June 2011

10 p.m. ET/PT – Wednesday, June 29 on Space

One team looks into footage of what some claim to be a chupacabra which was recorded by a Texas sheriff’s dashcam camera, as well as DNA samples of an unknown creature found by a local rancher. The other team investigates a newsreel of what appears to be an alien walking behind a reporter in Argentina.

Wednesday, June 29 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

A father (Beau Bridges) tries to comfort his son (Ben Feldman) who is thrown a curve ball when his girlfriend (Anna Camp) dumps him and then romances his baseball hero. Meanwhile, Judd and Colleen scout for a home with help from an ace real-estate agent (Chris Parnell).

Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson have officially confirmed that they will be returning to American Idol next season.

The judging pair were confirmed by Fox to be returning for another run as judges and mentors in 2012.

Third judge Jennifer Lopez is yet to decide her future with the show, saying earlier in the month that she is “sitting on the fence”.

It will be Jackson’s eleventh season on the judging panel next year while for Tyler will join his for just his second after debuting in this year’s tenth season won by Scotty McCreery.

Source: Digital Spy

8:00pm – Wednesday, June 29 on /A

Also airs at 9 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 9 p.m. MT on ACCESS

The Top 16 to take the stage to compete for America’s votes live! Dancers must impress the judges with their moves and rigorous routines in order to remain in the competition.

Corus Entertainment’s top-rated YTV show The Next Star returns for another season (12 x 60) starting Monday, July 18 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Over 4000 Canadian kids auditioned during The Next Star’s cross-country audition tour this spring with hopes of making it into the Top 16; only 1 will be voted The Next Star and receive the grand prize package at the series’ finale on Sunday, September 25 at 7 p.m., broadcast live from Canada’s Wonderland.

“We are very proud of the success of The Next Star and thrilled to provide a showcase for young Canadian talent in a forum that nurtures singers and celebrates aspirations,” said Jocelyn Hamilton, Vice President, Original Programming, Kids, Comedy, Drama. “Last year, over 3 million viewers cast their votes to determine the winner – it’s truly wonderful to see kids and their families engaging with the show, but more importantly, with the show’s participants.”

Produced by leading Toronto distributor and producer Tricon Films and Television in association with YTV, the first three episodes take place during nationwide auditions that feature hopefuls aged 15 and under as they try to make it to the next round. Sixteen aspiring singers continue to participate in episodes four and five with six finalists chosen to be mentored throughout the remaining seven episodes. Ultimately, each of the six singing hopefuls will record an original song and also star in their very own music video. Those six singles will be featured on the highly anticipated Next Star compilation album; last year’s compilation album climbed to the top of the iTunes charts and put three of last year’s finalists on the Canadian Billboard emerging artist list.

Adamo Ruggiero (Degrassi: The Next Generation) returns as host while musician Suzie McNeil, songwriter Christopher Ward and music marketing exec Steve Cranwell return to mentor, guide, and judge this year’s aspiring singers. As in years past, special guests will participate throughout the season; previous guests have included Justin Bieber, Fefe Dobson, Shawn Desman, and Josh Ramsay of Marianas Trench.

Viewers will vote for the Next Star via YTV.com and text message. This year’s winner will not only take home the coveted title, but a prize package which includes the Kool-Aid Jammers Ultimate Jam Space, featuring a 15” Macbook Pro, professional recording software and gear, as well as a Songwriter Deluxe courtesy of Gibson Guitar.

Fans will have ample opportunity to engage with The Next Star and show their support of this year’s finalists via YTV.com. Starting Monday, July 18, viewers can log on to YTV.com to watch full-length episodes and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. This year, viewers will also be able to connect with contestants, judges and other fans through live moderated chats every Monday night, presented by The Allan Candy Company Limited. As well, fans will be able to enter to win numerous Next Star themed prize packs throughout the season. Want to create an at-home recording studio? Enter to win a Kool-Aid Jammers Ultimate Jam Space prize pack! Think you’re the biggest Next Star fan? Participate in the Think You Know the Show Contest for a shot at a cash prize of $2,000 CDN. Want to join the celebration at this year’s finale? Enter The Virtual Next Star Contest for a chance to win one round trip economy flight to Toronto for the winner and a parent or guardian, three nights standard accommodation and $500 CDN.

The Next Star is pleased to partner with Kool-Aid Jammers and Hilroy through on-air billboards, product integration and online as well as Big Foot by The Allan Candy Company Limited, who will present the moderated live chat as well be sampling to live studio audiences.

Celebrating the bumps, bruises and spectacular falls, Wipeout Canada’s finale airs this Sunday on TVtropolis.

“The Wipeys” award show highlights the season’s “best of” moments includingthe best thrills, spills and wipeouts on the Wipeout Canada obstacle course.

The season’s most memorable contestants are being celebrated too, recognized for their zaniness, quirkiness and bigger-than-a–big-red-ball personalities.

Jonathan Torrens and Ennis Esmer step it up for the occasion by sporting tuxedos and co-host Jessica Phillips struts her stuff in a ball gown.

Counting down to the big finale is a Canada Day marathon of back-to-back episodes of Wipeout Canada all day long beginning at 6am on July 1.

SUNDAY, JULY 3 – 8PM ET/PT

From blisteringly fast super cars to the planet’s largest indoor pool, discover cutting-edge innovations in science and technology from around the world with MEGAWORLD 2011.

