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CBC launches What’re You At? With Tom Power on April 5

From a media release:

CBC today announced a new, one-hour weekly primetime show, WHAT’RE YOU AT? WITH TOM POWER, premiering this Sunday, April 5 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC TV and CBC Gem. Welcoming audiences into his home for a weekly national catch up during these unprecedented times, award-winning host Tom Power will share an uplifting and inspiring mix of interviews, storytelling, musical performances and perspectives as he checks in with Canadians across the country.

Each Sunday, Power will connect virtually with Canadians on the frontlines and from all walks of life, including artists and storytellers, musicians offering intimate performances from their homes, and everyday heroes helping their families and communities. Each show will incorporate a mix of live and pre-taped segments. This Sunday’s debut episode will feature an interview with Schitt’s Creek co-creator, showrunner and star Daniel Levy ahead of the hit comedy’s finale; a performance by groundbreaking JUNO Award-winning singer and songwriter Jessie Reyez, and conversations with Canadians in their communities sharing how they are navigating this challenging time, including three first responders.

“Back home in Newfoundland when you see someone you ask ‘What’re you at?’ There is a debate on the spelling but it generally means ‘How are you?’ or ‘How are you holding up?’,” said Power. “At a time when we’re all searching for meaning and connection, I am honoured to have this opportunity to check in with how Canadians are doing each week and celebrate those who are making a difference in their communities.”


CBC celebrates the end of Schitt’s Creek with new special

From a media release:

CBC today announced a 90-minute viewing event celebrating SCHITT’S CREEK on Tuesday, April 7. This special night of programming kicks off at 8:00 p.m. (8:30 NT) with the final episode of SCHITT’S CREEK followed by BEST WISHES, WARMEST REGARDS: A SCHITT’S CREEK FAREWELL, an original, emotional one-hour special, at 8:30 p.m. (9:00 NT) on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service.

BEST WISHES, WARMEST REGARDS: A SCHITT’S CREEK FAREWELL caps off the four-time Emmy®-nominated comedy series, giving fans an intimate and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the sixth and final season. Directed by Amy Segal, the special includes never-before-seen footage of table reads, audition tapes and heartfelt moments from the very last day on set. Interviews with the creators, cast, journalists and celebrity fans guide viewers through the creation of SCHITT’S CREEK, as well as its incredible rise and cultural contribution. In addition to interviews with Daniel Levy, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, Emily Hampshire, Jennifer Robertson, Noah Reid and Sarah Levy, audiences will hear from celebrity superfans including Carol Burnett, Cameron Crowe, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Paula Abdul, Amy Sedaris, Johnny Weir and more.

This announcement follows the 2020 Canadian Screen Award nominations, where SCHITT’S CREEK made history, earning a record-setting 26 nominations including Best Comedy Series and nods for performances, writing, directing, costume design, production design, cinematography, hair, editing, sound, and casting.

Since its debut in 2015, SCHITT’S CREEK has been recognized with more than 145 award nominations and 38 wins to date, and has appeared on dozens of ‘Best Of’ lists.

Commissioned by CBC, BEST WISHES, WARMEST REGARDS: A SCHITT’S CREEK FAREWELL is produced by Best Wishes, Inc. Representing Best Wishes Inc, the Executive Producers are Daniel Levy, Eugene Levy, Amy Segal, Andrew Barnsley, and Fred Levy. Amy Segal is the director.


Link: Yannick Bisson talks reaching his 200th episode of Murdoch Mysteries

From Heather M. of TV Goodness:

Link: Yannick Bisson talks reaching his 200th episode of Murdoch Mysteries
“The fact that it’s gone beyond just being my job to being part of the Canadian culture that we represent [to the world] is certainly not lost on me. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, and I think that’s the magic ingredient.” Continue reading.

From Megan Elliott of Cheat Sheet:

Link: ‘Murdoch Mysteries’ star Yannick Bisson says he had ‘No Idea’ the show would be such a hit ahead of milestone 200th episode
“At the end of the day, he’s going to do his duty. Though as the years have gone on, I think that’s been chipped away a little bit, like the layers of an onion, just a little bit at a time. Things are not all black and white. And sometimes there are judgment calls that have to be made. And that’s been the biggest evolution for him.” Continue reading. 


Links: Diggstown, Season 2

From Sally Cole of The Guardian:

Link: Kensington, P.E.I. native thrilled to play principal character in CBC’s Diggstown
When P.E.I. audiences sit down to watch the season two premiere of CBC’s Diggstown on March 4, they will see a familiar face. Continue reading. 

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Diggstown: Vinessa Antoine on Marcie’s continued fight
“This season feels like a continuation of everything that we’d been working on in Season 1. It almost feels like Season 2 is a part of Season 1 in some regards. It’s been really nice.” Continue reading.

From Jeevan Brar of The TV Watercooler:

Link: Exclusive Interview: Diggstown’s Vinessa Antoine
“I was really interested in telling stories from that narrative of a black woman who lived in Canada. We hadn’t really seen that before. Especially one from Nova Scotia.” Continue reading.

From Egbert Gaye of Montreal Community Contact:

Link: Montreal-born Shailene Garnett big on CBC’s Diggstown
“I’m absolutely proud to be part of a show that features the first Black female lead on prime time television in Canada.” Continue reading.