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Link: The State Of Canadian TV, Part II

From Jim Bawden:

The State Of Canadian TV, Part II
So there I was at my favourite Greek restaurant on Danforth Avenue with three of my favorite people involved in Canadian TV: a veteran publicist, a veteran actress and a well known producer. Here are highlights of our lunch time conversation.

ME: Who wants to start as we dissect the current state of Canadian TV? Continue reading.

Link: Hello Goodbye unveils realities about power of love, affection

From John Doyle of The Globe and Mail:

Hello Goodbye unveils realities about power of love, affection
Hello Goodbye (CBC, Friday, 8:30 p.m.) is a delightful new reality series anchored in that truth. Simply done, it documents people arriving and leaving at Pearson International Airport in Toronto and lets them tell their stories. It’s about love and pain and hope and the whole damn thing, but mostly about people loving each other. It’s funny, at times deeply moving and a must-see. Continue reading.

Link: Air Farce New Year’s Eve special on CBC targets Duffy, Trump, Star Wars

From Bill Brioux of the Canadian Press:

Air Farce New Year’s Eve special on CBC targets Duffy, Trump, Star Wars
The Force is back this year, and so is The Farce.

Canada’s most-popular comedy troupe, The Royal Canadian Air Farce, has been helping Canadians ring in the New Year on TV since 1992.

They’re back again this year on CBC with “Air Farce New Year’s Eve 2015.” Last year’s special was the biggest draw yet, pulling in over 1.8 million viewers. Continue reading.

Link: New Year’s Eve: Air Farce ready to dump on Trump during annual special

From Bill Harris of Postmedia Network:

New Year’s Eve: Air Farce ready to dump on Trump during annual special
The one Canadian network that still is committed to programming specifically made for New Year’s Eve is CBC.

It starts with the annual Air Farce New Year’s Eve special. Veteran Air Farce cast members Don Ferguson, Luba Goy and Craig Lauzon were joined last year by Aisha Alfa and Darryl Hinds, and this year that quintet welcomes newcomer Emma Hunter to the ranks. Continue reading.

Link: Don Ferguson and RCAF: More New Year’s Eve Craziness

From Jim Bawden:

Don Ferguson and RCAF: More New Year’s Eve Craziness
So here I am in my study waiting for Don Ferguson one of the founding fathers of CBC’s Royal Canadian Air Farce to ring through to promote his latest New Year’s Eve CBC-TV special.

It premieres Thursday December 31 at 8 p.m. on CBC-TV. Got that?
And I’m trying to remember where it was we first met.

I think it must have been in Hamilton where Ferguson, partner Roger Abbott, Luba Goy, Dave Broadfoot and John Morgan were readying to perform two shows at Hamilton Place. Continue reading.