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Tonight: MasterChef Canada, Motive, Big Brother Canada

From network episode descriptions:

MasterChef Canada, CTV – “Ring of Fire”
After surviving a season of extraordinary challenges, the final two home cooks go head-to-head in a three-course culinary battle. With their families and former competitors there to cheer them on, they battle it out for $100,000, the MASTERCHEF CANADA trophy, and a life-changing title.

Motive, CtV – “The Amateurs”
Detectives Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman), Oscar Vega (Louis Ferreira), and Brian Lucas (Brendan Penny) each have their hands full with their own homicide investigations. But a common thread across all three murders leads the team to the centre of one of the city’s largest criminal organizations and an unexpected motive.

Big Brother Canada, Global
The houseguests face nomination in tonight’s episode of Big Brother Canada.

TV Eh B Cs podcast 21 – The Sticky Notes and Love Boats of Sarah Dodd


Sarah developed the popular book series THE SADDLE CLUB for television and helmed the story department in its first season. After two seasons as the executive story editor and writer on the YTV series ZIXX (for which she won a Leo Award for Best Screenwriting), Sarah was promoted to show-runner for its third season.

While working continuously in television since 1995, Sarah also co-wrote the award-winning short film THE SPARKLE LITE MOTEL with director Cory Kinney and participated in the NSI Features First program with her horror feature EXTINCTION. As a story editor, Sarah has worked on such feature films as DEFENDOR, WEIRDSVILLE, HANK & MIKE and ARCTIC AIR. Sarah has just completed season three of the hit primetime series Motive as the Co- Executive Producer.

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Tonight: MasterChef Canada, Motive

MasterChef Canada, CTV – “From Home, with Love”
The Top 5 home cooks enter the MASTERCHEF CANADA kitchen and discover not one, but two Mystery Box surprises. One box is filled with ingredients, and the other huge box contains an inspiring, emotional message from their families back home. Emotions run even higher for the remaining home cooks when it’s revealed that their families are in the MASTERCHEF CANADA kitchen, ready to cheer them on. The winning home cook gets to assign a piece of culinary equipment to each of their competitors in a strategic, high-stakes Elimination Challenge.

Motive, CTV – “Purgatory”
A horrific murder at a surgical clinic leaves the detectives with two dead bodies. Detective Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) suspects someone is following her while Neville Montgomery (Victor Garber) is determined to seal the leak of information coming from inside his own company – and he suspects one of his closest staff members.

Tonight: MasterChef Canada, Motive, Big Brother Canada

MasterChef Canada, CTV – “Fine Dining Under Fire”
The Top 6 home cooks confront their most difficult team challenge: the Restaurant Takeover. The pressure is raised considerably when the teams learn that the professional kitchen they’re taking over is one of the finest in the country, and belongs to MASTERCHEF CANADA judge Michael Bonacini – Oliver & Bonacini’s Canoe. The losing team then faces a Pressure Test featuring a familiar comfort food that is deceptively difficult to master.

Motive, CTV – “Best Enemies”
Detectives Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman), Oscar Vega (Louis Ferreira), and Brian Lucas (Brendan Penny) investigate a murder case in which a photographer, known for his sleazy treatment of women, is the prime suspect. Their efforts to solve the case are impeded by Internal Investigations Sergeant Gavin Saunders (David Lewis, Man of Steel), who interviews Sergeant Cross (Warren Christie), Lucas, and Vega about Angie and her methods.

Big Brother Canada, Global
The houseguests face nomination in tonight’s episode of Big Brother Canada.

Flashpoint’s Ed Lane is Canada’s favourite TV cop

Flashpoint may have gone off the air in 2012, but the cops of Toronto’s Emergency Task Force are still in our hearts. Ed Lane, specifically, who won our latest poll asking who their Favourite Canadian TV Cops were. Lane, played by Hugh Dillon, took the top spot with 5,737 votes.

In second place came Rookie Blue‘s Sam Swarek (Ben Bass) with 3,636 votes, Corner Gas‘ Davis Quentin (Lorne Cardinal) with 1,542 votes, Durham County‘s Mike Sweeney (Dillon again!) with 1,465 votes and Davis’ Corner Gas partner Karen Pelly (Tara Spencer-Nairn) with 995 votes.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Swarek’s primetime partners Gail Peck, Andy McNally and Oliver Shaw, Murdoch Mysteries‘ Det. William Murdoch and Haven‘s Nathan Wuornos. Several readers commented that Wuornos’ lady love, Audrey Parker, should have been an option but since she’s an FBI agent rather than a police officer, she wasn’t included as a choice.

Who are your favourite Canadian TV cops?

