Olympians team up with teens to take home The Amazeball grand prize on Cashe Craze this Tuesday (Photo: Corus)
Top Chef Canada
Monday 9 PM
Food Network Canada
In the season four premiere of this signature Food Network Canada series, seven men and seven women compete to win the grand prize of $100,000 as well as over $50,000 in kitchen renovations.
Tuesday 6 PM
YTV (Big Fun Weeknights)
To jumpstart its second season, Cashe Craze pairs three Olympians with three teens for its zany Fear Factor meets Wipeout meets Amazing Race style competition. Winner leaves home with something better than an Olympic medal, The Amazeball.
The Next Star: SuperGroup
Tuesday 7 PM
YTV (Big Fun Weeknights)
Remember that singing reality show on YTV that looked so terrible that you swore you never ever would watch it…ever. Well, now it has its own spinoff show: The Next Star: SuperGroup. This series follows contestants of previous seasons of The Next Star who come back and perform in groups. Why? Why not?
I’m betting it will probably make you long for the days where YTV would just air music videos by crappy artists on the Hit List and not try to create them. The good news is that the series is only six episodes long. Makes you wonder if we could get American Idol down to six episodes, or better yet none.
Working The Engles
Wednesday 9 PM
Oh boy, am I ever excited for this. The brilliant Andrea Martin stars in this homegrown show co-produced with NBC. What it’s about doesn’t matter because Andrea Martin’s in it, and she’s awesome. That’s more than enough to get me to watch.
In Working The Engels Martin plays Ceil Engel, the mother of the Engel clan who finds herself and the rest of the family in big trouble after they’re left with an inheritance of a law firm that thousands of dollars in debt. If you thought the awesomeness stopped at Andrea Martin, you’re wrong. Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Scott Thompson, Colin Mochrie and Jason Priestly are all slated to appear during the run of the series. I just wish it wasn’t up against ratings juggernaut (stateside at least) Modern Family.
The Nature of Things
Thursday 8 PM
The Nature of Things plays host to Wild Canada, “a four-part series” featuring panoramas and close-ups of land and species. CBC uses words like spectacular, iconic, awe-inspiring, extraordinary and stunning to describe it. (Looks like the CBC hired some of the people who have also done PR work for Apple.)
So by the sounds of it Wild Canada is pretty much the same thing The Nature of Things has done for decades, but this time it’s all filmed with ultra-high-definition cameras (4K) at 10,000 frames per second. They also happen to be the same cameras used to film The Hobbit.
As a tie into the series, Wild Canada has a companion iOS app up for grabs that’s free until Friday.
Why you should watch this over The Big Bang Theory, Community, American Idol or whatever poor show ABC has in its Thursday at 8 PM death slot, I’m not sure, but it’s a thing, so there you go.
The debut episode “The Eternal Frontier” kicks it off.