Everything about Rick Mercer Report, eh?

Link: Rick Mercer ready to read to Canada at the Gillers

From Alex Strachan:

Rick Mercer was philosophical about being asked to host the Giller Prize. After all, it wasn’t as if the well-travelled raconteur and host of Rick Mercer Report expected to be home Monday, cocooning in front of the TV and munching on popcorn.

“No,” Mercer says over the phone, with his familiar wry laugh. “No popcorn for me. This time of year, when I’m in production on my show, there’s not a lot of sitting at home, munching on popcorn.” Continue reading. 

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Tonight: Rick Mercer Report, 22 Minutes, Bachelor Canada

Rick Mercer Report, CBC
Rick is in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland cod jigging with singer Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea and then he’s off to the Norwood Fall Fair in Ontario for lawn mower racing, taffy pulling, and fly ball races with dogs.

22 Minutes, CBC
This week on 22 Minutes, celebrity blogger and Alberta native, Kelly Oxford guest stars; MP Tony Clement ‘drops the mic’ on community radio with Mark Critch.

The Bachelor Canada, City – “The Women Tell All”
Join host Tyler Harcott as this season’s most memorable bachelorettes return to confront each other – and Tim – for one last chance to speak their minds and have all of their burning questions answered.

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Tonight: Rick Mercer Report, 22 Minutes, Degrassi, Why Horror?

Rick Mercer Report, CBC
Rick helps with the wheat harvest at a family farm in Camrose, Alberta and then heads to Barrington, Nova Scotia for a lesson in log-rolling.

22 Minutes, CBC
Toronto Maple Leaf Joffrey Lupul and Mark Critch get game ready; legendary correspondent Babe Bennett returns with her views on reproduction.

Degrassi, MTV – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
In the Season 14 premiere of DEGRASSI, Clare has a serious dilemma that will affect her entire future and confides in Alli. Zoë sees red when Becky tells her she’s too much of a distraction for the power cheer team. It’s time for Zoë to bring Becky down, literally. Miles and Tristan are getting close, but with his campaign in full swing, Mr. Hollingsworth is worried his son’s behaviour could damage his political prospects. An upset Miles decides to take annoying his father to a whole new level.

Why Horror? documentary, Super Channel
Why Horror? includes in-depth conversations with international horror filmmakers such as George A. Romero, Takashi Shimizu, Alexandre Aja, Ben Wheatley, Alex de la Iglesia and Canadian scare Queens Jen and Sylvia Soska, as well as countless other writers, historians, scientists and psychologists.

Ratings: Week of October 13

From Bill Brioux:

The week in Canada: Oct. 13 – 19
CBC saw it’s top drama, Murdoch Mysteries, pull 1,029,000 on a Thanksgiving Monday. Strange Empire followed at 9 with 312,000. Continue reading.

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Tonight: Rick Mercer Report, 22 Minutes, Bachelor Canada

Rick Mercer Report, CBC
Rick joins a Dalhousie University project tagging sharks in the ocean off Halifax and then he goes flour bombing with the Kingston Flying Club in Kingston, ON.

22 Minutes, CBC
NDP Leader, Thomas Mulcair and Calgary’s Mayor, Naheed Nenshi make special guest appearances.

Bachelor Canada, City
Bachelor Tim and the ladies visit Tuscany to experience the ultimate in romance…but when Bachelorette’s shocking indiscretion steals centre stage, Tim is left wondering who is here for the wrong reasons.