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In the news: Where Canadian comedy gets it right, drama gets it wrong

From Alex Strachan of Canwest News Service:



DVD Release: The Border season 3

From a media release:


In the final 12 gut-wrenching episodes of The Border, the elite Immigration and Customs Security Squad (ICS) fights for its future with Major Kessler (James McGowan) critically wounded and Gray Jackson (Graham Abbey) suspended from the squad. Khalida Massi (Athena Karkanis) joins ICS as a new language specialist – and obsession of Slade (Jonas Chernick). Liz Carver (Grace Park) recovers from near-fatal injuries to resume work for the Department of Homeland Security. Certain that she left her feelings for Gray with the bullets at Walter Reed, she strides back into the world of cross-border security. Powerful emotions are at the core of the struggle as the squad fights to return to its former strength and unity.

Nominated for nine 2009 Gemini Awards including Best Dramatic Series, and nominated by the Monte Carlo Television Festival for five awards including Best Dramatic TV Series, Best Performance by an Actor for the show’s star James McGowan, and Best Performance by an Actress for Sofia Milos.

Bonus features include:

* Character Psychology Sessions
* Behind the Scenes with Graham Abbey, Director
* Cast commentary of the season finale

The Border: Season Three
3 Disc Set
Run Time: 530 min
SRP: $29.98
Street Date: 10 August 2010


DVDs prove quality in Canadian content

From Bruce Kirkland of QMI Agency:

  • Quality Canadian shows exist
    “But the constant complaining about problems with government funding, government regulations and the private sector’s penchant for buying American has had one unfortunate side effect. It makes it appear that there is nothing Canadian to celebrate. Wrong. And the new release of two box sets, Heartland: The Complete First Season and Heartland: The Complete Second Season is a poignant reminder.” Read more.

Ratings, renewal news: CBC cuts episode orders for some series

From Bill Brioux at TV Feeds My Family:

  • 22 Minutes Down to 13 Amid CBC Cuts for Fall
    “The most dramatic cut could come at the expense of the network’s longest-running entertainment series, 22 Minutes. The Halifax-based comedy may be down to a half-season, with just 13 episodes ordered, down from 18 last season and 20 the season before that.” Read more.