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HockeyNight2013Fashion will collide hockey on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada during the next round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

In a special feature dubbed Fashion Night in Canada, the hockey crew will receive new looks courtesy of Canadian designers Christopher Bates, Farley Chatto, Haithem Elkadidi of KaaDiki, Marlon Durrant, Caitlin Power and Philip Sparks.

The exclusive new looks will be unveiled ahead of Game 4 of the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Boston Bruins series on Friday, June 7 during the live pre-game show, Scotiabank Hockey Tonight, at 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT). Continue reading »

RepublicofDoyle2Back-to-back episodes will see out the latest season of Republic of Doyle on April 21.

On a special season finale featuring back-to-back episodes of Republic of Doyle, fortuitous timing allows Jake (Allan Hawco) to witness the biggest prison break in the province’s history, orchestrated by his arch nemesis Maurice Becker (Gordon Pinsent).

As cons flood the streets, Jake and the RNC have their hands full, but things get personal when the Doyles receive a perilous threat from Becker, against Tinny (Marthe Bernard). Continue reading »

MuchVJSearchThe 10 finalists have been found in the Much VJ Search.

Amongst tears and shrieks, the VJ hopefuls were in for another shock as it was revealed that for the remainder of the competition, they will be camping out in the iconic Much’s 299 Queen West HQ!

Starting today, the Top 10 will eat, sleep, shower, and compete in the appropriately named ‘Camp Much,’ as the final, high-octane round of the Much VJ Search goes full throttle.

The Fructis Fruit Sensation Presents: Much VJ Search now goes live-to-air, every day at 6 p.m. ET, followed by the Much VJ Search Post Show at 6:30 p.m. ET. Continue reading »

Blake's 7Classic British sci-fi series Blake’s 7 is getting rebooted.

The series, which ran from 1978 to 1981 on BBC in the UK, will make a comeback with 13 new episodes thanks to FremantleMedia and American network Syfy.

New Zealand director Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) will direct while Heroes and CSI writer Joe Pokaski will deliver the script.

An official press release says:

A revolutionary reinvention of the long-running BBC series made in the late 1970s, Blake’s 7 tells the story of seven criminals – 6 guilty and 1 innocent – on their way to life on a prison colony in space, who together wrestle freedom from imprisonment. They acquire an alien ship which gives them a second chance at life and become the most unlikely heroes of their time. Continue reading »

SatanSo does ‘Satan’ really look like Barack Obama?

The executive producers of the new American mini-series The Bible certainly don’t think so.

Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have said it is “utter nonsense” that the actor who plays the devil in the series was only cast because he was supposed to resemble the US president.

“This is utter nonsense,” Burnett and Downey said in a statement Monday. “The actor who played Satan, Mehdi Ouzaani, is a highly acclaimed Moroccan actor. He has previously played parts in several Biblical epics — including Satanic characters long before Barack Obama was elected as our President. Continue reading »

JackThe life and legacy of former political leader Jack Layton will be celebrated in CBC’s new biopic on Sunday, March 10 at 8pm (8.30pm NT).

Jack captures the life and times of the late politician, whose historic election campaign while battling cancer captured the attention of the nation.

Jack stars veteran actor and Gemini-nominee Rick Roberts (Still, Three Days to Jonestown, This Is Wonderland) as Jack Layton. Actress, director, musician and CBC radio host Sook-Yin Lee (Toronto Stories, Shortbus) plays the role of Layton’s wife and NDP Member of Parliament, Olivia Chow. Continue reading »

How I Met Your Mother will take on a Canadian feel for its February 4 episode thanks to a line-up of guest stars from north of the border.

The episode will see the return of Canadian character Robin’s (Cobie Smulders) alter-ego, Robin Sparkles, as well as guest turns from Canadians Alan Thicke, Jason Priestly, K.d. Lang and Alex Trebek.

Former Dawson’s Creek actor James Van Der Beek will also make an appearance on the episode, where he will reprise his role from an earlier 2008 episode. Continue reading »

Citytv celebrates the New Year with a hot slate of 2013 mid-season premiere dates announced today.

Featuring eight new and seven returning hit series, Citytv keeps the laughs – and momentum – going beginning Sunday, Jan. 6 with new original comedies, critically lauded dramas, and perennial hits.

Adding to Citytv’s acclaimed library of laughs comes a collection of soon-to-be family favourites from some of the industry’s brightest creative minds.

From the creators of How I Met Your Mother and New Girl hails the warm family comedy The Goodwin Games, and the unconventional First Family in 1600 Penn from the laugh-makers of Modern Family. Continue reading »

The cast of one of the best short-lived comedy series on TV has staged a reunion twelve years after their show was cancelled.

The entire cast of the 1999 comedy series Freaks and Geeks has reunited to discuss their experience on the short-lived series, which ran for one brilliant season before it was given the axe.

The Judd Apatow-created series was heralded as being ahead of its time but faced strong opposition from its network, NBC, who eventually cut it.

Freaks and Geeks launched the careers of the likes of Seth Rogan, James Franco, Linda Cardellini, Busy Philipps and Jason Segel and the first season included bit parts from the likes of Shia LaBeouf, Rashida Jones, Lizzy Caplan and Ben Foster. Continue reading »

A heavy sigh went out from millions of viewers as they shared Sean Lowe’s heartbreak when Emily Maynard – who called him the “perfect man” – eliminated him before the finale of The Bachelorette’s eighth season.

After being blindsided by rejection, Sean is now ready to make the ultimate commitment to the right woman when The Bachelor premieres on Monday, Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. ET on OMNI Television (check local listings).

Additional details, including the identity of the 25 bachelorettes, will be announced at a later date. Continue reading »