September 2010

8:30pm – Sunday, September 26 on CTV

Eleven teams begin their trek around the world and will travel over 32,000 miles, covering four continents and 30 cities, with first-time visits to Bangladesh, Ghana and the Arctic Circle. Additionally, for the first time in the history of the Race, the team to finish in first place during the premiere episode will be awarded a surprise, game-changing advantage.

Sunday, September 26 – 8pm ET/PT *Season Premiere* on Global

** Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Amber Riley (Glee) Guest Voice**

When Krusty the Clown is announced as the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Homer invites Bart to accompany him on a trip to Oslo for the ceremony. Sensing that Lisa would feel left out, Marge surprises her with a week-long retreat at performing arts camp, where she is greeted by her artsy counselors and fellow musically inclined campers (Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Amber Riley), who inspire her to embrace her creative side.

8:00pm – Sunday, September 26 on /A

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

When pizzeria owner and poet Longfellow Deeds (Adam Sandler, Grown Ups) inherits $40 billion from his deceased uncle, he quickly begins rolling in a different kind of dough. Babe Bennett (Winona Ryder, Girl Interrupted), a television tabloid reporter, poses as an innocent small-town girl to do an expos� on Deeds. However, Bennett falls in love with Deeds instead.

8:00pm – Sunday, September 26 on CTV

After being laid off from his job writing for a men’s magazine, Henry (Jonathan Sadowski) moves in with his cranky, outspoken father, Ed (William Shatner). Meanwhile Henry’s older brother Vince (Canadian actor Will Sasso) attempts to convince their father to move.

Lauren Conrad looks to be returning to the reality television scene soon with a new show for MTV.

The former Hills cast member has reportedly confirmed the project during a radio interview with Ryan Seacrest, saying the show will follow her foray into the fashion world.

“It would be safe to say [yes]…it would follow my career,” Conrad told Seacrest.

“I’ve always been open to doing reality again,” she added.

Since exiting The Hills in 2009, Conrad has launched her own fashion line called the Lauren Conrad Collection.

Filming on the news series is expected to begin in October with more details announced soon.

Source: Digital Spy

7:00pm – Sunday, September 26 on CTV

Paul Young (Mark Moses) returns to Wisteria Lane with questionable motives. Meanwhile, Susan (Teri Hatcher) receives an unorthodox job offer that could help with her money woes and Lynette’s (Felicity Huffman) friend, Renee (Vanessa Williams), pays an unexpected visit to the Scavos. Bree (Marcia Cross) falls for a hunky, younger handyman (guest star Brian Austin Green).

7 p.m. ET – Sunday, September 26 on Space

Episodic information is currently not available. Please visit www.ctvmedia.ca/space for updated episodic information.

The results of the second annual Global News Ipsos-Reid CANADA’S PULSE poll indicate that the economy, food safety and personal happiness are just some of the issues that concern Canadians this fall.

Over five nights, the thoughts, concerns and aspirations of every day Canadians will be revealed starting Monday, September 27 on Global National, local newscasts and online at GlobalNews.ca.

The CANADA’S PULSE poll presents some fascinating insights into the country’s varying regional opinions and concerns about a myriad of issues.  

“Our Canada’s Pulse poll provides a unique snapshot of what’s on the minds of Canadians,” says Troy Reeb, Senior Vice-President of News and Current Affairs. “It not only touches on major national and local issues, but provides exclusive insight into the changing nature of our society. Ultimately, it helps Canadians learn more about their neighbours and themselves.”

Beginning Monday, Global National anchor Dawna Friesen begins CANADA’S PULSE coverage as the newscast explores the following topics:

Monday, Sept 27:  The Economy.    How are we recovering from the recession?  Do Canadians feel more secure about their financial future? Has the federal stimulus package really worked? What about our retirement plans?

Tuesday, Sept 28:   Food Safety      Are we becoming more concerned about what we put on the table? Has our interest in healthy, responsible eating been on the increase? Would lower prices mean Canadians would eat more ‘organically?’

Wednesday, Sept 29:  Afghanistan   How do we feel about the end of our mission?  Should we be leaving or should we stay and finish the job? Have our soldiers died in vain?

Thursday, Sept 30:  Technology       Has the proliferation of electronic devices made life easier? Where in the country have they had the least impact?

Friday, Oct 1:  Personal Happiness   Where are the happiest Canadians? Do we like where we live? What about our sex lives? Did the Olympics give us a permanent morale boost?

