March 2011

Tuesday, March 22 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

Lockhart Gardner represents client and drug kingpin Lemond Bishop in divorce proceedings, even though Bishop wants a reconciliation. Meanwhile, Kalinda is subpoenaed for a grand jury investigation.

10 p.m. ET/PT – Tuesday, March 22 on Comedy Network

Tosh breaks a world record. This episode’s Web Redemption is “David After Dentist.”

10 p.m. ET/PT – Tuesday, March 22 on Space

An attack on Homeworld Command traps Greer and Wray.

Tuesday, March 22 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

NCIS investigates whether the life of a Venezuelan politician is in danger after a Navy Intelligence Commander who is responsible for tracking his moves suddenly disappears.

9 p.m. ET/PT – Tuesday, March 22 on Space

Bigfoot footage captured at Chopaka Lake, WA is scrutinized and Ben interrogates Dr. Jonathan Reed about his alleged alien encounter.

Tuesday, March 22 – 8pm ET/PT *Special Day & Time* on Global

Gibbs questions Vance’s motives when he is asked to interrogate a teenage boy (guest star Cameron Monaghan) accused of killing his retired Marine father.

A Spanish network has acquired the rights to Canadian sitcom Little Mosque on the Prairie.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Network’s AXN channel has bought the series, which follows a fish-out-of water family of Canadian Muslims in Saskatchewan.

The Spanish sale is the 82nd international sale of the sitcom, following recent acquisitions in Italy and Slovenia.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Broadcast details are now revealed for the first annual broadcast of THE COMEDY AWARDS, airing Sunday, April 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, only on The Comedy Network.

With Canada’s Daryn Jones hosting exclusive red carpet hits throughout the broadcast, THE COMEDY AWARDS honours the best in comedy and will feature appearances from the likes of Eddie Murphy, Tina Fey, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan and more.

As announced earlier this week, Eddie Murphy will be honoured as the recipient of the inaugural Comedy Icon Award. Murphy has been selected as this year’s individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to comedy and whose impact and innovations have changed the landscape and inspired future generations of entertainers. Murphy will be honored for his work in stand-up, sketch, film and television, among other numerous pioneering achievements.

The Comedy Network has also confirmed that presenters and attendees for THE COMEDY AWARDS include comedy stars, Tina Fey, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan, Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Ty Burrell, Louis C.K., Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry, Bill Hader, Chloë Moretz, Craig Robinson, Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig, with further talent announcements forthcoming.

Grammy Award-winning artist, The Roots, will entertain the audience throughout the event as THE COMEDY AWARDS house band. The inaugural event will also feature for the first time Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer of The Lonely Island, performing “I Just Had Sex” featuring Akon live.

The Comedy Icon Award, along with the previously announced Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence, will be presented during the taping of the first annual event at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom this Saturday, March 26.

Last night, a record 2.5 million Canadians watched as 11 new celebrities attempted to Cha Cha during the DANCING WITH THE STARS season premiere on CTV, making it the most-watched premiere in the 12-season history of the series, based on preliminary overnight data comparisons.

Up 12% from last season’s series average, the two-hour premiere at 8 p.m. was also the most-watched program of the night.

DANCING WITH THE STARS beat new episodes of HOUSE (Global/FOX, 2.4 million) and THE CHICAGO CODE (Global/FOX, 1.3 million) in total viewers.

Growing 13% in its second hour with A25-54, the episode reached 7.2 million unique viewers and was the #1 program of the night with total viewers in the key Toronto and Vancouver markets. 

Last night’s CASTLE also won its timeslot with total viewers (1.92 million) and all key demos, besting HAWAII FIVE-0 (GLOBAL/CBS, 1.4 million) by 31% and retaining 94% of the DANCING WITH THE STARS audience with A25-54. In addition, compared to its season average, CASTLE was up 7% with total viewers and up 17% with A25-54.

An encore broadcast of last night’s season premiere airs this Saturday, March 26 at 7 p.m. ET on Bravo!

In next week’s new episode of DANCING WITH THE STARS on Monday, March 28 at 8 p.m. ET, the stars continue their dancing quest for the coveted mirror ball trophy during the two-hour live performance show. 

Following DANCING WITH THE STARS is a new episode of CASTLE at 10 p.m. ET. Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) investigate the case of juror who was killed during a high-profile murder trial. 

Amy Price-Francis (The Cleaner, 24, Californication) stars as Jessica King in King, the Canadian original cop drama about a seasoned police officer turned lead investigator for Toronto’s Major Crimes Task Force. King features eight hour-long episodes premiering Sunday, April 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT only on Showcase.

When Detective Sergeant Derek Spears (Alan Van Sprang; The Tudors, Cra$h & Burn) has a televised meltdown, Jessica King is called in to lead the Major Crimes Task Force – a police division equipped to handle the city’s toughest cases. Surviving eight years in Homicide, two marriages and multiple stab wounds, King is primed for any challenge, except when it comes to passing up a good shoe sale. 

“We know that strong, striking female characters resonate with audiences, and Amy Price-Francis’ portrayal of Jessica King embodies that tradition of a brash, multi-dimension female lead. Her undeniably magnetic performance will have Showcase viewers hooked,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media.

“Jessica King is disarmingly honest. Unapologetic about her femininity, she is also very smart and wickedly funny,” commented Greg Spottiswood, Co-Creator and Co-Executive Producer. “There is nothing traditional about her. She is drawn to police work but questions whether that life is compatible with her dream of a child and family. Can she have it all?”

King also stars Gabriel Hogan (Heartland, The Kennedys) as Danny Sless, Jessica’s third husband and fellow police officer, and two-time Genie Award winner Tony Nardi as Police Chief Peter Graci. Suzanne Coy (Dan for Mayor) plays Eleni Demaris, Jessica’s trusted subordinate, Zoe Doyle (The Border) as Det. MK Gordon, and ACTRA Award winner Aaron Poole (Cra$h & Burn) as Det. Jason Collier round out the stellar cast.

The series was co-created and is executive produced by six-time Gemini Award-winning producer Bernard Zukerman (Love and Hate, Million Dollar Babies) and award-winning screenwriter Greg Spottiswood (Shattered). Emmy Award®-nominated director Clark Johnson (The Wire, The Shield) directed the first two episodes.

King is produced by Indian Grove Productions, in association with Shaw Media, and was filmed on set and on location in and around Toronto.