March 2011

In a land where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime, a bloody battle rages for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.

On Sunday, April 17 at 9 p.m. ET/MT, HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada), invites subscribers to get lost in a vast fantasy world with the debut of HBO’s new ten-episode, one hour series, Game of Thrones.

To help viewers gear up for the premiere and become experts on the world of Westeros, HBO Canada will present a special sneak preview of the first 15 minutes of Game of Thrones on Sunday, April 3. Game of Thrones Exclusive Preview debuts at 9 p.m. ET/MT day-and-date with HBO in the U.S., and will be followed by the premiere of part three of the HBO Miniseries presentation Mildred Pierce at 9:15 p.m.

Following its one-time-only television premiere on April 3, Game of Thrones Exclusive Preview will be made available free-of-charge, online and on demand via the following platforms:

– On and

– In Eastern Canada, free of charge via the video on demand services of participating television providers including: Bell Fibe TV, Cogeco, Eastlink, and Rogers

– In Western Canada free of charge via the video on demand services of participating television providers

– In Eastern Canada via HBO Canada OnLine with Rogers, Bell TV and Videotron

– In  Western Canada via Movie Central Online with participating television providers

– On The Movie Network OnDemand, Movie Central On Demand, and HBO Canada On Demand


Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones follows kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen as they vie for power. As the series opens, King Robert Baratheon, who is married to Cersei Lannister of the wealthy and corrupt Lannisters, asks Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark to come south and help run his kingdom after the questionable death of his right-hand man. Meanwhile, there is a threat to the throne from the east by the exiled teenage Princess Daenerys and her brother Viserys, whose family ruled the Kingdoms for many years before their bloody ouster. And there are rumors of strange things happening at the edge of the Kingdoms, north of the Wall, where Jon Snow, Ned’s bastard son, goes to be part of the brotherhood of the Night’s Watch, which is sworn to protect the Kingdoms.

Featuring a vast cast set to portray the inhabitants of Westeros, Game of Thrones stars (in alphabetical order): Mark Addy as King Robert Baratheon; Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy; Sean Bean as Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark; Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen; Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ser Jaime Lannister; Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister; Michelle Fairley as Lady Catelyn Stark; Aidan Gillen as Petyr Baelish (“Littlefinger”); Jack Gleeson as Prince Joffrey Baratheon; Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont; Kit Harington as Jon Snow; Lena Headey as Queen Cersei Lannister; Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark; Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen; Richard Madden as Robb Stark; Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane (“The Hound”); Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark; and Maisie Williams as Arya Stark.

Game of Thrones is executive produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss; co-executive producers Carolyn Strauss, Guymon Casaday, Vince Gerardis, Ralph Vicinanza and George R.R. Martin; and producers, Mark Huffam and Frank Doelger. Directors include Brian Kirk, Tom McCarthy, Daniel Minahan, Alan Taylor and Tim Van Patten.

All episodes of Game of Thrones will be broadcast in High Definition, and will be available on demand following their network premieres. In Eastern Canada the series will be available via HBO Canada OnLine with Rogers, Bell TV and Videotron and in Western Canada via HBO Canada Online with participating television providers.

CTV, along with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), announced today the final group of presenters set to appear on its special two-and-a-half hour anniversary broadcast of THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS.

Airing this Sunday, March 27 from Toronto, Canada’s Music Awards airs LIVE on CTV in Ontario, Québec and Atlantic Canada at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. AT and at 8 p.m. in all other provinces.

The final group of presenters confirmed for THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS broadcast are:

·         ETALK anchor and entertainment guru, Ben Mulroney

·         Alternative rockers, Billy Talent

·         Eclectic hip-hop artist, Buck 65

·         East Coast rap sensation, Classified

·         Singer-songwriter and author, Dan Hill

·         Newfoundland folk-rock band, Great Big Sea

·         Pop R&B artist, Keshia Chanté

·         Grammy® Award-nominated R&B soul singer, Melanie Fiona

·         Members of the indie rock group Metric, Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw

·         Legendary guitarist and founding member of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Randy Bachman

·         Pop singer-songwriter, Royal Wood

·         Rapper, actor and author, Maestro Fresh Wes


These additional broadcast appearances join previously announced presenters Barenaked Ladies, Bryan Adams, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Daniel Lanois, deadmau5, The Honourable James Moore, K’NAAN, Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, Robbie Robertson, Rush’s Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee and Shad.

