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TV EH-B-Cs podcast – Dennis Heaton’s Quest for the Gold Monkey

DHavatarThis week’s conversation with Motive showrunner Dennis Heaton includes: reliving Motive’s first run (twice), what being a showrunner is all about, the creative process behind the camera, planning a season’s worth of episodes, how the characters are the thing, animation writing, Tarzan, Sid and Marty Krofft, and the elusive Gold Monkey.

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New Monday: Murdoch Mysteries, Call Me Fitz

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Murdoch Mysteries, CBC – “Midnight Train To Kingston”
Detective Murdoch accompanies convicted murderer James Gillies to his hanging. Guest star: Michael Seater

Call Me Fitz, Movie Central & The Movie Network – “A Very Special Fitzmas” season finale
A special hour-long holiday episode. As the holidays loom, Fitz (Jason Priestley) decides to give up drinking, prompting a visit from three ghosts who aim to show him the error of his ways. Meanwhile, Larry (Ernie Grunwald) reunites the Fitzpatricks with the promise of a lost family fortune.

Michael Gross annoys with nice on Call Me Fitz

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From Scott Stinson of the National Post:

Family Ties’ Michael Gross is the perfect foil for Call Me Fitz
When Sheri Elwood decided to create a guest-role arc in Call Me Fitz, for a character whose chief job would be to antagonize the fightin’ Fitzpatricks, the solution was obvious: make him really nice. “What would be more annoying to the Fitzpatricks than the nicest, most together, eco-industrialist,” Elwood, the creator and showrunner, says in an interview. “Let’s put Steve Jobs in a car lot. He doesn’t drink, he doesn’t swear, he meditates.” Continue reading.

Call Me Fitz faces fatherhood

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From Scott Stinson of the National Post:

Father knows less on Call Me Fitz
Richard Fitzpatrick remains an a-hole. After three seasons in which the used car salesman played by Jason Priestley was governed entirely by his remarkably unstrained id, where he drank, lied, cheated, swilled, swindled, fornicated and betrayed with abandon, the fourth season of Call Me Fitz had the potential for a watershed moment: the anti-hero was now a father. Continue reading.

From Melissa Hank of Postmedia:

Jason Priestley relishes bad-boy role on Call Me Fitz
Jason Priestley laughs as he remembers the time he had sex with a nun in a church. Ditto the time he let an HIV-infected baboon run wild, the primate all hopped up on erectile dysfunction meds. Knee-slapper stories, both of them. Continue reading.

From Chloe Tejada of Huffington Post Canada:

Jason Priestley On ‘Call Me Fitz’ Season 4: He Wants You To Watch It (Even If You’ve Never Heard Of It)
Chances are you haven’t heard of the TV show “Call Me Fitz,” even though the series airs in multiple countries around the world, including Canada. Continue reading.