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Musimax makes a "Smash" and MusiquePlus brings the best reality shows this fall

Last winter, MusiMax reached 1.5 million Quebecers every week. This fall, the musical reference for nostalgics will continue to go beyond music, entertainment, show business and emotions!

Smash (French title to be confirmed)

Smash hits all the right notes as this new musical drama celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of Broadway theatre. It follows a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire — to be a Smash. Produced by Steven Spielberg and featuring original songs and stunning musical numbers, the series centres on a desire to create a Broadway musical based on the life of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe. Before the show becomes a sensation – successful songwriting duo Tom and Julia must first tackle their personal troubles. A rivalry soon develops between the two young ladies fighting for the lead role. A tenacious producer jumps on board with a brilliant director whose talent is matched by his cunning and egocentric amorality. The musical drama features Katharine McPhee, Angelica Houston, Uma Thurman, Debra Messing and many guest-stars from the world of film, music and stage.

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Sexiest (French title to be confirmed)

Sexiest presents thematic countdowns based on world’s sexiest stars: “The sexiest couples of the world”, “The most glamorous stars,” “The most extreme transformations by celebrities,” “The world’s sexiest bodies “,” he best celebrity scandals, “etc..

Video Killed the Radio Star (French title to be confirmed)

An inside look at the golden era of the music video, the 1980’s through the eyes of the mega-celebrities that came to represent it. A picture will emerge, not just an era of memorable music, but innovative filmmaking with creative brilliance. The behind the scenes invitation into the world of music videos as told by: Sting, U2, Duran Duran, Whitney Houston, Guns N’ Roses, Bon Jovi, etc.  

And do not miss new episodes of 40 ans : Profession mannequin (Fr. v. of She’s Got The Look), Haute coiffure (Fr. v. of Shear Genius), La danse des étoiles (Fr. v. of Dancing With The Stars) et Millionnaires à tout prix (Fr. v. of Millionaire’s Club). 


As contemporary as ever, MusiquePlus remains the most effective network to reach the 18-34 crowd who make up 38% of its viewership. This fall, THE musical reference in Quebec will bring some of the most interesting reality shows on air, with incursions in the world of pranks and tattoo artists.

Best Ink (French title to be confirmed)

Who Is America’s Top Tattoo Artist? Best Ink is competition reality series laying bare the cutthroat and wildly unpredictable world of tattoo artistry. With nothing but their needles, ink, and passion, ten respected tattoo artists from across the country compete for $100,000 and the cover of Tattoo magazine. The contestants are guided through the competition by tv host and recording artist Kimberly Caldwell. Sparks will fly and egos will clash and as the stakes get higher and the challenges become more difficult, only one artist will get the ultimate bragging rights to call their work “Best Ink.”  

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Pranked (French title to be confirmed)

Pranked is a tv show presenting the funniest videos and pranks of the web. Comedians Streeter and Amir also comment in their most funny way the videos.

Not to mention the great comebacks of hit series like 16 ans et enceinte (Fr. v. of Sixteen and Pregnant), Bienvenue à Jersey Shore (Fr. v. of Jersey Shore), Criss Angel (Fr. v.), Danse ou crève (Fr. v. of America’s Best Dance Crew), Gene Simmons: Mes bijoux de famille (Fr. v. of Gene Simons Family Jewel), La prochaine top modèle américaine (Fr. v. of  America’s Next Top Model), La prochaine top modèle australienne (Fr. v. of Australia’s Next Top Model), L’incroyable famille Kardashian (Fr. v. of The Kardashian) et Skins (Fr.v.)

Intrigued by MusiquePlus and MusiMax’s 2012 fall lineups? All the details are available on our website. And don’t hesitate to share your enthusiasm by commenting on our blog, checking out the Astral TVPlus Facebook page and Twitter account, or posting on the Facebook pages of MusiquePlus and MusiMax.

Enjoy the season!


Source: BBM Infosys, Fr. Qc. and total Qc., Mo-Su 2a-2a, WS2012: Jan. 2 – April 22, 2012 (corresponding weeks for WS 2011).

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