November 2010

8:00pm – Tuesday, November 23 on /A

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

Buck Russell (John Candy, Delerious) is not the most reliable and trustworthy person around so it is with much reluctance that his sister-in-law asks him to babysit their three children played by Jean Louisa Kelly (Locked Away), Macaulay Culkin (Saved!) and Gaby Hoffmann (200 Cigarettes). While Buck goes through his normal routines and hilarious hijinx, he learns there is more to life than just being an eligible bachelor and having fun.

Corus Entertainment’s Nickelodeon (Canada) is giving kids two new reasons to tune into Nick as the network welcomes T.U.F.F. Puppy, a new 2D animated comedy from hit-maker Butch Hartman (The Fairly OddParents) and the new CGI animated comedy series Planet Sheen this January.

Viewers not currently subscribing to Nick will have the opportunity to sample these new series and all that Nick has to offer during a free preview beginning Wednesday, December 15 through to Monday, January 31.

Available in 95 per cent of Canadian homes with digital service, Nickelodeon’s free preview will be accessible to Rogers Personal TV (channel 231), Shaw Direct (channel 182), Shaw (channel 135), Cogeco (channel 142 in Ontario; channel 140 in Quebec), Videotron (169) and Bell TV (channel 559) subscribers.



Premieres: Wednesday, January 5 at 6 p.m. ET

The action-packed T.U.F.F. Puppy centers around Dudley Puppy (voiced by iCarly’s Jerry Trainor), a gung-ho, dim-witted dog who finds himself accidentally thrust into the role of secret agent when he’s recruited by the super-secret, crime-fighting organization, T.U.F.F. (Turbo Undercover Fighting Force).

Puppy partners with Kitty Katswell, a feline superspy who is a skilled kung fu and weapons expert. Naturally, they don’t get along – but together they protect their hometown of Petropolis and the rest of the world against the evil animal organization, D.O.O.M. (Diabolical Order of Mayhem).

This Nick original animated series is created and executive produced by Butch Hartman, creator of the Emmy®-winning series The Fairly OddParents and Danny Phantom.



Premieres: Friday, January 7 at 6 p.m. ET

Planet Sheen follows the intergalactic adventures of Sheen Guevera Estevez, the hyperactive kid from Nick’s popular television series The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius.

Sheen finds himself stranded after he accidentally “borrows” a rocket and crash lands on planet Zeenu, a world of limited technology that is inhabited by not-too-bright creatures and ruled by an Emperor who becomes fascinated with Sheen.

The series follows Sheen as he deals with Zeenu’s bizarre customs and creatures, including the jealous villain Dorkus. In every episode, Sheen makes it his mission to teach the superior ways of Earth and bring Zeenu into the 21st century – though he possesses no skills to do so.

Created by Steve Oedekerk, creator of Nick’s hit film franchises Jimmy Neutron and Barnyard as well as Keith Alcorn (The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius).

Taylor Momsen has reportedly been put on “indefinite hiatus” from ‘Gossip Girl’.

The 17-year-old singer-and-actress – who has portrayed Jenny Humphrey in just three episodes of the current season so far – will not appear on screen after the episode which airs next Monday (29.11.10), reports website Deadline.

Though representatives for the TV series have refused to comment on the claims, insiders insist Taylor’s airtime has been shelved for “strictly creative reasons”.

Friends of the star – who fronts rock band The Pretty Reckless – insist she doesn’t care about the show anymore and is only concerned about her ‘Gossip Girl’pay cheque.

One pal told “She only does the show for the money. She works hard on ‘Gossip Girl’but doesn’t care about the plot or the other cast members. She treats it like a 9-5. No emotional investment.”

Taylor – who has starred in ‘Gossip Girl’since the pilot episode -previously confessed she doesn’t feel close to any of her co-stars, who include Blake Lively, Chace Crawford and Leighton Meester, on the show.

She said: “I’m not really close with my cast. We’re all cordial and nice to each other, but we’re not really friends outside of the set.” 

Source: Bang

Simon Cowell revealed his life was “boring” before he appeared on television, during his acceptance speech at the 38th International Emmy Awards.

