November 2010

It’s a SPACE-MAS miracle! SPACE gives the Vulcan salute to regular holiday programming and makes way for THE 12 DAYS OF SPACE-MAS.

Starting Thursday, Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, genre buffs can rocket through the holidays with out-of-this-world sci-fi blockbusters, the best in SPACE Original Programming and four days of Star Wars and Star Trek movie mayhem.

Just in time to exterminate holiday boredom, the new DOCTOR WHO: A CHRISTMAS CAROL special makes its premiere Dec. 26 at 9 p.m. ET exclusively on SPACE. For those needing to escape the ordinary this holiday, SPACE is always your go-to-station for the extraordinary.

 

Batman Marathon

Thursday, Dec. 23 – Friday, Dec. 24

Cozy up with “The Caped Crusader” as THE 12 DAYS OF SPACE-MAS kicks off with a Batman movie marathon, beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

 

The Complete Star Wars Marathon

Friday, Dec. 24 – Saturday, Dec. 25

SPACE viewers can tune into the entire Star Wars saga beginning Friday, Dec. 24 at 12 p.m. ET with The Phantom Menace. The Force is with SPACE fans as The Complete Star Wars Marathon continues all day on Christmas Day.

 

DOCTOR WHO Christmas Specials Marathon

Saturday, Dec. 25 – Monday, Dec. 27

The Time Lord is the only Doctor making house calls on Christmas when SPACE stuffs stockings with the dramatic and epic DOCTOR WHO specials, beginning Dec. 25 at 3 a.m. ET with THE CHRISTMAS INVASION. In the most Christmassy adventure yet, the highly anticipated DOCTOR WHO: A CHRISTMAS CAROL makes its Canadian premiere on Dec. 26 at 9 p.m. ET.

 

Blockbuster Movie Marathon

Monday, Dec. 27 – Tuesday, Dec. 28

SPACE wreaks havoc with two days of the finest in blockbuster, genre movie titles. The mayhem begins on Monday, Dec. 27 at 11 a.m. ET with Next. Other killer titles include Transformers, The Matrix, I, Robot and more.

 

Miniseries Marathon

Wednesday, Dec. 29 – Thursday, Dec. 30

SPACE saves viewers from midweek boredom with a Miniseries Marathon featuring some of the hottest contemporary genre programming. Starting at 6 a.m. ET with the frakkin’ BATTLESTAR GALACTICA two-episode miniseries, the fun wraps up with the British zombie splatterfest DEAD SET.

 

SANCTUARY Season 3A Marathon

Thursday, December 30

Catch up on Season 3A of the SPACE original series SANCTUARY, beginning at 10 a.m. ET with the season premiere episode entitled “Kali (Part 3)”.

 

Star Trek Movie Marathon

Friday, Dec. 31 – Sunday, Jan. 2

Trek through the end of 2010 with the two-day Star Trek Movie Marathon beginning at 6 a.m. ET on New Year’s Eve. SPACE serves up each film from the 1979 classic Star Trek: The Motion Picture to the 2002 hit Star Trek: Nemesis, all digitally re-mastered.

 

STARGATE UNIVERSE Season 2A Marathon

Sunday, Jan. 2 – Monday, Jan. 3

Catch up on Season 2A of SPACE’s most-watched series when a two-day marathon of the Gemini-nominated STARGATE UNIVERSE takes off at 2 p.m. ET.  Franchise fans can tune in to see where it all began as SPACE airs all three STARGATE films starting with the original Stargate at 7 a.m. ET.

 

TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL Marathon

Monday, Jan. 3

On the 12th day of SPACE-MAS, the holiday voyage concludes with a special TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL marathon, starting at 5 p.m. ET with “Todd the Metal God”, only on SPACE.

This January, Global takes viewers into the heart of the South American jungle in the hot, new series, Off the Map premiering Wednesday, January 12 – 10pm ET/PT in simulcast with ABC.

This compelling medical drama follows a group of young doctors struggling with the challenges of working in a remote clinic while trying to remember why they chose their profession in the first place.

Starring Canadians Caroline Dhavernas (Passchendaele) as Dr. Lily Brenner and Rachelle Lefevre (Barney’s Version) as Dr. Ryan Clark, the series also features a diverse cast including: Martin Henderson (Battle in Seattle) as Dr. Ben Keeton; Jason George (Grey’s Anatomy) as Dr. Otis Cole; Valerie Cruz (True Blood) as Dr. Zitajalehrena (Zita/Zee) Alvarez; Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights) as Dr. Tommy Fuller; Mamie Gummer (John Adams) as Dr. Mina Minard; and Jonathan Castellanos (Southland) as Charlie. Michael McKean (Curb Your Enthusiasm) guest stars as Ed in the premiere episode.

“Off the Map spins the medical genre on its axis with relatable characters trying to survive in an exotic yet unrelatable environment,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice-President, Content, Shaw Media. “We’re excited to launch Global’s strong mid-season schedule with this uplifting series that will add a new energy to our primetime lineup.”

From Shonda Rhimes and the creative team behind Grey’s Anatomy, Off the Map follows three young ex-pats to “la ciudad de las estrellas” (the city of stars), a tiny town in the South American jungle which has one understaffed and under-stocked medical clinic. While these young doctors are running away from their own personal demons, they soon discover they aren’t the only ones at the clinic with emotional baggage. As this group of physicians struggle to save lives in an unpredictable environment, they face professional and personal challenges while having the adventure of a lifetime.

