June 2011

Vérité Films and Company Name Here Productions in association with CBC announced today that production on Season 2 of the comedy series InSecurity will begin July 4, 2011.

Set in Ottawa, the Nation’s Capital, at the fictional National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), Season 2 of InSecurity follows secret agent Alex Cranston (played by series star Natalie Lisinska, Young People F**King, Chloe) and her team of spies who make keeping the nation safe look easy and getting a life look hard; after all, spies are people too.

InSecurity will premiere on CBC as part of the 2011 fall prime-time lineup, airing Monday nights at 8:30 pm (9 p.m. NT) right after the BATTLE OF THE BLADES RESULTS SHOW. The 10-episode half-hour series is shot in Regina, Saskatchewan, with second camera photography shot in Ottawa, Ontario. Production wraps August 30, 2011.

In Season 2 of InSecurity, NISA agent Alex Cranston and her team of spies juggle dates, terrorists, parents and security threats. It’s tough being a spy when your worst enemy is yourself. Season 2 hits that funny, messy and unpredictable intersection between the spy world and everyday life.

Starring alongside Lisinska are: Emmy-nominee William deVry (The Bold and the Beautiful, All My Children) as NISA’s politically-savvy director Peter McNeil; multiple Genie and Gemini Award-winner Rémy Girard (Incendies, Les Boys, Les invasions barbares, Le déclin de l’empire américain, Jésus de Montréal) as the jaded veteran agent on the team Claude Lesage; Matthew MacFadzean (Owning Mahowny, The Big Heist) as the loyal but inexperienced agent Burt Wilson; Grace Lynn Kung (Being Erica, Away from Her) as the brainy forensics specialist JoJo Kwan; and Richard Yearwood (The Plan) as unpredictable agent Benjamin N’udu.

Season 1 of InSecurity premiered to over 800,000 viewers on January 4, 2011. It was one of the most-watched premieres of any scripted Canadian comedy series on CBC last season.

 

ENCORE BROADCASTS OF SEASON 1

Viewers can catch encore broadcasts of Season 1 on CBC Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. (9 p.m, NT) beginning June 21 and continuing to September 6, 2011. Season 1 is also available on demand at cbc.ca/insecurity.

 

MOST WANTED CONTEST: June 21 to July 5, 2011

InSecurity online at cbc.ca/insecurity brings viewers into the world of NISA (the National Intelligence and Security Agency) with exclusive video, contests, prizes and more. Beginning June 21, 2011, and coinciding with the rebroadcast of Season 1, InSecurity invites fans to submit a “mug shot” of themselves looking their most nefarious. Three winning photos will be selected by series star Natalie Lisinska and co-creators Virginia Thompson and Kevin White. The best photos will appear as villains, double agents or suspicious targets in Season 2. In order to win, photos must be submitted by July 5, 2011.

10:05 p.m. ET – Monday, June 27 on Space

Toby (Craig Olejnik) and Michelle (Lauren Lee Smith) investigate a suspicious homicide when a Russian Consul General is found dead and his son, protected by diplomatic immunity, confesses to his murder.

9:10 p.m. ET – Monday, June 27 on Space

As a new confidential informant for the IIB, Toby (Craig Olejnik) investigates an assassination threat against a Conservative leadership frontrunner — a high-ranking military colonel who may have been involved in the mysterious disappearance of an army private under his command in Afghanistan.

9:00pm – Monday, June 27 on /A

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

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Survivor host Jeff Probst has scored himself his own daytime talkshow on CBS in the US.

Probst has signed a deal with the network to front a one-hour talkshow that will kick-off in the fall of 2012.

“I’m fascinated with human nature and thrilled that this show will allow me the opportunity to connect with real people and explore their stories on a personal level,” Probst said in a written statement. 

“As I continue with Survivor, I am excited to extend my relationship with CBS with this new adventure in the world of daytime.”

