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MuchMusic turns up the volume in anticipation of The 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards airing June 17 at 9 p.m. ET, with MMVA related specials airing throughout MMVA Week.

Kicking-off the pre-party on Monday June 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET, is 2012 MMVA: FIRST LOOK giving viewers the low-down to all things MMVAs, and how they can get involved.

Then, fans get schooled on how to rock the block with LMFAO’S GUIDE TO PARTY ROCKING THE MMVAs, Tuesday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET. And more MMVA funtastic lessons are dished out with the 2012 MMVA: STYLE GUIDE , Wednesday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The 2012 MMVA soundtrack is also in full effect as Much highlights nominated videos all week long with the MMVA NOMINEE SPECIALS, airing Monday, June 11 through June 14 at 7 p.m. ET,. Category by category, Much recaps everything from Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe to Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend”.

There’s no better way to spend MMVA day than watching MUCH with a special lineup of daylong programming leading into the big event. First up is PEREZ HILTON: ALL ACCESS KATY PERRY, an hour long interview with the favorite (lolli)pop star Sunday, June 17 at 8am ET. Everyone’s favorite “boyfriend” Justin Bieber is pranking and being pranked when he is featured in a special episode of SILENT LIBRARY, airing Sunday, June 17 at 10 a.m ET. Finally, before the stars shine in the spotlight, vampires sparkle in the sun with the Much premiere of Twilight Saga – New Moon, airing Sunday, June 17 at 5 p.m. ET. This red-hot movie leads into the MMVAs RED CARPET SPECIAL at 8 p.m. ET, before the 2012 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS goes down live on Sunday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET.

Full 2012 MMVA WEEK Programming Highlights below:

2012 MMVA: FIRST LOOK
MuchMusic Special – Monday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET (30 min.)
Co-hosts of the 2012 MMVAs, LMFAO guide viewers through the ultimate preview of this year’s MMVAs. Much VJs Liz, Lauren, Phoebe and Jesse hint at what can be expected for the big evening, talk about the biggest award categories of the show, and let viewers know how they can get involved.

2012 MMVA: LMFAO’S GUIDE TO PARTY ROCKING THE MMVAs
MuchMusic Special – Tuesday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET (30 min.)
MuchMusic catches up with sexy and they know it MMVA hosts LMFAO for a behind the scenes preview. This is your essential guide to party rockin’ the MMVAs LMFAO style.

2012 MMVA: STYLE GUIDE
MuchMusic Special – Wednesday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET (30 min.)
This unique and stylish look at MMVA fashion comes with expert commentary from industry professionals. Experts, including a red carpet photographer, stylist, blogger, and a hair and make-up pro, bring their stylish perspective to the MMVAs. This is THE show to watch to get ready for the MMVAs.

2012 MMVA NOMINEES SPECIALS
MuchMusic Special – Monday June 11 – Thursday June 14 at 7 p.m. ET (30 min. x 4)
Watch every MMVA nominated video in full category by category!

ED SHEERAN: LIVE AT SHEPERD’S BUSH EMPIRE
MuchMusic Special – Thursday, June 14 at 11p.m. ET (30 min.)
Footage of Ed Sheeran performing his debut album, +, live at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

RANDY JACKSON PRESENTS: AMERICA’S BEST DANCE CREW
MuchMusic Marathon – Saturday, June 16 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Capture every moment from Season 7, as the nine top crews battle it out for their place in dance supremacy.

PEREZ HILTON: ALL ACCESS KATY PERRY
MuchMusic Episode – Sunday, June 17 at 8 a.m. ET (60 min)
Superstar Katy Perry invites Perez to have an exclusive peak behind the scenes of her latest video “The One That Got Away”. He then joins the pop superstar on her U.K. tour and is treated to exclusive access to her closed set. The pair also gets up close and personal discussing topics ranging from her ex-husband Russell Brand, her early Christian music career and her love of touring.

SILENT LIBRARY
MuchMusic Episode – Sunday, June 17 at 10 a.m. ET (30 min.)
Featuring Justin Bieber, Asher Roth and Jim Jones.

TWILIGHT SAGA – NEW MOON
MuchMusic Premiere – Sunday, June 17 at 5 p.m. ET (130 min.)
Edward leaves Bella after an attack that nearly claimed her life, and in her depression she falls into yet another paranormal relationship – this time with werewolf Jacob Black.

HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada), is taking subscribers inside the trenches of a fictional broadcast news organization with HBO’s newest drama series, The Newsroom.

From Aaron Sorkin, the creator of The West Wing and Sports Night, The Newsroom premieres Sunday, June 24 at 10:00 p.m ET/MT, day-and-date with HBO in the US.

The 10-part series centres on a cable news anchor (Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), his newsroom staff (John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn) and their boss (Sam Waterston). Together they set out on a patriotic and quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal relationships. Aaron Sorkin created the series and executive produces along with Scott Rudin and Alan Poul.

In Eastern Canada, The Newsroom will be available in High Definition and on demand, and on HBO Canada OnLine with Bell TV Online, Rogers Anyplace TV and Videotron’s Illico Web. In Western Canada, The Newsroom will be available in High Definition on HBO Canada HD, and on demand and online with HBO Canada On Demand where available through participating broadcasters.

Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium has announced its commitment to delivering Canadians the best Summer Games experience ever.

The Consortium is bringing viewers more than 5,500 hours of coverage – the equivalent of more than 229 days of content or close to two thirds of a year – during the 17 days of London 2012, more than any other Games.

The Consortium’s plan includes 2,000+ hours of television coverage in 11 different languages and 3,500+ hours of digital coverage. Additionally, the Consortium has confirmed the schedules for its conventional and dedicated sport channels which range between 15 – 22 hours of coverage per day. This plan ensures Canadians have as many options as possible to watch their favourite events.

A breakdown of hours and schedules is below.

 

HOURS OF COVERAGE FOR LONDON 2012

Television

In total, more than 2,000 hours will be broadcast on Consortium television stations:
• English coverage on CTV, TSN, Sportsnet, and OLN – 1,114 hours
• French coverage on RDS and V – 704 hours
• Multi-lingual coverage on OMNI.1, OMNI.2, and ATN – 223 hours
o Languages include Bangla, Cantonese, Hindi, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Punjabi, Tamil, and Urdu

Digital

More than 3,500 hours of coverage will be available online and on mobile devices at CTVOlympics.ca and RDSolympiques.ca:
• Live streaming of coverage from CTV, RDS, TSN, Sportsnet, and V – 1,431 hours
• Live streaming of events from various Olympic venues – 2,100 hours

“We are committed to bringing Canadians a robust Olympic Games experience, whether on television or digital platforms,” said Adam Ashton, President, Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium. “With 26 sports, plus a sizeable time difference and so many people on the go during the Summer, it is important to provide Canadians with a choice on how, when, and where they want to consume London 2012 content.”

 

In addition, 10 Rogers Radio stations will provide listeners with Olympic Games coverage, including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, a daily hour-long highlights show, and updates three times an hour everyday during the Games. The 10 stations are: 1310News (Ottawa), 680News (Toronto), News1130 (Vancouver), 660News (Calgary), 570News (Kitchener, Ont.), News95.7 (Halifax), News 88.9 (Saint John, N.B.), News91.9 (Moncton), Sportsnet 590 The FAN (Toronto), and Sportsnet 960 The FAN (Calgary). The national hour of Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown (6 – 7 p.m. ET) airing on Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Sportsnet 960 The FAN and 19 other radio stations across the country, will also be dedicated to London 2012.

Following 12 weeks of grueling challenges and heated kitchen battles, Toronto-based Chef Carl Heinrich (formerly of Marben) is the winner of the second season of Top Chef Canada.

Monday night’s season finale on Food Network Canada saw the native of Sooke, BC, claim top honours in the ultimate test of skill and creativity by defeating 15 of Canada’s brightest culinary talents.

Heinrich receives the grand prize of $100,000 courtesy of SpongeTowels and a GE Monogram Kitchen valued at over $30,000, in addition to claiming the sought-after title of Canada’s Top Chef.

Heinrich competed against Toronto’s Chef David Chrystian (Victor Restaurant), Ottawa’s Chef Jonathan Korecki (Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen and Bar) and Vancouver’s Chef Trevor Bird (newly-opened Fable) in a surprise final challenge that saw three previously eliminated competitors given the chance to cook themselves back into the finale.

Chrystian won his way back into the competition, joining Heinrich, Korecki and Bird in a final challenge in front of special guest judge and renowned master of contemporary Indian cuisine, Chef Vikram Vij (Vij’s Restaurant in Vancouver).

“Winning Top Chef Canada is a dream come true,” says Carl Heinrich, Top Chef Canada season two winner. “Being a part of this competition has been one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences in my life. It’s an honour to have my passion and commitment for food rewarded in this way and to be included in such an elite group of chefs. Big thanks to everyone who has supported me in my journey.”

Heinrich most recently served as Executive Chef at Marben, before leaving in February 2012 to work on his soon-to-open restaurant in downtown Toronto. After completing his studies at Stratford Chef School in Stratford, Ontario, Heinrich went on to train under some of the world’s most renowned chefs including Daniel Boulud and Alain Ducasse.

Carl Heinrich will be available for media interviews on Tuesday, June 5th.

Viewers who missed the season finale of Top Chef Canada can tune in to see it again on Tuesday, June 5 at 4pm ET/1pm PT on Food Network Canada or log onto topchefcanada.ca to watch it online. Stay tuned in the coming months for more information about the third season of Top Chef Canada.

After 10 years of stability and strength in all key demos, CTV unveiled today another winning lineup for its 2012/13 primetime schedules on CTV, North America’s longest-leading television network, and CTV Two, its surging sister network, completing its inaugural season.

