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Global greenlights Season 4 of original scripted series Family Law

From a media release:

All rise! Today, Global announced that hit Canadian legal drama Family Law has been greenlit for a fourth season with 10 all-new episodes. Produced by SEVEN24 Films and Lark Productions, and created by Canadian award-winning author Susin Nielsen, Season 4 starts production in Vancouver this March. Jewel Staite, Victor Garber, Zach Smadu, Genelle Williams and Lauren Holly are all set to return for the new season. This renewal comes ahead of the show’s highly anticipated Season 3 Canadian premiere, set to be announced later this year.

Season 4 of the hit Canadian legal drama Family Law finds Abigail Bianchi (Jewel Staite) tackling intriguing new cases as she juggles work, family, and her love life. Abigail’s father Harry (Victor Garber), and her half-siblings Daniel (Zach Smadu) and Lucy (Genelle Williams) face their own unique challenges, balancing their ever-complicated professional and personal lives. The team continues to grapple with unconventional cases this season including surrogacy, parental liability and “rental families” – all while managing their own fraught family dynamics.

Viewers can catch up on Seasons 1 and 2 of Family Law only on STACKTV and the Global TV App.

Family Law is produced by SEVEN24 Films (HeartlandJANN) and Lark Productions (Allegiance, Law and Order Toronto: Criminal Intent). It was created by Susin Nielsen (Robson ArmsCedar Cove), who also serves as executive producer and showrunner. The series is executive produced by Jordy Randall, Tom Cox, Erin Haskett and Andy Mikita. This season’s writers include Sarah Dodd, Ken Craw, Sonja Bennett and Corey Liu. Directors include Andy Mikita, David Frazee, Alysse Leite-Rogers, Siobhan Devine and Damon Vignale.eOne distributes the series internationally.


Links: Robyn Hood, Season 1

From Jeevan Brar of The TV Watercooler:

Link: Robyn Hood’s Director X and Chris Roberts at Fan Expo
The TV Watercooler had the opportunity to chat with Director X and Chris Roberts about their new project, Robyn Hood, at Fan Expo last week. Continue reading.

From Jeevan Brar of The TV Watercooler:

Link: Robyn Hood’s Nykeem Provo, Ksenia Daniela Kharlamova and Idrissa Sanogo Bamba at Fan Expo
The TV Watercooler had the opportunity to chat with Robyn Hood stars Nykeem Provo (who plays John Little), Ksenia Daniela Kharmalova (Much), and Idrissa Sanogo Bamba (Alan A. Dale) at Fan Expo last week. Continue reading.


Winner crowned on Big Brother Canada Season 11

From a media release:

In a season of whodunnit, Big Brother Canada Season 11 was filled with mystery, chaos, and paranoia, culminating in a showmance showdown for the first time in BBCAN history. During the season’s epic two-hour finale, Toronto’s Terrell “Ty” McDonald triumphed, becoming the Season 11 champion, capturing the grand prize. Throughout the season, Ty played as a lone soldier and with a showmance, continuously removing himself from danger by winning almost every POV he played in, earning him the prestigious title of Season 11 competition beast, breaking a BBCAN competition record. Ty convinced the jury that his underrated social game and stellar competition performances best represented Season 11, ultimately defeating Prince Edward Island’s Claudia Campbell, becoming this season’s winner by a vote of 8 to 1.

As the winner of Big Brother Canada Season 11, Ty walks away with $100,000 cash, $10,000 towards a brand-new wardrobe courtesy of WINNERS, and $10,000 worth of Shark® and Ninja® products. As runner up, Claudia takes home $20,000.

“Thank you to everybody,” said Ty. “I obviously believe in myself at all times, but at the end of the day, when I’m faced with adversity, I’m going to stay 10 toes down and keep pushing forward. So that’s what I did and that’s how I got to this point here. So thank you to everyone who supported me, and even if you didn’t support me, thank you because at the end of the day, I needed all of that energy to make it to this spot.”

