April 2011

Kick up the high heels and break out the velour tracksuits, the final two episodes of HOT IN CLEVELAND are heating things up!

The mid-season, final two episodes “Elka’s Snowbird” & “Law & Elka” air on CTV this week and next, on April 28 at 8:30 p.m. & May 5 at 8:30 p.m. ET, respectively.  Additionally, the episodes will air on The Comedy Network, this Friday April 29 & May 6 at 8:00 p.m ET.

In the cliffhanger “Law & Elka”, the gals of Cleveland see Elka go to trial, while Joy gets involved in a scandal with the First Lady of Ohio.

HOT IN CLEVELAND has been a massive hit this season with viewers, averaging 1.9 million in its Thursday timeslot on CTV. The series is Canada’s #2 comedy behind BIG BANG THEORY* and is currently the 9th most-watched series on The Comedy Network**.

Detained as a suspected spy and threatened at gunpoint? Narrowly escaped drowning? Survived a plane crash in the Amazon? AND back for more?

Expert angler Jeremy Wade returns for more danger, mystery and freshwater sleuthing in captivating third season of RIVER MONSTERS, premiering Tuesday, May 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery Channel. With seven all-new episodes, this season proves to be the most exotic and bizarre yet.

A weekly murder mystery, RIVER MONSTERS follows biologist and extreme angler Wade’s worldwide search for harrowing tales of man-eating fish and examines these freshwater mysteries as he sets out to prove them as tall tales or frightening fact. Wade’s RIVER MONSTERS quests have him diving in with and reeling in fascinating and mysterious creatures – all alleged killers with human victims…

“This season, I get into even more unfamiliar territory,” notes Wade. “The destinations are diverse, the stories strange, and the fish every bit as fearsome but in unexpected ways. I encountered fish with invisible powers, others that live to a century, the largest true freshwater fish so far and the longest struggle I’ve had with a live fish to date.”

 

This season’s highlights include:

 

RIVER MONSTERS:  “The Mutilator”

Tues., May 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Jeremy Wade travels to Papua, New Guinea, to investigate a spate of bizarre deaths on the Sepik River. One of the world’s last great unexplored rivers, the Sepik cuts through the heart of an island renowned for cannibalism, macabre rituals, head hunters and bitter tribal conflict. But now a new threat is ripping through this region:  A creature is tearing chunks from unsuspecting fishermen and devouring specific male anatomy. Known locally as “the Ball Cutter,” this lone hunter with vice-like jaws has claimed the lives of two fishermen.

 

RIVER MONSTERS:  “Flesh Ripper”

Tues., May 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT  

Angler Jeremy Wade is on the trail of a mysterious – and carnivorous – monster described over 200 years ago by a famous explorer. Is the 2.5-metre beast in question a mere legend, or could it be the same flesh-and-blood creature that has attacked divers, seized a child, and devoured sheep alive? New Zealand’s freshwaters have been a safe place for swimmers, yet as Wade finds out, its remote rivers and deep lakes provide refuge for an ancient and elusive predator – until Wade lures it out of hiding.

 

RIVER MONSTERS:  “Chainsaw Predator”

Tues., June 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Angler Jeremy Wade heads to a remote river in the Australian Outback to try and catch the rare but fearsome Freshwater Sawfish. This shadowy predator is reputed to reach 5.5 metres long and attacks boats – but why is this bizarre-looking sea monster swimming hundreds of kilometres inland? In a quest that began 20 years ago in the Amazon and ends on the banks of a shark-infested river, Wade roams into an ancient and beguiling landscape where he encounters indigenous communities, scientists and a real-life “Crocodile Dundee” before finally confronting the disturbing truth.

 

The trademark comedic shenanigans of Saturday night are moving to Sunday, June 5! MTV today announced that Jason Sudeikis – leading comedic actor and “Saturday Night Live” regular – will host the “2011 MTV Movie Awards” LIVE on Sunday, June 5, from the Gibson Ampitheatre in Universal City, California.

This year’s 20th annual ceremony will mark Sudeikis’ first time hosting the awards show as he infuses this year’s telecast with his quick comedic wit and improvisational skills.

