The nationwide search for the best all around handyman is back for a second season and casting has begun!

Canada’s Handyman Challenge puts contestants through a series of rigorous challenges to test their skills, ultimately awarding one contestant the coveted title of Canada’s Best Handyman – and new this season, a $25,000 prize.

Teaming up as judges are powerhouse construction experts and HGTV celebrities Paul Lafrance (Decked Out, Deck Wars), Bryan Baeumler (Leave It To Bryan, House of Bryan), and Scott McGillivray (Income Property), who will be touring the country looking for talented handyman hopefuls in live auditions this September. Continue reading »

The highly-anticipated Arrested Development return season begins filming today.

Deadline is reporting that the entire original cast of the comedy series – Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor, Portia de Rossi, David Cross, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat and Tony Hale – will return to take part in the 10-episode run, which is being produced for Netflix.

Each episode in the season will focus on a different member of the Bluth family, although other characters will continue to feature. Continue reading »

The first official image from the new season of Doctor Who has been released by the BBC.

The Doctor, played by Matt Smith, and his companion Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) feature in the pic that shows them surrounded by an army of Daleks.

An array of Daleks feature, including variations from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Continue reading »

Thrilling entertainment and adventure, action-packed drama and mouthwatering meals are filling Food Network Canada’s fall schedule with 25 new series and seasons beginning August 27th.

Food Network is bringing viewers three brand-new, behind-the-scenes series sure to entertain. In Food Factory, discover the ingredients, techniques and manufacturing processes that go into some of our favourite treats.

Meat Men takes viewers into the chaotic world of a family-run butchering business and SugarStars follows the zany antics of four friends-turned-business partners of Toronto’s Petite & Sweet event and lifestyle boutique. Continue reading »

Shaw Media and Insight Productions announced today that a national casting call for the first Canadian edition of the international smash-hit reality series, Big Brother, will begin on August 1, 2012.

This announcement comes on the heels of Shaw Media sealing a deal with Endemol to produce the first-ever Canadian installment of the wildly popular international sensation.

Canadians 19 years and older will have the option to apply online and in person at open casting calls at select cities across Canada. Online applications will be available at Continue reading »

Shaw Media is cranking up the heat bringing one of the hottest female focused cable channels in the U.S. to Canada.

Launching August 27th, Lifetime is home to the most talked-about series that women connect with. With a fall schedule that includes a number of critically-acclaimed scripted series and exclusive hit reality shows and movies never before aired in Canada, the channel features top Hollywood stars and captivating real-life personalities.

At launch, Lifetime. will be available on a three-month free preview in nearly 10 million homes across the country. Continue reading »

Highly anticipated brand-new and returning series are filling the fall schedule on HGTV Canada, bringing big entertainment, dynamic stories and compelling characters to Canadians.

Featuring its refreshed on-air look, this fall HGTV is jam-packed with favourite celebrity hosts, new versions of international hit formats and enticing original series, all beginning the week of August 27.

HGTV’s most trusted celebrity contractors Mike Holmes and Bryan Baeumler are giving homeowners the hands-on help they need in new and returning series. Continue reading »

Here are the nominations for the 2012 Emmy Awards to be held in September. Continue reading »

Showcase unveils its strongest schedule ever with eight new and returning exclusive series.

The home of the best original content, the channel debuts three brand-new Canadian scripted dramas this fall and welcomes a critically acclaimed series back for a third season.

Showcase offers Canadians the biggest variety in homegrown programming, from 1860s rebel cop drama, Copper to the television adaptation of World Without End, with Cynthia Nixon leading an all-star cast.

The classic fairytale Beauty and the Beast gets revamped and sci-fi series Haven returns for an action-packed third season. Continue reading »

The LA Complex creator Martin Gero believes the second season of the Canadian drama will be better than the first.

“We’re making the show that we made last year — I think it’s just better, it’s more confident, it looks a lot better,” Gero said this week.

“I feel so fortunate that we’ve been given this opportunity to have people find the show again…. People forget that just a day (before the premiere), we’re talking about how it’s one of the best shows of that season, and then it starts turning into a discussion of ratings, and that becomes the story…. Continue reading »