Source: Digital Spy

Monday, June 27 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

Mary must help a whistle-blowing witness reconnect with his son as he struggles with a severe case of paranoia. Meanwhile, Marshall and Stan race to figure out why an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent is holding up the visa of a key witness before she is deported.

Ever since last February’s post-Superbowl, jaw-dropping cliff-hanger finale, FLASHPOINT viewers have been lighting up fan sites and the Twitter-verse, anxiously waiting to find out how the drama would unfold.

Will Ed (Hugh Dillon) pull through his shocking attack at gunpoint? Will psychologist Dr. Toth (guest star Victor Garber, ALIAS) fulfill his agenda to disband Team One?

Beginning July 8, viewers will get their answers, and more, when Canada’s most-watched Canadian drama this season returns with all-new episodes, Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

This season, viewers can also lock their sites on Team One’s newest member, young diamond-in-the-rough recruit Rafik “Raf” Rousseau, played by Clé Bennett (THE LINE).         

New episodes of FLASHPOINT are available on demand the day following their television broadcast on the CTV Video Player. Viewers can also get the latest news, play the FLASHPOINT: Training Day game, or catch up on episodes from Seasons 1-3 at CTV.ca. Encore Season 3 episodes also continue Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV leading into the Season 4 premiere.

“With so many questions unanswered and the fate of Team One in doubt, the Season 4 premiere is must-watch television for FLASHPOINT fans,” said Phil King, President, CTV Programming & Sports. “It’s a riveting lead-in to the new season, which promises more heart-pumping action than ever before.” 

“We’re extremely thankful for the outstanding support of our fans at home in Canada, and all over the world,” said executive producers Anne Marie La Traverse and Bill Mustos. “And we’re thrilled to bring them a Season 4 that’s stronger than ever before. We’ll take a more intimate look into the personal lives of our FLASHPOINT heroes, move at a pace that’s faster than ever, and continue to tell stories that pack a strong emotional punch.” 

In the FLASHPOINT Season 4 premiere, entitled “Personal Effects” (Friday, July 8 at 8 p.m. ET), rushed to the hospital after a shocking attack, Ed (Hugh Dillon) risks his recovery from gunshot wounds to be with his wife Sophie (Janaya Stephens), who’s in the middle of a dangerously complicated labour. Meanwhile the rest of Team One hunts for Ed’s shooter, under the scrutiny of psychologist Dr. Toth (Victor Garber), who believes the team should be disbanded after too many high-stakes calls.

Set to make his debut this season in Episode 6, new recruit Raf (Clé Bennett) tells it like it is. Strong yet soft spoken, Raf can get along with anyone, a valuable skill when the team’s goal is to keep the peace.  

Recently renewed for a fifth season by CTV, FLASHPOINT has delivered strong audiences both in and out of simulcast since its debut in 2008. The dynamic series has just concluded a remarkable run on CTV this past winter, averaging 1.65 million viewers out of simulcast. Concluding with the post-Superbowl cliff-hanger finale, it saw double digit growth in the three key adult demos, up 15% with A18-34, 18% with A18-49 and 19% with A25-54, compared to its previous season, and it garnered series-high audiences among A18-34, becoming Canada’s most-watched Canadian drama this season. From its outset in 2008 when it led the way for several other Canadian series to air on U.S. networks, FLASHPOINT has picked up a number of record-breaking Gemini nominations: 19 in 2009 and 15 in 2010. The series was recently awarded a Writers Guild of Canada Award for Best Writing in a Dramatic Series (Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern). 

In addition to all-new episodes airing in simulcast with CBS this summer, CTV’s FLASHPOINT is also licensed in more than 100 territories worldwide, including RTL2 in Germany, Canal Plus in France and Veronica in the Netherlands.

The stars align and the champagne flows with the Bravo! premiere of THE 39TH ANNUAL AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO MORGAN FREEMAN, Monday, July 4 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

Freeman joins an esteemed group as he accepts AFI’s highest honour for a career in film in this special two-hour presentation featuring tributes from his peers and clips that span the breadth of his exceptional career.

