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William Shatner among guest stars of Private Eyes season 2

From a media release:

Global announces Canadian icon William Shatner among list of guest stars joining season 2 of hit series Private Eyes

  • Additional Guest Stars Include ET Canada’s Sangita Patel, Race Car Driver James Hinchcliffe, Fashion Entrepreneur Jeanne Beker, Fashion Designer Stephan Caras, and Actor Anthony Lemke
  • Last Summer’s #1 New Series Returns to Global Spring 2017

Global is thrilled to announce award-winning Canadian actor, director, and writer William Shatner will guest star on an episode of original hit series Private Eyes. With a second season returning this spring, Shatner joins series stars Jason Priestley and Cindy Sampson, and will play a P.I. and old nemesis of Angie Everett (Sampson).

Global’s detective drama also welcomes additional notable Canadian personalities including ET Canada’s very own Sangita Patel, renowned race car driver James “Hinch” Hinchcliffe, media personality and fashion entrepreneur Jeanne Beker, top fashion designer Stephan Caras, and Canadian actor Anthony Lemke.

With an exciting 18-episode order, Season 2 picks up with Shade now Angie’s full partner in Everett Investigations, but are the two of them really ready for what that means? Team player Shade has grand plans to “grow the agency” – but lone wolf Angie’s used to things the way they are. Can these two ever reconcile their differences to succeed as a duo?

One thing’s clear: their contrasting skillsets yield results when it comes to solving cases. As their success grows, the cases that come their way get even bigger and more sophisticated, plunging them into the diverse worlds of auto racing, real estate, high fashion, and private school privilege. For all their bickering and disagreements, there’s no substitute for the adrenaline rush of taking down a bad guy or helping an innocent victim. And through it all, there’s the undeniable chemistry between the two – something they must acknowledge sooner or later.

In anticipation of the hit series’ return, viewers can catch up on the first season of Private Eyes on GlobalTV.com and Global Go.

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Link: Jason Priestley on his Canada’s Walk of Fame induction

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Jason Priestley on his Canada’s Walk of Fame induction
“The 48 episodes we made of Call Me Fitz are the 48 episodes of television that I am most proud of in my entire career. I think that was pretty close to perfection. I’m incredibly proud of that show and what we accomplished on it.” Continue reading. 

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Production begins on Season 2 of Global’s Private Eyes

From a media release:

Entertainment One (eOne) and Piller Segan, alongside Canadian broadcast partner Corus, are pleased to announce that principal photography has begun on Season 2 of Global’s runaway success Private Eyes. Starring Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills 90210, Call Me Fitz) and Cindy Sampson (Rogue, Supernatural), the 18-episode order is shooting in and around Toronto and is set to premiere on Global in spring 2017. Priestley will also play double duty as both star of the series and director of the first episode.

As last summer’s #1 new series, the Canadian original detective drama follows the P.I. powerhouse duo, Matt Shade (Priestley) and Angie Everett (Sampson) as they lead Everett Investigations together and test each other both professionally and personally.

Season two picks up with Shade now Angie’s full partner in Everett Investigations, but are the two of them really ready for what that means? Team player Shade has grand plans to “grow the agency” – but lone wolf Angie’s used to things the way they are. Can these two ever reconcile their differences to succeed as a duo?

One thing’s clear: their contrasting skillsets yield results when it comes to solving cases. As their success grows, the cases that come their way get even bigger and more sophisticated, plunging them into the diverse worlds of auto racing, real estate, high fashion, and private school privilege. For all their bickering and disagreements, there’s no substitute for the adrenaline rush of taking down a bad guy or helping an innocent victim. And through it all, there’s the undeniable chemistry between the two – something they must acknowledge sooner or later.

Further complicating matters are Shade’s too-smart daughter Jules (Jordyn Negri, Grizzly Cup), his unpredictable ex-wife Becca (Nicole de Boer, Haven), and his quick-witted and sarcastic father Don (Barry Flatman, Hell on Wheels, Fargo). Other returning characters are the lovable Detective Mazhari (Ennis Esmer, Blindspot, Red Oaks, You Me Her) and the cool-as-ice Detective Nolan (Clé Bennett¸ Heroes Reborn, Sensitive Skin), Angie’s sometime boyfriend and foil to Shade. Joining the cast this season is Samantha Wan (Second Jen) as Zoe Chow, the quirky bookworm that Shade and Angie take on as an office manager to assist – and mediate – their epic disputes.

