November 2011

Monday, November 28 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT) on Citytv

“Now You See Me”

Commander Taylor (Stephen Lang) and Mira (Christine Adams) square off in the jungle where he learns more about her plans and his son. Then, they must face a prehistoric enemy together. Meanwhile, the “Sixer” mole scrambles to cover its tracks as Terra Nova goes on lockdown and Jim (Jason O’Mara) closes in.

8:00pm – Monday, November 28 on CTV

Team One defuses an explosive conflict at a high-security psychiatric hospital, only to find that a young patient, Charlie (guest star Rossif Sutherland, Poor Boys Game) has escaped, bent on confronting his former best friend.

Weeknights – 7:30pm ET/PT on Global

ET Canada has a front row seat for the The 2011 Victoria Fashion Show airing this Tuesday, plus behind-the-scenes access as the models get ready to walk the runway. ET Canada is also on the scene for the rehearsals for the 2011 Grammy nomination concert (airing this Wednesday) and speaks with nominees.

Monday, November 28 at 7:30PT/8:30MT/10:30CT on Citytv (8:30pm ET on OMNI 2) on Citytv

“And The Strokes of Goodwill”

Max (Kat Dennings) introduces Caroline (Beth Behrs) to the art of thrift store shopping, which takes a dangerous turn when a battle erupts over a t-shirt.

Weeknights – 7pm ET/PT on Global

This week ET sits down with Gayle King from O Magazine where she’ll share some of Oprah’s favourite things; Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson and Patton Oswalt talk about their new comedy, Young Adult. Plus, Nancy O’Dell talks with former Grace Under Fire star, Brett Butler who shares her story about her downward spiral with drugs.

Monday, November 28 at 7pm PT/8MT/10CT on Citytv (8pm ET on OMNI 2) on Citytv

“Blitzgiving”

When Ted (Josh Radnor) leaves the bar early to prepare a Thanksgiving feast for his friends, the gang winds up partying all night with ‘The Blitz’ (Jorge Garcia, Lost), an old friend from college. As a result, Ted is forced to spend Thanksgiving with Zoey (Jennifer Morrison, House).

Global Saskatoon announced today that it will be expanding its already comprehensive news coverage with the addition of an early morning news program.

Global Saskatoon Morning News will make its official debut on Monday, December 5th, airing from 6-9am CT. This move by one of Saskatchewan’s leading news sources is designed to solidify Global Saskatoon’s position as the news leader in the local market.

Led by longtime Global Saskatoon Anchor Lisa Dutton, the early morning news package will also feature Weather Specialist Warren Dean as the Weather and Traffic Host, Sheri Clark as the Morning LIVE Reporter and Kevin Jesus as the Global Saskatoon Morning News Sports Anchor.

“Lisa, Warren, Sheri and Kevin are extremely talented and have a huge following in the community,” says Troy Reeb, Vice-President, Global News. “With their move to morning news, our viewers can expect to see the same level of expertise, passion and clear presentation that they currently enjoy with Evening News, Prime News and News Final.”

Every morning Global Saskatoon Morning News will cover breaking news stories from around the world and around the block. These ever changing stories will be augmented with special guests, who will provide a more in-depth perspective on the local community.

In a related move, former Weekend Anchor Julie Mintenko has moved to anchor the Evening News at 6pm CT. Prime News  – Saskatoon’s only primetime newscast  – at 10pm CT and News Final at 11pm CT complete Global Saskatoon’s extensive news coverage.

Prairie Dog Film + Television is pleased to announce that the second season of the Gemini Award-winning dramatic television series Blackstone will premiere on APTN January 11, 2012.

Set on the fictional Blackstone First Nation, the riveting stories that weave through the new season begins where the first season’s cliffhanger finale left off. Season 2 will reveal what happened, and continue to follow the tumultuous lives of Blackstone’s residents as they deal with issues of toxic water and foster care.

“Blackstone gets under your skin; it makes you think, feel and want more,” says Ron E. Scott, Executive Producer, Writer and Director of Blackstone. “I am humbled to have this opportunity to be involved in a show that has reached into lives and has spoken into subjects that have not been presented on Canadian television.”

 

ABOUT THE CAST

Returning is the talented ensemble cast of Carmen Moore (Gemini Award nominee), Eric Schweig, Michelle Thrush (Gemini Award winner), Nathaniel Arcand, Roseanne Supernault, Steven Cree Molison, Andrea Menard, Justin Rain and Ashley Callingbull. Joining the series are acclaimed First Nations actors Tantoo Cardinal, Gary Farmer, Georgina Lightning and Michelle Latimer, as well as Cameron Bancroft, Frank Cassini, Vincent Gale and Lori Triolo.