Narrated by Canadian film and television icon Paul Gross (DUE SOUTH, Passchendaele), MEGAWORLD 2011 features six incredible new episodes focusing on the latest, greatest and biggest innovations from South Korea to the American South!

Premiering Tuesday, July 26 at 8 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT on Discovery World HD, the season opener goes down to Texas to battle gas fires with the world’s top firefighters before taking a dip with astronauts in the world’s largest indoor pool.

Highlights from MEGAWORLD 2011 include:

 

MEGAWORLD 2011: “Texas”

Tuesday, July 26 at 8 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

If everything is bigger in Texas, then this massive American state is a perfect fit for the season premiere of MEGAWORLD 2011. The journey begins in the world’s largest indoor pool at the Johnson Space Center, where rookie and veteran astronauts brush up on their zero gravity skills. We spin our tires at Goodyear’s huge tire test facility, learn how to put out chemical fires at the largest fire training centre in North America, and find out what goes into maintaining the Air Force’s huge Boeing C-17 transport planes. Last but not least, a father and son specialize in moving house and home….literally. If you don’t like your neighbourhood, the pair will pick up your house and move it across the street… or across the state for that matter.

 

MEGAWORLD 2011: “Denmark”

Tuesday, August 2 at 8 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

Hit the Danish high seas as a couple of amateur astronauts attempt to launch a rocket into orbit. It’s an ambitious project as the rocket launch pad bobs up and down in the sea in anticipation of blast off. If the rocket isn’t perfectly vertical on lift-off, it could be a disaster.

It’s not rocket science, but the technology that goes into a completely automated parking lot in Copenhagen is very impressive. Next, MEGAWORLD 2011 meets the makers of the latest supercar on the market, the Zenvo. Also see how they maintain the country’s longest bridge, then get a behind-the-scenes look one of Denmark’s most popular exports – Lego!

 

Also this season on MEGAWORLD 2011, visit LG Electronics, the world’s largest manufacturer of flat panel television screens and then see just how crazy they are for golf in “South Korea” (August 9); if you think ski jumping looks scary, just wait until you get a look at sky flying as the series goes to “Norway” for the finishing touches on the world’s largest ski flying jump (August 16); check in on the construction of the world’s highest suspension bridge and visit a mine with scalding water and scorching temperatures in “Mexico” (August 23); And finally, visit the oldest shipyard in South America where they can repair up to five ships at a time thanks to a huge ship elevator called the Syncrolift, and we’ll see how robotics keep other industries moving in “Argentina” (August 30).

 

MEGAWORLD is produced by Exploration Production Inc. (EPI) in association with Discovery Channel Canada.

Murdoch Mysteries fans are invited to join star Jonny Harris (Constable Crabtree) and director and producer Cal Coons in a one-hour LIVE chat Wednesday, July 6 at 9:45pm ET (8:45 CT, 7:45MT, 6:45PT) on Citytv.com.

For the first time ever, viewers will have their questions answered personally by the star and director/producer in a matter of minutes. Find out what Jonny loves most about his character and what Cal thinks is the best part of his job.

The questions lie in the hands of the fans and Jonny and Cal can’t wait to get interactive. The LIVE chat will take place during episode 405, titled “Monsieur Murdoch,” ending at 11pm ET. Fans in Ontario are encouraged to chat while they watch.

Murdoch Mysteries on Citytv will move to a new date and time, starting Wednesday, July 6 at 10pm ET/PT (8pm MT, 9pm CT). In this episode, Murdoch teams up with a brilliant French detective to solve the disappearance of a young French woman who recently arrived in Toronto. Starting Thursday, June 29 viewers can submit their questions early on Citytv.com.

Jonny Harris is a graduate of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College’s School of Fine Arts in Newfoundland. Harris has extensive stage experience in both classical and contemporary theatre, with credits including ‘Edmund’ in King Lear and Hal in Proof. A founding member of St. John’s award-winning sketch comedy troupe, The Dance Party of Newfoundland, Harris is also a stand-up comedian and has appeared at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival, The Halifax Comedy Festival and more. Harris received back-to-back Gemini nominations in his first two seasons of Murdoch Mysteries. A native of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Harris now makes his home in Toronto.

Cal Coons is a Toronto-based writer/director/producer with well over 100 hours of produced network television to his credit. Coons serves as showrunner/writer/director on Murdoch Mysteries. A graduate of the respected Canadian Film Centre, he has worked in the Canadian film and television industry for more than 25 years. A member of both the Writers and Directors Guilds of Canada, Coons splits his time between Toronto and Peterborough. When he has the chance to relax, you’ll find him playing guitar in his home recording studio.

Check out Citytv.com for full episodes and exciting extras from some of your favourite Citytv programming, available 24 – 48 hours post broadcast. You can now also catch up on your iPad by downloading the free Citytv video app on iTunes.

Tuesday, June 28 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

Colonel Marks (Elias Koteas) quarantines the OR, ICU and the recovery room after a wounded soldier and another patient suffer from a serious, unknown infection. Meanwhile, Rebecca (Michelle Borth) accompanies Major Pedersen (Deborah Kara Unger) off-base to a women’s clinic, where they find a local civilian in need of emergency life-saving surgery.

9:00pm – Tuesday, June 28 on /A

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

Contestants will be eliminated one by one in spectacular fashion by either being towed across a lake by a speeding powerboat, crushed beneath a huge monster truck, sunk by cannon fire or yanked thousands of feet into the air by a helicopter. The final four contestants will face off against each other for a chance at taking home the $50,000 prize.