August 2011

Aircraft Pictures and Dolphin Entertainment began principal photography today in Toronto on season two of What’s Up, Warthogs!, a 20 x 22 minute live-action tween sitcom for Family Channel and Disney XD.

“We’re very privileged to once again be working with such an outstanding team of creative individuals on every level for season two,” says Producer Anthony Leo, “If a fraction of the fun we have on set translates onto the screen, I know audiences will be in for something very special.”

“What’s Up, Warthogs! is an innovative and versatile series and we are very pleased to be making more episodes,” said Michael Goldsmith, Director of Original Programming, Astral Kids. “The show has delighted viewers on television and online through its unique format, making it one of the top performers for Family and Disney XD.”

What’s Up, Warthogs! follows arch-rivals Eric (Tiago Abreu) and Victoria (Karissa Lee Staples) as they begrudgingly team up to save the on-air announcements at West Hills High from returning to the “boringpalooza” show of the past.

Add Eric’s off beat, camera shy, best friend Charlie (Ed Witzke) and twelve–year-old genius, Laney (Ana Golja), plus the help of guest reporters and user-generated content, and West Hill soon has a show that truly puts the students in charge.

Together, the crew shares adventures, laughs and the unlikeliest of friendship as they create an awesome show that becomes a bright spot during the monotony of high school.

Season two opens in the after-math of the student body Presidential election and the What’s Up, Warthogs! team is working on a new broadcast strategy since learning the results.  Taking on more responsibility in the school, Victoria leaves Eric looking for a replacement co-anchor for their show.  Charlie, Laney, and Mr. Denovi (Duane Murray) help Eric host a West Hill-wide open audition, but will What’s Up, Warthogs! be the same without Victoria? Encouraging viewer participation in the show, the second season will see the winner of the What’s Up, Warthogs! Roving Reporter contest feature as a special reporter in an online webisode of the series. From September 1, visitors to can decide on the winner of the spot by voting for their favourite from the shortlisted finalists.

Veteran show-runner Dean Batali (That 70’s Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will return to helm the writing team that includes show creators Alex Diaz and Julie Sagalowsky-Diaz, Brendan Duffy, Skander Halim, Barbara Haynes and Teresa Hsiao. The show wraps production on October 28, 2011. Season one is currently airing on Family Channel and Disney XD in Canada.

“What’s Up, Warthogs! is such a fun show to produce. It’s been a pleasure working with this very talented cast,” remarks Executive Producer Bill O’Dowd, “Dean, Julie, Alex and the rest of the writing team make each script funnier than the last. We’re excited and honoured for this new season.”

The series is produced by Anthony Leo of Aircraft Pictures (Todd and the Book of Pure Evil) and executive produced by Andrew Rosen of Aircraft Pictures and Bill O’Dowd of Dolphin Entertainment (Zoey 101, Ned’s Declassified).

9:30 p.m. Sunday, August 28 on E!

Kimora Lee Simmons is the epitome of fashion. In this special, we’ll go inside the world of this decadent diva to take a look at her over-the-top style.

Sunday, August 28 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on Bravo!

In the second instalment of the series, THE BOURNE SUPREMACY Jason Bourne (Matt Damon, The Adjustment Bureau) is framed for a botched CIA operation and is forced to take up his former life as a trained assassin to survive. Directed by Paul Greengrass.

9 p.m. Sunday, August 28 on E!

Kimora’s beloved dog, Zoe, recently passed away and she has decided it’s time for the family to adopt a new dog. She assigns Christopher the daunting task of finding her family the new pet. While Christopher tries to secure the perfect black and white Pomeranian, Kimora’s old friend Andrea Leon Talley helps her face dress drama as she embarks on a search for the perfect gown to wear to the Met gala.

8:30pm – Sunday, August 28 on CTV

After attending the funeral for her mentor, Millie (Nancy Robertson) decides she doesn’t want to miss what could be the best day of her life, so she plans a living funeral for herself. Crystal (Emily Perkins) and her boyfriend struggle with adjusting to parenthood so Stan (Brent Butt) offers to help but becomes more of a babysitter than a life coach.

MTV has announced the return of Punk’d, minus Ashton Kutcher.

The reality prank series will return for all new episodes featuring more unsuspecting celebrities.

With Kutcher now occupied with his Two and a Half Men role, MTV will use a new celebrity host every episode.

First up is Canadian Justin Bieber who will have the pleasure of punking fellow singer Taylor Swift.

The series is returning for the first time since 2007, when its eighth season concluded.


7:30pm – Sunday, August 28 on CTV

Dan (Fred Ewaniuck) is about to open the annual Porktoberfest by taking a bite of the Golden Bratwurst – a task made difficult by his vegetarian status. Jeff (Paul Bates) is confused by Dan’s seemingly bi-dietary lifestyle. After a radio spot, Wessegonians start to question their own dietary choices, leaving a lot of uneaten pork in Wessex. Meanwhile, Mike (Ben Ayres) takes his role of Hambassador so seriously it has him donning lederhosen and eating more than his share of pork products.

HBO has released a new full trailer for the second season of Boardwalk Empire.

7 p.m. Sunday, August 28 on E!

SPICE WORLD is a musical starring the sexy phenomenons of pop – the Spice Girls. Climb aboard the double decker Spice Bus and get ready for a madcap musical adventure. Starring: Melanie Brown, Emma Burton, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell and Victoria Beckham.

6:30 p.m. Sunday, August 28 on E!

Giuliana and her friend Colet decide to go to a cleansing retreat. Bill doesn’t think Giuliana can handle the intensity of a cleanse, but she wants to give it a shot. While Giuliana is away Bill and some of his Chicago buddies end up in Vegas for a boy’s weekend.