In the series premiere, “Saved by the Great White Hope,” (Wednesday, January 12 – 10pm ET/PT), idealistic Dr. Lily Brenner (Dhavernas) along with fellow doctors Mina Minard (Gummer) and Tommy Fuller (Gilford), arrive in South America to work in the only clinic serving a small town. They are introduced to legendary and enigmatic Dr. Ben Keeton (Henderson) – previously the youngest Chief of Surgery at UCLA but who walked away from it all to found the facility. Keeton’s colleagues include his right-hand doctor, Otis Cole (George), the mysterious Ryan Clark (Lefevre) and local doctor, Zita Alvarez (Cruz). As the staff sets out to save lives in the jungle, they’ll learn how far they have to go to truly heal their patients – and themselves.

Off the Map is filmed entirely on location in Hawaii. Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice) are executive producers, and Jenna Bans (Grey’s Anatomy) is the executive producer and series creator.

Fans can catch up on full episodes of Off the Map on GlobalTV.com following the broadcast.

Friday, November 26 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC-TV

In this week’s episode of The Ron James Show, Canada’s favourite comic shares some straight talk about Men & Women, accepts the consequences of settling for less, and struggles to help his wife pick out new knobs – that’s a reference to furniture, not family.

Meanwhile L’il Ronnie saves up to buy Sea Monkeys; Larry Garibaldi puts some parliamentarians in their place; and Ron pays tribute to Peterborough, ON in his latest Ode to the Road.

Guest Cast:  Linda Kash (Everybody Loves Raymond) and Deb McGrath (Little Mosque on the Prairie).

There’s been a lot of buzz online about the fact that Meredith’s miscarriage was swept under the rug, while Derek seems preoccupied with helping Yang. It’s not an insensitivity thing, says Shonda Rhimes. In fact, by being there for Meredith’s best friend he’s already showing is support. So why is it that the miscarriage plotline faded away and the issue with Cristina carries on?

Creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes’ response: “Because Cristina saved his life & because no one held a gun to Mer’s head, gave her PTSD and made her unable to operate … because he is being optimistic about future babies.”

So, it sounds like the Mer/Der pregnancy situation was just a bump in the road heading towards better things. This also demonstrates that perhaps the Cristina thing will be a longer, lasting issue.

Glee is one of the hottest shows on TV right now, and it looks like Grey’s Anatomy wants to capture some of that audience. Because, beleive it or not, they are going to do a musical episode this season. Odd, for a medical drama, no? But, the series creator does promise that it’s not going to be cheesy, at least not from what she said to TV guide.

Creator Shonda Rhimes says the Grey’s musical episode will differ from other shows that have attempted one. She cites Buffy the Vampire Slayer as an example.

“[Ours] is sort of the opposite of that in a weird way,” Rhimes says. “They did an all-out, show-stopping, Broadway kind of musical episode. This is very different.”

This episode is sure to be a laugh, but it’s yet to be determined if that is a good thing or not.

Jennifer Grey has won ‘Dancing with the Stars’.

The ‘Dirty Dancing’actress and her professional partner Derek Hough were crowned champions of the US TV show after impressing both the judges and public with their routines.

The couple – who consistently topped the judges’leader board – beat Disney star Kyle Massey and Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol to receive the coveted mirror-ball trophy.

Speaking after her win, an emotional Jennifer said: “It’s such a sweet thing at the end of such a tricky tumultuous journey and it was worth every second of it. It was the chance of a lifetime and I’m so grateful that I didn’t miss it.”

Asked what she would miss most about the show, Jennifer – who shot to fame starring opposite the late Patrick Swayze in ‘Dirty Dancing’-replied: “Dancing.”

The 50-year-old star endured health problems throughout the competition and in the final she danced through pain from a slipped disc.

She later dedicated her win to her nine-year-old daughter, Stella.

Although Bristol came finished in third place and was a controversial finalist because she had failed to impress the judges – Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Len Goodman – on several occasions, she received a standing ovation from the crowd.

She said: “I have so many good memories in this competition. It’s been a life-changing experience.”

Christina Aguilera also performed during the show showcasing a raunchy routine from new film ‘Burlesque’- in which she stars with Cher. 

Source: Bang

Tuesday, November 23 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

Episode synopsis to be announced.

Tuesday, November 23 – 9pm ET/PT *Part 2 of 2* on Global

In the conclusion of a two-part episode, Hetty and the NCIS team continue to search for an elusive book that has the attention of several foreign security agencies.

9:00pm – Tuesday, November 23 on /A

Also airs at 11 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 10 p.m. MT on ACCESS

In the Season 2 finale, Gideon (Mandy Patinkin) takes off to hunt Frank, (Keith Carradine, DEXTER) an elusive and prolific serial killer, without telling the BAU team. Meanwhile, the team must profile Gideon as a suspect in order to find them both.

Tuesday, November 23 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

Sue’s Nazi-hunting mother, Doris (guest star Carol Burnett), shows up in Lima to check in on her girls. Meanwhile, Kurt makes an important decision after getting pushed to his breaking point; and Rachel and Finn take a big step.