Summer’s most thrilling theme week is back, scaring would-be swimmers and surfers back to shore and sand. Shark Week 2012 – Discovery Channel’s 17th – returns with seven all-new captivating specials beginning Sunday, August 12.

Last summer, more than 5.5 million* Canadians tuned in to the ultimate fish fest, making it the channel’s biggest SHARK WEEK ever. And this year? Bigger beasts, gripping close encounters… and MYTHBUSTERS (when these guys are on deck, anything can happen!).

And for viewers looking for even more teeth-gnashing action, Discovery World HD and Animal Planet offer additional shark specials (Note: please see below for titles, dates and times). 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. Also the home of outstanding cable dramas from the US, Showcase welcomes to buddy-cop series Common Law to the schedule, as well as the return of Covert Affairs and Warehouse 13. Continue reading »

Iain Glen (Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey) will portray a troubled man bent on vengeance during the upcoming third season of Showcase’s popular series Haven, which returns this fall.

Glen guest stars as Roland Holloway – a refined yet bitter man who has been trapped inside his house for more than 27 years – in the series’ sixth episode.

Season three of Haven picks up immediately following the events of the gripping season two finale with Audrey having been brutally kidnapped; Nathan (Lucas Bryant) warned against pursuing a romantic relationship with Audrey; and Duke (Eric Balfour) seemingly engaged in a fight to the death with Nathan after he discovers his family lineage is to kill Haven citizens with troubles. Continue reading »

This summer, Space is the place where armchair film critics unite when director Kevin Smith (Mallrats, Clerks) holds no opinion back in his new series Spoilers.

Making its Canadian debut today exclusively at, the 10-episode “movie revue” series is a multi-act film extravaganza that mixes lively group chats, interviews with movie and pop culture icons, animated shorts and cinematic reenactments together into one 22-minute episode.

Acquired through Alliance Films, the Hulu Original Series features Smith, a special guest, and a group of movie lovers sounding off on the year’s most anticipated summer blockbusters, while breaking down their favorite scenes and talking about what should have been left on the cutting room floor.

For viewers who want to relive the movie-mocking magic, Spoilers makes its Canadian television broadcast debut on Friday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. ET, exclusively on Space.

Now available for viewers date-and-date with Hulu, this week’s episode of Spoilers will make its premiere on today, as Kevin and his fellow movie lovers discuss The Amazing Spider-Man, with special guest Stan Lee.

Also starting today, the first five episodes of the popular series can also be found on The series kicks off with Snow White and the Huntsman, and Smith sits down with special guest Carrie Fisher to talk Star Wars, Blues Brothers, and being Smith’s first love.

Spoilers also dissects Prometheus, with the movie’s writer, Damon Lindelof, joining Smith to chat about ALIAS, LOST, and Ridley Scott. Then, it’s on to Rock of Ages, with indie film icon Robert Rodriguez stopping by to chat with Kevin about El Mariachi, Machete, and being a human guinea pig

While the spoilers sink their teeth into Abram Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Jason Lee (UP ALL NIGHT) stops by to talk about his professional skateboarding career, and also shares how he became Smith’s favourite actor of all time. The spoilers also take on Magic Mike, and are joined by Jon Favreau, who talks about Iron Man, Swingers and a wild helicopter ride with Harrison Ford.

Canadian actor Eric McCormack has argued that Canadians posess an “objectivity” that allow them to become great comedic performers.

The former Will & Grace actor believes his Canadian heritage has helped him in his comedy roles in the past.

“I think there’s a certain objectivity that comes from being Canadian,” he said when asked why so many good comedic actors hail from north of the border. Continue reading »

A new TV series is currently in production that will shine a light on aboriginal hockey players.

Hit The Ice, shooting in arenas in Ottawa-Gatineau, will focus on talented young players from northern reserves as they get the chance to train with important coaches.

Former NHL player and coach John Chabot will feature in the series, which is due to air next year.

“Sometimes these kids just get buried,” Chabot said. Continue reading »

Details regarding the beginning of the second season of Homeland have been revealed.

The show’s executive producer Alex Gansa has released a few morsels of information regarding where Carrie (Claire Danes) and Brody (Damian Lewis) are at when the season begins.

“Carrie has had, for the first time in her life, the benefit of professional help for her disease,” Gansa told The Huffington Post. “She will have been in the psych ward for a while. Continue reading »

Good news Glee fans, the cast of the hit series have all signed on to return for the next season.

All of the key cast members will be back on the show in some way for season four, despite the fact many have graduated from McKinley High.

Adult characters Will, (Matthey Morrison), Sue (Jane Lynch) and Emma (Jayma Mays) will also return alongside the likes of Puck (Mark Salling) and Quinn (Dianna Agron). Continue reading »

Canada’s Got Talent may not be returning anytime soon but a local version of The X Factor may well grace Canadian screens in the future.

Simon Cowell has expressed his interest in launching a Canadian version of the show, which is a massive hit in the UK.

“Look at the Canadian talent that’s happened, you’d be crazy not to try and do something,” Cowell said during a brief visit to CTV in Toronto.

Cowell said that the project would need the right team behind it with people who get “what’s going on in the market now.”

“It starts, I think, with a record label,” he said.

“And could we get the money? Because you’ve got to get the cash. Have we got enough money to make the show compete with what you would see, say, from the States? Because we can’t make an inferior version. And can we do what we’ve set out to do? If we can get those two elements to agree then we’ve got somewhere to start.”

Cowell also says that it depends on whether the right group of mentors can be assembled.

“What I want to get to is (put) together a judging panel that can actually do the job they’ve been paid to do. Which is find that diamond in the rough. Change that person’s style of music to what he/she or they should be doing and creating a star,” said Cowell, dressed casually in loose blue jeans and a crisp white dress shirt that was open to mid-chest.

“Because for me that’s how I determine the success of one of these shows — has this show been the person that’s discovered and launched X? And frankly, in the past not enough of the shows have done it.”

He fully believes that Canada shouldn’t let its smaller size limit its possibilities.

“I don’t believe this attitude of, ‘We’re a smaller country, therefore we can’t compete with the U.K. or America.’ It’s nonsense,” he said.

“I would be the first to come here and I’d put my name out there and say to all the Canadians who want to enter: Look, maybe forget the past how it’s done, we’re going to do it in a slightly different way. I’m going to back you here financially because I believe that we can find a star. There has to be somebody listening to this who is that person. I have to believe that.”