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Space’s Wynonna Earp begins production on Season 3; plus exclusive first-look photos

From a media release:

Returning to the land of gunpowder and grudges, Space announces production on Season 3 of its original, CSA-nominated for Best Writing in a Drama series WYNONNA EARP, is underway. The 12-episode, one-hour, western sci-fi series created by Emily Andras films in Calgary and surrounding area until May 2018. Canadian actor Melanie Scrofano returns as the titular demon hunter and heroine Wynonna Earp. The writing team spearheaded by Andras includes Brendon Yorke, Shelley Scarrow, Noelle Carbone, Caitlin Fryers, and Matt Doyle. Directors are Paolo Barzman, April Mullen, Ron Murphy, and Grant Harvey. Produced by Calgary-based SEVEN24 Films, and distributed globally by IDW Entertainment, Season 3 of WYNONNA EARP is set to return to Space later this year.

Following an emotional and surprising Season 2 finale that saw Wynonna (Scrofano), give birth to the next Earp heir, she’s now hell-bent on dispatching all remaining Revenants and other supernatural beings to end the cycle of violence between future heirs and Wyatt Earp’s demonic outlaws. Armed with Wyatt’s demon-killing six-shooter, Peacemaker, and her battle-seasoned team of demon hunters Doc Holliday (Tim Rozon, BEING HUMAN), Agent Xavier Dolls (Shamier Anderson, Race), Waverly Earp (Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Avengers: Age of Ultron), Nicole Haught (Katherine Barrell, WORKIN’ MOMS), and Jeremy Chetri (Varun Saranga, WORKIN’ MOMS), Wynonna challenges fate, faces new foes, and makes life-altering sacrifices in order to break the curse once and for all.

Season 2 of WYNONNA EARP saw its total audience increase by 30% compared to Season 1, and had an increase of 46% in the key A18-49 demo. During its Fridays at 10 p.m. ET timeslot, Space was the most-watched entertainment specialty network among A18-49 viewers.

WYNONNA EARP was developed for television by Emily Andras who also serves as executive producer, writer, and showrunner. Executive producers are Jordy Randall (HEARTLAND), Tom Cox (YOUNG DRUNK PUNK), David Ozer, Ted Adams, Rick Jacobs, and Todd Berger. Brian Dennis (THE BEST LAID PLANS) is producer.

WYNONNA EARP is produced by SEVEN24 Films in association with Space and Bell Media and distributed by IDW Entertainment.

 

 

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Space Renews Canadian Supernatural Sensation WYNONNA EARP for Third Season

From a media release:

Space continues to fuel its schedule with high-octane, Canadian original productions as it announced today it has committed to an additional 12 episodes of fan-favourite western-horror drama, WYNONNA EARP. Created by Emily Andras, produced by Calgary-based SEVEN24 Films, and distributed globally by IDW Entertainment, Season 3 of WYNONNA EARP sees the return of Canadian actor Melanie Scrofano as the titular demon hunter of the one-hour cult hit, slated to debut in 2018.

WYNONNA EARP follows legendary lawman Wyatt Earp’s descendant, Wynonna (Scrofano), who inherits his mystical gun, Peacemaker. With it, Wynonna and her posse of dysfunctional allies must fight against supernatural beings and other paranormal occurrences in a raucous, whisky-soaked struggle to break her family’s demonic curse.

Andras (KILLJOYS, LOST GIRL) developed the wildly imaginative series for television and serves as Executive Producer and Showrunner. SEVEN24’s Jordy Randall and Tom Cox serve as Executive Producers along with Ted Adams and David Ozer, as well as Todd Berger and Rick Jacobs.

Since its premiere on June 9, Season 2 of WYNONNA EARP has seen its total audience more than double with a 52% increase compared to Season 1, and seen a 73% increase in the key A18-49 demo. During its Fridays at 10 p.m. ET timeslot, Space is the most-watched entertainment specialty network.

In the next episode, “Future in the Past” (Friday, July 28 at 10 p.m. ET), Wynonna has an opportunity to discover the origins of the Earp curse while her team races to save the future.

WYNONNA EARP was developed for television by Emily Andras who also serves as executive producer, writer, and showrunner. Executive producers are Jordy Randall (HEARTLAND), Tom Cox (YOUNG DRUNK PUNK), David Ozer, Ted Adams, Rick Jacobs, and Todd Berger. Brian Dennis (THE BEST LAID PLANS) is producer. The writing team spearheaded by Andras includes Alexandra Zarowny, Brendon Yorke, John Callaghan, and Caitlin Fryers. Directors are Paolo Barzman, Ron Murphy, Brett Sullivan, and April Mullen.

WYNONNA EARP is produced by SEVEN24 Films in association with Space and Bell Media and distributed by IDW Entertainment.