Cherry-picked from seven different studios are four new big-buzz dramas and three hilarious new comedies for CTV and CTV Two, carefully chosen to join the networks’ enviable stable of returning Top 20 hits.

Also announced today were six additional mid-season series, representing unrivaled bench strength for the two networks. The two schedules will be presented by Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports, at the #CTVUpfront presentation today in Toronto.

The two schedules represent the best possible balance between freshmen, sophomore, and returning series, as well as the most even ratio of comedy, dramas, and reality programs, among any other Canadian network.

“Our schedules are not heavy on comedy, nor are they heavy on drama. What they are heavy on is hits, in every genre, on every night of the week,” said King. “For 10 years running now, our powerhouse lineup has been continually refreshed, resulting in the most stable and balanced schedule out there. It’s a programming depth and scheduling breadth that is unparallelled, making CTV a sure bet for both advertisers and viewers, year in and year out.”

As evidence of its programming durability, CTV returns last season’s biggest hits, including four of the Top 5 most-watched new programs of the year in A25-54 and A18-49, and all with potential for even more growth in their second seasons. The crop of sophomore hits includes the #1 new program overall and #1 new reality series, THE X FACTOR; the #1 and #2 new dramas, ONCE UPON A TIME and GRIMM; and the #1 new comedy, WHITNEY.

As a result, the CTV schedules were left with few holes to fill, amounting to only 2.5 hours on CTV. Just four new programs join the CTV schedule this fall, with another three added to CTV Two. The outcome is a CTV schedule featuring more simulcast hours (16.5) in primetime than any other network; in all, both CTV and CTV Two will deliver 27.5 hours of simulcast.

Nevertheless, CTV has reloaded for mid-season with six new programs, including one of the most-talked about new programs available, THE FOLLOWING, starring Kevin Bacon. The six new programs, along with the flexibility afforded by two conventional networks, strategically position CTV well for the season ahead.

Additionally, CTV’s Fall 2012 schedule is strengthened by several key scheduling changes:

1. On what is destined to become the most-watched hour of the week, Canada’s top two comedies are paired together when THE BIG BANG THEORY and TWO AND A HALF MEN air in simulcast Thursdays at 8 and 8:30 p.m.
2. CTV honours the farewell season of its original hit series FLASHPOINT when it moves to Thursdays with one of the most coveted timeslots of the week at 10 p.m.
3. As a result of FLASHPOINT’s move to Thursday, a new hour opens up Tuesdays, allowing the scheduling of yet another powerful comedy block at 9 p.m. when ANGER MANAGEMENT is paired with new series THE NEW NORMAL at 9:30 p.m.
4. Later on Tuesdays at 10 p.m., consistent performer CRIMINAL MINDS returns to the CTV schedule from CTV Two, instantly strengthening the night.
5. On Fridays, CSI: NEW YORK moves to 8 p.m. in simulcast, avoiding last season’s conflict with GRIMM, which continues to air in simulcast at 9 p.m.
6. New series THE MOB DOCTOR gets the prime Sunday at 9 p.m. timeslot, providing a great flow out of THE AMAZING RACE and setting up THE MENTALIST in its new 10 p.m. timeslot, in simulcast.
7. In daytime, Canada’s #1 daytime talk series THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW gets even stronger when it moves into simulcast at 4 p.m.
8. Finally, the CTV Two schedule is also instantly strengthened with the addition of THE VOICE on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Once again, CTV and CTV Two ended the season with more Top 20 programs than all other networks combined, in both total viewers and A25-54 and A18-49, including the country’s #1 series (THE BIG BANG THEORY), the #1 drama for the fifth year in a row (GREY’S ANATOMY), and the #1 competition series (THE AMAZING RACE). CTV and CTV Two delivered five of the Top 5 comedy series, four of the Top 5 reality series, and five of the Top 7 drama series.

The new CTV schedule features Top 20 programs in every single timeslot, on every single night throughout the week, including Top 20 hits CSI (#5), AMERICAN IDOL (#8), DANCING WITH THE STARS (#11), CASTLE (#13), and BLUE BLOODS (#19).

CTV’s flagship CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME continues its reign as the nation’s #1 newscast, after outperforming both GLOBAL NATIONAL (by 37%) and CBC’s THE NATIONAL (by 85%) in its inaugural season.

In daytime, CTV’s #1 lineup of top-rated hits return, including LIVE! WITH KELLY, THE VIEW, THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW, ANDERSON, DR. PHIL, THE DR. OZ SHOW, and Canada’s #1 homegrown daytime talk show, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, which returns for its third season.

ETALK returns for an impressive 11th season as the most-watched and most-trusted entertainment show in the country, continuing to deliver more viewers than both ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT (+6%), and ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CANADA (+55%).

CTV and CTV Two’s leading late-night lineup continues with CONAN, THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART, THE COLBERT REPORT, THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, and LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON.

