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Poll results: Your three favourite new Canadian TV series of the fall

The results are in and Canada’s newest satire series, The Beaverton, is your No. 1 favourite television series of the fall. With just over 6,500 votes cast, The Comedy Network series captured 37 per cent of the vote.

In second place is HGTV’s Bryan Inc., starring Bryan and Sarah Baeumler, followed by Holmes + Holmes and Moving the McGillivrays. Rounding out the Top 5 was CBC’s Kim’s Convenience.

The Bachelorette Canada, Frontier, Airport: Below Zero, Shoot the Messenger and Travelers fill out the Top 10.

You can find out how your favourites placed in the poll here; thanks to everyone who participated.

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Comments and queries for the week of November 25

Fans react to The Bachelorette Canada finale

We can’t know or judge Jasmine’s true feelings, but from an outside perspective, it does seem that she chose lust over love. I don’t doubt that she felt a connection with both men, but I feel she chose the more superficial relationship of the two. Mikhel is pure class and a truly kind and genuine person. Anyone could see how much he cared for Jasmine and what a loving and devoted partner he would be. I don’t think Kevin is a bad man, but he was jealous and overbearing early on, which is alarming. Jasmine is obviously attracted to Kevin and while a physical connection is important, it’s not enough to sustain a relationship. His mother is a completely other problem and I can’t imagine getting engaged to someone with so much animosity coming from a close family member. She will be a nightmare mother-in-law. I wish Jasmine the best and hope everything works out, but have doubt that it will with Kevin. He still has so much maturing to do before he is ready for the kind of commitment that Jasmine wants. I wish the best for Mikhel. I sincerely hope he finds true, lasting love. A man as good as him is a rarity and any person would be lucky to have him as a partner. —Jackie

This woman needs to give her head a shake I’m sorry, but she picked the wrong guy when she picked Kevin. I don’t think they have anything in common and she is setting herself up for a big disappointment. Sorry to say this, but girly you haven’t thought things out very clearly. —Chloe

After watching The Bachelorette Canada from the very first episode, I can’t believe I missed the last and final episode. However, I knew all along she was going to pick Kevin anyway. Most women like the sexy bad boys. As for Kevin, they say “nice guys always finish last.” You can’t ignore chemistry, and it sounds like it’s off to a bad start, but I wish Jasmine and Kevin a long and happy life together. I think both of them should keep an eye on the green-eyed monster, though. —Gabriella

I too think that Jasmine made a huge mistake! Kevin was a nice enough guy, but we could all see he could be explosive, jealous and unpredictable, and that’s a bad start to any relationship. There have already been conflicts in the first few months and I cry red flag! Been there, done that, then married the right one the second time around. With Mikhel, she would have had a forever love. He would have loved her deeply and fully his whole life and I honestly feel she would have not ever had a day where she didn’t know she was loved and cared for. He was just beaming with love for her and he was the most genuine, classy, amazing, smart and caring man. He was a man, pure and simple. The TOTAL package. My No. 1 pick from the start along with Thomas! Canada does love Mikhel and we wish him all the happiness in the world. Secretly, I hope Jasmine sees the err of her ways and somehow she and Mikhel end up together! —Erin

What a waste of time. Jasmine was obviously not looking for true love. She made a mistake. —Kelly

Jasmine picked the wrong guy. Guys like Kevin are a lot of work and exhausting! I used to always choose men like him but, for once, I chose a man who puts me above everything else and I tell you truthfully no comparison it is a breath of fresh air! It is such a waste of time to argue and be miserable and then waste four-five years of our life realizing it’s never going to work. So then we are 30-35 and life goes fast then your 40 and having to start all over again. Why bother? Don’t waste your time in your prime years being unhappy and stressed out. Choose someone like Mikhel, who is genuine and has not only his feet on the ground but who is also level-headed and just makes perfect sense. Please all you women out there, don’t keep falling for the bad guy look because you know what? You get the bad guy! —Denise

 

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Link: Actress Katherine Barrell on her out ‘Wynonna Earp’ character

From Daniela Costa of NBC News:

Link: Actress Katherine Barrell on her out ‘Wynonna Earp’ character
“As an actor, I would love to see Nicole in the action. Getting in there with a gun, being part of the fight. But I also realize from a story point of view that she also needs to remain as a bit of a moral compass, especially because Waverly’s spinning so out of control.” Continue reading.

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Photo gallery: First look at CBC’s Workin’ Moms

The last couple of months have been crazy at TV, Eh? On top of bringing you the latest Canadian television news, reviews and polls, we’ve hit the road for several set visits, including CBC’s upcoming Workin’ Moms.

Created and starring Catherine Reitman, the half-hour comedy focuses on four women who are struggling to keep their feet in the rat race while bringing up infants and dealing with postpartum depression, new job opportunities and unplanned pregnancy. With a cast that includes Dani Kind, Juno Rinaldi, Jessalyn Wanlim, Philip Sternberg and Wynonna Earp‘s Katherine Barrell, here’s a first look at the key cast.

 

Workin’ Moms debuts Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 9:30 p.m. on CBC.

Images courtesy of CBC.

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Video: Telling Canadian stories. Telling CanadianS stories. Stories that travel the world.

From The Writers Guild of Canada:

Telling Canadian Stories. Telling Canadians Stories. On all screens.

Canadian screenwriters write for all screens bringing a Canadian point of view to Canadian and worldwide audiences. If we don’t tell our own stories, who will? In this video, Metis screenwriter Penny Gummerson talks about growing up in the north, her search for meaning and why she writes about family, healing and home.

Canadian screenwriters are among the best. They’re the only creators who reflect a Canadian perspective for audiences at home and around the globe — on all screens. And we want to share our pride in Canadian screenwriters with every Canadian.

The Writers Guild of Canada is proud to present the first in a short series of animated videos featuring Canadian screenwriters sharing personal anecdotes. You’ll find out why they’re passionate about what they do, and where they live. First, Penny Gummerson. She’s an award-winning Métis screenwriter (Strange EmpireArctic AirHeartlandMoccasin Flats).

As the Department of Canadian Heritage wraps its “Canadian Content in a Digital World” consultations, and on the eve of the CRTC’s group-licence renewals, it’s timely to celebrate and promote Canadian screenwriters. After all, watching screen-based entertainment is phenomenally popular, and we all want to make sure the work of our Canadian screenwriters continues to be watched at home and world-wide.

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