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New tonight: 22 Minutes on CBC with “David Suzuki”

This week on 22 Minutes …

Environmental Mania 2009 with David Suzuki (Shaun Majumder). And why you should be cautious when posting photos on Facebook with Cathy Jones and Chad McGrath (Mark Critch).

22 Minutes with audience favorites Mark Critch, Gavin Crawford, Geri Hall, Cathy Jones, and Shaun Majumder airs Tuesday, December 01, 2009 at 8:30 pm on CBC Television.

Unfair and unbalanced. The news will never look the same. Armed with political satire, sketch comedy and parody in this 17th season beloved characters return and new characters emerge to share the spotlight.

Sneak peek of Spectacle airs Dec. 11 on CTV

From a media release:

CTV Welcomes U2’s Bono and The Edge to Canada with Dec. 11 Season 2 Sneak Peek of SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH…

CTV announced today a special holiday sneak peek of Season 2 of SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH… featuring special guests Bono and The Edge. Premiering Friday, December 11 at 10 p.m. ET on CTV (visit to confirm local broadcast times), the special episode marks the first time CTV’s critically-acclaimed original music/talk series has been taped in Canada. The top-secret performance caught Torontonians by surprise last September, creating a fan frenzy when locals realized Bono and The Edge were appearing at CTV’s historic Masonic Temple studio, joining an impressive lineage of rock royalty that have performed in the building. The rest of the seven-part season will be seen in its entirety as part of CTV’s mid-season schedule.

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Flashpoint Season 1 DVD review

From Michael Simpson of CinemaSpy:

  • ‘Flashpoint’ Follows the Right Procedure: But fans won’t be arrested by the Season 1 DVD extras
    “The Toronto-shot procedural Flashpoint has been an outstanding success in the annals of Canadian television. The series is a big hit with viewers in its native country and the 19 Gemini nominations that it received this year testify to the high regard Canada’s industry professionals have for the show. Even more impressive, perhaps, has been the success Flashpoint has achieved in the United States. During its summer run on CBS, the first season w was the network’s top original scripted series. Not since Due South has a Canadian show achieved that sort of success in a TV landscape where procedurals breed like proverbial rabbits.” Read more.

Shattered with Callum Keith Rennie starts production

From a media release:

E1 Entertainment and Force Four Films Announce Start of Production on Canwest Original Television Series Shattered

  • Callum Keith Rennie to star as homicide detective with a secret
  • Molly Parker joins talented cast

E1 Entertainment and Force Four Films announced today that principal photography is underway on the Canadian original television series, Shattered. The series stars acclaimed actor Callum Keith Rennie (24, FlashForward, Battlestar Galactica, Californication) who plays a smart and unconventional homicide detective with a chilling secret. Gemini-Award winning actor, Camille Sullivan (Intelligence, Reunion, Da Vinci’s Inquest) plays Amy Lynch, Rennie’s new partner on the homicide squad. Molly Parker (The Road, Deadwood, Swingtown) is set to play Rennie’s wife, Ella. This raw and emotional drama series is filming in and around Vancouver. Shattered is scheduled to air on Showcase in 2010, and is currently being shopped in the US by E1 Entertainment.

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Tonight: Corner Gas – “Merry Gasmas” on CTV

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In the classic CORNER GAS episode “Merry Gasmas”, Lacey (Gabrielle Miller) decides to head home to Toronto for the holidays. Along the way, she crosses paths with characters played by Gavin Crawford (THE GAVIN CRAWFORD SHOW, THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES), Roman Danylo (COMEDY INC.) and Dan Redican (PUPPETS WHO KILL, THE FRANTICS). Meanwhile, although Brent (Brent Butt) sticks in Dog River for the holidays, he must find a way to cope when he finds out that his mother (Janet Wright, The Perfect Storm) wants a conventional Christmas, ditching years of unconventional LeRoy family tradition.