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November 1, 2014

'Canada's Smartest Person': Are You Him/Her?

Are you smarter than a fifth grader, or so much more? Do you have the brains of Sheldon Cooper from 'The Big Bang Theory,' Temperance Brennan from 'Bones,' or 'Criminal Minds' Spencer Reid? Or maybe you've just taken past 'Test the Nation' IQ tests and did considerably well. Whether you are a genius, or just think you are, CBC is searching for the best and brightest the nation has to offer for...

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Justin Bieber Christmas Special: Coming Home to Canada

Canadian Beliebers are all hot and bothered now that Justin Bieber is coming back to town. The pop star is returning to Toronto to tape an exclusive holiday special for MuchMusic and CTV. 'MuchMusic Presents Justin Bieber: Home for the Holidays' is the perfect way to celebrate the fast-approaching yuletide season, as Biebs performs hits from his Christmas album, 'Under the Mistletoe,' his...

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Canada Says 'I Do' to 'Four Weddings'

People can't get enough of wedding shows, whether it shows a couple falling in love ('A Wedding Story'), nightmare brides from hell ('Bridezillas'), how a bride chose her wedding gown ('Say Yes to the Dress'), or how an overweight bride chose her wedding gown ('Bulging Brides'). 'Four Weddings' is, at times, exactly like these sister shows, and at other times in a world of its own. We'll...

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Christmas TV Specials 2011: When They're On, and What Channel

We've made a list, checked it more than twice and there are definitely movies and specials that are naughty and nice -- in other words, classic holiday fare for anyone and everyone. The holiday season has come rather rapidly, and in case you missed some of your favourites, don't sweat it. In typical TV form, they'll repeat, and sometimes on the same network (we're looking at you 'Frosty,'...

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Pamela Anderson as the Virgin Mary? Only in Canada

Think of actresses who can convincingly play the Virgin Mary. Got it? OK, who made the cut? Emma Watson? Chloe Moretz? Dakota Fanning? Mary was supposed to be about 14 years old when Jesus was born; otherwise, if she were older, names like Meryl Streep and Kate Winslet may have popped up. But how about Pamela Anderson? Yep, that Pamela Anderson. Well, it's happening in Canada, and for a...

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CBC Commits to Keep 'Coronation Street' Coming

The patrons at Rovers Return are raising their glasses and celebrating. No, not because Tracy has left town; CBC has signed a new deal to keep 'Coronation Street' on the air for the foreseeable future. Variety is reporting the Canadian broadcaster has inked a multi-year agreement with ITV Studios Global Entertainment and, for the first time, it includes digital rights enabling audiences to...

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ABC Family Finally Coming to Canada -- as ABC Spark

The world of television is a fickle one. Where procedurals and medical dramas once reigned supreme, they have since been taken over by reality shows and talent competitions. There is one exception, though. A genre that doesn't ever seem to fall by the wayside is the teen drama. From 'Beverly Hills, 90210' to 'Gossip Girl' to 'Pretty Little Liars,' soaps targeting teenagers (and let's face it, some...

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'Canada's Got Talent' Lands Martin Short as Judge

Well, 'Canada's Got Talent' is guaranteed to have at least one talent: Martin Short. The announcement was made Thursday morning on Breakfast Television and various radio shows across Canada that the Emmy- and Tony Award-winning star will join the judges' panel for the highly anticipated Citytv series. Short's diverse career will not only help him dole out words of wisdom to the contestants in...

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