Ticket prices for THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS are $213.75, $112.00 (includes HST) plus additional service fees and can be purchased through Ticketmaster or by phone at 1-855-985-5000. 

This year marks the tenth year in a row that THE JUNO AWARDS will air on CTV, the Official Broadcast partner of The JUNO Awards. Since CTV joined forces with CARAS in 2002, THE JUNO AWARDS have travelled across Canada, bringing a live, electrified stadium show to millions of Canadians. CTV has broadcast THE JUNO AWARDS from St. John’s (2002), Ottawa (2003), Edmonton (2004), Winnipeg (2005), Halifax (2006), Saskatoon (2007), Calgary (2008), Vancouver (2009) and back to St. John’s (2010).

Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Film Productions are proud to announce that Durham County’s third and final season has been nominated for five Monte Carlo Television Awards.

The 6 x 1 hour crime drama was nominated in the categories of Outstanding International Producers (Janis Lundman, Adrienne Mitchell, Michael Prupas), Outstanding Actor (Hugh Dillon, Michael Nardone) and Outstanding Actress (Hélène Joy, Laurence Leboeuf).

Nominated for 18 Gemini awards, winner of 7, and praised by the New York Times as “entirely addictive,” Durham County is developed and produced by Muse Entertainment Enterprises Inc. and Back Alley Film Productions Ltd. with Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central and Astral Media’s The Movie Network. The series is produced with participation from the Canadian Media Fund. It is being distributed internationally by ITV Global Entertainment Media.

The series airs on HBO Canada (Eastern Canada) and Movie Central (Western Canada), as well as over 100 territories worldwide.

(From a press release)

Kiefer Sutherland today told the hosts of The View that the much-anticipated 24 movie will be released in 2012.

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Sutherland announced the news despite the fact the movie is yet to find a director and has no start date confirmed.

Sutherland, who plays Jack Bauer on the series, says he is committed to the big screen adaptation despite its troubled start.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Ricky Gervais will be returning to The Office for the comedy’s season finale this year.

Joining Gervais on the episode will be Arrested Development’s Will Arnett, who’s making his debut on the series.

Earlier in the year Gervais guest-starred as David Brent alongside his American counterpart Steve Carell, who will have left the series by the time Gervais and Arnett appear.

Carell’s last appearance will screen in the US in April.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Monday, March 21 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

“Na Me’e Laua Na Paio” (“Heroes and Villains”)

Five-0 must unravel the mystery of why a mild-mannered sci-fi fan wearing a cape was given truth serum before being tossed out of a 21st-story window. Meanwhile, McGarrett gets an unexpected visit from a CIA agent (guest star Larisa Oleynik) who shares his personal interest in tracking down the Yakuza who had his parents killed.

10 p.m. ET – Monday, March 21 on Space

The vampire elders arrive. Josh is kidnapped and Aidan has to sacrifice to save his friend.

Monday, March 21 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

FBI Division Chief Cuyler (guest star Adam Arkin) interferes with Jarek and Caleb’s investigation of an international drug dealer whose family is in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Liam becomes increasingly vulnerable while visiting grieving families with Alderman Gibbons; and family drama follows Jarek home when he visits his ex-wife while wedding bells continue to ring for his fianc�e.

Monday, March 21 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

A young homeless man with a history of drug abuse (and a secret) arrives at the hospital with bad burns and scars on his chest. Meanwhile, Cuddy tells Wilson that she feels guilty about breaking up with House.

Monday, March 21 at 8 p.m. ET on MuchMusic

Throughout the season viewers have been sitting on the edge of their seats waiting for the girls of Rosewood to find out ‘A’s’ true identity. Could the season finale finally reveal a clue, a name, or a gender? Find out by watching the season finale of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS.