August 2011

Six will perform, but only one will win the title of Canada’s Favourite Dancer. For the first time in SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA history, it was announced live on CTV tonight that six dancers will remain in the competition to perform in next week’s final performance show.

The Top 6 dancers are: CHRISTIAN Millette (28), a Ballroom dancer from Montreal, QC; JORDAN Clark (19), a Contemporary dancer from Tottenham, ON; LINDSAY Leuschner (19), a Contemporary dancer from Stouffville, ON; MATT Marr (20), a Contemporary from Quispamsis, NB; MELISSA Mitro (23), a Contemporary dancer from Richmond Hill, ON; and SHANE Simpson (24), a Jazz dancer from Thornhill, ON.

With six dancers left standing, it was revealed that ADAM and DENITSA received the lowest number of votes and were eliminated from the competition.

The Top 6 will take to the stage on Monday, September 5 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, giving viewers one last opportunity to vote for their Favourite Dancer before the winner is revealed during the live two-hour finale on Sunday, September 11 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (go to to confirm local listings).

With voting based solely on individual competitors instead of couples, each member of the Top 8 had the opportunity to perform a solo of their choice before the results were revealed.

The performances wouldn’t change the results, and for two competitors, it would be their final chance to dance on the stage.

Following the solos, it was announced that ADAM LoPapa (19), a Jazz dancer from Woodbridge, ON, and DENITSA Ikonomova (24), a Ballroom dancer from Laval, QC, would be eliminated from the competition.

For the first time in SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE franchise history, choreographer Sean Cheesman introduced voguing to the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA stage. The high-glamour group number featured the Top 8 dancers performing quick and precise movements to Madonna’s “Vogue.”

The Top 6 dancers now have one last chance to prove they have what it takes to become Canada’s Favourite Dancer during next week’s final performance episode on Monday, September 5 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV. In their last effort to win the country’s heart, they will perform in front of judges Jean Marc Genereux, Tré Armstrong, Blake McGrath, Luther Brown, and guest judge Mary Murphy.


Canada’s Top 6 dancers are:

1.      Christian Millette (28), a Ballroom dancer from Montreal, QC

2.      Jordan Clark (19), a Contemporary dancer from Tottenham, ON

3.      Lindsay Leuschner (19), a Contemporary dancer from Stouffville, ON

4.      Matt Marr (20), a Contemporary from Quispamsis, NB

5.      Melissa Mitro (23), a Contemporary dancer from Richmond Hill, ON

6.      Shane Simpson (24), a Jazz dancer from Thornhill, ON


Throughout the final performance show, the Top 6 will work with choreographers Stacey Tookey, Gustavo Vargas and Sho Tyme, and will also perform a solo of their choice as well as a group number by Sabrina Matthews. In addition, the Top 3 girls will work with Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mia Michaels, and the Top 3 guys will work with Melissa Williams.

For anyone who missed tonight’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Results show, an encore airs on MuchMusic Friday, September 2 at 7 p.m. ET. Weekly encores of the Performance and Results shows air back-to-back Fridays at 7 p.m. ET on MuchMusic (visit to confirm local broadcast times). 

Tuesday, August 30 – 10pm ET/P on Global

Rebecca is torn between orders and instinct when she takes control of triage when an explosion injures Col. Marks.

10:00pm – Tuesday, August 30 on CTV

All appears lost. The Papal army has been humiliated by its retreat. The Borgia’s allies have melted away. King Charles (Michael Muller, SUITE NOIRE) is coroneted in the Vatican as ‘King of France and Naples.’ To Della Rovere’s (Colm Feore) despair, Charles leaves Rome untouched and marches south to his real target, Naples. Revenge on those who deserted the Borgias will be terrible. And, as the family attends the nunnery where Lucrezia (Holliday Grainger) gives birth to a baby boy, a new generation of Borgia ambition, intrigue, chicanery and ruthlessness is sent into the world.

Tuesday, August 30 at 9pm ET/PT/MT (8CT) ***LIVE*** on Citytv

The next group of 12 acts from the semi-finals perform live in Hollywood for a chance at making it to the Top Ten. Howie Mandel, Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne star as the celebrity panel of judges and Nick Cannon hosts.

Tuesday, August 30 – 9pm ET/PT *Special Time* on Global

Emotions run rampant among hospital staff. Bobby loses his cool during an annual hockey game between allied forces; Simon displays his painful past in a prank gone wrong; and Pederson compromises her ethics when asked to question children about a suicide bomber.

8:00pm – Tuesday, August 30 on CTV

The couples with the lowest scores are revealed and dance for their lives before the judges decide which dancers will be leaving the competition.

Fall just got a whole lot funnier. For the first time on Canadian television, viewers can catch favourite episodes from the first five seasons of the award-winning, critically-acclaimed 30 Rock all over again, when the sitcom debuts in strip five nights a week on OMNI Television.

30 Rock will air in strip beginning Monday, Sept. 19 at 10pm PT on OMNI BC and Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 10pm ET/MT on OMNI 1 and OMNI AB before moving to a full Monday-Friday10pm ET/MT schedule on Sept. 26.

It won’t be long before the cast reunites for more chaotic adventures. Beginning mid-season, catch all-new laughs when Liz Lemon and the gang return for a spectacular sixth season on Citytv.

In the meantime, the wait is over to watch classic scenes, such as when Jack and Avery have their baby while trapped in Canada or Matt Damon as Liz’s pilot boyfriend, when OMNI brings back the first five side-spitting seasons.

Multiple award-winning comedy series 30 Rock is told through the comedic voice of Emmy and Golden Globe ® winner Tina Fey as variety show producer Liz Lemon.

It features Emmy and three-time Golden Globe winner Alec Baldwin as top network executive Jack Donaghy and Emmy-nominee Tracy Morgan as Tracy Jordan, the unpredictable star of Lemon’s hit variety show, TGS with Tracy Jordan.

Lemon constantly has her hands full, juggling corporate interference from Donaghy and off-the-handle star antics from Jordan, all while attempting to salvage her own personal life.

Also rounding out the cast are two-time Emmy nominee Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney, the co-star of TGS; Scott Adsit as the variety show’s producer Pete Hornberger; Emmy nominee Jack McBrayer as Kenneth, the over-eager and effortlessly endearing NBC page; Judah Friedlander as Frank, the sardonic slacker on the writing staff; and Keith Powell as Toofer, the sophisticated yet sarcastic, Harvard-alum writer.

30 Rock garnered 13 Emmy nominations, including its fifth consecutive nod in the “Outstanding Comedy Series” category. The critically-acclaimed series has won the coveted honor three times in that category and also stands as the TV Academy’s all-time, single-awards-year-nomination record holder for a comedy series with its 2009 tally of 22. The show’s 2008 haul of seven statuettes earned 30 Rock a place in the comedy series record books.

The most-watched television program in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec is preparing to hit the road and deliver its supper hour newscast up close and personal in five locations over five nights.

Anchors Graham Richardson and Carol Anne Meehan will be joined by weathercaster J.J. Clarke and sports director Terry Marcotte for the CTV NEWS AT SIX “Hometown Tour” during the week of September 12 – 16. 

The five stops include:

Pembroke The Waterfront September 12

Arnprior Robert Simpson Park September 13

Cornwall Lamoreaux Park September 14

Brockville Armagh Sifton Price ParkSeptember 15

Merrickville Blockhouse Park September 16 


“We are doing the whole show on location,” said Louis Douville, Vice-President and General Manager, CTV Ottawa. “Those who come to see our live broadcast will see everything we do in front of and behind the cameras. There is no better way to connect with the people who invite us into their homes each and every night, than to visit their communities in person from time to time.”

Preceding each CTV NEWS AT SIX broadcast, all four on-air personalities will meet and greet fans and viewers in attendance. M&M Meats will be on site at each tour stop hosting a barbecue, with proceeds going to The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada. 

CTV NEWS AT SIX is the most-watched program in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. CTV Ottawa remains the only local television station with more than one million viewers weekly. On March 12, 2011 the station celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Real-life cases of mysterious disappearances, haunted houses and blood-thirsty vampires terrorize Investigation Discovery this October.

DISAPPEARED returns for a third season with all-new missing people cases – some eventually found, others lost forever.

Next, it’s the stuff of lore and legend. Real-life cannibal and killer Richard Trenton Chase drains his victims in LORE: DEADLY OBSESSION (Oct. 23).

