March 2012

10 p.m. ET/PT – Friday, March 30 on Comedy Network

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Friday, March 30 at 9pm ET/PT (10MT, 8CT) on Citytv

“Nothing Is As It Seems”

The Fringe team faces a case that appears familiar to Peter (Joshua Jackson). Strangely, it takes place in this world.

9:00pm – Friday, March 30 on CTV

After the grisly murder of a familiar shop owner, Nick (David Giuntoli) joins forces with Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) to help solve the murder. When the shop owner’s sister, Rosalee (guest star Bree Turner, The Ugly Truth), comes to town, Nick thinks he may have found a new ally in the creature world.

Friday, March 30 at 8pm ET/PT (9MT, 7CT) on Citytv

“Rita Wilson”

As Rita Wilson travels to Greece and Bulgaria, she uncovers the untold history of her late father. Her journey begins in Greece where she visits her father’s hometown and the place of his birth. The information she receives leads her to Bulgaria where she learns of the hardships and triumphs that shaped her father’s life and led him to the United States. Later, Rita’s emotional journey leads to a discovery she never expected.

Friday, March 30 – 8pm ET/PT *Season Finale* on Global

Chef Ramsay visits the windy city to check in on Zocalo, a lack luster Mexican restaurant in dire need of some fiesta zing.

8:00pm – Friday, March 30 on CTV

When a lab tech is murdered in a case that has eerie similarities to a 1950’s cold case, the CSIs get a glimpse into what goes on in the shadows of the lab. Lee Majors (THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN) guest stars as Paul Burton, the retired detective who investigated the original murder case.

For the first time ever, all five Dragons gather to reminisce about the very best – and worst – moments over the past six seasons of DRAGONS’ DEN.

The Season Finale, titled “Inside the Den” airs Wednesday, April 4 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Television.

In this finale, Dragons Jim Treliving, Kevin O’Leary, Arlene Dickinson, Bruce Croxon and Robert Herjavec sit with DRAGONS’ DEN host Dianne Buckner and “tell all” about what makes them spend, what sets them off, what moves them and what they really think about each other.

The show includes highlights from the last six seasons of the show – the sexy stuff, the singing, the stand-out pitches, the in-fighting, the making-up – and we count down the three MOST memorable moments in DRAGONS’ DEN history. Throughout it all, Dianne Buckner puts all five Dragons in the hot seat. 

Tune in to see a replay of some of the racier pitches that have occasionally rendered the Dragons speechless. And they’ll reveal whether they think sex really does help sell your product, or if showing too much skin does you in. Plus the Dragons come clean about “crushing dreams” vs. “being honest”. And they’ll explore their love-hate relationships they have with each other, in a candid discussion about competition, collaboration and friendship. Plus discover the key ingredients of a winning pitch, and find out what really happens to deals once they leave the Den. 

DRAGONS’ DEN is the top-rated Canadian entertainment program on television, with over one and a half million Canadians tuning in each week. In addition to its success on-air, DRAGONS’ DEN is also a hit online, boasting an active and engaged online community. Full episodes and exclusive behind-the-scenes content can be viewed at cbc.ca/dragonsden. DRAGONS’ DEN is filmed at CBC Headquarters in Toronto, ON and airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET (8:30 NT) on CBC Television. Tracie Tighe is Executive Producer and Lisa Gabriele is Senior Producer.

Alright, Vancouver, by now it’s tradition: GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS TONIGHT is heading to the west coast, to tape a series of episodes you don’t want to miss.

So come be a part of the show from Tuesday, April 3 to Thursday, April 5 2012. For more information on how to get tickets, and to check out the exciting guests, who will be announced soon, visit www.cbc.ca/strombo.

While in Vancouver, GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS TONIGHT will be taped at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre (700 Hamilton Street) at 4 p.m. PT from Tuesday, April 3 to Thursday, April 5. Tickets are free, and are available on a first come first served basis at www.cbc.ca/strombo.

Host Stroumboulopoulos was recently named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and will join a select group of outstanding young leaders from around the world for their professional accomplishments and commitment to society. Young Global Leaders engage in initiatives that address specific challenges of public interest with the objective of shaping a better future. For a complete list of 2012’s YGLs, and further information visit: www.younggloballeaders.org.

GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS TONIGHT airs Monday through Friday at 11:05 p.m. on CBC Television and is taped daily in front of a live studio audience. Follow George’s week on the West coast on Twitter @Strombo.

After six seasons of laughter, friendship – and international acclaim – LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE comes to an end Monday, April 2 at 8:30 p.m. (9 NT) on CBC Television.

In the final episode, Amaar prepares for the grand opening of the town of Mercy’s new Mosque, while trying to get Baber to end his boycott.  

