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Trailer: ‘Fargo’ highlights a chilly Calgary

February 25, 2014

For the past few months, Calgarians like myself have been on celebrity watch. That’s because FX’s new show, Fargo is being shot in and around Calgary. The series, which is based on the Academy Award winning movie, features huge stars …
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Package Deal has real laughs….literally.

September 29, 2013

I can’t believe it’s finally happening. More than a year after announcing that it was going into production, City’s comedy Package Deal is finally hitting the airwaves, or digital-waves, well, whatever they are called nowadays. But besides the long delay, …
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The case against binge-watching Orange is the New Black

September 15, 2013

Thanks to TV being readily available on DVD and streaming services like Netflix, binge-watching TV shows have become all the rage. My social media feeds are constantly filled with people who confess to losing hours and days to watching every …
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Survivor Exit Interview: “I missed all the cues.”

May 9, 2013

When we first met Andrea Boehlke, you probably wouldn’t think that she’d have as much control as she did in Survivor’s Fans vs. Favourites. But thanks to some smart thinking and maybe a little flirting, she ended voting out some …
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The Genies and Geminis are getting a makeover!

May 1, 2012

You know how you can never tell the difference between the Genies and Geminis?  Well, now you don’t have too! The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced this morning that it will unite its film, television and digital media …
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CBC: Only the cheapest survive?

April 22, 2012

CBC won’t announce its full Fall schedule until May 10th, but late last week, they announced the new shows it will be bringing to our TV sets, inadvertently also telling us which shows won’t be back at all. Saying the …
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Fall TV: What’s old is new again!

September 8, 2011

September is traditionally the time of year when TV shows make  their big returns. Networks spend millions of dollars promoting their returning shows or new series. But while I’m excited for shows like Being Erica, Parks & Rec and Cougar …
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Swiss Chalet: Canada’s Newest Network?

February 22, 2011

Get your tiny-bowls with lemon wedges ready, this is one tasty morsel of information! Starting next Monday (Feb. 28),   Channel 208 on Rogers Cable will be dedicated to one thing that I simply cannot resist:  rotisserie chicken. Swiss Chalet (which …
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Sanctuary renewed! Yippee?

January 18, 2011

Essentially this blog post is about the Space network’s Sanctuary being renewed for a fourth season.  For a Canadian show that started out as a web series, that’s not bad at all. But this is really what I want to …
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Sneak A Peek: The Dating Guy

October 17, 2010

Ever wanted to see a cartoon boob but not have to go to a website that starts with the letter X? Well Teletoon’s new show The Dating Guy is for you! The new animated show follows four friends – Mark, …
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Kevin Newman signs off

May 4, 2010

By now you’ve probably heard that Shaw has just bought Global, or was it that Global bought Shaw?  Someone bought something. Truthfully,  I never bother much with network financial troubles, mostly because it is only a matter of time before …
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