All posts by Greg David

Prior to becoming a television critic and owner of TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from hundreds of television series from Canada, the U.S. and internationally. He is a podcaster, public speaker, weekly radio guest and educator, and past member of the Television Critics Association.

Media Headquarters announces greenlight of daring wilderness expedition series ‘The Brigade’

From a media release:

Media Headquarters announces a greenlight for THE BRIGADE, a groundbreaking new expedition competition series produced for Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks (World Fishing Network, Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel). Thrill-seeking and adventure-loving men and women from across the U.S. and Canada are encouraged to apply at thebrigadetv.com for their chance to join the ultimate trek and win prize money up to $1 million. THE BRIGADE is slated to debut in spring 2019.

THE BRIGADE will retrace an epic 2,600-mile fur trade route that links waterways from the coast of Oregon, traversing through two states, four Canadian provinces, two mountain ranges and five river systems before ending at the icy shores of Hudson Bay in Manitoba. Originally called “The York Factory Express,” it’s a thrilling and dangerous paddling odyssey unlike any other. THE BRIGADE must work together to navigate fierce whitewater, portage over mountains, and fish and hunt for sustenance all without fuel or GPS. There are no eliminations. Instead the competition relies on the collective strengths of its cast to hang on against all odds. Those who complete the expedition have the chance to share prize money up to $1 million.

THE BRIGADE is a once-in-a-lifetime expedition. Adventurers who have expedition experience, strong paddling skills, a multitude of outdoor abilities, and also possess willpower, strength and determination, should apply at thebrigadetv.com. Casting is now open through to May 15, 2018.

 

 

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Link: New additions to Dragons’ Den seek to fan entrepreneurial flames

From CBC News:

Link: New additions to Dragons’ Den seek to fan entrepreneurial flames
Heads up to the investors on Dragons’ Den: a new colleague is looking to get under your skin this season.

“I just like bugging people,” said Vincenzo Guzzo, president and CEO of Quebec movie theatre chain Cinemas Guzzo.

“Most people don’t react well when the boat’s rocked, right? And they get off their game. So by disturbing everyone — or bothering everyone — I get everybody off their game and then I can do my deals in peace.” Continue reading. 

 

 

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Love is in the venue with new Bell Media Studios’ series, Where To I Do?, starring Tommy Smythe

From a media release:

Viewers have more reasons than ever to say “I do” to Gusto this spring, with the brand-new original series WHERE TO I DO? airing Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, beginning May 17. The series is the first to come out of the previously announced partnership between Bell Media Studios and Motion Content Group, and has already been renewed for a second season. WHERE TO I DO? debuts this fall in Québec on Canal Vie.

The eight-episode, 30-minute series is hosted by Canadian property and design expert Tommy Smythe (THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW), as he helps couples find their perfect wedding venue. Whether they’re ravers looking for a party, entrepreneurs looking for high-end glamour, or young lovers looking to keep things simple, Smythe takes each couple to three unique spaces where their fantasy wedding could be realized.

From a medieval castle to a rustic country barn, and from a chic rooftop bar to a trendy downtown mansion, Smythe uses state-of-the-art, 3D graphics to bring each space to life and help the couple decide which venue is the perfect fit for their dream day. With the decision made, each episode culminates with a wedding-day reveal of the chosen venue.

In the first episode, premiering Thursday, May 17 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, romantic bride Tamara and rave-loving groom Paul are on the hunt for the perfect wedding venue. Renovating a fixer-upper and planning a wedding at the same time has proven challenging, especially since they both want a short six-month engagement. To add to the complications, the couple have very different visions for their big day. Tamara wants a whimsical day with simple décor and a beach feel, while Paul wants industrial, high ceilings, and lasers. On their quest to mix romance with laser beams, Smythe takes the couple to visit prospective venues in Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, District 28, and The Thompson Hotel Rooftop.

WHERE TO I DO? is a co-production between Motion Content Group and Bell Media Studios. Martin Oxley is Executive Producer for Motion Content Group.

