Degrassi-GradAn hour-long graduation special will close out the latest season of Degrassi this summer.

‘The Time of My Life’ will see several beloved characters depart the series, including Fiona Coyne (Annie Clark) and Bianca DeSousa (Alicia Josipovic).

But viewers won’t have to wait long to catch up with the remaining DEGRASSI students! With three fresh, new faces – the fierce and fashion-forward Zoë Rivas (Ana Golja), athlete and former prep-school kid Miles Hollingsworth III (Eric Osborne), and sarcastic wingman Winston “Chewy” Chu (Andre Kim) – the summer chapter of DEGRASSI begins July 11 in special, hour-long episode that kicks off a brand-new timeslot, Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET. Then, on July 18 immediately following DEGRASSI at 8:30 p.m. ET, MuchMusic launches the all-new, 30-minute DEGRASSI after-show, featuring exclusive interviews with cast members. Continue reading »

19-2Bravo has ordered an English remake of the French-Canadian series 19-2.

The scripted series will consist of ten on-hour episodes that will be shot in Quebec this fall for an early 2014 broadcast.

Bruce Smith (DURHAM COUNTY) acts as showrunner with Jesse Mckeown(DAVINCI’S INQUEST, ROGUE) serving as co-executive producer. With an average audience of 1.4 million viewers, 19-2 was a monster hit in Quebec, where the series premiered in 2011 and consistently won its timeslot in the A25-54 demo. Continue reading »

TopChefCanada2013winnerMatthew Stowe has been crowned the winner of Top Chef Canada.

The Vancouver chef defeated Jonathan Goodyear and Danny Smiles in eth final challenge of the Food Network Canada series.

Stowe takes home a grand prize of $100,000, a kitchen package worth $30,000 and a custom installation worth $25,000.

“Winning Top Chef Canada is a huge achievement and it’s an honour to share the title of Canada’s Top Chef with such an elite group,” says Stowe. Continue reading »

game-of-thrones-dThe showrunners of Game of Thrones have discussed the future of the series following its third season conclusion over the weekend.

The season ended roughly two-thirds of the way through George R.R. Martin’s third novel ‘A Storm of Swords’ and with the fourth novel ‘A Feast for Crows’ considered the weakest of the lot, questions have been raised regarding content for the fourth season.

“I don’t think we want to answer specifically what we’re keeping and dropping, but we do take your point,” said writer/executive producer David Benioff when asked by Entertainment Weekly about book four′s content. Continue reading »

AmazingRaceCanadaJonJon Montgomery says there will sadly be no repeat of his beer-swilling antics when he takes control of The Amazing Race Canada this summer.

The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics gold medallist gained a whole new following after he accepted a pitcher of beer from a stranger on the streets of Whistler and started chugging.

“There will be no unfortunate beer product placement during The Amazing Race Canada,” Montgomery joked at the Bell Media Upfront presentation this week.

“But the beer happened in the evening, during rest time.” Continue reading »

marvels-agents-s-h-i-e-l-dMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will lead the CTV’s new season schedule alongside The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife.

CTV announced their acquisitions today at their Upfront presentation in Toronto, placing emphasis on the fact they “strategically” selected only four new dramas, two new comedies and one new unscripted series for primetime this fall.

The network will have the least amount of new programs compared to any other Canadian network this fall. Continue reading »

masterchefcanadaCanada will soon have its very own version of MasterChef.

CTV has announced MasterChef Canada will be the 42nd local production of the iconic culinary format, with production set to commence this fall.

Ordered for a winter 2014 debut, CTV has commissioned Proper Television to produce the series in Canada, with production to begin this fall.

The new commission was brokered with CTV by Tania Jacobson, Senior Vice President of Sales for Canada at Shine International, the worldwide distributor of MasterChef. Shine America’s Paul Franklin will serve as a Creative Consultant. Continue reading »

StorageWarsCanadaSeven original Canadian series will headline the 2013-14 primetime schedule for City.

The network announced today its line-up for the coming months at the Rogers Media 2013 Upfront presentation and its heavy on local content.

“Our strategy for the past two years has been to grow our slate of original Canadian programming. We have invested in great Canadian series, both scripted and non-scripted, on City and OLN, and it has resulted in our strongest and most robust Canadian lineup ever for the networks,” said Scott Moore, President of Broadcast, Rogers Media. Continue reading »

OrphanBlack4Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany says she was excited about how bold Saturday night’s season finale was.

The talented Canadian actress told ET that when she first read the script for the season one finale, she cried.

“Well, I was sad. We didn’t know if we were coming back, so I think I cried at the end of our read-through because there was a chance I would never play these characters again,” Maslany said.

“But, I was excited that they went so bold with it. I feel like the piece stands on its own. I don’t think it feels like a finale. It has enough of that cliffhanger thing, but you don’t feel alienated. It’s not all bells and whistles and no heart.” 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 »