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Just for Laughs specials return next week

From a media release:

 Just For Laughs, the comedy experts, have compiled the best performances of the 2011 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and created three hilarious CBC Television specials, featuring international comedy stars John Oliver, Russell Peters, and Eric Stonestreet.

The laughs start with John Oliver’s comedic take on the future, or lack thereof, of the USA with The Decline of the American Empire. The following week Eric Stonestreet will reflect on relationships alongside a hysterical line-up of comedians in the special Modern Love. Concluding the series is Canada’s own Russell Peters, who hosts “the best night ever” with a personally selected line-up of his favourite and funniest comedian friends.

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Battle Castle airs Thursdays on History Television

From a media release:

“Battle Castle” Lays Siege On-Air and Online

Vancouver’s Parallax Film Productions has done everything in its considerable power to push the boundaries of Real TV with their series “Battle Castle”, the new featuresque documentary airing on History Television. The show is an interactive, trans-medieval journey into castle engineering, bloody siegecraft, and epic clashes that transform mortals into legends. Hosted by UK celebrity Dan Snow, the show takes its viewers over six one-hour timeslots to Syria, France, Spain, Wales, Poland and England delving into the stories of six fascinating castles: Crac des Chevaliers, Chateau Gâillard, Dover, Conwy, Malbork, and Malaga.

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TV, eh? podcast episode 85 – “That Sinking Feeling”

Anthony and Diane go over the TV Ehward categories one more time, asking for your recommendations before we announce the big winners. Then we chat about the Canadian TV news of the week:

Episode 85: Listen or download here or subscribe via iTunes or with any other program via the TV, Eh? feed

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Buy Herself premieres April 16 on HGTV Canada

From a media release:


Brand New Series Buy Herself Features Famed Real Estate Expert Sandra Rinomato

  • Premieres Monday April 16 at 10pm ET/PT on HGTV Canada

Buying a new home on your own is no easy task, but popular host and successful realtor Sandra Rinomato (Property Virgins) is helping women hunt for the perfect place in the brand new series Buy Herself. From house hunting to hand holding, Sandra lends her expertise and guidance to single women preparing for one of the most emotional, exciting and challenging purchases of their lives. Buy Herself premieres Monday April 16 at 10pm ET/PT on HGTV Canada.

Single women have quietly shifted from being a niche segment to busting out as major players in the real estate market, and are now responsible for an estimated 20% of home purchases*. In each episode of Buy Herself Sandra introduces one woman, looking to buy a home on her own, to her top options in the world of real estate. Offering a big dose of knowledge and a little girlfriend-style advice, Sandra tries to find the key that meets the buyer’s desires, her needs and her budget. Joining each woman on her journey are a couple of her closest confidantes, ready to offer words of wisdom with the loving touch of brutal honesty that only comes from knowing a person intimately.

Sandra Rinomato is well-known to television audiences having hosted 130 episodes of the popular HGTV series Property Virgins, a show that underscored Sandra’s natural ability as both a TV presenter and someone with a straight forward approach to real estate. She has built on that success by becoming a certified real estate broker, an author (Realty Check: The Real Scoop on Real Estate), an award-winning Canadian entrepreneur (Stevie Award for Women in Business), and a much sought-after international television interview subject with a penchant for very worthwhile charitable causes.


New tonight: Arctic Air finale, Saw Dogs

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Arctic Air, CBC – Season finale “Drop in For Lunch”
A routine flight from Watson Lake to Yellowknife turns deadly.

Saw Dogs, OLN – “Gone Fishing”
Chester jumps at the challenge of carving a voluptuous mermaid, using his wife Anastacia as a model. Mark, Pete and Steve carve marine elements of the massive communal table, including a cod, crab, octopus and heron. Steve is unhappy with Pete’s work, and the crew runs into troubled waters as they struggle to finish and deliver the project in time.