Dragon’s Den

DRAGONS DENsecondchanceThe upcoming season finale of Dragons’ Den will go behind-the-scenes with the dragons to find out what everyday life is like for them.

See what life is like as a Dragon on and off screen as camera crews follow them to uncover how they juggle their massive business empires, jam-packed schedules and coveted personal lives. From book launches and red carpets, to backing start-ups and demanding speaking tours, Year of the Dragons documents the Dragons’ hectic lives, along with their increasingly rare and precious down-time.

In this revealing season finale, viewers will discover the secrets of the Dragons’ success, and hear of some mistakes they made in the pursuit of power. Continue reading »

MurdochMysteries2CBC has confirmed a number of new and returning shows for the 2013-14 season.

“We are very proud that, despite a very challenging financial climate, CBC continues to deliver a television schedule that features strong, proven Canadian programming along with some new made-in-Canada titles,” said Christine Wilson, Executive Director, Content for CBC English Services. “With a lineup that will also feature the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and a full season of Hockey Night In Canada, it is shaping up to be another great year for CBC Television.” Continue reading »

Dragons’ Den will be hitting the road later this month seeking out the Canadian entrepreneurs with the best ideas to take part in the next season of the show.

The auditions tour will kick off in Toronto at the CBC Broadcasting Centre atrium on January 19 before taking in the likes of Edmonton, Montreal and Calgary on the way to the final stop in Vancouver on March 2.

Participants of all ages are encouraged to audition, especially young businesspeople following the success of the ‘All-Student’ special in previous seasons.

Participants should be able to pitch their idea in under five minutes and if they are good enough, they will be asked to take part in the show’s filming in Toronto. Continue reading »

Dragons’ Den is celebrating the New Year with a brand new episode – on a brand new night.

The popular Second Chance episode of Dragons’ Den, airing Sunday, January 6 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) features the return of entrepreneurs from past seasons as they revisit the Dragons for yet another chance at a deal.

2013 also signifies a new night for the hit show. Dragons’ Den moves to a new home on Sunday nights at 8 p.m. (8:30NT), with encore airings Wednesdays at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT).

The Second Chance special showcases optimistic pitchers from across the country vying to demonstrate how their business models have improved, and why they now have what it takes to succeed. Rejected the first time, they re-pitch their proposals to Canada’s most discerning investors. From a Vancouver-based entrepreneur who bares it all, to a second serving of gourmet hotdogs from a West coast chain – there are plenty of options for the Dragons to reconsider. Continue reading »

CBC is bringing holiday magic to Canadians this festive season.

From the classics to the soon-to-be classics, from music, comedy, sports and everything in-between, CBC is offering holiday programming for everyone on CBC-TV, Radio One, Radio 2, CBCMusic.ca and CBC.ca. For the complete holiday schedule, go to CBC.ca/holiday.

Highlights of CBC-TV’s holiday programming include a special episode of Dragons’ Den, the new animated TV special The Magic Hocey Skates featuring the voice of Don Cherry, the CCMA Holiday Special: I’ll Be Home… and star-studded figure skating specials Stars on Ice and Holiday Festival on Ice. Continue reading »

CBC today announced its 2013 winter broadcast season, showcasing a brand new Canadian one-hour crime drama and a roster of home grown hits.

With buzz-worthy new programming and some fresh new faces, combined with and a strong slate of established Canadian favourites, CBC Television offers a dynamic and entertaining line-up this winter season.

New this season is the hour-long crime procedural drama, Cracked. Inspired by real life experiences of frontline police officers and mental-health workers, Cracked premieres Tuesday, January 8 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC Television. Continue reading »

Canada’s favourite unscripted program Dragons’ Den returns to CBC Television with an exciting new addition.

David Chilton, Canada’s best-known personal finance author, joins the Den this season, bringing his unique perspective to the esteemed panel.

This is the Year of the Dragon, and for the Den it signifies more deals, more heat and more drama as the country’s fiercest investors dig deep into their wallets to support some of Canada’s best entrepreneurs. Win or lose, the pitchers appearing on the show continue to reap the benefits of the “Dragons’ Den Effect,” experiencing dramatic jumps in sales and other incredible business growth opportunities. Continue reading »

From captivating dramas and engaging live series, to biting comedies and award-winning news and investigative programs, CBC Television offers Canadians a diverse range of entertaining programming this fall.

The new schedule features the anticipated premieres of Over the Rainbow, Titanic: Blood & Steel and Murdoch Mysteries, as well as new seasons of established viewer-favourites Dragons’ Den, Rick Mercer Report, The Big Decision, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight and more. It all starts Friday, September 14 with the season premieres of Marketplace and the fifth estate. Continue reading »

B.C. fan will get the chance to meet a swag of Canadian TV personalities when they come out to Burnaby in support of LiveRightNow.ca.

Well-known personalities including George Stroumboulopoulos, Heartland’s Graham Wardle and Dragons’ Den’s Brett Wilson will be on hand to entertain the crowd at Burnaby’s Metropolis at Metrotown with a range of activities planned.

The event takes place on Saturday January 29 at the shopping centre, beginning at 11am and running through to 5pm.

Others scheduled to appear include cast members of the likes of 18 to Life, Little Mosque on the Prairie, InSecurity, Steven and Chris, Marketplace, Republic of Doyle, CBc News Vancouver and CBC News Network.

A rough schedule is as follows:

11 a.m. Meet the stars of CBC News and CBC News Vancouver

1 p.m. Steven and Chris Live!

2 p.m. Pitching to a dragon, with Brett Wilson (to be confirmed)

2:30 p.m. An interview with George Stroumboulopoulos (to be confirmed)

3 p.m. Meet stars such as Graham Wardle (Heartland), Stacey Farber and Micheal Seater (18 to Life), Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle) and more.

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CBC-TV’s prime time shows drew impressive ratings in the first week of the new Fall season, with several programs posting significant increases over last year’s audience numbers, the network reported today.

“CBC has debuted its Fall season to growing numbers, proving that once again our network is the destination for people who want great Canadian programs,” said Kirstine Stewart, Interim Executive Vice-President, English Services. “We’re thrilled that audiences are tuning in to support the talented actors, writers and production crews of the Canadian television industry.”

Among the week one highlights:

Anticipation was clearly high for the season two premiere of Battle of the Blades, a special Game On episode, with an audience of more than 1.5 million Canadians, with a total reach of 3.4 million – roughly one in ten Canadians – tuning in.

Dragons’ Den premiered to an audience of almost 1.6 million, an increase of 18% over last season’s premiere.

Despite going up against the strong premiere of Glee on Global, the Rick Mercer Report premiered with an audience of 1.22 million, up 12% over last year’s season average of 1.09 million. 

Drama series Heartland and The Tudors both premiered to audiences of almost one million viewers.

22 Minutes premiered to an audience of 818,000, 30% above the 2009/10 season average of 630,000. 

The fifth estate also posted a major increase over last year’s premiere, with the season opener (“Above Suspicion”) earning an audience of 641,000 – up 38% from the 2009 Fall premiere.