The tribute will also be available on demand at www.watch.bravo.ca following the broadcast.

Taped last month at Sony Picture Studios in Los Angeles, many of Tinseltown’s finest took to the stage and were on hand at the black-tie event to pay tribute to Freeman’s glowing contribution to the world of film. Praising recipient Freeman, an OSCAR®-winner and Hollywood icon, THE 39TH ANNUAL AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO MORGAN FREEMAN features surprise guest Betty White and a performance by Garth Brooks.

The tributes continue with appearances from Casey Affleck, Dan Aykroyd, Matthew Broderick, Don Cheadle, Bill Cosby, Clint Eastwood, David Fincher, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Ashley Judd, Matthew McConaughey, Helen Mirren, Rita Moreno, Mike Nichols, Sidney Poitier, Tim Robbins, Chris Rock, Steven Spielberg, Hilary Swank, Forest Whitaker and Renee Zellweger.

“This is easy to take but hard to believe. Where I come from in Mississippi, they call this walking in high cotton,” Freeman remarks in his acceptance speech. “For me, heaven has always been about acting in the movies. I’m proud to be an actor, although for this one night, you’ve made me feel like a star.”

With THE 39TH ANNUAL AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO MORGAN FREEMAN, viewers get a front row seat at the ceremony as many of Freeman’s past directors and co-stars recount memories and share how this remarkable actor has inspired them over the years.

 

A few highlights:

 

Clint Eastwood, who received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1996, worked with Morgan Freeman many times over the years in films such as Unforgiven, the OSCAR®-winning Million Dollar Baby and Invictus. “He is the most effortless person to be around and to act,” says Eastwood about their long-time friendship.

 

For Invictus, Freeman took on the challenge of playing former South African president Nelson Mandela, as did one of his biggest inspirations, Sidney Poitier in Mandela and de Klerk. Freeman spoke at Poitier’s AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony in 1992. Poitier lauds Freeman as “a prince of the craft of acting.”

 

Forest Whitaker and Tim Robbins were also among the celebrities on hand to shower Freeman with accolades, with Whitaker hailing Freeman as “an adviser, a beacon, a confidant, a shoulder to lean on, protector, and friend.” Representing perhaps one of Freeman’s most memorable films, The Shawshank Redemption, co-star Tim Robbins offered up one of the Tribute’s most memorable lines saying that “it was an honour being locked up with you, Morgan.”

 

From his early ‘70s stint on the PBS children’s show The Electric Company to roles in such films as Driving Miss Daisy, Lean on Me, Glory, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Se7en, Amistad, Batman Begins and his commanding and indelible voice in the narration of countless movies and documentaries (War of the Worlds, March of the Penguins), THE 39TH ANNUAL AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO MORGAN FREEMAN features numerous clips from Freeman’s illustrious four-decade career.

Ever wondered what really goes on inside the Big Brother house after the cameras have stopped rolling?

Only Global Reality Channel has the answer.

Seven days a week, beginning July 8 at midnight, Big Brother After Dark takes viewers behind the scenes with an unedited, uncut, live feed from the Big Brother house.

Seasons past have revealed salacious cast behaviour, diabolical plotting, and juicy hookups. What surprises will this season hold?

Find out when the lights turn off and the after dark cameras stay on during Big Brother After Dark.

Catch Big Brother After Dark seven days a week beginning July 8 at midnight exclusively on Global Reality Channel.

Weeknights – 7:30pm ET/PT on Global

This week, Jennifer Aniston discusses her latest project, Horrible Bosses; Patrick Dempsey talks about Grey’s Anatomy and Rick Campanelli is sequestered in the Big Brother house for 24 hours. Plus, preparations are underway in Ottawa for Prince William and Kate’s historic visit to Canada.