March 2013

MuchVJSearchMuchMusic has narrowed it down to 40 hopefuls in their search for a new VJ.

The Fructis Fruit Sensation Presents: Much VJ Search has chosen its Top 40 VJ hopefuls and the competition is on! With wildly diverse applicants from across the country vying for a shot at one of the most coveted jobs in Canadian television, the Much VJ Search promises to deliver more excitement, challenges, and surprises than ever before.

The Much VJ Search really gets rollin’ when NML starts to roll out the Top 20, announcing four names a day beginning Monday, March 25, with each finalist earning a spot on the Fructis Fruit Sensation Presents: Much VJ Search tour bus. Continue reading »

DoctorWho2013-2A new trailer for Doctor Who’s new season was released over the weekend by the BBC.

The 40-second clip teases the second half of the seventh season, which will hit Space One on March 30.

Check out the trailer below. Continue reading »

Even though we don’t have too much longer to wait until we return to Westeros for the third season of Game of Thrones, hopefully this new trailer will help tide us over.

The 30-second clip is named ‘War’ and takes a quick look at the battles that will take place in the new run.

MandyMooreMandy Moore has been confirmed to be playing the female lead in the new drama pilot The Advocates.

Moore will appear opposite Southland’s Ben McKenzie in the legal thriller in the CBS/Warner Bros. pilot.

The project focusses on lawyer Shannon Carter (Moore) and ex-con Henry Bird (McKenzie) who team up as victim advocates to fight for the underdog. Continue reading »

It may not be the best Harlem Shake ever seen but at least they’ve given it a go.

An immigration raid in Vancouver that was reportedly filmed for a reality TV show has been condemned by a immigration activists.

A construction site in East Vancouver was raided by immigration officials on Thursday looking for undocumented workers. A number of TV cameras were seen filming the arrests.

The immigration advocacy group No One Is Illegal said those arrested were asked to sign release forms so they could be identified for the reality TV show.

“The fact that watching people being detained and arrested and humiliated and interrogated becomes something that we consume as part of our nightly entertainment – there is something deeply troubling about this and very dehumanizing,” said group member Harsha Walia. Continue reading »

CTVNews2012CTV has released some ratings data for this week’s unveiling of Pope Francis.

1.1 million viewers were watching CTV and CTV News Channel’s The New Pope coverage the moment Pope Francis appeared on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica for the first time.

Helmed by CTV News’ Chief Anchor Lisa LaFlamme from Vatican City, the special coverage drew 735,000 viewers, more than all other English-language networks and more than twice the typical daytime viewing audience on CTV and CTV News Channel. Continue reading »

MuchlogonewMuchMusic has announced its coverage of Canadian Music Week.

As the music industry arms itself with demos, gear, and energy drinks to take in Canada’s premiere music fest, Canadian Music Week, Much and MTV hosts are on the scene.

Starting Wednesday, March 20, MuchMusic’s Lauren Toyota, MTV’s Sharlene Chiu, and MuchMore’s Matt Wells hit up some of the week’s marquee events, including the panel discussion,MuchFACT: From The Basement To Broadcast, and the much-anticipated exclusive interview with METRIC, hosted by Wells. Continue reading »

PassionateEye

Canadian viewers will be first to see the controversial documentary that looks into the Oscar Pistorius murder investigation.

CBC News Network’s The Passionate Eye will show the UK documentary ‘Oscar Pistorius: What Really Happened?’ on Sunday, March 17 at 10pm ET/PT.

With exclusive interviews and sworn testimony, the documentary brings together a detailed picture of the tragedy that made headlines around the world, and sheds light on a man with a dark side.

Did the “Blade Runner” commit pre-meditated murder, or was it an accident, as he maintains? A documentary team has been in Pretoria, South Africa, digging deeper into a death that shocked the world. Presented by Rick Edwards, who covered Pistorius’s gold medal-winning and world record-breaking achievements at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the documentary features interviews with friends of both the victim and the accused. Continue reading »