For Canadian Eyes Only: CTV Reveals 2014 Fall Schedule

Press Release: CTV unveiled today a powerful 2014/15 primetime schedule featuring a peerless mix of returning Top 20 hits and television’s most-promising new programs, immediately strengthening Canada’s most-watched network. Delivering the most reliable television schedule available in North America, CTV has maximized scheduling opportunities, made strategic timeslot moves, and introduced key new series on four out of seven nights and in all timeslots. In addition to its previously announced new acquisitions of nine new dramas and two new comedies, CTV also revealed today it has secured two more instant hits for its fall schedule: America’s #1 new comedy, THE MILLERS, and Sunday-night success story RESURRECTION. In total, CTV’s fall schedule features 19 hours of primetime simulcast programming weekly, more than any other Canadian network. CTV’s 2014/15 schedule – featuring six new dramas and two new comedies premiering this fall – will be presented by Phil King, President – CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming, at the #CTVUpfront presentation today in Toronto.

Remarked King: “Some networks program to women, others to men. We’re not the home of comedy, nor the home of drama. CTV is the home of hit television, delivering mass audiences every night of the week, in every timeslot, in every genre. It’s the result of programming diversity, scheduling balance, and staying ahead of trends, all which are represented in our new schedule.” [Read more...]

Mark Your Calendars: Your Definitive Guide to Summer 2014′s New and Returning TV Shows

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Summer television has been always a bit unpredictable as the Big 5 networks used to avoid launching new original programming during the summer months since so many television watchers were enjoying the great outdoors. But after a decade or more of watching cable television secure significant audiences for summer run TV shows, the Big 5 have begun to dabble with summer programming.

That does not mean it is any easier to figure out what TV shows are on or which are worth checking out. So in order to try to provide a list of what TV shows are upcoming to keep an eye out for and which to sample, here is a nice quick reference list for the Summer 2014: [Read more...]

Check Out DISORDERLY

Check out DISORDERLY, a funny new web series about three buddies who work as orderlies in a mental health center and have more issues than their patients. The show follows Mookie, Lionel and Ira, as they balance their disorders with those of the patients. The show uses honest and grounded humor as a way into the very prevalent issue of mental health. More info can be found at wearedisorderly on Facebook.

Holding Out for a Hero: A Closer Look at STAN LEE’S MIGHTY 7

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Stan Lee certainly is a busy man. He’s currently in the midst of remaking the Marvel classic The Fantastic Four, a sequel to the Avengers, and is also looking forward to releasing Stan Lee’s Mighty 7: Beginnings next week.

Lee’s Mighty 7s will see him lending a hand to a group of aliens who want to learn how to become superheroes. And who better to deal with the task? As former president of Marvel Comics, Lee’s lifetime of work includes co-creating some of todays best loved superheroes, including Spiderman, the Hulk, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man and X-Men. [Read more...]

Attention TV Addicts: Writers Wanted!

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You don’t just like television, you love it… so much so that when you hear the word “gladiator”, you’re more likely to think about Olivia Pope’s staff than those dudes fighting lions in ancient Rome. If asked to choose between your sister’s wedding and that of Becket and Castle, you’d send sis an extra special gift along with your regrets.

Don’t worry, we’re not judging. In fact, you’re our kind of people.

And that means that you’re probably just itching to share your TV-related musings with the world. Sure, you live-tweet THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, but 160-characters can’t begin to capture what you really want to say! And while you love recapping who did what to whom on GAME OF THRONES, your family has instituted a strict “No Westeros Talk” at the dinner table.

We understand. And we’re hear to help. [Read more...]

In the Mix: Adan Canto and Frankie Shaw Dish on MIXOLOGY

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By: Victoria Nelli

I spoke with two of the stars of the new ABC spring breakout hit MIXOLOGY. The flirty bartender, Dominic played by Adan Canto and extremely competitive, Fab played by Frankie Shaw. We talked about what you will see in tonight’s episode, what we can expect to see in their back-story, and what other character in the show do they love. [Read more...]

Get to Know the ALPHA GIRLS

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Bravo’s got competition in the arena of shows with sassy, smart, successful women. Mnet America (available on most cable networks) is jumping into the game with ALPHA GIRLS. Premiering tonight at 8pm, the show captures the hustle and grit behind the careers of four strong Asian-American/Asian women (Pictured above is Mina Kwon, Hip-hop illustrator, artist and professional doodler with her biggest inspiration Pharrell Williams)at the top of their games in the worlds of music, fashion, and art. The eight episode season will be available to watch online as well.

Must Read TV: Series Finales Are The Worst!

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By: Victoria Nelli

With the HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER finale coming up I decided to talk about finales, and what I think about them. So here it is, if you’re going to end my show, and take it off the air you better give me a good ending. You better tie up all of the loose ends, finish every story arc, and make sure all of my favorite characters get everything they want out of life. Am I asking for too much? I don’t think so! As an avid TV watcher I think I am well versed enough to say that a good finale can make or break a whole series. Usually, the show is ending because the ratings are sinking, or a cast member wants out. Only in rare cases the producer chooses to end the show for creative reasons, such as BREAKING BAD. (Which was a fantastic finale)

In my opinion a finale is supposed to put you at ease, or at least that’s what I look for in a finale. At the end of the episode when I see the Executive Producer title card come up I want to feel relieved, and emotional because of how moving it was and because everything I have ever wanted for the main characters has happened. Since the pilot episode we invest our time and emotion into these characters, we want good things to happen to them.

J.D. (Zach Braff) in the SCRUBS finale said “Endings are never easy, I always build them up so much in my head, they can’t possibly live up to my expectations and I just end up disappointed, I’m not even sure why it matters to me so much how things end.” Whether we realize it or not we do the same thing. From the first episode we map out these lives for our favorite characters and we realize what we want for them. Sure, there will probably will be some jaw dropping moments throughout the shows run that will make us change our minds a dozen times, but we still have that small hope that things turned out the way we always imagined. And when they don’t turn out how we hoped they would we freak out, boycott the show (even though it’s already over) we are so mad and don’t know what to do about it. [Read more...]

CASTLE Previewpalooza: “Dressed to Kill” Sneak Peek! (feat. Special Guest Star Frances Fisher)

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Monday January 27th episode of CASTLE. Direct from ABC, “When the assistant to Modern Fashion Magazine’s dictatorial editor Matilda King (guest star Franes fisher) is found murdered, Castle and Beckett are thrust into the glitzy, ruthless world of high fashion in their search for the killer. Meanwhile Beckett’s history in the modelling world gets her access to a very special wedding surprise.” [Read more...]