November 2010

9:30pm – Monday, November 1 on /A

Also airs at 10:30 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 10:30 p.m. MT on ACCESS

Mike (Billy Gardell) comes on too strong after spending the weekend with Molly (Melissa McCarthy), and takes Carl’s (Reno Wilson) advice to play it cool.

9:00pm – Monday, November 1 on /A

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

Charlie’s (Charlie Sheen) past comes back to bite him when his girlfriend (Liz Vassey, CSI) decides that his longtime stalker, Rose (Melanie Lynskey, The Informant) is just too much to handle.

Monday, November 1 – 8pm ET/PT *Two-hour Special* on Global

Showcasing the numerous women who have graced Saturday Night Live’s stage over the show’s rich 35-year history, the special will include original material featuring Rachel Dratch, Nora Dunn, Tina Fey, Ana Gasteyer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Laraine Newman, Cheri Oteri, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Molly Shannon, and current cast member Kristen Wiig.

8:00pm – Monday, November 1 on CTV

The remaining celebrities and their professional dance partners continue to waltz their way closer to the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy on the 200th episode of DANCING WITH THE STARS, featuring six former DWTS celebrities including Helio Castroneves, Kelly Osbourne, Mel B, Drew Lachey, Gilles Marini and Emmitt Smith who return as guest judges. Plus, fan favorites and former Mirror Ball champions Apolo Anton Ono and Kristi Yamaguchi return as team captains.

Canadian actress Camille Sullivan has joined the cast of local series Rookie Blue.

The actress, who has appeared previously in a range of Canadian crime dramas including recently on Shattered, has signed on for the series’ second season.

Sullivan will take on the role of detective Jo Rosati in the 13-epiosde second run, which will be shooting in and around Toronto through to the start of 2011.

Joining the Canadian will be NCIS’s Lauren Holly who will make a guest appearance on the series which also includes Missy Peregrym, Gregory Smith, Charlotte Sullivan, Enuka Okuma and Travis Lynch.

Source: HR

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Studio and YTV are pleased to announce the return of the classic children’s book character in the new CGI animated series Babar and the Adventures of Badou, featuring the voice of Gordon Pinsent and premiering in YTV’s Playtime block on Monday, November 22 at 11 a.m. ET/PT.

“Corus and Nelvana have a long history with the Babar brand and we are delighted to continue our relationship with this world-famous elephant, to once again bring this popular literary character to life on television with new storylines, a new generation of characters and with CGI technology for today’s audiences,” said Ted Ellis, VP, Kids/Family Programming, Corus Entertainment.

Produced by Nelvana Studio and TeamTO, in association with The Clifford Ross Company, Babar and the Adventures of Badou is based on the bestselling children’s book collection and follows eight-year-old Badou and his famous grandfather King Babar. Badou has an appetite for adventure and a tendency to get caught in some tricky situations along with his colourful friends Chiku the monkey, Zawadi the zebra, Jake the scruffy little fox and Munroe the deviant and brave porcupine. Navigating the ups and downs of growing up in Celesteville’s royal palace, Badou never forgets that his grandfather King Babar will always be there to offer guidance and support.

In episode one, Babar and the Adventures of Badou: Kite Flight/Zoomerblimps, premiering on Monday, November 22 at 11 a.m. ET/PT (r) Friday, November 26 at 11 a.m. ET/PT, Chiku volunteers Munroe for a kite flying contest against the Crocs. She promises to build him the best kite ever but keeps getting distracted by newer, better design ideas. Badou tries to help her focus so Chiku can deliver on her promise. Then, the kids are competing for their Zoomerblimp Junior Pilot wings. Badou and Rhudi are the favourites but when Dilash sabotages both their ships the two have to team up – and learn a little about sportsmanship – in order to compete.

Beginning on Wednesday, November 10, viewers can visit YTV.com to immerse themselves in Badou’s adventures online with 10 new customizable web games, nine exclusive web animations, visits to four neighbourhoods in Celesteville, as well as clips of the show. The online fun doesn’t stop there as fans can also access 23 different colouring pages and printable stickers, and download their very own customized adventure storybook.

