Everything about The Pinkertons, eh?

Comments and queries for the week of April 1

Do you know if there is a Season 2 for The Pinkertons? —Tony

The official word from CHCH—the Canadian network that airs The Pinkertons—is they have not signed on for a sophomore season yet. I’ve spoken to folks who worked on Season 1 who told me The Pinkertons will not be back.

Review: Schitt’s Creek Season 2 finale

This TV show is truly underrated. I’d never even heard of it until an advertising banner showed up on my Facebook page last week. The characters aren’t the normal one-dimensional caricatures you see in most sitcoms, especially David who I find to be a truly unique and compelling depiction of a pansexual person. Not a lot of shows explore this part of sexuality and I find that their nonchalant attitude about David’s sexual identity refreshing. My only complaint is Roland. His character is meant for another dumbed-down comedy. His brand of comedy is slapstick and I find that I can only take him in small doses. In comparison, his wife is a great counterpart for Moira and I enjoy seeing the two of them on screen together. —Lindsay

Agreed about the final episode! It was a great moment at the anniversary dinner when Johnny finally stood up for the town he and his family now call home, and I LOVED the final scene with everyone dancing. Very touching and I had a grin on my face the whole time. :D —Jeff

Heartland celebrates Season 10 news with a surprise

I look at the Lou and Peter drama a little differently, I guess. The world is full of divorced parents, so why not show an audience in a “family” show how two adults can work things out? Is this pie in the sky thinking? Maybe, but this is supposed to be a feel-good family show, in my opinion. —Pat

My family has enjoyed every season and were really impressed by the last episode. My girls have been living with Type 1 diabetes for seven years and were really grateful that the writers took the time to introduce this medical issue that is potentially life threatening. Georgie and Adam did a great job of portraying what it is like and how most people don’t know how to treat a diabetic low. Great job! We are looking forward to Season 10. —Sally


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Orphan Black, Bomb Girls, 19-2, Degrassi highlight DGC nominations

From a media release:

The DGC is delighted to announce the 2015 DGC Awards nominees. Selected from over 250 submissions, the nominees in 19 categories represent a cross section of the industry’s outstanding talent working in the screen-based industry. The Awards will be presented at the annual Gala on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at The Carlu in Toronto. Hosted by Arisa Cox and Seán Cullen with special guests soon to be announced, the 14th edition of the DGC Awards promises to be a big one. The evening will feature a special Nominees’ reception prior to the Gala.

Best Direction, Television Series
John Fawcett, Orphan Black
Podz, 19-2
Helen Shaver, Orphan Black
Kari Skogland, Vikings

Best Television Movie/Mini-Series
Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy
Kept Woman
The Book of Negroes, Episode 1
Trigger Point


Link: Actor works long, cold hours as Pinkertons detective

From Randall King of the Winnipeg Free Press:

Actor works long, cold hours as Pinkertons detective
If the real-life frontier-era Pinkertons Detective Agency had a reputation for hard work and determination, the same may be said for the TV series The Pinkertons, which is winding down the intense 22-episode shooting schedule that began Aug. 25. The show’s production is scheduled to wrap on March 19.

Jacob Blair, 31, plays Allan’s hot-headed, two-fisted son, William; Martha MacIsaac plays his cooler, more cunning partner, Kate Warne, the first female detective in the United States. Continue reading.