Monday, June 24, 2013

Paranormal Pick of the Week: Under the Dome Series Premiere

It's so exciting to have a new science fiction show to enjoy in the summer months, especially as we lost Alphas from the roster a little unceremoniously.  But don't fret, this week starts Under the Dome, which is based on a Stephen King novel that's the size of a small town! How could they fit it into 13 eps and a bubble?  One way to find out, and that mystery makes it this weeks Paranormal Pick of the Week:

Under the Dome ~ Series Premiere
Monday June 24, 2013 at 10pm ET/PT on Global

Here is a description of Under the Dome:"Based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel, Under the Dome is the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome."

Under the Dome is an American science fiction series based on the novel Under the Dome by Stephen King. The premiere season scheduled for 13 episodes and the cast includes Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Colin Ford, Natalie Martinez, Alexander Koch, Britt Robertson, Nicholas Strong, Jolene Purdy, Aisha Hinds and Dean Norris.

See more about at Under the Dome at

Also Awesome:
  • Cult ~ Remaining episodes begin Friday June 28, 2013 on The CW from 8pm - 10pm (2 hour block). Cult being cancelled was the biggest disappointment for me this year.  The crazy-meta references, great cast (Matt Davis and Robert Knepper totally rocked the house) and bizarre, rabbit-hole(s) story line always left me wanting more. I'm thrilled The CW will be airing the final episodes of the season.  **ADDITIONAL INFO: On the Canadian TV Schedule, the remaining episodes of Cult appear to be airing one at a time weekly on Sundays at 7pm ET on CTV2 starting June 30, 2013 (Added June 30, 2013).
  • Saving Hope Season 2 Premieres Tuesday June 25, 2013 at 10pm on CTV
  • Marathon Madness on Space over the July 1st weekend: Paranormal Witness, Utopia, In The Flesh all have marathons over the holiday weekend.  Check your local listings for all the deets.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Paranormal Pick of the Week: 666 Park Avenue Burns Off Begins on ABC

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After some finales and premieres, we've hit a bit of a quiet time for summer TV (but it won't last!), and one good thing about that is we are seeing some of our cancelled shows come back for their burn offs!  I'm really excited to see that we will see the end of many of them, and this weeks Paranormal Pick of the Week is the return of 666 Park Avenue.  They left us on quite a cliffhanger, so I hope there is a good 'previously on' recap! 

666 Park Avenue ~ Remaining Episodes Begin
Saturday June 22, 2013 at 9pm ET on ABC

The slow burn supernatural drama set in a apartment building/once hotel was a big surprize win for us this year, although sadly it seems like it took a little too long to get people hooked and therefore was cancelled.  So far, I haven't seen the burn offs being aired on a Canadian station, so make sure to watch/set PVR's and such on ABC for the show final episodes.

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Also Awesome
  • Whodunnit - Series Premiere Sunday June 23, 2013 at 9pm ET on CTV and ABC; hosted by Gildart Jackson this reality competition show takes 13 guests of a murder mystery to a new level. The series is described as: "Guests will use a variety of crime scene investigation techniques to meticulously uncover evidence in a series of puzzling murders and to ultimately reveal who among them is the killer. Some guests will form partnerships in the competition, while others will choose to go it alone in their quest for the reward of $250,000. The guests will reside on a glamorous estate called Rue Manor with a steward, Butler Giles (Gildart Jackson), and each week must solve a new crime in order to advance in the game. Failure to solve the crime will lead to a guest’s demise, until only three are left. In the final episode, one guest will unmask the killer and take home the $250,000 reward " Sounds interested to me!
  • Exploding Sun (Part 2) Monday June 17, 2013 at 9pm  ET on Space; we have the conclusion to the scifi/disaster 2-part movie event that was last weeks pick of the week.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Helix Coming to Showcase in the 2013-14 Season

I'm so excited to hear that Helix has been picked up by Showcase to air during their 2013-14 season. This time of year can be a little nerve-wracking for us Canadians who keep our fingers crossed that the shows we are looking forward to land on Canadian stations and Helix from SyFy is a big win for Showcase. Helix's executive producers credits speak for themselves: we have Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica), Lynda Obst (Contact) and Steven Maeda (Lost and The X-Files).

Helix has a big time science fiction vibe and potential disaster-feel as well. The trailer is cryptic, but in all the good ways you want it to be because all you want is MORE! And we are going to get it!