In the final episode of the season, competition beast Ty, pint-sized powerhouse Claudia, and social superstar Daniel Clarke, competed in the most important challenge of the season – the highly coveted three-part HOH. In the first challenge, the trio went under the sea to perform an intense balancing act where Claudia secured the treasure of sending herself straight to the third round of the HOH competition on finale night.

In the second part of the HOH competition, Ty and Daniel went head-to-head in “Hands of Time,” a physical and mental challenge filled with the season’s mysteries that tested their coordination and game knowledge. After a pressure-filled start for both houseguests, time was on Ty’s side, winning the opportunity to compete against his showmance, Claudia, in the third and final round.

For the first time in Big Brother Canada history, a showmance showdown battled it out in the third round of the season’s final HOH competition, squaring off in a trivia game that tested their memory of the Season 11 jury members. Ty and Claudia were neck and neck until the final nail-biting moment, when Claudia answered the last question correctly, becoming the season’s final Head of Household and guaranteeing her spot in the final two. Forced to make the biggest decision of her game yet, Claudia remained loyal to her showmance Ty, choosing to evict Daniel, making him the ninth and final jury member of the season.

Ahead of Ty being named winner of Season 11, Arisa announced Canada’s choice for this season’s favourite houseguest, Newfoundland’s Jonathan Leonard. As Canada’s favourite houseguest of Big Brother Canada Season 11, Jonathan receives a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of WINNERS.

Watch the final three houseguests tomorrow on Global’s The Morning Show beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET for their first broadcast interview, in addition to ET Canada at 7:30 p.m. ET on Global.

Commissioned by Corus Entertainment, Season 11 of Big Brother Canada is produced by Insight Productions (a Boat Rocker company) in association with Corus Entertainment and content powerhouse Banijay, with the deal struck by distribution arm Banijay Rights. Executive Producers are John Brunton, Erin Brock, Eric Abboud, and Arisa Cox.


New seasons of Canadian original dramas Family Law and Departure return

From a media release:

Canada’s biggest stars shine bright this summer on Global with the return of Global scripted series Family Law and Departure, plus new reality competition series Superfan adds even more star power to this summer’s hottest schedule. The wait is over for Family Law Season 2, premiering Monday, May 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Global and STACKTV. The principal cast including Canadians Jewel Staite, Victor Garber, Zach Smadu, Genelle Williams and Lauren Holly all return for the new season, which was the #1 new Canadian series when it debuted. Then, fresh off five nominations at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Drama Series, Departure Season 3 promises to bring the action this summer when it returns Monday, August 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Global and STACKTV. Acclaimed Canadian actor Eric McCormack joins Emmy Award® winner Archie Panjabi and the rest of the ensemble cast as they investigate the sinking of a sea ferry destined for Newfoundland.

Airing Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT beginning May 22, Family Law Season 2 follows Abby (Jewel Staite) and her dysfunctional family as they help other dysfunctional families – all while navigating their own personal dramas. After six months’ probation at her father’s firm, Abby’s getting into the groove of family law –but her marriage is a trainwreck. Harry (Victor Garber), meanwhile, has finally made Daniel (Zach Smadu) a partner – but is he ready to share his firm with his son? Daniel’s quest for approval leads him to a carefree woman who is definitely not his type, or is she? And Lucy (Genelle Williams) is crashing at Joanne’s, hoping she can fix things with a newly-pregnant Maggie –and getting up her older sister’s nose at the same time.

Then later this summer, Departure Season 3 sets sail Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT starting August 7. The all-new, six-part event series follows the investigation into the sinking of a sea ferry, The Queen of the Narrows. It’s a beautiful day in Boston when almost 500 passengers board the ferry destined for Newfoundland, Canada. A few hours into the journey an “explosion” onboard throws passengers into a panic, rushing for lifeboats as the ferry takes on water with alarming speed. What unfolds for many of the passengers is an unimaginable nightmare with serious loss of life as the ship sinks in record time. The investigation team, led by Kendra Malley (Archie Panjabi) begin to unravel the many tangled threads of the investigation all in search of one answer: why did the Queen of the Narrows suddenly sink to the bottom of the sea?

