For a show that was cancelled in March by CBC, MVP: The Secret Lives of Hockey Wives is having a very good year. In April, SOAPnet announced they’d picked up the first season of the show, which is set to air on that American cable network starting June 19. This week, ABC — the broadcast network sibling of SOAPnet — announced the first episode would air immediately following their telecast of the Daytime Emmys on June 20.
Is there still hope for a second season then? I’ll ask that and more of Mary Young Leckie, co-creator and executive producer, on Sunday’s TV, eh? Blogtalkradio show. Listen live at 11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern (call in with your questions at 646- 200-4063) or catch the podcast afterwards.
Find out why suburbia is evil, letting a preschooler make you sushi is a good idea, and how two TV writers can be backing opposite sides in the CRTC hearings and still fundamentally agree on how the Canadian industry needs to change. Oh, and why trying to connect a three-way phone call in the middle of a broadcast is a bad idea.
Durham County is making the move to Global television on Monday, May 19 at 10 pm, and the co-creators, writer Laurie Finstad Knizhnik and director Adrienne Mitchell, are first up on the program. [0:02]
Mark Bishop, executive producer of popular kids’ show This is Emily Yeung, chats about that show’s DVD release as well as This is Daniel Cook, The Adrenaline Project, and more [0:30]
The critically acclaimed Durham County is making the move to Global television on Monday, May 19 at 10 pm, and the co-creators, writer Laurie Finstad-Knizhnik and director Adrienne Mitchell, are first up on the program.
Then, Montreal Gazette columnist and filmmaker Josh Freed will tell us about his hilarious documentary My Messy Life, airing Saturday, May 17 at 7 pm on CTV. The film “examines the war between the Messy and the Neat, arriving at some surprising conclusions.”
Mark Bishop, executive producer of popular kids’ show This is Emily Yeung, will chat about that show’s DVD release.
Finally, industry insiders and bloggers Jim Henshaw and Denis McGrath are ready to rumble – they’ll debate the recent CRTC hearings.
Listen live this Sunday, May 11, at 11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern — and feel free to call in at 646-200-4063 with your questions or opinions — or listen to the archived podcast later.
Don’t miss a fun TV, eh? podcast, with Roger Abbott of Royal Canadian Air Farce talking to Bill Brioux about that show’s long run and final season coming up. Then Bill shares some famous television myths from his book Truth and Rumours: The Reality Behind TV’s Most Famous Myths, along with a bonus Canadian truth about Pierre Berton, Bruno Gerussi, and a bloody finger. Chris Haddock, creator of Da Vinci’s Inquest and Intelligence, chats about the Intelligence season one DVD release, the FOX pilot version of that show, John Wells, and Haddock’s plans to take Richard Stursberg’s job. The last part of the podcast is me sitting back and staying out of the way while two of CBC’s biggest personalities – Haddock and Roger Abbott of Royal Canadian Air Farce – survey the state of the CBC.
The rundown follows, with approximate start times in brackets:
Roger Abbott of Royal Canadian Air Farce on that show’s long history and not-so-long future [:02]
Bill Brioux, author of Truth and Rumours: The Reality Behind TV’s Most Famous Myths [:30]
Creator Chris Haddock of Intelligence and Da Vinci’s Inquest [:45]
I’m particularly excited by this Sunday’s TV, eh? Blogtalkradio show. Why? Not only does it promise to be entertaining, what with the funny and smart guests, but I have a de facto co-host in Bill Brioux, the Canadian Press TV critic who also has an entertaining blog, TV Feeds My Family. He’ll lead the first interview with Roger Abbott of the Royal Canadian Air Farce, who recently announced this upcoming season will be their last. Then I’ll talk to Bill about his book, Truth and Rumours: The Reality Behind TV’s Most Famous Myths, before we’re joined by Chris Haddock, the creator of Da Vinci’s Inquest and Intelligence, the first season of which was just released on DVD.
Listen live this Sunday, May 4, at 11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern — and feel free to call in at 646-200-4063 with your questions or opinions — or listen to the archived podcast later.