Monday, December 16, 2013

TV, eh? podcast episode 161 - "Mr. Anthony's Special Pen"

Anthony and Diane talk the Canadian TV news of the week, which largely consists of kids programming much to Anthony's delight.

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Monday, December 9, 2013

TV, eh? podcast episode 160 - "The Hypothetical I"

Anthony and Diane are joined by Bob Lackie (@rjlackie) to talk about the CRTC's Let's Talk TV questions, plus we wrap up the TV, eh? charity auction, discuss the Mission Asteroid interview for the Mission Asteroid documentary that didn't air, and mention this a little.

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Monday, December 2, 2013

TV, eh? podcast episode 159 - "Harnessing Our Fruity Essence"

Anthony and Diane talk the Canadian TV news of the week -- including the big CBC/NHL news -- and chat up the TV, eh? charity auction benefiting Kids Help Phone.

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Monday, November 18, 2013

TV, eh? podcast episode 158 - "Multi-Cam Unscripted"

Anthony and Diane do a little post-mortem on the Canadian International Television Festival, ponder NBC's decision to co-produce Working The Engels (Canadian producer paraphrased: "WHOO HOO"), briefly celebrate (or roll our eyes at, ANTHONY) the winners of Battle of the Blades, and marvel at the PR genius (no, really) of Bell releasing information on their development slate.

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Monday, November 11, 2013

TV, eh? podcast episode 157 - "It's Getting Yummier"

Anthony and Diane are joined by techno-nerd Shane Birley to talk about what's wrong with Canadian television -- that is, about the CRTC's Let's Talk TV campaign. We sort-of answer two of their three questions and ignore the stupid one:
  • What do you think about what’s on television? 
  • What do you think about how you receive television programming
But first we discuss the news in Canadian television, including Saving Hope's renewal, The Amazing Race Canada and The Bachelor Canada casting, Working the Engels guest stars, and the Canadian International Television Festival.

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Monday, November 4, 2013

TV, eh? podcast episode 156 - "Be There In A Flash"

Anthony and Diane are joined by the Dan(iel)s: Dan Speerin of Truth Mashup and Daniel Malen of The TV Addict to talk about the CRTC's Let's Talk TV campaign. We sort-of answer their three questions:
  • What do you think about what’s on television? 
  • What do you think about how you receive television programming?
  • Do you have enough information to make informed choices and seek solutions if you’re not satisfied?
We'll continue the discussion with various guests in future podcasts. 

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Monday, October 28, 2013

TV, eh? podcast episode 155 - "Flashing the CRTC"

Anthony and Diane are joined by St├ęphane Lachance as part of our new podcast series delving into the CRTC's Let's Talk TV campaign, asking Canadians about the future of television -- our own mini "flash conference." We sort-of answer their three questions:

  • What do you think about what’s on television? 
  • What do you think about how you receive television programming?
  • Do you have enough information to make informed choices and seek solutions if you’re not satisfied?
We'll continue the discussion with various guests in future podcasts. 


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Monday, October 21, 2013

TV, eh? podcast episode 154 - "Such a Head-Up-Their-Butt Industry"

Anthony and Diane babble about Canadian TV news including cable bundle busting, and opine about the state of the industry, including that controversial golden age discussion. Episode 154: Listen or download or subscribe via iTunes or with any other program via the TV, Eh? feed.

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Monday, October 7, 2013

TV, eh? podcast episode 153 - "Disagreeing with Degreeness"

Anthony and Diane discuss The Listener's renewal, Space ordering Killjoys, ABC renewing Motive, the Canadian Comedy Award winners, Remedy's start of production, Super Duper Deelia and The Adventures of Napkin Man in development, Reboot's reboot,

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Monday, September 30, 2013

TV, eh? podcast episode 152 - "Is The Harlem Shake Still Cool?"

Anthony and Diane talk about Heather Conway's appointment as head of CBC English TV, the upcoming premieres, Orphan Black in production for season 2, Canada's Worst Driver premiering season 9, a Hamilton-based tiny tots talent show Anthony loves, and using second screens to lure viewers.

