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TV, eh? podcast episode 212 — Sweet Mouthfeel and Fleshy Palate

After discussing our ongoing charity auction in support of Kids Help Phone and Tatiana Maslany’s epic Primetime Emmy win for her work on Orphan Black, Greg and Anthony break down the next two weeks of Canadian TV programming.

Then, we talk about the reasons Corus ordered two more Anne of Green Gables TV-movies, production starting on CBC’s Bellevue, Food Network’s new series Chuck & Danny’s Road Trip and the Sept. 27 debut of Space’s Aftermath.

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TV Eh B Cs podcast 50 — Mike McPhaden what the Wizzle

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Take a good, close look at that picture. Count the hands.

Mike McPhaden is a TV writer based in Toronto best known for writing half-hour comedy for adults and kids alike.

Originally from Winnipeg, he got his start doing sketch and improv with the troupe Higher Than the Ground before heading off to train as an actor at York University.  After finding success as a playwright, he graduated from the CFC’s Prime Time TV Program and went on to write for YTV’s How to Be Indie, helmed by Vera Santamaria, John May and Suzanne Bolch. Other shows soon followed: Men With Brooms, Connor Undercover, Seed, Spun Out, Insecurity, Degrassi, as well as animated fare such as Rusty Rivets and Inspector Gadget.

Most recently he adapted two Gordon Korman novels into TV movies for YTV, This Can’t Be Happening at MacDonald Hall (co-written with Adam Barken) and The Wizzle War.

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TV, eh? podcast episode 211 — A Great Price on Old Cheese

Diane is back! She, Greg and Anthony discuss a jam-packed next few weeks in Canadian TV, when APTN and several specialty networks are broadcasting their new fall programs. Next up: Peter Mansbridge’s farewell tour at the CBC, Kevin Newman takes over W5 at CTV and the latest CRTC news regarding skinny basic cable and what broadcasters have to offer starting in December.

Finally, we promote this year’s charity auction benefitting Kids Help Phone and Diane makes an announcement regarding her time at TV, eh?

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TV, eh? podcast episode 210 — One Step Up from Tang

Note: This podcast is a re-post of the original, which was published earlier this month and lost during a website crash.

Diane’s still in Rio, so Anthony and Greg look forward to the upcoming weeks via the calendar, production beginning on History’s Hunting Nazi Treasure, CraveTV ordering a third season of Letterkenny, financial issues at Super Channel that have put three series in limbo and the cancellation of Houdini & Doyle.

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TV, eh? podcast episode 209 — Blame it on Rio

Note: This podcast is a re-post of the original, which was published earlier this month and lost during a website crash.

Diane is off to the Summer Olympics in Rio, leaving Greg and Anthony to chat amongst themselves. Among the topics covered this week: a relatively slow calendar, our newest poll, Wynonna Earp‘s Season 2 renewal, Discovery Canada’s ambitious fall lineup and whether Train 48 should return to Canadian TV.

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