Upcoming episode: X-Weighted, July 12, Slice
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Episode 2 – “Last Chance to Dance”

NICOLE’s story (Toronto)

Airdate: Thursday, July 12, 2007, 8 p.m. ET

Repeats:

  • Thursday, July 12, 2007, 11 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, July 14, 2007, 11 a.m. ET
  • Sunday, July 15, 2007, 7 p.m. ET
  • Monday, July 16, 2007, 9 a.m. ET
  • Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 3 p.m. ET

Dancing was Nicole’s life’s ambition until she contracted West Nile Virus Meningitis at 18 and spiralled into depression and weight gain. Now a 22-year old university student, Nicole is determined to audition for the Raptors Dance Pak, but when Paul takes Nicole to a rehearsal to watch the dance pros in action, she’s humiliated by how big she is compared to them. Nicole is convinced she has the moves, but can’t even face a dance class until she’s slimmed down.




From a media release:

  • Production underway with story of three way partnership between
    Bigstone Cree Nation, Bronco Energy and Bronco Drilling

OLN together with Edmonton based Anaid Productions announced today that principal photography has started on season 2 of the original OLN series “The Rig: Oil Sands.” In the new season, travel to the Athabasca oil sands belt on Bigstone Cree Nation land in the Wabasca/Desmarais area of Alberta where hundreds of young people struggle to hit pay dirt in the greatest blue-collar cash haul since the gold rush. This season, the series goes in a new direction, following the unprecedented partnership between Alberta’s Bigstone Cree Nation, Bronco Energy and Bronco Drilling. “The Rig: Oil Sands” will also feature Rig Manager Donny Macphee, the fiery leader of the rig crew featured in season one.

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From the Hollywood Reporter:



In the news: Triple Sensation’s Broadway guest stars
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Lisa Abel of the Canadian Press recaps Triple Sensation:

  • Broadway stars share secrets of success with ‘Triple Sensation’ finalists
    “Chita Rivera and Joel Grey, two of Broadway’s most recognized “triple sensations,” had some words of advice Monday for contestants in a CBC-TV reality show. ‘You don’t become a triple sensation (singer, actor and dancer) just waking up in the morning,’ said Grey, participating with Rivera in a master class for 12 young finalists in the show Triple Sensation debuting this fall.”

From Kenneth Jones of Playbill:




John Doyle of the Globe and Mail on the reaction to the proposed changes to the Canadian Television Fund:

  • What’s sending a shiver through Canadian TV writers, actors
    “Essentially this means that the money from the cable and satellite companies would be directed solely to commercial, hit programs. The other money, from the government, would go to “cultural programs.” The culture stuff would have to be 100-per-cent Canadian. That is, according to the arcane points system for assessing Canadianness, the project would get 10 out of 10 points. In the other area – the drama and comedy series, the made-for-TV movies and miniseries, essentially – the project would only be required to get eight out of 10 points.