It’s back … the TV, eh? charity auction in support of Kids Help Phone is open now. Bid until Monday, December 9 on an incredible TV experience, priceless memorabilia, and more. All money raised will go to the charity — last year we raised $6800. Bid now and bid often on:

  • The Listener set visit and walk on role (donated by Shaftesbury)
  • Flashpoint DVD complete box set autographed by the creators (donated by Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern)
  • Flashpoint finale script autographed by the cast and creators donated by Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern)
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit package including t-shirt, tote, autographed cast picture, baseball cap and mug (donated by Lawrence Kaplow and Law & Order: SVU)
  • Anna & Kristina kitchen gift package including a KitchenAid blender, apron, cookbook, tote bag (donated by Worldwide Bag Media)
  • Primeval: New World crew t-shirt and autographed dinosaurs (donated by Gillian Horvath)
  • Sanctuary tote bag and autographed script (donated by Gillian Horvath)
  • Mr. Young costumes (donated by Mr. Young)
  • Philips Sonicare toothbrush (donated by Dr. Corey Low)
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From Marsha Lederman of the Globe and Mail:

How Canada is becoming the sci-fi nation
Canada has a rich history of American shows coming up north to shoot. That’s particularly so in Vancouver, where The X-Files was a game-changer way back, and continues today with series like Supernatural. Along the way, Canadians went from staffing the American productions to creating their own. Now, shows such as Continuum, Lost Girl and Orphan Black are generating some out-of-this-world (or at least out-of-this-country) buzz and deals; even the cancelled Canadian series Sanctuary has recently struck a syndication deal. Fuelled by all that experience, by the rise of the specialty channel, and by Canadian-content requirements, Canadian science fiction is undeniably having a moment. Continue reading.




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From Marsha Lederman of the Globe and Mail:

  • It’s over for Canadian sci-fi series Sanctuary
    While the official cancellation was announced this week (with word from the U.S. cable network Syfy that it would not pick up a fifth season), it seems that may have been a formality. The series was already done, according to Kindler, because of a decision by Beedie Development Group: The Burnaby-based real-estate developer, which had bankrolled the Canadian show (effectively operating as its studio), decided not to continue with the venture. Read more.


Sanctuary cancelled
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From Kent Gibbons of Multichannel News:

  • Syfy Ends ‘Sanctuary’ Run After Four Seasons
    Syfy confirmed it will not be bringing action series Sanctuary back for a fifth season. The move was not a surprise, in that the show, starring Amanda Tapping and executive produced by her, Damian Kindler and Martin Wood, was not part of the network’s recently announced upfront slate for 2012-13. Tapping recently told the blog Gateworld that the producers had released the show’s studio space in Vancouver because of the delay in ordering a new season, and that the show would not have been ready to return this fall even if Syfy had renewed it. Read more.

From TVSeriesFinale.com:



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