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Link: Saving Hope’s Daniel Gillies juggles 2 shows

From Amber Dowling in the Toronto Star:

Saving Hope star Daniel Gillies does double duty
Five years ago, Daniel Gillies had a handful of TV stints and film roles on his resumé, but he hadn’t yet found that breakout hit. Fast forward to today and he’s balancing the vampire life on CW hit The Originals, playing one-third of a salacious love triangle on Canadian original Saving Hope and learning the ropes of fatherhood with wife Rachael Leigh Cook (She’s All That) and their 1-year-old daughter. Continue reading.

Link: The Nature of Things shows us the future

From John Doyle of the Globe and Mail:

A sobering look at two sides of the future
The Nature of Things – Dreams of the Future (CBC, 8 p.m. Thursday) is one of those special N.O.T. shows hosted and reported by the eternally effervescent Dr. Jennifer Gardy. It’s all about new technology and exploring fresh ideas. Like we all need to do. Before Gardy turns up to make the future sound terrific, our old friend David Suzuki appears momentarily and says, “It can be a challenge keeping up.” More true words were never spoken. Continue reading.

Ratings: Week of October 13

From Bill Brioux:

The week in Canada: Oct. 13 – 19
CBC saw it’s top drama, Murdoch Mysteries, pull 1,029,000 on a Thanksgiving Monday. Strange Empire followed at 9 with 312,000. Continue reading.

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Tonight: Dragons’ Den, Republic of Doyle

Dragons’ Den, CBC
A new Dragon exercises his will and tightens his wallet; an athletic pitch hopes to line-up a deal; and siblings try to yodel their way into the Dragons’ hearts. Plus a multi-million dollar valuation gives the Dragons a product they can really sink their teeth into.

Republic of Doyle, CBC – “No Rest for the Convicted”
Jake must keep his loose-cannon bail benefactor in check while chasing a dodgy money trail; Leslie returns to work but with some conditions; Sloan’s decisions force Jake into making a deal with the devil. Guest stars: Aaron Abrams, Crystal Lowe, Sarah Power, Sean Panting, Steve O’Connell, Shawn Doyle, Ron White, Lola Tash, Jamie Spilchuk, Sam Kalilieh.

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Video: Ice Pilots’ Mikey McBryan teases Season 6

A big thanks to the folks at History for fixing me up with Ice Pilots NWT star Mikey McBryan, who flew into Toronto to do press in advance of the sixth–and final–season of the show.

In addition to attending a sneak peek screening of the first episode for fans in Toronto, McBryan answered questions from myself and the show’s fans (and endured my horrible hair day) for 30 minutes as I moderated a live stream chat with him. Among the things we chatted about: the future of Buffalo Airways and the airplane industry in the north, how Ice Pilots NWT got started, those cold temperatures and his special message to the fans who have flown with the crew for the last six seasons.

Ice Pilots NWT returns Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on History.