The music mogul – who first achieved TV stardom as a judge on 2001 UK TV talent show ‘Pop Idol’- was handed the International Emmy Founders Award at the ceremony at The Hilton hotel in New York City last night (22.11.10) for his contributions to TV and entertainment, and he admitted he was delighted to receive the accolade.

Simon – who was handed his prize by News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch – joked: “Whoever said fame, money, success will destroy you, was completely wrong. Bring it on! My life was boring before I went on TV.”

Paying tribute to “amazingly talented and charismatic” Simon, Rupert praised him for his work on ‘The X Factor’, ‘American Idol’and the ‘Got Talent’franchise, which he said made the British star a “phenomenal media impresario” for his “enormous cultural contributions”.

He added: “Simon has helped make Fox Broadcasting number one season after season over the past decade.

“I’m confident his launch of ‘X Factor’in the US next year will build on that success for years to come.

“No one has done more in the past decade to build the fortunes of Fox Broadcasting.”

Other winners at the ceremony – which was hosted by actor Jason Priestly – included actor Bob Hoskins for his role on ‘The Street’and ‘Enid’actress Helena Bonham Carter.

The 38th International Emmy Awards recognise the best in television that was produced, and initially aired, outside the US.


The 38th International Emmy Awards winners list:


Best Performance by an actor:

Bob Hoskins, ‘The Street’, UK


Best performance by an actress:

Helena Bonham Carter, ‘Enid’, UK


Children and young people:

‘Shaun the Sheep’, UK


Drama Series:

‘The Street’, UK



‘Traffic Light’, Israel


Nonscripted entertainment:

‘CQC’, Argentina



‘My Love’, Portugal


TV movie/miniseries:

‘Small Island’, UK



‘Mom and the Red Bean Cake’, South Korea


Arts programming:

‘The World According to Ion B.’, Romania


International Emmy Directorate Award:

Lorne Michaels


International Emmy Founders Award:

Simon Cowell


Source: Bang

Today on LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY it was announced that five women from Toronto were selected to be part of the LIVE’s “Girls Night Out Vegas Getaway”.

The five women will fly to Las Vegas this weekend to tape segments with Kelly Ripa to be broadcast on Dec. 2 at 9 a.m. ET on CTV. LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY airs Monday – Friday at 9 a.m. ET on CTV (visit to confirm local broadcast times).

Toronto’s Misty Tyson wrote to LIVE! describing the recent challenging years she and her friends have had – break-ups, cancer, a miscarriage, loss of loved ones – you name it, they’ve experienced it. But through it all, they’ve been there for each other, providing support, friendship, laughs and fun. 

Back in October, Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa announced that one lucky viewer and four of her friends would have the chance to travel to the city with the show, enjoy a night on the town with Kelly and be featured on LIVE! To enter, each viewer was required to send a recent photo of herself with her friends, plus a letter detailing why they should be selected for a “GNO” Vegas-style with Kelly.

Their stories and infectious spirit resonated with the LIVE! producers and out of thousands of entries, Misty and friends were selected for the trip to Las Vegas. Dubbed the “Fab Five” by the LIVE! staff, they’ll fly out for a weekend of pampering, shopping and entertainment, capped off by their night on the town with Kelly.


The five lucky women are:


Misty Tyson, 30,

TV Director

She submitted the group for consideration


Mercedez DiNino DeCastro, 50,

TV Casting Director


Heidi Allen, 40,

Wedding planner and owns a wedding gown store


Jenny Couke-Cosgrove, 35,

TV Producer


Spiria Fearon, 34, married,

Associate TV Producer

MuchMusic ushers out the year with fan favourite HOLIDAY WRAP specials that recap the years best and worst in pop culture. From YOUR TOP 50 PICKS OF 2010 to the TOP 10 MOMENTS OF 2010, and viewer favourites TOP 10 HOTTEST GUYS OF 2010 and TOP 10 HOTTEST GIRLS OF 2010,

MuchMusic takes viewers through the events and people that made 2010 a memorable kickoff to the decade. Not to mention, everyone’s favourite jurors do a recap of their very own in VIDEO ON TRIAL: 20 BEST OF THE WORST. DEGRASSI fans get to see their favourite cast members take a journey to the other side of the world in DEGRASSI IN INDIA. The holiday fun begins Monday, Dec. 20, exclusively on MuchMusic. See below for a full list of HOLIDAY WRAP programming.

