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Rogers Media Television Specialty Rundown: Monday, August 30 – Sunday, September 5



Rogers Media Television Specialty Rundown: Monday, August 30 – Sunday, September 5


Visit the exotic island Sri Lanka with Les Stroud in the season premiere OF BEYOND Survival with les stroud (OLN)


Check out CHECK IT OUT! For REAL IT’S on G4


Watch the series premiere of Childrens Hospital as the promiscuous doctor’s deal with relationships, lies, scandal and oh yah…sick children. 



MIchael jackson is brought back to life in the series premiere of mary shelly’s frankenhole (G4)


(TorontoAugust 26, 2010) Tune in to OLN, G4 and The Biography Channel for the thrills, laughter and awesome entertainment putting the special in specialties.  See below for the rundown of NEW series premieres and returning favs.


Programming Images available (including new Frankenhole images) at




Survivorman Marathon: Sunday, September 5 at 10am to 8pm ET/PT

Follow Les Stroud in this all day marathon leading up to the premiere episode of Stroud’s new show Beyond Survival with Les Stroud. Each episode of Survivorman finds Stroud in a remote wilderness location demonstrating primitive methods of survival He overcomes seemingly insurmountable obstacles and explores the amazing and beautiful natural world around him.


Beyond Survival with Les Stroud: Sunday, September 5 at 8pm ET/PT***Series Premiere***

Les Stroud breaks the mold of documentary filmmaking again with his astonishing new series, Beyond Survival with Les Stroud. In the premiere episode Les travels to Sri Lanka, an island that from its beginnings was populated by thousands of demons, spreading disease and chronic pain. The only cure… a devil dance—the most complex, dramatic exorcism in the world and Stroud has secured a place to be the patient. Watch as Stroud learns to build, stand and fish from a single pole over the ocean. Then, Les travels inland to survive with The Vedas, a group of people who have been living out of caves since the mid 80’s.


Man V. Food: Monday, August 30 to Friday September 3 at 9:30pm ET/PT

Passionate foodie Adam Richman is on a hunger quest to find the most mouthwatering pigout joints in the United States. After getting to know the people behind the dishes from the staff to the loyal patrons, Adam seeks to find out what makes these places so legendary. This week Adam heads to Portland, Seattle, St Louis, Los Angeles and San Jose. Watch as Adam indulges in doughnuts shaped like voodoo dolls, a  hot wing contest and 12-egg omelete challenge. 




Check It Out: Monday, August 30 at 9pm ET/PT***Series Premiere*** 

*Grammatical styling courtesy of Check it Out*

Check It Out is as parody of as local market’s newsmagazines show starring Oscar-nominee John C. Reilly as Dr. Steve Brule. Each week’s our host Dr. Brule will introduces his audiences to local celebrities and interesting thing’s around towns as well a providings health’s and lifestyle tip’s.


Childrens Hospital: Wednesday, September 1 at 9pm ET/PT***Series Premiere***

Childrens Hospital lampoons the medical show genre by exploring the emotional struggles and sexual politics of a group of doctors with supercharged libidos. The dedication of these doctors to their personal lives is relentless; interrupted only by the occasional need to treat sick children. In the series premiere, Cat (Lake Bell) breaks up with Glenn (Ken Marino), and Lola (Erinn Hayes) fakes a brain tumor to dump Owen (Rob Huebel). Later, they "console" each other. Blake (Rob Corddry) is a sad clown, and Owen's ex-partner tries to lure him back to be a cop.


Mary Shelly’s Frankenhole: Monday, September 2 at 9pm ET/PT***Series Premiere***  

Victor Frankenstein works as a doctor of immorality for the famous and the ridiculous and discovered a secret time/space wormhole in his closet.  From all over the world, from all time periods -- dignitaries and celebrities throughout history come to seek the good doctor's help.  You never know who you'll see in his waiting room. This week Victor Frankenstein brings Michael Jackson back to life some twenty years after his death in order to hang out with his now adult son Blanket Jackson.


Undeclared Marathon: Sunday. September 5 from 1pm to 930pm ET/PT

It’s that time again, summer is over and a new semester of school is just around the corner. Join college freshman Steve Karp and his fellow dorm-mates as they embark on one the greatest experiences of their lives...unfortunately for Steve, his lonely and recently divorced father is tagging along for the ride in this all day marathon.


The Biography Channel


Beverly Hills 90210: Thursday, September 2 starting at 11am ET/PT

It’s back to school circa 1993 in everyone’s favourite zip code 90210. Tune in through out the day for Beverly Hills 90210 themed bios and specials. Go behind the scenes with Brandon, Brenda and creator Aaron Spelling. School’s in, learn a thing or two!


Aaron Spelling Biography: 11am & 4pm ET/PT

Jason Priestly Biography: 12pm 5pm ET/PT

TV-ography: Beverly Hills 90210: 8pm ET/PT

Shannon Doherty Biography: 9pm ET/PT


The Biography Channel is a specialty television station in Canada that showcases real people, real drama, 24-hours a day.  Distinct programming blocks (Our Stories, Famous Faces, The A-List and Celebreality) offer an entertaining mix of biographies, reality series, documentaries and films; giving viewers behind-the-scenes and up close and personal access to today’s hottest celebrities, movers and shakers and pop culture icons.  Available to digital cable and satellite customers, The Biography Channel in Canada is owned by Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information visit


G4 (formerly G4TechTV) is a digital television station in Canada that connects young adults to the latest in entertainment, gaming, pop culture and technology.  It's the ultimate destination for animated and live action comedy series as well as access to behind-the-scenes previews and reviews of leading edge events and trends.  Owned by Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company, G4 is available by subscription on digital cable and satellite.  For more information about G4 visit


OLN is a specialty television station in Canada offering viewers a one-stop destination for adrenaline pumping action and adventure entertainment.  From original Canadian hit reality, adventure, and travel series (Mantracker and Survivorman) to hit US acquired programming (Ghost Hunters and MonsterQuest). OLN takes viewers on intense, rugged journeys across Canada and around the world.  OLN is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information visit


Media contact:


Meghan Hardy, Rogers Media Television, 416.764.3197,     

Veronica Logue, Rogers Media Television, 416.764.3195,


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