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TV Eh B Cs episode 36 – Loretta Yu and Simu Liu talk Blood and Water

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As you’re listening to this episode, OMNI TV has already premiered the first episode of Blood and Water, a half hour scripted crime drama following a murder, the family involved, and detectives trying to solve it.

I talked with both Loretta Yu and Simu Liu, whose characters of Teresa and Paul form a small part of this web of intrigue. We discuss this new endeavour for OMNI and some of the diverse choices that went into the conception and filming of Season One.

Along the way we also contemplate some of the challenges of being young actors in Canada tied to cultural expectations by show creators. All of this and some terse input from a four-legged friend who, for all we know, may be the murderer, in my conversation with Loretta Yu and Simu Liu.

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TV Eh B Cs podcast 35: Matt MacLennan’s Smell of Hope

M2Matt MacLennan is a writer and producer who, over the past few years, has worked on some of Canada’s most popular homegrown shows including Rookie Blue, Played, Call Me Fitz, The Listener, Republic of Doyle, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Life with Derek, and Overruled.

He’s currently got two seasons under his belt of writing and being a supervising producer for CTV’s Motive which flips the whodunit on its head by starting each episode telling you whodunit.

We talk about his jobs producing, writing, a childhood of Dungeons & Dragons and his plans to milk artisanal goats in my conversation with Matt MacLennan.

TV, eh? podcast episode 192 – Michelina’s and Sunny D

After an extra week off, the news edition of the TV, Eh? podcast returns outlining the new and returning shows coming up, the Season 2 return of Schitt’s Creek, the big winners at the Directors Guild of Canada Awards, the fall ratings so far and discussion surrounding the CBC acquiring broadcast rights to the next several Olympic Games.

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TV Eh B Cs podcast 34: Punk and Disorderly with Bruce McCulloch

Actors Bruce McCulloch (left) and Atticus Mitchell are shown in a scene from the televsion show "Young Drunk Punk." THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rogers Media-Michelle Faye

A member of the seminal Canadian sketch show The Kids in the Hall, Bruce McCulloch has written or performed several one-man shows including Two-Headed Roommate, Jazz Stenographers, Slightly Bigger Cities and most recently The Pink Dot Stories in San Francisco. Bruce has two spoken word/ comedy/ music CDs Shame-based Man and The Drunk Baby Project.
Bruce has written and/or directed several films including Dog Park, Superstar, Stealing Harvard, and Comeback Season. Bruce has also recently acted in episodes of Workaholics and the latest season of Arrested Development. His first book, “Let’s Start a Riot” was released last year.
He spends most of his time in L.A. where he writes and produces for network and cable television. He’s the creator of ABC’s Carpoolers. His latest project for City and CBC, Young Drunk Punk, is a show inspired by his own life that he both writes and stars in it.
We talk about all of this, and where Ferlinghetti may have puked, in my conversation with Bruce McCulloch.
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TV Eh B Cs podcast 33 – Shimmying to Sunnyside with Alice Moran

alice_moranAlice Moran is an actor, writer, and improviser who can be seen on shows such as The Ron James Show, The Next Step, Too Much Information, and Space Janitors.  Currently she stars on City’s sketch comedy series Sunnyside.

She is the artistic consultant at The Bad Dog Theatre in Toronto.  She’s created, produced, and performed in shows including Hungry Hungry Games, Final Frontier, and Throne of Games. She’s also been lucky enough to have performed in numerous other shows; favourites include Pad Set, Secret Origin, Whedonesque, and Doctor Whom.

As a teenager, she started working for The Second City as a writer and performer.  Additionally she has received over 3 million views for her comedy featured on The Second City Network. Her sketch “Hogwarts:  Which House Are You?“ was featured on Topless Robot, The Huffington Post, CBS News, and Time.

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