February 2012

Watch hosts Beverly Thomson, Marci Ien, and Jeff Hutcheson on CANADA AM weekdays beginning at 6 a.m. ET on CTV. Visit CANADA AM online at www.canadaam.ctv.ca for full episodes, top stories, CANADA AM extras, daily show info, featured recipes, book reviews, technology headlines, and contributor stories. 

 

Monday, February 27

OSCAR® WRAP: ETALK’s Ben Mulroney joins CANADA AM with all the buzz from the award show and after parties; Jeanne Beker dishes up fashion hits and misses from the Red Carpet; and Richard Crouse along with Hollywood Reporter’s Michael Rechtshaffen share their thoughts on the winners and losers of the 84th Academy awards.

SHARE THE WARMTH: The Cummings Centre, a unique Montreal agency committed to enhancing the quality of life for people 50 years of age and older, shares practices for rehabilitating Parkinson’s patients through song and dance with CANADA AM.

HOLLY COLE: Canadian Jazz singer Holly Cole hits the CANADA AM soundstage with the original members of the Holly Cole Trio, performing songs from her latest album . 

 

Tuesday, February 28

·         GCB: CANADA AM has interviews with Emmy nominee Annie Potts and Executive Producer Robert Harling about the new show GCB

·         SERUMS vs. CREAMS: Serum is the new buzz word in skincare. This morning, dermatologist Dr. Paul Cohen joins CANADA AM with details on how these products differ, and how to choose the right product for your skin care needs.

GET YOUR KIDS READING: Heather Feldstein, creator of WordsbyMom.com, joins CANADA AM this morning with top books that speak to today’s children and may help nurture an early love of reading.  

 

Wednesday, February 29

DEBUT NOVEL Ru: Author Kim Thuy fled Vietnam in 1978, completed a Law degree at Universite de Montreal, and joins CANADA AM to talk about her debut novel Ru

ROSE REISMAN: Cookbook author and one of Canada’s leading authorities on the art of living well joins CANADA AM this morning with a look at products for healthier cooking.

MARCH BREAK CRAFTS: Editor of Canadian Family magazine Jennifer Reynolds joins CANADA AM with a slew of March Break crafts to keep the kids entertained.

FASHION HAZARDS: Can’t live without your Spanx? Dr. Marla Shapiro looks at the famed undergarment, skinny jeans, stilettos and other fashion faves that may be hazardous to your health.  

 

Thursday, March 1

MARCH BREAK FREEBIES: CANADA AM rounds up a list of fabulous free things parents can do with their kids for March Break.

ARMOIRE MAKEOVER: Chatelaine Home Editor Virgine Martocq joins CANADA AM with makeover ideas to transform an old wardrobe into a show-stopping new piece.

SPEED SCRATCH COOKING: Christine Cushing, host of FEARLESS IN THE KITCHEN, serves up tips to making delicious homemade meals for the family after a busy day.  

 

Friday, March 2

MARCH BREAK BOREDOM BUSTER: Jennifer Reynolds of Canadian Family stops in at CANADA AM with tips to keep the family entertained over March Break.

LOREN CHRISTIE: CANADA AM’s travel expert takes viewers through travel freebies – how to book flights, go places and pay nothing!

APRES SKI FOODS: Cozy up after a day on the slopes with delicious après ski foods. Chef Jason Bangerter from Oliver & Bonacini joins CANADA AM with tips.

Lost Girl fans are in for a thrill when Showcase premieres the Lost Girl Pre-Show, a brand-new one-hour special leading up to the hotly anticipated season two finale of the channel’s number one series.

Airing April 1 at 8 pm ET/PT, the live-to-tape special is being filmed in front of a live audience on the series’ Toronto set on March 25. Hosting the pre-show is Lost Girl writer Steve Cochrane. The special includes live, in-person interviews with series star Anna Silk (Bo) and other cast members, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and questions from the audience, all leading up to the season two finale, airing immediately following the pre-show.

“We see the pre-show as a perfect opportunity to, first and foremost, give back to the Lost Girl fan community, who have been unwavering in their support for the series, and to try something new for our channel,” said Christine Shipton, Vice President, Content, Shaw Media. “The pre-show is shaping up to be a fantastic tribute to this powerhouse series. We can’t wait for our viewers to see it.”

