September 2010

Monday, September 27 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

A seemingly healthy 14-year-old collapses during a skateboarding competition. Meanwhile, House and Cuddy face the challenge of handling their romantic relationship at work.

8:00pm – Monday, September 27 on /A

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

When young woman (guest star Deborah Ann Woll, TRUE BLOOD) goes missing, her boyfriend (guest star Bobby Campo, The Final Destination), points Detectives Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Elliot Stabler (Chris Meloni) in the direction of Callum Donovan (guest star Stephen Rea, V For Vendetta), the missing girl’s neighbour who spent nineteen years in solitary confinement.

8:00pm – Monday, September 27 on CTV

The celebrities continue to test their dancing abilities and compete for the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy.

The original cast of the hit 1965 film The Sound of Music will reunite for the first time in 45 years on Oprah.

The cast of the Oscar-winning musical will appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show on October 29.

Actress Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer will appear to discuss the impact the film has had on their lives, with each of the actors and actresses who played the Von Trapp children also joining them.

Several members of the original Von Trapp family are expected make an appearance also to pay tribute.

Source: Digital Spy

With the dust now settled on the first week of the Fall television season, a ratings review reveals that no matter how you look at it, CTV overwhelmingly wins Premiere Week with:

#1 Show of the Week: THE BIG BANG THEORY premiered to 3.11 million viewers on its new day and time, a new Canadian record.

3 of the Top 4 New Shows of the Fall: BLUE BLOODS (2.126 million), THE DEFENDERS (1.915 million), $#*! MY DAD SAYS (1.485 million).

Audience increases for key series: THE BIG BANG THEORY and CASTLE delivered series-high audiences, while DANCING WITH THE STARS had its most-watched premiere ever.

Six out of seven nights: in primetime CTV delivered more viewers on six out of seven nights compared to the competition.*

86% of primetime timeslots: CTV wins 24 of the 28 primetime timeslots from 7-11 p.m., Monday-Sunday, in total viewers; 20 of 28 for A25-54; 21 of 28 for A18-49; and 23 of 28 for A18-34.*

78% more viewers in primetime: from 7-11 p.m. during premiere week, CTV delivered 78% more viewers than Global among total viewers, 145% more than CBC, and 304% more than Citytv. Against Global, CTV led by 49% among A25-54 and 51% among A18-49.

Wins on every night, every timeslot: CTV’s diversified schedule exhibited its strength with timeslot wins throughout the week on every night and in every timeslot.

11 of Top 15 shows in Canada last week:

THE BIG BANG THEORY (CTV, Thursday)      3,112,100

HOUSE (Global, Monday)                                      2,699,300

THE MENTALIST (CTV, Thursday)                     2,642,500

CRIMINAL MINDS (CTV, Wednesday)                2,639,400

GREY’S ANATOMY (CTV, Thursday)                 2,528,400

SURVIVOR (Global, Wednesday)                                    2,483,000

DANCING WITH THE STARS (CTV, Monday) 2,479,000

THE AMAZING RACE (CTV, Sunday)                2,437,900

CSI: NY (CTV, Friday)                                             2,324,600

GLEE (Global, Tuesday)                                         2,180,200

HAWAII FIVE-0 (Global, Monday)                         2,136,400

BLUE BLOODS (CTV, Friday)                              2,126,000

DANCING WITH THE STARS (CTV, Tuesday)            2,086,200

CASTLE (CTV, Monday)                                        1,921,300

THE DEFENDERS (CTV, Wednesday)              1,915,200     

Spartacus: Blood & Sand may soon have a new lead with reports the Starz network are looking to recast departed actor Andy Whitfield’s role.

Whitfield unfortunately was forced to leave the series’ second season after a recurrence of his non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

The Hollywood Reporter says Starz is has started talks with casting directors over the possibility of hiring another actor to play the role of Spartacus.

The leading option is to directly replace Whitfield with a new actor but there is the possibility of centring the series on a new main character.

Whitfield has given his full support for the network to pursue another actor for the role.

Source: Digital Spy

The cast of Jersey Shore poke fun at the controversy surrounding Katy Perry’s cut scene from Sesame Street by launching a new “DVD” aimed at children on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Canwest Broadcasting announced today the start of production for Canadian Pickers, a new Canadian original series that follows ‘pickers’ Sheldon Smithens and Scott Cozens as they search Canadian back roads, basements, sheds and barns for unlikely gems and forgotten national treasures.

Based on the format of the massively popular series, American Pickers, Canadian Pickers (13x60mins) is slated to premiere in Spring 2011 on History Television.

Canadian Pickers follows two highly-skilled pickers – Sheldon Smithens, an antiques dealer, auctioneer and appraiser by trade, and his partner Scott Cozens, an ex-pro hockey player, part-time lawyer and life-long picker – as they rummage through old barns, messy yards and abandoned attics in search of objects with historical, collectible and pop culture value.

