March 2013

big-bang-theory640The CBS network in the US has renewed a bunch of their most popular shows.

The Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife, CSI and 2 Broke Girls are among the series to receive season orders.

However, those waiting renewals include Two and a Half Men, Criminal Minds and Rules of Engagement. Continue reading »

PrettyLittelLiarsPretty Little Liars now has a spin-off: Ravenswood.

The new series will centre on a town called Ravenswood, which is not far from the setting of Pretty Little Liars in Rosewood, PA.

“Pretty Little Liars is brand-defining and demo-defining for ABC Family. We are proud to be able to grow the PLL franchise in two ways — both by adding additional seasons of the original and by extending the storytelling into a spin-off. Ravenswood will become another ‘must-tweet-TV’ series for us,” said ABC Family president Michael Riley.

kd-langk.d. Lang has been confirmed for a performance at the 2013 Juno Awards.

CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that the incomparable k.d. lang will perform on CTV’s live broadcast of The 2013 Juno Awards.

Lang, the 2013 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, becomes the eighth performer confirmed for the broadcast, and joins previously announced acts Billy Talent, Carly Rae Jepsen, Hannah Georgas, Marianas Trench, host Michael Bublé, Serena Ryder, and The Sheepdogs. Continue reading »

LivingmiamiLeah Miller is heading south for a new original E! special that will explore the sunny city of Miami.

From luxuriously chic hotels and top notch restaurants to incredible boutique shopping and red-hot nightlife, E! host Leah Miller explores all the celebrity hot spots in South Beach and beyond in the all-new 30-minute original Canadian special Living Miami, premiering Sunday, April 7 at 11 p.m. ET on E! (visit eonline.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

As one of the most star-studded destinations in the Sunshine State and home to the current season of Kourtney & Kim Take Miami (Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on E!), Leah delves deep into the city that’s more than just a beachside paradise. Continue reading »

Kourtney & Kim Take Miami - Season: 1A top immigration lawyer has said she hopes Canada doesn’t end up like a Kardashian sister.

Toronto-based Jennifer Nees was talking in regards to the reality TV crews filming immigration raids for the purpose of screening on Border Security: Canada’s Front Line.

She believes that the show feeds “that xenophobic, anti-immigrant attitude you read in the comments section of any online news article about immigration.

“The raid that occurred, and was caught on video, affected real people who have real lives in Canada. Yes, some of them were illegal and in catching those individuals who are admittedly breaking the law, I suppose some type of justice is being served. But to televise it and possibly expose the identity and location of refugee applicants seems a step too far.” Continue reading »

cougar-town-2013Cougar Town has been renewed for another season.

The Courtenay Cox comedy series will return for a fifth season after its new American network TBS gave the greenlight.

“Cougar Town has been everything we hoped it would be: a smart, big-hearted, laugh-out-loud comedy that shines a bright light on the TBS brand,” said Michael Wright, TBS president of programming, in a statement.

“This season, the brilliant cast and immensely creative production team on Cougar Town have crafted their best episodes yet, and we couldn’t be happier inviting them back for more.” Continue reading »

MariahCareyeTalkeTalk chats to new American Idol judge Mariah Carey tonight in what is being billed as a Canadian exclusive.

Attention Mimi fans and members of her lambily! Canada’s #1 Entertainment Show, eTalk, and the world’s best-selling female artist of all time, Mariah Carey “belong together” in a special, “fan-fricken-tastic,” 2-part Canadian exclusive interview.

From Los Angeles, eTalk reporter Jessi Cruickshank goes one-on-one with the legendary singer, actress, and American Idol judge to talk fame and family. Continue reading »

SocialA new talkshow is on its way to CTV in the afternoons.

The Social is a new one-hour talkshow from Bell Media In-House Productions that will air weekdays starting in fall.

The original series was conceived and developed to deliver a unique Canadian voice to the CTV daytime schedule, in addition to providing custom opportunities for CTV’s advertising partners.

Adding five new hours of original Canadian content each week (260 total hours/year) to CTV’s #1 daytime lineup, The Social brings a fresh perspective on the up-to-the-minute pop culture and lifestyle topics that matter most to Canadians. Continue reading »

SavingHope2Production has commenced on the second season of CTV’s Saving Hope.

Jason Priestly will put on directing hat for one episode of the new season.

ICF Films and Entertainment One (eOne), in association with CTV, announced today that production is underway on Season 2 of the original Canadian hit drama Saving Hope.

Gemini-nominated actor Jason Priestley and Gregory Smith (Rookie Blue) are each set to direct an episode in the upcoming second season, joining directors David Wellington (The Eleventh Hour, Would Be Kings, Rookie Blue) Ken Girotti (Bomb Girls), John Fawcett (Orphan Black), and Jeff Woolnough (Jack). Continue reading »

Here’s a sneak peek at the second season of Continuum, due to hit screens later this year.