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The return : Canada’s Drag Race: May the best win
Restart your engines. The country’s most colorful competition is back in action! In this third season, 12 drag queens will try to win the grand prize of $100,000. Among them are two from Quebec: the outgoing Gisèle Lullaby, a regular at Montreal’s Mado cabaret, and Lady Boom Boom, who hosts shows at Quebec’s Le Drague Club. On the judging side we find the same jury as last year, namely Brooke Lynn Hytes, aka “Queen in the North”, Traci Melchor, correspondent of the show eTalk, and host Brad Goreski. And of course, over the course of the nine episodes, offered in a version with French subtitles, the trio will be joined by different personalities once a week over the course of the nine episodes.
Crave, Thursday at 9 p.m
The safe bet: So you think you can dance
We like a lot revolutionbut we must admit that we prefer it So you think you can dance. After a forced hiatus of two (long) years due to some pandemic, the Cat Deeley-piloted competition took to the air again earlier this summer. Even if we weren’t completely convinced of the format changes at first, in the end the joy of seeing varied choreographies in duet week after week prevails. We’re even starting to join the new jury, which consists of Stephen “tWitch” Boss, JoJo Siwa, and Leah Remini. But we still miss Mary Murphy’s “Hot Tamale Train.” Choo Choo!
Citytv, Wednesday at 7 p.m. and FOX, Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Platform : Animal Shelter – Mission: Aristopaws
The animal show is back in action, but in a reinvented formula. After playing as a volunteer at various animal shelters for seven seasons, Stéphane Fallu became interested in Les Aristopattes, a charity that takes care of injured or sick animals (or “maganes” as the host would say). The comedian introduces us to these adorable cripples who are welcomed, treated, placed in foster care, and then adopted. In the first episode we paint the portrait of Bleuet, a little dog who, after breaking two legs from a truck, was abandoned at the animal hospital because his owners didn’t have enough money to pay for the surgery. In the second episode we follow a young husky with respiratory problems.
On the True platform
The event: The grocery store
The grocery store loses a big chunk this week. After 20 years at the helm of the weekly show, Denis Gagné is officially stepping down. To mark the occasion, Radio-Canada is presenting a Public Affairs magazine special on nutrition, in which his two co-hosts Marie-Josée Taillefer (2002-2007) and Johanne Despins (2007-2022) pay tribute to him. Also on the programme: people the show has touched and inspired in various ways, including several people who say they learned French from watching the reports. Myriam Fehmiu will succeed Denis Gagné next autumn. She will take office on September 14.
ICI Télé, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m