Tuesday, March 29, 2011

TV, eh? podcast episode 36 – The Hot Combat Sexy Doctors Hospital Zone

Episode 36: Listen or download here or subscribe via iTunes or with any other program via the TV, Eh? feed  
We dedicate the episode to Roger Abbott of Air Farce, who died Saturday of leukemia. (Listen to his appearance on the podcast with Bill Brioux and Chris Haddock.)

Our guest this week is Sidney Imbeau, the star of Family Channel’s new show Really Me.

We’re in the midst of CBC’s finale week as hockey playoffs take over the schedule soon. Say goodbye forever to 18 to Life, and goodbye for now to everything else.

Premiering in June are Rookie Blue and The Hot Zone [working title of what used to be Combat Hospital (working title)].

King premieres April 17 with a media release designed to make Diane’s blood pressure rise.

The Listener moves to Fridays to punish it for being successful on Tuesdays.

Like the Energizer bunny, Degrassi keeps going, in production for season 11 now.

We lament the fact that Rick Mercer Report and 22 Minutes are off the air now that an election is looming, and call for the government to pass a bill that they must return.

And April is the new September, with new shows premiering to fill the spring months.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

TV, eh? podcast episode 35 - Smack Dab in the Middle of Grey

Episode 35: Listen or download here or subscribe via iTunes or with any other program via the TV, Eh? feed  

Our guest is Dan Speerin of Truth Mashup, talking about content creation for web versus television, satire, biting the had that feeds you, and why Canada needs a Corner Gas and Little Mosque on the Prairie to be hip.

First we talk about the Corner Gas set sale, Jann Arden and Vanilla Ice - seriously? - as judges for Canada Sings,  and the fact that Village on a Diet isn't dead yet.

We send a happy 75th birthday to David Suzuki (our "king of environmentalists") and 80th to William Shatner ("the male Betty White"). And Diane rambles a bit about international coproductions and the giant grey area Canadian content lives in.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

TV, eh? podcast episode 34 - What Scaredy Squirrel is Afraid Of

Episode 34: Listen or download here or subscribe via iTunes or with any other program via the TV, Eh? feed  

Our guests this week are Shawn Doyle and Patrick Gallagher of Endgame who discuss their developing bromance, some surprising (and very possibly untrue) spoilers about sex and space battles, and the need for a Republic of Gallagher show.

First Anthony and Diane make a bit of a PSA to donate to a disaster relief agency in the wake of the Japanese earthquake … but make it an unrestricted donation. (CBC has a list of charities here.)

We also go through a roundup of spring shows airing now or coming up.

Jason Priestley is going to be guest starring and directing Haven next season and Anthony is thrilled to pieces.

And we talk endlessly about Scaredly Squirrel, not letting the fact that we hadn’t heard of it before get in the way but waxing nostalgic about the cartoons of our youth.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

TV, eh? podcast episode 33 - Channel Surfing Lessons

Interviews with Endgame star Shawn Doyle and creator Avrum Jacobson preview the Showcase show that premieres March 14.

Anthony and Diane run down some news, including Stargate and Sanctuary’s return dates, Lavalife cofounder Bruce Croxon replacing Brett Wilson on Dragons’ Den, the Top Chef Canada premiere date, and the Bruce McDonald Bravo series Yonge Street – Toronto Rock & Roll Stories.

Plus, the CRTC approves the BCE purchase of CTVglobemedia and the Globe and Mail discusses French-Canadian TV’s success.

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