This time around, the trio discussed the final week of bidding in the TV, eh? auction to benefit Kids Help Phone and the sudden departure of Phil King, Bell Media’s president of sports and entertainment programming.
Showcase, the #1 Canadian Specialty Entertainment Network of the summer* is launching its critically acclaimed lineup of Fall shows with a massive pre-linear, multi-platform sampling opportunity for the premiere episodes of three highly anticipated series. The premiere episode of Mr. Robot is available now, exclusively on ETCanada.com and Showcase.ca, before being made available on over a dozen platforms alongside the premiere episodes for the final seasons of two fan-favourite Canadian original series, Continuum and Lost Girl, beginning August 21.
Mr. Robot’s premiere episode is available now on ETCanada.com and Showcase.ca. On August 21, the premiere episodes for the final seasons of Showcase’s award-winning original series, Continuum and Lost Girl, join Mr. Robot on 13 media platforms. These platforms include Shaw Media digital properties: Action-tv.ca,ETCanada.com, MyLifetimeTV.ca, Slice.ca, Showcase.ca, GlobalTV.com, and the Global Go App; on iTunes, YouTube, set-top box with most major television providers through Global On Demand and Showcase On Demand, the accompanying online portal for Showcase On Demand, and with Canadian streaming service,shomi (available August 25).
Videos expire on all platforms on Thursday, September 3 at 11:59pm ET. Prior to the broadcast premieres of new episodes, viewers can also catch up on Showcase’s hit originals Continuum (Season 1-3) and Lost Girl(Season 1-4) exclusively on shomi. Watch the first half of Lost Girl’s fifth and final season only on Showcase.ca.
Fall 2015 Premieres
– Mr. Robot Season 1 (10×60) premieres Friday, September 4 at 10pm ET/PT
– Continuum Season 4 (6×60) premieres Friday, September 4 at 9pm ET/PT
– Lost Girl Season 5B (8×60) special premiere times on Sunday, September 6 at 9pm ET/9:30pm PT. September 13 onwards, Lost Girl airs Sundays at 9pmET/PT
Mr. Robot is a techno thriller that follows Elliot (Rami Malek, The Pacific), a young programmer, who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night. Elliot finds himself at a crossroad when the mysterious leader of an underground hacker group (Christian Slater, The Adderall Diaries) recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect. Compelled by his personal beliefs, Elliot struggles to resist the chance to take down the multinational CEOs he believes are running (and ruining) the world. This contemporary and culturally resonant drama also stars Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallström. Showcase presents the Canadian series premiere of Mr. Robot on Friday, September 4 at 10pm ET/PT.
In the fourth and final season of the hit Canadian original series Continuum, Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) and the mysterious time traveler, Brad Tonkin (Ryan Robbins) must battle the Future Soldiers who arrived in a flash of light in the last moments of season three. Meanwhile, Kiera’s alliance with the remaining members of Liber8 challenges her relationship with both Carlos (Victor Webster) and Alec (Erik Knudsen). Kiera must also face off against Kellog (Stephen Lobo), who is using every option available to him to become the ruler of a dark future built in his image. Ultimately Kiera is put to the test when the dream of potentially reuniting with her family is reignited. Showcase presents the broadcast premiere of Continuum’s final season on Friday, September 4 at 9pm ET/PT.
Lost Girl ramps up for its final #FAEwell with the last eight episodes from one of Canadian television’s most popular original supernatural dramas. Over five seasons, Lost Girl has told the story of supernatural seductress, Bo (Anna Silk), a tough yet loveable Succubus who feeds off sexual energy. Since realizing she is part of the Fae, creatures of legend and folklore living among humans, Bo has forged her own path between the human and Fae worlds, while embarking on a mission to unlock the secrets of her origin. In the blow-out final episodes, Bo is desperate to stop the Ancients who are hell bent on wiping out all of Human and Faekind. Bo’s thrilling final journey brings her face-to-face with her greatest foe yet. Showcase presents the broadcast premiere of Lost Girl’sfinal eight episodes on Sunday, September 6 at 9pm ET/9:30pm PT.
Showcase is celebrating its Fall slate of critically acclaimed dramas and thrillers at this year’s 2015 Fan Expo Canada, running September 3-6, 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Showcase 2015 Fan Expo Canada Screening Schedule
Thursday, September 3: Continuum, Season 4, Episode 2
Friday, September 4: Mr. Robot, Season 1, Episode 2
Saturday, September 5: Lost Girl, Season 5B, Episode 2
The NBCUniversal-owned cable network has acquired Canadian comic book adaptation Wynonna Earp.
