Tuesday, 20 January 2015

You Want Good F#%king TV? Is That What You Want?

Why yes, yes we sure do.
Big Brother Canada 3 premieres MONDAY - that's right, Monday, March 23, 2015.

That's right....Global has changed up the Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday format! Big Brother Canada 3 will air every Monday, Wednesday and Sunday, beginning Monday, March 23 2015.

  • The house has been renovated. Yes, The Brick is still a sponsor. Or maybe the S2 HGs totally wrecked the decor. No, they just want to keep it fresh.
  • Side Show with Arisa Cox, Gary Levy and Peter Brown.(with a new hour long format) will air at 10 PM Thursdays on Slice, beginning March 26.
  • After Dark will air on Slice every night 3 AM to 6 AM.
  • Live Feeds will STILL BE FREE.
  • The schedule is: Mondays at 8 PM; Wednesdays at 9 PM; and Sundays at 7 PM.

The premiere date is about 2 weeks later than last year. My guess is Global didn't want 2 feet of snow
around the hot tub like last year. Just kidding.

Another guess is eviction nights will be on Wednesdays. This would allow the recently evicted to appear the next night on Side Show, something that was seriously lacking last year. It's also needed to fill that hour long format so we don't get 60 minutes of Gary and Peter's narcissistic droning.

Global is also promoting showmances, which is not surprising considering the winners of the first two seasons were involved in a showmance. Let's face it...they weren't just involved in one, but their wins depended heavily on their showmance. Still....I wish they would just stop. Please.

So we are just waiting on 3 things. The highly anticipated cast reveal is of course number one. Second is the tour of the house. But come on Global...get with it. UPDATE YOUR DAMN OFFICIAL SHOW SITE!!!

Monday, 12 January 2015

MasterChef Canada 2 Finalists

Here are the finalists who made it through the final round of auditions:

Afaf Roubi, a Stay-at-Home Mom from Thornhill, Ont.
Andrew Al-Khouri, a Tax Officer from Halifax, N.S.
Anh Nguyen, a Business Student from Ottawa, Ont.
Ann Wilchynski, an Educational Assistant from Sherwood Park, Alta.
Carmen Araiza, an Actress, Writer, and Spanish Dialect Coach from Toronto, Ont.
Chris Mask, a Firefighter and Paramedic from Wahnapitae, Ont.
Christopher Siu, a Pharmacy Student from Markham, Ont.
Clarissa Diokno, an Academic Research Telephone Interviewer from Waterloo, Ont.
Cody Karey, a Recording Artist from Vancouver, B.C.
David Jorge, a Concrete Contractor from Surrey, B.C.
Deanna Brown, a Stay-at-Home Mom from Milestone, Sask.
Debbie MacDonald, a Special Needs Teacher from Port Hood, N.S.
Debra Pangestu, a Public Relations Officer from Richmond, B.C.
Gav Martell, a VP, Product Management from Thornhill, Ont.
Georgio Theofilpoulos, a Florist and Travel Agent from Toronto, Ont.
Holli Miller, a Bank Teller from Bolton, Ont.
Ian Giebelhaus, a Rural Veterinarian from Rimbey, Alta.
Inder Kambo, Real Estate Sales from Brampton, Ont.
Jennie Kelusky, a Marketing Coordinator and Office Manager from Toronto, Ont.
Jennifer Innis, a Dental Hygienist from Vernon, B.C.
Jon Hameister-Ries, a Retired Pro Football Player and Financial Advisor from Vancouver, B.C.
Kat Wolf, a Film and Music Producer from Montréal, Que.
Kenya Hushagen, a Freelance Film and TV Wardrobe Stylist from Edmonton, Alta.
Kevin Gregory, an Applications Engineer from Fredericton, N.B.
Kristal Rice, a Hospital Administration Clerk from Gander, N.L.
Kristen Dwyer, an Early Childhood Educator from Conception Bay South, N.L.
Kwasi Douglas, a Community Facilitator from Ajax, Ont.
Kyle McKenna, a Bartender from Paradise, N.L.
Lauren Scheit, a Stay-at-Home Mom from Leduc, Alta.
Line Pelletier, a Canadian Military Veteran and Computer Specialist from Moncton, N.B.
Lisa Kacur, a Marketing Coordinator from Mississauga, Ont.
Meg Tucker, a Radio Host from Red Deer, Alta.
Michael Motamedi, an Entrepreneur from Toronto, Ont.
Michelle ‘Mishie’ Gordiev, a Bus Driver from Winnipeg, MB
Mina Tasic, a Pharmacist from Toronto, Ont.
Mohit Sharma, an Event Manager and Personal Trainer from Whitby, Ont.
Natalie Wallace, an Executive Assistant from Toronto, Ont.
Nathan Young, Digital Media – Marketing from Toronto, Ont.
Nikita Scringer, a Healthcare Sales Consultant from Calgary, Alta.
Robert Mitchell, an HR Manager from Toronto, Ont.
Sabrina Poirier, an Office Manager from Montréal, Que.
Sebastien Champagne, a Graphic Designer from Montréal, Que.
Shane Chagpar, an Engineer from Toronto, Ont.
Shaunna Leinster, a Holistic Nutritionist from Brampton, Ont.
Suzy Cui, a Casino Cashier Supevisor from Windsor, Ont.
Tammy Wood, a Retail Clerk from Agassiz, B.C.
Taj Chohan, an Accountant from Oakville, Ont.
Ted Meisner, a Security Investigator from Ottawa, Ont.
Ted Pechey, an Advertising Radio Sales and Volunteer Cooking Instructor from Prince Albert, Sask.

What does this all mean? Well, these are the people who we will see either get a white apron or be shown the door. Getting a white apron basically means the judges say, "Meh. You can obviously boil water. Your presentation dish doesn't make me want to gag." We will meet them all in the first two episodes (the audition episodes), February 8th and 15th.

Originally scheduled to premiere on February 8th, CTV has just announced it will begin Sunday, February 1, immediately following the Superbowl - whenever that will be. Episode 2 will air February 8.

MasterChef Canada 2

MasterChef Canada Season 2 will debut a whole new crop of home cooks on Sunday February 8th, 2015 at 7 PM ET.

UPDATE: CTV just announced they have bumped up the premiere to Sunday February 1st, right after the Superbowl. That's good news. February 8th was just too big of a TV night....The Walking Dead, Talking Dead and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver are my first priorities.

Check back here for contestant announcements, episode recaps and standings.

Monday, 5 January 2015

SYTTDC Premieres January 7th, 2015

Okay first off, don't confuse SYTTDC for SYTYCDC and think network producers have heard Rex Harrington's plea for a new job as a dance judge. Any acronym over 3 letters is on the fast track to the "I don't give a shit" pile, because nobody has time for that.

This is Say Yes to the Dress Canada, and it premières Wednesday, January 7 at 10 PM. on the W Network. This is the Canadian version of the TLC show (strike one) which is basically a 30 minute scratch that...20 minute without commercials, primetime commercial (strike two) for brides-to-be, their mothers, and their entourage (strike three). Well if truth be told, the W Network should have been strike one. I will probably watch the premiere and may even write a recap, but I am hoping for an excuse like having laundry to do. Besides, The Book of Negroes premiere is on CBC just before this. Now there is a show everyone should be watching.

You can see the promo on the official site by clicking here