Everything about Mr. D, eh?

Tonight: Mr. D, Escape or Die, Illusions of Grandeur

Mr. D, CBC – “Coach of the Year”
Gerry figures he’s a sure thing for the school’s Coach of the Year award after his team wins the city championship. Callaghan makes a bombshell announcement. Jimmy is finally graduating and Frank is determined to help him find a career.

Escape or Die!, OLN – “Shanghai Express Escape (Shanghai, China)” series premiere
Escape artist Dean Gunnarson had his ankle smashed the last time he attempted to escape from a speeding rollercoaster. Now, he is in Shanghai, China to defend his title as the “World’s Most Daring Escape Artist.” The Chinese media have come out in full force to watch Dean face off against one of the largest wooden rollercoasters in the world. Chained to the tracks with a neck collar, Dean has added extra locks to up the danger.

Illusions of Grandeur, OLN – “Toronto” series premiere
Zack Mirza begins a magic journey across North America in his hometown of Toronto. He delights locals with close-up magic and explores his old haunts, like the magic shop where his obsession with magic began. He performs for Toronto Raptors star, Terrence Ross (shooting guard/small forward), blowing his mind with a basketball trick shot for the ages. Finally, Zack embarks on the most ambitious card illusion he’s ever attempted.

Link: Gerry Dee wants see ‘Mr. D’ on the big screen

From Jim Slotek of QMI Agency:

Gerry Dee wants see ‘Mr. D’ on the big screen
A Mr. D movie? Why not? Canadian theatres have made space for Trailer Park Boys and Corner Gas features.

“Movies are a given,” says comedian Gerry Dee, who parlayed his earlier teaching career into a hit CBC sitcom that has been greenlit for a fifth season. Continue reading.


Tonight: Rick Mercer Report, 22 Minutes, Schitt’s Creek, Mr. D, Open Heart

Rick Mercer Report, CBC – season finale
Rick visits the three schools that won The Mercer Report’s annual ‘Spread the Net’ Student Challenge.

22 Minutes, CBC – season finale
On 22 Minutes this week, special guest Mike Holmes helps judge renovations on Parliament Hill and an openly covert report with a politician and his spy pen from Parliament Hill.

Schitt’s Creek, CBC – “Town For Sale”
Johnny finds a potential buyer for the town, while David and Alexis discover they may have become more attached to Schitt’s Creek than they ever thought possible.

Mr. D, CBC – “Coaching Prospects”
Gerry’s star player is being scouted by Syracuse University, and Gerry wants to come along as part of a package deal. Robert is selling tickets to his upcoming play, and Malik is spreading the love with his magical 20-second hugs.

Open Heart, YTV – season finale
Will Dylan find the truth she’s been furiously searching for?

TV Eh B Cs podcast 17 – Jonathan Torrens’ Reflections on Canadianity

Jonathan2015-highresJust over the past couple of years alone, in addition to winning a Canadian Screen Award playing Robert Cheeley on Mr. D., he was the host of Wipeout Canada and TV with TV’s Jonathan Torrens on TVTropolis, on which – in addition to hosting – he serves as writer/producer/director. He was also part of the multi-award winning sitcom Call Me Fitz on HBO Canada.

Before that, Torrens was seen as “Gerald” on Spike TV’s popular reality show parody Joe Schmo 2. Hosting stints include both The Kids Are in Charge for the Travel Channel U.S. and Popularity Contest for CMT U.S., as well as co-anchoring and reporting on Reality Remix, Fox’s Reality Channel’s daily flagship show, and making frequent appearances on the E! Network’s popular 50 Most…clip shows.

He’s been dropping rhymes for years as J-Roc on the infectious Trailer Park Boys. His work on five seasons (225 episodes) of Jonovision earned a total of 7 Gemini Award nominations.

Oh… and there was about a decade’s worth of Street Cents that EVERYONE growing up in 90’s Canada remembers.

He’s also currently co-hosting a podcast with Our Lady Peace’s Jeremy Taggart called Canadianity.

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