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Doyle stars reveal their Canadian TV faves

“Oh yeah!” is the common refrain on Republic of Doyle, but a more apt one for fans may be “Oh no!” since word came down earlier this year that the series’ upcoming sixth season will be its last.

Yup, Jake Doyle (Allan Hawco) is hanging up the keys to his GTO after driving his way into our hearts. Hawco and the rest of the cast told me that it was his plan to have the series he co-created with Perry Chafe and Malcolm MacRury go out on top rather than fizzle out (or, one supposes, be part of CBC’s recent cull that saw the cancellation of Arctic Air, The Ron James Show and Cracked).

Republic of Doyle‘s action-packed hours of crime solving and witticisms will be missed, but so will the weekly sojourns in St. John’s, a city that’s pretty as a postcard and boasts memorable real-life characters. Doyle is a unique and memorable series, and one that  ranks among viewers’ favourite Canadian series of all time next to programs like Corner Gas, Due South, The Beachcombers and even The Littlest Hobo. As we count down to Doyle‘s final season on the air, we got the stars of the East Coast drama to name their favourite home-grown series of all time.

Allan Hawco (Jake Doyle)
Quentin Durgens, M.P.  Gordon Pinsent played an M.P. in Ottawa.”

Krystin Pellerin (Leslie Bennett)
Mr.  Dressup.”

Mark O’Brien (Des Courtney)
Codco.”

Marthe Bernard (Tinny Doyle)
“I was going to say The Kids in the Hall, but I feel like I should say Codco because my dad worked on it, but he also wrote for The Kids in the Hall, so I’ll say that.”

Sean McGinley (Malachy Doyle)
Due South.”

Lynda Boyd (Rose Miller)
“It’s a toss-up between The Beachcombers and Mr. Dressup, because I grew up with both.”

Republic of Doyle returns to Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET this fall on CBC.

Which is your favourite Canadian TV show of all time? Comment below to let me know!

Link: Mark O’Brien of Republic of Doyle

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From Adnan M of The Arts Guild:

Mark O’Brien chats about Republic of Doyle, Directing & More
“Actor Mark O’Brien is a recognizable face in the world of Canadian arts. Best known for playing Des Courtney on Republic of Doyle, he has dabbled in many cool projects with critical acclaim, both in Canada and internationally. We take a moment to chat with him about the sixth and final season of Republic of Doyle, his love for directing, and a couple of interesting projects he’s working on.”  Continue reading.

New Wednesday: Dragons’ Den holiday special, Republic of Doyle

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Dragons’ Den, CBC
The holiday season has arrived and things are getting festive in the den. In this holiday special, 8 entrepreneurial ventures from across Canada will hope to cash in on the Dragons’ seasonal spirit. Products such as candy cane-themed Christmas lights, luxury dog houses, magnetic board games and the requisite ugly Christmas sweater will have the Dragons feeling jolly.

Republic of Doyle, CBC – “Brothers In Arms”
Jake crosses paths with a familiar hot headed cop, Jimmy O’Rourke while chasing a super hacker; Mal and Rose negotiate their way to a windfall; Des becomes apprenticed to a slick new Master.

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New Wednesday: Dragons’ Den, Republic of Doyle

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Dragons’ Den, CBC
An electric demonstration has the owner riding circles around the Dragons; a pitch that gives the Dragons a lot to digest; and a business that has its customers drooling. Plus, a pitch that promises to keep the Dragons from running on empty.

Republic of Doyle, CBC – “Major Crimes”
When an informant of Leslie’s is murdered, she investigates the case with Callum and their partnership takes an unexpected turn. Jake gets involved in Callum’s business with notorious and resourceful Ray Maddox much to his distaste. Tinny’s constable skills are tested on a big case earning her respect from an unexpected source. Guest Stars: Ryan Robbins, Clint Butler, Thom Marriott, Darrin Baker, Jonathan Keltz, Sara Canning, Kate Corbett.