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Monday, September 23, 2013

TV, eh? podcast episode 151 - "Don't Applaud Dead People"

Anthony and Diane chat about the (not overly Canadian) Emmys, the Battle of the Blades pairings, Amazing Race Canada winners and second season, Bitten's Syfy sale, Masterchef Canada's judges, Kacey Rohl joining Working The Engels, and a lot of blather about Played.

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Monday, September 16, 2013

TV, eh? podcast episode 150 - "Non-Controversial Fish in the Universe of the World"

It's a light news episode post-vacation, with babble on the lost Rick Mercer interview, Seed's pickup by The CW, production starting on 19-2 and Motive's second season, Craig Olejnik's guest starring turn on Haven, and Blackstone's September 25 premiere.

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Monday, September 2, 2013

TV, eh? podcast episode 149 - "And My Mind Goes To A Happy Place"

Before Diane heads off for vacation -- meaning posting will be very light on this site -- she talks to Anthony about CBC's fall schedule (which seems to be mostly composed of web series and apps with a few shows thrown in), summer ratings, Andrea Martin joining Working the Engels, Some Assembly Required going into production, and YAY RACHEL LANGER.

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Monday, August 26, 2013

TV, eh? podcast episode 148 - "The Chocolate Incentive"

There's not a lot of Canadian TV to talk about but that doesn't stop Anthony and Diane from discussing all things mostly TV-related. Cancon wise that means:
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    Monday, August 19, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 147 - "The Don't Kick The Puppy Routine"

    It's the dog days of summer so Anthony and Diane ponder the puppy that is the Canadian TV industry:
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    Monday, August 12, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 146 - "The Thought Plickens"

    Diane and Anthony ponder all the Canadian TV news of the week:
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    Friday, August 2, 2013

    Tuesday, July 23, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 144 - "Totally Grossed Out"

    It's a reality-show heavy podcast much to Anthony's delight, as we talk about all things Orphan Black, the amazing ratings of The Amazing Race Canada, Rookie Blue's renewal, Mr. D and Being Human in production, a new Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir series, W Network's fall season, and the Food Wars.


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    Monday, July 15, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 143 - "For Whom The Bell Tolls"

    Special guest wonk Kelly Lynne Ashton joins Anthony and Diane to talk about the Bell/Astral merger and new Heritage minister. Then we touch on The Amazing Race Canada and an event in Vancouver last week that reunited the cast and writer of Intelligence, benefiting Project Limelight.
     
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    Tuesday, July 2, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 142 - "You Forgot The Hilarious"

    Anthony and Diane pimp the campaign to get you to record a video naming your favourite Canadian TV series, wax nostalgic about classic Canadian kids shows, talk about the differences between the Bitten book and TV show, ponder Tatiana Maslany's chances of an Emmy nomination and Jian Ghomeshi's chances of a late night talk show, the Less Than Kind and Mr. Young finale farewells, and the Bell/Astral merger.

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    Monday, June 24, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 141 - "Buttsquat & Squirt Under The Dome"

    Diane and Anthony chat about this week in Canadian TV, plus The Next Star premieres July 15, Camp Lakebottom premieres July 4, Chef's Domain on July 2, Carlo Rota hosting Recipe to Riches, and new funding models for TV

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    Monday, June 17, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 140 - "Orphan Black"

    Anthony and Diane chat about their recent second ever in-person meeting, Google finally learning how to Google "torrent" and disabling ads on TV, eh? for linking to LEGAL, PRODUCER-PROVIDED TORRENTS (was that the first Marco F-BombTM on this podcast?),  plus some Canadian TV too:
    Beverage update: tap water, orange sparkling water, white zinfandel wine, pomegranate rooibos
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    Monday, June 3, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 138 - "Chugging Pink Zinfandel"

    Diane and Anthony talk about the new TV, eh? Watch List, Satisfaction premiere on June 24, The Listener ratings (and lack of publicity), CBC's new licence, the Women in View report on women and minorities in Canadian TV, Amazon's original series, Rachel's interview with CBC's Sally Catto, and Canadian shows' propensity for disguising their setting.

