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Gemini Award winners announced

From a media release:

2010 Gemini Awards Presented in Drama, Children’s and Youth, Comedy, and Variety Categories

Gemini Award winners in the Drama, Children’s and Youth, Comedy, and Variety categories were announced tonight at the second of two Industry Galas. Hosted by actor and director Art Hindle (E.N.G., Paradise Falls), a total of 38 awards were presented as well as the Margaret Collier Award and the Academy Achievement Award. The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television also paid tribute to 2010 MasterWorks Television Honouree Polka Dot Door.

Winners in Documentary, Lifestyle, News, and Sports categories were announced on Tuesday, November 2nd. The 25th Annual Gemini Awards will conclude with the Broadcast Gala on Saturday, November 13th at the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto. Hosted by Glee’s Cory Monteith, the event will be broadcast on Global and Showcase at 8pm.

The following categories were announced at tonight’s Industry Gala:

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Showcase Diva rerunning Crash & Burn, Haven, The Guard

CRA$H & BURN (13x60min)
(Network Premiere)
Mondays at 11am, 6pm and 11pm ET beginning August 30

Cra$h & Burn follows Jimmy Burn, a cocky yet charming claims adjuster for a cut-throat, bottom-line insurance corporation. Jimmy maneuvers his way around insurance scams and the criminal underworld as he tries to escape his past and make a better life on the gritty post-industrial streets of Hamilton, ON.

HAVEN (13x60min)
(Network Premiere)
Thursdays at 8am, 11am and 6pm ET beginning September 2

Based on a novella by Stephen King, Haven centres on the small town of Haven, Maine, where FBI agent Audrey (Emily Rose, ER) discovers the curious enclave is a longtime refuge for people with supernatural abilities. As the townspeople’s dormant owers begin to express themselves, Audrey helps keep dangerous forces at bay while discovering the many secrets of Haven – including one surrounding her own surprising past the mysterious town of Haven.

THE GUARD, Seasons 1 to 3 (39x60min)
(Network Premiere)
Fridays at 8am, 11am and 6pm ET beginning September 3

This one-hour drama follows the search and rescue team of Canada’s favourite Coast Guard rescue specialists. The team embark on new challenges while continuing to endure the daily dangers of life out on the Pacific Ocean.


In the news: Canadian shows thrive on publicity

From John Doyle of the Globe and Mail:

  • Some home truths about Canadian TV
    “Promotion matters more than anything. CTV knows this and has benefited enormously. It has promoted the hell out of Hiccups and Dan For Mayor. It made sure that every Canadian knew about Flashpoint and The Bridge. Maybe this was a lesson learned from the launch and success of Corner Gas, but the presence of Canadian shows on CTV is inescapable.” Read more.

Crash & Burn, Trailer Park Boys, other Showcase series available on iTunes

From a media release:

Trailer Park Boys, Kenny vs. Spenny and Pure Pwnage Among Available Titles

Beginning today, television enthusiasts will have access to a collection of bold original content from Showcase for purchase and download on the iTunes Store in Canada (www.itunes.ca), including fan favourites Trailer Park Boys, Kenny vs. Spenny and the gaming comedy Pure Pwnage.

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