TV, eh? | What's up in Canadian television | Page 2576
TV,eh? What's up in Canadian television

In the news: No Opportunity Wasted

John Kennedy of talks to No Opportunity Wasted host Phil Keoghan:


In the news: CBC’s fall schedule analysed

Mark Dillon of Playback examines CBC’s fall schedule:

  • The Establishing Shot: CBC’s delicate balance of imports and homegrowns
    “Despite an inaugural season average of only 304,000, Intelligence remains on the sked because CBC has faith in Chris Haddock, with whom it enjoyed a number of strong years with Da Vinci’s Inquest. CBC exec director of network programming Kirstine Layfield says the network believes Haddock can retool the series for greater commercial appeal.”

Marcus Robinson of Playback reports on advertisers’ reaction to the schedule:

  • CBC’s fall schedule has promise, say media buyers
    “You won’t find the CBC on a multimillion-dollar spending spree for U.S. product, but this year’s fall lineup has media buyers lauding the pubcaster for the breadth of its primetime offerings, from returning comedy to new reality and family fare.”

In the news: Leo winners

Ken Eisner of the Georgia Straight runs down BC’s Leo winners:

  • Leaders of the pack, including Douglas Coupland, crowned at Leo Awards
    “Among TV productions, the goodies were also evenly distributed, with Robson Arms (supporting) and Whistler (lead) splitting the acting honours; Haig Sutherland and the ubiquitous Gabrielle Miller were named for the former, and Jesse Moss and Amanda Crew cashed in for the latter. Veteran Janet Wright got the best-performer prize for Corner Gas (which, oddly, was in a separate category from Robson Arms). In the dramatic-series awards, the ambitious miniseries Dragon Boys got nods for screenwriting (Ian Weir) and musical score (Tim McCauley), while super-popular Smallville flew off with top series and director trophies (for James Marshall).”