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Toronto Blue Jays wild card strikes out Kim’s Convenience debut for one week

The Toronto Blue Jays’ regular season thriller may have been a boon for fans, but it’s caused one major headache for the CBC. The Jays one-game wild card faceoff against the Baltimore Orioles goes Tuesday night … straight up against the highly-anticipated debut of Kim’s Convenience.

Knowing baseball will decimate everything else ratings-wise in primetime on Tuesday, the network decided to move Kim’s Convenience‘s debut to next Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 9 p.m. for two back-to-back episodes. The days of solely relying on overnight ratings is a thing of the past; live plus-7 is where it’s at in the numbers game, so I don’t totally understand the decision to do this, especially after all of the media coverage for Kim‘s touting this week’s bow.

The other show affected by this is Mr. D. Season 6 of Gerry Dee’s comedy was slated to return on Oct. 11 at 9:30 p.m. It will debut a week later on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 9:30 p.m. on CBC.

Created by Ins Choi first as a play for Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre, Kim’s Convenience tells the story of the Kims, a Korean-Canadian family who run a convenience store in downtown Toronto. Mr. and Mrs. Kim immigrated to Toronto in the 80’s to set up shop near Regent Park and had two kids, Jung and Janet who are now young adults. However, when Jung was 16, he and Appa had a major falling out involving a physical fight, stolen money and Jung leaving home. Father and son have been estranged since.

Kim’s Convenience stars Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Appa, Jean Yoon as Umma, Simu Liu as Jung, Andrea Bang as Janet and Andrew Phung as Kimchee.

Kim’s Convenience debuts Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 9 and 9:30 p.m. on CBC.

Mr. D returns Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 9:30 p.m. on CBC.

Image courtesy of CBC.

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History’s No. 1 series Vikings raids Wednesday nights beginning November 30

From a media release:

#Slay. HISTORY’s critically-acclaimed original series Vikings returns with all-new episodes to a new night and time, Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning November 30. This fall, the riveting series welcomes Toronto Blue Jays’ third baseman and American League MVP Josh Donaldson, making his acting debut as Hoskuld, a Viking warrior. With more than 7.6 million Canadians* tuning in to the first half of Season 4 last spring, Vikings slayed the competition, earning top spot as the #1 Series across Specialty and remains HISTORY’s #1 Series of the year.**.

Earlier this season, a humiliated Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) disappeared after being defeated by his brother Rollo (Clive Standen) in a monumental battle in Paris. The series then took an enormous leap forward during the midseason finale, time-jumping to a new era in its characters’ lives. In the midseason premiere (Wednesday, November 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT), Ragnar’s reappearance in Kattegat triggers a chain of events no one – except the Seer – could have ever imagined. He unexpectedly arrives home to see what has become of his sons, and to handle unfinished business in Wessex with King Ecbert (Linus Roache). Meanwhile, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) plans a power play in Kattegat, and Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) prepares to fulfill his long-held dream to explore the Mediterranean in a sleek new boat built for him by Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård).

This fall, fans can also delve into the next installments of the in-depth Real Vikings documentary series. First, Vikings creator Michael Hirst, actor Clive Standen, and a host of experts sort through historic accounts, Icelandic sagas and archaeological discoveries to gain insight into the real lives of Ragnar Lothbrok and his famous sons, Bjorn Ironside and Ivar the Boneless in Real Vikings: Ragnar and His Sons. Then, from shield maidens and sorceresses, to queens and slaves, Vikings stars Katheryn Winnick and Alyssa Sutherland join leading experts to reveal the different roles women played amongst Norse society in Real Vikings: Viking Women.

Fans can catch up on past seasons of Vikings on HISTORY.ca, HISTORY on Demand, HISTORY Go app, shomi, and iTunes.

Hirst serves as executive producer along with Morgan O’Sullivan of World 2000 (The Count of Monte CristoThe Tudors), Sheila Hockin (The TudorsPenny Dreadful), John Weber of Take 5 Productions (The TudorsThe Borgias), Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer and James Flynn (The TudorsThe Borgias).

Vikings is an international Canadian/Irish co-production by Take 5 Productions and World 2000. HISTORY broadcasts both domestically in Canada and the U.S. MGM Television is the worldwide distributor outside of Ireland and Canada. Vikings is produced in association with Corus Entertainment.

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Kids Help Phone Auction: The Super Ultimate Blue Jays Fanatical Past & Present Pack

blue_jays1The Super Ultimate Blue Jays Fanatical Past & Present Pack: One Delgado/Wells/Bautista 40th anniversary Bobblehead (pristine, in box!), two autographed baseballs (catcher Josh Thole and Blue Jays great Lloyd Moseby!), one AL East Division Champions 2015 pennant, one size large, coveted “Edwing” stadium giveaway t-shirt and one MLB Network Blue Jays Uniform tote bag. Donated by Denis McGrath. Value: at least $300.

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History Summons Josh Donaldson to “Bring the Rain” in New Season of Vikings

From a media release:

As the February 18th season four premiere of HISTORY’s Vikings draws closer, Canada’s #1 specialty entertainment program* gives a familiar face and heavy-hitter a guest starring role. Toronto Blue Jays third baseman and 2015 American League MVP Josh Donaldson is heading to Ireland this week to film an episode of Vikings in which he will have a speaking role. A massive fan of the Canadian-Irish drama, Donaldson recently Tweeted a photounveiling a striking, new Viking-esque hairstyle inspired by the lead character, Ragnar.

Two-time All-Star Donaldson will play the role of Hoskuld, a Viking warrior of great skill, in an episode that will air later this year as part of the fourth season.

In the upcoming season of Vikings, betrayal is everywhere as the powers begin to shift. Following the Vikings’ successful raid of Paris in season three, Ragnar is the most feared and respected leader in the Western World. However, his victory is short-lived as he is surrounded by those who seek his undoing.

Vikings is an international Irish/Canadian co-production being co-produced by World 2000 and Take 5 Productions. HISTORY broadcasts both domestically in Canada and in the U.S. MGM Television is the worldwide distributor outside of Ireland and CanadaVikings is produced in association with Shaw Media.

The new season of Vikings premieres Thursday, February 18th at 10pm ET/PT on HISTORY.

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