May 2011

9:00pm – Thursday, May 26 on CTV

In the second installment of the Bourne series, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon, The Adjustment Bureau) is framed for a botched CIA operation and he is forced to take up his former life as a trained assassin to survive.

9 p.m. ET/PT – Thursday, May 26 on Space

The mysterious trail of mangled human corpses is only the bloody beginning for the secret terror buried beneath a condemned Parisian church. Stars Eric Balfour and Caroline Neron.

8:00pm – Thursday, May 26 on CTV

Detectives Goren (Vincent D’Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) discover an ongoing war between two private security companies after a brilliant hacker is murdered and government documents are leaked.

8:00pm – Thursday, May 26 on CTV

7 p.m. – THE VOICE – “The Battles, Part 3” – NEW EPISODE – SPECIAL DAY AND TIME The “battle rounds” continue with another set of vocal face-offs. With the help of their advisers, each coach must choose which of his/her singers are the strongest to advance to the live shows.

8:00pm – Thursday, May 26 on CTV

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE is back for an eighth season! Hosted by Cat Deeley, the hit dance competition series challenges dancers skilled in styles ranging from hip-hop to ballroom as they compete to be become America’s Favorite Dancer. Auditions this season feature resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, as well as guest judges Robin Antin, Lil C, Tyce Diorio, Toni Redpath, and Jason Gilkison.

CBC has ordered a pilot from Canadian TV writer Norm Hiscock for a single camera comedy.

The pilot, entitled Great Scott, centres on a dysfunctional family who fight over the ownership of a Canadian brewery.

Hiscock has written for the likes of Parks and Recreation and King of the Hill in the US alongside Canadian writing duties on Corner Gas and Kids in the Hall.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Emerging singer-songwriters on a quest to become the next hit-makers complete for a career boost in PLATINUM HIT premiering Sunday, June 5 at 10 p.m. ET on MuchMore.

The competition is led by head judge, Kara DioGuardi, and hosted by recording artist Jewel, who also serves as a judge. The series, from the producers of TOP CHEF and PROJECT RUNWAY, follow 12 singer-songwriters on their journey through weekly challenges and offers an inside look into the creative process of making hit songs.

Like PROJECT RUNWAY meets AMERICAN IDOL, PLATINUM HIT contestants are voted off on a weekly basis. Contenders battle through songwriting challenges that test their creativity throughout the series and explore a variety of musical genres as they attempt to write a new hit song.

In addition to DioGuardi and Jewel, the judging panel includes Keith Naftaly, SVP of A&R for RCA/Jive Label Group at Sony Music Entertainment. A celebrity judge also helps the panel make their weekly decision – Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield, Donna Summer, Taio Cruz, Ryan Tedder, and Jermaine Dupri are all set to appear.

 

Meet the contestants:

 

·        Amber Ojeda, 27, San Diego, CA

·        Blessing Offor, 22, Hamden, CT

·        Brian Judah, 33, Studio City, CA

·        Jackie Tohn, 30, Oceanside, NY

·        Jes Hudak, 29, Saratoga Springs, NY

·        Johnny Marnell, 29, Kingston, NY

·        Karen Waldrup, 24, Mandeville, LA

·        Melissa Rapp, 32, Honolulu, HI

·        Nevin James, 22, Pittsburgh, PA

·        Nick Nittoli, 23, Garfield, NJ

·        Scotty Granger, 23, New Orleans, LA

·        Sonyae Elise, 23, Newark/Montclair, NJ

 

Throughout the competition, viewers watch personalities clash, personal drama unfold, and hear original hits in the making.  But only one contestant can be named the ultimate hitmaker and walks away with a $100,000 cash prize, a publishing deal with Sony, BMI Songwriters The Writing Camp, and a recording contract with RCA/Jive.

From the shores of Nova Scotia to the summits of Switzerland, THE TRAVEL GUY has seen and done it all. Premiering Tuesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Discovery World HD, the 13-part series shows how to have an adventure no matter were in the world you go.

From feeding sharks and crocodiles to discovering ancient ruins; and from snowmobiling on glaciers to zip-lining through the rainforest – host Frank Greco explores and experiences the world one destination at a time.

 

Highlights from the first episodes of THE TRAVEL GUY include:

 

THE TRAVEL GUY – “St. Vincent and the Grenadines”

Tues., June 21 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT

Sailing to six islands in six days, THE TRAVEL GUY explores the sites of St. Vincent, Bequia, Canouan, Tobago Cays, Petite St. Vincent and Union Island. There, he cooks a delectable meal using the local breadfruit, releases endangered Hawksbill turtles back into the ocean and catches a Mahi Mahi.

