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Million Dollar Neighbourhood renewed

From a media release:

Million Dollar Neighbourhood Renewed for a Second Season on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) 

  • Series is looking for the Next Million Dollar Neighbourhood

Corus Entertainment’s OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) is pleased to announce that Million Dollar Neighbourhood has been greenlit for a second season which is slated to air in 2013. The series, produced by Force Four Entertainment Inc. in association with OWN (Canada), follows 100 families in one community as they attempt to raise their collective net worth by $1 million in only 10 weeks.

 “Million Dollar Neighourhood has been a huge success for the network and is one of the highest rated series on OWN (Canada),” said Vibika Bianchi, Vice President, Original Programming, Lifestyle, Reality, Factual Entertainment, Corus Entertainment. “We’re delighted that Canadians have embraced the show and that it has inspired people to take action in their own communities.”  

Force Four Entertainment Inc. and OWN (Canada) are searching for the next adventurous community to take part in Season Two of Million Dollar Neighborhood. Communities who are interested in participating in the inspiring movement that’s sweeping the nation can click here for details on the application process. Applicants are also encouraged to champion their hometown on Facebook at Facebook.com/MillionDollarNeighbourhood.

Audiences won’t want to miss the dramatic final three episodes of Season One beginning this Sunday, as the families in Aldergrove, British Columbia learn once and for all whether they have reached their million dollar goal. Viewers can join the families on the final leg of their journey as they take on their biggest and most grueling tasks yet, complete with shocking twists – from a colossal renovating challenge in episode eight to the final challenge beginning in episode nine where the neighbourhood is shocked to learn they are on their own, without the help of experts Bruce Sellery and Dr. Joti Samra, forcing them to scramble to earn every last dollar they can. Will they prevail and become the Million Dollar Neighbourhood?  V

iewers will have to tune in to the finale on Sunday, March 25 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, where one lucky participant may walk away with a life changing prize of $100,000, if Aldergrove was successful at achieving the Million Dollar target. For more information about the series, please click here. Viewers will have an opportunity catch up on the entire first season of Million Dollar Neighbourhood when all 10 episodes air back-to-back on Good Friday (Friday, April 6), beginning at 9 a.m. ET/ 6 a.m.PT.


New tonight: Marketplace, The Fifth Estate

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Marketplace, CBC – “Tripped Up!”
When you go on vacation, will that travel health insurance you bought really be there for you if you end up sick or hurt? In Tripped Up!, Friday, March 9 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC-TV, MARKETPLACE takes on convoluted medical questionnaires, travel agents (caught on camera) giving dangerous advice, and travellers left on the hook for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Watch what happens when Erica Johnson goes looking for answers from a multi-million-dollar industry that “regrets your claim is denied.”

The Fifth Estate, CBC – “Time Bomb”
It was touted as a miracle pill: a narcotic pain reliever that could change the lives of people suffering from chronic pain, but with little—so its maker claimed, and thousands of doctors believed—risk of addiction. Since OxyContin was introduced in 1996, Canada has recorded the second-highest number of prescription opioid painkiller addictions—and the world’s second-highest death rate from overdoses. Time Bomb airs Friday, March 9 at 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m.) on CBC News’s the fifth estate on CBC Television.


New tonight: That’s So Weird, Genie Awards, Doc Zone

George Stroumboulopoulos HIRES

That’s So Weird, YTV – “That’s So Musical”
The episode where Kayla’s crush on James is finally resolved. Also features favourite characters like the hyper active Lyle, the insane Italian talk show Telebonjourno, the Raptor Kid, over grown child interviewer Daniel Book, and the usual terrible products from Jamco. The show stars Kayla Lorette, James Hartnett, AJ Vaage, Alana Johnston, Hannah Hogan, Joey Lucius and Alex Spencer. Musical sequences directed by show runner Gary Pearson.

32nd Annual Genie Awards, CBC
Honouring and showcasing outstanding achievements in Canadian cinema with hosts Andrea Martin and George Stroumboulopoulos. A star-studded extravaganza featuring a dazzling list of celebrity presenters and superstar musical performers.

Doc Zone, CBC – “Conspiracy Rising”
Princess Diana was murdered by her ex-husband. Sept. 11 was an inside job. Area 51 conceals a massive alien cover-up by the American government. These are just a few of the conspiracy theories DOC ZONE explores in Conspiracy Rising, Thursday, March 8 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT). Set against the global socio-political landscape, Conspiracy Rising is a timely look at the conspiracists, the kooks and the deeply gullible spirit that lurks inside us all. Why do people believe in conspiracy theories? What’s really at the root of society’s skepticism of the “official story?” And what type of person believes a sinister and secret society is manipulating the government? These are the questions explored in this fascinating and thought-provoking documentary.


New tonight: Dragons’ Den, Republic of Doyle, King

Dragons’ Den, CBC
The Dragons are introduced to the friend-zone; a nutrient-rich powder tries to benefit the Dragons’ wallets; and a ski mask gets masculine. Plus a natural alternative to other artificial sweetners enters the Den.

Republic of Doyle, CBC – “Mirror, Mirror”
With the infamous Maurice Becker back in town, Jake Doyle must get to the bottom of Maurice’s fabrications before he disappears again; a Quebec cop makes Leslie think twice about her single status; Des attempts to rebound after his break-up with Chandra.

King, Showcase
Jess grabs the reins from the Gaming Unit after one of their own is gunned down – leading a hunt through the city’s gambling underground to catch the shooter.


New tonight: Arctic Air, Saw Dogs

Arctic Air, CBC – “New North”
Arctic Air gets more than it bargained for when Bobby convinces his high-rolling college roommate to invest in the company.

Saw Dogs, OLN – “Treehouse Fantasy”
Steve brings in guest carvers Tommy Craggs and Paul Frenette to help create one of his world-famous treehouses. The carvers dig deep into their fantasy bag of tricks to create a stunningly detailed masterpiece with no straight lines or square corners.