As previously announced, Emmy Award® winning producer Mark Burnett (“Survivor,” “The Apprentice”) returns to executive produce this year’s awards that will give out the legendary golden popcorn statue in outlandish categories such as “Best Scared As-Sh**t Performance,” “Best Jaw-Dropping Moment” and “Best Line From a Movie.”  

The show will air LIVE on Sunday, June 5 at 9pm ET/PT from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.

“Smart and funny is the new rock and roll for our audience – and that combo pretty much sums up Jason. He is a smartass and a gentleman who never goes for the easy or obvious joke,” said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV.  “Because of that, he is the ideal Movie Awards host and we are confident with him anchoring the show our audience is in store for unexpected and crazy moments with Hollywood’s biggest stars and musicians.”

“I’m sincerely flattered that the folks from the Mostly Teenage Viewers network have invited me to host this year and I look forward to keeping the streak of flawless and critically-lauded movie award show hosting in 2011 alive,” said Jason Sudeikis.

Sudeikis joins the ranks of past hosts such as Aziz Ansari, Andy Samberg, Ben Stiller, Jimmy Fallon, Mike Myers, Sarah Silverman and Justin Timberlake.  The celeb-filled event is MTV’s bold nod to the typical awards shows celebrating the year’s best in movies.  Hailed for one-of-a-kind moments, film parodies, and outrageous acceptance speeches, the “MTV Movie Awards” has produced some of the most unforgettable moments in award show history.

Jason Sudeikis is currently in his sixth season as a cast member on NBC’s venerable show “Saturday Night Live.” Sudeikis worked for two years as a writer on the show before becoming a series regular in 2005. He has won over audiences with his impersonations of Vice President Joe Biden, “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks, and the hip-hop dancer recurring character in the “What Up With That” sketch.t Jason was recently seen starring opposite Owen Wilson in the Farrelly Brothers film “Hall Pass,” which was released by New Line on February 25, 2011. Jason will next be seen starring opposite Jason Bateman and Charlie Day in the New Line film, “Horrible Bosses,” which will be released on Friday, July 8, 2011.

Jason’s additional film credits include “The Bounty Hunter,” in which he starred alongside Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler; New Line’s, “Going The Distance,” in which he starred opposite Drew Barrymore and Justin Long; and “What Happens In Vegas” with Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher.

Additional film credits include; “The Ten,” “Watching The Detectives,” “Bill,” “Semi-Pro,” “The Rocker” and “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy.” Jason has received rave reviews for his arc on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning show “30 Rock.”  Jason has appeared in 12 episodes (to date) as Tina Fey’s charmingly funny love interest, “Floyd.” Jason can also be heard portraying the voice of two principle characters on Fox’s hit animated comedy series “The Cleveland Show” by creator Seth MacFarlane.  Sudeikis also guest-starred on, “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” as the long-forgotten fourth member of the Paddy’s gang, Schmitty, who the gang tries to bring back in.

Winner voting for the “2011 MTV Movie Awards” will be open May 3rd – June 4th.  Viewers can visit MovieAwards.MTV.com to vote for their favorite films, movie moments and actors in 12 returning and all-new categories. The category of “Best Movie” will remain an ongoing battle as voting for favorite film of the year will remain open throughout the LIVE show. The “2011 MTV Movie Awards” will turn fantasy into reality as the improbable materializes live before viewers’ eyes. The magic and wonder of movies will go from the big screen to the “Movie Awards” stage as the fantastical world of whimsical landscapes and larger-than-life, reality-defying moments that audiences love are celebrated.

The 2011 “MTV Movie Awards” will be available to a potential viewing audience of more than 1.2 billion people via MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching nearly 600 million households around the world as well as through syndication.  In addition, its convergent programming & content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s more than 200 digital media properties around the world.

Mark Burnett serves as Executive Producer for the “2011 MTV Movie Awards.” Audrey Morrissey is Executive Producer.  Garrett English serves as Executive Producer and Executive In Charge for MTV. Jane Mun serves as Supervising Producer.  For MTV, Wendy Plaut is the Celebrity Talent Executive and Amy Doyle and Joanna Bomberg serve as the Executives In Charge of Music and Talent.

