Todd & the Book of Pure Evil

10 p.m. ET – Sunday, October 30 on Space

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In pure evil preparation for the Season 2 launch of the original scripted series TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL on SPACE and SPACE HD, the twisted minds behind the show have created a new online game.

“Descent into Crowley Heights” unleashes more of the Book’s evil power on computer screens at toddandthebookofpureevil.com and Facebook pages.

“Descent into Crowley Heights” is a web-based, side-scrolling game that takes players through the world of TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL, playing as one of the gang members from the series with characteristic weapons.

The game utilizes the well-known locations, enemies, and a slew of monsters featured on the program. Each player is taken through five bloody levels on their mission to try to capture the Book of Pure Evil. The art direction is representative of the rich texture and tongue-in-cheek style from the TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL television series.

“Descent into Crowley Heights” leverages cast audio, clips and of course the attitude that viewers have come to know and love.

The game guide takes the form of Todd’s mentor, Jimmy (Jason Mewes), with his typical crude approach to advice.

A variety of mini game challenges are also available on Facebook as well as an unlockable character to play once the user finds the code.

Hot off a Gemini Award win for Best Ensemble Cast in a Comedy Series, TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL debuted as one of the highest-rated premieres for a SPACE original series last year and continues to gain momentum.

Following an amazing run on SPACE, Season 1 was the most-watched Canadian program on The Comedy Network this summer among all key adult and male adult demos.

The first season’s gory goodness can also currently be found on MuchMusic, Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET. Viewers in the U.S. made a pact with the devil when the first season of TODD began airing on the horror channel FEARnet in August. The series returns to SPACE and SPACE HD with brand new bloody hilarious episodes Sunday, Oct. 30 at 10 p.m. ET.

10 p.m. ET – Sunday, October 23 on Space

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This fall, SPACE and SPACE HD are runnin’ with the devil when Season 2 of the original scripted series TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL unleashes its awesome power on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 10 p.m. ET.

Hot off a Gemini Award win for Best Ensemble Cast in a Comedy Series, the horror comedy is back with 13 killer new episodes.

With more than 55 gallons of fake blood spilled during production, the second season promises to be dark, deadly and oh-so-badass.

Before bedlam ensues, INNERSPACE dives into chaos with an exclusive TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL Season 2 special on Monday, Oct. 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Hosted by Teddy Wilson, this special features a behind-the-scenes look at the series during production in Winnipeg. Viewers can relive or catch up on the bloody good first season at spacecast.com.

TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL debuted as one of the highest-rated premieres for a SPACE original series and continues to gain momentum. Following an amazing run on SPACE, Season 1 was the most-watched Canadian program on The Comedy Network this summer among all key adult and male adult demos. The first season’s gory goodness can also be found on MuchMusic, Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET. Viewers in the U.S. made a pact with the devil when the first season of TODD began airing on the horror channel FEARnet in August. With an upcoming DVD release (Oct. 11) and an online video game on the way later this fall, Canadians can soon take in TODD whenever they bloody well choose.

Ending Season 1 with an epic cliff-hanger, Todd Smith and the gang return from the depths of hell for another round of gruesome adventures. In the season premiere, “Redierment Home”, Todd, Curtis and Hannah break into the retirement home to rescue Jenny from the clutches of the evil Satanic Society – now run by Atticus.

TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL stars Alex House (DARK ORACLE) as pot-smokin’, heavy-metal-rock-god-wannabe Todd Smith; Maggie Castle (The Time Traveler’s Wife) as righteous babe Jenny Kolinsky; Bill Turnbull (BEING ERICA) as Todd’s best bud Curtis Weaver; Melanie Leishman (TRUE CONFESSIONS OF A HOLLYWOOD STARLET) as big-brained Hannah B. Williams; Chris Leavins (SLINGS AND ARROWS) as Crowley High’s sub-par guidance counsellor Atticus Murphy Jr.; and Jason Mewes (Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back) as the foul-mouthed, sex-obsessed custodian, Jimmy.

TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL is co-created by Craig David Wallace, Charles Picco and Anthony Leo. Executive Producers are Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen (Aircraft Pictures), Craig David Wallace (Corvid Pictures), and Jamie S. Brown (Frantic Films). Producers are Leo, Rosen, Sarah Timmins (Corvid Pictures), Shaun Johnson (Frantic Films) and Shawn Watson (Frantic Films). Rebecca DiPasquale is Production Executive for Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media.

The best in genre is taking off on SPACE and SPACE HD this Fall, with massive marathons, mind-blowing finales and epic premieres.

SPACE’s fly Fall schedule launches with the return of INNERSPACE, SPACE’s flagship original daily show, probing the latest and greatest in genre news, every Monday-Friday at 11 p.m. ET starting Sept. 19.

As the heat subsides, SPACE’s Fall lineup doesn’t cool off. The Fall schedule also features the debut of several brand new series, including the freaky drama BEDLAM (Saturday, Oct. 1 at 9 p.m. ET), centered around a haunted insane asylum-turned-apartment building, and the gritty ghost-hunting PARANORMAL WITNESS (Monday, Oct. 3 at 10 p.m. ET).

Then, fan favourite and Canadian original series SANCTUARY returns with a bone-chilling fourth season on Friday, Oct. 7 at 10 p.m. ET. Last but not least – and just in time for the ultimate horror holiday – the Gemini-nominated SPACE original series TODD AND THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL returns for Season 2, Sunday, Oct. 23 at 10 p.m. ET.

Below is the list of Fall series and movies on SPACE and SPACE HD. All programming is subject to change. Some screeners are available upon request.

 

SERIES

(All series listed below available in HD)

 

DR. WHO  – Season Premiere

Saturday, August 27 at 8 p.m. ET

“Let’s Kill Hitler” – Summoned back to Leadworth by Amy and Rory, the Doctor is introduced to Mels, their childhood best friend. When Mels suggests a trip to the Third Reich, the TARDIS crashes, inadvertently saving the life of Adolf Hitler. After Mels is shot by Hitler, the truth of her identity is revealed as she starts to regenerate…this time into the woman we know as River Song. But will Melody recognise herself or will she continue on with her mission to kill the Doctor? And how much will the Doctor find out about his future in the meantime?

 

INNERSPACE – Season Premiere

Monday – Friday evenings at 11: 00 p.m. ET starting Sept. 19

SPACE’s flagship show, INNERSPACE is a daily entertainment talk show that covers film, television, video games, technology, comic books, gadgets, and all things genre.  Hosted by Ajay Fry, Cynthia Loyst and Teddy Wilson, INNERSPACE takes its audience behind the velvet rope by giving them VIP access to the people, places, and things inside genre that they’ve grown to love.

 

THE SECRET CIRCLE – Series Premiere – NEW

Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. ET

After her mother’s tragic and mysterious death, Cassie (Britt Robertson) moves to Chance Harbour to live with her grandmother. The quaint town is not as it seems with darkness and evil lurking beneath the surface. Cassie soon realizes that she is part of an elite circle of witches and her reason for being there was no accident. 

 

NIKITA – Season Premiere

Sunday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. ET

Nikita and Michael are on the run with a hard drive of the government’s darkest secrets and conspiracies. Together they plan to right the wrongs of the division – if they are not hunted down first.

 

BEDLAM – Series Premiere – NEW

Saturday, Oct. 1 at 9 p.m. ET

BEDLAM is based around an apartment block called ‘Bedlam Heights’, which was previously a mental asylum, and the strange hauntings that happen to those who live there. Jed Harper (Theo James) possesses the ability to see ghosts, while the other tenants Kate (Charlotte Salt), Ryan (Will Young) and Molly (Ashley Madekwe), merely cope with the ghosts that haunt their homes.

 

PARANORMAL WITNESS – Series Premiere – NEW

Monday, Oct. 3 at 10 p.m. ET

PARANORMAL WITNESS is an intense, cinematic drama-documentary series. The show brings to life the true stories of people who have lived through explanation-defying paranormal experiences. Using a mixture of intimate first-hand testimony, personal photos and real footage, PARANORMAL WITNESS will transport viewers into a world turned upside down by extraordinary and terrifying events.

