Camelot

Camelot, the spectacular presentation of the legend of King Arthur by the team who brought us THE TUDORS, final episode airs on CBC Television tonight.

Only one day before the final broadcast, Phase 4 Films released CAMELOT – THE COMPLETE SERIES UNCUT on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, November 15. The three-disc set retails for $74.99 and contains every episode, uncut. It’s packed with special features including promo reels, character breakdowns, behind-the-scenes footage and bloopers.

CBC-TV makes the already laugh-filled Tuesdays even funnier with the addition of two of its outstanding new television comedies. Starting Tuesday, September 27, 2011, CBC-TV’s spotlight on Canadian comedy now includes MICHAEL: TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS and THE DEBATERS.

Next week, CBC-TV’s clever new gem, MICHAEL: TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, the newest creation of acclaimed writer-producer-actor Bob Martin (Slings & Arrows, The Drowsy Chaperone) moves from Wednesdays to Tuesdays.

Martin stars as Dr. David Storper, an Ottawa psychiatrist specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He has been seeing his patient, Michael Dyer (Matt Watts) on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 15 years. Michael believes David is his key to happiness. David believes Michael is his key to a lucrative book deal. We’ll see.

Also moving from Wednesdays to Tuesdays is the hilarious and hugely popular radio hit THE DEBATERS with host Steve Patterson now on TV, teaming up with THE RICK MERCER REPORT and 22 MINUTES.

 

CBC COMEDY TUESDAYS – effective Tuesday, September 27:

 

8:00 p.m. (8:30 NT) – THE RICK MERCER REPORT

8:30 p.m. (9:00 NT) – 22 MINUTES

9:00 p.m. (9:30 NT) – MICHAEL: TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

9:30 p.m. (10:00 NT) – THE DEBATERS

 

Wednesdays heat up with CAMELOT, the Canadian co-production about the birth of the legend, like it has never been told before, joining the newest and hottest season of DRAGONS’ DEN.

 

CBC WEDNESDAYS – effective Wednesday, September 28:

 

8:00 p.m. (8:30 NT) – DRAGONS’ DEN

9:00 p.m. (9:30 NT) – CAMELOT

The season premieres of the RICK MERCER REPORT, 22 MINUTES and CAMELOT came out swinging on Tuesday night, winning over Canadian audiences and notching new ratings milestones.

At 8 p.m., RICK MERCER REPORT had a stellar season debut with a 2+ audience of 1.2 million viewers, on par with the 2010 season premiere. (All data courtesy of BBM Canada) Among 25-54 viewers, the program captured an audience of 433,000, also on par with the 2010 season premiere.

At 8:30 p.m., the season premiere of 22 MINUTES garnered a 2+ audience of just under one million (981,000), up 29% over the 2010 season premiere (760,000) and up 31% compared to the 2010/11 season overall (748,000). Among 25-54 viewers, the program captured an audience of 351,000, up 35% compared to the 2010/11 season overall (260,000).

Then, at 9 p.m., the premiere of the historical epic CAMELOT attracted a strong 2+ audience of just over 800,000 and a 25-54 audience of 376,000.

Bower lights up the small screen tomorrow night (Tuesday, September 13) at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) when CAMELOT premieres on CBC Television.

Bower stars as King Arthur, the previously unknown heir to the English throne raised as a commoner and crowned king by the sorcerer Merlin. The handsome, carefree young man is challenged at every turn as he tries to save his kingdom from tyranny, greed and despair.

Meanwhile, on the big screen, Anonymous is now screening at the Toronto International Film Festival. Bower stars as the young Earl of Oxford in the film by director Roland Emmerich, which asks the controversial question: was Shakespeare a fraud?

CAMELOT also stars Canada’s Peter Mooney as Arthur’s brother, Kay, with Lara Jean Chorostecki as Bridget, Guinevere’s trusted aid. Other stars include: Joseph Fiennes as Merlin, Eva Green as Morgan, Tamsin Egerton as Guinevere, Claire Forlani as Igraine, Philip Winchester as Leontes and Clive Standen as Gawain.

CAMELOT is a Canada-Ireland co-production from the producers of The Tudors.