CTV remains the home of television’s biggest event programming in 2012/13, including Canada’s most-watched television broadcasts, THE 85th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS® and SUPER BOWL XLVII, live from New Orleans. Additional big-ticket specials include THE 70th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS, THE 64th PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS, AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, THE 2013 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS, THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS, and more.

2012/13 New Programs at a Glance
New series joining the CTV schedule this fall include the highly-anticipated Charlie Sheen-helmed comedy ANGER MANAGEMENT, where the no-holds-barred actor stars alongside Selma Blair as “Charlie”, a non-traditional therapist specializing in anger management. The anything-goes half-hour tag teams on Tuesdays with new comedy THE NEW NORMAL, a hilarious and heart-warming look at what happens when two gay guys enlist a Midwestern single mother as their surrogate baby mama. Offering a dramatic twist on the medical and crime procedural is THE MOB DOCTOR, a fast-paced new drama starring Jordana Spiro as a brilliant young surgeon split between her promising medical career and her lifelong debt to Chicago’s Southside mob, and THE NEIGHBORS, starring Jamie Gertz and Lenny Venito as a couple who buy a new home in a coveted gated community, only to discover that the neighbours are aliens masquerading as suburbanites.

On CTV Two, three new dramas bolster the roster this fall. First, dueling country stars go head to head in NASHVILLE, as EMMY® nominated Connie Britton plays a legendary musical icon struggling to maintain her career up against newcomer played by Hayden Panettiere, perfectly cast as an aggressive young upstart on the rise who will stop at nothing to bring her rival down. Based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow, glossy action-packed adventure series ARROW stars Canada’s own Stephen Amell as the legendary vigilante superhero with the secret identity of billionaire industrialist, Oliver Queen. Demonstrating how the lessons of high school are never far behind, EMILY OWENS, M.D. follows a young surgical intern who learns the hard way that working in a hospital is no different than the dynamics of high school.

Premiering in mid-season, primetime takes an intense turn with the much buzzed about psychological thriller THE FOLLOWING, starring Golden Globe®-winning actor Kevin Bacon in his broadcast television debut in which he plays an FBI agent chasing a network of serial killers. New CTV Original Drama Series MOTIVE (working title) puts a new spin on the crime procedural as a feisty female Vancouver homicide detective matches wits with killers in a dangerous cat-and-mouse game. Taking a peek at the paranormal, ZERO HOUR stars ER’s Anthony Edwards as a man who must unlock a centuries-old conspiracy in order to rescue his kidnapped wife (Jacinda Barrett). A modern take on a Jekyll and Hyde, DO NO HARM presents another twist on reality, where actor Steven Pasquale takes a turn as a charming and brilliant neurosurgeon battling a borderline sociopathic personality that wreaks havoc in his life. New cop-drama GOLDEN BOY also joins the midseason lineup, charting the rapid ascent of an ambitious NYC officer (Theo James), who becomes the city’s youngest police commissioner, and the high personal and professional cost he pays to achieve it. Finally, Leah Remini joins the CTV family with THE FAMILY TOOLS, a new comedy about a habitual screw-up (Kyle Bornheimer) who is forced to take over the family handyman business and unexpectedly discovers that he may have found his calling.

In an exclusive presentation at Toronto’s Trump International Hotel this morning, Shaw Media will announce Global’s impressive 2012/13 Primetime Schedule.

“Building upon the huge success of our returning programs, Global has integrated an exciting slate of new dramas and comedies to create a fall schedule that we are extremely proud of, and one we know viewers will thoroughly enjoy,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media.

“We have an abundance of intriguing characters and compelling storylines brought to life by a stellar lineup of actors including Dennis Quaid, Matthew Perry and Lucy Liu – a combination that will help establish these new programs as perennial favourites.”

Elementary kicks off the list of the network’s buzz-worthy additions. The drama is a clever modern-day series about Detective Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller, Dexter) and Dr. Joan Watson (Lucy Liu, Charlie’s Angels) as a crime solving duo who crack the NYPD’s most impossible cases.

Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where he is forced to live with his worst nightmare – a sober companion, Dr. Watson. A successful surgeon until she lost her license, Watson views her current job as another opportunity to help people as well as pay a penance. When Holmes resumes his work as a police consultant in New York City he soon finds Watson’s medical background helpful while Watson realizes she has a knack for playing investigator – together they become an unstoppable team.

Next is the gritty new drama, Vegas, starring Hollywood heavy hitters Dennis Quaid (The Day After Tomorrow) and Michael Chiklis (The Shield) – a series inspired by the true story of former Las Vegas Sheriff, Ralph Lamb. A fourth generation rancher tasked with bringing order to Las Vegas in the 1960s, Lamb (Quaid) wants to be left in peace to run his ranch, but Las Vegas is starting to intrude. Recalling Lamb’s command as a military police officer during WWII, the Mayor appeals to Lamb’s sense of duty and asks him to look into a murder of a casino worker. So begins Lamb’s clash with Vincent Savino (Chiklis), a ruthless Chicago gangster intent on interfering in Lamb’s quest for peace.