“MuchMusic’s Holiday Wrap is a time-honoured tradition – just like mistletoe, guilt trips from grandma, and hangovers,” said Brad Schwartz, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Much MTV Group, CTV Inc. “This year, Much delivers viewers sizzling holiday programming by recapping the hottest music videos, hottest people, and hottest moments of 2010.”


MuchMusic’s Holiday Programming:



Runs Monday, Dec. 20 – Thursday, Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. ET (60 min.)

Marathon airs Sunday, Dec. 26 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET (5 hours)

Brush up on 2010’s video hits as MuchMusic plays the picks for the Top 50 Music videos of the past year.



Premieres Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. ET (60 min.)

The brutally honest jurors stack up the 20 best-of-the-worst videos of 2010 and then tear them down! Whether it’s Gaga, Usher, Ke$ha, Eminem, Katy, Taylor, or Glambert, no artist can escape this judgment day!



Premieres Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. ET (60 min.)

Much looks back at what went down in 2010, re-living and recounting the events that changed lives. From Canada’s Winter Olympic gold rush, to the MMVAs, to how Canada’s music scene came together to support the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, 2010 truly had it all, and it’s all on tape! 



Premieres Thursday, Dec. 23 at 10 p.m. ET (30 min.)

Beauty, talent, and of course those sculpted abs, these guys are the full package. MuchMusic holds its annual countdown of the Top 10 hottest guys of the year. Tune in to see who made the list of boys who drove everyone wild in 2010.



Premieres Thursday, Dec. 23 at 10:30 p.m. ET (30 min.)

Talented beauties, pop stars, and luscious babes – it’s the ultimate Top 10 Hottest girls of 2010. MuchMusic brings viewers their favorite A-listers who left us breathless in 2010. ‬



Premieres Friday, Dec. 24 at 8 p.m. ET (30 min.)

DEGRASSI IN INDIA follows 14 cast members on a real life journey to a tiny village in rural India. They set out to help a community build a school with Free the Children where they are reminded to appreciate their friends, family, and fortunate lives. Watch as DEGRASSI’s Gemini award-winning actors depart on an adventure like no other. Click here to see a sneak peek.



Premieres Friday, Dec. 31 from 11 p.m. – 6 a.m. ET (7 hours)

Party with Much and seven hours of commercial free music videos to celebrate and ring in the New Year.

LAST DAY OF THE DINOSAURS has become Discovery Channel’s most-watched special event broadcast ever, with 685,000 viewers tuning in Sunday night for the landmark television event.

Drawing in a combined reach of more than two million viewers from 8 – 9:30 p.m. ET, LAST DAY OF THE DINOSAURS successfully rocked audiences with a stunning re-creation of a blow-by-blow revelation of what happened 65 million years ago.

The special – an original Canadian production – was the #1 non-sports specialty program on Canadian television Sunday night not only with total viewers, but also for A25-54 (293,000) and A18-49 (285,000).

This fully-immersive television experience realistically portrays a cataclysm of unimaginable proportions that ended the dinosaur dynasty and forever changed the very existence of life on Earth.

After kicking off Discovery Channel’s “Dino Week,” the critically-acclaimed production airs again this Thursday, November 25 at 8 p.m. ET in SD on Discovery Channel and in HD on Discovery World HD. An extended 3D experience is also available online at beginning on Friday, November 26 (watch it in 3D online with red and cyan anaglyph glasses or in Standard Definition).

“LAST DAY OF THE DINOSAURS reinforces Discovery Channel as a Canadian leader in factual storytelling and now in 3D,” said Ken MacDonald, Vice-President of Programming for Discovery Channel. “Transmitting a first-rate documentary in four different formats on the same night was a remarkable task and now with Friday’s online viewing extension, we are adding yet another layer to this incredible success story.”

Available to viewers in four dynamic viewing platforms – SD, HD, anaglyph 3D and active 3D – LAST DAY OF THE DINOSAURS is an incredible multidisciplinary endeavour that cleverly marries the art of science, technology and storytelling in one world-class documentary program.