 

ABOUT THE SERIES

Intense, compelling and confrontational, Blackstone is an unmuted exploration of First Nations’ power and politics on the fictional Blackstone First Nation. An uncompromising story told from an Aboriginal point of view, Blackstone is in sharp contrast to sympathetic stories about First Nations’ people being victimized by outside forces. While the dramatization can be dark and all too real, Blackstone is foremost a story of hope and reconciliation in its portrayal of Native people fighting for a better life in their community.

 

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

Blackstone is a Gemini Award-winning series produced by Edmonton’s Prairie Dog Film + Television, with Ron E. Scott as Executive Producer, Writer and Director, Jesse Szymanski as Producer, Damon Vignale as Producer and Writer, and Gil Cardinal and Penny Gummerson as Writers. Season 1 of Blackstone currently broadcasts in Canada on APTN, and in New Zealand on Maori Television. The series is distributed internationally by PPI Releasing.

The first season of Blackstone won two Gemini Awards, and garnered two wins at the 2011 Leo Awards and three wins at the 2011 Alberta Film and Television Awards.

Blackstone was produced in association with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, with the participation of the Canadian Media Fund, with the assistance of the Government of Alberta, Alberta Multimedia Development Fund, with the participation of Rogers Cable Network Fund, and with the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.

While partridges and pear trees, gold rings, milking maids and piping pipers are all busy working elsewhere, Discovery Channel steps up and ensures that the holidays are going to be awesome!  

With 10 days packed full of viewer favourites – including CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, MYTHBUSTERS, GOLD RUSH, DIRTY JOBS, AN IDIOT ABROAD and RIVER MONSTERS – tune in December 24 to January 2 for full-season and multi-episode marathons of the channel’s very best programs.

Wrapping up the year, Discovery Channel’s 10 days of merry Marathons include:

 

CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, Seasons 6 and 7 (16×60)

Sat., Dec. 24 at 8 a.m. – 12 midnight ET (5 a.m. – 9 p.m. PT)

Can’t get enough of the #1-ranked Canadian series on specialty television? Buckle in for another ride with Canada’s most delinquent drivers! Ride shotgun through two whole seasons as Discovery Channel presents eight-hour marathons of both Season 6 (beginning and 8 a.m. ET/5 a.m. PT) and Season 7 (beginning at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT), bumper to bumper. From the first key in the ignition to the final slamming of the brakes, stay off the streets and watch both seasons unfold! 

 

MYTHBUSTERS (30×60)

Sun., Dec. 25 at 12 midnight – Mon., Dec. 26 at 6 a.m. ET (Sat., Dec. 24 at 9 p.m. – Mon., Dec. 26 at 3 a.m. PT)

You’ve heard them so many times, they must be true. Or are they?  MYTHBUSTERS sets out to validate – or debunk – urban myths using every tool at their disposal. Across 30 hours of myth-busting mayhem, science and technology experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, explore the merits of commonly-believed myths and reveal which – if any – have a basis in solid fact. 

 

AUCTION KINGS (24×30)

Mon., Dec. 26 at 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET (3 a.m. – 3 p.m. PT)

When bidding starts, the gloves come off and it’s every buyer for himself! From 19th century vampire hunting kits and softball-sized meteorites, to a genuine Nazi handbook, AUCTION KINGS captures the emotional journey of discovering one-of-a-kind riches – or disappointing rags. The bidders and sellers come from all walks of life, looking to make money, buy a unique piece or simply enjoy the excitement of winning a hidden gem. Showcasing one of the most storied auction houses, Gallery 63 and its owner Paul Brown, each episode follows four or five feathered items, from intake to the auction block.

 

GOLD RUSH 2 (7×60)

Mon., Dec. 26 at 6 p.m. – Tues., Dec. 27 at 1 a.m. ET (3 p.m. – 10 p.m. PT)

As the price of gold increases worldwide, so does interest in mining the rare mineral in Alaska where there are veins worth an estimated $250 billion. Follow six down-on-their luck men from Oregon as they risking everything in an attempt to strike it rich in the wilderness of Alaska. Todd Hoffman leads this group of inexperienced miners – with only one rookie season under their belts – back to the mine they’ve leased at Porcupine Creek to finish what they started. Discovery Channel presents a seven-episode marathon – a perfect opportunity to get caught up on the crew’s triumphs and challenges so far (new episodes will continue in January/February).