Private Eyes season two is executive produced by John Morayniss and Tecca Crosby for eOne, Shawn Piller and Lloyd Segan for Piller Segan, Jason Priestley, Alan McCullough, James Thorpe and Tassie Cameron. McCullough and Piller are also Showrunners for season two.

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Global renews Private Eyes for second season

From a media release:

Following a blockbuster first season that averaged over 1 million viewers (Ind. 2+) per episode, Global’s breakout hit and #1 new series of the summer, Private Eyes is renewed for a second season. The series, from leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne), has received an impressive 18 episode order, with production set to begin in Toronto this fall.

The Canadian original detective drama follows the P.I. powerhouse duo, Matt Shade (Jason Priestley) and Angie Everett (Cindy Sampson) as they lead Everett Investigations together and test each other both professionally and personally. At the end of Season 1, Angie offers Shade a full and equal partnership in the agency.  However, with Shade intent on putting his stamp on Everett Investigations, will Angie live to regret this new arrangement?  And will they be able to navigate their complicated – but undeniable – romantic attraction?  Only time will tell.

Viewers who missed Season 1, can catch up on Private Eyes on GlobalTV.com and Global Go.

Private Eyes season two is executive produced by John Morayniss and Tecca Crosby for eOne, Shawn Piller and Lloyd Segan for Piller Segan and Jason Priestley.

Private Eyes is produced by eOne in association with Corus Entertainment, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit.

eOne controls international rights for the series.

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Comments and queries for the week of June 24

MasterChef Canada

If Jeremy had served one entree rather than four dishes in one, I think he would’ve had a better change of winning. His mistake was making four dishes rather than one in the entree round. —Rich

Wow, that’s all I can say. What a disappointing finale. Jeremy was supposed to win. They wanted a Canadian female to win for ratings, but at least find someone other than Jeremy to put her up against. He outclassed her on so many levels. —Ed

I will not watch MasterChef Canada again. The decision and shallowness of this year’s decision has left a very bad taste in my mouth. —Cynthia

It must have been a very difficult decision for the Chef judges, but I was happy that Mary came out victorious. I will bet that Jeremy gets some offers in the culinary industry in his future. —Joyce

Jeremy threw in everything but the kitchen sink in that appetizer, four sushi dishes and dessert. That doesn’t make it creative! Would you like a bison entree, followed by four different raw seafood rolls and then a dessert that had cream in it? None of the dishes were connected in any way.  For those of you who think Mary won because she is a woman, how would you like it if a man won and everybody said he only won because he’s a “man”? You are sore losers. Veronica, Matthew, the doctor and several other contestants got as much face time as Mary did on the show. She won because she’s a great chef—get over it! —So There

For those who thought Jeremy should have won, keep in mind that the winner was likely decided not just based on the final round but over the entire competition. At any rate, I didn’t think Jeremy decisively beat Mary in the final round. Keep in mind, none of us tasted the food. —Rabbit

I think Mary had it in the bag all season and her final meal looked and obviously tasted great. Good on you girl. Hope you get everything you want. —Glenys


Haunted Case Files

Unfortunately, we won’t be able to see the series premiere in the U.S. for a few more weeks, it’s both exciting and a relief to read your thoughts about Episode 1. Anna and I shared five of our most compelling investigations complied over the last six years of investigating some of the most haunted locations in the U.S.A. Villisca is certainly an experience we will not forget, it is good to know through our stories you felt some of the anxiety and fear this location, as well as the others, experienced by each of us. We are a bit biased when it comes to the content and the impact our stories have with the viewers. It is good to read such a positive recap.
In closing, we can attest to the fact that ALL of what you hear and see is real, experienced by each of us, (The Paranormal Investigators Squad). We love what we do, we continue to Seek the Truth. One location at a time! Thanks for a Great Review!! Regards.—Alan and Anna Tolf, PoppaNana Paranormal Investigations, Michigan


Private Eyes

I’ve always made fun of my girlfriend’s detective shows, but not Private Eyes. I’m hooked especially on Cindy Sampson, now there is one sexy woman. Let’s just hope this show lasts a little while; not a bad show for being Canadian. —John

 

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