CBC unveils its 2016 summer schedule
It’s a good schedule, but I was hoping for a second run of This Life. Also, the upcoming drama Shoot the Messenger was previously announced as a summer show but it didn’t make the cut. I will watch Still Standing and When Calls the Heart, plus I will check out Four in the Morning and Baroness Von Sketch Show. —Alicia O
Murdoch Mysteries‘ Season 9 and what’s to come in Season 10
I LOVE, and repeatedly re-watch, every episode of all nine seasons! Great entertainment! Amazing cast! Extremely creative plots! (Except there was just too much of the James Gillies character for me.) There is SO much fun in this show, even in some of the seemingly minor details! (Like Brackenreid’s barber—who gets rich by investing—being played on the show by the author of the best-selling book The Wealthy Barber!) But I do have one question: what about Terrence Meyers? I guess we are to assume his rocket ride was fatal, but sometimes I wonder. —LAL
Canada AM‘s Jeff Hutcheson announces retirement
The only reason we watch the show is because of Jeff’s calm, personable, subtle humour. He is a great presenter, announcer, weatherman and the best interviewer on the show. How will you replace that? All the best to him in his retirement. Our mornings will not be the same. —Elaine
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From Heather M. of TVGoodness:
Dominique Provost-Chalkley Talks Wynonna Earp
“Emily was very confident from the get go. I feel very lucky and grateful she took a chance on me. She wanted to meet me so I went to Toronto and I met Mel [Scrofano] and we had a chemistry read and the minute I met Mel and stepped into the room, it just clicked.” Continue reading.
From Victoria Ahearn and Lauren La Rose of The Canadian Press:
Morley Safer’s Canadian sensibility grounded his work, say fellow journalists
Morley Safer became entrenched in the U.S. but never lost his Canadian sensibility, said fellow journalists on Thursday in honouring the “remarkable career” of the Toronto-born “60 Minutes” correspondent. Continue reading.
From a media release:
After three seasons of kooky schemes, outrageous inventions and one never-ending bouncy ball, the gang from YTV’s hit series Some Assembly Required are saying goodbye to Knickknack Toys in a two-part series finale. As Knox (Dylan Playfair, Letterkenny) helps Jarvis (Kolton Stewart, The Next Step) rehearse for a walk-on role in the new Captain Indestructible movie, Piper (Charlie Storwick, winner of YTV’s The Next Star, Season 4) protests the closing of the historic Punk club, the Viper Pit. After a truly selfless act and a surprise offer, the team is forced to make a big decision that could change their lives. Part one of the finale airs Monday, May 30 at 7 p.m. ET/PTfollowed by part two on Monday, June 6 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Click here to watch fans react to the most anticipated moment of the series!
Beginning Monday, May 23 during the final three episodes, YTV will air special vignettes of the most iconic, bizarre and hilarious moments that made Some Assembly Required a fan favourite. Viewers are invited to share their favourite moments using the hashtag #BESTOFSAR. Fans can also tune into a marathon of the casts’ favourite episodes onSaturday, June 4 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET/PT and a catch up marathon of the last six episodes of Season 3 before the finale on Monday, June 6 beginning at 4 p.m. ET/PT.
Some Assembly Required is a YTV original series produced by Thunderbird Films. The series is created by Dan Signer (A.N.T. Farm, Mr. Young) and Howard Nemetz (Mr. Young, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody). The series also stars Harrison Houde (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Sydney Scotia (Haunted Hathaways), Travis Turner (Marley & Me: The Puppy Years) and Ellie Harvie(The New Addams Family).
From a media release:
A new hunt is on for CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON as CBC’s hit competition series returns for its third season. Starting today, Canadians coast to coast to coast are encouraged to apply or nominate someone online at cbc.ca/smartestperson for the chance to participate in the television event of the season.
CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON is looking for enthusiastic and dynamic competitors from all backgrounds. “We’re thrilled to be back for another season. This series is really about acknowledging all the different ways we’re smart. You don’t have to be a trivia buff or math wizard. We’ve had athletes, artists, teachers and first responders shine on our stage,” said executive producer Robert Cohen. Successful competitors can expect to have their intelligence tested by new and exciting challenges. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older as of January 1, 2016 to apply. Casting kicks off today and will close on July 24, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Hosted by Jessi Cruickshank, CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON inspires and entertains Canadians with a new spin on the way to look at smarts. Each week, competitors from all walks of life go head-to-head in fun and revealing challenges that test six categories of intelligence: musical, linguistic, social, physical, logical and visual. Audiences can also join in on the action from home in an interactive play-along experience. Canadians will never look at smarts the same way again.