June 2011

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Monday, June 27

·         ROYAL TOUR: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Canada June 30 for their first overseas visit. Former advisor to the Royal Family Bonnie Brownlee tees-up what’s on the itinerary for the newlyweds.

·         EXPEDITION IMPOSSIBLE: Mark Burnett’s newest reality series marks a new chapter for Canadian star Dave Salmoni. The adrenaline junkie joins CANADA AM to talk about how the competition measures up on this new racing reality series.

·         HEY ROSETTA: The “Red Heart” rockers are in studio for a performance on the Canada AM soundstage.


Tuesday, June 28

·         GREAT BIG SEA: Rocking out with royalty.  Great Big Sea front man Alan Doyle talks to Canada AM about performing for the Royal Couple on Canada Day.

·         JOE CARTER:  One of Toronto’s most beloved athletes returns to CANADA AM.  The former Toronto Blue Jay and World Champion talks about his 2nd annual golf tournament in support of The Children’s Aid Foundation. 

·         THESE KIDS WEAR CROWNS:  This Canadian pop punk band was discovered on MuchMusic’s disband. They “Jumpstart” the morning with a performance from their latest album.


Wednesday, June 29

·         YOUNG MONARCHISTS:  There is a new generation of young Canadians who are looking forward to the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.  Matthew Rowe, a member of the Monarchists League of Canada talks to CANADA AM about the upcoming visit.

·         CANADA’S GOT SKILL:  Canada’s best and brightest skilled trade and technology students take on the world.  Home improvement expert Mike Holmes and a member of Team Canada talk about the upcoming WorldSkills 2011 competition.

·         ORNAMENTAL GARDENING: Gardening expert, Mark Cullen, delivers a gardening lesson from the oldest Victorian Garden in North American – Halifax Public Gardens with 16 acres of trees, heritage plants, fountains, and ponds.


Thursday, June 30

·         GOVENOR GENERAL: The honourable David Johnson officially welcomes the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Canada.  He joins Canada AM to talk about their arrival and the party planned in the Nation’s capital

·         ANDREA MORTON: The Royal Biographer delivers an inside look at the world’s most watched couple as they embark on their first North American visit.

·         BÉLA FLECK:  The world’s best banjo player joins Canada AM Soundstage.  Grammy Award Winning Béla Fleck is here.


Friday, July 1 – Canada Day Backyard BBQ Special

·         CESARS & BBQ TIPS: It’s a bash in Beverly Thomson’s backyard. Toast Canada Day with a unique twist on a Canadian Classic: The Caesar as well as BBQ tips from the grill master Naz.

·         BEST OF CANADA AM: Revisit some of the most memorable interviews including Shania Twain, Hugh Jackman and Martha Stewart and performances by  City and Colour, and Matt Dusk

·         SUMMER POOL ESSENTIALS: Today, CANADA AM is keepin’ cool in the backyard with some of the must haves for the pool.

Mark Burnett’s new reality competition series EXPEDITION IMPOSSIBLE was Canada’s most-watched program on Thursday night, with 1.5 million Canadians watching 13 teams attempt the impossible.

Debuting at 9 p.m. ET, EXPEDITION IMPOSSIBLE outpaced its competition nationally and was #1 for the day in the key A18-49 demo. The premiere was also #1 in Toronto with all key adult demos. 

On Thursday, viewers were treated to the series’ first expedition as 13 incredible teams battled it out against each other, nature, and themselves in the Sahara desert in Morocco. The Twitterverse was buzzing about the premiere in the week leading up to it, logging more than one thousand unique tweets and generating upwards of three million impressions*.  With 12 teams left standing after team Latin Persuasion finished last, who will prevail next week in the toughest competition of their lives?

In this week’s all-new episode (Thursday, June 30 at 9 p.m. ET), the journey across Morocco continues as the 12 remaining teams must tame unpredictable stallions and kayak down an unforgiving rivers before testing their wits at an enlightening challenge. Meanwhile, teams begin to break down as they lose their way to a hidden finish line.

Will they crumble under the pressure of having to think clearly in the wilds of the great outdoors, or will they find a way to work together to complete the expedition? After nine more legs of competition, one team will cross the finish line first to claim victory, a $150,000 cash prize and a new Ford Explorer.