Stay tuned for more summer lineup announcements coming soon, including the premiere date for the much-anticipated new Global Original Robyn Hood from prolific Canadian music video director and renowned TV director and filmmaker Director X. Plus another exciting new season of Big Brother!

Global’s entertaining lineup of hit series are also all available to stream anytime on STACKTV, GlobalTV.com and the Global TV App.

Family Law is produced by SEVEN24 Films (Heartland, JANN) and Lark Productions (Motive, Fortunate Son). It was created by Susin Nielsen (Robson Arms, Cedar Cove), who also serves as executive producer and showrunner. The series is executive produced by Jordy Randall, Tom Cox, Erin Haskett and Andy Mikita. For Corus, Susan Alexander is Production Executive; Rachel Nelson is Vice President, Original Content, Scripted, Factual and Kids; Lisa Godfrey is Senior Vice President of Original Content and Corus Studios; Colin Bohm is Executive Vice President of Content and Corporate Strategy.

Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Paul Pope, Jackie May, and Archie Panjabi are Departure’s executive producers, joined by Vincent Shiao and T.J. Scott. Patrick Cassavetti and Julie Lacey are the series producers. Executive producing for Starlings are Chris Philip and Karine Martin, along with Propagate Content’s Ben Silverman; Red Arrow Studios International’s Tim Gerhartz Rodrigo Herrera Ibarguengoytia, and Laura Beetz; and Sleeping Giant’s David A. Stern and D. Matt Geller. Departure is directed by T.J. Scott and created by Vincent Shiao. For Corus, Kathleen Meek is Production Executive; Rachel Nelson is Vice President, Original Content, Scripted, Factual and Kids; Lisa Godfrey is Senior Vice President of Original Content and Corus Studios; Colin Bohm is Executive Vice President of Content and Corporate Strategy.


ET Canada’s Sangita Patel promoted to host alongside Cheryl Hickey ahead of Season 18 premiere this fall on Global

From a media release:

ET Canada is proud to announce that Sangita Patel has been promoted to host, after ten seasons as a reporter on the Canadian Screen Award winning entertainment news program. Patel will now help lead the nightly broadcast alongside longtime host Cheryl Hickey, when ET Canada’s 18th season premieres Monday, September 12 on Global.

“It’s been an incredible journey to be part of ET Canada for the past 10 years, bringing the best in entertainment to our viewers,” stated Patel. “I am honoured to be joining the one and only

Cheryl Hickey as co-host, the first time that two women will be hosting together. It’s going to be an amazing ride!”

“It is so empowering to have our show back with two hosts, and leading the way into Season 18 with Sangita,” exclaimed Hickey. “This is an important time for all of us at ET Canada, and I am excited for what the future holds!”

Since joining ET Canada, Patel has been delivering entertainment news headlines to viewers across the country. In 2016, she was announced as host of HGTV Canada’s popular home renovation series Home to Win, garnering a Canadian Screen Award nomination for her hosting duties. Dedicated to utilizing her national platform to shine a light on organizations close to her heart, Patel is a supporter of Pathways to Education, Children’s Wish and ONE Campaign. Most recently, she spearheaded ET Canada’s HELP INDIA broadcast special when India was battling the nation’s worst COVID-19 crisis, bringing together some of the biggest names in entertainment to help raise over $135,000 for the Humanitarian Coalition’s emergency response efforts.

“Whether she is laughing with Julia Roberts, on the beach with Dwayne Johnson, or broadcasting from an aircraft carrier with Tom Cruise, Sangita’s energetic yet thoughtful interviews are what makes her an incredible journalist and an immeasurable asset to ET Canada,” stated executive producer John Kampilis. “We are thrilled to have Sangita hosting alongside Cheryl [Hickey], and have this unstoppable duo lead the show into our 18th season, this fall!”

ET Canada airs weeknights at 7:30 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT on Global. For up-to-the-moment entertainment news, celebrity interviews and more, visit etcanada.com, and stream ET Canada live and on demand with STACKTV and the Global TV App.