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Robson Arms update

Robson Arms: The Complete First Season – ON SALE NOW! Buy the DVD online at or pick up a copy at your local Walmart, Best Buy, Future Shop, HMV or Rogers Video.

Every Saturday night, settle in and watch a whole hour of Robson Arms!

Tune in to The Comedy Network at 8:30pm ET/PT then switch to CTV at 9pm and watch the latest episodes of Robson Arms back to back.

This week …

New episode “Lizard of Doubt” airs Saturday, April 14th on CTV at 9pm ET/PT (check local listings).

When Andrew gets serious about having a baby, Chris gets nervous about their relationship changing. The scope of her fears broadens when Andrew reveals that Geoff tried to kiss him. A lizard of doubt begins to grow about the very nature of their marriage – until Chris comes up with a plan to test its longevity.

“Wayne’s World” airs Saturday, April 14th on The Comedy Network at 8:30pm ET/PT (check local listings).

ONLINE TREATS this week!

Check out all the new Goodies on the ROBSON ARMS WEBSITE at

Bloopers from “All About Kitty” are new this week… click here to watch.

A new Troubadours song is online now – “Best Day” is a musical sneak peek at this week’s new episode “Lizard of Doubt”… watch here.

click here… to listen to actors Laura Bertram and Gabriel Hogan, who play married couple Chris and Andrew in “Lizard of Doubt”, interviewed on set by creative producer, Susin Nielsen.

Hey Neighbour! Click here to check out all the web-based episodes featuring advice from some of your favourite Robson Arms tenants.


You can catch up on any and all of the season 2 episodes you have missed. They are available now on The CTV Broadband Network at and on

Watch all of ROBSON ARMS SEASON 1 available now on demand on The CTV Broadband Network at


Stars from Little Mosque on the Prairie and Robson Arms to help celebrate Canadian Screenwriting Awards

From the Writers Guild of Canada:

Actors Sheila McCarthy and Sitara Hewitt from Little Mosque on the Prairie, and showrunner Susin Nielsen and actor Linda Kash from Robson Arms are among the celebrities joining host Gavin Crawford from This Hour Has 22 Minutes to celebrate the 2007 Canadian Screenwriting Awards on April 23 in Toronto.

Kyle Tingley is co-writing the awards show with Gavin Crawford for this special night, which is presented by the Writers Guild of Canada and honours excellence in screenwriting.

Awards will be given out in the categories of feature films, TV movies and miniseries, episodic dramas, comedies, documentaries and radio programs, and nominated scripts are from such hit shows as Corner Gas, Intelligence, and Slings & Arrows, and the feature films Away From Her and Fido. A complete list of finalists can be found in the attached press release.

2007 is a special year for the awards with the launch of the new WGC Showrunner Award. This award recognizes the writer/producers who hold the vision for a television series and make all the creative decisions from development to post production, like Brad Wright (Stargate Atlantis), Paul Mather (Corner Gas) and James Hurst (Degrassi: The Next Generation).

All winners will be announced at the 11th annual awards gala at 8:30 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2006, at the Brant House, 522 King St. West, Toronto. If you would like to be on the media guest list, please contact Barb Farwell, Director of Communications, WGC, at 416-979-7907, ext. 5234, or

Some past recipients of the awards include Brent Butt & Paul Mather for Corner Gas, Susin Nielsen for Robson Arms, Suzette Couture for the TV movie The Man Who Lost Himself: The Terry Evanshen Story, and Chris Haddock for Da Vinci’s Inquest.


In the news: Painkiller Jane interview, reviews


  • Interview with Kristanna Loken
    “Loosely based on the comic book series of the same name by Jimmy Palmiotti, the television show is about a covert agency that tracks down neurological aberrants, or “neuros.” Loken’s character, former DEA agent Jane Vasco, discovers that she has some abnormal skills of her own: She can be injured — and she can certainly feel the pain — but she heals very quickly and can survive experiences that would kill ordinary people. In the process, she kicks a lot of ass while taking down the bad guys.”

From TV Blend:

  • TV Review: Painkiller Jane
    The first two episodes offer little substance for viewers to tear into. This is a shame because if you can look past that you’ll see the potential.”

From the Seattle Post Intelligencer:

From the LA Daily News:

  • ‘Painkiller Jane’ could become a quirky addiction
    “In “Heroes,” the characters with special powers are largely the good guys, being hunted by a shadowy group with ostensibly sinister motives. In “Painkiller Jane,” the shadowy group comprises the good guys and those with bizarre powers are neutralized.”