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Mr. D & The Ron James Show move to Wednesdays


From a media release:

Please note the following changes to CBC-TV’s primetime schedule, effective as of Monday, January 28, 2013:


The encore presentation of DRAGONS’ DEN moves to Monday night (8 p.m. /8:30 NT), followed by all-new episodes of MURDOCH MYSTERIES in its original timeslot (9 p.m. / 9:30 NT).


MR. D (8 p.m. / 8:30 NT) and THE RON JAMES SHOW (8:30 p.m. / 9 NT) move to Wednesday night, followed by all-new episodes of ARCTIC AIR in its original timeslot (9 p.m. / 9:30 NT).


Monday: Mr. D, Ron James, Murdoch Mysteries, Being Human, Wild Things


Mr. D, CBC – “World Religions”
Gerry’s ‘World Religions’ unit goes off course when he brings his personal views into the classroom. Trudy and Robert compete to get the best birthday gift for Callaghan. Simon has a crush on a new teacher whom Gerry thinks is a man.

The Ron James Show, CBC
Ron takes one for the team when he looks at competition and our competitive world. A simple office bet becomes lethal when a paper-tosser becomes obsessed; a group of poker buddies agree to let their sick friend win, but all bets are off when one of them is dealt a once in a lifetime hand; L’il Ronnie feels the heat when he has to cover up a classroom “accident”; and Conservative radio talk show host Buell Crawford is at his slickest when he stands up for an unlikely underdog – Big Oil. Featuring a special guest appearance by Matt Watts, the creator, writer and star of CBC’s multiple Canadian Screen Awards nominated program, MICHAEL: TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS.

Murdoch Mysteries, CBC – “Murdoch on the Corner”
After a series of seemingly random murders, Murdoch rigs a film camera with a timer on a downtown street corner in order to capture the killer.

Being Human, Space – “Dead Girls Just Want To Have Fun”
Sally flirts with Trent (John Bregar, MURDOCH MYSTERIES), an old acquaintance; Aidan searches for blood and reunites with someone from his past; and Josh considers taking his relationship with Nora further, while Nora meets a foe intent on revenge.

Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan, OLN – Series premiere “Vietnam – Giant Water Bug”
Dominic Monaghan (Lost) brings his love of crawling creatures and amazing animals to a travel-adventure series that explores the remote corners of the globe. Watch as he searches for some the rarest and most-feared creatures on the planet and educates viewers on their origins and unique qualities. In the series premiere, Dominic travels to Vietnam’s Mekong Delta to a crocodile-infested lake in search of the giant water bug, one of the world’s most dangerous aquatic insects.


Monday: Mr. D, Ron James, Murdoch, Being Human, Know-It-All, Match Game, J4L


Mr. D, CBC – “Late Shift”
Gerry takes a second job but struggles to juggle both. When the school is pressed to cut costs, Robert is forced to cut from Leung’s library. When Trudy learns Bobbi can’t flirt, she calls her on it.

The Ron James Show, CBC – “Home”
Ron proves that when it comes to funny, there’s no place like Home. A young couple’s search for their dream home turns ugly when the wife becomes possessed – literally – with getting into the right neighbourhood; when a man realizes the storage unit he’s renting is roomier than his downtown condo, he starts to think inside the box; L’il Ronnie attempts a daredevil bike jump to impress a girl; and in this week’s Ode to the Road, Ron finds the “magnetism” in Moncton, New Brunswick. Special guests: Lauren Ash, Raoul Bhaneja & Allana Harkin.

Murdoch Mysteries, CBC – “Winston’s Lost Night”
After a veteran of a brutal North African battle is slain by a sword, Detective Murdoch’s prime suspect is the victim’s fellow soldier, who is none other than Winston Churchill.

Being Human, Space – Season 3 premiere
Season 3 picks up 15 months after the events of last season’s riveting finale which ended with Aidan (Sam Witwer, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) being buried alive as punishment from vampire leader Mother (Deena Azziz, The Moth Diaries), Sally (Meaghan Rath, 18 TO LIFE) lost in a state of limbo, and Josh’s (Sam Huntington, Not Another Teen Movie) plot to kill Ray (Andreas Apergis, 18 TO LIFE), his werewolf “maker” — which instead endangered Nora (Kristen Hager, Wanted).

