November 2010

Wednesday, November 24 – 9pm ET/PT *Part 2 of 2* on Global

In the conclusion of a two-part episode, the team scrambles for answers after a shocking ambush reveals a new twist in their current investigation.

9 p.m. ET/PT – Wednesday, November 24 on Space

Todd is challenged to a deadly drag race by a basketball star possessed by a ghost from the 1950’s who has put Jenny under his spell.

Wednesday, November 24 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

The survivors scramble to win a do-or-die immunity challenge. And when a fire breaks out in the camp, several precious possessions are lost, impacting the remaining castaways in this crucial stage of the game.

8:00pm – Wednesday, November 24 on /A

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

Catch up on the world of high fashion with a special recap episode of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL featuring behind-the-scenes moments and model shenanigans from the past cycle.

8:00pm – Wednesday, November 24 on CTV

Chance (Mark Valley) must protect the wife (guest star Molly Parker, SHATTERED) of a man he killed seven years ago as his conscience eats at him for his past misdeeds. Meanwhile, Ames (Janet Montgomery) hopes Guerrero (Earle Haley) will take her under his wing and Ilsa (Indira Varma) is shocked at what she discovers about the business.

Last night, a record 2.7 million Canadian viewers watched as Jennifer Grey had the time of her life winning the Mirror Ball Trophy during the DANCING WITH THE STARS season finale on CTV.

The most-watched episode ever in the 11-season history of the series, the two-hour show-down between Grey and Bristol Palin was also the most-watched program of the night.

Up 11% from last year’s finale, the Top 10 phenomenon peaked with 3.3 million viewers and was seen by 6.7 million unique viewers in total. DANCING WITH THE STARS currently ranks #8 in the Top 20 list of the most-watched programs on Canadian television.*

The controversy and buzz surrounding this season’s competitors resonated with viewers, with Season 11 ending with an average audience of 2.24 million Canadian viewers, up 4% compared to telecasts last Fall on CTV.

ETALK has been front and centre for all of the dancing and drama with behind-the-scenes interviews as well as an exclusive spot at DANCING WITH THE STARS in L.A. Tonight at 7 p.m. ET, ETALK speaks with this year’s champion Jennifer Grey.

Rumrunners and drug dealers, gorgeous girls with amnesia or stolen chip trucks, racehorses or fiancées – there’s always something intriguing going on in the Republic.

Private Eye Jake Doyle returns for a raucous second season of CBC’s REPUBLIC OF DOYLE, solving cases, dodging punches and chasing criminals through the hilly, colourful streets of seaside St. John’s.

Season One of REPUBLIC OF DOYLE saw Jake proving himself to be a top-notch, gut instinct, rogue kind of a P.I. Season Two continues to deliver and entertain with killer cases from uncommon clients -– complete with all the laughs, fistfights, car chases, lager and family skirmishes that viewers have come to expect from any episode of this one-of-a-kind series.

So what lies ahead for the Doyles as they all face Mal’s mortality? Will Christian return and better yet, what will happen if he does? Can Jake clear him? And are Jake and Leslie really over? Is “The One” for Jake gone for good?

REPUBLIC OF DOYLE stars Allan Hawco as the charming and irreverent detective who struggles daily to navigate the complications of running the family P.I. business while keeping his very tangly private life in check.

Also returning to the Republic are the people that Jake can’t live with — or without: colleague (and defacto stepmother) Rose Miller (Lynda Boyd); vandal turned P.I. apprentice Des Courtney (Mark O’Brien); and enterprising niece Tinny (Marthe Bernard).

But the return of one Doyle remains uncertain. After a couple of massive back-to-back heart attacks and emergency surgery, what has become of Malachy Doyle (Sean McGinley)…and how are the Doyles moving forward?

E! NEWS launches in Canada next Monday with a world exclusive: Diddy – Dirty Money, the hot new music group composed of multi-platinum-selling, Grammy-winning Sean “Diddy” Combs, Dawn Richard of Danity Kane, and singer/songwriter Kalenna Harper, will treat Canadian viewers to the highly-anticipated first look at their new music video, “Coming Home,” exclusively on E! NEWS, Monday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. ET (visit eonline.ca to confirm local listings).