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    Monday, May 27, 2013

    Monday, May 20, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 136 - "A Heaping Helping of Meh"

    Diane and Anthony don't let a paucity of subjects to talk about prevent them from talking for the usual length of time about the satire on Canadian TV and the insult from an American that hit a little too close to home, Rookie Blue's May 23 premiere, Motive's launch this week on ABC, and Netflix's reaction to Canadian networks encroaching on their territory.

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    Monday, May 13, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 135 - "A Swackload of Hanging Out"

    Diane and Anthony test-drive the Google Hangout method of recording the podcast while chatting about VoxPopCon, requesting donations for this year's TV, eh? charity auction, Less Than Kind's farewell season beginning June 2, the Rockie Award and Leo Award nominations, YouTube deals for Canadian producers, Bell's assertion that they'll do no more divesting for the Astral deal, and yes, we rant about Bell's complete contempt for Diane and this website.

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    Tuesday, May 7, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 134 - "Silos Beget Silos "

    There's a whole lot of news and a little bit of ranting material in Canadian TV this week:
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    Monday, April 29, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 133 - "Sleek and Visually Tantalizing"

    No rants this week (mostly), just civil discussion about Kirstine Stewart's surprise move from CBC to Twitter, Murdoch Mysteries and Dragons' Den topping the Canadian series ratings, CTV's Satisfaction starting production with the blandest possible media release, Continuum launching a Vine-based fan engagement initiative that Diane likes (Anthony, not as much), another bad reality show idea pitched via the media, opinion pieces on how Canadian TV's not so bad - and in fact produces excellence - and Kate Taylor's article on the Bomb Girls' cancellation that (gasp) goes beyond the media release.

    Beverage update: Talking Rain coconut pineapple sparkling water, Barefoot sweet red wine, David's Tea mint chocolate rooibos, and a shot of McDonald's mango pineapple smoothie.

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    Monday, April 22, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 132 - "A Modest Reprisal"

    The Writers Guild of Canada announced their award winners (but I bet they didn't use a kazoo when they did), Bomb Girls is cancelled, Package Deal gets a premiere date, Big Brother Canada breaks records, the Canadian Screen Awards are looking for a nickname, the Canadian TV funding model is blamed for a lack of hit shows, Murdoch Mysteries and Degrassi are on a top 50 list, Rachel looks into the transmedia-ing of Canadian TV, and Diane rants about how Canadian networks can get Canadian audiences to watch Canadian TV (hint: it's not the audience who's the problem).

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    Monday, April 15, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 131 - "Gripping & Thrilling"

    Diane and Anthony talk about the male leads of Bitten, the premiere of Panic Button, the addition of Alfre Woodard to the cast of Copper, the September season 2 premiere of Highway thru Hell, the Canada Does Not Exist trope, the Canadian specialty channels' lack of specialness, and what the Arctic Air season finale says about (shudder) transmedia. 

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    Monday, April 8, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 130 - "A Five-Fecta Bevy of Heavy"

     CBC announced its safe 2013-14 schedule and Diane and Anthony are less than impressed (Anthony's more impressed by the Gordie Howe movie). Never Ever Do This At Home premieres May 6, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is in production, Vikings and Match Game were picked up for a second season, Storage Wars Canada is coming to OLN, Jonathan Torrens celebrates 25 years in Canadian TV, and the way we're watching TV is changing thanks to HBO and Aereo. Then, we get into the rage think piece of the week, more ranting on the Canadian media industry's latest attempt to pat themselves on the back. And then Diane needed even more to drink.

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    Monday, April 1, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 129 - "Wonktacular"

    Special guest Kelly Lynne Ashton - wonk extraordinaire - joins us for this special episode of the TV, eh? podcast. Special because we pick her brain on all things CanCon related and get answers to our burning questions on what exactly makes a show Canadian - The Borgias anyone? - how many teeth the CRTC has and many other things that raise Diane and Anthony's collective blood pressure.

