December 2010

Monday, December 20 at 6:26 p.m. ET on MTV

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.

Breakfast Television kicks off the New Year with a fresh new face. Jeremy John joins the Winnipeg BT gang as co-host starting January 4, 2011, only on Citytv. 

Jeremy and co-host Pay Chen along with Jenna Khan, Evan Campbell, Brian Yasui and Kaleigh Hamilton will serve up the latest in news, weather, traffic and entertainment, connecting viewers with everything they need to start their day off right. 

Jeremy’s love of storytelling and meeting interesting and diverse people makes him a perfect fit for Breakfast Television. A Brantford, Ontario native, Jeremy graduated from the Radio Broadcasting program at Humber College in Toronto. Prior to joining the Citytv team, Jeremy has held a variety of radio and television positions including stints at Rogers Television, 680 News, CHFI, The Fan 590, KISS 92.5, 97.7 The Beach, SunTV, and /A\ Channel. 

Outside of work Jeremy enjoys spending time with his family, watching live theatre, and is a fan of just about any sport including: hockey, basketball and football. He is also a proud supporter of various local charities including The YMCA, The Salvation Army, The Humane Society as well as local community theatre.

Let the Farce continue!  Royal Canadian Air Farce is back with a new and irreverent look at the year just ending.

 From the meteoric rise of Justin Bieber to Ottawa’s gaffes, from the G8/G20 follies to WikiLeaks’ cables, the Farce will cast their comic gaze over a wide spectrum of 2010’s top stories and make funny about big names in the news.  

Jessica Holmes returns and re-joins Air Farce vets Roger Abbott, Don Ferguson and Luba Goy, plus Farce regulars Craig Lauzon, Alan Park and Penelope Corrin for AIR FARCE NEW YEAR’S EVE 2010 at 8PM (8:30NT), Friday, December 31, on CBC Television.

Lloyd Robertson will guest on the show, bravely submitting to an affectionate and comic salute to his four decades anchoring national newscasts at CBC and CTV.  His successor Lisa LaFlamme will join in the fun, along with Peter Mansbridge and Brian Williams.

On the list for an Air Farce poke are William and Kate’s impending nuptials, Lady Gaga’s high-protein apparel, Sarah Palin and the Tea Party bandwagon, Celine Dion’s growing family, Gulf oil-spill bungler Tony Hayward and the rescued Chilean miners.  Obama & Biden, the World Cup and even those ubiquitous bed bugs are also in for a Farce zapping. 

“This was another sensational year for satire,” says Roger Abbott.  “2010 has provided us with plenty of comedy fodder and we’re stacking it all up and dishing it out on the last night of the year.”

And no Air Farce New Year’s Eve Special would be complete with the crowning of 2010’s most obnoxious newsmakers – the explosive F-Bombs will be dropped on five of the year’s most notorious and annoying targets.

Further information about AIR FARCE NEW YEAR’S EVE 2010 at

Due to extreme weather conditions in Europe, deadmau5 is unable to travel to Toronto for tomorrow night’s ROGERS PRESENTS: LIVE@MUCH DEADMAU5 concert.

MuchMusic has rescheduled the concert and live broadcast for Tuesday, January 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Tickets for tomorrow night’s event will be honoured, so fans will still have their chance to see deadmau5 live in January.

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Canada’s Olympic Games in Vancouver dominated centre stage earlier this year, capturing the hearts and imaginations of viewers around the world and right here at home.

The Vancouver 2010 Winter Games take the top spot on CTV News’s list of Canadian news stories of the year, followed by the Afghan Mission and Canada’s economic recovery, stories that also landed in CTV’s Top 3 News stories last year.

The Top 10 Canadian News Stories for 2010 were selected by a panel of journalists led by CTV News’ Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lloyd Robertson.

Beginning on Thursday, December 23, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON features in-depth reports on each of the Top 10 Canadian News stories every night leading up to New Year’s Day. CTV’s team of top correspondents take a closer look at each of the major stories, reporting on recent developments and examining the impact they will have on Canadians in the upcoming year. These reports also air on CTV News Channel.

The complete list of CTV’s Top 10 Canadian News Stories for 2010 as revealed on CANADA AM this morning is:

The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games (airing Jan. 1)

Afghanistan Mission (airing Dec. 31)

Economic Recovery (airing Dec. 30)

Russell Williams (airing Dec. 29)

G20 Costs / Riots (airing Dec. 28)

Newly Elected Mayors – Toronto / Calgary (airing Dec. 27)

Haiti Governor General Visit  (airing Dec. 26)

Justin Bieber (airing Dec. 25)

Khadr Trial (airing Dec. 24)

Toyota Recall (airing Dec. 23)


The Top 10 Canadian News Stories will be examined on where visitors can add comments to the year’s top news stories as the coverage rolls out over the next 10 days. The CTV News Video Player will feature a growing archive of these stories over the holiday season.

The winner of Survivor: Nicaragua has been announced.

Jud “Fabio” Birza has taken out the title this year, beating fellow finalists Chase and Sash in tonight’s vote.

the 21-year-old won two immunity challenges on the night to send home Dan and Holly on his way to the final three alongside Chase and Sash.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

9:00pm – Sunday, December 19 on CTV

John Candy delivers one of his finest acting roles in this classic film by John Hughes (The Breakfast Club) about a perpetual bachelor and all around slob who babysits his brother’s rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister. The 80s rewind flick, set around the holidays, delivers some of cinema’s finest quotes.

9 p.m. ET – Sunday, December 19 on Space

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Sunday, December 19 – 8pm ET/PT *Two-hour Finale Followed by One-hour Reunion Special* on Global

The final castaways participate in their last immunity challenges and are questioned by the jury before the jurors vote for the winner. The sole survivor will be revealed as the 20 castaways reunite to discuss their experiences this season in the one-hour reunion special.

7:00pm – Sunday, December 19 on /A

Also airs at 8 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 7 p.m. MT on ACCESS

As both a prequel and a sequel to the original Anne of Green Gables films, audiences learn about the circumstances of Anne Shirley’s childhood that shaped her life and haunted her in later years. Starring Hannah Endicott-Douglas (THE GOOD WITCH) as a young Anne Shirley, Barbara Hershey (Beaches) as the older Anne, Shirley MacLaine (In Her Shoes) as Amelia Thomas and Ron Lea (THIS IS WONDERLAND) as Gene Armstrong.