Netflix announces original series “Lilyhammer”

“Lilyhammer,” a fish-out-of-water story set in Norway and starring “The Sopranos” mainstay Steven Van Zandt, premieres on Netflix on February 6th.

Van Zandt, also a guitarist in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, plays Frank Tagliano who is a former member of the New York mob. After testifying in a trial in the United States, Tagliano is relocated to Lillehammer in Norway through the FBI’s witness protection program

Season four of Merlin premieres on Space this Saturday

Season 4 of the medieval fantasy series Merlin premieres this Saturday, Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. ET, on Space.

The series follows the young wizard Merlin (Colin Morgan) as he discovers his gift of magic, working under the tutelage of court physician Gaius (Richard Wilson). Merlin must hide his developing skills as King Uther (Anthony Head) has banned magic in his kingdom, punishable by death.

Boardwalk Empire returns this Sunday for second season

HBO’s Boardwalk Empire returns this Sunday September 25th for its second season.

From Terence Winter and Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire returns to chronicle the life and times of Enoch “Nucky” Thompson. Set in 1921, a few months after the end of Season 1, the series picks up after Nucky and his lieutenants appear to have solidified their power by successfully rigging an election and getting a Nucky crony elected as Mayor.

HBO Canada’s fall season begins tonight with Beauty Day

Beauty Day, a documentary portrait of St. Catharines, Ont., native Ralph Zavadil, a pre-Jackass amateur stuntman and comedian, marks the start of HBO Canada’s fall season which includes the return of popular HBO programming such as Call Me Fitz, Boardwalk Empire, Bored to Death and Hung.

The Astral owned station, which fills out its schedules with movies and Canadian produced specials, says that all of its HBO programming will premiere on the same day-and-date as south of the border.

Curb your Enthusiasm Season 8 begins Sunday

HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm returns for its eighth season this Sunday July 10th at 10pm on HBO Canada.

In case you don’t know, the show is an American comedy created by Seinfeld co-creator Larry David, who stars as a fictionalized version of himself.

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena coming to TMN

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, a Starz television series which premieres in the United States on January 21st, will debut in Canada two nights later on The Movie Network and Movie Central.

The graphic series is billed as a six-part prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand which aired last winter

Dora the Explorer 10th anniversary celebrations begin tomorrow

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Dora the Explorer, the popular animated children’s television series, Treehouse TV is inviting young fans and their parents to attend a Dora the Explorer Celebration at the CN Tower in Toronto on August 5.

The media event is designed to promote the premiere of an hour-long primetime movie “Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure” which will air in Canada on Treehouse TV on August 15th.

True Blood’s third season starts Sunday

Day and date with HBO in the United States, True Blood begins its third season this Sunday in Canada on HBO Canada.

The show chronicles the goings on in the fictional Louisiana town of Bon Temps where vampires live openly amongst their human counterparts, thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood.