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TV Eh B Cs podcast 53 — Hosting Jessi Cruickshank

jessicruickshank2016b-highresJessi Cruickshank is one of Canada’s most beloved TV personalities and has been hailed as “one of the funniest women on TV today, period” by The Province. Cruickshank grew up in Vancouver where she broke into comedy as the only girl in an all-male improv troupe alongside Seth Rogen. She soon became a household name as the face of MTV, hosting the daily comedy show MTV Live and smash hit The Hills After Show, which was syndicated in 10 countries and generated record-breaking ratings in Canada and the U.S.

Cruickshank went on to host Live from E!, Jerseylicious, Olympic Morning and recently wrapped six seasons as the LA correspondent for Canada’s #1 entertainment show, etalk. She has also travelled the world as a keynote speaker and the Canadian ambassador for Free the Children.

Cruickshank returned to CBC in the fall of 2016 as one of the co-hosts of CBC’s highly anticipated new daytime show The Goods, and to host Season 3 of Canada’s Smartest Person.

Canada’s Smartest Person airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on CBC.

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Canada’s Smartest Person reveals competitors ahead of Nov. 13 return on CBC

From a media release:

CBC’s hit competition series CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON has narrowed down the field to 30 remarkable Canadians from coast to coast to coast who will put themselves to the test, squaring off each week for their latest chance to take home the title of “Canada’s Smartest Person.” From ages 16 to 62, and with diverse occupations including psychic medium, pro video gamer, neuroscientist, cancer researcher/fashion blogger, Paralympian, and law student/Miss Universe Canada, the competitors are ready to show the country what they’ve got as they tackle challenges that offer a new spin on what it truly means to be smart. CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON returns for Season 3 Sunday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. (8:30NT) on CBC.

Each week, host Jessi Cruickshank (The Goods), with special guest judges, guides the competitors and viewers through the hour-long competition series, which illuminates how Canadians are smart based on the Theory of Multiple Intelligences. In each of the first five episodes, six competitors go head-to-head in a series of fun and revealing challenges that test six areas of intelligence: linguistic, physical, musical, visual, social and logical, with one winner advancing to the championship finale. Then, in the climactic season finale, five finalists will battle it out to claim the title of CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON. New this season is CSP SmartPlay, where viewers can join in on the fun from home by playing along in real-time on the CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON Facebook page.

Introducing this season’s CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON competitors:

Episode 301 – airing Sunday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. (8:30NT)
● Susan Forgues, 54, retired military helicopter pilot from Orleans, ON
● Jonathan Gagnon, 31, engineer from Vancouver, BC
● Stephanie Harvey, 30, pro video gamer from Québec City, QC
● Vincent Law, 33, cancer researcher and fashion blogger from Calgary, AB
● Rup Magon, 41, musician from Montréal, QC
● Steve Norn, 40, insurance broker from Yellowknife, NT

Episode 302 – airing Sunday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. (8:30NT)
● Christine Cho, 36, makeup artist from Toronto, ON
● Donna Hartt, 46, psychic medium from Cranbrook, BC
● Jennifer Martin, 33, copywriter from St. Phillip’s, NL
● Chad “CJ” Studer, 38, physical education teacher from Miscouche, PE
● Chris Williams, 54, innkeeper from Round Hill, NS
● Joshua Williams, 25, youth worker from Edmonton, AB

Episode 303 – airing Sunday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. (8:30NT)
● Rebecca Bromwich, 39, lawyer from Calgary, AB
● Frankie Cena, 24, international speech and debate coach from Vancouver, BC
● Ryan Coelho, 30, millennial consultant from Toronto, ON
● Gwyneth Foster, 16, high school student from Uxbridge, ON
● Maria Samson, 33, professional rugby player from Calgary, AB
● Vanessa Vakharia, 35, math tutor and entrepreneur from Toronto, ON

Episode 304 – airing Sunday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. (8:30NT)
● Brittain Bancroft, 30, mechanic from Minto, NB
● Siera Bearchell, 23, law student and Miss Universe Canada 2016 from Moose Jaw, SK
● Darryl Gidyk, 42, neuroscientist from Lethbridge, AB
● Devon Jones, 37, personal trainer from Winnipeg, MB
● Bruce Tsuji, 62, university professor from Ottawa, ON
● Michelle Zakrison, 33, lawyer from Iqaluit, NU

Episode 305 – airing Sunday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. (8:30NT)
● Tristan Campus, registered nurse from Mississauga, ON
● Melissa DeCiantis, 25, arborist from Mississauga, ON
● Dustin Herbison, 29, high school shop teacher from Kelowna, BC
● Michelle Salt, 31, Paralympian from Calmar, AB
● Wali Shah, 21, rapper and spoken word poet from Mississauga, ON
● Eric Yue, 39, commissioner recreational hockey league from Victoria, BC

Episode 306 – airing Sunday, Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. (8:30NT)
The five finalists will battle it out to claim the title of CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON.

