March 2013

Dallas Season 2 Ep 208 - JR's Masterpiece Photographer: Zade RosenthalThis week’s farewell to Dallas stalwart J.R. Ewing drew an impressive audience to Bravo.

The funereal episode was the most-watched episode of the season, drawing 453,000 Canadians and making it the #1 specialty program of the night on Monday.

On the next episode of Dallas (Monday, March 18 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo), work is done on J.R.’s (Larry Hagman) masterpiece as the late oil baron’s will impacts the family legacy. Elsewhere, Pamela (Julie Gonzalo) shows her allegiance to John Ross (Josh Henderson) and Christopher’s (Jesse Metcalfe) machinations test his relationship with Elena (Jordana Brewster).

MO6_CS_1116_00049.NEFNew CTV series Motive has been given a promotion to the most-watched night on TV.

As of this week, the crime thriller will air on Thursday nights, joining Grey’s Anatomy in the CTV line-up.

“As Canadians continue to embrace MOTIVE, we’re thrilled to offer this series even stronger positioning within our Thursday primetime schedule,” said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. “With the strength of its ensemble cast and gripping storylines this Motive is a great addition to Thursday night’s powerhouse lineup.” Continue reading »

LindaHamiltonLostGirlSci-fi veteran Linda Hamilton will make a guest appearance on Lost Girl next Sunday.

The Terminator actress will feature as Acacia, a “ tough, sexy and ruthless assassin who has resurfaced from Tamsin’s (Rachel Skarsten) secretive past”.

“Her arrival spells trouble for Bo (Anna Silk), Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) and Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried), who are undercover at an urban camp to catch a serial killer Fae preying on at-risk youth.”

The episode, entitled ‘Delinquents’, airs Sunday, March 24 at 9PM ET/PT.

HughDillonHugh Dillon will lend his services to the new Showcase thriller Continuum.

The Flashpoint and Durham County actor will make a guest appearance on the series this season in a multi episode arc.

Making his first appearance midway through the season, Dillon plays a charismatic CEO of a corporation with a mysterious past.

The highly anticipated sophomore season of Continuum continues Kiera’s (Rachel Nichols) uneasy alliance with Detective Carlos Fonnegra (Victor Webster), and sees her grapple with the big question that closed the first season – why was she sent there? Continue reading »

Lara-Jean-ChorosteckiToronto’s Lara Jean Chorostecki will be seen next in the new US thriller series Hannibal.

Chorostecki is part of the impressive cast that includes Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas and Laurence Fishburne.

She will play the role of Freddie Lounds, a tabloid reporter that has previously been played by the likes of Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Stephen Lang in other adaptations of Thomas Harris’ novel red Dragon.

Chorostecki can be recognized for her film and television roles in the highly acclaimed series including Starz/CBC miniseries Camelot,Brandon Cronenberg’s feature film Antiviraland BBC America’s 1860s Irish cop dramaCopper where she guest stars as Sybil O’Brien. Lara Jean has also guest starred onCW’s hit series Beauty and the Beast,CBC’s Republic of Doyle, CTV’s Dan for Mayor, The Listener and more.

The series begins in Canada on City on April 4 at 10pm ET/PT.

DoctorWHo2013premiereSpace has confirmed that Doctor Who will be hitting Canadian screens again on March 30 with the highly anticipated second half of season seven.

Actor Matt Smith will be joined by newcomer Jenna-Louise Coleman in the role of Clara in the first episode entitled ‘The Bells of St. John’.

The Season 7B premiere of Doctor Who, “The Bells of St. John,” is set in London against the backdrop of new and old iconic landmarks – The Shard and Westminster Bridge.

New nemesis, the Spoonheads, battle the Doctor as he discovers something sinister is lurking in the Wi-Fi. The rest of the upcoming season features seven epic episodes written by Steven Moffat, acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman (Coraline, Beowulf), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), Neil Cross (Luther), and Stephen Thompson (Sherlock). Continue reading »

Hundreds of audition tapes have begun pouring in following a casting call for a new Canadian reality series focussing on… hipsters.

The Real Hipsters of Vancouver (yes it’s actually going ahead) began casting this month and within days over a hundred tapes had been submitted from people looking for a spot on the show.

“We’re not only looking for people who would look interesting on the show, but people who have a dream they’re following. They’re stylists and artists. They’re pursuing something,” said creator Britt Irvin.

The series will take on the style of The Real Housewives of Vancouver – a format that has proven popular – but with less focus on swanky mansions and expensive restaurants. Continue reading »

anti-homophobia-campaignNine complaints have already been received regarding the controversial new anti-homophobia advertising campaign in Quebec.

Two new TV commercials began screening earlier this month as part of the $7 million five-year campaign that aims to eliminate discrimination towards homosexuals.

The ads feature two couples going about their day before it is revealed at the end of the commercial that both couples are gay, when they share a kiss. A question is then posed: “Does this change the way you thought 20 seconds ago?” Continue reading »

With the third season of Game of Thrones on the horizon, it’s about time we had a little refresher.

HBO has managed to squeeze the ten hours of season two into just 14 minutes in this newly released recap video.

The video combines footage from the second season with chatter from the cast the crew of the critically-acclaimed series.

LauraVandervoortSpace has recruited Toronto-born actress Laura Vandervoort to star in their new original series Bitten.

Vandervoort (Smallville, Ted) will play the role of Elena Michael, the world’s only female werewolf in the series based on the Women of the Otherworld novels by Canadian author Kelley Armstrong.

As revealed to fans today at Toronto ComiCon, Toronto-born actress Laura Vandervoort (Smallville,Ted) is set to star in the new Space original series Bitten, produced by No Equal Entertainment, Hoodwink Entertainment, and Entertainment One (eOne). Continue reading »