There’s some key Canadian content this week, from the Juno Awards to Jann Arden’s new sitcom to a new special from Michael Bublé. There’s a new iteration of Pretty Little Liars, and CNN examines the life of that ugly big liar, Richard Nixon. All that, and Jim Jefferies is back with another season of biting commentary on the week’s news. Happy viewing!
All times eastern.
CBC Music Presents: Headlines – 6 to 7pm on CBC
If you want to spread out your Juno Awards celebration, this special will go well with your canapes and hors d’oeurves. Afterdark host Odario Williams looks at the top music stories since last year’s awards.
The Junos Preshow with Tom Power – 7 to 8pm on CBC
Michael Buble and Alessia Cara are among the stars interviewed in this show highlighting the nominees and performers at this year’s Juno Awards ceremony.
The Juno Awards with Sarah McLachlan – 8 to 10pm on CBC
Canada’s entertainment industry unites at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario, to celebrate Canada’s best in music (including Shawn Mendes, who will perform via video from his tour in Europe.
Tricky Dick – 9 to 10pm on CNN – Miniseries Premiere
This four-part documentary traces the rise and fall and rise again…and yes, inevitable humiliating defeat of Richard Nixon. The opener focuses on his early years, a childhood beset by tragedy, and a maturation highlight by a knack for recognizing and seizing the opportunities that came his way.
Billions – 9 to 10pm on Crave – 4th Season Premiere
The Posh Frock Shop – 8 to 9pm (two episodes) on Makeful – Series Premiere
Designer Ian Stuart helps women find their dream dresses.
The Fix – 9 to 10pm on ABC/CTV – Series Premiere
Robin Tunney (The Mentalist) stars in this legal drama from the mind of OJ Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark. She plays Maya Travis, a lawyer whose career is derailed after the bungled prosecution of a high-profile double murder (sound familiar?).
Fortitude – 9 to 10pm on Superchannel Fuse – 3rd Season Premiere
Mental Samurai – 9 to 10pm on Fox/City – Series Premiere
Rob Lowe hosts this game show where contestants navigate an “obstacle course of the mind”, answering questions in four categories in a quest to win $100,000.
Love it or List it Australia – 9 to 10pm on Makeful – 2nd Season Premiere
The Village – 10 to 11pm on NBC – Series Premiere
This ensemble drama centres on the wildly different residents of a Manhattan apartment building, who find their lives intertwining in spite of all of their differences.
Lost Gold of World War II – 10 to 11pm on History – Series Premiere
Tracking treasures of the Second World War open with an exploration of the mountains in the Philippines for gold rumoured to have been buried by Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita in the closing months of the war.
The Jim Jefferies Show – 10:30 to 11pm on Comedy – 3rd Season Premiere
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists – 8 to 9pm on W – Spinoff/Sequel Premiere
This next evolution of the PLL franchise is based on the novel The Perfectionists, and will including both returning and new characters in a ten-episode first season.
Jann – 8:30 to 9pm – Series Premiere
Known for her humour almost as much for her music, Jann Arden is bringing her comedic style to the world of TV sitcoms, where she plays a heightened, fictionalized version of herself. In the opener, Jann deals with a manager who screws up a gig, an ex who has decided it’s time to move on, and a mother who is battling the onset of dementia. If anyone can pull this off, Jann can.
Restoration Garage – 9 to 10pm (two episodes) on Discovery Velocity – 5th Season Premiere
bublé! – 10 to 11pm on NBC/City/CTV Two
The Grammy-winning musician performs songs from his album, “love”, as well as his classic hits, backed by a 36-piece orchestra. He also talks about his rise to fame and the artists who inspired him along the way.
Zapped – 9 to 9:45pm on BBC Canada – 3rd Season Premiere
Pure – 9:45 to 10:30pm on BBC Canada – Series Premiere
Do you remember this CBC (and Superchannel) series from a couple of years ago about Ryan Robbins as a Mennonite pastor who works undercover in an organized crime network to clean up the drug trafficking problem in his community? (It was also picked up in the U.S. on Hulu and WGN America.) You’re forgiven, if you don’t. It only had this six-episode first season. Since then, though, it has been renewed for a second season, which premieres later this year. In the meantime, though, here’s the original first season.