April 2011

3:00pm – Friday, April 29 on CTV

Bell Media’s wedding coverage continues as Lisa LaFlamme and the Royal Wedding broadcast team present updated news and information in a post-wedding afternoon special, with highlights from the morning and the latest developments as they unfold.

12:00pm – Friday, April 29 on CTV

Live hits from London with the Bell Media Royal Wedding broadcast team.

10:00am – Friday, April 29 on CTV

Marilyn invites all her BFFs to “attend” a special outdoor Royal Wedding Reception featuring comedian/actor Scott Thompson (THE KIDS IN THE HALL) and his infamous impersonation of Queen Elizabeth II, a live performance by Matt Dusk and more. The “Royal Wedding Reception”, hosted at Bell Media’s Queen Street Campus in honour of the royal couple, will air live immediately following the conclusion of the live broadcast.

10:00am – Friday, April 29 on CTV

Bell Media has every angle covered from the palace to the Abbey to the processional route, ensuring Canadians do not miss one moment of this historic occasion. The seven-hour live special is hosted by CTV’s Lloyd Robertson and Lisa LaFlamme from Buckingham Palace along with the entire Bell Media Royal Wedding broadcast team, including royal biographer Christopher Warwick and royal expert Victoria Arbiter. WILLIAM AND KATE: THE ROYAL WEDDING will then become available on demand at TheRoyals.ca for viewers wishing to relive all the highlights of the wedding of the century.

10:00pm – Thursday, April 28 on /A

Also airs at 11 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 8 p.m. MT on ACCESS

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10:00pm – Thursday, April 28 on CTV

Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) must deal with two failed robbery attempts: one resulting in the murder of a repair shop owner and the other involving a former suspect (David Warshofsky, LAW & ORDER) personally hired by Jane to break into LaRoche’s (Pruitt Taylor Vince) home.

Thursday, April 28 – 9:50pm ET/PT *Special Presentation* on Global

Hosted by Jonathan Torrens (TV with TV’s Jonathan Torrens, Trailer Park Boys), Ennis Esmer (The Listener) and model/actress Jessica Phillips (Deal or No Deal Canada, Being Erica), the premiere features 20 daring and energetic contestants as they go head-to-head through four rounds of demanding but painfully hilarious obstacle courses. Tackling the big red balls, dizzy dummy, the sucker punch wall and the wipeout zone, the contestants compete for a chance to win the coveted title of “Wipeout Canada Champion” and snatch the $50,000 grand prize.

The Voice is here and it’s giving juggernaut American Idol a run for it’s money.

The show kicked off with a bang on Tuesday night (NBC/CTV) and it didn’t shy away from telling the audience how much it’s NOT Idol. We’ve all seen the promo’s so it wasn’t a complete surprise how “nice” all the judges were. There was no awful singers, no open calls, basically everything Idol is not.

Right off the bat pre-determined (non-filmed) contestants were brought on stage and began singing. The judges (Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Christina Aguleira, Cee Lo Green) have their backs facing the artist. If they like what they hear they push a button and are turned around to face the artists (I got dizzy a couple of times). If more then one “coach” likes the artist then they must decide who they want to be teamed up with.

It was very interesting to see the reactions of the coaches when they saw the person that was singing. I would have appreciated it more if there was more genuine reactions but something tells me they were told to not make a big deal about it or were doing it out of respect.

Regardless.. it kept me entertained through the entire 2 hour show. If you haven’t guessed I am not the biggest American Idol fan. And this show will only take a couple of months from start to finish. Not like Idol where it’s a 4 month process.

And the viewing public agreed making it the number one show for the night and the best debut for a new series on any network since Undcover Boss (CBS) last year.

The one down fall? Carson Daly. He has never been my cup of tea and this did nothing to help that.

Did you watch? Will it take down Idol? Only time will tell.


Thursday, April 28 – 9pm ET/PT *Special 50-Minute Episode* on Global

Michael wants a drama-free day to say goodbye to his friends. Meanwhile, Deangelo and Andy work to keep Michael’s most-important clients.

9:00pm – Thursday, April 28 on /A

Also airs at 10 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 10 p.m. MT on ACCESS

Frustrated that Nikita (Maggie Q) continues to intercept his black boxes, Percy (Xander Berkeley) sends Michael (Shane West) to check on one of the boxes and the guardian attached to it. Meanwhile, Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) and Jaden (Tiffany Hines) get into an argument and Nathan (guest star Thad Luckinbill, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) gets caught in the middle.