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Link: Former ‘Dragons’ Den’ judge Bruce Croxon back on TV with ‘The Disruptors’

From Jim Slotek of Postmedia Network:

Former ‘Dragons’ Den’ judge Bruce Croxon back on TV with ‘The Disruptors’
Why isn’t Bruce Croxon a Dragons’ Den dragon anymore? Blame it on the dogs.

A year ago, the digital entrepreneur and LavaLife.com founder left the show saying it was taking up too much of his time, and he was, “tip-toeing away from TV.” Continue reading.

Tonight: Young Drunk Punk, Survivorman, Dragons’ Den, X Company

Young Drunk Punk, City – “Space Invaders”
When Shinky (Atticus Mitchell) becomes a guitarist in Calgary’s hottest band, Ian (Tim Carlson) sets off to find his own talent as a critic for the local newsletter – but friend becomes foe when Ian agrees to review Shinky’s concert. Meanwhile, Lloyd (Bruce McCulloch) finds his own nemesis while trying to photograph a skunk, and Belinda (Allie Macdonald) takes a piece of advice to heart by stepping up at work, but learns that being in charge doesn’t always mean being happy. Breakfast Television Calgary news anchor Ted Henley makes a cameo appearance.

Survivor Man: Finding Bigfoot, OLN – “Klemtu”
Canada’s favourite survivalist comes home. Canadian Screen Award winner Les Stroud returns to OLN with six special episodes of Survivorman, focused on the elusive Bigfoot. Les Stroud dives deep and puts his reputation on the line to either prove or disprove the existence of a species of man-like primate thought to have become extinct after the last Ice Age: the elusive and mythical Gigantopithecus (e.g., Sasquatch and Bigfoot). On the season premiere, Survivorman Les Stroud’s current quest takes him to the wilderness of Klemtu, an Indian reserve on the coastal fjords of British Columbia, to investigate hundreds of reports of Bigfoot sightings by local residents. Is it myth or fact? One thing is for sure, Klemtu is an environment where large animals could exist indefinitely.

Dragons’ Den, CBC – season finale
After an exciting ninth season that featured new Dragons, unforgettable pitches and record-setting deals, the DRAGONS’ DEN season finale takes viewers outside the Den to find out what it takes to get to the top. This special “Success” episode celebrates some of the Dragons’ most successful deals in the Den, as well as some of the biggest accomplishments in their own lives and businesses. Tune in as the Dragons reflect on their careers, each sharing their personal keys to success, and how they got to where they are today.

X Company, CBC – “Into the Fire”
As Paris is torn by a massive roundup of Jews, the team must help an early Holocaust witness bring his story to Allied leaders. Meanwhile, German agents close in on Aurora and Alfred.

Ratings: Week of March 16

From Numeris:

Top Programs – Total Canada

  • #10 Masterchef Canada – 1.659 million
  • #17 Murdoch Mysteries – 1.261 million
  • #19 Motive – 1.154 million
  • #21 Rick Mercer Report – 1.082 million
  • #26 Marketplace – 969,000
  • #27 Dragons’ Den – 960,000
  • #29 Heartland – 950,000

Tonight: Young Drunk Punk, Dragons’ Den, X Company, Big Brother Canada, Hockey Wives

Young Drunk Punk, City – “Sound Judgement”
Determined to cure Ian’s (Tim Carlson) music snobbery, Shinky (Atticus Mitchell) puts him through a gauntlet of horrible bands – all in the pursuit of love. Meanwhile, Lloyd (Bruce McCulloch) tries to prove he’s not prejudice by inviting Belinda’s (Allie MacDonald) Pakistani boyfriend for dinner, but accidentally invites the wrong man.

Dragons’ Den, CBC
A company hopes to scare the Dragons into joining an apocalyptic deal; an entrepreneur thinks a cap in hand presentation will win the Dragons over; and a product has the Dragons debating whether or not the concept will be a write off. Plus, the Dragons blow their cork on a sour situation.

X Company, CBC – “Quislings”
The team reaches Paris, tasked with assassinating French civilians who collaborate with the Nazis. As Aurora and Neil face ghosts from their past, Tom discovers a man carrying Germany’s darkest secret.

Big Brother Canada, Global
It’s eviction night in the Big Brother Canada house. Who will be sent packing? Who will become HOH?

Hockey Wives, W Network
Tiffany escapes the LA gossip to house hunt in Vegas, as Emilie wishes to stay in one place. Meanwhile Noureen and Ryan adjust to the idea of parenting as Martine is happy to head back to work. Life’s changing fast for the wives as they manage big moves, big promotions, and bigger bellies.

Dragons’ Den closes out Season 9 with special season finale

From a media release:

After an exciting ninth season that featured new Dragons, unforgettable pitches and record-setting deals, the DRAGONS’ DEN season finale takes viewers outside the Den to find out what it takes to get to the top. This special “Success” episode celebrates some of the Dragons’ most successful deals in the Den, as well as some of the biggest accomplishments in their own lives and businesses. Tune in as the Dragons reflect on their careers, each sharing their personal keys to success, and how they got to where they are today.

After eight seasons on DRAGONS’ DEN and a remarkable rise to success in the marketing industry, Arlene Dickinson has proven that any obstacle can be overcome with perseverance. In this special episode, Arlene recounts the devastating flood that wiped out most of Calgary’s downtown core, including the headquarters of Venture Communications, a company she transformed from a small marketing agency to a national firm.  Arlene will also update audiences on the progress of one of her most successful deals to date, as she visits Pur Gum’s manufacturing plant just outside of Zurich, Switzerland.

The special then visits Vikram Vij in his hometown of Vancouver, where through hard work and passion, he has turned a group of restaurants and consumer products into a global brand. Vikram’s latest venture is building a new flagship restaurant, a huge addition to an already impressive food empire. Audiences will have a chance to catch up with the husband-and-wife team behind Casalinga Foods’ cabbage rolls, who made a deal with Vikram this past season. Vikram shares his expertise, working with them to find ways to more efficiently manufacture their product.

From Toronto to the Bahamas, to Florida, viewers will witness Michael Wekerle applying his “all or nothing” attitude to both work and play, gaining insight into what really makes him tick. Michael reflects on his early days in the stock market, his secrets to success, and how philanthropy has come to play a pivotal role in his life today. One of his most notable deals, which happened early on in the season, was with Alicia Woods, owner of Covergalls, a brand of coveralls specifically designed for women. Michael travels to a Sudbury mine to check in on the progress of the company, and hears what women have to say about the product.

In the midst of a nationwide speaking tour, David Chilton reflects on the many deals he has made over the course of his three seasons on the show, explaining why he is such a hands-on investor. He checks in on one of his most recent deals, surprising the team from Nonna Pia’s Balsamic Reduction with some exciting news at a grocery store in Toronto.

Finally, the show catches up with Jim Treliving in Hawaii where he celebrates the 50th anniversary of Boston Pizza with hundreds of franchisees from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Jim shares his thoughts on what it means to be successful and why he has no plans to let up anytime soon. He also meets with the team behind Velofix to offer them business advice on growing a franchise, and to help them congratulate the company’s first group of franchisees.