May 2013

Motive640CTV has put a smile on the faces of Motive fans after announcing the Canadian crime drama will return or a second season.

The broadcaster announced the news today ahead of their Upfront Presentation, stating that 13 more episodes of the show will be made for the 2013/14 season.

Production is set to begin this summer. The announcement comes with just one episode remaining before MOTIVE’s first-season finale next Thursday, May 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV Mobile.

From Daniel Cerone (DEXTER, THE MENTALIST) and Executive Producers Louise Clark (CORNER GAS) and Rob Merilees (Capote), MOTIVE stars Kristin Lehman, Louis Ferreira, and Lauren Holly. Continue reading »


Update: The Save Bomb Girls campaign has now reached their $4,000 goal.

Fans of the recently cancelled Bomb Girls are showing Shaw Media how to support Canadian-made drama with a highly-organised campaign.

The Save Bomb Girls campaign was launched following Global’s announcement on April 22 that they would not be renewing the series for a third season.

Along with a wonderfully designed website, the campaign also has active Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr pages dedicated to showing the powers that be that fans want more from the Bomb Girls team.

Currently in motion is a ‘Victory Bandanas Campaign’, which aims to raise enough money to fund a shipment of fan-designed blue bandanas to be delivered to the Global offices. Continue reading »

nicky-deuceNoah Munck (iCarly) and Steve Schirripa (The Sopranos) will feature in the original kids TV movie Nicky Deuce for Nickelodeon.

The pair will be joined by other former Sopranos actors in James Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli, Vincent Curatola and Tony Sirico.

Based on the same-titled popular children’s book by Schirripa and Charles Fleming, the movie also features comedic cameos from Sopranos stars James Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli, Vincent Curatola and Tony Sirico, along with a guest appearance by Rita Moreno. The 90-minute movie special was filmed in Montreal last summer. Continue reading »

breaking_badBreaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan says the conclusion to the series will be “victorious” and offer complete closure.

Gilligan is confident fans won’t have another Lost or The Sopranos on their hands, saying we won’t be let down or left hanging by the way the sixth and final season ends.

“Anyone anxious that there won’t be resolution enough at the end of these eight episodes can rest assured that the story very much reaches resolution,” Gilligan told The Daily Beast. “It will not end in any kind of open-ended sense. Continue reading »

AmazingRaceCanadaCTV has today laid out its upcoming summer line-up, which is headlined by the first ever season of The Amazing Race Canada.

Returning series include The Listener, Saving Hope, MasterChef and So You Think You Can Dance while the new series premieres of Satisfaction and Mistresses take place also.

“From reality TV, to comedy and drama, audiences are in store for an incredible summer of original series debuts, and returning hits,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks, Bell Media. “With the nail-biting, down-to-the-wire energy and anticipation of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA setting the pace, this summer’s lineup is unstoppable, bringing the best in entertainment to Canadians across the country.” Continue reading »

ListenerThe fourth season of The Listener is due to hit screens later this month after a smash hit third season last year.

May 29 will mark the return of the CTV series, which will travel to Vancouver for the first time in the season premiere.

With an impressive Season 3 average audience of 1.2 million viewers, The Listener has achieved year-over-year audience growth every year since it debuted in 2009.

The home-grown hit saw double-digit growth in Season 3 from Season 2 with A18-34 (+32%), A18-49 (+19%), and total viewers (+16%). Last season was also the drama’s most-watched premiere, finale, and overall audience on record for the series. Continue reading »

Anthony-SedlakCanadian TV chef Anthony Sedlak’s death has been ruled as a suicidal overdose of cocaine and oxycodone.

29-year-old Sedlak – who was a regular on the likes of The Main and Family Cook Off – was found in his Vancouver apartment last July.

While his death was initially attributed by his family to an undiagnosed medical condition, it has since been classified as an overdose after he intentionally ingested “excessive amounts of cocaine and oxycodone,” according to a B.C. coroner’s report.

DEXTER (Season 6)There is no word yet on whether Canadian murderer Mark Twitchell will be allowed to continue watching Dexter while he is imprisoned.

Government officials and Corrections Service Canada have yet to confirm whether Twitchell will continue to have access to the series while serving time given the violent nature of the program.

It is believed that the serial killer series – which features Michael C. Hall – helped inspire Twitchell to commit the murder of Johnny Altinger.

A victims’ right advocate, Joseph Wamback, believes that Dexter is not suitable viewing for violent criminals. Continue reading »

AmazingRaceCanada2CTV has announced a truck load of prizes for the winners of The Amazing Race Canada.

Along with the glory of being the winning team, the partnership that wins will take home $250,000 cash, the opportunity to fly free for a year anywhere in the world Air Canada flies in Executive First Class and two 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingrays.

“Teams will need to bring their A-game in a race for one of the most lucrative prizes in television and largest in Canadian television history,” said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. “With the stakes now raised, we can’t wait to see how hard teams will push themselves to cross the finish line first.” Continue reading »

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