Today’s Lede Stories

Saturday, March 23

For many decades unwed mothers were forced to give up their babies for adoption. In a new episode of W5, at 7 p.m. ET on CTV, a segment titled "Taken" reveals the lingering emotional scars from such a heartless policy. Plus, a segment called "A Space Odyssey" follows David Saint-Jacques and his seven-month mission to go where few Canadians have gone before.

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Wednesday, March 20

Jann Arden plays an extreme, fictionalized version of herself on a funny quest to renew her fame while struggling with family obligations in CTV's hilarious and heartfelt new series JANN, debuting tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET. TV critic Bill Harris spoke with Arden about this intriguing mix, including whether or not the other Canadian musicians and celebrities mentioned on the show are in for a big surprise!

Feel like flying to the moon tonight? CTV, Citytv, and Crave combine for a multi-network super-simulcast of Grammy® Award-winning Canadian singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer Michael Bublé’s new music special, BUBLÉ!, at 10 p.m. ET on CTV2, Citytv, and Crave. Accompanied by a 36-piece orchestra, Bublé performs classic songs and original compositions from all stages of his remarkable career.

Sunday, March 24

It's time for ACTION, a four-part docu-series from SHOWTIME exploring the legalization of sports gambling in the U.S., debuting tonight at 8 p.m. ET, only on Crave. ACTION chronicles the lives of professional gamblers, bookies, and oddsmakers through the ups and downs of the 2018 NFL season.

Jim Parsons, who plays one of the biggest and smartest "kids" on TV, Sheldon Cooper, on CTV's THE BIG BANG THEORY, turns 46 today. As much as Parsons may want to celebrate his birthday, he has an even bigger party coming up on May 16, when THE BIG BANG THEORY airs its highly anticipated, hour-long series finale to wrap up 12 seasons of big laughs.

Monday, March 25

It’s Canadian Screen Week, highlighting the best that Canadian television, film, and digital media have to offer. Bell Media programming garnered a total of 183 nominations for the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards, which will be handed out this week at the CTV Gala Honouring Non-Fiction Programming (Tuesday, March 26), the CTV Gala Honouring Creative Fiction Storytelling (Wednesday, March 27), the Gala Honouring Digital Storytelling (Thursday, March 28), and the Broadcast Gala (Sunday, March 31). Stay tuned all week for Bell Media’s big wins!

ICYMI, must-watch TV titles coming only to Crave in April include the highly anticipated eighth and final season of HBO’s GAME OF THRONES (April 14), the series premiere of DOOM PATROL (April 5), and the series premiere of WARRIOR from CINEMAX (April 5). Also on tap are marquee movie premieres, including BLACKKKLANSMAN (April 12) and CRAZY RICH ASIANS (April 19).

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