 

SUPERNATURAL – Season Premiere

Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 10 p.m. ET

In season 7, the Winchesters will find themselves in an increasingly sinister, changing landscape, up against a new foe unlike anything they’ve ever fought. They’ll find their old tricks, weapons and hiding places all rendered useless. All they’ll have is each other. And the certainty that, like the last of the cowboy outlaws, whatever they face, they’re not going down without a fight.

 

EUREKA – Season Premiere

Friday, Oct. 7 at 9 p.m. ET

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SANCTUARY – Season Premiere

Friday, Oct. 7 at 10 p.m. ET

The arrival of the Hollow Earth refugees, the balance between Abnormals and humans is severely upset. In order to keep the peace, Magnus and team must throw out the rulebook. But forging their own way means they’re not just dodging dangerous Abnormals anymore, now they’ve got world governments and new villains nipping at their heels.

 

GRIMM – Series Premiere – NEW

Sunday, Oct. 23 at 9 p.m. ET

Set in present day Portland, Oregon, this cop drama outs a new twist on the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. A homicide detective named Nick (David Giuntoli) learns that he is a descendent of a group of hunters known as “Grimms”, who fight to keep the balance of humanity safe from the supernatural creatures of the world. Upon learning of his destiny and that he is the last of his kind, he has to protect every living soul from the sinister storybook characters that have infiltrated the real world

 

TODD AND THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL – Season Premiere

Sunday, Oct. 23 at 10 p.m. ET

After an epic cliff-hanger in the Season 1 finale, Todd Smith and the gang return from the depths of hell for a second round of gore-a-fying adventures in the hallways of Crowley High.

 

CHUCK – Season Premiere

Thursday, Oct. 27 at 9 p.m. ET

Chuck Bartowski, a nerdy computer tech, has a database of government secrets downloaded into his brain. He finds himself recruited by John Casey, a veteran NSA Agent, for espionage work with his new partner Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski, “Gone”) – leading Chuck into a double life as a computer geek by day and a secret NSA spy by night.

PRIMEVAL – Season Premiere

Thursday, Nov. 10 at 10 p.m. ET

After a road worker falls into a giant opening and is taken by a vicious burrowing creature, the ARC team are called in to investigate. Matt recognizes these burrowing creatures from his home era in the future and is determined to destroy them before they cause more damage and loss of life. Meanwhile, Philip introduces Connor to a new project and assigns Connor a new lab assistant, April, to keep an eye on him.

 

MOVIES

(All movies listed below available in HD)

 

SCIENCE RUN AMOK MARATHON!

Saturday, Sept. 3 starting at 6 a.m. ET

Leave the labour to the scientists this long weekend and experiment with the SCIENCE RUN AMOK MOVIE MARATHON. Warning: this is not the average science fair.

 

6 a.m. ET – LOGAN’S RUN (1976)

8:05 a.m. ET – I, ROBOT (2004)

10:35 a.m. ET – LOGAN’S RUN (1976)

1:05 p.m. ET – THE MATRIX (1999)

4 p.m. ET – I, ROBOT (2004)

10:10 p.m. ET – DEMOLITION MAN (1993)

12:35 a.m. ET – BLADE RUNNER (1997)

3:05 a.m. ET – THE MATRIX (1999)

 

JURASSIC PARK MARATHON

Sunday, Sept. 4 at 7 a.m. ET, 2:30 p.m. ET and 1 p.m. ET. 

Get out the raptor repellent and jump into the jungle that is the JURASSIC PARK MARATHON.

 

7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET – JURASSIC PARK (1993), THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK (1997), JURASSIC PARK III (2001)

2:30 p.m.  – 10 p.m. ET – JURASSIC PARK (1993), THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK (1997), JURASSIC PARK III (2001)

10 p.m. – 5:30 a.m. ET – JURASSIC PARK (1993), THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK (1997), JURASSIC PARK III (2001)

 

BACK TO THE FUTURE MARATHON

Monday, Sept. 5 at 6 a.m. ET, 1:20 p.m. ET and 9:40 p.m.

