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Luther2013Luther is returning to BBC Canada with its third season this month.

Idris Elba returns in the British crime drama as DCI John Luther to solve some of the “darkest crimes of his career” on Thursday, July 18 at 9pm ET/PT.

Luther wages his own war on crime when a twisted fetishist starts targeting young women in London. Although convinced the killer will strike again and again until he is caught, Luther is ordered to investigate another case, and the chances of catching the murderer grow slim. Continue reading »

Brian Austin GreenBrian Austin Green has signed on as a series regular on Anger Management.

The actor – who guest-starred on the comedy as Sean, the boyfriend of Sheen’s ex-wife Jen (Shawnee Smith) – will reprise his role on a regular basis.

Green’s acquisition is one of two major signings for the comedy in the wake of Selma Blair’s exit, with a female series regular also to be cast.

Green was last seen in the short-lived the Wedding Band.

CBC/RADIO-CANADA - Co-hosts of the 32nd ANNUAL GENIE AWARDSGeorge Stroumboulopoulos Tonight returns with brand new episodes next week.

July kicks off with a Canada Day special Monday, July 1, featuring World Figure Skating Champions and Olympic Gold medalistsTessa Virtue and Scott Moir and the hilarious Ron James (The Ron James Show on CBC Television). Continue reading »

AmazingRaceCanadaJonThe final two teams taking part in The Amazing Race Canada have been revealed.

Actress and bikini-model sisters Vanessa and Celina Morgan from Ottawa, ON., and father-son duo Tim Senior and Tim Junior from Winnipeg, MB. will join seven other teams on the race across the country. Continue reading »

SummerCampSlice is taking viewers back to summer camp with an all new series from the creators of Big Brother.

Summer Camp sees 16 contenders head back to camp to compete in a battle of the sexes with one side emerging as winners of the $250,000 to be split between the team.

While bunking at a beautiful lakeside retreat in California, the girls’ camp and the guys’ camp will compete in contests inspired by classic camp games. Each week the losing team will have to banish two of their teammates to the opposing camp, while the winning team will decide which of the two banished campers will have to leave summer camp for good. Continue reading »

Suits - Season 2Suits will make its way back to Bravo this summer for its third season.

Premiering Wednesday, July 17 at 10pm ET, the drama will check back in with top Manhattan lawyers Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) and Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams).

In the third season of Suits, the drama escalates as tension at Pearson Hardman breaches an all-time high and friendships take a turn. After merging with a top British firm, Harvey (Macht) is at odds with his boss and mentor, Jessica (Gina Torres, Alias), and forces Mike (Adams) to betray Harvey. Meanwhile, the romance between Mike (Adams) and Rachel (Meghan Markle, Horrible Bosses) heats up after he reveals his big secret – he actually never went to Harvard. Continue reading »

JodyCoryDouble amputee Jody Mitic says competing in The Amazing Race Canada was his “biggest challenge” yet.

The 36-year-old former Canadian Forces sniper lost both his legs when he stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan but continues to challenge himself as much as possible, including competing in the gruelling new CTV series with his younger brother.

“We decided to just go for it,” says Mitic. “I approach most things like, ‘I’ll worry about it when it happens.’

“I surprised myself. There’s nobody more surprised by some of the things I pulled off than me,” said Mitic. “Some of what I thought were my limits, I can actually go a lot further.” Continue reading »

Downton-Abbey-2012An American-based drink company is producing a range of wines based on Downton Abbey.

Wines That Rock will produce the range “inspired” by the ITV series, attempting to recreate the kind of fine wines that the likes of Lord Grantham would serve in his dining room.

Co-owner of Wines That Rock Bill Zysblat said: “The Dulong Grands Vins De Bordeaux vineyards… have over 130 years of experience in creating the world’s best wines so these are wines the Crawley family would have been proud to serve at Downton.”

The wines will only be available for purchase in America and Canada.

SAVING HOPE GallerySaving Hope returned to CTV this week with a bang.

The second season premiere drew an impressive 1.1 million viewers, making it the most-watched program of Tuesday night in the younger (A18-34) and female (F18-34) demos.

The premiere delivered strong ratings of 4.6 to 4.8 in Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary for F18-34, and won the night for A18-34 in Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton. SAVING HOPE also saw half-hour growth nationally among all key adult and female demos. Continue reading »

AmazingRaceCanadaJonTwo more teams have been announced for The Amazing Race Canada, to compete alongside the five teams already announced.

Fitness gurus Hal and Joanne from Oakville, ON, and doctors Holly and Brett from Montreal, QC will compete in the new CTV series this summer in the hopes of winning the $500,000 grand prize. Continue reading »