Moving on from the intense desert heat to the high temperatures of an inner city firehouse, the action-driven drama Chicago Fire tells the story of everyday heroes of Chicago Firehouse 51. Big reputations and hefty egos, coupled with the pressure to perform, are bound to put squad members at odds. When a tragedy claims one of their own, there’s plenty of guilt and blame to go around. But the complex men and women of the Chicago Fire Department understand one thing – when it’s “go-time,” they put aside their differences and put everything on the line to save those in distress. Starring Jesse Spencer (House M.D.) and Taylor Kinney (The Vampire Diaries).

Things don’t get any cooler 500 feet beneath the ocean’s surface in the new series from executive producer/writer Shawn Ryan (The Shield, The Unit) and starring Canadian Scott Speedman (Underworld). Last Resort is a thrilling tale of the U.S. Ballistic Missile Submarine Colorado and what happens when the crew is forced to abandon their vessel for an exotic, tropical island. There they will find refuge, romance and a chance at a new life, as they try to clear their names and return home. Last Resort is a dramatic new international action-thriller about treachery, treason, and nuclear brinksmanship.

Then it’s back to order in the court with Made in Jersey. The drama centres on Martina Garretti (Janet Montgomery, Black Swan), a young, working class woman who uses her street smarts to compete among her Manhattan colleagues at a prestigious law firm in New York. Martina finds her firm’s cutthroat landscape challenging, but what she lacks in an Ivy League education, she more than makes up for with tenacity and blue collar insight. Founder Donovan Stark (Kyle MacLachlan, Desperate Housewives) takes note of Martina’s ingenuity and resourcefulness to the dismay of her Upper East Side colleague, Natalie (Stephanie March, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit). With the support of her big Italian family, Martina is able to stay true to her roots in a new and intimidating environment.

Comedy rounds out Global’s primetime schedule on Wednesday nights with Go On, a new half-hour series starring TV favourite Matthew Perry (Friends) who returns to Global as Ryan King. This is a series about a recently widowed sportscaster whose boss forces him to enter group counselling before coming back to the office. Ryan reluctantly joins a support group with one goal in mind: get in, get out and get back on the air as quickly as possible. Although Ryan’s total lack of interest in healing makes waves, it could just be what the group needs – and maybe, exactly what Ryan needs to move on with his life.

The laughs continue on Wednesday with Guys with Kids, a 30-minute comedy executive produced by Jimmy Fallon (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) following three thirty-something dads trying to hold on to their youth, while holding onto their new babies’ hands. Thankfully Chris (Jesse Bradford, The West Wing), Nick (Zach Cregger, Friends with Benefits) and Gary (Anthony Anderson, Law & Order) have each other to help navigate their survival as new dads, while still trying desperately to remain dudes. Balancing work or staying at home, painfully married or happily divorced, they know that taking care of the little ones while maintaining a social life is a daily challenge.

Global is proud to offer a wealth of new and returning Canadian original programming on the schedule this fall. Award-winning newsmagazine series 16×9 will move into a primetime slot on Friday nights while Saturday evenings gain a new documentary series, Close Up. Close Up is a series of one-off POV documentaries that chronicle the extraordinary and unusual world outside our door – remarkable people on the outskirts of what is deemed normal, hidden worlds, personal obsessions and unique subcultures. Also on the originals slate is the much anticipated 2012 Canada’s Walk of Fame Awards which will be broadcast this fall from Toronto’s historic Elgin Theatre.

The annual star-studded gala event will feature top tier talents being honoured by their colleagues with inspirational performances and heartfelt words. A list of inductees will be announced in the coming weeks. Reality series Recipe to Riches is back with a new crop of Canadian home cooks competing to have their original recipes become a President’s Choice product. Finally, Bomb Girls, the drama profiling the Canadian women who risked everything to build bombs for the Allied forces fighting on the European front, returns with all-new episodes in 2013. Shot on location in Toronto, Bomb Girls stars Meg Tilly (Caprica), Jodi Balfour (Supernatural), Charlotte Hegele (Murdoch Mysteries) and Ali Liebert (Health Nutz).

Outside the primetime lineup, new daytime offerings include The Jeff Probst Show, a one-hour talk show lead by the Survivor host that will cover topics ranging from relationships to newsmakers of the day. The Ricki Lake Show, a daytime series that delves into topics that interest the modern-day woman will also join the Global schedule. Ricki is not an expert, nor a doctor, therapist or a super homemaker – she’s a working mom trying to figure life out, and inviting her audience along for the ride.

Global viewers will see many of their favourites returning this fall including Bones, Family Guy, Glee, Hawaii Five-0, The Good Wife, NCIS, NCIS: LA, The Office, The Simpsons, Touch and Survivor.

