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Curb those Good Dog comparisons

From Michael Oliveira of the Canadian Press:


She’s The Mayor debuts Friday

From John Doyle of the Globe and Mail:

  • The politics of laughing at politics and politicians
    While it would be wrong to put a heavy burden of expectation on a show as slight sand silly as She’s the Mayor, the program illustrates so much about the Canadian culture’s approach to politics. When it mocks politicians, it does so with such softness that the mockery is meaningless. Read more.

From Bill Harris of QMI Agency:

  • Similar ‘Mayor’ set for debut
    It’s one thing that the new Canadian TV series She’s The Mayor, which debuts Friday on VisionTV, has a similar title to existing CTV series Dan For Mayor. But more than that, they’re basically the same show. Read more.

Good Dog’s Ken Finkleman as “resident curmudgeon”

From John Semley of Eye Weekly:

  • Professional crank: Newsroom mastermind Ken Finkleman takes his griping misanthropy to HBO
    This show is not a comedy. I wouldn’t call it that. I don’t think there’s anything to actually laugh at. It’s a slightly sort-of ironic show about a guy’s life. There’s a lot of stuff that’s just out to capture what his life’s like in the city. I would never laugh at anything I did. Larry David, from what I’ve seen of his stuff, doesn’t really make you laugh…my stuff is sometimes uncomfortable. Sometimes it’s ironic, sometimes it’s satirical. Read more.

Sanctuary returns April 15 on Space

From a media release:

Retreat to a Refuge of Adventure When Original SPACE Series SANCTUARY Returns, April 15

Dynamic characters and hair-raising special effects abound when SPACE unlocks the doors to the next installment of its #1 original series, SANCTUARY. Airing Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning April 15, Season 3 of this multiple award-winning series plunges right back into the action for its final 10 episodes, with the lives of Dr. Magnus and her team hanging by a thread.

Following each episode at 11 p.m. ET/PT, hosts Teddy Wilson and Ajay Fry lead SPACE original series INNERSPACE at it delves deep into the making of SANCTUARY with in-depth analysis, exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. SANCTUARY is also available on demand at immediately following the television premiere.

SANCTUARY follows the adventures of the enigmatic scientist Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) who, with her team, shelters a clandestine population of strange and sometimes terrifying beings that most believe don’t even exist. Full of twists and turns, the first half of Season 3 raised the bar on excitement with gripping storylines and new characters. In the 3.5 premiere, the adventures pick up where the mid-season finale cliffhanger left-off, with the team at the mercy of the inimitable Ranna, played by Polly Walker (CAPRICA, ROME)

Shot extensively in front of a green screen, SANCTUARY was the first series to exclusively use the industry-changing RED® camera to enhance its awe-inspiring images and locales. Over the past two seasons, SANCTUARY has been nominated for more than 50 awards including a primetime Emmy® for “Outstanding Special Visual Effects in 2008.” It won a Gemini Award for “Best Visual Effects” in 2009 and is also the winner of 7 Leo Awards in 2010, including “Best Direction.”