Official sponsors of the “2011 MTV Movie Awards” include adidas®, Chevrolet, SNICKERS® Brand, Sprint, Starbucks Coffee Company, Taco Bell® and TWIX®

They came. They sang. They covered. And they’re not done! After six weeks and more than 1,200 submissions, the 10 semi-finalists for the MMVAs Covers Award competition sponsored by MuchMusic and Coca-Cola® are ready for the next step!

Starting this week, the Top 10 semi-finalists are featured in a 60-second, co-branded commercial, airing both on-air and online, produced by the CTV Creative Agency.

In March, Much viewers were asked to record their own rendition of popular songs and post them online. The list of hopefuls is down to the Top 10, based on fan views, ratings, and an extensive judging panel. The semi-finalists include, among others,

a rock ‘n’ roll version of Ke$ha’s We R Who We R, an a capella performance of Taio Cruz’s Break Your Heart, and an acoustic version of Gimme Sympathy by Metric. Each of these crooners must now up the ante by submitting a brand new list of songs on covers.muchmusic.com by May 15. New song choices include Avril Lavigne’s What the Hell and Airplanes by B.o.B. Covers lovers can view new videos starting today and can have their say by rating all their faves.

The 10 hopefuls duke it out for their chance to make it to the coveted Final 3 spot, and a shot at winning a VIP trip to the 2011 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS on June 19 in Toronto. There, the first ever recipient of the Covers Award is crowned. The 10 semi-finalists were chosen based on fan views, ratings, and an extensive judging panel.

 

1. Danyka Nadeau (20) – Edmunston, NB 

2. Gabriela Rodgers (16) – Mississauga, ON 

3. Gio Levy (23) – Richmond, BC

4. Jonny Vee (19) – Belleville, ON

5. Justin Dubé (27) –Toronto, ON

6. Kiana Brasset (17) – Victoria, BC

7. Levar Allen (22) – Toronto, ON 

8. Marilyn Koumaris (24) – Toronto, ON

9. Shylo Sharity (23) – Langley, BC

10. Terry He (18) – Toronto, ON

Dancing with the Stars is down to six celebrities after sending home Chris Jericho tonight.

The wrestler and his professional partner Cheryl Burke were voted off after their performance on Monday night to Don’t Stop Believin’.

The pair scored a total of 22 out of 30 for their tango, which was last out of the remaining seven pairs.

The remaining contestants are Kendra Wilkinson, Hines Ward, Ralph Macchio, Chelsea Kane, Kirstie Alley and Romeo.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Eliminated American Idol finalist Pia Toscano shows Idol fans what they’re missing on the latest episode of Dancing with the Stars.

Tuesday, April 26 – 9:30pm ET/PT *Special Day and Time* on Global

When Burt is introduced to a book on sleep-training, he and Virginia decide to try it with Hope. Meanwhile, Jimmy’s new girlfriend introduces him to a special drink that takes him on a wild trip.

9:00pm – Tuesday, April 26 on /A

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

Another couple’s journey comes to an end and is sent home during the live results show.

9:00pm – Tuesday, April 26 on CTV

Hosted by Carson Daly, THE VOICE features singers as they compete in blind auditions for superstar coaches GRAMMY Award-winner Christina Aguilera, chart-topper Cee Lo Green, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and country music crooner Blake Shelton. With their backs to the stage, the coaches can only hear “the voice”, and cannot see the competitors. When they like someone, the coaches hit their “I Want You Button” to select singers for their team, turning around in their chairs to see them for the first time.

Tuesday, April 26 at 9 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT on Bravo!

KATE: THE NEW DIANA is an explosive and timely documentary comparing and contrasting the public perception and private lives of Princess Diana and Kate Middleton. Through in-depth interviews with those who inhabit this rarefied world and exclusive archive footage, the documentary compares the two women’s lives and their treatment at the hands of the press and their lives in the public eye.