 

GLOBAL’S FALL 2012 PRIMETIME DAY-AT-A-GLANCE
(All times ET and subject to change. New programs bolded and in CAPS)

Monday
7pm Entertainment Tonight
7:30pm Entertainment Tonight Canada
8pm Bones (Season 8 / Simulcast)
9pm Parenthood (Season 4 / Pre-release)
10pm Hawaii Five-0 (Season 3 / Simulcast)

Tuesday
7pm Entertainment Tonight
7:30pm Entertainment Tonight Canada
8pm NCIS (Season 10 / Simulcast)
9pm NCIS: Los Angeles (Season 4 / Simulcast)
10pm VEGAS (1 hour / Drama / Simulcast)

Wednesday
7pm Entertainment Tonight
7:30pm Entertainment Tonight Canada
8pm Survivor: Philippines (Season 25 / Simulcast)
9pm GO ON (30 min / Comedy / Post-release)
9:30pm GUYS WITH KIDS (30 min / Comedy / Post-release)
10pm CHICAGO FIRE (1 hour / Drama / Simulcast)

Thursday
7pm Entertainment Tonight
7:30pm Entertainment Tonight Canada
8pm LAST RESORT (1 hour / Drama / Simulcast)
9pm Glee (Season 4 / Simulcast)
10pm ELEMENTARY (1 hour / Drama / Simulcast)

Friday
7pm Entertainment Tonight
7:30pm Entertainment Tonight Canada
8pm Touch (Season 2 / Simulcast)
9pm MADE IN JERSEY (1 hour / Drama / Simulcast)
10pm 16×9 (Season 5)

Saturday
7pm Canadian Documentary
8pm Recipe to Riches (Season 2)
9pm Crime Time Saturday
10pm CLOSE UP (1 hour / Documentary)
11:30pm Saturday Night Live (Season 38 / Simulcast)

Sunday
7:30pm The Cleveland Show (Season 4 / Simulcast)
8pm The Simpsons (Season 24 / Simulcast)
8:30pm Bob’s Burgers (Season 3 / Simulcast)
9pm Family Guy (Season 11 / Simulcast)
9:30pm American Dad (Season 9 / Simulcast)
10pm The Good Wife (Season 4 / Post-release)

Midseason additions to the schedule include Save Me, a new comedy about a woman (Anne Heche, Hung) who has a spiritual transformation after her marriage goes bad; The Job, a new show from reality masters Michael Davies (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire) and Mark Burnett (Survivor) where contestants get the chance to win their dream job by acing a series of test.

Viewers can watch their favourite shows this fall on their Global Video App, available from the App Store on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, or on demand through cable and satellite providers across the country.

The Vampire Authority is unleashed, an old king is about to rise and Sookie Stackhouse is dealing with the possibly fatal consequence of her showdown with Debbie Pelt after last year’s season-ending cliffhanger.

Things are about to get bloody in Bon Temps when HBO’s hit drama True Blood returns to HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) and Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada), for a fifth season, Sunday, June 10 at 9 p.m. ET/MT day-and-date with the U.S.

The new season picks up as Sookie and Layfayette struggle with the emotional aftermath of Tara’s shooting while attempting to clean up and conceal the murder of Debbie.

Meanwhile, Bill and Eric are visited by the Vampire Authority and encounter a woman from Eric’s past; in search of the missing Marcus, Alcide’s werewolf pack comes after Sam; Jessica enjoys her new freedom by partying with local college kids; Jason is visited by the recently turned Rev.

Steve Newlin; Terry’s posttraumatic stress disorder is reignited by Patrick Devins, an old Iraq War comrade; and Alcide turns up at Sookie’s to warn her about the recently resurfaced Russell Edgington.

Nominated for four Emmy Awards in 2011, True Blood follows the on-and-off romance between waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård). Alan Ball (creator of the Emmy-winning HBO series Six Feet Under) created and executive produces the show, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.

True Blood also stars: Ryan Kwanten; Rutina Wesley; Sam Trammell; Nelsan Ellis; Chris Bauer; Carrie Preston; Todd Lowe; Jim Parrack; Deborah Ann Woll; Kristin Bauer van Straten; Joe Manganiello; Lauren Bowles; and Janina Gavankar.

New cast members for Season 5 include: Scott Foley (Grey’s Anatomy) as Patrick Devins, an Iraq war veteran out to track down Terry Bellefleur, his former comrade; Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) as Roman, the Guardian of the Vampire Authority; as well as Valentina Cervi and Lucy Griffiths as Salome and Nora, Chancellors of the Vampire Authority.

True Blood Season 4 Marathon

Subscribers can get their fill of True Blood and catch up on the series with a Season 4 marathon leading up to the premiere on Sunday, June 10. From June 5 to June 9, catch back-to-back episodes beginning at 10 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada. The entire fourth season is also available on HBO Canada On Demand.

Coming off its most successful broadcast year in network history, Citytv’s momentum continues with this year’s most sought-after new programs joining an already proven winning prime-time lineup.

