Everything about Rookie Blue, eh?

In the news: Tassie Cameron of Copper

From Gayle MacDonald of the Globe and Mail:

  • Top copper
    “With just over two months to prepare, (Tassie) Cameron – who is Copper’s executive producer, head writer and show runner – had a check list a mile long. Which, among other things, included setting up a production office, pounding out scripts, hiring real police officers to impart words of wisdom to actors and nailing down an all-Canadian cast, which includes Surrey, B.C.’s Missy Peregrym (Reaper, Heroes) and Toronto’s Greg Smith (Everwood). The remainder of the cast, Cameron adds, will be announced by CanWest this week.” Read more.

In the news: More on Canadian TV in the US, including The Listener

From John Doyle of the Globe and Mail:

  • Canadian TV writers take themselves too seriously
    “The Listener (CTV, NBC, 10 p.m.) continues. It drew more than one million viewers in Canada last week, and although it got some negative reviews in the U.S., it’s certainly worth seeing as another example of a Canadian-made show that’s been picked up by an American network. I don’t care for it at all, but to each his own. And Toronna does look gorgeous in it.” Read more.

In the news: Canadian shows – along with Canadian mailboxes – on US TV

From Katrina Onstad in the New York Times:

  • Funny, You Don’t Look Canadian
    “Soon television audiences will be seeing a lot more red mailboxes, as shows created in Canada infiltrate the American broadcast networks. NBC just introduced “The Listener,” about a telepathic paramedic; ABC has picked up “Copper,” described as “Grey’s Anatomy” with rookie officers; CBS has scheduled another police procedural, “The Bridge,” as a midseason replacement next winter. All three programs are shot in Toronto.” Read more.