Sheldon and Scott scour towns across Canada in search of ‘rusty gold’ – an assortment of wonderful objects that many people think is just useless junk. Each pick explores the history and stories behind these objects – from a hand-painted Depression-era circus poster and a massive butcher block table in Ontario, to vintage Charlottetown theatre seats – and introduces a variety of captivating people from all across Canada with fascinating stories to share.

“Our vast country is ripe for the picking and it’s a thrill to embark on the coast-to-coast production of Canadian Pickers,” said Christine Shipton, SVP Dramatic and Factual Content, Canwest Broadcasting. “Canadian Pickers weaves together the fascinating history, culture and stories of everyday Canadians from Halifax to Kitchener to Calgary, and truly celebrates the spirit of our great country. History Television viewers can look forward to a fun and entertaining look at Canadian history, one pick at a time.”

The production of Canadian Pickers comes hot on the heels of the recent audience success of American Pickers, currently the #2 series on History Television this Fall. Canadian Pickers is produced by Cineflix in association with Canwest Broadcasting.

As Premiere Week came to a close Sunday, CTV won the evening for the fifth night in a row when 2.44 million viewers watched the season premiere of THE AMAZING RACE. CTV won every hour from 7-11 p.m., which also saw 1.49 million tune in for the out-of-simulcast CTV premiere of $#*! MY DAD SAYS. Sunday night’s complete lineup is now available on demand on the CTV Video Player at

A ratings snapshot of Sunday:


Out of simulcast at 7 p.m., DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES returned with 1.28 million viewers to win the timeslot with total viewers, A25-54 and A18-49

35% more viewers than HEARTLAND (CBC; 950,000)



At a special time at 8:30 p.m., the premiere of Season 17 of THE AMAZING RACE won the night with 2.44 million viewers, becoming #1 program of the day for total viewers and A25-54 and A18-49

From 9-10 p.m., more than doubled the audience of FAMILY GUY (Global/FOX, 1.01 million)



At 10 p.m., the season premiere of UNDERCOVER BOSS was watched by 1.51 million viewers, becoming the #1 program in its hour nationally and in Toronto/Calgary/Vancouver with total viewers, A25-54 and A18-49

Nearly doubled the audience of BROTHERS & SISTERS (Global/ABC; 792,000)


Source: BBM Canada

It’s ladies night at the 2010 EUROPEAN MUSIC AWARDS, airing Monday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. ET, exclusively on MuchMore.

Chart-topping women lead this year’s nominations with Katy Perry and Lady Gaga garnering five nods each. Canadian pop phenom Justin Bieber was also recognized with two nominations. Broadcasting from Madrid, Spain, previous EMAs winners Katy Perry, and rock royalty Linkin Park are also set to perform.

Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Rihanna go head to head in the “Best Pop”, “Best Female” and “Best Song” categories while Gaga is also celebrating a nod for “Best Live Act” and Katy Perry is up for “Best World Stage Performance.”

Coming off the success of his recent VMAs wins, Eminem reclaims his Hip Hop crown with four EMAs nominations including “Best Song”, “Best Male”, and “Best Video” for his collaboration with Rihanna, “Love the Way You Lie.”

British stadium rockers Muse along with Thirty Seconds to Mars, Linkin Park, and Kings of Leon find themselves up against the Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne for “Best Rock,” while Ke$ha, B.o.B, Plan B, and Jason Derulo join Justin Bieber in the competition for “Best New Act.”

See below for nominations in major categories below:

Best Rock                      

Kings Of Leon                  

Linkin Park                            

Thirty Seconds to Mars         


Ozzy Osbourne                  


Best Alternative




Vampire Weekend 

Arcade Fire


Best Pop                               

Lady Gaga                              


Katy Perry                             

Miley Cyrus                            



Best Hip Hop 



Kanye West 

Lil Wayne 

Snoop Dogg


Best Live Act                  

Bon Jovi                               

Lady Gaga                              


Kings of Leon                  

Linkin Park                            


Best Song 

Usher OMG 

Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg – California Gurls 

Eminem feat. Rihanna – Love the Way You Lie 

Rihanna – Rude Boy 

Lady Gaga – Bad Romance


Best Male                              


Justin Bieber                          


Enrique Iglesias                       

Kanye West                             


Best Female 

Lady Gaga 

Katy Perry 

Miley Cyrus 




Best New Act                   



Jason Derulo                           

Plan B                                 

Justin Bieber                          


Best Video 

Thirty Seconds to Mars – Kings and Queens 

Katy Perry – California Gurls 

Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce – Telephone 

Plan B – Prayin’ 

Eminem feat Rihanna – Love the Way You Lie


Best Push Act                  


Alexandra Burke                                

Jason Derulo                   

Justin Bieber                  

Selena Gomez and The Scene     


The Drums

Professor Green


Mike Posner


Best World Stage Performance 

Green Day


Thirty Seconds to Mars 

Katy Perry


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