 

 

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2018-19 Canadian TV season renewal scorecard

With the 2017-18 Canadian television season ending soon, the networks are putting the finishing touches on their primetime lineups for 2018-19. That means celebrations for fans of shows that have been renewed and sadness for programs that won’t return.

To help keep track of what’s been renewed or ending, we’ve put together a handy list for you of what will air between the summer of 2018 and the end of spring in 2019. Check back often to see the status of your favourites.

Renewed

  • Pure (Super Channel)
  • Still Standing (CBC)
  • Letterkenny (CraveTV)
  • Murdoch Mysteries (CBC)
  • Frankie Drake Mysteries (CBC)
  • Highway Thru Hell (Discovery)
  • Heavy Rescue: 401 (Discovery)
  • Dragons’ Den (CBC)
  • Frontier (Discovery)
  • Vikings (History)
  • Private Eyes (Global)
  • Cardinal (CTV)
  • Schitt’s Creek (CBC)
  • Anne (CBC)
  • Killjoys (Space)
  • Tribal Police Files (APTN)
  • Eyes for the Job (AMI-tv)
  • Employable Me (AMI-tv)
  • The Great Canadian Baking Show (CBC)
  • Bad Blood (City)
  • Kim’s Convenience (CBC)
  • Mr. D (CBC, final season)
  • Workin’ Moms (CBC)
  • Baroness Von Sketch Show (CBC)
  • Burden of Truth (CBC)
  • Travelers (Netflix)
  • Top Chef Canada (on Food Network Canada now)
  • MasterChef Canada (on CTV now)
  • When Calls the Heart (Super Channel)
  • The Stats of Life (CBC)
  • 22 Minutes (CBC)
  • Little Dog (CBC)
  • Paranormal Survivor (T+E)
  • Guilt Free Zone (APTN)
  • The Other Side (APTN)
  • Wynonna Earp (Space)
  • Ransom (on Global now)
  • Second Jen (City)
  • Blood & Water (Omni)
  • Big Brother Canada (on Global now)
  • Heartland (CBC)
  • Mayday (Discovery)

Awaiting confirmation

  • Crawford (CBC)
  • The Detectives (CBC)
  • The Nature of Things (CBC)
  • Degrassi: Next Class (Family Channel)
  • One World Kitchen (Gusto)
  • Exhibitionists (CBC)
  • Hello Goodbye (CBC)
  • Interrupt This Program (CBC)
  • Marketplace (CBC)
  • The Fifth Estate (CBC)
  • Firsthand (CBC)
  • Wild Archaeology (APTN)
  • Mary Kills People (Global)
  • Bake with Anna Olson (Food Network)
  • Bryan Inc. (HGTV Canada)
  • Nirvanna The Band The Show (Viceland)
  • The Beaverton (Comedy Network)
  • Daily Planet (Discovery)
  • Mighty Planes (Discovery)
  • Canada’s Worst Driver (Discovery)
  • Tougher Than It Looks (Discovery)
  • Jade Fever (Discovery)
  • Innerspace (Space)
  • etalk (CTV)
  • The Social (CTV)
  • The Marilyn Denis Show (CTV)
  • Your Morning (CTV)
  • Love It or List It (HGTV Canada)
  • Mighty Ships (Discovery)
  • Mighty Trains (Discovery)
  • Backstage (Family Channel)
  • Mighty Cruise Ships (Discovery)
  • Carnival Eats (Food Network Canada)
  • Yukon Gold (History)
  • First Dates (Slice)
  • Hockey Wives (W Network)
  • Buying the View (W Network)
  • Save My Reno (HGTV Canada)
  • Backyard Builds (HGTV Canada)
  • Love It or List It Vancouver (HGTV Canada)
  • Max & Shred (YTV)
  • The Stanley Dynamic (YTV)
  • Drive Me Crazy (YTV)
  • Mysticons (YTV)
  • Massive Monster Mayhem (Family Channel)
  • Odd Squad (TVO)
  • 21 Thunder (CBC)

Not Returning

  • Rick Mercer Report (CBC)
  • The Goods (CBC)
  • Ghost Wars (Netflix)

 

 

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