The 13-episode drama is based on the IDW comic book created by Beau Smith. Emily Andras(Lost Girl,Killjoys) developed the series for TV and is set to serve as showrunner on the Syfy drama, which will bow in April. Continue reading.
Emmanuelle Vaugier considers herself lucky. The Vancouver native has had the opportunity to play very different roles on projects north and south of the border whether it be The Morrigan on Lost Girl and cop Gabriela Del Toro on Republic of Doyle or Mia on Two and a Half Men and Det. Jessica Angell on CSI: NY.
Her latest role? Portraying Niko, a mixologist in a handful of episodes of Mistresses. Vaugier dished on her Mistresses gig, moving behind the camera and saying goodbye to Lost Girl for good.
The press release says you play Niko, ‘a tough and sexy mixologist at Wunderbar who becomes a thorn in Joss’ (Jes Macallan) side.’ Can you give me some more details? Emmanuelle Vaugier: She’s a mixologist, so she’s at the top of her game. She has four tattoos. We don’t know much about her past going in. There are things that you discover about her that I can’t reveal that will come out later in an ‘Oh my God!’ moment. It was an ‘Oh my God’ moment for me too because I didn’t realize it until the episode script was on my desk. She’s dark, edgy and is used to getting what she wants and she’s set on getting Harry [Brett Tucker]. And that’s a problem for Joss.
Obviously a spot on a show’s regular cast is ideal, but does part of you enjoy dropping in to guest star on shows like Mistresses where you get to play in someone else’s sandbox for a bit?
Absolutely. It means that I can come in and am there for a short period of time and have fun. Then I leave and pick up a new character and do something new. However, the sense of being on a show and being there for the duration and being a series regular definitely has its upside. There is a family feeling and being in it for the long haul.
Could Niko return to Mistresses?
It’s left open-ended. It’s possible.
I’ve made lifelong friends on that show. That part of it sucks, letting go of that, but we had a good run.
You’ve been in lots of projects both north and south of the border. You’ve starred in genre projects like Lost Girl and Smallville and conventional stuff like Two and a Half Men and CSI: NY. It’s been a very exciting and varied career so far. I’ve been very lucky that way. I’ve gotten to play a lot of different roles in different genres and a lot of actors don’t get to do that. There are more things that I do than others, but I’ve been blessed. It keeps things interesting and fun for me and keeps the creative juices flowing.
You were great in Republic of Doyle playing a Mexican detective.
[Laughs.] I remember having a conversation with Allan Hawco on the phone. I said, ‘Sooooo, how tied to the accent are you?’ I’d never done it and I knew it was going to be a challenge. We hired a dialect couch and really worked at it because it wasn’t an accent that was in my repertoire. In the States, if they want someone who is Latina, they hire a Latina and not me even though I look it. In Canada it’s different.
Let’s go from in front of to behind the camera. Do you have a hankering to write, produce and direct your own stuff?
I want to do more of that. Directing, not so much. But producing … I love the business side of things. I do have a passion and knack for that and I’d love to learn more about that process. Writing is something that terrifies me. I need to take a workshop or something. People say, ‘Well, just write.’ And I’m like, ‘But I feel like a dumb ass. I don’t know.’ I have all these books that I’m looking at and I’m coming up with all of these ideas with friends. It’s a process, but it’s a lot harder than people think. I don’t know what I’m doing, but I’m going to learn.
You’re very active on Twitter.
It’s really nice to have that direct access to your fans and be able to tell them what you’re doing and promote your career that way as well as having that human presence instead of being this person they see on television. They actually have a dialogue with you … jokes a sent around and moments are shared. I do a lot of conventions on my downtime thanks to Lost Girl and I’ve been able to meet people on Twitter in person, which is great.
Tell me about your charity, The Fluffball.
I’ve always been a huge animal person, and when it came to giving back and doing something for the community my thing was animals. I created The Fluffball and what we do it throw an annual cocktail event to benefit a different rescue organization every year. This year it’s The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation, based in Los Angeles.
What have you got coming up that you can tell me about?
I just finished a movie in Victoria called Stranger in the House. And then Sept. 6 the final season of Lost Girl starts on Showcase.
How do you feel about the end of Lost Girl?
It was one of those special shows where the cast all got along really well. We hung out, we still see each other and keep in touch. Whenever one of us is in Toronto or L.A. we always make a point to get together and hang out or make dinner, drink wine and catch up. I’ve made lifelong friends on that show. That part of it sucks, letting go of that, but we had a good run.