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TV, eh? podcast episode 191 – Out of the Doldrums

The Canadian fall television season gets its groove on, and Greg, Diane and Anthony spend the first part of the podcast discussing two weeks-plus of primetime chock-full of goodies like This Life, Love It Or List It, 22 Minutes, Rick Mercer Report, Dragons’ Den, Continuum, Haven, House of Bryan, Forgive Me, The Romeo Section and more. Check out our handy calendars to find out when everything debuts and returns.

We also chat about Blackstone‘s final season, reveal which Canadian network will broadcast Wynonna Earp and the ratings success of homegrown sci-fi series’ Orphan Black, Between, Dark Matter and Killjoys.

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Comments and queries for the week of October 2

TV Eh B Cs Podcast: The Many Realities of Mike Bickerton

A good listen! I knew Kristen’s leg cramps on TAR Canada and all the penalties must have freaked out the producers!

Also knew it was too cold for a Survivor Canada, it’d be hard to tell whose who under all the winter clothes, see teams from a distance in the snow and they could find the Hidden Immunity Idols by just following the crew member’s footprints. —DanAmazing

Smart and silly Sunnyside returns to City

So happy this got a continuation. I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s new episode! —Iris

Up in Arms a gem of a documentary

This is such a divisive issue. I grew up in rural Saskatchewan where guns are everywhere. My father probably at one time had a dozen guns around the farm and he used them often for shooting various pests, particularly skunks which often carried rabies or coyotes which went after livestock. My husband has guns, is an avid hunter (like most men around here) and also shoots a lot of skunks which wander into the village. Guns are just a way of life around here, it always has been. And people in Northwest Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta absolutely hated the gun registry because it costed law-abiding gun owners a lot of time and money and inconvenience. There are also of people in Saskatchewan who would support the NDP because Saskatchewan is more socialist in culture (this is where the NDP has their roots, recall) but because people here are afraid the NDP will bring back gun registries or something related, they won’t vote for them. —Ally Oop

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TV Eh B Cs podcast – The Many Realities of Mike Bickerton

Amazing

Over the past decade Mike Bickerton has been part of an Amazing Race to bring reality television to Canada. He had directed and produced a staggering list of the country’s most notable reality series including:

Game of Homes, Child Star, The Real Housewives of Vancouver, The Bachelor Canada, Village on a Diet, So You Think You Can Dance Canada, MasterChef Canada, Canada Sings, Battle of the Blades, Canada’s Next Top Model, and Canadian Idol.

He’s currently the senior producer of CTV’s rating’s bonanza Amazing Race Canada which just got picked up for 2016. We talk everything you wanted to know about Canadian reality series but were afraid to ask… lest you get voted out of the country.

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TV, eh? podcast episode 190 – Former Hippie Lotharios

This time around, the trio discusses the new and returning Canadian TV shows coming up in the next couple of weeks—including OLN’s Polar Bear Town and CTV’s Saving Hope—before moving on to discuss The Amazing Race Canada‘s Season 4 renewal and Motive rolling on production for Season 4.

Diane gives us a preview of her latest website piece on The Social‘s anti-social behaviour.

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TV Eh B Cs podcast 31 – Annie Murphy Rocks the Fire Tornado

Annie1Annie Murphy is a graduate of both the Canadian Film Centre Actors’ Conservatory and the Theatre Performance Program at Concordia University.

Her projects have included Beauty & The Beast, Rookie Blue, Flashpoint, Good God, The Story of Jen and Blue Mountain State. Murphy has also spent time on stages in Montreal and Toronto.

She is currently starring in Schitt’s Creek for CBC as Alexis Rose, and the day we recorded, her new CBC web series The Plateaus hit the web with the first five episodes of a story about a band of brother, sister, best friends, lovers, and lastly, musicians.

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