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Fred Ewanuick of Corner Gas, Dan For Mayor sets sights on Hollywood

From Glen Schaefer of The Province:

  • Something to prove in Hollywood
    He’s been working almost nonstop since 2004, when he started filming the first of six seasons of the CTV sitcom Corner Gas. Sandwiched around work on that show’s Saskatchewan locations was a role in the ensemble TV comedy Robson Arms, which filmed for three seasons in Vancouver. After Corner Gas wrapped, Ewanuick joined with some of the creative talents from that show to make two seasons of the small-town Ontario comedy Dan For Mayor. Read more.

Bell Media clears the CanCon decks

From John Doyle of the Globe and Mail:

  • Cancel the dance show and cheat a child. Nice
    I can only suspect, but I do, that the truth is even more mundane even than the spinning of ratings numbers. The new owners of CTV, Bell Media, want to clear the decks of Canadian productions created by the old regime. The cancellation of SYTYCDC was revealed days after the cancellation of the Canadian comedy Dan For Mayor and weeks after Bravo! (another Bell Media channel) cancelled both Arts&Minds and Bravo!News, its flagship culture programs. There are no plans to replace the Bravo! programs or So You Think You Can Dance Canada. Read more.

Hiccups also cancelled

From Greg David of TV Guide Canada (and confirmed to me by Scott Henderson, VP Communications of Bell Media: “I can confirm that we are not ordering another season of Hiccups.”):

  • ‘Dance Canada’ cancelled
    You have to wonder whether Bell Media, which purchased CTV for $1.3 billion last September, is cleaning house creatively. Dance Canada is the third CTV series to be cancelled in the last several days. Sitcom Dan for Mayor, starring Fred Ewanuick, and Brent Butt’s Hiccups both had the plug pulled on them last week. Read more.