From Bill Brioux of TV Feeds My Family:
Gross, Pinsent guest on Doyle finale
I was out in St. John’s, Nfld., last fall when these episodes were being shot. The actors and crew were camped inside a retired school house. They were making good use of the place: a fight scene between Hawco and Gross was shot on the roof and a classroom on the second floor was turned into a cabin in the woods on the day I was a fly on their wall. Read more.
Republic of Doyle, CBC – “The Return of the Kingpin”
The city is thrown into chaos when a prison break floods the streets with escaped cons, and a threat against Tinny makes it extremely personal for Jake; Unphased by the warnings from her uncle and grandfather, Tinny oversees a police transport of seized guns and drugs. Guest stars: Gordon Pinsent, Paul Gross, Joel Thomas Hynes, Jonathan Keltz, Yannah McIntosh.
Republic of Doyle, CBC – “What Doesn’t Kill You” – season finale
With Tinny abducted at gunpoint by Maurice Becker, Jake and Crocker have no choice but to work together to get her back; While being held captive, Tinny attempts to get into Becker’s head. Guest stars: Gordon Pinsent, Paul Gross, Joel Thomas Hynes, Jonathan Keltz, Yannah McIntosh, Carlos Diaz.
Continuum, Showcase – “Second Chances” season premiere
Kiera resurfaces after the Mayor is killed in a brazen assassination. She reunites with Carlos to solve the murder and also tries to reconnect with Alec, who has changed since reading the message from his future self.
The Borigas, Bravo – “The Purge”
Now fully recovered, Pope Alexander tasks Cardinal Sforza (Peter Sullivan) with instigating an “inquisition” among the Cardinals who were politicking against him when his life lay in the balance. With the “evidence” he needs, Pope Alexander dismisses and banishes all the Cardinals he does not trust.
The Junos, CTV
Hosted by superstar Michael Bublé, the awards will be presented by a diverse range of Canadian Talent – from rapper Maestro Fresh Wes (@MaestroFreshWes), singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards (@kittythefool), and hitmakers Dragonette (@dragonette) to fan favourite Jim Cuddy (@JimCuddy), up and comer Victoria Duffield (@VDuffield), and musical legend Anne Murray (@annemurray1). Additionally, chart-topping East Coast rapper Classified (@classified) with David Myles (@mylesdavid), and multi-platinum recording artists The Tenors (@tenorsmusic) are both slotted to be musical presenters performing their respective hit singles “Inner Ninja” and “Forever Young”. THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS brings together some of the country’s most well-respected artists to deliver Canada’s most exciting night in music. THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS airs from Regina’s Brandt Centre, live in Atlantic Canada, Québec, Ontario, and Saskatchewan at 8 p.m. ET (9 p.m. AT/6 p.m. CT), as well as at 8 p.m. CT/MT/PT in Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia.
From James Bawden:
Republic Of Doyle: Season Ender
CBC’s biggest drama hit Republic Of Doyle wraps up its successful season with a rollicking two-parter that begins this Sunday night at 8. Ratings are way up this season [Diane says: No. they're not] because of the prime Sunday night slot but also because the writers seem to finally know what kind of a show they’re delivering: long on comedy characterization. Read more.
From Bill Brioux in the Toronto Star:
Paul Gross and Gordon Pinsent join Republic of Doyle season finale
They saw early on in Hawco a kindred spirit capable of taking on, as Gross calls it, that same “idiotic burden.” Cranking out a weekly series as both star and showrunner — which Gross did with Due South — is not something he ever wants to embrace again, he says, although he’s been a triple threat and more in subsequent films such as Passchendaele. “I think it’s bone crushing.” Read more.
From John Doyle of the Globe and Mail:
Buckle up tight for Republic of Doyle’s rollicking season-ender
Far be it from me to speculate about your taste and the vital importance of Michael Bublé hosting the Juno Awards (see below) but I’d guess that for a lot of people the big deal this weekend is the two-hour season finale of Republic of Doyle (Sunday, CBC, 8 p.m.). Yes, boys and girls, it takes two hours of thrills and spills to wrap up the season. And what a mad, wild ride it is, without a Bublé to be seen. Read more.