Everything about Reality, Lifestyle & Documentary, eh?

New tonight: The Nature of Things, Doc Zone, The Firm

David and Sarika Tandem Bike

The Nature of Things, CBC – “The Suzuki Diaries: Future City”
In a new installment of “Suzuki Diaries”, David and his daughter, Sarika, travel to some of Canada’s biggest cities, seeking the most innovative and passionate initiatives which address our cities’ vitality, growth and survival.

Doc Zone, CBC – “Who’s Sorry Now?”
Explores the art, the spin and the billion dollar business behind The Big Apology from public figures.

The Firm, Global – “Chapter Eight”
When Mitch is released from jail after being cleared as a suspect in Martin Moxon’s death, he visits an uncooperative Sarah Holt. Meanwhile, Tammy and Abby delve into a mysterious list that Moxon left behind.



Marketplace exposes job search agency

From a media release:


With the economy in flux, many Canadians who are job hunting are lured by expensive job search agencies. Marketplace looks at one agency to see if the service lives up to the promises—such as access to insider contacts and the “hidden job market.”

This Friday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC-TV, MARKETPLACE’s Tom Harrington exposes the aggressive practices of a job search marketing firm—one that acts more like a recruitment agency. While this firm does have all sorts of clients, it seems to specifically target new Canadians, charging them for services and information widely—and freely—available.

Winner of the 2011 Gemini Award for Best News Information Series, MARKETPLACE airs Fridays at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC Television and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. ET on CBC News Network.


Canada Sings season 2 in production

From a media release:

Canada Sings Season 2 Kicks Off Production

  • Music Icons Jann Arden and Rob Van Winkle (a.k.a. Vanilla Ice) Welcome New Judge and Choreographer to the Stars, Laurieann Gibson

Global’s original series Canada Sings returns to television and to the hearts of Canadians coast-to-coast this year with 12 new teams and a fresh face on the judging panel.

Continue reading Canada Sings season 2 in production


New tonight: King, Marketplace, The Fifth Estate

King, Global – Ahmad Khan
Jess tries to solve the bizarre murder of a grad student and ends up matching wits with a brilliant sociopath.

Marketplace, CBC – Snake in the Grass
Tom Harrington puts Canada’s leading lawn care company to the test. He finds hundreds of homeowners who are fighting back at what they say are high-pressure sales tactics, and talks to three Canadians who are refusing to pay for lawn care service they say they never ordered.

The Fifth Estate, CBC – The House of Shafia
The fifth estate investigates the tragic and haunting story of four women found dead inside a submerged car at the bottom of a shallow canal in Kingston, Ontario.


Marketplace goes after aggressive lawn care companies

From Bill Harris of QMI:

  • ‘Marketplace’ wants ‘Lawn Order
    That old song Green, Green Grass of Home didn’t say anything about aggressive lawn-care companies that just won’t take no for an answer. But as shown in this week’s edition of Marketplace, which airs Fridays on CBC, there is at least one large lawn-care company in Canada that will stop at virtually nothing to get your business, no matter how unwilling a client you are. Read more.