Everything about Lost Girl, eh?

Link: Women Behind Canadian TV: Emily Andras

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Women Behind Canadian TV: Emily Andras
“As a creator, showrunner and writer, my number one job is to keep the audience titillated and engrossed. To manipulate your emotions so that you stay engaged with my show. In short: I have to bring the drama. As much as fans might think they want to watch their favourite couple, whether straight or gay or other, end up happily holding hands on a couch eating cookies forever and ever amen, trust me…that is not compelling television.” Continue reading.


Link: Exclusive: Anna Silk on Bo’s Faemily and the End of Lost Girl

From Jamie Ruby of Scifivision.com:

Exclusive: Anna Silk on Bo’s Faemily and the End of Lost Girl
Quite a lot happened in the powerful Lost Girl episode, “Family Portrait,” which aired tonight on Syfy. In the shocking ending, Bo, played by Anna Silk, lost both her mother and grandfather.

The actress recently sat down with Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview to talk about Bo’s reactions to these losses and what’s to come next on the series. Continue reading. 


Video: Wynonna Earp teaser trailer revealed

Canadian Wynonna Earp fans already had a debut date to get excited about. Now we’ve got a teaser trailer to salivate over. The live action take on Beau Smith’s comic drops Monday, March 28, on CHCH and U.S. broadcaster Syfy just got our hearts pumping with a peek at what the series will look like. In a word? Gorgeous. And there’s plenty of snark thanks to executive producer and showrunner Emily Andras (Lost Girl).

Smith’s comic recounts the adventures of Wynonna Earp—Wyatt Earp’s granddaughter—as she takes down demons and other supernatural baddies. In the 13-episode series Melanie Scrofano takes on the lead role; among Wynona’s posse are Doc Holiday (Tim Rozon), Agent Dolls (Shamier Anderson) and Wynona’s sister, Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley).

“Some kids inherit money,” the trailer begins. “Others get talent. Me?  I got a demon-killing gun.” Check it out below.

Wynonna Earp debuts Monday, March 28, at 10 p.m. ET on CHCH.


The TV Ehwards: And the winners are …

Thanks to everyone who took the time during the Christmas holidays to cast your vote in 10 categories in our annual TV Ehwards. Some shows lead from the very beginning while other programs snuck in to take their category in the end.

Here are the winning shows in each category, with the votes and percentage of votes each show had:

The Police Surgeon Award for Best Canadian Medical Drama
Saving Hope (686 votes, 62 per cent)

The Seeing Things Award for Best Canadian Crime Drama
Blackstone (715 votes, 41 per cent)

The Quentin Durgens, MP, Award for Best Canadian Historical Drama
X Company (1,700 votes, 46 per cent)

The Beachcombers Award for Best Canadian Family Drama
Heartland (1,637 votes, 72 per cent)

The Starlost Award for Best Canadian Sci-Fi/Fantasy Series
Lost Girl (3,634, 49 per cent)

The King of Kensington Award for Best Canadian Comedy Series
Young Drunk Punk (698 votes, 41 per cent)

The Wayne & Shuster Award for Best Canadian Sketch Comedy Series
Still Standing (1,161 votes, 50 per cent)

The Bastard Offspring Award for the Crossover You Most Want to See
Saving Hope-Motive (298 votes, 32 per cent)

The Reimagination Award for The Show You’d Like to See Brought Back
Due South (297 votes, 31 per cent)

Shows that you SHOULD watch, but you DON’T watch, but you still don’t want them to go away
The Nature of Things (380 votes, 37 per cent)

Check out the final tally in all of the categories; we’ll discuss the results in Tuesday’s podcast.


Link: Women Behind Canadian TV: Vanessa Piazza

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Women Behind Canadian TV: Vanessa Piazza
“One of the nice things about the industry here [in Canada] that will continue to breakdown that systematic issue, is having programs at the broadcaster levels, and the government agencies where there are a lot of initiatives to make sure we’ve got diversity on and off screen. I think that’s really helpful and it’s amazing to me to live in a country where we do see that. I would say that our industry is a lot more accepting than other industries out there–like say finance for example–just from speaking with my peers that work in other industries.” Continue reading.