May 2013

LoveItListItLove It or List It is set to hit the 100 episode mark next month.

The 100th episode of the celebrated W Network hit show, Love It or List It, is scheduled to air Monday, June 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Marking the milestone for the popular Canadian series, the network, show producers, crew and hosts will celebrate with a red-carpet gala event in Toronto at the end of May.

Trailblazers in the factual entertainment genre, Gemini-award winning Big Coat Productions partnered with W Network to create Love It or List It as a reality hybrid show, blending the two genres that married the voyeuristic appeal of real estate and the dramatic and comedic reality of renovations. Continue reading »

RookieBlue2013Shaw Media has today sent out a press release teasing the “new cops, new cases, and new couples” in the upcoming fourth season of Rookie Blue.

Here’s the release:

Global is proud to announce the highly anticipated return of Canada’s favourite cop show Rookie Blueseason four, in simulcast with ABC on Thursday, May 23 – 10pm ET/PT.

Also new this season is Rookie Blue In Session, a dramatic short form web series on GlobalTV.com that will give fans an unprecedented look inside the minds of the police officers from 15 Division. Continue reading »

VincentWalshDeception and Lost Girl actor Vincent Walsh has been cast in the lead role of CTV’s new drama series Played.

Production has commenced on the 13-part scripted series from Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Film Productions Ltd., which is shooting in Toronto through September 2013.

Created by Executive Producer Greg Nelson (Saving Hope, Rookie Blue), and from Emmy Award-nominated Executive Producer Michael Prupas (The Kennedys, Being Human) and Gemini Award-winning Executive Producers Adrienne Mitchell and Janis Lundman (Bomb Girls, Durham County), Played tracks an undercover police unit as it infiltrates criminal organizations through different case stories/“plays”. Continue reading »

OrphanBlack3Space has given a second season order to new Canadian drama Orphan Black.

The Toronto-based series, which is currently half-way through its first season, will return in the spring of 2014 with 10 new episodes.

A record-breaker from the beginning, Orphan Black had the highest Original Series premiere ever for Space with an average of 513,000 viewers for its March 30 launch.

After five episodes Orphan Black has been watched in part by 2.8 million Canadians. With a weekly average of 364,000 viewers, Orphan Black is the #2 series for Space this broadcast year behind only Doctor Who. Continue reading »

ArresteddevelopmentposterMore guest stars have been added to the fourth season of Arrested Development.

Cougar Town’s Busy Philipps and comedienne Natasha Leggero have joined the long list of people making guest appearance sin the Netflix season.

Philipps and Leggero join John Krasinski, Kristen Wiig, Seth Rogen, Conan O’Brien, Andy Richter, Ben Schwartz, Chris Diamantopoulos, John Slattery, Isla Fisher, Terry Crews, Ben Stiller, James Lipton, Carl Weathers, Jeff Garlin, Liza Minnelli, Judy Greer, Henry Winkler and Scott Baio. Continue reading »

RookieBlue44Rookie Blue creator Tassie Cameron has credited Flashpoint as being a “game-changer” for TV in Canada.

Cameron, who served as a co-executive producer and writer on Flashpoint, says that without it Rookie Blue may not have even existed.

“I have such a soft spot for that show,” Cameron says of Flashpoint. “Having been involved in the first year and having worked with Mark (Ellis) and Stephanie (Morgenstern, its creator-producers) closely. It really was a game-changer for Canadian television.

“Certainly, I don’t know that there would have been a ‘Rookie Blue’ without a ‘Flashpoint,'” adds Cameron. “I feel grateful, and I feel that I learned a lot. They made a very gracious exit, and did it on their own terms and did it beautifully. I really respect that.” Continue reading »

A fan-created LEGO Breaking Bad video game clip has been released online showing the much-loved characters building a meth lab out of LEGO bricks and cooking up a batch.

The clip shows Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) in the familiar LEGO game environment playing out a scene from the series.

If only this was an actual game.

A bunch of new images have been released from the season premiere of Rookie Blue.

The first ep of the fourth season is called ”Surprises” and if these images are anything to go by, it looks like we are in for a few.

The series returns to Global on Thursday, May 23 at 10pm ET/PT.

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