EXPEDITION IMPOSSIBLE was created by Mark Burnett, who also serves as executive producer with Lisa Hennessy. Both the television show and format will be distributed internationally by Mark Burnett International Distribution.

Last week, Global’s smash hit original drama Rookie Blue proved it’s still packing heat as the second season premiere booked 1.4 million viewers (2+, national). Winning its time-slot nationally and in the key Adults 18-49 demo, the highly-anticipated debut delivered a solid performance as the #1 drama program of the night.

Viewers who missed last week’s premiere episode can catch up on GlobalTV.com or on their Global Video App, available from the App Store on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, or on demand through cable and satellite providers across the country.

This week on Rookie Blue (“Might Have Been” – Thursday, June 30 at 10pm ET/PT), Andy and Gail go undercover as waitresses at a club known for frequent drug use, but get more than they bargained for when their fellow waitress turns out to be involved with a vicious criminal.

Meanwhile, Traci wrestles with feelings for her old flame, Detective Barber; Dov tries to weather the storm when a young woman files a complaint against him; and Andy opens up to Sam about her commitment to Luke. Joris Jarsky (Cra$h and Burn), Alan Van Sprang (King) and Polly Shannon (Lie With Me) guest star.

Source:   BBM Canada PPM Data – June 23, 2011 based on overnight data (2+, A18-49 national)

7:00pm – Sunday, June 26 on /A

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

In the film A LOVER’S REVENGE, Successful radio psychologist Liz Manners (Alexandra Paul, BAYWATCH) could use a dose of her own advice when she finds out her husband is having an affair. So when she meets a handsome stranger (William Moses, THE SECRET LIFE OF AN AMERICAN TEENAGER), she thinks her luck has taken a turn for the better. However, what she doesn’t know is that he blames her for the breakup and death of his former girlfriend (Sophie Gendron, The Perfect Teacher), and that this new relationship is just the beginning of his psychotic and cruel plan for revenge.

9:00pm – Saturday, June 25 on /A

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

In the film CHRISTIE’S REVENGE, 19-year-old Christie Coleman (Danielle Kind) has had a difficult life. After her mother (Cynthia Gibb, DEADLY GAMES) divorced her father Richard (James McGowan, THE BORDER), Christie was the only one who stood by him despite the fact that everything in Richard’s life seemed to be going downhill. Shortly before his suicide, Christie overheard Richard’s successful brother Ray (John Wesley Shipp, ONE LIFE TO LIVE), refuse to loan Richard money to help him out. Christie, only 16 at the time, was the one to find her father’s body when he shot himself. Now a disturbed nineteen-year-old, Christie sets out to take revenge on the uncle she deems responsible for her father’s suicide.

Saturday, June 25 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

**Starring Brendan Fraser (The Mummy), Seth Myers (Saturday Night Live) and Anita Briem (The Tudors)**

On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, scientist Trevor Anderson (Brendan Fraser), his nephew and their mountain guide (Anita Briem) discover a fantastically adventurous but dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.

8 p.m. ET – Saturday, June 25 on Space

An Expeditionary force sets out to look for survivors from the crashed transporter CT9. One survivor accuses another, Julius Berger (Eric Mabius), of murder. A group of Advanced Cultivars (ACs), led by Rudi (Langley Kirkwood), have kidnapped Stella’s (Hermione Norris) daughter Lily and will release her only if the people of Forthaven save a critically-ill AC baby.

11:30 p.m. ET/PT – Friday, June 24 on Space

Hosts Teddy Wilson and Ajay Fry take a look at some of the hottest blockbuster films hitting theatres this summer including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Cowboys & Aliens and Captain America: The First Avenger.

11:30 p.m. ET/PT – Friday, June 24 on Comedy Network

This episode features the short comedies Hot Wings, Canadian Mugging and Survivor Man from the Upload Yours website.

10 p.m. ET/PT – Friday, June 24 on Space

The Sanctuary receives alarming news that a large group of Abnormals has been spotted at the entrance to a cave in South Dakota. Magnus (Amanda Tapping) knows immediately that this is the first wave of Abnormals surfacing from Hollow Earth.