En Route to the 2016 Rio Olympics: ICI Radio-Canada Télé’s Spring-Summer Season

March 24, 2016

The eyes of the world will be on Rio de Janeiro from August 5 to 21 as the Olympic Games are staged in South America for the very first time. With front-row seats for all the action and no fewer than 17 hours of reports directly from Rio every day between 7 a.m. and midnight, ICI Radio-Canada Télé viewers will be able to keep a close watch on our Canadian athletes. Audiences will already have had a chance to get to know our athletes before the Games officially start by tuning in to JE VAIS À RIO, hosted by Alexandre Despatie.

In the meantime, ICI Radio-Canada Télé’s 2016 spring-summer season is once again distinguishing itself with a wide range of compelling informative and entertaining productions that viewers are invited to discover as the season advances.

Starting on Monday, April 4, Pénélope McQuade will be back with a top-notch team in LES ÉCHANGISTES, a new twist on the talk-show format, while the fifth season of DANS L’ŒIL DU DRAGON kicks off with new Dragon Gilbert Rozon joining the team. Patrice L’Ecuyer will launch the 11th season of SQUELETTES DANS LE PLACARD on April 18, while May 2 is the day we get to rediscover the day-to-day pleasures shared by Stephane Bellavance and his guests on PAR ICI L’ÉTÉ. This will also be the 11th season of LA PETITE SÉDUCTION, hosted by Dany Turcotte, which will include brand new segments designed to showcase the artists and communities visited. VOX POP, an entertaining new program hosted by André Robitaille, will compare and contrast the opinions of yesteryear and today on a wide variety of topics. The ICI Radio-Canada Télé’s lineup will also include the one-of-a-kind cultural magazine PAPARAGILLES, hosted by MC Gilles, and the unique humour of the young and zany actor-comedians of LE NOUVEAU SHOW. Viewers will also be able to accompany Dr. Sébastien Kfoury as he meets still more wild animals in ANIMO’s sixth season. Back for a third season, celebrities jump aboard a vintage car with Michel Barrette to share their secrets and memories on VIENS-TU FAIRE UN TOUR?, while starting on May 22 Jean-Luc Mongrain and Marie-Soleil Michon will host a various personalities to comment on the issues of the day. June 20 marks the start of LE COMBAT DES VILLES, a new cooking competition featuring chefs and products from regions across the province.

In terms of dramas, the tension keeps growing in the new episodes that wrap up the series LE CLAN, shot in Acadie and Quebec. Also in store for spectators is RéelleMENT, a highly anticipated satirical comedy set behind the scenes of a TV reality show inspired by The Bachelor. Viewers will also enjoy following the third and final season of the romantic comedy TOI & MOI, shot in the Ottawa region. Finally, a second documentary on April 5 will focus on the real-life situations that inspired UNITÉ 9, shining a light on the challenges faced by primary workers.

Finally, in news and current affairs, 1001 VIES will premiere an outstanding selection of Canadian documentaries, including three finalists from Toronto’s Hot Docs festival and four more on the Olympic Games and our athletes. DÉCOUVERTE will present three superb series from the BBC. L’ÉPICERIE will be going into summer mode on June 1, while starting on June 21 viewers will be able to tune in to the new current affairs magazine REMUE-MÉNAGE, which focuses on families and the associated social, cultural and economic issues.

See all the details in the downloadable media book. (French only)

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