Charles returns to Mercy with a plan to win Ann. Sarah reaffirms her Muslim faith. Are new beginnings on the horizon? What is in store for the people and the town of Mercy? 

LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE is the internationally acclaimed comedy about Muslims and Christians attempting to live in harmony with one another in the small town of Mercy, Saskatchewan.

The series premiered in January 2007 with record breaking audience numbers with a first season average of 1,253,000 viewers, and has since been seen in over 90 countries.  

It has been inducted into the Museums of Radio and Television Science in both New York and Los Angeles; and featured in news coverage in outlets including the BBC, NPR, CNN and the New York Times.

After debuting to record high audiences this winter season, CBC Television’s winter lineup wraps up next week with several finale episodes.

On Monday, it is the season finale of CBC-TV’s funny and fresh new comedy MR. D. The show attracted 1.23 million viewers for its season premiere, making MR. D the most-watched show on a Canadian network in the timeslot.

DRAGONS’ DEN, Canada’s top-rated entertainment program, reached 2 in 5 Canadians over the course of this season. Its finale airs on Wednesday, followed by REPUBLIC OF DOYLE, which had its best season yet, with more than 1.3 million viewers for the season premiere.

And on Friday, MARKETPLACE wraps up another strong season—it averaged 1.157 million viewers, a 31 per cent increase over last year—while the fifth estate caps a season that featured episodes that garnered the show’s largest audience numbers in more than a decade.

 

SEASON FINALE WEEK SCHEDULE

 

MR.D

Monday, April 2 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT)

Gerry decides to use a boxing match at the school’s annual Charity Day to settle his competition with Mr. Dwyer for the title of Mr. D once and for all.

 

LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE

Monday, April 2 at 8:30 p.m. (9 NT)

In its final episode ever, Amaar prepares for the grand opening of the town of Mercy’s new Mosque, while trying to get Baber to end his boycott.  Charles returns to Mercy with a plan to win Ann. Sarah reaffirms her Muslim faith.

 

THE BIG DECISION

Monday, April 2 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT)

Hardy Buoys, a family-own fish processing plant in Port Hardy, B.C., and Tashodi, an eco-friendly bath and body care company based in Toronto, both look to Arlene Dickinson to help save them.

 

RICK MERCER REPORT

Tuesday, April 3 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT)

Rick attends celebration festivities at the winning schools in the annual Mercer Report Spread the Net Student Challenge.  Highlights include an extreme dodgeball game with students at an elementary school in Quispamsis, New Brunswick, African drumming at a high school in Peterborough, Ontario, and at Montreal’s McGill University Rick drives a ‘Baja’ off-road car on campus.

 

22 MINUTES

Tuesday, April 3 at 8:30 p.m. (9 NT)

Shaun Majumder heads to the Junos with some musical advice for award nominees. The cast travels to Peggy’s Cove to look into the sale of an iconic lighthouse, and – after weeks of trash-talking – Mark Critch brings us the outcome of the Trudeau/Brazeau boxing match.

 

DRAGONS’ DEN

Wednesday, April 4 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT)

In this finale, Dragons Jim Treliving, Kevin O’Leary, Arlene Dickinson, Bruce Croxon and Robert Herjavec sit with DRAGONS’ DEN host Dianne Buckner and “tell all” about what makes them spend, what sets them off, what moves them and what they really think about each other.

 

REPUBLIC OF DOYLE

Wednesday, April 4 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT)

The Doyles struggle to prove Mal’s innocence when he’s accused of murder but end up digging a deeper hole; Kathleen gets some brotherly help with the George situation; Tinny discovers the identity of her father.

 

MARKETPLACE

Friday, April 6 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT)

MARKETPLACE expands on its popular “Busted” segment with an hour-long special, The Busted Edition. Co-hosts Erica Johnson (@cbcerica) and Tom Harrington (@cbctom) report on shocking claims and shoddy services that drive Canadians crazy. Anti-viral tissue claims, bank fees, outrageous markups at a national car service chain, cable and phone service charges, fast-food marketing spin, extended warranty fine print—even charities and government watchdogs get “busted” by MARKETPLACE in this wide-ranging exposé.

 

The Fifth Estate

Friday, April 6 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT)

In an unprecedented television event, Bob McKeown hosts a live and interactive special edition of the fifth estate. The show recreates a real-life kidnapping, and lets viewers decide what to do to catch the perpetrators, each step of the way. Weigh in via Facebook and Twitter as the true-life drama unfolds. And beginning April 4, at CBCNews.ca/kidnapped, join the investigation online. Follow the facts, and see the case unfold as you uncover evidence in our online simulation of the police investigation.