May 2013

Keeping Up with the Kardashians - Season 8In the entertainment world, this is massive news.

The gender of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s baby will be revealed in the season 8 premiere of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

The E! series returns to Canadian screens on Sunday, June 2 at 9pm ET with the news that many Kardashian fans have been waiting for.

Following the Kardashians is the brand new reality series The Wanted Life, featuring British boyband The Wanted.

To get fans pumped for the premiere, executive producer Ryan Seacrest sits down with the band for the no-holds-barred, 30-minute special Ryan Seacrest with The Wanted on Sunday, June 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET on E!. Continue reading »

amy-schumerNew comedy sketch show Inside Amy Schumer has been renewed for a second season.

The series – which took the form of a half-hour stand-up/scripted hybrid – debuted on The Comedy Network in Canada on April 30.

Schumer confirmed the news on Twitter on Monday: “Hey! #InsideAmy Schumer got picked up for Season 2! Thanks @ComedyCentral”.

BELL CANADA - Bell launches Canada's first wireless TV receiverBell has today launched Canada’s first wireless TV receiver.

The new Fibe TV Wireless Receiver will enable Bell customers to use the service on up to five additional TVs throughout the house without having to run any cables.

“The new Fibe TV Wireless Receiver is part of Bell’s commitment to bring consumers the very best TV viewing experience. Our scale means Bell can access the leading next-generation communications technologies, and that means Canadians will enjoy the best the world has to offer – right here at home,” said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility and Residential Services, and Bell’s Chief Brand Officer.

“Fibe TV is growing fast thanks to its superior broadband network and features, and the Wireless Receiver takes Fibe even further. Canada’s best TV service just got better.” Continue reading »

ArrestedDevelopmentCritics have had a mainly positive reaction to the brand new Arrested Development episodes released this week on Netflix.

The 15 new instalments come six years after the series last graced the screen and while most are impressed with what they saw, a few believe you can have too much of a good thing.

All 15 of the episodes were released in one go, with the choice up to the viewer as to which order they watch them in.

Chief Hollywood Reporter TV critic Tim Goodman says that after a slow start, the series “snowballs into seven-and-a-half hours of hilarity just waiting for a movie to follow it up”. Continue reading »

DiscoveryChannellogoA new Canadian-Australian co-production has begun production today that will look at the investigation behind the assassination of JFK.

Bell Media’s Discovery, Muse Entertainment and Cordell/Jigsaw/Zapruder have begun filming in Dallas, Texas on JFK: The Smoking Gun, which is based on the work of veteran Police Detective Colin McLaren.

The two-hour special will air in November 2013 to mark the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s death. Continue reading »

DeviousMaidsThe new Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) and Eva Longoria-produced series Devious Maids arrives on Canadian screens Sunday, June 23.

Lifetime will air the new drama, which centres on the lives of five maids played by Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty), Dania Ramirez (Entourage), Roselyn Sanchez (Without a Trace), Edy Ganem (Livin’ Loud) and Judy Reyes (Scrubs).

In Devious Maids, class warfare has never been as amusing and as scandalous as it is in the tiny enclave of Beverly Hills where the staff is as clever, outrageous and downright devilish as their employers.

The series follows five close-knit maids who are bonded together by their jobs, life struggles and the dramatic universe that engulfs those that employ them. Continue reading »

SAVING HOPE GalleryThe second season of Saving Hope is due to hit screens on Tuesday, June 25 at 10pm ET/PT.

At the end of last season, former Chief of Surgery, Dr. Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks) awoke from his coma and reunited with his fiancée Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance). Charlie, who is still seeing spirits, battles to free himself of his connection to the after-life as his secret threatens to destroy his relationship with Alex, and even his life.

Meanwhile, the doctors of Hope Zion Hospital, including new Chief of Staff Dr. Joel Goran (Daniel Gillies), continue to solve medical mysteries, perform heroic surgeries, and navigate complicated – and racy – relationships. Continue reading »

HughDillonContinuumHugh Dillon is heading to Continuum this season.

The Gemini-winning Flashpoint actor will join the Showcase series for a multi-episode arc to play the CEO of a corporation with a mysterious past.

In the episode titled “Second Truths,” Kiera (Rachel Nichols) becomes involved in a baffling, unsolved serial killer case. Remembering she had studied it at CPS academy in
2077, she plans to use her intel to track and stop the killer. In pursuing the killer, Kiera finds her biggest obstacle to be Carlos (Victor Webster).

Dillon’s first appearance will be on Sunday, June 2 at 9pm ET/PT.

morgan-freeman-sleepMorgan Freeman has joked about his live TV appearance last week where he appeared to have fallen asleep.

The actor was sitting next to Michael Caine for an interview with an American network and while Caine discussed their new movie Now You See Me, Freeman appeared to be dozing off.

He took to his Facebook page to clarify: “I wasn’t actually sleeping. I’m a beta tester for Google Eyelids. I was merely updating my Facebook page.” Continue reading »

If you hit 5 million YouTube views in one day, you know you’ve done something right.

Will Smith upped the ante following his last appearance on The Graham Norton Show with the help of friends and former co-stars DJ Jazzy Jeff and Alfonso Ribeiro.

The new clip of Smith, son Jaden and Ribeiro throwing down a few signature Carlton Banks dance moves has proved even more popular than his previous Fresh Prince rap on the UK show last season.