After nightly coverage on Global National, local newscasts take over and deal with Canada’s Pulse results important to their communities. Everything from attitudes about municipal politics, crime, transportation issues, taxes, and more will be examined. Viewers are in for some surprising findings.

For viewers that want to learn even more, GlobalNews.ca offers a wealth of additional background and companion stories that expand upon the issues identified on the national front and in local markets.  All key data have been posted online so visitors can drill down through various categories including age, gender and location.  

Plus visitors to GlobalNews.ca can share this unique information through social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

Global National airs at 5:30pm nationally; 6:30pm in the Maritimes; and 7:30pm in Newfoundland on NTV.

Production on the one-hour conspiracy thriller drama, XIII commenced September 13 in Toronto and surrounding areas. Stuart Townsend (The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, Queen of the Damned) headlines the series as XIII, a skilled and lethal former secret agent who can’t remember his past and sets out on a quest to uncover his true identity. The 13 episode Canada-France original series is set to premiere on Showcase in Spring 2011.

Hunted by a dark anti-government organization, XIII quickly realizes that the closer he gets to uncovering the riddle of his past life, the more complex and deadly his mission becomes. Alongside Townsend, XIII stars Aisha Tyler (24, CSI, Friends) as Jones, a top CIA operator and XIII’s past flame, Virginie Ledoyen (The Beach) as Irina, a mercenary hired by the former U.S. President to track XIII,  and Caterina Murino (Casino Royale) as Sam, XIII’s trustworthy ally and love interest.

Other key cast members include Greg Bryk (Saw V, Cra$h & Burn) as Amos, a national security officer, Stephen McHattie (Happy Town, 2012) as President Carrington and Ted Atherton (The Border) as Wally Sheridan, the former U.S. President and a possible traitor.

“The suspenseful drama series XIII will captivate audiences with its dynamic characters and intriguing storylines,” said Christine Shipton, SVP, Dramatic and Factual Content, Canwest Broadcasting. “XIII promises to deliver on the elements viewers expect from a top-notch action series.” 

XIII is developed and produced by Prodigy Pictures and French production company Cipango, the television division of Luc Besson’s Europacorp (La Femme Nikita). In addition to airing in Canada on Showcase, the series will air on Canal Plus in France as part of their international original programming.

The creative forces behind XIII include Prodigy Pictures’ Jay Firestone, Executive Producer, along with Cipango’s Edouard De Vésinne and Thomas Anargyros. Frederic Bruneel will co-produce the series. Gil Grant (NCIS: Los Angeles, 24) wrote the pilot and is the series’ Showrunner and also an Executive Producer. Peter Mohan (Lost Girl, The Bridge) will act as Co-Executive Producer for the series along with Damien Couvreur. Duane Clark (CSI: NY, XIII: The Conspiracy) will also be a Co-Executive Producer and direct three of the 13 episodes. Other directors include Xavier Palud and Philippe Haim. Wanda Chaffey serves as Producer on the series.

XIII is based on Jean Van Hamme’s popular graphic novel of the same name, which has sold more than 13 million copies worldwide since the first volume was published 25 years ago.

After premiering to 1.9 million viewers to win its timeslot Wednesday night on CTV, new hit series THE DEFENDERS returns to CTV next Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 10 p.m. ET.

Freshman Fall series LAW &  ORDER: LOS ANGELES, starring Skeet Ulrich (JERICHO), Corey Stoll (Salt), Terrence Howard (Iron Man) and Alfred Molina (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice), will now make it’s series premiere on /A\ next Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. An encore broadcast airs on CTV the following Saturday, Oct. 2 at 9 p.m. ET.

Visit CTV.ca and ATV.ca to confirm local broadcast times.

In the new THE DEFENDERS episode entitled “Las Vegas v. Reid” (Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 10 p.m. ET on CTV), Nick (Jim Belushi) works the system to free a single mother accused of running down a jogger while chit chatting on her cell phone. Meanwhile, Pete (Jerry O’Connell) does his best to help a man down on his luck.

In the series premiere of LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES entitled “Hollywood” (Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on /A\), when a group of thieves target the homes of young Hollywood, Detectives Rex Winters (Ulrich) and Tomas “TJ” Jaruszalski (Stoll), they soon discover there is more to the crimes than meets the eye. After the perpetrators are thought to be uncovered, another shocking crime is committed at the home of a young starlet and her stage mom. As everyone starts turning on each other, Deputy District Attorney Morales (Molina) remains intent on exposing the real ringleader.

Source: BBM Canada