  • Ed Lane, Flashpoint (43%, 5,737 Votes)
  • Sam Swarek, Rookie Blue (27%, 3,636 Votes)
  • Davis Quinton, Corner Gas (11%, 1,542 Votes)
  • Mike Sweeney, Durham County (11%, 1,465 Votes)
  • Karen Pelly, Corner Gas (7%, 995 Votes)
  • Gail Peck, Rookie Blue (7%, 898 Votes)
  • Andy McNally, Rookie Blue (6%, 757 Votes)
  • William Murdoch, Murdoch Mysteries (3%, 375 Votes)
  • Nathan Wuornos, Haven (2%, 334 Votes)
  • Oliver Shaw, Rookie Blue (2%, 333 Votes)
  • Benton Fraser, Due South (2%, 332 Votes)
  • George Crabtree, Murdoch Mysteries (2%, 216 Votes)
  • Jules Callaghan, Flashpoint (1%, 175 Votes)
  • Tamsin, Lost Girl (1%, 161 Votes)
  • Dyson, Lost Girl (1%, 153 Votes)
  • Traci Nash, Rookie Blue (1%, 127 Votes)
  • Nick Collins, Rookie Blue (1%, 126 Votes)
  • Greg Parker, Flashpoint (1%, 119 Votes)
  • John Constable, The Beachcombers (1%, 117 Votes)
  • Thomas Brackenreid, Murdoch Mysteries (1%, 95 Votes)
  • Ray Kowalski, Due South (1%, 91 Votes)
  • Mike Scarlatti, Flashpoint (1%, 89 Votes)
  • Sam Braddock, Flashpoint (1%, 82 Votes)
  • Michelle Kenidi, North of 60 (1%, 77 Votes)
  • Ray Vecchio, Due South (1%, 73 Votes)
  • Kevin Wordsworth, Flashpoint (1%, 71 Votes)
  • Chloe Price, Rookie Blue (0%, 66 Votes)
  • Kiera Cameron, Continuum (0%, 60 Votes)
  • Dwight Hendrickson, Haven (0%, 60 Votes)
  • Angie Flynn, Motive (0%, 54 Votes)
  • Leslie Bennett, Republic of Doyle (0%, 51 Votes)
  • Kerri, Sunnyside (0%, 50 Votes)
  • Dov Epstein, Rookie Blue (0%, 48 Votes)
  • Donna, Sunnyside (0%, 47 Votes)
  • Art, Orphan Black (0%, 39 Votes)
  • Ben Chartier, 19-2 (0%, 36 Votes)
  • Ben Sullivan, Shattered (0%, 29 Votes)
  • Oscar Vega, Motive (0%, 27 Votes)
  • Chris Diaz, Rookie Blue (0%, 26 Votes)
  • Eric Olsen, North of 60 (0%, 25 Votes)
  • Tinny Doyle, Republic of Doyle (0%, 22 Votes)
  • Carlos Fonnegra, Continuum (0%, 22 Votes)
  • Henry Higgins, Murdoch Mysteries (0%, 21 Votes)
  • Mick Leary, Da Vinci's Inquest (0%, 20 Votes)
  • Slugger Jackson, Murdoch Mysteries (0%, 18 Votes)
  • Aidan Black, Cracked (0%, 17 Votes)
  • Nick Barron, 19-2 (0%, 15 Votes)
  • Harding Welsh, Due South (0%, 14 Votes)
  • Ali McCormick, Cold Squad (0%, 14 Votes)
  • Joshua Nolan, Defiance (0%, 12 Votes)
  • Leo Shannon, Da Vinci's Inquest (0%, 12 Votes)
  • Brian Fletcher, North of 60 (0%, 11 Votes)
  • James Harper, North of 60 (0%, 8 Votes)
  • Jessica King, King (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Kat Loving, Strange Empire (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Angela Kosmo, Da Vinci's Inquest (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Mary Spalding, Intelligence (0%, 7 Votes)
  • J.M. Brouillard, 19-2 (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Mark Cross, Motive (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Brian Lucas, Motive (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Inspector Dillon, Continuum (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Liz Carver, The Border (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Audrey Pouliot, 19-2 (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Diane Caligra, Cracked (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Ted Altman, Intelligence (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Gray Jackson, The Border (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Poppy Wisnefski, Cracked (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Tyler Joseph, 19-2 (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Ed Oosterhuis, Blue Murder (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Isabelle Latendresse, 19-2 (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Mickey Kollander, Cold Squad (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Frank Leo, The Bridge (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Jack Pogue, Blue Murder (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Amy Lynch, Shattered (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Beatrice Hamelin, 19-2 (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 13,495

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