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Link: “The episodes are based on real crime headlines”: Meet the showrunner behind the new Law & Order Toronto

From Courtney Shea of Toronto Life:

Link: “The episodes are based on real crime headlines”: Meet the showrunner behind the new Law & Order Toronto
“Contrary to popular belief, we have a lot of material to work with. There are also some things about the Canadian system that are different, and it’s interesting to look at those nuances. In the court scenes, for example, our background players are in legal robes. You would never see that in the US version.” Continue reading.


Casting announced for Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent coming to Citytv Spring 2024

From a media release:

Lark Productions and Cameron Pictures Inc., in association with Citytv, announce casting for the highly-anticipated crime drama Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent. The Canadian iteration of the longest-running scripted drama brand in TV history features an all-Canadian ensemble cast that includes Aden Young (Rectify, Black Robe) as Detective Sergeant Henry Graff, Kathleen Munroe (City on Fire, Patriot) as Detective Sergeant Frankie Bateman, Karen Robinson (Schitt’s Creek, Echoes) as Inspector Vivienne Holness, K.C. Collins (The Cleaning Lady, White Dog) as Deputy Crown Attorney Theo Forrester, Nicola Correia-Damude (Shadowhunters, Resident Alien) as Forensic Pathologist Dr. Lucy Da Silva, and Araya Mengesha (Nobody, Anne with an E) as tech expert Mark Yohannes.

A psychological thriller wrapped in a criminal investigation, the Canadian adaptation follows two elite detectives from the Specialized Criminal Investigations unit as they investigate high-profile crimes and homicides in metro Toronto. Production on the 10 one-hour original episodes is underway in Toronto and is slated to air on Citytv in Spring 2024.

Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent, based on the classic series created by Dick Wolf for Universal Television, follows the Criminal Intent format the international brand is known for, showcasing original Canadian stories written, produced by and starring Canadians.

Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent is produced by Lark Productions and Cameron Pictures Inc. in association with Citytv and distributed by Universal Television. Tassie Cameron (Pretty Hard Cases, Mary Kills People, Rookie Blue) is the series Showrunner. Tassie, Erin Haskett, Amy Cameron, David Valleau, Alex Patrick and Holly Dale serve as Executive Producers. Tex Antonucci and Jillian Locke are Co-Executive Producers, Wanda Chaffey is Producer and Caledonia Brown is Co-Producer.

Award-winning filmmaker Holly Dale (Transplant, Mary Kills People, Law & Order SVU) directs the premiere episode, episode 103, and the finale. Additional directors tapped for this season are Peter Stebbings (102), David Wellington (104), Sudz Sutherland (105), Rachel Leiterman (106), Winnifred Jong (107), Sharon Lewis (108), and David Straiton (109).

Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent is produced under the jurisdiction of ACTRA and the WGC in Canada.


Saskatchewan’s award-winning Flat Out Food is back for a third season, March 15, on Citytv

From a media release:

The made-in-Saskatchewan docuseries that puts homegrown ingredients, farmers, chefs and food artisans in the spotlight is back for a third season. Flat Out Food premieres Wednesday, March 15 at 10pm CST on Citytv Saskatchewan.

Flat Out Food’s third season is an eight-episode documentary series that traces unique Saskatchewan ingredients from the field to the plate, hosted by journalist and author Jenn Sharp. Flat Out Food is inspired by the stories in her 2020 book, Flat Out Delicious: Your Definitive Guide to Saskatchewan’s Food Artisans.

During season three, the docuseries visits places as diverse as a salt mine, a rural craft brewery, an orchard and even joins the wild rice harvest in northwestern Saskatchewan. Each episode focuses on one ingredient and shows viewers how it’s produced and how it can be used before ending with a stunning meal in one of the province’s most popular restaurants. Flat Out Food was filmed in several Saskatchewan locations during the summer of 2022.

“Our goal with Flat Out Food is to introduce people to the incredible food scene and hidden gems that we have here while also showcasing the immense beauty of the Prairies,” says Adrian Halter, the series’ producer and director.

“Saskatchewan is well-known as an agricultural hub and produces food for the commodity markets that is exported throughout the world. What many don’t realize is just how much food is produced locally and stays in the province. Sharing stories about our local food systems is what makes Flat Out Food unique,” says Sharp.

Flat Out Food airs Wednesday nights on Citytv Saskatchewan and streams online at citytv.com. Season three premieres March 15 at 10 pm CST. A new episode airs weekly until May 3 with the season finale.

Flat Out Food is produced by HalterMedia Inc. in association with Rogers Sports & Media, with assistance from the Canada Media Fund and is made possible through the Feature Film and Television Production Grant from Creative Saskatchewan.


Links: Wong & Winchester, Season 1

From Christian Collington of The Canadian Press:

Link: ‘Wong & Winchester’ leads hope viewers will root for the scrappy duo in Citytv comedy
Grace Lynn Kung says Wong & Winchester is the show she always dreamt of doing. Continue reading.

From Heather M. of The Televixen:

Link: Grace Lynn Kung and Sofia Banzhaf talk Wong & Winchester
One of the new homegrown Canadian shows of 2023 is Citytv’s Wong & Winchester, a six-episode procedural that’s a little bit Private Eyes and a little bit Pretty Hard Cases. Continue reading.


Citytv announces winter prime-time schedule, beginning January 1

From a media release:

Citytv is the gift that keeps on giving long after Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on Saturday, Dec. 31, with a roster of new and returning hit series on its winter schedule, plus star-studded live events on Citytv, Citytv.com, and Citytv+.

Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 17 is Citytv’s newest addition to its strong original programming slate Wong & Winchester, produced in partnership with Pixcom. Wong & Winchester is a female-driven buddy detective procedural which follows Marissa Wong (played by Grace Lynn Kung), a bitter ex-cop turned private investigator, and Sarah Winchester (played by Sofia Banzhaf), a former career student with ambitious naivety, who form an unlikely partnership. Earlier in the evening, Hudson & Rex’s paw-fect cop-and-canine duo return with new episodes in its new timeslot, Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Plus, Canada’s Got Talent, Citytv’s most-viewed original series in over a decade, returns with an all-new season this March.


All dates are subject to change. All times ET. (s) = simulcast

Tuesday, Jan. 17
8 p.m. Hudson & Rex New Episodes – Citytv Original
9 p.m. Wong & Winchester NEW – Citytv Original