OrphanBlack3Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany used different musical playlists to help her get into the mind-sets of the different women she plays on Orphan Black.

“The music for me was an extra step, something that physicalized that or made it more emotional for me,” she tells the Hollywood Reporter.

“Music is like a lifeblood; it changes the way I move, it changes the way I feel about myself, the way I walk into the room is different depending on the song I was just listening to. The external development of the aesthetic of each character.”

Maslany says that all of her characters are written “so specifically and with such complexity and with respect for each of the characters”. Continue reading »

chloeMuchVJMontreal’s Chloe Wilde has been selected as the winner in the Much VJ Search.

After a fierce, month-long competition full of grueling challenges, shocking eliminations, a two-week bus tour across Canada, surviving “Camp Much,” and a whole lot of action, the FRUCTIS FRUIT SENSATION PRESENTS: MUCH VJ SEARCH winner was announced live on tonight’s final and emotional episode of the MUCH VJ SEARCH. Chloe begins her new job on MuchMusic next month.

At 24 years old, Chloe Wilde has exactly what it takes to be a MuchMusic VJ. Not just a pretty face, Chloe’s well rounded knowledge on youth culture, coupled with her quirky and likeable delivery gives viewers a unique and authentic perspective on today’s fast-paced world of entertainment and music, that only Much can deliver. Continue reading »

BombGirls20132Bomb Girls will not return for a third season.

The Global drama series has been cancelled by Shaw Media after two seasons on the air.

The series will end with a two-hour Bomb Girls TV movie that will “conclude the rich storylines and the amazing journeys of these beloved characters which have strongly resonated with the show’s loyal fans.”

The homegrown drama featured Meg Tilly, Jodi Balfour, Ali Liebert and Charlotte Hegele, with Rosie O’Donnell guest starring this season. Continue reading »

2013 JUNO AwardsCTV’s broadcast of the 2013 Juno Awards last night drew an impressive audience of 1.91 million, up 24% on last year.

Hosted by the charismatic Michael Bublé, the two-hour broadcast from Regina’s Brandt Centre is the third most-watched JUNO AWARDS on record on CTV*.

Nearly seven million viewers watched some or all of the broadcast, which peaked with 2.5 million viewers during Michael Bublé’s first television performance of his new single “It’s A Beautiful Day.” Continue reading »

continuum2013The chance to play a strong female character was the driving force behind Rachel Nichols’ decision to join Continuum.

The actress says she was drawn to the character of Kiera because she feels there aren’t a lot of female characters like her on TV.

“You know I started reading the script and I was about 10 pages in and I thought, ‘Holy cow! I have to play this role’”, she told TV, eh?.

“Because there was everything: she’s smart, she’s got a family, she’s travelling in time, she’s doing fight scenes, she’s forging her way 65 years into the past. There were so many elements to the script and I just thought, ‘Wow man, there are not a lot of female characters like this on TV.’ There are not a lot of female characters like this in general.” Continue reading »

JunosBubleW5 will turn to the spotlight on Juno Awards host Michael Buble ahead of the ceremony.

Premiering this Saturday, April 20 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV, W5’s “THE VOICE” catches up with the acclaimed international star, whose career has included the sale of more than 40 million albums to date.

The Burnaby, B.C.-born artist muses with CTV’s Beverly Thomson about his future plans, becoming a father for the first time, and his upcoming album release, while taking an honest and even touching look back over his career. Continue reading »

Continuum_2013Following on from Defiance last night, another big premiere is coming to Showcase this week.

The second season of Continuum will hit Canadian screens on Sunday, April 21 in what will be a world premiere.

Hailed as an “exciting, action-packed romp” (io9) and a “hot new summer show” (Huffington Post Canada), the sophomore season picks up after the shocking season one finale that saw Kiera (Rachel Nichols) race to stop Liber8’s planned attack. The second season of the Canadian Screen Award and Saturn Award-winning series stars Nichols, Victor Webster, Roger Cross, Stephen Lobo, Erik Knudsen and features guest star Hugh Dillon. Continue reading »

amy-schumerThis month, Space will be premiering the brand new sketch series Inside Amy Schumer.

Premiering Tuesday, April 30 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, the stand-up comedian, actress, writer, and two-time Comedy Central Roaster is poised to shock viewers with her no-holds-barred take on topics including sex and relationships – all demonstrated through a series of scripted vignettes, stand-up, and woman-on-the-street interviews.

In the series premiere, Schumer attends a casting session for the famous Internet video “2 Girls, One Cup,” lets her imagination run wild after a one-night stand, and endures a slightly less-than-terrifying flight. Continue reading »

AllMyChildrenBrand new episodes of All My Children and One Life to Live are coming to Canadian screens courtesy of FX Canada.

Breathing new life into the popular series with an edgier and sexier spin, both programs reignite the classic franchises with modern themes, fresh new faces, and the return of fan-favourite characters.

The long-running serial dramas premiere Monday, April 29, airing weekdays starting with All My Children at noon ET/2 p.m. PT, followed by One Life to Live at 12:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT, exclusively on FX Canada. (check local listings.) Continue reading »

Defiance2The long-awaited sci-fi series Defiance is coming to Canadian screens next week.

Showcase will debut the new series – which stars Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran and Mia Kirshner – on Monday, April 15 with a two-hour premiere.

Defiance introduces an exotically changed planet Earth, its landscapes permanently altered following the sudden – and tumultuous – arrival of seven unique alien races. In this somewhat unknown and unpredictable landscape, the richly diverse, newly-formed civilization of humans and aliens must learn to co-exist peacefully. Continue reading »