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Season 3 of 19-2 returns June 20 to Bravo; renewed for Season 4

From a media release:

Bravo announced today that its award-winning drama 19-2 has been renewed for a fourth season, just weeks before Season 3 premieres on Monday, June 20 at 10 p.m. ET. Winner of three Canadian Screen Awards including Best Dramatic Series, the 10-episode, hour-long drama sees the return of CSA-nominated actors Adrian Holmes and Jared Keeso as beat partners Nick Barron and Ben Chartier. Together, the pair navigate the blurred-lines between Montréal politics and organized crime while the squad searches for redemption and begins to heal from Season 2’s traumatic events. Production on 19-2’s upcoming fourth season is expected to begin this fall in Montréal. Seasons 1 and 2 of 19-2 are available for streaming on CraveTV. Catch the dramatic 19-2 Season 3 launch promo here.

Season 3 of 19-2 sees a fragmented squad reeling from the revelation that Sergeant Julien Houle (CSA nominee Conrad Pla), once the glue that held them together, was a pedophile and a mole for organized crime. As Commander Gendron (CSA nominee Bruce Ramsay) scrambles to save his own career in the wake of this blight on the force, the patrollers strengthen their bond to help them through this shocking news. Meanwhile, Nick, still rocked by guilt over his involvement in a murder, seeks closure by trying to find out what happened to his missing cousin Kaz. Ben finds love and happiness with Nick’s sister, Amelie, but struggles with the family he thought he’d left behind.

Also returning this season are CSA nominee Laurence Leboeuf as scapegoated officer and Nick’s former lover, Audrey; CSA nominee Dan Petronijevic as angry beat-cop J.M.; CSA nominee Benz Antoine as struggling alcoholic, Officer Tyler Joseph; Mylène Dinh-Robic as Tyler’s former partner and now Acting Sergeant Béatrice; Bruce Ramsay as manipulative District Commander Marcel Gendron; and Alexander De Jordy as rookie cop Richard Dulac. CSA nominee Maxim Roy returns to guest star as Nick’s ex-wife Detective Isabelle Latendresse.

New characters recruited to 19-2 include Juliette Gosselin (Les Jeunes Loups) as manipulative teen foster child Martine who claims to have information on Kaz’s death; Krista Bridges (DURHAM COUNTY) as Inspector Elise Roberge stationed at 19 to wrap up the investigation of Sergeant Houle; and Joe Pingue (THE EXPANSE) as Charlie Figo, an old-school mobster who goads Nick into uncharted territory.

In the season premiere episode “Burn Pile” (Monday, June 20 at 10 p.m. ET), the squad waits for findings from a task force into Sergeant Houle’s case. Nick and Ben find themselves at the centre of the fractured squad, the only partnership that has endured. On the job, the squad face a horrific accident that puts multiple lives in danger.

19-2 is co-produced by Sphère Média Plus and Echo Media in association with Bell Media. Bell Media Production Executive is Michele McMahon. Tom Hastings is Director, Drama, Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting, Bell Media.

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MasterChef Canada returns with plenty of tears

MasterChef Canada is manipulative as heck. With two seasons under their belts, producers Proper Television know exactly how to tug at our emotions. With just one hour of this go-round underway, I was already cheering for finalists like Mary Berg and Jennifer Baglioni because of their backstories, and want them to go all the way to the end.

Of course, I’m supposed to feel this way, and once you just accept it, episodes like Sunday’s are entertaining both in the slick production but the storytelling as well. And with three seasons under their belts, judges Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung and Claudio Aprile know how to inject their own brand of drama into the proceedings too. All three took turns being critical with the first handful of home cooks to shoot for the Top 14, and stated more than once the talent bar had been raised. Thankfully, several contestants met the challenge or exceeded them.

One was Mary Berg, who overcame personal tragedy (her family was in a car accident years ago, claiming her father’s life) to score an apron. Another was Jennifer Bagione, who told her own tear-induced tale. Both parents were deaf and she learned to communicate through sign language. After their mother left, Jennifer took over cooking duties, ensuring Dad had a hot meal to come home to every night. The Maple, Ont., salon manager broke down in tears while the judges communicated through her to her father that she had won a spot in the Top 14.

Not everyone was so lucky. A montage captured several wannabe MasterChef Canada contestants eliminated because their plates were too pedestrian, under-seasoned or just plain bad. Folks like Sean Hickey—he of the bacon-themed headband and apron—bombed out with their audition plate but will battle it out for a spot in the show via kitchen cooking because the judges saw a glimmer of talent.

Who will win the $100,000 grand prize and MasterChef Canada title? It’s too soon to tell, but it’s going to be a fun (and tear-filled) ride on the way to deciding. Tell me who you think will win via the comments below.

MasterChef Canada airs Sundays at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.

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First look: Bitten’s Season 3 sneak peek

We admit it, we’re not ready to say goodbye to Bitten. For the past two seasons, we’ve been following Elena and the rest of the pack as they’ve charged through epic adventures. Now it’s all coming to an end in February. Yes, that’s still a couple of months away, but thankfully Space has given us an early Christmas present with five images from the season’s first episode. Enjoy!

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Season 3 of Bitten returns Friday, Feb. 12, at 10 p.m. ET on Space.

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