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TV, eh? podcast episode 172 – Hopped Up on Goofballs

This week Diane, Anthony and Greg take a look back on the past year in Canadian TV and discuss several news stories for their last chat of the year.

We chat about the latest TV, Eh? poll where Lost Girl and Murdoch Mysteries fans are battling it out for top spot in the Top Canadian Shows of 2014 (you have until Friday to weigh in with your picks). Also on the docket: CTV’s midseason schedule is brimming with Cancon like Motive, MasterChef Canada and Spun OutBell Media’s head honcho got some people steamed over his comments about CraveTV, CBC cuts back on its local news broadcasts and Shaw Media orders a final season of Continuum.

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TV eh B Cs podcast – Peter Mitchell, International Man of Murdoch Mysteries

Peter Mitchell is currently in his fourth year as the Executive Producer on the long-running Murdoch Mysteries. But his extensive career in Canadian television includes writing for such shows as Street Legal, The Campbells, Bordertown, Madison, Traders, Cold Squad, The Guard, Flashpoint, She’s the Mayor and The Listener.

His Producer credits include being an Executive Producer for Traders and Cold Squad, Creative Producer for The Guard and Co-Executive Producer for The Listener.

In addition to talking about drawing contemporary stories from 1902 for Murdoch, we find out some behind-the-scenes strategies on balancing mystery, gadgetry, and character fidelity on an epic Canadian television franchise in the middle of its 8th year. All of this with a touch of anarchy for taste.

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TV, eh? podcast episode 171 – All the Boobies

Diane is back after a vacation in the Galapagos, which leads to discussions about boobies before she, Anthony and Greg get down to business.

On the docket this week: CBC unveils its winter schedule, which includes the debuts of The Book of Negroes, X Company and Schitt’s Creek; Lost Girl returns Sunday to Showcase for its final season; and 24 myths about the CRTC, TV and Netflix. Also on tap: Netflix’s CEO claims TV will be dead in exactly 16 years and we discuss a National Post piece about the success of the Corner Gas brand.

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TV eh B Cs podcast – Cliff diving with Benjamin Ayres

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Benjamin Ayres is a leading performer in the film and television industry, well known for slipping seamlessly between genres. After two seasons as a series regular on the CTV hit series DAN FOR MAYOR, Ayres nabbed the role of Dr. Zachary Miller in the highly acclaimed CTV original series SAVING HOPE. He also plays Eric Blake on HBO Canada’s Gemini Award-winning series LESS THAN KIND, for which he received a Canadian Screen Award nomination. He also played the chain-smoking sex addict with a morbid death obsession in jPod.

In addition to many film and theatre performances he’s run the gamut of Canadian television over the past five years, including appearances on Rookie Blue, Seed, Bitten, Working the Engels, Lost Girl, InSecurity, Flashpoint, The Vampire Diaries, Psych and the upcoming Schitt’s Creek.

And maybe we talk a little bit about bourbon, tequila and the symbolism of carrying a sick rat through the goalposts of life during a Dave Gilmour guitar solo.

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TV, eh? podcast episode 170 – A Space for Us All

With Diane off in the Galapagos, Anthony and Greg go it alone this week in a decidedly CBC-centric podcast. Among the stories discussed: CBC’s content sharing agreement with The Weather Network, Canadians giving input into the creation of a new series pilot called Let’s Get Hitched and the danger of the public broadcaster going away forever. Greg and Anthony break down just what a super-simulcast of Corner Gas: The Movie means for viewers and work blue while celebrating the fact that Canadian TV is comfortable with swearing.

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