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In the news: No Opportunity Wasted recruitment

Bill Harris of Sun Media talks to Phil Keoghan about goofy pitches and recruitment for the Canadian version of the reality show:

  • Reality show wants to help Canucks
    “Phil Keoghan was asked to identify the goofiest pitch he ever has received for his TV show No Opportunity Wasted. ‘We had a guy who wanted to climb a Mayan pyramid in high heels, dressed in drag, and scream at the top of his lungs, “I am woman, hear me roar,”‘  said Keoghan, best known as host of The Amazing Race.”

Instant Star Returns with All-New Episodes May 27 on CTV

A CTV media release:

Melody and melodrama collide in Part Two of Instant Star’s second season, premiering Sunday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET on CTV and on CTV HD East/West (visit to confirm local broadcast times). Leaving sweet 16 behind her, singing sensation Jude Harrison (Alexz Johnson) faces a new set of challenges in six all-new episodes. Instant Star will air Sundays at 7:30 p.m. ET following encore episodes of the hit series Degrassi: The Next Generation. Following the completion of Season Two, the third season of Instant Star will premiere in July on CTV.

Each week, the new episode of Instant Star will be made available following its television broadcast, on demand on The CTV Broadband Network at, beginning Mondays at 9 a.m. ET. There, viewers can also catch up on all seven of this season’s previously aired episodes.

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In the news: Interview with Phil Keoghan of No Opportunity Wasted

R.M. Vaughan of the Globe and Mail talks to the host of the upcoming Canadian version of No Opportunity Wasted:

  • The next pit stop: your dreams
    “Despite his much-publicized adventures – stunts that range from mile-high bungee jumping to serving dinner at the mouth of an erupting volcano – Keoghan is at pains to prove he’s really a therapist in Indiana Jones drag.”

In the news: Jay Manuel of Canada’s Next Top Model

Lee-Anne Goodman of the Canadian Press interviews the Canadian spin-off’s new host:

  • manuel.jpgJay Manuel comes north to hometown to host Canada’s Next Top Model
    “When they asked me to come and host the show, it was really important to me to be an executive producer. It wasn’t just a credit. I am involved in the show from soup to nuts, from hiring the right staff to educating them on how the show is done in the States to overseeing every little detail in production.”