November 2012

This winter, Showcase is the top destination for original dramas and critically acclaimed imports featuring international spies, special agents and private detectives.

Showcase’s top-performing original drama, Lost Girl, returns to the schedule with the season’s most anticipated premiere. New to the channel is the high-octane action series Strike Back, about the unlikely alliance between two very different special agents. Rounded out by returning hits Rizzoli & Isles, Justified and XIII, the winter schedule launches January 2.

Hailed as “an immediately addictive brew of action, suspense and wry humour” by TV Guide, Justified returns to the Showcase schedule. The sophomore season picks up immediately following the epic gun battle that capped off season one. After breaking the Crowder family’s criminal grip on Harlan County, U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant; Hitman) must now cope with the criminal organizations moving in to fill the void. Continue reading »

Charlie Sheen has waded into the Angus T Jones YouTube controversy and once again attacked Two and a Half men creator Chuck Lorre.

Jones, who plays Jake on the sitcom, recently urged fans to stop watching the show as he says it’s “filth”.

“Obviously, not having been there for some time, the Angus T Jones that I knew and still love is not the same guy I saw on YouTube,” Sheen told TMZ.

“I dare anyone to spend ten years in the laugh-track that is Chuck Lorre’s hive of oppression and not suffer some form of an emotional tsunami.” Continue reading »

TSN’s unmatched 2012-13 curling broadcast schedule launches tomorrow with complete coverage of the Capital One Canada Cup.

Each year as the official broadcaster of the Canadian Curling Association, TSN brings fans more than 300 hours of live action from the biggest and most prestigious events in curling, including complete coverage of the Tim Hortons Brier and Scotties Tournament of Hearts, along with the men’s and women’s world championships, and Olympic Games qualifying tournaments. Continue reading »

iCarly, the beloved hit comedy series will end its five-season run with an unforgettable hour-long iGoodbye series finale on YTV this Saturday, December 1 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

From Michelle Obama, the First Lady of the United States, to British boy band One Direction, iCarly has attracted famous guest appearances over its five seasons and won the hearts of audiences and celebrities worldwide.

YTV will take viewers down memory lane with a Classic Carly Countdown beginning at 1 p.m., featuring favourite episodes over the years including iFight Shelby Marx, iNevel and iMust Have Locker and more! Continue reading »

As was announced earlier today by HBO, multiple Grammy winner, entrepreneur and actress Beyoncé will be the focus of an intimate feature-length HBO documentary film.

The documentary will premiere on Saturday, February 16, 2013 on HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada), day-and-date with HBO in the US.

Directed by the superstar, the film is a fusion of video and high-voltage performances that provide raw, unprecedented access to the private entertainment icon.

The documentary is a multi-faceted portrait of the 16-time Grammy Award-winning singer, businesswoman, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, wife and mother, showing off the extraordinary gifts that have made her a global phenomenon, and stripping away the veneer of stardom. Continue reading »

If the Mayans were right, and the world ends December 21, 2012, are you prepared? National Geographic Channel invites viewers to meet the people that are, when Doomsday Preppers returns for a second season on Tuesday, December 4.

Doomsday Preppers focuses on the lives of otherwise ordinary people who are preparing for the end of the world, and experts who analyze the thoroughness of their preps. These men and women stand united in their unshakable certainty that the world will soon face tougher times, when grocery stores will be empty, urine might be converted to drinking water and electricity will be only a memory.

In season two, viewers will meet a variety of individuals who are committed to thinking through every contingency plan, including a diabetic mother stockpiling insulin to survive the devastation of an F-5 tornado she fears is coming, a 14-year-old preparing for a global economic collapse, a millionaire getting ready for a massive earthquake and a “Brady Bunch” prepping family who anticipate a terrorist smallpox epidemic. Continue reading »

Before the Mayan calendar flips to Doomsday, Space asks viewers “what if the world ended tomorrow?” From BAFTA Award-winning psychological illusionist Derren Brown, Derren Brown: Apocalypse uses a compelling blend of suggestion, psychological tricks, and experiments to construct an elaborate and shocking stunt to convince one person that the planet has been devastated by a catastrophic meteor strike.

The subject at the centre of the experiment is left to believe that he is one of a mere handful of survivors. The gripping two-part special airs back-to-back on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 9 p.m. ET exclusively on Space. Continue reading »

With the holidays looming, several McKinley graduates return to Lima; Finn drafts his old teammates to help mentor the new New Directions through Sectionals. As Jake and Ryder’s friendship continues to grow, they put their differences aside for the good of the team.

Alone together in New York, Rachel and Kurt plan for a quiet “orphan’s Thanksgiving” with unexpected results. Meanwhile, Kurt gets some sound advice from a trusted source, Rachel and Brody begin to reconnect, and Kitty’s meddling yields dangerous results. Continue reading »

Last winter’s #1 new Canadian series is back! Global is proud to announce the highly anticipated return of Bomb Girls season two premiering on Wednesday, January 2 – 8pm ET/PT.

The critically acclaimed original miniseries was an instant hit from coast to coast when it debuted earlier this year, averaging 1.3 million viewers per episode on Global and becoming the highest rated drama in the country for its timeslot.

“We knew we had a success on our hands when 1.6 million viewers tuned into the premiere of Bomb Girls,” said Barb Williams, SVP, Content, Shaw Media. “Fans immediately embraced and connected with the little known story of these incredible Canadian women who worked in the munitions factories during World War II. The powerful drama has a lot more in store, and this is the perfect series to kick off the New Year on Global.” Continue reading »

Former American Idol judge Steven Tyler has offered his opinion on the current crop of judges and caused a bit of controversy at the same time.

The Aerosmith frontman gave his thoughts on the supposed Nicki Minaj/Mariah Carey beef, telling MTV: “They should have something going on, which is calledcamaraderie.”

He continued: “They should have something going on so thick and beautiful that they can lay it over the new talent that’s trying to birth itself. It needs to be birthed, not judged by ‘entertainment’ factors, it needs to be judged by people that [are] honest, true, that have the ‘it’ factor. Not the ‘it’ factor because they can fight. The fuck is that all about?” Continue reading »