Here is more about Helix on Showcase:

"Helix (Canadian Broadcast Premiere)

Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind's salvation or total annihilation."

Are you excited for Helix? I know I am! Thank you, Showcase!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Bitten Images ~ Mutts All Around

L to R The Mutts are Noah Danby (Cain), Pascal Langdale (Marsten) and Curtis Caravaggio (Leblanc)

We now get to see some of the werewolf mutt baddies of Bitten! Here we have Noah Danby as Cain, Pascal Langdale as Marsten and Curtis Caravaggio as Leblanc. I have to say, I'm liking the looks they are going for with these guys and instantly knew who each character was.

It's been wild to be reading the book Bitten by Kelley Armstrong as the casting news and images have been released. I literally saw these images just a day or so after I read the part of the book that looks like what these images are from. Usually I really hate seeing images so close to reading, but I've decided to relax and just embrace it with Bitten. It's fun to see things come out just as they are forming in my own mind.

These images add to the already announced roster of the Bitten cast including Laura Vandervoort as Elana, Greyston Holt as Clayton, Greg Bryk as Jeremy, Paul Greene as Phillip, Paulino Nunes as Antonio Sorrentino, Steve Lund as Nick Sorrentino, Natalie Brown as Diane, Michael Xavier as Logan, Genelle Williams as Rachel and Joel Keller as werewolf Peter.

Bitten is based on the Kelley Armstrong books and will have 13 one-hour episodes that are scheduled to hit Space in early 2014.

L to R The Mutts are Noah Danby (Cain), Curtis Caravaggio (Leblanc) and Pascal Langdale (Marsten)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Continuum Renewed for Season 3!

We will be seeing more of Continuum! I am very happy to share the news that Continuum has been renewed and will be venturing into a third season. It's announced with Showcase's 2013-14 Line Up along with lots of our faves here at Hexed including Lost Girl Season 4, Haven Season 4 and Beauty and the Beast Season 2.

I'm thrilled we will be seeing more Continuum, and it's so s exciting to see an intelligent science fiction shows with great acting and lots of Canadian talent get the credit it's due. And we still have lots of Season 2 of Continuum to enjoy over at Showcase throughout the summer. Woohoo!

Paranormal Pick of the Week: Exploding Sun on Space

Exploding Sun - Part I
Monday June 10, 2013 at 9pm  ET on Space

It's disaster movie time, or make that a disaster movie event in 2-parts time as starting tonight we have Exploding Sun (Part I) on Space.  I think this one looks really good, and it looks like it has a lot of heart as well, something I personally always appreciate in a disaster movie.  Part II airs on Monday June 17, 2013 at 9 pm ET on Space.

Here is a description of Exploding Sun:

"With only two days to save Earth from destruction, Dr. Craig Bakus (Lemke), the astrophysicist who oversaw the launch, and Commander Don Wincroft (Elliott), a decorated NASA astronaut and former fighter pilot, are forced to put aside their differences. Former best friends, Don is now married to Craig’s ex-wife and their old rivalries are brought to the forefront when the mission derails and Don is put in charge. At odds, out of options, and with the fate of mankind hanging in the balance, Craig and Don struggle to put their past behind them."

Also Awesome
  • Zero Hour Remaining Episodes Saturday June 15, 2013 at 8pm and 9pm on  Global and ABC. Let the burn offs begin!  I didn't realized these burn offs would be 2 episodes a night, but that might be a good thing as it leaves us less time to wait before finding out more of zee mystery!
  • Exit Series Premiere Wednesday June 12, 2013 at 9pm on Space.  I'm curious about this competition series that has folks playing to escape four rooms including doing brain games and terrifying puzzles.  I like puzzles!  It will be fun to see what this one will be like.
EXIT host Curt Doussett

Monday, June 3, 2013

Paranormal Picks of the Week ~ Premiere of Being Human (UK), Teen Wolf and Paranormal Witness

Being Human UK's Tom, Hal and Alex

I thought it was going to be a quiet week (and possible quiet summer), but the tide has changed and we have not one...not two...but THREE series premiering this week. Not only that, all three of them are big favourites of Suzie and mine: Teen Wolf, Being Human (UK) and Paranormal Witness. There is no way to call out one over the others, so all three are making their marks as the Paranormal Pick(s) of the Week:

Teen Wolf ~ Season 3 Premiere
Monday June 3, 2013 at 10pm ET on Much Music

Summer means Teen Wolf to me. Every since the show started in 2011, I've loved it. The crazy mysteries, the beautiful awkwardness, the awesome cast and of course... the werewolves. So much happens in each episode and I rarely have any idea what will be coming next. I can't wait to see out where they take it this season!