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Jessi Cruickshank and Steven Sabados team up for CBC’s The Goods

From a media release:

CBC today announced two additional hosts for its new one-hour daytime program, THE GOODS. Host and author Andrea Bain and chef Shahir Massoud join previously announced hosts Jessi Cruickshank and Steven Sabados to form the complete team. Shot live-to-tape in front of a studio audience, THE GOODS will air weekday afternoons at 2 p.m. (2:30 NT) beginning October 3 on CBC.

Every weekday, THE GOODS will deliver all the inspiration and information Canadians need in one jam-packed and entertaining hour of daily television. Each of the four hosts brings their own authentic point of view and passion to the show – style and fashion for Cruickshank; home and design for Sabados; relationships and wellness for Bain; and food for Massoud – that combined will make THE GOODS the ultimate afternoon destination for audiences across Canada.

Meet THE GOODS team:

Andrea_Bain
Andrea Bain, @AndreaMBain
Andrea Bain has hosted a number of national lifestyle shows on HGTV and SLICE and appeared regularly as a relationship specialist on various Canadian daytime programs. Most recently, Bain has used her relationship expertise to pen her first book, Single Girl Problems, which will be published later this year. After graduating with a BA in Sociology from York University and a diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Humber College, Bain began her television career in a Toronto newsroom. She worked behind the scenes as a producer and, shortly after, landed her first reporting job. After some encouragement from her peers, Bain decided to step in front of the camera full time and became an entertainment correspondent for the Los Angeles-based TV station Reelzchannel, where she interviewed such notable names as Oprah, Brad Pitt and Martin Scorsese.

Shahir_Massoud
Shahir Massoud, @chefshahir
After graduating from York University’s Schulich School of Business, Shahir Massoud decided to pursue his true passion and move to New York City to enroll in the famed French Culinary Institute. While in New York, he worked in the kitchens of Mario Batali (Lupa), Jean-Georges Vongerichten (The Mark Hotel) and Saveur magazine. Massoud has since moved on to become the Corporate Executive Chef at Levetto, overseeing multiple locations all over Ontario. Massoud has also made regular appearances on various Canadian morning and daytime programs including Cityline and Breakfast Television.

Jessi Cruickshank, @JESSI
One of Canada’s most beloved TV personalities, Jessi Cruickshank has been hailed as “one of the funniest women on TV today, period” by The Province. Cruickshank is the host of CBC’s Canada’s Smartest Person, returning for Season 3 in the fall. Her self-deprecating humour, irreverent interview style and eclectic flair for fashion have made her a fan favourite. Cruickshank grew up in Vancouver, where she broke into comedy as the only girl in an all-male improv troupe alongside Seth Rogen. She soon became a household name as the face of MTV Canada, hosting the daily comedy show MTV Live and smash hit The Hills After Show, which generated record-breaking ratings in Canada and the United States. She went on to star in the nightly talk-show The After Show, and has since hosted Live from E!JerseyliciousJessi Cruickshank’s Real Hollywood Survival Guide and Olympic Morning. She has also travelled the world as the Canadian Ambassador for Free The Children. Cruickshank splits her time between Toronto and Los Angeles, where she can be seen on Oh Sit!KirstieThe Odd Couple and as the L.A. correspondent for etalk.

Steven Sabados, @stevenandchris
Known in Canada and around the world as a pioneer of design television, designer Steven Sabados is one of Canada’s most adored and respected celebrities. Raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Sabados was born with a passion for the arts and found avenues of expression in painting, photography, architecture and fashion. After completing an education in Fine Art, Sabados moved to Toronto, where he excelled as the in-store Creative Director for some of Canada’s most successful retail brands including Eaton’s and Roots. In 1992, Sabados and partner Christopher Hyndman formed independent design firm The Sabados Group. After appearing on a variety of daytime shows, it wasn’t long before the charming and creative Sabados and the dynamic and fun-loving Hyndman were offered their own show. The smash hit Designer Guys debuted in 2001 followed by Design Rivals and So Chic with Steven and Chris. In the fall of 2008, CBC launched Steven and Chris. The highly successful daytime show was the first of its kind in Canada and quickly became a national sensation.

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