February 2013

prince_michaelMichael Jackson’s son Prince Michael has announced he will be making his acting debut on 90210.

Just a week after he was announced as a new correspondent for Entertainment Weekly, Jackson has confirmed he will be appearing on 90210.

Jackson will play a character called Cooper, a “trauma victim who bonds with Silver (Jessica Stroup) over the realization — at a very young age — how precious life is”. Continue reading »

arrested-developmentThe CEO of Netflix has claimed that there will only be one new season of Arrested Development.

The comedy series is returning this year with a brand new season, which will air exclusively on Netflix.

The company’s CEO Reed Hastings said that there are no plans for more episodes.

“It’s a fantastic one-off,” Hastings said at Morgan Stanley’s Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in San Francisco this week. “Think about it as a non-repeatable amazing [event].” Continue reading »

Looks like Seth MacFarlane has no interest in returning as host of the Oscars.

The Family Guy creator was criticised by some for his debut performance as host of the ceremony last weekend.

When asked by a Twitter follower if he would consider hosting again, he said “no way”. Continue reading »

BigBrother_Canada640Shaw has announced that the season premiere of Big Brother Canada will air on both its regular home Slice as well as flagship channel Global.

As a celebration of the series debut, Shaw Media has slated the premiere to air as a special presentation on Global in addition to its regular home on Slice. With Slice also available on free preview in nearly 10 million homes across the country, Canadians won’t miss a moment of the action.

You’ve met the houseguests, now follow them as they leave their lives behind and move into the Big Brother Canada house for a shot at the grand prize of $100,000, a $25,000 gift card to The Brick and a brand new Chevrolet Trax. Week to week the house guests will compete in a series of challenges and vote each otherout until one claims victory. Continue reading »

AngerManagementLindsayLindsay Lohan will make an appearance as her troubled self in the new Charlie Sheen sitcom Anger Management.

Lohan will play a love interest for Sheen’s character Charlie Goodson in an episode of the sitcom.

The pair worked together in Scary Movie 5, which is due out later this year. Continue reading »

LifeWithboys2013The second season of Life with Boys will hit YTV on Tuesday, March 19 at 7.30pm.

Corus Entertainment’s YTV is launching Season 2 of its highly successful live-action comedy series Life with Boys beginning on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Produced by Nelvana Studio, the 18 x 30-minute season promises fans even more laughs and chaos among the returning characters as well as appearances by special guest stars including Brendan Meyer (Mr. Young), singer Victoria Duffield, and The Next Star’s Brooklyn Roebuck and Darren Espanto. Continue reading »

SETH MACFARLANECTV’s coverage of the 2013 Oscars went down a treat on Sunday evening with an averegae audience of 6.1 million.

The coverage matched the audiences of the 2011 and 2012 ceremonies and was just shy of the 6.6 million who tuned in for the Super Bowl.

The 3.5 hour-broadcast drew more than 2.5 million A25-54 and A18-49 viewers. Nationally, more than one in two English Canadians watching TV, were tuned to the broadcast.

Reaching 14.5 million viewers overall, the star-studded event peaked with 7.2 million viewers at 10:22 p.m. ET as 2012 Oscar-winning Canadian actor Christopher Plummer took to the stage to present Anne Hathaway with her award for Best Supporting Actress in Les Misérables. Continue reading »

TylerLabineCanadian actor Tyler Labine has been added to the cast of the new Rupert Grint comedy Super Clyde.

Labine will play Grint’s (Harry Potter) older brother in the CBS comedy pilot, which centres on a fast food worker (Grint) who decides to become a superhero.

The actor has previously had roles in the short-lived comedy Animal Practice and the Jason Biggs sitcom Mad Love. Continue reading »

dangerous-flightsCanadian director John Driftmier has been killed in a plane accident while on a location shoot.

The 30-year-old was filming for the Discovery Canada series Dangerous Flights in Kenya when the accident occurred.

Both Driftmier and the plane’s pilot were killed.

Pixcom (the series producer) CEO Jacquelin Bouchard, expressing her shock and sadness, in a statement said Driftmier “was an incredibly talented director and cameraman, and a wonderful friend.” Continue reading »

ShaqFormer NBA basketballer Shaquille O’Neal will make an appearance in cop drama Southland this year.

O’Neal will play an officer called Earl Dayton on the show, who is an old friend of John Cooper (Michael Cudlitz).

Shaq has popped up in a number of TV shows and films throughout his career, including appearances in Curb Your Enthusiasm, Scary Movie 4, Blue Chips and a leading role as a genie in Kazaam. Continue reading »