L-R Michael Socha as Tom, Kate Bracken as Alex, and Damien Molony as Hal

Being Human (UK) ~ Season 5 Premiere
Saturday June 8, 2013 at 9pm * ET on Space

This is not only the fifth season of Being Human (UK), but it's also the final season of Being Human (UK). Although I will be sad to see the show go, I am very happy that will get to see how this supernatural roommate drama sums up the series. It's been an emotional roller coaster through the years and I can't imagine it being any different as it comes to a close.

*remember Being Human (UK) is an extra-long show clocking in at 1h 15 min*

Paranormal Witness ~ Season 3 Premiere
Wednesday June 5, 2013 at 10pm ET on Space

This show is one of the scariest out there, and it's non-fiction to boot. I was a latecomer to loving it, only falling hard mid-season 2 but I'm happy I came back to it because the amazing storytelling that completely honours the truth of the experiences is extremely impressive. I'm looking forward to Paranormal Witness in it's third (and expanded) season, but I might have to watch it during the day with the lights on.

Deep South Paranormal's Hart Fortenbery and Keith Ramsey

Also Awesome
  • Deep South Paranormal Finale Tuesday June 4, 2013 at 9 on Space; I found this non-fiction paranormal investigation show absolutely charming. I loved the combination of old world folklore plus technology with a lot of heart and compassion throughout. I really hope it gets renewed.
  • Revolution Season 1 Finale Monday June 3, 2013 10pm on CityTV; while we didn't talk about Revolution that much this year it was certainly one of the impressive successes of the new crop of 2012-13 shows and was confirmed to be renewed for a season 2. I wonder if they found out what turned off all the power.
  • Merlin in Syndication Monday - Friday 3pm (and 9am) on Space as of Monday June 3 2013; with the 5 seasons having come to a close it's a very smart choice to start airing this one daily! I found Merlin to be a highly enjoyable fantasy series, and would easily recommend it for anyone who hasn't tried it out yet.
  • Sinbad and Primeval: New World Season 1 rebroadcastings on Space; 2 great series to enjoy this summer starting from their very first episodes on Saturday June 8, 2013 at 7pm and 8pm respectively. This also concurrent pairs to the US airings of the shows premieres on the US SyFy channel.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Exploding Sun on Space

L to R: Anthony Lemke as Craig and David James Elliott as Don on EXPLODING SUN

I'm always up for a good disaster movie, and it looks like Space is going to hook us up with the Exploding Sun, which will be airing as a 2 parts movie even on Monday June 10, 2013 and Monday June 17, 2013 at 9 pm ET.

Here is a description of Exploding Sun:

"With only two days to save Earth from destruction, Dr. Craig Bakus (Lemke), the astrophysicist who oversaw the launch, and Commander Don Wincroft (Elliott), a decorated NASA astronaut and former fighter pilot, are forced to put aside their differences. Former best friends, Don is now married to Craig’s ex-wife and their old rivalries are brought to the forefront when the mission derails and Don is put in charge. At odds, out of options, and with the fate of mankind hanging in the balance, Craig and Don struggle to put their past behind them.

Meanwhile, the families of the civilians on the ship are forced to watch and hope. The civilian cargo includes Simone Mathany (Jane Wheeler, Journey to the Center of the Earth), the wife of the U.S. President; Peter Roebling (Bruce Dinsmore, ARTHUR), the creator of the civilian space program; Denise Balaban (Mylène Dinh-Robic, THE LISTENER), a systems analyst; Jose Hernandez (Luis Oliva, PROVIDENCE), who won a spot on the ship in a lottery; and Alan Elias (John Maclaren, BEING HUMAN), a world-renowned humanitarian, who left his wife Joan (Ormond) at their refugee relief camp in Afghanistan. For Joan, things become even more difficult when the camp’s communications are knocked out from the solar storm. Navigating an aggressive environment and an amoral warlord, Joan does what she must to save as many people as possible during the crisis."