December 2012

Thursday, December 13 – 9pm ET/ PT on Global

In an homage to the beloved holiday film Love, Actually, seemingly separate storylines come together to form one merry Glee episode. As the end of 2012 draws near, Sam and Brittany live their lives to the fullest before the Mayan Apocalypse occurs. Meanwhile, Jake and Puck spend quality sibling time together for Hanukkah, Artie has a holiday dream that changes his outlook on life, and Kurt has a Christmas he’ll never forget.

Tuesday, December 11 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

When Sheriff Lamb investigates the murder of a Vegas showgirl, he realizes early on that there’s something about the case that resonates with Katherine. Meanwhile, Savino manages to land a high roller at the Savoy.

This week, W5’s Tom Kennedy heads to a Manitoba hog farm, reporting on a hidden camera investigation that gives viewers a disturbing, inside glimpse into the practices that can be found at many factory farms which produce much of the meat that ends up on Canadians’ dinner tables.

“Food For Thought” premieres Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV. Also in this episode, W5 takes viewers on the awe-inspiring journey of 31-year-old Spencer West, as the motivational speaker and double-amputee embarks on the most daunting challenge of his life to climb the highest mountain in Africa in “Reach For the Top”. Continue reading »

The cast of one of the best short-lived comedy series on TV has staged a reunion twelve years after their show was cancelled.

The entire cast of the 1999 comedy series Freaks and Geeks has reunited to discuss their experience on the short-lived series, which ran for one brilliant season before it was given the axe.

The Judd Apatow-created series was heralded as being ahead of its time but faced strong opposition from its network, NBC, who eventually cut it.

Freaks and Geeks launched the careers of the likes of Seth Rogan, James Franco, Linda Cardellini, Busy Philipps and Jason Segel and the first season included bit parts from the likes of Shia LaBeouf, Rashida Jones, Lizzy Caplan and Ben Foster. Continue reading »

Apple head honcho Tim Cook has hinted that the technology firm is looking to stride into the television sector once again.

So far the company has stuck with its Apple TV streaming set top box but Cook said this week that TV remains an “area of intense interest” for the company.

“It’s an area of intense interest. I can’t say more than that,” he told reporters.

He went on to describe his view of TV: “When I go into my living room and turn on the TV, I feel like I have gone backwards in time by 20 to 30 years.” Continue reading »

Breaking Bad is leading the pack in the nominations for the 2013 Writers Guild of American Awards.

The drama series has picked up a handful of nods for the awards, which celebrate the best in writing in the fields of TV, news, radio, promotional writing and graphic animation.

In the ‘Drama (Episodic)’ category alone, Breaking Bad is nominated four times, with only one Homeland episode and a Mad Men episode offering competition. Continue reading »

Mark Wahlberg has encouraged the Canadian government to change the tax situation for filmmakers in order to get more projects made in Canada.

The actor is urging the government to reassess the decision to reduce the federal tax incentives for filmmakers to help boost the entertainment industry here.

“We are really trying to encourage the government to reinstate these tax incentives to bring film and cinema back to Canada,” Wahlberg told the Globe and Mail.

“I’ve made four movies in Toronto and three in Vancouver. It’s the best working experience, some of the best crew, the best people I’ve ever worked with, and there’s just not enough film being made here… It’s just a shame that films are going to other places. We want to really bring it back to Canada… Continue reading »

From roadkill eater to royal streaker to Hollywood cheater, what or who will clinch the #1 spot as the most-talked about entertainment story of 2012?

CTV counts down 10 of the most scandalous stories of the year in CTV’s brand-new original special Stars & Scandals That Shook 2012. Hosted by CTV entertainment expert Ben Mulroney, the one-hour special premieres Thursday, Dec. 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT immediately following the season finale of The X Factor at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV (visit ctv.ca for local broadcast times).

Honey Boo Boo, the Royal family, and Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson are just three of the celebrity stories on the 2012 list of infamy. Before the special airs, viewers are encouraged to weigh in on the remaining seven entertainment stories of 2012 by tweeting the hashtag #starsscandals. Continue reading »

It’s the exclusive access everyone craves, all from the comfort of home when The Comedy Network invites viewers to Montréal for the Just For Laughs Festival in the new Original Series Just For Laughs: All Access, premiering Monday, Jan. 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

From the hustle and bustle backstage, to the uproarious stand-up onstage, Comedy delivers every hysterical moment of the star-studded galas through 13, brand-new, one-hour episodes, featuring the fine-tuned antics of hosts Bill Hader, Joel McHale, Jeremy Hotz, Jack McBrayer, Jason Jones, and John Pinette, as well as The Muppets.

Festival favourites – The Muppets – also star in a previously-announced special 90-minute episode of Just For Laughs: All Access. It’s heart-warming fun as Kermit, Miss Piggy, The Swedish Chef, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, and the rest of The Muppets gang deliver a singing, dancing, comedy spectacular during “The Muppets All-Star Comedy Gala,” premiering Monday, Dec. 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT. The special episode features equally adorable humans Jim Breuer, Steve Patterson, Pete Zedlacher, and Adam Hills. Continue reading »

It’s the holiday season, and with the Mayan Apocalypse rapidly approaching, kindred spirits Brittany and Sam prepare for the end of days.

Following a revealing road trip, the Puckerman brothers take steps to mend their dysfunctional family. Kurt gets an unexpected Christmas visitor who brings a bag of mixed surprises to New York.

Meanwhile, an accident leads Artie to take a look at his “wonderful life,” and Sue is taken with the Christmas spirit. Continue reading »