“Over the past two seasons, Lost Girl has built a dedicated fan base, and we look forward to giving some of our most passionate viewers the rare opportunity to interact with our cast,” said Jay Firestone, founder, Prodigy Pictures. “Showcase has shown phenomenal support for Lost Girl and the pre-show is yet another example of their commitment to the series.”

Showcase.ca is launching a contest for fans clamouring to be a part of the live studio audience. To enter, viewers must visit the website and describe in 200 words or less why they are the biggest Lost Girl fan and/or submit a photo showing their Lost Girl spirit. The contest opens February 25 and runs until March 11. Fans are also encouraged to submit questions for the cast via Facebook and Twitter.

Fans can get up-to-the-minute information and contest details at Showcase.ca.

Lost Girl is produced by Prodigy Pictures, in association with Shaw Media, and is filmed in Toronto.

The dashing Matt Bomer hits Canadian airwaves as the buzzed-about drama series WHITE COLLAR premieres exclusively on Bravo!, Mondays at 10 p.m. ET beginning Feb. 27 (visit bravo.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Starting back at the beginning, viewers can catch up on WHITE COLLAR’s compelling storylines and intricate plot twists with the first season, followed by episodes from Season 2, before the latest, buzzed-about third season premieres this fall on Bravo!.

Starring Bomer (CHUCK) as the charming criminal mastermind, Neal Caffrey, and Tim DeKay (TELL ME YOU LOVE ME, CARNIVÀLE) as FBI Agent Peter Burke, WHITE COLLAR follows this unlikely duo as they work together to capture elusive criminals.

“This fan-favourite will have viewers hooked right from the get-go,” said Catherine MacLeod, Vice-President, Specialty Channels, Bell Media. “Matt Bomer is extremely talented as the charming Neal Caffrey, always keeping viewers on the edge-of-their seats.”

Season 1 follows con artist Neal Caffrey (Bomer) who escapes from a maximum-security prison to find his long-lost love, when FBI agent Peter Burke (DeKay) nabs him once again. Rather than returning to jail, Neal suggests an alternate plan: he’ll provide his criminal expertise to assist the Federal Agents in catching other elusive criminals. Peter quickly finds that Neal provides insight and intuition that can’t be found on the right side of the law.

Season 2 picks up in the aftermath of a huge tragedy. Neal’s deal with the FBI and Peter’s job are both in jeopardy, and in order to prove themselves, they have to catch a high-profile bank robber named The Architect (Tim Matheson, HART OF DIXIE). But once alarms are set off throughout the city, they realize they’re dealing with a true professional.

WHITE COLLAR also stars Tiffani Thiessen (WHAT ABOUT BRIAN), as Burke’s wife Elizabeth, Willie Garson (SEX AND THE CITY) as Mozzie a close friend of Caffrey’s, Marsha Thomason (LOST) as Special Agent Diana Berrigan, and Sharif Atkins (ER) as Special Agent Clinton Jones.

WHITE COLLAR was created and is executive produced by Jeff Eastin (HAWAII, MEET THE MARKS) and comes from Fox Television Studios. Bronwen Hughes (BURN NOTICE, BREAKING BAD, FORCES OF NATURE) directed the pilot. Clifton Campbell (STREET TIME, PROFILER) and Tom Garrigus (SWINGTOWN, EVERWOOD) serve as consulting producers, while Jeff King (SHATTERD) and Mark Goffman (LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT) serve as co-executive producers.

2 p.m. Sunday, February 26 on E!

E! offers viewers an in depth look at the nominees for THE 2012 ACADEMY AWARDS.

Alphas

9:40 a.m. – Sunday, February 26 on Space

For those who missed Season 1 of ALPHAS, don’t fret! SPACE brings Season 1 of ALPHAS back in a perfectly packaged, day-long marathon

1:10 a.m. ET – Sunday, February 26 on Space

A group of teens arrive on an island for a rave – only to discover the island has been taken over by zombies.

12 a.m. Sunday, February 26 on E!

After all the OSCARS are given out, E! heads to the after party to schmooze with the biggest stars from the night.

11 p.m. ET – Saturday, February 25 on Space

A group of archaeological students become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve their professor.

9 p.m. ET – Saturday, February 25 on Space

9 p.m. ET/PT – Saturday, February 25 on Comedy Network

Smart. Outspoken. Opinionated. Live from Washington, DC and edgier than ever, Wanda holds back nothing as she riffs on the perks of having a black President, coming out, getting married, motherhood, aging and twenty-first century pirates.