The program taps the latest research from the world’s leading experts drawing on virtually every scientific discipline – from palaeontology and geology to climatology and astrophysics. This truly dynamic television experience follows the doomed, the brave and the survivors in the extraordinary story of these once-mighty rulers. With 18 months of exhaustive scientific research, 30,000 hours of visual effects and animation work by a team of artists – rendering approximately 1,090,000 images! – LAST DAY OF THE DINOSAURS is the definitive explanation of why there aren’t any dinosaurs in your backyard today.

Visit and to learn more about how the special was produced, including a photo gallery of the models as they were constructed as well as FX sets and bonus material.


“Dino Week” continues tonight on Discovery Channel featuring three more episodes of PREHISTORIC that examine what U.S. cities would have looked like at the time the dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Details include:



Tues., Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

Evidence found in Denver holds the key to unlocking an ancient mystery about when humans first arrived in North America.



Wed., Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

From ancestors of the famous longhorn cattle to mammoths, large cats and overgrown armadillos of the Ice Age, everything about Dallas was always big; swim with mosasaurs in downtown Dallas; meet Paluxysaurus, the state dinosaur of Texas.


PREHISTORIC: “Washington, D.C.”

Fri., Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

Washington, D.C. was once a beach town whose waters were teeming with the largest shark ever known; the land was patrolled by a predator that looked like a dog but was bigger than a grizzly.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that the Bravo!-commissioned GENIUS WITHIN: THE INNER LIFE OF GLENN GOULD has been shortlisted for an Academy® Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Commissioned and developed by Bravo!, the film had its world broadcast premiere on Bravo! earlier this year and recently went on to win a Gemini Award for Best Biography Documentary Program.

GENIUS WITHIN is one of fifteen documentaries that will move onto the second round of voting that will determine the final nominees in the category.

“Congratulations to Peter Raymont and everyone at White Pines Pictures for this incredible honour,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “Since its premiere at TIFF in 2009, GENIUS WITHIN has been wowing audiences with its detailed portrait of one of Canada’s most iconic artists, and we’re proud to have been a part of it from the beginning.”

As an enigmatic musical poet and world-renowned pianist, Canada’s own Glenn Gould continues to captivate 28 years after his untimely death. A collaboration between award-winning documentary filmmaker Peter Raymont and award-winning editor Michèle Hozer, Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould explores the personal side of Glenn Gould the man, how he turned his back on celebrity for the sake of his art and whose devotion to his craft cost him the relationships most dear to him.

Intimately revealing the man behind the myth, GENIUS WITHIN: THE INNER LIFE OF GLENN GOULD casts a fresh light on the mysterious pianist whose ideas were as controversial, and his private life as passionate, as his music. The film features never-before seen footage of Gould, photographs, and excerpts from his private home recordings and diaries. The biography also reveals personal memories from Gould’s most intimate friends and lovers, some who have never spoken about him publicly before.

The longest-running drama on television turns 50 years old this year, and CBC Television is marking the occasion with a new special: Corrie Crazy: Canada Loves Coronation Street.  Airing Thursday, December 9 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT), the special is hosted by Canadian television host, design guru and Coronation Street fan, Debbie Travis.

“I know the loyalty and devotion of Corrie fans may seem crazy to those who don’t watch the show, but like millions of Canadians, I’ve always been ‘Corrie Crazy’,” said Travis, who hails from the part of England in which the show is set. “It was an incredible experience to travel home to Manchester to talk to the people who make and star in the program.”

To explore the Canadian cultural phenomenon of Coronation Street, Travis talks to fans, media watchers, broadcast executives, and even academics who help explain the show’s overwhelming success.

“What we learn about the power and appeal of this so-called ‘soap opera’ will surprise fans and non-fans alike,” explained Travis.

In fact, even after almost 40 years on Canadian television, the show continues to attract and gain fans.  Last season on CBC, Coronation Street reached more than 13.5 million Canadians, and so far this season, one in five Canadians have already tuned into Coronation Street on weekday evenings at 6:30 p.m.

Corrie Crazy is produced by Vancouver-based Force Four Entertainment, one of Canada’s most successful and respected television production companies.  Since beginning operations in 1983, Force Four has produced more than 300 hours of primetime broadcast programming, earning accolades on the national and international stage.

New episode of Glee tonight on Global – 8.00 et/pt.

Carol Burnett guest stars