YTV will be participating in Toronto’s 106th annual Santa Claus Parade – the longest running children’s parade in the world. Fans won’t want to miss the Babar and the Adventures of Badou float on Sunday, November 21 at 12:30 p.m. ET. YTV will air a repeat broadcast of the parade on Sunday, December 5 at 12 p.m. ET/PT.

TFI in France will premiere Babar and the Adventures of Badou on Monday, November 8. Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises has also secured sales of the series to Playhouse Disney in the United States and Japan, Disney Channel in Italy and Spain, Discovery Kids in Latin America, KI.KA in Germany, ABC TV in Australia, TV2 in Norway, YLE 2 in Finland, DR TV in Denmark, Thai PBS, SRC for French Canada and M-Net in South Africa, among others. Licensing opportunities are also available through Nelvana Enterprises.

MuchMusic has a secret. Its biggest hit series in five years, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS returns with all new episodes on Monday, Jan. 3 at 8 p.m. ET.

Viewers can now ring in the New Year with new secrets, new lies, and new betrayals. And no one loves juicy drama more than “A”.

It’s the series that had everyone texting up a storm and looking over their shoulder at the same time. The PRETTY LITTLE LIARS gripping summer finale left fans wondering what happened to Hanna, as she and her best friends Emily, Spencer, and Aria seek to find out who “A” really is.

Now fans get their fill of the seductive new drama that captivated them week after week with the mid-season return. But watch those texts – it’s anyone’s guess who “A” targets next.

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS’ summer run garnered nearly 1.1 million unique viewers each week. Based on the first four episodes, the series holds the number one position for P2+ and Teens 12-17 on MuchMusic over the past five years. Now the wait is over as the girls of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS return.

And that’s not all. Fans get caught up on the scandalous drama when PRETTY LITTLE LIARS returns to the Much schedule with back-to-back encore episodes Tuesdays at

8 p.m. ET beginning Tuesday, Nov. 16. Then viewers get LIAR-ready all at once with the PRETTY LITTLE LIARS marathon leading up to the premiere, on Sunday, Jan. 2 at 12 p.m. ET.

In the returning episode of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, the all-knowing “A” is no longer just threatening to reveal secrets, but has stepped up the game where nothing is off limits. And while they work hard to protect what they know, the four girls are also on the hunt to learn the truth about what happened to Alison the night she disappeared. But when those truths start to come out, the Liars might not be prepared for what they must face when new secrets are revealed.

For all things PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, fans can go to muchmusic.com/prettylittleliars.

Source: BBM Canada

The Comedy Network presents a triple play of television’s funniest late-night comedies, Monday – Thursday, when CONAN joins THE DAILY SHOW and THE COLBERT REPORT beginning Monday, November 8.

THE DAILY SHOW and THE COLBERT REPORT air at 11 p.m. ET/PT and at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, respectively, followed by CONAN at 12 midnight. It all adds up to a compelling and hilarious, two-hour, late-night comedy block on The Comedy Network.

For night owls who just can’t get enough, the same two-hour block airs Monday-Thursday on CTV, beginning at 12 midnight (visit thecomedynetwork.ca and CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).  

New episodes of THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART, THE COLBERT REPORT, and CONAN are available on demand the day following their television broadcast, exclusively on thecomedynetwork.ca and CTV.ca. 

The Comedy Network & CTV Late-Night Comedy Block:

* Monday-Thursday

The Comedy Network:

11 p.m. ET/PT: THE DAILY SHOW *beginning Nov. 1*

11:30 p.m. ET/PT: THE COLBERT REPORT *beginning Nov. 1*

12 midnight: CONAN *SERIES PREMIERE Nov. 8*  

 

CTV: 

12 midnight: THE DAILY SHOW

12:30 a.m. ET: THE COLBERT REPORT

1 a.m. ET: CONAN *SERIES PREMIERE Nov. 8*    

CTV and Comcast International Media Group (CIMG) have partnered to bring E! Entertainment Television back to Canadian audiences.

Today, the companies announced a multi-platform program supply and trademark licence arrangement that will debut a new Canadian E! channel, formerly Star!, beginning November 29.

