March 2012

On Wednesday, April 4 beginning at 5:30am, Breakfast Television and CityNewswill be at Loblaws Victoria Park Market (50 Musgrave Street) for the 7th annual Breakfast Television/CityNews Spring Food Drive, in support of Daily Bread Food Bank.

Throughout the day viewers are invited to meet and greet their favourite on-air personalities such as Jennifer Valentyne, Frank Ferragine, Adam Stiles and Tom Hayes, enter to win great prizes and bring non-perishable food items or monetary donations.

Monetary donations can also be made online at DailyBread.ca (on the Citytv donation page).

Live coverage of the drive begins at 5:30am on Citytv and CityNews Channel (Rogers Digital Channel 15),and continues throughout the day with favourite CityNews personalities on-site. Tune into CityNews at Six where anchor Gord Martineau will recap the day’s events and announce the winner of the event’s grand prize.

“Last year our viewers helped us raise nearly $24,000 and 16,000 lbs. of food in our Spring food drive,” Tina Cortese, Vice-President, News and General Manager, Citytv Toronto. “This year we’re confident our viewers will open their hearts and wallets to help us do even better this year in supporting Daily Bread to fight hunger in our communities.”

This Spring, Daily Bread is aiming to raise 300,000 lbs. of food and $300,000. Most needed items include: baby formula and food; peanut butter; canned fruit or vegetables; canned fish or meat; dried pasta and tomato sauce; powdered, canned or tetra pak cartons of milk; macaroni and cheese; bags of rice; cans of lentils and beans; hearty soup or stew and bags of lentils.

As Canada’s largest food bank, Daily Bread serves people through neighbourhood food banks and meal programs in 170 member agencies across Toronto.

“Must-See” AP presents a summer on the sea, chronicling the tumultuous and turbulent experiences of Captain Paul Watson and his controversial Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for 16 straight weeks.

Starting April 25 on Animal Planet, viewers can immerse themselves in the trials of WHALE WARS with BEFORE WHALE WARS: AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD, followed by the new spinoff series WHALE WARS: VIKING SHORES, and then the highly-anticipated return of WHALE WARS for an all-new fifth-season.

WHALE WARS fans will rejoice every Wednesday this summer as Animal Planet presents 16 straight weeks of all-new episodes as the saga continues for Sea Shepherd. Highlights as follows:

 

BEFORE WHALE WARS: AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD (1×120)

Wednesday, April 25 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

This acclaimed two-hour documentary serves as prequel to Animal Planet’s #1 series, introducing the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as they attempt to stop a Japanese whaling fleet. Spotlighting the third Antarctic campaign undertaken by Sea Shepherd, the international volunteer crew, though under-trained and poorly equipped develops a combination of bizarre and brilliant tactics with which to stop the whalers. With one ship (The Farley Mowat) too slow to chase down the whaling fleet and the second ship (The Robert Hunter) unsuited for Antarctic ice conditions – and with no country supporting their efforts to enforce international law – the situation becomes increasingly desperate in this real-life David-vs.-Goliath adventure.

 

WHALE WARS: VIKING SHORES (5×60)

Wednesday, May 2 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

The Faroe Islands are a self-governing Danish Territory of 50,000 people – descendants of Vikings and bound by proud tradition. They have fished these waters for thousands of years. But there is a dark shadow over this beautiful land. Every year, Faroese people gather to herd pilot whales to their shallow shores to be killed for their meat, which is a food source. WHALE WARS: VIKING SHORES, a new five-part series, documents Operation Ferocious Islands, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s whale defense campaign as they set sail to end this ancient tradition known as “The Grind” – Faroese for “whale drive” – that takes place every summer

 

WHALE WARS: Season 5 (10×60)

Wednesday, June 6 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

WHALE WARS, one of Animal Planet’s most talked-about, best-performing and award-winning series, enters its fifth season with Captain Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s eighth whale defense campaign in Antarctica.

MuchMusic gives a whole new meaning to “Spring Fever” as UK boy band The Wanted take over NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. Tuesday, April 3 at 6 p.m. ET.

As announced yesterday on N.M.L., Much fans will be “glad they came” to watch this jam-packed hour as the pop group sits down with host Lauren Toyota and performs songs off of their upcoming self-titled North American EP The Wanted, including the smash hit single “Glad You Came.”

Fans can get up close and personal by heading down to Much HQ to see the band live when the episode tapes at a special time of 4 p.m.

Hot on the heels of explosive N.M.L. appearances, including most recently the cast of The Hunger Games, The Wanted’s visit continues to bring the excitement, to Much.

The Wanted are a British boy band based in London consisting of members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes.

The band has already notched up four Top Five singles and two, #1 singles, with an impressive 30 million YouTube hits.

Their U.K. release, “All Time Low” sold 400,000 copies and topped the U.K. charts less than 12 months after they formed. Fast forward two years later and The Wanted are well on their way to dominate the charts on a global scale.

The catchy #1 hit, ‘Glad You Came’, put the boys on the map in the North American market. Their self-titled North American EP, The Wanted, hits shelves on April 24.

Fans who can’t get enough of The Wanted can also hit up the Bramalea City Centre on Monday, April 2 to see the band during a Q & A session with NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. host Jesse Giddings. The first 300 fans to pre-order the debut EP at the HMV in Bramalea City Centre will receive a wristband to meet the band.

10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Wednesday, March 28 on Comedy Network

The end of his favourite TV series, “Dishonorable Discharge” sends Grimes off the deep end. Mark has to help him get to the bottom of his inexplicable attachment to the show, uncovering a deep seated memory along the way.

Wednesday, March 28 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

*Part Two of a Four-Part Drama Mini-Series*

Political strife in Belfast interferes with the construction of the Titanic, but White Star Line chairman Bruce Ismay dismisses designer Thomas Andrews’ concerns. Catholic engineer Jim Maloney and his family board the Titanic where he encounters a mysterious lone passenger who unsettles his wife Mary. In Second Class, Muriel resents her husband John’s subservience and reveals she knows a secret about his employer, but John’s worries are over-shadowed by a looming iceberg and the chaotic scramble for the lifeboats.

Wednesday, March 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV

With $300,000 on the line, these couples will do just about anything to get their hands on the top prize.

The Soup

10 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 on E!

See March 7 synopsis.

Wednesday, March 28 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30CT, 10:30MT) on Citytv

“Big White Lies”

When Penny (Casey Wilson) tells a white lie to avoid an annoying childhood friend (guest star Mary Elizabeth Ellis, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), it soon snowballs out of control and involves the the whole gang. Jane (Eliza Coupe) fakes a pregnancy (complete with a fake baby shower), Dave (Zachary Knighton) pretends he’s terminally ill and Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) fakes a change in sexual orientation. Meanwhile, Max (Adam Pally) and Dave’s lonely landlord (guest star Ben Falcone, Bridesmaids), who is jealous of their active love lives, looks for ways to evict them – until he takes a shine to Alex.

Wednesday, March 28 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT) on Citytv

“Egg Drop”

Luke (Nolan Gould) and Manny’s (Rico Rodriguez) egg-capsule project triggers Claire’s (Julie Bowen) and Jay’s (Ed O’Neill) competitive instincts. Elsewhere, Phil (Ty Burrell) ropes Haley (Sarah Hyland) and Gloria (Sofia Vergara) into providing audience support during his work presentation, and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) try to impress potential birth mothers as their search for a surrogate continues.

Wednesday, March 28 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

Chelsea and Sloane scramble to clean the house when Sloane’s husband Chris (Mark Valley) returns from his tour of duty.