 

THE TRAVEL GUY – “Nova Scotia”

Tues., June 28 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT

Canada’s East Coast is known for having the highest tides in the world. Here, THE TRAVEL GUY walks on the seabed as the tide rises and falls 12 metres. Further down the shoreline he explores Canada’s most iconic ship, The Bluenose, and visits the 78th Highland Regiment where he is accidently recruited for duty!

 

THE TRAVEL GUY – “Ireland”

Tues., July 5 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT

Explore ancient castles, historic Belfast and the mythical Giant’s Causeway that make up the beautiful landscape of Ireland. THE TRAVEL GUY embraces the legend and lore of the Celtic country, learning to play a traditional Irish hand-held drum, the bodhran, and having a pint in the world’s most beautiful bar. Plus a visit to the Ulster Folk Museum and the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.

 

THE TRAVEL GUY – “Iceland”

Tues., July 12 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT

THE TRAVEL GUY relaxes in the therapeutic waters of the blue lagoon in Iceland followed by some snowmobiling across a glacier. Savouring the local delicacies, he boils an egg in the world’s original Geyser, cooks up a trendy dessert and even eats the local delicacies – sheep testicles and head.

This week on Wipeout Canada, meet some of Canada’s most courageous contestants.

The specially themed episode titled “Heroes,” features contestants who put themselves in the line of duty, both on and off the obstacle course.

The most heroic contestant will be crowned “Wipeout Canada Champion” and take home the $50,000 grand prize. This week’s contestants include a male nurse from Cornwall, Ont., a paramedic from Jasper, AB and a body guard from Edmonton.

The hosts, Jonathan Torrens and Ennis Esmer offer their laugh-out-loud commentary as they watch contestants tackle the big red balls, dizzy dummy, sucker punch wall and the wipeout zone. Jessica Phillips reports direct from the course and gets to know our heroes.

SUNDAY, MAY 29 – 8PM ET/PT

With its biggest audience this season, AMERICAN IDOL came out on top as Wednesday’s most-watched program, with 3.4 million viewers watching the two-hour season finale at 8 p.m. on CTV.

Earlier in the day, OPRAH had its final curtain call with 1.6 million viewers, the highest audience on record for the series. Impressively, the OPRAH finale was #2 non-sports program of the day, following AMERCIAN IDOL, delivering more viewers than any program on Global or Cityttv Wednesday.

Up 17% compared to last year’s finale of 2.9 million, AMERICAN IDOL was also #1 Wednesday with the key demos of A18-49 (1.4 million) and A25-54 (1.4 million).

After a world-record 122 million votes, and cameos from some of music’s hottest stars, more than eight million Canadians watched some part or all of the finale on CTV. The finale also grew in every half hour, peaking at 4.8 million viewers at 10:02 p.m., just before 17-year-old country crooner Scotty McCreery from North Carolina was named America’s newest idol.

AMERICAN IDOL audiences increased for the second year in a row on CTV. The series ends Season 10 with performance shows on CTV averaging 2.83 million viewers, making it the second most-watched season in series history in Canada.*

OPRAH’s farewell episode also brought in blockbuster audiences as the most-watched episode on record. As the series ended its 25-year-run at 4 p.m. on CTV, 1.6 million viewers watched the Queen of daytime, and inspiration to people around the world, say goodbye. The finale episode was watched by nearly two-and-a-half times its average audience this season. Building up to the final show, 1.33 million watched Monday’s episode “Surprise Farewell, Part 1,” with Tuesday’s episode capturing 1.53 million viewers, the second highest audience on record for the show. As the world said goodbye, Oprah told viewers, “I won’t say goodbye. I’ll just say, until we meet again.”

Throughout the AMERICAN IDOL finale, each of the 13 finalists performed together as well as with a slew of musical icons including Beyoncé, Bono and The Edge, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Gladys Knight, Tony Bennett, Tom Jones, TLC and Judas Priest. Judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez also took to the Idol stage, and Lady Gaga and Jack Black appeared for surprise performances, with Lady Gaga performing her new single, “Edge of Glory” live.

Tonight, ETALK has the finale covered from every angle with exclusive interviews backstage with Scotty and Lauren following the finale. They were also on the red carpet in LA, talking to Jack Black, Judas Priest and Tom Jones. ETALK airs at 7 p.m. ET on CTV and 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET on E! (visit CTV.ca and eonline.com to confirm local broadcast times).