Dedicated exclusively to informing Canadian viewers on all aspects of the entertainment industry, E! will immediately be available in more than 6.2 million Canadian households.

One of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, E! is the #1 primary source on American television for celebrity and entertainment news and continues to rank as a top five network in the U.S. for both A18-49 and A18-34.* Targeting the female 18-49 demo, the return of E! in Canada marks the arrival of a very strong specialty brand to CTV’s industry-leading suite of specialty channels. 

“E! is a specialty brand for a specialty service. It’s a hot network that has seen dramatic year-over-year ratings growth,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “The time is right to refresh our own entertainment channel so it can achieve its potential for viewers and advertisers. E! is a dynamic complement to what we’ve built with ETALK, Canada’s #1 entertainment source.”

“We’re delighted to bring E! back to audiences in Canada as we enter this new partnership with CTV,” added Duccio Donati, Executive Vice President, CIMG.  “E!’s signature content has been a long-time favourite with TV viewers in the market and the network’s robust line-up of entertainment news programming, hit reality series and red carpet coverage, complement the channel’s localized programming, as part of an E! branded 24/7 channel.”

Powered by pop culture phenoms such as KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS, CHELSEA LATELY, LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET, THE SOUP and E! TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY, E! enjoyed its highest-rated and most-watched September ever in the U.S. 

The arrangement between CTV and CIMG will see:

· exclusive access to current programming on E!;

· exclusive access to E!’s array of digital media assets in Canada, including mobile and Video on Demand;

· a Canadian-managed website, eonline.ca, eventually featuring both E! and original digital content and allowing for integration of Canadian ad sales; and

· a commitment to create new, original Canadian programming.

 

Research indicates that an overwhelming majority of Canadian viewers are already familiar with E!, including 96% females A18-34 and 92% males A18-34. The network recently expanded its flagship series E! NEWS to a new one-hour format, while MARRIED TO ROCK, BRIDALPLASTY, and Season 3 of KENDRA will premiere on E! this November. Journalist and author Laura Ling also recently joined the network as host of the popular investigative documentary series E! INVESTIGATES. E!’s roster of popular personalities includes the Kardashians, Chelsea Handler, Ryan Seacrest, Giuliana Rancic, Joel McHale, Kelly Osbourne, Holly Madison, Kendra Wilkinson and Joan Rivers.

The channel will present 50 per cent Canadian programming throughout the broadcast year, including 40 per cent in prime time. Additional programming details regarding E!’s new schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.

CTV will utilize its award-winning promotion, marketing and communication resources to relaunch the E! brand in Canada. The company already manages Canada’s #1 specialty brands in sports (The Sports Network, aka TSN), music and youth (MuchMusic and MTV), factual (The Discovery Channel), business (BNN – Business News Network), comedy (The Comedy Network), and genre (SPACE), among others.

MuchMusic brings fans up close and personal with multi-platinum recording artist Taylor Swift for a live interview on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 5 p.m. ET.

In the live one-hour show TAYLOR SWIFT, she talks with 10 fans and MuchMusic VJ Sarah Taylor about her new album Speak Now, her impressive four GRAMMY Awards®, and her life as a musician and moving out on her own. But that’s not all.

Fans who want to be part of the action can come down to the corner of Queen and John Streets in Toronto as the pop media darling greets the fans outside of MuchMusic’s street level studio.

Taylor’s Speak Now album was released just this week, and is earning substantial critical acclaim. Rolling Stone gave the disc an impressive 4 Stars, writing: “People like to fixate on Taylor Swift’s youth, as if to say, yeah, she’s pretty good for her age. But that just begs a question: Where are all the older people who are supposedly making better pop records than Taylor Swift? There aren’t any.”

The 20-year old singer-songwriter has sold more than 13 million records and is guaranteed to  build upon that success  with the anticipated success of her third album Speak Now, in stores now. Her hit song “Mine” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot Digital Songs Chart and at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 upon release. “Mine” currently sits at #3 on the MUCHMUSIC COUNTDOWN.