The song, produced by Alex da Kid and Jay Z, is the latest single off of Diddy – Dirty Money’s upcoming album, Last Train to Paris, which will be released Tuesday, December 14, 2010.

Following the worldwide video premiere on Nov. 29, E! NEWS will air an exclusive interview with Diddy, Dawn and Kalenna. Diddy will then follow up with two appearances on the network during the week Last Train to Paris is released. The hip-hop impresario will guest co-host E! NEWS on Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. ET and on the following night, Friday, December 17, he’ll appear on E!’s THE SOUP at 10 p.m. ET.

The “Coming Home” video will also make its online debut on www.eonline.ca immediately following E! NEWS’ east coast airing on Nov. 29.

For Diddy, Last Train to Paris follows his 2006 solo album, Press Play, which debuted #1 and went gold. His 1997 debut, No Way Out, was seven times platinum, followed by Forever (1999) and The Saga Continues (2001), which both went platinum.

Last Train to Paris is an electro hip-hop soul funk experience that blends elements of UK grime, Mediterranean techno and the 808s of American hip-hop, representing a sound Diddy calls “train music” – new dance music for the new decade. Other artists featured on the album include T.I., Lil Wayne, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Drake, Chris Brown, Grace Jones, Trey Songz and Bilal.

Diddy first teamed with Kalenna to write for Dawn’s group, Danity Kane, which he formed via his 2004-2005 MTV series, MAKING THE BAND 3. Danity Kane then became the first female ensemble in history to debut at #1 with their first two albums, and following their success, Diddy – Dirty Money was created in 2009.

Mike Holmes continues his mission to “Make It Right”™ as he helps combat disastrous property repairs in the second season of the popular HGTV series Holmes Inspection beginning Thursday, January 6 at 9pm ET/PT. The second season is part of HGTV’s new winter lineup that includes 12 new seasons and series in primetime.

Each episode showcases an innocent homeowner facing extremely large repair bills and dangerous living conditions. With the help of state-of-the-art computer graphics, Mike is in full inspection mode; unearthing catastrophic holes in homes. With lots of power tools, demolition, and a hard working crew that includes Mike Holmes’ kids, Mike Jr. and Sherry and right-hand man Damon Bennett at the helm, the team sets off on a head-on seek and repair mission, determined to “Make It Right”™. 

“Having faced and dealt with overloaded electrical circuits, rotten roofs, plumbing nightmares and more, Canadians have come to rely on the advice Mike offers in every episode of Holmes Inspection,” says Emily Morgan, Vice President of Content for HGTV, Food Network and DIY Network. “Mike Holmes has always been a favourite on the HGTV schedule and we couldn’t be more excited to have his new season included in our exceptional winter lineup.”

Offering viewers the chance to witness, first hand, the unique dilemmas faced by house purchasers who’ve been misled and now face daunting renovations, Holmes Inspection sheds light on the importance of spotting problems before you buy. Mike and his dedicated crew, entrenched in the construction and building trade, provide their unique perspective and show how to get a house up to code.

Full episodes of Holmes Inspection will be available at www.hgtv.ca the day after airing.

MTV closes the year with festive cheer, feisty rappers, best of specials, exclusive premieres, and women…lots of women! Host Dan Levy shows viewers how to survive the hustle and bustle of the holiday season in DAN LEVY’S HOLIDO’S AND DON’TS (Dec. 13).

Former Host Jessi Cruickshank provides a tour of her new home away from home in JESSI CRUICKSHANK’S REAL HOLLYWOOD SURVIVAL GUIDE (Dec. 27-29). Rounding up the best, worst, and most ridiculous happenings of 2010 are exclusive specials MTV NEWS BEST OF 2010 (Dec. 21) and MOVIE NIGHT’S YEAR IN REVIEW IN 2D (Dec. 23).

MTV also unwraps the life of a new hip-hop queen in NICKI MINAJ: MY TIME NOW (Dec. 6) and keeps things controversial with the series premiere of THE VICE GUIDE TO EVERYTHING (Dec. 13), covering the most taboo subjects in Vice Magazine.

Viewers can travel with Host Sharlene Chiu as she explores the trés magnifique city of Lyon, France in SHARLENE VS. LYON (Dec. 20) and then join her in Texas as she explores a musical mecca in MTV NEWS: AUSTIN CITY LIMITS (Dec. 22).

