”

Source: Digital Spy

Tuesday, August 31 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

Female contestants compete in obstacles including Plank in the Face, Beauty Bar and the Trampoline Sweeper.

8:00pm – Tuesday, August 31 on /A

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

In the series finale, Jerry (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) takes a case involving a male massage therapist. Kessler’s new boyfriend asks her for a legal favor. Roz (Gloria Reuben) is extorted by a man, who is the father of the baby she is caring for.

8:00pm – Tuesday, August 31 on CTV

When Victoria (Wendie Malick) volunteers with a local high school play, the students wind up doing her version of “Romeo and Juliet.” Meanwhile, Melanie’s (Valerie Bertinelli) hot new romance strains her friendship with Joy (Jane Leeves), and Elka (Betty White) goes funeral crashing. Mark Indelicato (UGLY BETTY) guest stars.

This season of Dancing with the Stars may be without series regular Edyta Sliwinska with reports the dancer is quitting the show following a dispute with the show’s producers.

Word is the dancer is annoyed over the producers wanting more control over her career that she was prepared to give them.

“The producers’ vision of what they wanted my career to be did not meet my expectations. They wanted my career to be the show. I can’t be a dancer my whole life,” she said.

“I want to work more with my husband and [the producers] didn’t make him a big part of the show or very involved.”

She plans to further her education upon leaving the show.

“I am also going back to school to get my degree in Communications and Dance. I also have more projects that I want to work on.”

Sliwinska joined the reality dancing show in 2005 but is yet to win any season so far.

Source: Digital Spy

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Gemini Awards, Canadians can take a nostalgic look back at the greatest homegrown programs from the last 25 years and vote for their favourite online.

Beginning Wednesday September 15, TV lovers can make their selection from a list of programs housed on a new, interactive website: www.favetvshow.ca.

Compiled by a group of seasoned television critics, these shows were shortlisted from all series broadcast during 1985 – 2010 inclusive.

From timeless family classic Anne of Green Gables to quirky comedy Trailer Park Boys, the final list encompasses drama, comedy, reality and lifestyle genres. The complete list of the top 25 shows will be found at www.favetvshow.ca.

Celebrating 25 years of Canadian television, www.favetvshow.ca features clips, photos and series information on the selected programs. Viewers can either vote online, tweet their favourite show on Twitter, or comment via Facebook – every vote counts.

Canadians can have their say until Friday October 29 when the votes will be tallied for the gala broadcast. Special guests will present the countdown of Canada’s favourite TV shows throughout the awards ceremony on Saturday November 13, broadcast on Global and Showcase.

Additional broadcast details and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Launched by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television in 1986, the Gemini Awards honour outstanding achievements in the Canadian English-language television industry. The Gemini Awards bring together Canada’s most gifted craftspeople, producers, and decision-makers over several evenings of special events.

(From a press release)

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is pleased to announce the nominations for the 25th Annual Gemini Awards, recognizing the year’s best in Canadian English-language television.

This year’s celebrations will be held in Toronto over three nights in November. The Industry Gala Presentations will take place on Tuesday November 2nd and Wednesday November 3rd at the Kool Haus Entertainment Complex; the Broadcast Gala will take place on Saturday November 13th at the historic Winter Garden Theatre and will be broadcast live-to-tape on Global and Showcase.

The drama Flashpoint leads the 2010 Gemini Awards nominations with 15 nominations including Best Dramatic Series. Coverage of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games garnered 13 nominations including Best Live Sporting Event. Bloodletting And Miraculous Cures, Guns, Stargate Universe, and The Summit are up for awards in 9 categories each; Less Than Kind and Love, Hate and Propaganda each received 8 nominations.

For the complete list of nominations, please visit www.geminiawards.ca.

“Over the past 25 years, we have witnessed dramatic changes in the Canadian television industry. The stories that we tell and the ways in which we tell those stories have evolved alongside the technological advancements that have altered the way we watch TV,” says Sara Morton, CEO, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. “This year’s nominations reflect an industry that is confident and flourishing.

Our shows are successful here in Canada and around the world. We are proud to celebrate this year’s achievements as well as pay tribute to the shows and colleagues that have paved the way for this year’s nominations.”

Launched by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television in 1986, the Gemini Awards honour outstanding achievements in the Canadian Englishlanguage television industry. The Gemini Awards bring together Canada’s most gifted craftspeople, producers, and decision-makers over several evenings of special events.

(From a press release)