Scott Moore, President of Broadcast, Rogers Media, today unveils Citytv’s 2012-13 fall and mid-season prime-time schedule, showcasing 9 new comedies, 4 new dramas, 1 hit reality franchise series, the acquisition of late-night’s ‘it’ show, and the triumphant return of award-winning journalist – and fan-favourite – Katie Couric to daytime television.

Citytv is building upon last year’s ambitious – and highly successful – fall schedule, in which 67 per cent of new programs are returning (the most of any Canadian network), while every returning show from last season ended the year with stronger audiences than when they started.

This year’s Citytv prime-time schedule is a mix of proven winners with fresh new series featuring a star-studded pedigree of actors, producers and writers, with 20 series in simulcast. The 2012-13 Citytv schedule represents the best network television has to offer.

“Citytv’s prime-time schedule is the strongest – and most competitive – in network history with critically-acclaimed fan-favourites, proven winners from last season, and the most buzzed about new series with both big-name stars and fresh faces. Our schedule is better every day,” said Scott Moore, President of Broadcast, Rogers Media. “With Citytv’s expanded footprint, we will be in nine million homes this fall, reaching more viewers in more homes than ever before. And we’re not done yet. Our goal of delivering our world-class content to a national audience is firmly within our grasp.”

Comedies continue to reign supreme on Citytv featuring six nights of powerhouse comedy blocks with the most critically-acclaimed and popular series. Citytv’s strength in this genre is undeniable. Joining proven winners from last season, New Girl, 2 Broke Girls, Suburgatory, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, and Last Man Standing are four hilarious new situational comedies for the fall season from the funniest minds in the industry: Partners, Ben and Kate, The Mindy Project, and Malibu Country. For mid-season, five new boundary-pushing comedies join the roster: 1600 Penn, The Goodwin Games, and How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life), plus Citytv original comedies Package Deal and Seed (see separate announcement).

Red-hot funny-man Jimmy Kimmel is the ‘it’ guy of the year, and Citytv has bolstered its late-night lineup with the addition of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, airing weekdays at 12 midnight ET in simulcast.

In dramas, Citytv had the surprise sleeper-hit of the season in the ever-popular Revenge. Joining other returning favourites Person of Interest and Scandal are four riveting and suspenseful series; Revolution and 666 Park Avenue this fall, while Hannibal and The Carrie Diaries will air mid-season.

Reality television heats up on Citytv this fall as bachelor Brad Smith looks for love in all the right places in the first-ever edition of The Bachelor Canada. Helping Brad on his journey with 25 Canadian bachelorettes is Tyler Harcott, announced today as Host of the series (see separate announcement).

Citytv continues to invest in daytime programming, building upon its winning original daytime series Breakfast Television (Canada’s #1 morning show in major English markets) and CityLine (Canada’s longest-running lifestyle show). With the addition of Katie – the most anticipated new daytime talk show in recent years with proven network star Katie Couric – Citytv is poised to dominate in this genre. Katie will premiere this fall, airing weekdays at 4 p.m. ET in simulcast.

Another award-winning journalist joins the schedule – this time on sister-network OMNI Television – enriching the network’s robust news offering. The trusted and compelling Rock Center with Brian Williams airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET in simulcast, beginning this fall. Also joining OMNI Television this fall is proven hit comedy series Rules of Engagement in strip at 7 and 7:30 p.m. ET, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, in simulcast at 12:35 a.m. ET.

With web, digital, and mobile traffic increasing heavily this past year, Rogers is firmly committed to further enhancing the viewer experience through multiple screens and Anyplace TV. This fall, Citytv is taking two socially-engaged series – New Girl and The Middle – and for the first time, making them available to advertisers on all screens – television, online, mobile and tablet – with the same commercial inventory, sold as one buy.

On Mondays
Coming off its strongest audience this past year, How I Met Your Mother kicks off a two-hour comedy block at 8 p.m. (all times Eastern), leading into David Kohan and Max Mutchnick’s (Will & Grace) highly-anticipated new comedy Partners, followed by breakout sophomore series 2 Broke Girls and Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23. J.J. Abrams’s riveting new one-hour dystopian drama Revolution stakes its claim in the 10 p.m. timeslot.

On Tuesdays
The 8 to 10 p.m. time-block on Tuesdays is LOL funny with veteran comedy Raising Hope, new odd-couple sibling sitcom Ben and Kate (from producer/writer of New Girl), returning fan-favourite New Girl, and The Mindy Project from Emmy Award®-nominated writer/producerand New York Times best-selling authorMindy Kaling. At 10 p.m., legacy dramatic series Private Practice returns in a new timeslot.

On Wednesdays
Wednesday night is the home to proven comedy hits from 8 to 9:30 p.m. with the triple threat of The Middle, Suburgatory, and Modern Family. At 9:30 p.m. comes the highly-anticipated new original reality series The Bachelor Canada.