 

MTV Holiday Programming:

 

DAN LEVY’S HOLIDO’S AND DON’TS

MTV Exclusive Special – Monday, Dec. 13 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT

MTV Host Dan Levy eases the pain of the holidays in DAN LEVY’S HOLIDO’S AND DON’TS, providing his ultimate Holiday Survival Guide for the upcoming season. Levy covers all of the holiday bases; providing cheap shopping tips, unveiling his Christmas wish-list, and visiting an acting coach to practice how to react when receiving a heinous present.

 

MTV NEWS BEST OF 2010

MTV Special – Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 6:26 p.m. ET/PT

Featuring some of the most shocking stories of the year, MTV NEWS reflects on the best of 2010. Host Aliya-Jasmine Sovani, with reporters Sharlene Chiu and Johnny Hockin look at a whirlwind year, covering the biggest stories of 2010 in pop culture and beyond. Also revealed are the staff’s top five picks for best album, song, and video of 2010.

 

MOVIE NIGHT’S YEAR IN REVIEW IN 2D 

MTV Special – Thursday Dec. 23 at 6:26 p.m. ET/PT

Breakout the popcorn! From the biggest blockbusters to the surprise hit flicks of the year, host Johnny Hockin counts down MOVIE NIGHT’s ten favourite films of 2010.

 

MTV Exclusive Specials:

 

NICKI MINAJ: MY TIME NOW

Exclusive Special – Monday, Dec. 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

In this one-hour documentary, fans are given unprecedented access to the life of the Queen Bee of hip-hop. Cameras capture Minaj in the most intimate moments as she prepares for her first VMAs performance and copes with the stress of releasing her debut album Pink Friday. Minaj also travels back to her native Trinidad for a special performance, and opens up about the pleasures and perils of becoming one of the next big superstars. Catch a sneak peek of the special here.

 

THE VICE GUIDE TO EVERYTHING

Series Premiere – Monday, Dec. 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Starting as a magazine notorious for controversial headlines and promotion of all things sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll, Vice Magazine has kept everyone talking. Now expanding its cultural prowess, THE VICE GUIDE TO EVERYTHING explores the most interesting and absurd people, news, sub-cultures, and rituals. This new series explores a unique but still very controversial look into politics, art, fashion, and the environment. Click here for a clip.

 

SHARLENE VS. LYON

MTV Exclusive – Monday, Dec. 20 at 6:26 p.m. ET

In this episode of SHARLENE VS., host Sharlene Chiu travels to magnificent Lyon, France for the Nuits Sonores Music Festival. Chiu experiences the stunning French city through its boucherons, hidden alleys, indie markets, and shady bars. Artist appearances include The Almighty Defenders, Liars, Busy P, Uffie, and Thee Oh Sees.

 

MTV NEWS: AUSTIN CITY LIMITS

MTV Exclusive – Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 6:26 p.m.  ET/PT 

MTV NEWS reporter Sharlene Chiu saddles up and heads south to capture every moment of the legendary Austin City Limits music festival in Texas. This three day event features over 130 artists with performances by The Strokes and MIA. Chiu also sits down to chat with Vampire Weekend, Local Natives, The Flaming Lips, and Band of Horses. Click here for a sneak peek clip.

 

JESSI CRUICKSHANK’S REAL HOLLYWOOD SURVIVAL GUIDE

MTV Special – Part One – Monday, Dec. 27 at 8:30 p.m. ET 

In this exclusive three part series, former MTV Host Jessi Cruickshank takes on the bright lights of Hollywood, providing the low-down on how to come out on top in L.A. Cruickshank begins with a look into finding work among the stars. With her signature sarcasm on everything from celebs to navigating breast sizes and tan shades, Cruickshank shows viewers how to survive in the city she now calls home.

 

Part Two – Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 8:30 p.m. ET

Notorious for its nightlife, Jessi takes on L.A. after dark – from the most elite clubs to the hottest red carpets. Cruickshank explores what is just the right amount of “slutty” for the clubs, and how to become a VIP.

 

Part Three – Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 8:30 p.m. ET

Partying like a rock star has its costs. In the final installment, Jessi goes into recovery mode and shows viewers how to nurse an epic Hollywood hangover.