Then, Canada’s ghost-busting series, PARANORMAL HOME INSPECTORS (Oct. 31), is back for a special Halloween marathon. Watch all six episodes again and find out which houses are safe for trick-or-treating.


October programming highlights on Investigation Discovery include:





Sun., Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. and 10 p.m. PT

Two mobsters change sides in FLIPPED: A MOBSER TELLS ALL. The two part back-to-back specific begins with Mike whose meteoric rise within New York’s most ruthless mafia family came crashing down after a successful NYPD/DEA sting operation against him and his crew. Mikey flips and brings down some the mob’s most notorious families. Next, loyalty, honour and family meant nothing to Kenji. He simply loved living life dangerously. So when the FBI caught up with him, Kenji offered to fly to New York, wear a wire and bring down some of the heaviest hitters of the Colombo Crime Family.



Sun., Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

During the winter of 1978, Richard Trenton Chase’s unquenchable thirst for blood struck fear in the hearts of Sacramento residents. This two-hour docuthriller brings back to life the terrifyingly true story of the Vampire of Sacramento with feature film-style storytelling – a first for Investigation Discovery. Watch as both killer and cannibal becomes lore and legend.






Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, beginning Oct. 7

DISAPPEARED returns with 13 new episodes that continue to follow tragic missing person cases. Investigators wade through unpredictable twists and hidden clues to solve how and why people simply vanish. For the cases that remain open to this day, they continue to be a source of unbearable frustration and torment for family members.






Mon., Oct. 31 from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT

Halloween night is haunted on Investigation Discovery. PARANORMAL HOME INSPECTORS returns with six back-to-back episodes of the original Canadian series. Find out which houses not to trick-or-treat at once a psychic and a home inspector uncover whether the mysterious home happenings are explainable or supernatural.


Can a test subject be convinced he has the power to melt solid objects… using only the power of his mind? If he’s just crossed paths with the PRANK SCIENCE team, anything is possible!

Premiering Monday, September 19 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT on Discovery Channel, this highly-entertaining street-level gag show lures unsuspecting people into hilarious, never-before-seen pranks – all in the name of science.

Each half-hour episode of this 13-part original Canadian series by Proper Television (CANADA’S WORST DRIVER), takes to the streets to pull off several new prank experiments.

But unlike other gag shows, every PRANK SCIENCE trick reveals unexpected and water-cooler-worthy scientific facts and theories. It’s an addictive one-two punch of strange science and riveting practical jokes!

But the goal of PRANK SCIENCE is not just to dupe and ridicule people for the viewers’ amusement, although that’s an added benefit, of course. Each segment of PRANK SCIENCE is built around a remarkable piece of science; then the team invites unsuspecting members of the public (or “test subjects”) to be a part of it. Whether it’s exploring the world’s strongest superglue or testing human psychology by seeing exactly how much abuse people will put up with at the hands of an authority figure…PRANK SCIENCE takes practical jokes to a new extreme!

PRANK SCIENCE is helmed by special effects wizard Brendan Callaghan and comedy actor Morgan Waters. A master of SFX for hidden camera pranks, Callaghan’s expertise ranges from creating life-like monsters to massive air cannon pyrotechnics. His partner-in-prank, Waters, is a three-time Gemini Award-winning comedian, actor and writer who loves nothing more than watching ridiculous situations collide with real-life reactions. Together – and joined by a cadre of PRANK conspirators – these prank masters don disguises, create false realities and benignly misrepresent themselves to baffled members of the public…for the sake of science.

In the Sept. 19 premiere episode, one test subject’s career as an infomercial host takes a turn for the worse. On his very first day on the job, he discovers that the miracle health shake he’s endorsing causes a dangerous parasite to grow inside anyone who drinks it… after consuming it himself. Also, the team uses waterproof sand to cheat their way into – and win – a sandcastle-building competition; and a maintenance worker’s day goes horribly wrong when she accidentally sets her boss on fire (don’t panic…it’s actually a stuntman covered in a special fire-retardant gel – but definitely not a prank to try at home!).


Other PRANK highlights this season:

Using a few LED lights and what’s called an infinity mirror, the team convinces a terrified subject that aliens have landed on Earth.

The team hijacks and remotely controls a golf cart using only a smart phone, creating havoc on the course.

An aspiring actor eats poppy seed cake on the set of a police training video, which triggers a fail on his drug test….for heroin!