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TV, eh? podcast episode 208 — Corndogs and Horndogs

After a bit of a break, we’re all back and chatting about the next two weeks of programming in Canadian TV. We move on to W Network’s The Bachelorette Canada After Show hosted by former Breakfast Television‘s Jennifer Valentyne, Global’s Mary Kills People heads into production, HGTV greenlights two new original series and cameras roll on CBC’s adaptation of Kim’s Convenience.

Side note: after we recorded the podcast, CBC renewed Still Standing and Baroness von Sketch Show for additional seasons.

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Jennifer Valentyne returns to TV hosting Bachelorette Canada after show

Rogers’ loss is Corus’ gain. Months after she was fired from City’s Breakfast Television, Jennifer Valentyne will host W Network’s The Bachelorette Canada After Show.

Debuting following the first episode of The Bachelorette Canada on Sept. 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Valentyne helms the weekly half-hour live chat at 10:30 p.m. ET, discussing the drama, laughter, tears and who is—and isn’t—there for the right reasons. The network reveals past and present Bachelors and Bachelorettes will drop by to interact with Valentyne and fans of the franchise.

As previously announced, Jasmine Lorimer is Canada’s first-ever Bachelorette, seeking a soul mate from a passel of 20 male suitors. Carnival Eats host Noah Cappe hosts The Bachelorette Canada.

The Bachelorette Canada premieres Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on W Network.


Comments and queries for the week of April 15

Jennifer Valentyne exits Breakfast Television Toronto

Jennifer was and still is a fixture to all in this city. I know that most woke up to her in the morning and their mood was set by Jennifer’s laugh and her humour, while at the same time being professional at what she did for Breakfast Television. We will miss her, but I am sure that with this chapter closed for her another better opportunity will land on her door step soon. Good luck Jennifer, and thanks for being the best you could be for all these years. —Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti

All the comments from people saying they will not be watching any more is pure BS. You did not watch because of Jennifer, she was NOT what makes BT tick. You watched to get the news, bottom line, so stop it. Yes, it is sad that she lost her job but it’s sad when anyone loses their job after so many years of service. That’s life. (She just had a better job than most people.) I will still watch BT because l like the show and the morning people that run it. —Jeannie

So sorry that Jennifer will no longer be on BT. I always looked forward to her segment. Someone has made a poor decision. —Edie

So sad to hear about Jennifer’s departure. I will not continue to watch the program. I wish her all the best!!! —Janee

Could it be possible that Rogers ends up selling City and their speciality channels to offset the losses they are facing with NHL? —Karen

X Company‘s creators discuss the heartbreaking finale and look towards Season 3

This is the best show CBC has ever done: well-written, well-acted, well-directed. I am so glad that the audience learns some history mixed in with the fiction, and stunned to see a German portrayed as a genuine conflicted human being. Bravo, can’t wait for next season! —Scott

A fantastic show. I, too, waited anxiously all week for the next episode and was SO RELIEVED to hear it’s been renewed for Season 3. Great actors. Great writing. Great story. —Catharine

This is the best show CBC has ever aired. The anticipation from week to week was high. The actors are so outstanding and the writing is good, the hour seemed to go too fast. I’ve been to the beaches in Dieppe and spoke with many of the survivors so it really hits home with me. —Robyn

The finest Canadian show I have ever watched. Bravo! The acting was superb, the writing (for both seasons) exceptional. Each episode a hand wringer until the very end. It was hard waiting for the next episode every week. Bring on Season 3, we’re all waiting. —Ann

Very sad that Tom has died. Someone was obviously going to die knowing what happened at Dieppe. The trailer pretty much sold it out as Tom due to his absence in the safe house and warnings from Neil, but the exit was quite spectacular! Can’t wait ’til next year for S3. :) —Emily

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Comments and queries for the week of April 8

Jennifer Valentyne exits Breakfast Television Toronto

Such a loss. So much energy and a truly good person. What is the matter with the people at Rogers? —Eleanor

You have made one big mistake. I for one will never again watch City TV. How do people like you sleep at night? —Bernadette

We can all say Jenn is better off, but I am pretty sure she doesn’t feel that way. The truth is that it’s a crappy situation all around. Same thing happened at CHCH and it sucks. I won’t say I am not going to watch BT anymore because there still are great people on, however it’s so annoying when these big corporate companies come in, take over and put people out of jobs. I personally wish you all the best Jenn, and look forward to hearing about your new adventures. Keep smiling even through the hard days. We love you, xoxo. —Andrea

A special call out to Jenn and Gord. Not sure most of you know, but both of them have been huge supporters of The Children’s Breakfast Club, an Ontario charity that supports less fortunate kids in Ontario. The club receives all of its support through private donations, no government ties. Both Jenn and Gord were huge club supporters and showed us for many years to garner support for Rick and the team! You could say it was part of their job, and they did a heck of job doing it! Best of luck Jenn, and luck will have little to do with your success in the future! —Bill

Perfect example of the decision makers not really having their finger on the pulse. I’m sure this decision was made in a corporate boardroom by a suit that has no idea of her viewer loyalty. Often it’s a money decision disguised as a direction change, but a smart decision would’ve been to work her into whatever new direction they were taking and valuing 23 years of solid viewer loyalty. Another station WILL scoop her up and take her 23 years of viewers’ loyalty as well! —EZ

Another nail in the coffin of watching BT. I was a loyal viewer for years, but with more commercials than news content, less host interaction, boring talk segments and now Jennifer leaving. I am watching CP24 each morning. I’ve had it with Rogers TV! —Rita

Well! No reason to watch BT in the morning before going to work anymore. Best part of my day was watching happy-go-lucky Jennifer.
Jenn, you can do better than BT! Take some time off and relax … you deserve it! —Rod

Will Bryan Baeumler ever come to any state in U.S.? Love his show and his work. None better! Thank you. —Barbara

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