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Spectacle: Elvis Costello With … starts season 2 production

elvisFrom a media release:

Toronto Hosts a SPECTACLE

  • Celebrated Talk/Music series begins production of second season in Canada
  • Season 1 DVD/Blu-ray box set released throughout North AmericaNovember 10, 2009

Spectacle: Elvis Costello With...SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH…, the internationally acclaimed music television series conceived and developed in Canada, begins production today on season 2 with a special taping in Toronto. Canada’s first ever SPECTACLE taping will take place in the legendary Concert Hall at CTV’s historic Masonic Temple. Host Elvis Costello said “In the words of the great Joe Strummer, ‘Let’s Rock again!’”

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Season finales of 5 CBC shows free on iTunes

From Mike Morrison of Mike’s Bloggity Blog:

  • Five Free Episodes!
    “The season finales included are: Being Erica, Little Mosque on the Prairie, The Tudors, Heartland, and The Border! Better yet, all the shows are available in Standard or High Definition!” Read more.

Being Erica Being Erica

The Border The Border

Heartland Heartland

Little Mosque On the Prairie Little Mosque on the Prairie

The TudorsThe Tudors

On Rise Up – TV, eh? contest entry

To celebrate the new fall season, TV, eh? has 5 prize packages to give away to 5 Canadian television fans. Winners will be chosen from a random draw of all eligible entries in each of 3 categories. Tweet, blog, or donate to the Actors’ Fund of Canada to win. Details here. Deadline’s today!

From Cameron Archer of URBMN:

  • Rise Up: Canadian Pop Music in the 1980s Part One
    “I liked Part One of Rise Up: Canadian Pop Music in the 1980s a lot more than I did either part of This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s. Although the general Shakin’ All Over/This Beat Goes On formulae are repeated, the first half of Rise Up has tons of genuine hits – Men Without Hats’ “The Safety Dance,” Rush’s “Tom Sawyer,” The Parachute Club’s “Rise Up,” Corey Hart’s “Sunglasses at Night,” Bryan Adams’…well, Bryan Adams, Triumph’s “Magic Power”…can I stop now?” Read more.

On Star Portraits – TV, eh? contest entry

To celebrate the new fall season, TV, eh? has 5 prize packages to give away to 5 Canadian television fans. Winners will be chosen from a random draw of all eligible entries in each of 3 categories. Tweet, blog, or donate to the Actors’ Fund of Canada to win. Details here. Deadline’s today!

From CanCon on Parade:

  • Star Portraits
    “Bravo’s new series, Star Portraits, pairs a famous Canadian face with three different artists charged with painting their own interpretation of the star. The series premiere introduced host Louise Pitre — best known for her role in the ABBA musical, Mamma Mia! — with Elvis Stojko as the guest. After an introduction, explaining why the star is known to the public, Pitre is shown gathered with the artists and slowly introduces the guest of honour while channeling Front Page Challenge.” Read more.

On The Listener – TV, eh? contest entry

listenerTo celebrate the new fall season, TV, eh? has 5 prize packages to give away to 5 Canadian television fans. Winners will be chosen from a random draw of all eligible entries in each of 3 categories. Tweet, blog, or donate to the Actors’ Fund of Canada to win. Details here. Deadline’s today!

From Dwayne MacKinnon:

I’ve decided to write today about a recently concluded (hopefully just for the season) show: The Listener.

I’m a big believer in giving a Canadian show a try, as long as the subject matter is interesting to me. So lately, I’ve been really happy, as there are more and more Canadian shows available that are interesting to me. Everything from sitcoms (Little Mosque on the Prairie) to comedy-dramas (Being Erica) to action/dramas (Flashpoint, The Border) to, just lately… science-fiction.  Which brings us to The Listener.

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