Sinbad

Oh, there’s no place like Space for the holidays when The 12 Days of Space-mas warms hearts with an interstellar line up of marathons and seasonal specials every day from Saturday, Dec. 22 to Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Once again, Space’s #1 series is at the apex of this epic holiday tradition with the premiere of the 2012 Doctor Who Christmas special, The Snowmen, premiering Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25 at 9 p.m. ET.

To get in the Who-spirit, viewers can gear up for the main event with the Doctor Who Marathon, a Tardis-load of Time Lord starting at 4 p.m. ET and continuing into the wee hours following this year’s special. Continue reading »

Sinbad

7 p.m. – Sunday, September 23 on Space

Sinbad and his crew’s spellbinding voyage of discovery is brought to an epic conclusion.

Sinbad

7 p.m. – Sunday, September 2 on Space

Sinbad (Elliot Knight) must find a magic stone in a labyrinth, unaware there is a bounty hunter after him.

7 p.m. – Sunday, August 5 on Space

Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit bellmediapr.ca/space for updates.

It was smooth sailing for the series premiere of Sinbad on SPACE on Sunday night, with 465,000 viewers tuning into the 7 p.m. ET (339,000) and 12 a.m. ET (126,000) broadcasts.

Reaching 1.1 million viewers, Sinbad is the highest-rated series premiere on SPACE this year, and during the 7 p.m. hour on Sunday, Sinbad ranked as the #1 non-sports specialty series in Canada with total viewers*.

Starring newcomer Elliot Knight in the title role, Sinbad also stars Naveen Andrews (LOST) as Sinbad’s nemesis Lord Akbari. Continue reading »

(Check out Throng UK’s preview of Sinbad here)

The magical legend of the adventure-seeking sailor is brought to life in new series Sinbad, premiering Sunday, July 8 at 7 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT on Space.

From BBC Worldwide, Sinbad stars newcomer Elliot Knight in the title role as the recklessly decisive and utterly charming Sinbad, as well as Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominee Naveen Andrews (Lost) as Sinbad’s nemesis Lord Akbari.

This high-octane adventure series will take viewers on a fantastical journey through an ancient legendary mythology that spans the Seven Seas. Continue reading »

Bell Media revealed today a first look at the sizzling summer specialty network schedules featuring more than 45 new and returning series and specials on Bravo!, Discovery Channel, E!, MTV, MuchMusic, MuchMore, SPACE and The Comedy Network.

Jam-packed with a bevy of buzzed about new series including DALLAS (June 13 on Bravo!), TWENTY TWELVE (June 18 on The Comedy Network), SNOOKI AND J-WOWW VS. THE WORLD (June 21 on MTV), FUNNY OR DIE’S BILLY ON THE STREET (May 31 on MuchMore) and SINBAD (July on SPACE), the specialty network’s summer schedules are also anchored by fan favourites including KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS (May 20 on E!), TOSH.O (May 29 on The Comedy Network), DEGRASSI (July on MuchMusic) and SHARK WEEK (Aug. 12-17 on Discovery Channel). Additional specialty network premiere announcements will follow over the coming weeks.

“Building on the strength of Bell Media’s specialty networks’ winter schedules, we’ve added a wide variety of fresh new programming that covers all the genres,” said Rick Brace, President, Specialty Channels and CTV Production. “From drama and reality to docu-series, we’re delivering entertaining series for every viewer, every night of the week and in every timeslot this summer.”

This winter, Bell Media’s specialty channels continued to enjoy tremendous growth and reach among Canadians. Reaching 78% of all non-sports specialty viewers in the average week, more than Shaw, Corus, Rogers or CBC stations, Bell Media also broadcast each of the top 4 programs, GOLD RUSH: ALASKA (Discovery Channel), CANADA’S WORST DRIVER (Discovery Channel), DOCTOR WHO (SPACE) and THE BIG BANG THEORY Marathon (The Comedy Network), on Canadian non-Sports specialty television this year (P2+, minimum 3 airings).

Specifically, Discovery Channel has reached more viewers in the average week than any other Canadian non-sports specialty (P2+); overall viewing (P2+) is up by 21% over the same weeks last year on Bravo! and The Comedy Network; E! is ranked by Canadians as the specialty channel with the best entertainment news*; SPACE ranks as a top 10 Canadian non-sports specialty channel (A25-54); and MuchMusic ranks among the top 10 Canadian non-sports specialty channels with a weekly reach of more than 1.9 million in the P12-34 demo.

Below is a chronological list of summer premieres by network. For complete series descriptions visit bellmediapr.ca (schedules are subject to change; visit bellmedia.ca to confirm local broadcast times):

 

Bravo!