 

DIRTY JOBS (35×60)

Tues., Dec. 27 at 1 a.m. – Wed., Dec. 28 at 12 noon ET (Mon., Dec. 26 at 10 p.m. – Wed., Dec. 28 at 9 a.m. PT)

In an eye-popping 35-hour marathon, catch up with the “master of muck,” intrepid host and apprentice Mike Rowe, as he meets hardworking men and women who overcome fear, danger – and oftentimes stench – to accomplish their daily tasks. With his hands-on approach, Rowe assumes the duties of the jobs in question – from animal relocater and wetland warrior to rum distiller and asphalt paver – working alongside the professionals performing the vital yet outrageous jobs that simply must get done.

 

AMERICAN CHOPPER: SR. VS. JR. (13×60)

Wed., Dec. 28 at 12 noon – Thurs., Dec. 29 at 1 a.m. ET (9 a.m. – 10 p.m. PT)

What’s a holiday without a little family bickering? For the Teutuls, what was once a family business is now a family feud, and all bets are off for what new fireworks await in AMERICAN CHOPPER: SENIOR VS. JUNIOR. This 13-episode marathon captures the renewed rivalry as Paul Sr. continues to build world-famous custom bikes at OCC, while Junior opens up Paul Jr. Designs.

 

INVENTIONS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD (10×60)

Fri., Dec. 30 at 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET (5 a.m. – 3 p.m. PT)

From the airplane, to the electric guitar, to the DNA fingerprint, the 20th century was the most spectacular era of invention in human history. This 10-hour marathon is a decade-by-decade voyage of discovery and explores where great ideas come from. Each episode explores one 20th century decade through the iconic inventions that shaped it:  the radio that made the world smaller; the machine gun that made it more dangerous; or the parking meter that made it more expensive.

 

AN IDIOT ABROAD: THE BUCKET LIST (6×60)

Fri., Dec. 30 at 6 p.m. – 12 midnight ET (3 p.m. – 9 p.m. PT)

Fooled and flustered for a second time, reluctant traveller Karl Pilkington returns in the endlessly entertaining follow-up to AN IDIOT ABROAD, the critically-acclaimed series that followed Pilkington – dragged kicking and screaming – on a quest to see the Seven Wonders of the World.  Now, his “friends” Ricky Gervais (THE OFFICE) and Stephen Merchant have masterminded a new set of immersive challenges, urging Pilkington to check off experiences on the “things you need to do before you die” Bucket List. This six-episode marathon should be on every viewer’s “must see before the end of the year” Bucket List!

 

PRANK SCIENCE (12×30)

Sat., Dec. 31 at 6 a.m. – 12 noon ET (3 a.m. – 9 a.m. PT)

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! This 12-episode marathon takes to the streets to lure unsuspecting people into hilarious, never-before-seen pranks – all in the name of science. 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! 

 

RIVER MONSTERS (23×60)

Sun., Jan. 1 at 2 a.m. – Mon., Jan 2 at 1 a.m. ET (Sat., Dec. 31 at 11 p.m. – Sun., Jan. 1 at 10 p.m. PT)

Man-eating alligator gars, killer piranha and demon fish… Tall tales? Not according to expert angler Jeremy Wade. Discovery Channel presents a 23-hour marathon of frightening fish as Wade goes in search of these legendary, supernatural beasts living and moving murderously in the serpentine waterways of the planet.

 

CANADA’S WORST HANDYMAN 6 (7×60)

Mon., Jan 2 at 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (1 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)

They’re armed, dangerous and pose an imminent threat to person and property – and you might even be one! Catch a seven-episode marathon of Season 6, featuring a crew of offensive renovators with ambitions that so exceed their abilities, that they’ve left monumental home improvement disasters in their wake. Catch up with this motley crew as they head to the honeymoon capital of the world – Niagara Falls – to overhaul rundown honeymoon suites and transform them into heart-stopping romantic retreats… for better or for worse!

 

10:30 p.m. ET – Sunday, November 27 on Space

Seven years later, the ghosts still walk the cities and the human survivors have settled in refugee camps completely void of electronics. One teenage girl, Justine, escapes to the city in the hopes of true independence but when she arrives, she realizes she is not alone.