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.

Link: TV, Eh? weekly chat on CKTB and CJBK

Greg has a gig on The Tom O’Connell Show every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until noon ET on CKTB in Niagara Falls, Ont., and CJBK in London, Ont.

This week Greg and Tom discuss the upcoming Corner Gas feature film, CBC’s newest sitcom, the very funny Schitt’s Creek starring Eugene Levy and Netflix saves Longmire. Greg also answers a series of rapid-fire questions about your fave TV shows. The segment starts at the 29-minute mark.

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Link: Hello Mohawk Girls, you rock and you’re funny

From John Doyle:

Well, say hello to a great, gutsy new Canadian series that is both hilarious and consequential. It’s about native women.

Mohawk Girls (Sunday, Omni, 9 p.m.; Tuesday, APTN, 9 p.m.) has been lazily connected to Sex and the City in order to define what it is. It isn’t that. It lacks the cynicism of that series, but it glories in a similar post-political-correctness attitude to single women, sex, men and power. At the same time, it’s laugh-out-loud funny. Continue reading.

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Bryan Baeumler builds family home In the Sticks

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From a media release:

Contracting superstar Bryan Baeumler, his wife Sarah, and their budding brood are welcoming HGTV Canada back into their home this winter in House of Bryan: In The Sticks, premiering Sunday, December 14, 2014 with back-to-back episodes at 9pm ET/PT. Following a second season that reached over 6.5 milllion viewers (V2+)*, the third installment of Bryan and Sarah’s adventure sees them uprooting their family from the city and moving to the country to build their forever home on 16 acres of Ontario backwoods.

Bryan always advises moving out for any major renovation, but with their city home listed for sale, he’s going against his own advice. With three young kids and another on the way, the Baeumler’s face a burgeoning display of chaos and construction as the family tackles their biggest and most important build yet. Once the exterior is complete, Sarah must juggle her roles as wife, mother, and chief designer as she’s tasked with turning this new house into a home.

Four years ago, the Baeumler family marked the first season of House of Bryan by building a custom home in Oakville, Ontario. In the show’s second season, viewers watched on as they built their majestic cottage on a rugged, northern island in House of Bryan: On The Rocks. Just months after completing their northern abode, the family is trading in their city home for country life.

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William Shatner joins Haven as recurring guest star

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From a media release:

The Shat hits the fan next year on HavenWilliam Shatner (Star Trek) is set to guest star in a four episode arc of the Showcase fan-favourite series in 2015. Canadian icon Shatner will play a pivotal character that has the potential to forever impact the fate of the town of Haven and its Troubled residents.

Airing Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT, Haven races toward its game-changing midseason finale with the last two episodes of 2014.

In “Chemistry” (airing December 4), divided loyalties put Haven’s heroes at odds with one another, while a terrifying revelation changes everything. Canadian Jay Reso – also known as WWE Superstar Christian Cage – appears in the episode, reuniting with his real-life, lifelong friend and former tag-team partner Adam Copeland (WWE Superstar Edge Rated R), who plays Dwight. In a recurring guest role, Reso will play McHugh, one of Dwight’s oldest and closest friends.

Then, in the midseason finale “Chosen” (December 11), a shocking revelation threatens to upend the fragile stability of Haven. Mara’s endgame is finally revealed, while Audrey (Emily Rose) and Nathan (Lucas Bryant) pursue a plan to stop her once and for all.

There’s more Haven to come as the series returns to Showcase in 2015 with 13 all-new episodes. Shatner, Reso, Laura Mennell (Alphas) and Kris Lemche (Joan of Arcadia) are among the guest stars to be featured when the series returns next year.

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