June 13 at 9 p.m. ET: DALLAS – Series Premiere

June: SUITS – Season 2 Premiere

June: WHITE COLLAR – Season 2 Premiere

 

Discovery Channel

May 14-18 at 7 p.m. ET: DAILY PLANET “WAVE WARRIORS” – Theme Week

May 21 at 10 p.m. ET: RIVER MONSTERS – Season 4 Premiere

June 22 at 8 p.m. ET: SALVAGE HUNTERS – Series Premiere

July 6 at 10 p.m. ET: I DIDN’T DO IT – Series Premiere

July 22 at 8 p.m. ET: MIGHTY SHIPS – Season 6 Premiere

Aug. 12-17 at 8 p.m. ET – SHARK WEEK – Marquee Programming Event

Aug. 19 at 8 p.m. ET – NERVE CENTER – Season 2 Premiere

August 16 at 7 p.m. ET: THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Season 2 Premiere

August: CURIOSITY – Season 2 premiere

 

E!

May 20 at 9 p.m. ET: KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS – Season 7 Premiere

May 20 at 10 p.m. ET: MRS. EASTWOOD & COMPANY – Series Premiere

May 29 at 9 p.m. ET: LALA’S FULL COURT LIFE – Season 2 Premiere

June 4 at 9 p.m. ET: THE AMANDAS – Series Premiere

June 28 at 9 p.m. ET: BIG RICH TEXAS – Season 2 Premiere

June 28 at 10 p.m. ET: SHANNEN SAYS – Series Premiere

July 9: OPENING ACT – Series Premiere

August: MARRIED TO JONAS – Series Premiere

 

MTV

June 3 at 9 p.m. ET: 2012 MTV MOVIE AWARDS

June 4 at 10 p.m. ET: BROOKLYN 11223 – Series Premiere

June 21 at 10 p.m. ET: SNOOKI AND J-WOWW VS. THE WORLD – Series Premiere

June 21 at 10:30 p.m. ET: GUY CODE – Series Premiere

June 27 at 10 p.m. ET: REAL WORLD: ST. THOMAS – Season 27 Premiere

August 20 at 10:30 p.m. ET: WAKE BROTHERS – Series Premiere

 

MuchMusic

June 4 at 8 p.m. ET: TEEN WOLF – Season 2 Premiere

June 5 at 8 p.m. ET: PRETTY LITTLE LIARS – Season 3 Premiere

June 17 at 9 p.m. ET: THE 2012 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS

June 28 at 10:30 p.m. ET: AWKWARD – Season 2 Premiere

July: L.A. COMPLEX – Season 2 Premiere

July: DEGRASSI – Season 12 Premiere

September 9 – 2012 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS

 

MuchMore

May 27 at 8 p.m. ET: BEST INK – Series Debut

May 27 at 9 p.m. ET: GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS – SEASON 7 Premiere

May 27 at 10 p.m. ET: THE TOP 50 FIRSTS – Series Debut

May 31 at 9:30 p.m. ET: FUNNY OR DIE’S BILLY ON THE STREET – Series Debut

 

SPACE

May 23 at 9 p.m. ET: HOLLYWOOD TREASURE – Season 2 Premiere

July 4 at 9 p.m. ET: SCHOOL SPIRITS – Series Debut

July 23 at 10 p.m. ET: ALPHAS – Season 2 Premiere

July: SINBAD – Series Debut

July: THE ALMIGHTY JOHNSONS – Series Debut

 

The Comedy Network

May 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT: TOSH.0 – Season 4B Premiere

May 29 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT: TOTAL BLACKOUT – Series Premiere

June 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT: TWENTY TWELVE – Series Debut

August: THE ROAST OF (TBA) – Special Premiere

August: THE BURN – Series Debut

As announced today from BBC Worldwide Showcase in Liverpool, SPACE has acquired the brand new, high-octane adventure series, SINBAD.

Expected to air this fall on SPACE and SPACE HD, the one-hour fantasy-drama promises a 21st century take on the 8th century iconic hero. Produced by the Emmy® and BAFTA-winning Impossible Pictures (PRIMEVAL), SINBAD reinvigorates the hero’s adventures for a contemporary audience.

”We’re thrilled about this captivating new addition to our upcoming fall schedule – one more terrific series from our partners at BBC Worldwide,” said Catherine MacLeod, Vice-President, Specialty Channels, Bell Media. “Expected to be on par with other sensations like DOCTOR WHO, TORCHWOOD and MERLIN on SPACE, this new series offers more magic to enchant all viewers.”

“SPACE is the perfect home for an epic adventure such as Sinbad,” said Hilary Read, COO, BBC Worldwide Canada. “Their unwavering dedication to innovative, quality sci-fi programming makes for a truly compelling fan experience, as well as a fantastic business partner.”

The deal was completed by Gwen Jones McCauley, Vice President Sales & Co-productions, BBC Worldwide Canada and Rachel Goldstein-Couto, Director, Programming, Comedy & Drama for Bell Media.