Get McFly on Monday with a blast from the past. Join Doc and his DeLorian as they race through this classic trilogy.

 

6 a.m. – 1:20 p.m. ET – BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985),BACK TO THE FUTURE II (1989), BACK TO THE FUTURE III (1990)

1:20 p.m. – 8:40 p.m. ET — BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985),BACK TO THE FUTURE II (1989), BACK TO THE FUTURE III (1990)

9:40 p.m. – 5 a.m. ET – BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985),BACK TO THE FUTURE II (1989), BACK TO THE FUTURE III (1990)

MuchMusic is THE one-stop-shop for a monster line-up this fall with the thrilling premieres of highly-anticipated new series, and returning fan favourites.

September is off to a chilly start with the premiere of a killer new series, DEATH VALLEY (Sept. 6) exclusively on Much, the bewitching new drama THE SECRET CIRCLE (Sept. 16), and the return of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Sept. 16).

Speaking of wicked, more catty drama is set to unfold with the return of GOSSIP GIRL (Sept. 26) with all new episodes exclusively on Much.  

If that’s not enough to slay viewers, the bloody-good horror-comedy TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL(Sept. 6) makes its debut on MUCH. Honouring some frighteningly good Canadian musical talents is POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE 2011, (Sept. 19) streaming live exclusively on muchmusic.com, and airing on Much, Sept. 24.

Viewers can expect more thrilling programming in October with the premiere of SCARE TACTICS, a reality series hosted by Tracy Morgan and DEGRASSI fans can prep for Halloween with an all-new, one-hour spook-tacular special. Also returning is MuchOriginal series BORN TO BE.

 

MuchMusic Premieres

 

DEATH VALLEY – **New Series** 

Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 9 p.m. ET on MuchMusic 

DEATH VALLEY is the dark comedy that follows the cops that capture the monsters, and the camera crew that captures the cops. This ground-breaking series follows the horrific yet comedic exploits of the newly formed Undead Task Force (UTF), a division of the LAPD created to combat the emergence of monsters in the San Fernando Valley. Death Valley showcases the outrageous and courageous men and women working the toughest beat in the US: Death Valley.

 

TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL – **New Series** 

Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 9:30 p.m. ET on MuchMusic 

The Book of Pure Evil is on the loose in the halls of Crowley High. The book is full of awesome power and the ability to make your deepest darkest dreams come true, but at a horrifying cost. Standing in the way between the end of the world and The Book of Pure Evil is one teenager named Todd. He’s flunking math, but he’ll save our asses, whether he likes it or not.

 

POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE 2011 

Exclusive TV Broadcast on Saturday, September 24 at 10 p.m. ET

Live stream of the event on muchmusic.com, Monday, September 19 at 8 p.m. ET  

POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE is one of the most coveted awards in Canadian music

and MuchMusic helps celebrate its 6th anniversary at the legendary Masonic Temple in

Toronto. A group of esteemed music journalists, broadcasters, and music bloggers reveal the winner of the $30,000 prize for the best full-length Canadian album. Co-hosted by MuchMusic’s Damian Abraham, the gala on Sept. 19 will feature performances by Short Listed artists Austra, Braids, Galaxie, Hey Rosetta!, Ron Sexsmith and Timber Timbre.

 

SCARE TACTICS – **New Series**

Season 5 Premieres October (TBA)

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan of 30 ROCK and SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE returns as host and executive producer of this the frighteningly funny hidden-camera show. Now in its fifth season, SCARE TACTICS has friends and loved ones setting unsuspecting victims in elaborately staged and scary situations involving movie-style special effects and makeup. The horror hoaxes are skilfully designed to tap into the wildest fears of the prank’s prey. Viewers laugh along to the hilarious reactions of the series stars as they are caught off guard and on camera.

 

DEGRASSI

DEGRASSI **All-New Special**

Premieres October (TBA)

School may not be out in October, but the kids of DEGRASSI are in for a treat…or a trick with this one-hour gripping special.

