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Wednesday: TV, eh? on TV Talk radio

Tomorrow (Wednesday, April 9) at 4 pm Pacific time I’ll be on TV Talk, an Internet radio show, to talk Canadian TV and the relaunch of the TV, eh? podcast as a monthly radio show on Blogtalkradio. Feel free to call in (1-646-915-9925) to chat with Shaun and me.

Stay tuned for more information on the first TV, eh? Internet radio show, but for now mark your calendars: it’ll air live on Sunday, April 20 at 2 pm EDT, then be available as a podcast afterwards.


Ratings: Junos, Trojan Horse, Air Farce

From Bill Brioux at TV Feeds My Family:

  • Juno Numbers Sweet Music For CTV
    “CTV scored with their Sunday night Canadian music awards broadcast, drawing an average minute audience of 1,381,000 million viewers according to BBM NMR overnight estimates. … The Junos easily beat Part Two of the CBC miniseries The Trojan Horse, which drew 579,000 viewers. … Meanwhile, Friday Night’s Air Farce Live season finale did 688,000.” Read more.

Dragons’ Den returning

From a media release:



Do you have a million-dollar idea brewing in your basement? Do you think you have what it takes to be Canada’s next top business mogul? Now’s the time to find out—on DRAGONS’ DEN.

Auditions for the third season of DRAGONS’ DEN are slated to take place in major cities across the country, starting Monday, April 7. Detailed information about auditions, updated locations and tips on how to pitch your business are available at Aspiring entrepreneurs may also apply online by going to the DRAGONS’ DEN website and filling out an application form.

Upcoming series: Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

From a media release:

Shaftesbury Films’ Drama Series Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures Gets Greenlit by The Movie Network and Movie Central

  • Eight part series based on Vincent Lam’s award-winning novel

Shaftesbury Films announced today that Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures, a one-hour drama series based on the Scotiabank Giller Award-winning novel by Vincent Lam, has been ordered by Astral Media’s The Movie Network and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central. The eight-part series will begin production later this year.

“It is quite amazing, and wonderfully surreal, to watch as the characters and drama of my first book find their way onto the screen,” said Vincent Lam, author of Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures. “I wrote Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures because I felt the stories were human, and I wanted to communicate a particular truth about doctors, patients, and the act of caring, to readers. Now, I’m happy that this can be shared with an even broader audience. I am thrilled with the level of enthusiasm and energy that all of the artistic and broadcast partners have brought to this project. It will be a unique pleasure for me to see this book brought to viewers.”

Continue reading Upcoming series: Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

In the news: TV Tonight

From Victoria Ahearn of the Canadian Press:

  • Degrassi, Medium, Corner Gas, Dancing With Stars on TV
    “Canadian actress Shirley Douglas, mother of “24” star Kiefer Sutherland, guest stars on “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” … On “Corner Gas,” Karen and Davis try to get to the bottom of Emma’s cleaning habits while Hank literally gets to the bottom of the Ruby Cafe where he discovers a secret world.” Read more.
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