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There’s not one but TWO interviews in this podcast … one with Torrance Coombs of The Tudors (Wednesdays on CBC), Endgame and JPod, and another with co-creators Craig David Wallace and Charles Picco of Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (premiering September 29 on Space).
Anthony and I also talk about premiere week – the hits and misses, American and Canadian style – and the latest Canadian shows premiering soon or in production now. Check out TV, eh? for all the news.
I also point people to Kate Taylor’s excellent Atkinson Series on Canadian culture in the digital age, in the Toronto Star. Go read it. All. Now.
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From a media release:
TRICON LAUNCHES â€œINSECURITYâ€, A NEW CBC COMEDY SERIES AT MIPCOM
Tricon Films & Television, one of North America’s fastest growing production and distribution companies has acquired the international rights to InSecurity, a 13-part action-comedy series set to debut on CBC Television in January 2011. The series is about the men and women of the fictional National Intelligence and Security Agency who keep the world safeâ€¦ish.
InSecurity, coming to MIPCOM for the first time with Tricon Films & Television, is created and executive produced by Virginia Thompson and Robert de Lint of VÃ©ritÃ© Films, the production company behind the smash hit television series Corner Gas and Kevin White of Company Name Here Productions, who was showrunner of Corner Gas in it’s last two seasons of production.
â€œInSecurity is an action comedy about spies, a genre that’s loved around the world and as such we’re excited to hear the international feedback on the show. We also wanted a boutique approach to the international sales of the series and Tricon was the ideal fit.â€ says Virginia Thompson, President of VÃ©ritÃ© Films.
In each episode of InSecurity, special agent Alex Cranston and her team of espionage misfits take on a mission vital to international security. They go where others can’t go. They do what others won’t do. And they screw up in ways that can only be described as world class. But like all great spy heroes, Alex and her NISA team get the bad guys and make the world a safer place. Just not always on purpose.
InSecurity stars Natalie Lisinska (Chloe) as rookie leader Alex Cranston; William Devry (Bold and The Beautiful) as the politically-savvy boss, Peter McNeil; Matthew MacFadzean (Stratford Festival) as the Jack Bauer wanna-be Burt Wilson; Richard Yearwood (The Plan) as the loyal and unpredictable Benjamin N’udu; Grace Lynn Kung (Being Erica, House Party) as the super-smart field specialist, Joho Quan; and RÃ©my Girard (Les Boys) as the jaded veteran of the team, Claude Lesage.
This week on 22 Minutes …
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This week on 22 Minutes…..Mark Critch helps the Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Danny Williams resolve his conflict with Quebec. And Mrs. Enid (Cathy Jones) gets nasty about her fellow seniors.
Unfair and unbalanced, the 22 Minutes team is on the scene uncovering stories the mainstream media won’t touch, calling politicians to task, and satirizing the hilarious state of contemporary news programming.