Canada’s Greatest Know-It-All, Discovery – “Dive Deep, Shoot Straight…To Survive”
The 10 Know-It-Alls arrive for the competition and are instantly thrown into the deep end – literally! First, they must SCUBA dive and defuse an underwater bomb; then battle it out in a know-it-all knowledge gun duel; and finally try to avoid elimination by winning the “name that thing” challenge. For one Know-It-All, the game ends here.

Match Game, Comedy
Tonight’s guest judges Andy Kindler (CONAN), DeAnne Smith (LAST COMIC STANDING), Nile Seguin (VIDEO ON TRIAL), and Lainey Lui (ETALK) gift audiences with their ludicrousness.

Just For Laughs: All Access, Comedy
Straight from Montréal, comics Joel McHale (COMMUNITY), Jack McBrayer (30 ROCK), Mario Cantone (SEX IN THE CITY), Ryan Hamilton (CAROLINE RHEA AND FRIENDS), podcast icon Pete Holmes (UGLY AMERICANS), Britain’s Gina Yashere (MARRIED SINGLE MOTHER), and home-grown hero Dave Hemstad (LITTLE MOSQUE) steal the stage at the Just For Laughs Festival.


Ratings: Winter premiere week numbers

From Bill Brioux of TV Feeds My Family:

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Monday: Murdoch Mysteries, Mr. D, Ron James, Just For Laughs, Majumder Manor, Love It Or List It Vancouver, Match Game


Murdoch Mysteries, CBC – “Murdoch Air”
When a flying machine crashes, killing a man on the ground, Murdoch’s investigation uncovers high-level conspiracy and sabotage in the race to achieve the first human-controlled flight.

Mr. D, CBC – “Gerry’s Evaluation”
Gerry goes out of his way to prove he is great at his job to a member of the board. Robert is principal for a day but Trudy thinks he doesn’t have what it takes.

The Ron James Show, CBC – “Happiness”
Ron cuts to the chase when examining our relentless pursuit of Happiness. Special guests: Lauren Ash & Christian Potenza.

Just For Laughs: All Access, The Comedy Network – Series premiere
It’s the exclusive access everyone craves, all from the comfort of home when The Comedy Network invites viewers to Montréal for the Just For Laughs Festival in the new Original Series JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS, premiering Monday, Jan. 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. From the hustle and bustle backstage, to the uproarious stand-up onstage, Comedy delivers every hysterical moment of the star-studded galas through 13, brand-new, one-hour episodes, featuring the fine-tuned antics of hosts Bill Hader, Joel McHale, Jeremy Hotz, Jack McBrayer, Jason Jones, and John Pinette, as well as The Muppets.

Majumder Manor, W Network

Shaun Majumder, one of Canada’s most beloved comedic talents and three-time Gemini Award winner has a dream to give something truly special back to his modest hometown of Burlington, NL. From his beginnings in the tiny community of 350 people, to travelling the world as a standup comic and television star, Shaun has returned with the plan to build a 5-Star eco-friendly lodge with a transcendent modern design and a spectacular restaurant. The high-end destination he dreams of is a far cry from the rustic camper trailer that he once lived in as a child in Burlington.

Love It or List It Vancouver, W Network
Love It or List It Vancouver showcases families in B.C.’s largest metropolitan city who are struggling with homes that no longer suit their needs. It’s up to designer Jillian Harris (The Bachelorette Season V, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) to put a stop to the wandering eyes of our homeowners, armed with their list of “must-haves to love it” and a design she hopes will persuade them to stay. Meanwhile, realtor Todd Talbot is determined to get homeowners to relocate by taking their list of “must-haves to list it” and finding them new digs.

Match Game, Comedy
Samantha Bee (THE DAILY SHOW), Jonny Harris (MURDOCH MYSTERIES), Pat Thornton (WAREHOUSE 13), and Anna Hopkins (Barney’s Version) fill-in-the-blanks on the Season 1B premiere of the hit comedy game show, MATCH GAME.