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TV, Eh? Podcast Episode 259: Sullivan’s Crossing set to debut on CTV, no more The Porter on CBC and CSAs, Part 1

Welcome back to another bi-weekly chat about the latest news in Canadian TV! First, Greg and Amy go through debuts and returns on the Canadian TV calendar.

Then, we cover the latest Canadian TV news, which includes the cancellation of CBC’s The Porter, Sullivan’s Crossing to debut on CTV, more Skymed for CBC, a development deal for Priyanka, and Part 1 of our discussion about the Canadian Screen Awards, focusing on Best Drama and Best Comedy.

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Link: Acclaimed CBC/BET drama ‘The Porter’ will not receive a second season

From Noel Ransome of the Canadian Press:

Link: Acclaimed CBC/BET drama ‘The Porter’ will not receive a second season
The creative team behind the CBC and BET Plus series “The Porter” says there’s not going to be a Season 2 of the acclaimed historical drama. Executive producer Jennifer Kawaja commented on the state of “The Porter” shortly after the series scored a leading 19 nominations for the Canadian Screen Awards on Wednesday. Continue reading.


Nominees announced for the 2023 Canadian Screen Awards

From a media release:

Today, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (the Canadian Academy) announced the nominees for the 2023 Canadian Screen Awards in 145 television, film, and digital media categories, which also include the inaugural nominations in gender-neutral performance categories for lead and supporting performers in film and television.

The first season of CBC’s The Porter leads both television and overall 2023 Canadian Screen Award nominations with 19, including Best Drama Series and Best Lead Performer, Drama Series nominations for Aml Ameen, Ronnie Rowe Jr., and Mouna Traoré. Both CBC’s Sort Of and CBC Gem’s Detention Adventure received 15 nominations, followed by CBC’s Pretty Hard Cases with 11.

In film, Clement Virgo’s Brother tops nominations with 14, including Achievement in Direction and Performance in a Leading Role for Lamar Johnson. Stéphane Lafleur’s Viking follows with 13, while David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future boasts 11.

Revenge of the Black Best Friend leads digital media nominations with nine, including Best Web Program or Series, Fiction; followed by Avocado Toast The Series with seven and Tokens with four.

“From legendary directors like David Cronenberg to new voices like Bilal Baig, the 2023 Canadian Screen Award nominees reaffirm that our country has an immensely talented industry, and we are lucky to call them Canadian,” said Tammy Frick, CEO, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. “Supporting these artists has never been more important, and we are proud to be at the centre of those efforts. I’m thrilled to share my heartfelt congratulations with all of the nominees, and look forward to raising a glass to them in person this April.”

The 2023 Canadian Screen Awards will be presented in a series of seven intimate genre-based awards presentations, with esteemed members of the Canadian screen-based industry who brought us the best work from the last year, gathering in person at Meridian Hall in Toronto from Tuesday, April 11, 2023 through to Friday, April 14, 2023, all culminating with The Canadian Screen Awards with Samantha Bee, broadcasting on Sunday, April 16 at 8 PM (9 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC and CBC Gem.

An intimate look at Canadian storytelling excellence on screen, The Canadian Screen Awards with Samantha Bee is an hour-long, star-studded broadcast special featuring celebrity interviews, highlights from the awards presentations throughout Canadian Screen Week 2023, and the presentation of the Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Award. The special will also include exclusive access to this year’s Special Award recipients, including: Ryan Reynolds, recipient of the Humanitarian Award, presented by Paramount+; Catherine O’Hara, who will receive the Academy Icon Award, presented by CBC; and Simu Liu, the recipient of the Radius Award, presented by MADE | NOUS.

For the full list of 2023 Canadian Screen Award nominees, please visit academy.ca/nominees; view the full schedule for Canadian Screen Week 2023 at academy.ca/schedule.


TV, Eh? Podcast Episode 244: Production begins on Crave’s Little Bird, The Kids in the Hall return and post CSAs recap

This week, Greg and Amy go through debuts and returns on the Canadian TV calendar. Then, we cover a bunch of Canadian TV news, including production kicking off on Little Bird, The Kids in the Hall returning with new episodes, Bell Media teaming up with all-Black executive production team to develop Canada’s first Black-focused bilingual anthology series Festivale, and the death of Paul Pope.

We close out by discussing the Canadian Screen Awards gala by reviewing the top TV categories.


Transplant, Kim’s Convenience leads, Sort Of and Scarborough win at the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards gala

Transplant and its lead actors, Laurence Leboeuf and Hamza Haq, Kim’s Convenience leads Jean Yoon and Paul Sun-Hyung Kim, Sort Of and Scarborough were given trophies during the Canadian Screen Awards gala.

Sunday’s online gala was hosted by Tallboyz, who captured four Canadian Screen Awards earlier in the week.

Wynonna Earp received the Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Award which was voted on by fans.

Here are the winners in Sunday’s television and film categories:

Best Lead Actor, Comedy
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Kim’s Convenience

Best Lead Actress, Comedy
Jean Yoon, Kim’s Convenience

Best Comedy Series
Sort Of, CBC

Radius Award
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Liam Diaz, Scarborough

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Night Raiders

Lifetime Achievement Award
Bob Cole

Ted Rogers Best Feature-Length Documentary
Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy

Changemaker Award
Kayla Grey, Kathleen Newman-Bremang, Amanda Parris

Best Host or Presenter, Factual or Reality/Competition
Brooke Lynn Hytes, Traci Melchor, Amanda Brugel, Brad Goreski, Canada’s Drag Race

Best Lead Actress, Drama Series
Laurence Leboeuf, Transplant

Best Lead Actor, Drama Series
Hamza Haq, Transplant

Best Drama Series

Achievement in Direction
Shasha Nakhai, Rich Williamson, Scarborough

Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism
Rassi Nashalik

Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Award
Wynonna Earp

Best Motion Picture