On Thursdays
It’s a mix of comedy and drama on Thursdays with the return of critically-acclaimed series 30 Rock at 8 p.m. and Parks and Recreation at 8:30 p.m. At 9 p.m., the drama heats up with one-hour sophomore hits Person of Interest, followed by Scandal at 10 p.m.

On Fridays
Last Man Standing and Community head to new timeslots at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively, followed by another gripping season of J.J. Abrams’s Fringe (the second of two Abrams series to appear on Citytv) and original series Mantracker at 10 p.m.

On Saturdays
Play catch-up on Saturdays with encore presentations of original series The Bachelor Canada at 8 p.m., Less Than Kind at 9:30 p.m., and Murdoch Mysteries at 10 p.m.

On Sundays
Sundays sizzle with Reba McEntire’s freshman comedy Malibu Country at 8 p.m. and Happy Endings at 8:30 p.m. At 9 p.m., hit series Revenge smoulders in a new – and better – timeslot, leading into the new, edge-of-your-seat thriller 666 Park Avenue at 10 p.m.

Citytv Fall Schedule
All times Eastern; s = simulcast

Monday
8 p.m. How I Met Your Mother (s)
8:30 p.m. Partners (s) *NEW*
9 p.m. 2 Broke Girls (s)
9:30 p.m. Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23
10 p.m. Revolution (s) *NEW*

Tuesday
8 p.m. Raising Hope (s)
8:30 p.m. Ben and Kate (s) *NEW*
9 p.m. New Girl (s)
9:30 p.m. The Mindy Project (s) *NEW*
10 p.m. Private Practice (s)

Wednesday
8 p.m. The Middle (s)
8:30 p.m. Suburgatory (s)
9 p.m. Modern Family (s)
9:30 p.m. The Bachelor Canada *NEW Original Series*

Thursday
8 p.m. 30 Rock (s)
8:30 p.m. Parks and Recreation
9 p.m. Person of Interest (s)
10 p.m. Scandal (s)

Friday
8 p.m. Last Man Standing (s)
8:30 p.m. Community (s)
9 p.m. Fringe (s)
10 p.m. Mantracker *Original Series* (encore presentation)

Saturday
8 p.m. The Bachelor Canada *Original Series* (encore presentation)
9:30 p.m. Less Than Kind *Original Series* (encore presentation)
10 p.m. Murdoch Mysteries *Original Series* (encore presentation)

Sunday
8 p.m. Malibu Country *NEW*
8:30 p.m. Happy Endings
9 p.m. Revenge (s)
10 p.m. 666 Park Avenue (s) *NEW*

Citytv – New Series Descriptions
All times Eastern; s = simulcast

Following a grueling twelve weeks of intense challenges, fierce rivalries, and a range of emotions, there are just three competitors left standing in Canada’s premier culinary competition – but only one chef will prove to be a cut above the rest.

Top Chef Canada’s winning chef takes home the grand prize of $100,000 sponsored by SpongeTowels®, a GE Monogram kitchen worth $30,000 and the coveted title of Canada’s Top Chef.

Canada’s second Top Chef will be crowned in the special 90-minute season finale airing Monday, June 4th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network Canada.

The final three competitors cooked their way into the last challenge, outperforming 13 of the country’s finest chefs along the way. Vancouver’s Trevor Bird (newly opened Fable), Toronto’s Carl Heinrich (formerly Marben), and Ottawa’s Jonathan Korecki (Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen and Bar) are ready to take their places one last time in the Top Chef Canada GE Monogram Kitchen.

Since day one, the three finalists have earned their way to the final competition by presenting the best dishes in many of the challenges. Combined, they walk away with six Quickfire wins and five Elimination Challenge victories, along with over $20,000 in cash and prizes. But the slate is wiped clean as the three finalists go head-to-head in a gripping final challenge, joined by guest judge and critically acclaimed chef Vikram Vij. With the help of some familiar faces, the chefs put their best dishes on the line with one prize in clear sight – the title of Canada’s Top Chef.

Catch the exciting, 90-minute season finale of Top Chef Canada on Monday, June 4th at 10 pm ET/PT on Food Network Canada, with an encore presentation Friday, June 8th at 11 pm ET/PT.

To keep tabs on what Canadians are saying about Top Chef Canada, check out the official Top Chef Canada page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/topchefcanada or follow @TopChefCanada on Twitter.

Canada will soon have its very own version of UK dating/cooking series Come Date With Me.

The W Network has picked up the rights to the format, which sees men compete to win a date with a woman – or vice versa – by impressing them with their culinary skills and domestic prowess.

Canada is one of several overseas markets to have acquired the series, with others including Sweden, Ukraine and Latvia.

”Come Date With Me brings a fresh and interesting twist to the world of dating,” said Paul Buccieri, managing director, ITV Studios International and CEO of ITV Studios America. “The deals are a credit to the ITV Studios team that developed the format and we look forward to further international deals for the series.”

The original series proved popular on Channel 4 in the UK, particularly in the 16-24 demo.

Source: Hollywood Reporter