 

Returning Favourites

 

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – ** Returning Series ** 

Season 3 Premieres Friday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. ET 

Season three opens the door to learn more about Klaus and The Original Family as his motives for wanting Stefan on his side are finally revealed.  As Stefan sinks deeper into the dark side, Damon and Elena struggle with the guilt of their growing bond even as they work together to bring Stefan back from the edge.  The ghosts from Jeremy’s past have a powerful message they’re trying to deliver to him, not to mention the impact they’re having on his relationship with Bonnie. And as Caroline and Tyler grow closer, a war erupts between their families.

 

GOSSIP GIRL** Returning Series **

Season 5 Premieres Monday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. ET

GOSSIP GIRL is based on the lives of privileged Manhattan prep school teens that learn all the important news and gossip from the all-knowing, albeit ultra-secretive, blogger Gossip Girl. The finale saw the return of Georgina and Constance Billard mean girls Kati and Is, a performance by Airborne Toxic Event and, some very juicy cliffhangers.

 

BORN TO BE – ** Returning MuchOriginal Series**

Premieres October (TBA)

From humble roots to world chart domination, this in-depth career capsulizer exposes the gritty details, life events, and character traits behind the best selling artists in the biz.  Each episode features performance highlights along with news, interviews, and video clips from Much’s extensive archive that showcase the pinnacle moments in the artist’s life.

It has been a wickedly good week for Todd & The Book of Pure Evil. Aircraft Pictures, Corvid Pictures, and Frantic Films in association with SPACE, are pleased to announce that the first season of Todd & The Book of Pure Evil received eight Gemini Award nominations this week:

 

Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series

Craig David Wallace (for A Farewell to Curtis’ Arm)

James Dunnison (for The Phantom of Crowley High)

 

Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series

Charles Picco (for The Phantom of Crowley High)

Garry Campbell (for Checkmate)

 

Best Picture Editing in a Comedy, Variety or Performing Arts Program or Series

D. Gillian Truster (for A Farewell To Curtis’ Arm)

 

Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series

Alex House, Maggie Castle, Bill Turnbull, Melanie Leishman, Chris Leavins, Jason Mewes, Angela Jill Guingcango (for The Phantom of Crowley High)

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role

Chris Leavins (for The Phantom of Crowley High)

 

Best Achievement in Casting

Sara Kay, Jim Heber, Jenny Lewis (for How To Make a Homunculus)

 

OTHER WICKED TODD NEWS:

FEARnet has added the first season of Todd & The Book of Pure Evil to its brand new Tuesday night ‘Twisted Comedy Block’ lineup, as part of the first wave of exclusive programming for FEARnet’s linear cable channel. Prior to the US network premiere that happened August 2, FEARnet promoted Todd & The Book of Pure Evil with an amazingly extensive billboard and bus-wrap campaign in NYC and LA.

While Season 2 of Todd & The Book of Pure Evil is currently being shot in Winnipeg, Season 1 is now available for download on iTunes in both Canada and the US.

(From a press release)

WHAT: Tune-in to FEARnet’s new “Twisted Comedy Block” featuring Todd & The Book of Pure Evil – part of the first wave of exclusive programming for FEARnet’s linear cable channel. 

WHEN: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Todd & The Book of Pure Evil is a supernatural comedy starring Alex House, Maggie Castle, Bill Turnbull, Melanie Leishman and Chris Leavins, and featuring Jason Mewes (Mallrats, Clerks).

It tells the story of a small-town high school kid trying to save the world. In each episode, Todd and his cohorts are pitted against the dark powers of a mysterious book that grants seemingly innocuous wishes with sinister, unexpected, cataclysmic, and downright satanic side effects. They’re fighting evil… with mixed results.

(From a press release)

9 p.m. ET/PT – Sunday, July 17 on Comedy Network

Curtis uses The Book to get a new arm, while Todd learns some disturbing news about his past and future.

9:30 p.m. ET/PT – Sunday, July 10 on Comedy Network

Todd is prophesized to be the Pure Evil one, by a chess champion, who uses the power of The Book to see the future.