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22 Minutes, Mr. D, Tiny Plastic Men snag Canadian Comedy Award noms

The casts of 22 Minutes, Mr. D, Tiny Plastic Men, Rick Mercer Report and Republic of Doyle are among those nominated in this year’s go-round of the Canadian Comedy Awards.

Established in 2000, the awards celebrate Canadian comedians for their achievement in TV, film, radio the web and live performances. The 16th annual fete will be handed out on Sept. 13 in Toronto.

Here are the nominees in the TV categories:

TELEVISION / BEST TV SHOW
Meet the Family
Ryan Long is Challenged 
This Hour Has 22 Minutes XXII
Tiny Plastic Men Season 2
Too Much Information

TELEVISION / BEST DIRECTION IN A TV SERIES OR SPECIAL
Cameron Wyllie – The D.J. Demers Show – Backup Job
Derek Harvie – Meet the Family
Henry Sarwer-Foner – Rick Mercer Report – Ep 16
Mark O’Brien – Republic of Doyle – No Rest for the Convicted
Viveno Caldinelli, Michael Lewis- This Hour Has 22 Minutes XXII – Episode 20

TELEVISION / BEST WRITING IN A TV SERIES OR SPECIAL
Chris Craddock – Tiny Plastic Men, Season 2
Gerry Dee – Donor Dinner
Matt Doyle, Derek Harvie, Hannah Hogan, Brian Peco & Ron Sparks – Meet the Family
Peter McBain, Mark Critch, Mike Allison, Bob Kerr, Jon Blair, Sonya Bell, Heidi Brander, Adam Christie, Pat Dussault, Dean Jenkinson, Jeremy Woodcock, Mary Walsh – This Hour Has 22 Minutes XXII – Episode 16
Ryan Long, Jarek Hardy, Max Off – Ryan Long is Challenged

TELEVISION / BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES
Cathy Jones – This Hour Has 22 Minutes XXII
Ellie Harvie – Some Assembly Required
Jill Morrison – Sloppy Seconds
Leslie Seiler: 24 Hour Rental 
Susan Kent – This Hour Has 22 Minutes XXII

TELEVISION / BEST MALE PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES
Darrin Rose – Mr. D
Gerry Dee – Mr. D
Jonathan Torrens – Mr. D
Shaun Majumder – This Hour Has 22 Minutes XXII
Terry Barna – Meet the Family

TV Eh B Cs podcast 24: Paul Mather – Tripping the 49th Parallel

Paul_MatherPaul Mather was showrunner on the iconic series CORNER GAS, the most successful sitcom in Canadian history. He also ran the internationally acclaimed commercial hit LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE. Paul co-created and co-ran the Gemini-nominated series DAN FOR MAYOR for CTV and created and ran MEN WITH BROOMS for CBC. Outside of the sitcom format, Paul was head writer and a Supervising Producer on one of the Canada’s highest-rated and most enduring shows, the news satire RICK MERCER REPORT. Since moving to the U.S., Paul has developed with CBS, and was a Supervising Producer on NBC’s THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW and on FRIEND ME for CBS.

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TV, eh? podcast episode 185 – Suddenly Sudbury

Diane, Greg and Anthony discuss CBC’s summer comedy series Still Standing and Fool Canada and Global moving Rookie Blue to Wednesday nights. Also on the docket: Killjoys and Dark Matter score for Space, the Directors Guild of Canada nominations, Diane chatted with CBC boss Sally Catto, and the trio opine whether Canada is ready for another shot at the late-night talk show genre and who might host it.

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Link: Rick Mercer on Fears, His Bucket List, and the Problem with Young People

From Erin Davis of Notable:

A Notable Chat with Rick Mercer on Fears, His Bucket List, and the Problem with Young People
Flying planes, sitting in fighter jets, hanging off buildings, and plunging into freezing cold water – it’s all in a day’s work for Rick Mercer. His job also lets him rant his way through graffiti-filled alleys about pretty much anything on his politically fuelled mind. As Canada’s number-one political satirist and a beloved comedic TV personality (and he has over two dozen Gemini Awards to prove it), Mercer calls politics his “sport.” Continue reading.