Everything about Schitt’s Creek, eh?

Link: Schitt’s Creek: Emily Hampshire on delving into Stevie’s backstory

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Schitt’s Creek: Emily Hampshire on delving into Stevie’s backstory
“My first curiosity about Stevie from the beginning was ‘why is this girl who is clearly intelligent and can do so much more, why is she here and needing to be rescued by David to go to New York and escape?’ I realized this is Stevie’s choice. She’s choosing to stay here and to aspire to less than she’s capable of. That led to questions about her past, who are Stevie’s parents and more.” Continue reading. 

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Link: Daniel Levy on Showing One of the First Pansexuals on TV in ‘Schitt’s Creek’

From Will Thorne of Variety:

Link: Daniel Levy on Showing One of the First Pansexuals on TV in ‘Schitt’s Creek’
“A girl came up to me on the street and said the show changed the dynamic in her family. Her brother’s gay, and her parents had never accepted him. But by watching the way that Johnny and Moira interact with David in our show — how accepting they are — it was able to inform this girl’s parents in ways they hadn’t seen before. You often forget, because you’re so inside it, that television has power. And for us, any chance we get to project a world where things are good and right, that’s all we can hope to do.” Continue reading.

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Orphan Black, Schitt’s Creek, Kim’s Convenience among top TV nominations for 2017 Canadian Screen Awards

From a media release:
ACADEMY ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR 2017 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS

The nominees for the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards were announced today by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.

CSA nominations in 134 categories (24 film, 100 in television and 10 in digital media) were announced today at simultaneous press conferences in Toronto and Montreal and via Facebook Live on the Academy’s Canadian Screen Awards Facebook page here.

For a list of this year’s nominees in film, television and digital media, please click the below links:

The Canadian Screen Awards will be broadcast LIVE on CBC March 12, at 8 pm (9 pm AT; 9:30 pm NT) from Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. They will cap off the Academy’s Canadian Screen Week featuring seven events in seven days (March 6-12).

2017 Canadian Screen Awards presenters, additional Academy Special Awards and details of Canadian Screen Week events will also be announced in the coming weeks. Please check regularly for updates:www.academy.ca.

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Link: Schitt’s Creek: Annie Murphy’s pride at Alexis’ journey this season

From Bridget Liszewski of the TV Junkies:

Schitt’s Creek: Annie Murphy’s pride at Alexis’ journey this season
It can be a daunting task trying to keep up with comedy legends Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara on Schitt’s Creek, but now in her third season, Annie Murphy has proved she’s more than capable. Murphy plays Alexis Rose, the spoiled daughter of Moira (O’Hara) and Johnny (Levy), who along with her brother David (Dan Levy), is still trying to navigate life in Schitt’s Creek, even though the family has accepted it as their home. Season 3 of the hit CBC comedy will also see Alexis focus more on herself, rather than get caught up in romantic entanglements since her relationships with both Mutt (Tim Rozon) and Ted (Dustin Milligan) are over. Continue reading.

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Link: The success of Schitt’s Creek marks a turning point for the CBC

From David Berry of the Globe and Mail:

The success of Schitt’s Creek marks a turning point for the CBC
Daniel Levy has clearly put some thought into this. “I looked at the first two seasons as just sort of exploring the place,” he says, speaking with care. “It was just how these people related to their environment, this world they had no understanding of. Now they’ve settled into this place, and it’s about figuring out who they are.” Continue reading.

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