March 2011

9 p.m. Sunday, March 27 on E!

Hoping for a fresh start, the family adjusts to their new life in Hollywood. Gabby struggles to find new friends her own age while Alexis revives her modeling career by booking a photo shoot with sexy San Francisco 49er’s tight end, Vernon Davis. Meanwhile, Tess is thrown for a loop when her biological mother attempts to make contact.

Sunday, March 27 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

When Homer inadvertently humiliates Bart in front of a stadium crowd, Marge encourages Homer to enrol in a fathering enrichment class taught by therapist Dr. Zander (guest voice Paul Rudd). Shocked to learn that Homer often strangles Bart for mischievous behaviour, Dr. Zander conducts a series of treatments with the help of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (guest-voicing as himself) to teach Homer what it feels like to be young and small.

8 p.m. Sunday, March 27 on E!

Identical twin Gaby struggles to overcome a life-long addiction to binging and purging brought on by sibling rivalry. Meanwhile, Jennifer, an aspiring actress, struggles with her uncontrollable binge episodes which cause her to eat everything in sight – including trash.

Global’s summer lineup promises to be a real scorcher with the confirmed premieres of Rookie Blue Season 2 and The Hot Zone (working title) both kicking off in June. The two highly anticipated series will lead the network’s exciting summer primetime schedule, as part of Global’s growing slate of compelling and relevant original programming.

“Rookie Blue was an unprecedented success, and The Hot Zone (working title) has all the markings of another hit drama. We know we have another great show on our hands and we’re pleased to have this opportunity to further solidify our relationship with ABC,” commented Barbara Williams, SVP, Content, Shaw Media. “Based on the strength and the excitement surrounding these two shows, they are the perfect pillars to the Global 2011 summer schedule.”

Audiences across North America were captivated by Rookie Blue, and here in Canada, the series became the most-watched inaugural season of any scripted Canadian TV series in two decades – on any network*. Starting Thursday, June 16 – 10pm ET/PT (in simulcast with ABC) this proven fan favourite is back with Season 2 and the training wheels are off 15 Division’s freshest batch of police officers. Andy McNally (Missy Peregrym), Dov Epstein (Gregory Smith), Chris Diaz (Travis Milne), Traci Nash (Enuka Okuma) and Gail Peck (Charlotte Sullivan) are more experienced and eager to get into high gear, but are just beginning to realize that when it comes to getting good at this job, there are no shortcuts. And when you’re a rookie officer, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

The following week, The Hot Zone (working title) makes its eagerly awaited debut on Tuesday, June 21 – 10pm ET/PT (in simulcast with ABC). A fictional medical procedural set in 2006 at the only military hospital providing advanced surgical care in all of Southern Afghanistan, this highly-charged series charts the frantic lives of the hospital’s resident doctors and nurses from Canada, America, the U.K. and other allied countries. Already creating a sensation within the industry, the series follows the characters as they navigate their way through the relentless life-and-death battles on the operating table, and the never-ending conflicts that arise from working in a war zone military hospital. The Hot Zone stars Elias Koteas (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”), Michelle Borth (“Hawaii Five-0”), Luke Mably (“The Gates”), Deborah Kara Unger (“The Hurricane”), Terry Chen (“Sanctuary”) and Arnold Pinnock (“The Listener”). The Hot Zone is currently filming on location in Toronto. 

Global’s complete summer schedule will be announced in the coming months.

* Source: BBM Canada (NMR/PPM data). All data national English 2+ based on regularly-scheduled, non-sports programs.


Sunday, March 27 – 7:30pm ET/PT on Global

When Steve challenges Stan for family dominance, Stan does everything he can to prove to Steve that he is the alpha male of the Smith house. Meanwhile, Hayley and Jeff seek marriage counselling when the honeymoon phase wears off.

Monday, March 28:

Guest: Award-winning actress, Rita Moreno


Tuesday, March 29:

Guest: News anchor and journalist, Peter Mansbridge


Wednesday, March 30:

Guest: Wrestler, Edge


Thursday, March 31:

Guests: Musician, Robbie Robertson


Friday, April 1:

Pakistan Special

This intimate and thought-provoking special documents George’s recent experience in Pakistan, months after devastating monsoon rains caused heavy flooding and destruction. As the first Canadian Ambassador for the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), George explores the importance of food assistance programs and the vital role that they play in helping families rebuild their lives.

Saturday, March 26 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

A deranged serial killer is on the loose in the college town of Gainesville, Florida, and before long, an 18-year-old freshman with a mood disorder is put under surveillance. When a series of similar murders in neighbouring Louisiana come to light, investigators suddenly have two prime suspects in their sights.

10 p.m. ET/PT – Saturday, March 26 on Comedy Network

Greg Giraldo gave the comedy world some of the funniest moments on television. In this touching special, comedians and celebrities honour the late Greg with clips from stand-up specials, roasts and other memorable moments.

9 p.m. ET – Saturday, March 26 on Space

After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985… without interfering with his first trip. Stars Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd.


8 p.m. ET – Saturday, March 26 on Space

A new tournament descends on Camelot and a warrior known as Gilli sets his sights on victory. Gilli uses magic in the tournament to increase his chances of victory and by doing so he begins to realize the true nature of his powers.