May 2013

arnieArnie is set to rewind the clock with a new drama project based in the world of bodybuilding.

Former bodybuilder and Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger has sold a drama project to Showtime called Pump, which is based in the world of bodybuilding in 1970s California.

The hour-long drama uses Venice Beach as the setting to tell the story of the origins of the present-day fitness industry and culture of body-worship. Continue reading »

Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris will add another awards show to his resume this year with news that he is hosting the Emmys.

The How I Met Your Mother actor will take charge of the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards this year to go with the Tony Awards ceremony he is already confirmed to host.

It will be the second time Harris has hosted the Emmys.

“I couldn’t be more honoured and excited to be hosting this year’s Emmy Awards,” Harris said. Continue reading »

FoodNetworkStar2013Food Network Star is due to hit Canadian screens again with an all-new cast of competitors who will be fighting it out for their dream job.

New this season, focus groups of Food Network fans will have their say on competitor performances and one previously eliminated finalist will be brought back for another chance at victory. The new season of Food Network Star premieres Sunday June 2nd at 9pm ET/PT.

Food Network A-listers Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis and Alton Brown return as the three guiding mentors who also take on some of the judging this season. The twelve competing finalists are: Nikki Dinki (New York); Andres Guillama (Waynesville, NC); Rodney Henry (Baltimore); Chris Hodgson (Cleveland); Connie “Lovely” Jackson (Los Angeles); Russell Jackson (San Francisco); Danushka Lysek (New York); Daniela Perez-Reyes (Haleiwa, Haw.); Viet Pham (Salt Lake City); Damaris Phillips (Louisville, Ky.); Stacey Poon-Kinney (San Diego) and Chad Rosenthal (Ambler, Penn.). Continue reading »

MuchMusicVideoAwards2013MuchMusic has today announced another bunch of A-listers who will be appearing at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards next month.

Ed Sheeran, Phillip Phillips, Lucy Hale, Avril Lavigne, Brittany Snow, Kunal Nayyar, Naya Rivera, Stephen Amell, and more have been announced to be hitting up the MMVAs that take place on June 16.

Confirmed to perform for the thousands of fans outside of Much HQ are AMERICAN IDOL winner Phillip Phillips, as well as Canadian sk8ter sensation Avril Lavigne, MMVA nominee/East Coast hip-hop artist Classified, and first-time nominee Serena Ryder.

In addition, British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran will take to the stage at the legendary corner of Queen and John in downtown Toronto. Continue reading »

being-human2013640June will bring the new reality series Exit and the final season of Being Human to Space.

Space gets real this June with four spectacularly suspenseful premieres, including the all-new six episode series EXIT, based on the hit Japanese game show DERO!.

Premiering Wednesday, June 12 at 9 p.m. ET, and hosted by Curt Doussett (AMERICA’S LOST TREASURES), EXIT challengesteams of two contestants to escape a series of mind-bendingly diabolical rooms, each more challenging than the last. Continue reading »

Recipe-to-RichesRecipe To Riches will now host an audition in Moncton, New Brunswick for its upcoming season.

The June 29 audition was previously going to be held in Charlottetown but will now take place in Moncton.

The other dates on the audition tour are:

• Saturday, June 22 – Calgary
• Wednesday, June 26 – Montreal
• Saturday, June 29 – Moncton
• Saturday, July 6 – Vancouver
• Saturday, July 13 – Toronto Continue reading »

freaksgeeksSeth Rogan has floated the idea of a Freak and Geeks reunion in the wake of the new Arrested Development season.

The Vancouver-bred actor says he would be more than open to reuniting with the likes of James Franco and Jason Segel, whom he featured on the short-lived series with.

“If they were able to do that, I would be very open to doing more Freaks and Geeks,” Rogen told the Canadian Press this week.

“I bet a lot of the people would do it.” Continue reading »

ArrestedDevelopmentIt really isn’t all that surprising that that the new season of Arrested Development was pirated over 100,000 times in its first 24 hours.

The new 15-episode season was released exclusively on Netflix in very few global markets and for viewers with no access to Netflix, torrent websites provided the solution to this dilemma.

Ernesto Van Der Sar, the editor of TorrentFreak, confirmed that over 100,000 downloads had been made in the first 24 hours since the season was released in one bulk lot on Netflix.

An upcoming episode of Pawn Stars will have added interest in Canada given one of the items is Wayne Gretzky’s final NHL contract as a player.

Corey and Chumlee read the fine print when an original signed copy of Wayne Gretzky’s New York Rangers contract skates into the shop. The episode airs Tuesday, June 4 at 9PM ET/PT.

This historic contract is a memento from Gretzky’s 20-year NHL career, which included four Stanley Cups with the Oilers and an astounding 61 NHL records. There are only five copies in existence, but with Corey claiming, ‘I can’t tell you one hockey player in the world right now,” will the guys think it’s worth the cash?

Satisfaction3New original comedy Satisfaction is due to touch down on CTV June 24, it has been announced.

Ryan Belleville (The L.A. Complex), Luke Macfarlane (Brothers & Sisters) and Leah Renee (The Playboy Club) feature in the half-hour relationship comedy about struggling with the next step and trying to figure out how to get satisfaction.

Anchoring an all-new block of Monday night comedy on CTV, Satisfaction is paired with a new summer season of Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management (8:30 p.m. ET/PT).

Satisfaction mines the trials and tribulations of young adulthood for laughs, touching on everything from the fear of opening a joint bank account and using a scurvy diagnosis to get out of a new job, to finally making friends with a new couple who then turn out to be swingers. Continue reading »