April 2013

chloeMuchVJMontreal’s Chloe Wilde has been selected as the winner in the Much VJ Search.

After a fierce, month-long competition full of grueling challenges, shocking eliminations, a two-week bus tour across Canada, surviving “Camp Much,” and a whole lot of action, the FRUCTIS FRUIT SENSATION PRESENTS: MUCH VJ SEARCH winner was announced live on tonight’s final and emotional episode of the MUCH VJ SEARCH. Chloe begins her new job on MuchMusic next month.

At 24 years old, Chloe Wilde has exactly what it takes to be a MuchMusic VJ. Not just a pretty face, Chloe’s well rounded knowledge on youth culture, coupled with her quirky and likeable delivery gives viewers a unique and authentic perspective on today’s fast-paced world of entertainment and music, that only Much can deliver. Continue reading »

NUP_134426_0145.jpgA new Canadian gameshow called Pop Quiz is on its way to E!.

The format, from Montreal’s Pixcom Production and Incendo, is a 60-minute pop-cultered-testing game based on the Le Cercle series from TVA in Quebec.

Production of the rapid-fire series begins this summer in Toronto and is set to premiere on E! this fall.

Played at lightning-fast speed, Pop Quiz pits contestants against one another in rapid succession. In each episode, 10 contestants positioned in a circle begin the challenge by answering random, pop culture questions. A wrong answer leads to elimination, while each round of questions becomes increasingly difficult – and increasingly hilarious. As the fun escalates and more contestants are eliminated, the remaining two face-off in the final round for a cash prize. Continue reading »

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An apology has been issued by Hyundai over a TV spot depicting a man trying to commit suicide.

The one-minute spot shows a man sitting in his car in a garage appearing to try and kill himself with toxic exhaust fumes.

He fails to do so and the tagline suggests it’s because of the car’s clean exhaust emissions.

In a statement published by Forbes, Hyundai Europe said, “We understand that some people may have found the iX35 video offensive. We are very sorry if we have offended anyone. We have taken the video down and have no intention of using it in any of our advertising or marketing.”

Family-TreeHBO Canada is launching a brand new documentary-style comedy series featuring Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) called Family Tree.

HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) and Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) presents Family Tree, a new comedy series written and created by Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock.

Shot as a single-camera, documentary-style show in the manner of Guest’s acclaimed feature films (such asBest in Show, Waiting for Guffman and A Mighty Wind), the series stars Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) along with Tom Bennett and Nina Conti. Continue reading »

If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead and are about to get married, here’s a little inspiration for your wedding cake.

This photo was posted on Reddit by mikemcherry this week showing a sweet gory cake form a wedding he attended where the groom was a big fan of the series.

“Best part was, one broke and fell off the side of the cake, but the character’s arm was still hanging from where it was supposed to be anchored,” he wrote. “Everyone was like, well, it’s a zombie, I guess it’s okay that its body is falling apart…”

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SnookiJWowwMTV has greenlit a TV adaptation of the hit horror franchise Scream.

A pilot episode has been ordered by the network and the movie’s director Wes Craven is in talks to direct it.

If the series is given an order, it is expected to hit screen in the summer of 2014.

MTV has also commissioned a third season of Snooki & JWoww.

TheShowwithVinnyJersey Shore’s Vinny Guadagnino returns to MTV in Canada with his new talkshow The Show with Vinny.

This unconventional, 30-minute talk series shatters the typical talk show format by taking the biggest celebrities out of the studio and into Vinny Guadagnino’s family home in Staten Island, New York.

Celebrities brave enough to visit Vinny includeWhitney Cummings, A$AP Rocky, Lil’ Wayne, and in the premiere episode, Ke$ha and Mark Wahlberg stop in to provide Vin with some sound (and terrifying) life advice. Full episodes are available on mtv.ca, after their broadcast premiere. Continue reading »

InTheFlesh1Space is bringing the new British zombie drama In The Flesh to Canadian screen next month.

In what will be a North American premiere, In The Flesh will hit screens on Saturday, May 18 at 10pm ET.

Committed to educating both the living and the reanimated, the three-part supernatural drama series from the BBC tells the story of zombie teenager Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry, Anna Karenina) and his reintegration back into the local community.

The series is set in the fictional village of Roarton, England after a zombie outbreak in which thousands of the dead have been reanimated after months of rehabilitation and medication. Continue reading »

come-dine-with-me-canadaA further 80 episodes of Come Dine With Me Canada has been ordered.

Proper Television will produce the new episodes for W Network after striking a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, who own the format.

“Proper Television has already produced 200 memorable dinners for Come Dine with Me Canada, and we are excited to be including more Canadian cities for the next 80,” said Guy O’Sullivan, the president of Proper Television.

Besides Canada, the format has been sold to 36 countries.

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A new Coca-Cola TV spot that aims to fight obesity has hit Canadian screens.

The advert is part of a global campaign that launched in some countries earlier in the year with the attention of addressing an issue that “concerns all of us”.

“At the end of the day, it’s knowing how many calories you’re intaking, and knowing how many calories you’re burning,” the president of Coca-Cola Canada Nicola Kettlitz told CTV’s Canada AM. Continue reading »