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Jann Arden guests on Robson Arms

From CTV:

Jann Arden Gets Cameo Treatment on Robson Arms, March 10 on CTV

The always-hilarious Jann Arden plays an aggressive speed-dater when Fred (Haig Sutherland) attends a “Hasty-Date” event in an all-new episode of Robson Arms, premiering Saturday, March 10 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Robson Arms continues to air Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on The Comedy Network and on demand on The CTV Broadband Network at CTV.ca.

Jolted into action by the gruesome demise of a single neighbour, Fred decides he needs more in life than X-Box and a brain in a goldfish bowl. He attends a speed-dating event and meets a fellow dater (played by Jann Arden) who knows exactly what she wants in a man and isn’t afraid to share it! When his attempt at obtaining a “Hasty-Date” only results in creating a blight on the organizer’s 100 per cent success rate, Fred doggedly pursues a friendship with Carol (Linda Kash), a Robson Arms newcomer.

In other upcoming episodes:

  • “Misery, Inc.” (March 17 on CTV): With no job prospects and Yuri (John Cassini) pressuring her for the rent money, Sault (Alisen Down) takes a temporary position at Strategic Consolidated to make ends meet. The “wasteland” is brightened when Sault meets her match, the verbally venomous Perry Sound (Chris William Martin). But is this a match made in heaven or hell?
  • “Daughter of Frankenstein” (March 24 on CTV): Carol’s (Linda Kash) enjoying the single, unfettered life until her teenaged daughter, Georgia (Tegan Moss), shows up one dark and stormy night. Georgia rejects her mother’s attempt at bonding, but seeks attention by wreaking havoc in the building. Can the two ever be on equal footing — or in the same headspace, as the case may be?
  • “Wayne’s World” (March 31 on CTV): When Wayne (Peter DeLuise) is served with divorce papers, he makes a last ditch – and morally suspect – attempt to save his long lost marriage. But Wayne’s almost-ex, Dawn (Kelly-Ruth Mercier), quickly figures out that Wayne’s flair for fiction has degenerated into a pathological problem. Can Wayne stop lying? But more importantly, can he allow Dawn to give up a real future to live a lie?

Viewers who missed the first five episodes of Robson Arms can catch up on The CTV Broadband Network (at CTV.ca or TheComedyNetwork.ca). Each week, new episodes will be available on demand for free following its television broadcast on CTV and The Comedy Network.

Visit the Robson Arms Web site at RobsonArms.com.

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Global Currents returns March 10

From Global:

Global Television, along with Global National’s Kevin Newman, are pleased to present another season of the critically acclaimed “Global Currents” documentary series.

Launching March 10 th at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Global Television, each weekly, one-hour, independently-produced documentary showcases the talents of Canada’s best socio-political, environmental, humanist and scientific documentary filmmakers.

“Global Currents” reflects a new journalism: character-driven stories about socially relevant issues important to all Canadians. Documentaries in this strand were selected for their original content and unique context while providing a distinctly Canadian point of view.

“Global Currents” Season Two Premieres and Encore Presentation Schedule:

  • March 10 – Homefront
  • March 17 – Thin Ice
  • March 24 – Polygamy’s Lost Boys (encore)
  • March 31 – Shattered Dreams
  • April 7 – Corporations in the Classroom
  • April 21 – Homefront (encore)
  • April 28 – Damage Done: The Drug War Odyssey (encore)
  • May 5 – Big Business, Big Union, Small Town

*Broadcast schedules are subject to change.

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Bathroom Divas season finale

WHO WILL BE OPERA’S NEXT PAVAROTTI?
The season finale of Bathroom Divas airs March 17 at 9pm ET
(Encore presentation – March 20 at 8pm ET)

After a cross-country search for the next opera star, the ultimate “Bathroom Diva” will be revealed in the season finale of Bathroom Divas: So You Want To Be An Opera Star?, an exciting six-part, one-hour documentary series produced by Kaleidoscope Entertainment for Bravo!. The season finale airs Saturday, March 17 at 9pm ET on Bravo!, with an encore presentation Tuesday, March 20 at 8pm ET.

From auditions in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax, six finalists were hand-picked to participate in an intensive opera boot camp in Toronto. In the final episode three opera hopefuls remain: Paul Abelha, a construction worker from Hamilton, Ontario; Elaine Jean Brown, a part-time model/administrative assistant from Calgary, Alberta; and Phillip Holmes, a student from Norway Bay, Quebec. After weeks of training with Mary Lou Fallis (soprano professor/comedienne), Tom Diamond (opera director/drama coach), Daniel Lichti (bass-baritone/professor) and Liz Upchurch (pianist/vocal coach), only one of the protégés will ultimately win the top prize – a debut performance at the Orpheum Theatre with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra led by esteemed conductor Bramwell Tovey in front of an audience of thousands.

For more information and updates, please visit www.bathroomdivas.com.

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