Motive, CTV – “The One That Got Away”
Angie’s (Kristin Lehman) home life is about to change forever as she comes to grips with her son Manny (Cameron Bright) heading off to college. Although, there’s little time to reflect on her new empty-nester status when a brutal crime focuses her attention on another young man. Navigating a maze of red herrings and investigative dead ends, it takes all of Angie’s experience and training to right the wrongs of the past as she races against time to catch a killer before he kills again.
From Jaime Woo of the Toronto Standard:
OutTV’s Canadian Cop-Out
Here’s the thing: OutTV sounds embarrassed by its Canadian content. Yet if OutTV is in such dire straits with its Canadian programming, why not throw a Hail Mary then and go for some really interesting, out there stuff? It doesn’t even need to be expensive. Take a look at Comedy Central, the American channel that built itself up with the Daily Show, Colbert Report, Tosh.0, and other talking head shows. The biggest question is—and without knowing the financials or how syndication deals are structured at OutTV—how did New Addams Family became the poster child for queer television? Especially when Canadians are or were behind huge chunks of Degrassi, Lost Girl, and Wonderfalls. Read more.
From a media release:
CABLE PULLER TO ICE CLIMBER TARA GAUCHER SELECTED AS MY TOP 10 HOST ON TRAVEL+ESCAPE
- Series Begins Production In Iceland
- Original Series Premieres Fall 2013
Travel+Escape is proud to announce the winner of the Travel+Escape’s My Top 10 Travel Host Search is Edmonton, Alberta born Tara Gaucher. Production begins in Iceland on the new hour-long documentary series Travel+Escape’s My Top 10, and premieres fall 2013.
With over 500 entries there was no shortage of talent, but it was twenty-seven-year-old Tara Gaucher’s, funny and engaging personality and anecdotes that separated her from her competitors. A born entertainer and seasoned traveller thanks to her love of dance, stand-up comedy and performing, Tara’s quick-witted charm and thirst for knowledge proved she could hold her own when providing viewers with the kind of engaging adventure travel Travel+Escape fans have come to love.
Tara’s journey begins with her dream destination, Iceland. There, she’ll shoot the pilot episode for My Top 10 and begin her new Travel+Escape Digital Magazine column detailing her travels and giving audiences a behind the scenes look, as she tastes local delicacies like sheep’s head and puffin. While there she’ll take her body to the limits as she glacier hikes, ice climbs and gets the chance to train with one of her heroes, the fittest woman in the world, Iceland Annie.
From a media release:
DE-CLUTTERING EXPERT JILL POLLACK RETURNS TO TRANSFORM THE LIVES AND HOMES OF CANADA’S MOST DISORGANIZED FAMILIES
- Second season of Consumed premieres Sat., June 1 at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT on HGTV Canada
HGTV Canada’s extreme home experiment, Consumed is returning for a second season of home de-cluttering with host Jill Pollack – a former television producer turned celebrity home organizational expert. This season, Pollack pushes families overwhelmed by stuff further than ever before by taking them on an intense physical and emotional journey where each family must survive for a gruelling two weeks with only the bare essentials. While Jill deals with the underlying emotional clutter, resident handyman Darren Doyle takes on the challenge of making their physical space more functional. Produced by Paperny Entertainment, Consumed (9 x 60’) season two premieres Sat., June, 1 at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT on HGTV Canada.
From packing up their own home to confronting emotional issues and clutter, Jill is there for the families in each episode to better their lives.
EPISODE 1: THE TAIT MACDONALDS
Sat., June 1 at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT
Career-woman Trish Tait-MacDonald had no idea what she was in for when she had twins. Trying to stay on top of the house, the kids, and her job has left the state of the house in chaos. And where’s hubby Bruce in all this? If he is not at work, he is out hunting. In this two-week de-cluttering experiment, Jill attempts to get this couple back on track and working as a team. But stubborn Bruce gives Jill a run for her money.
EPISODE 2: THE KERRS
Sat., June 8 at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT
With four kids under the age of eight, including three-year old twins, the Kerr family is overwhelmed by stuff. Heather, in an attempt to be supermom, home-schools her kids and buys them an excess of toys – even ones they don’t want. The toys have added to their already cluttered space which contributes to their overwhelmed household and rocky marriage. Hubby Mike can’t face the clutter and has removed himself both mentally and physically from the situation. Heather and Mike constantly fight about the mess and the kids are starting to feel their stress. With the clutter gone during this two-week experiment, real issues are exposed and the couple realizes their relationship is in serious jeopardy.
For full episodes after they air and exclusive photos visit www.hgtv.ca.
From a media release:
SHAW MEDIA SPECIALTY CHANNELS REIGN OVER THE COMPETITION
- Home of Canada’s top 5 specialty entertainment programs of the broadcast year including VIKINGS
- Shaw Media owns dominant share of top 10/20 ranked specialty channels
Shaw Media’s specialty channels are experiencing a record season, outperforming the competition in multiple demos and dominating the country’s television landscape. With an industry leading growth of 9% (vs Fall 2012**), Shaw Media owns four of the Top 10 and eight of the Top 20 specialty channels and has a complete lock on the top five specialty entertainment programs. In addition, National Geographic Canada, Slice™, Food Network Canada and Action, each achieved all-time audience highs in their best seasons ever (A25-54*).
Shaw Media owned the three biggest premieres of the year, with viewers flocking to HISTORY for The Bible and VIKINGS, and to Slice™ for Big Brother Canada. The series dominate the top five entertainment specialty programs for the year across Adults 25-54 and Women 25-54****. VIKINGS currently reigns as the number one specialty drama of the broadcast year and Big Brother Canada comes in as the number one reality series of the year across specialty****.
*–Source: BBM Canada Meter data, Total Canada, 12/31/12 – 4/21/13 (some data unconfirmed)
**–Source: All data is based on English Specialty stations, Total Canada audiences, M-Su 2a-2a, BBM Canada PPM Data. Dates = Spr’12 (Jan2-May27/12), Fall’12 (Aug27-Dec30/12), Spr’13 (Dec31/12-Apr22/13)
***–Source: BBM Canada, PPM data 4/15/13
**** Source: BBM Canada PPM data, 8/27/12-4/21/13