    Also special because after that interview the rest of the podcast didn't record, so we (mostly Anthony) power through the news of the week. Again. News such as Orphan Black's ratings, The Borgias' return, Motive's web series, Sanctuary's syndication, Cracked's sales, and Syfy's Continuum season 2 pickup. Also Diane made a passionate rant about something that is lost to the technical gremlins but we promise to try again next week.

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    Monday, March 25, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 128 - "Swigging Fizzy Rum"

    Anthony and Diane just won't shut up about Republic of Doyle and Seed's ratings, the Orphan Black, Rogue, Money Moron and Rookie Blue premieres, Saving Hope going into production for season two, Canada's Handyman Challenge naming a winner, the new copro policy, and how the Nielsen family is dead according to Wired (long live the Nielsen family).

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    Monday, March 18, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 127 - "A Corus of Forward-Looking Statements"

    Diane and Anthony do a quick podcast that's as long as their other podcasts as they rant and talk about such topics as Mike Holmes, Bomb Girls returning, Motive's new timeslot ratings, Mark McKinney's new development deal (and he's on the Flying Bellevilles podcast), Seed's new contest (and old failings), the CRTC plays hardball with Oprah, not like the Competition Bureau with Corus, and comedy is hard and stuff.


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    Tuesday, March 12, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 126 - "Even Nichier"

    Diane and Anthony talk Canadian TV news (and talk and talk):

    Motive moves to Thursdays, Linda Hamilton guests on Lost Girl and Hugh Dillon on Continuum, Laura Vandervoort will star in Bitten, CTV orders Spun Out, Best Laid Plans is coming to CBC,  YTV renews The Next Star, CBC plugs the wrong Jack, Canadian broadcasters want a piece of foreign distribution money, Bell wants a giant piece of the Canadian TV industry, and the Toronto Star makes an unarguable argument that Canadian TV is superior to Canadian movies.

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    Monday, March 4, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 125 - "Kerfuffle Commentary"

    Diane rants about the confusion surrounding the Canadian Screen Awards, Anthony rants about the Competition Bureau okaying the Bell/Astral deal, and in between we talk about some of the winners, ratings, Continuum's return and the Donut Showdown.


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    Monday, February 25, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 124 - "Stoned By Me"

    Anthony recaps Podcamp and Diane recaps the event with Continuum's Simon Barry and her interview with Laszlo Barna, before launching into the Oscars' Canadian highlights, Big Brother Canada's big premiere, Primeval: New World's extinction, the Canadian Screen Awards' anticipation, Cross Country Fun Hunt's finale concert, Life With Boys' premiere, Rogers and AMC's battle, and - you know what, Shirley Douglas can say what she wants because she's Shirley Douglas dammit.

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    Monday, February 18, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 123 - "Grin And Polar Bear It"

    Anthony and Diane settle down with some beverages and chat about the Screenwrities (aka WGC Screenwriting Award) nominations and Screenies (aka Canadian Screen Award) presenters and pre-show. The Listener filmed in Vancouver and Diane shares some vague anecdotes, Cache Craze premieres, Chopped Canada is ordered, we muse on the motives behind the Motive web series, and muse on the ways the potential Starlight channel for Canadian films could be great or not.


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    Monday, February 11, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 122 - "Pancakes in a Mug"

    Anthony and Diane talk about the premiere they care about -- Orphan Black -- and the ones they don't -- The Next Step and Top Chef Canada. Motive falls in the ratings in its regular timeslot but against the Grammys behemoth, Copper season two is in production and Anthony and Diane swear they'll watch it this time, the Writers Guild of Canada is offering access to back issues of Canadian Screenwriter online, and Continuum is featured in the New York Times, lahdeedah. Then it's a race to the finish: can Anthony and Diane get through the Think Piece on the future state of TV watching before Skype's Cylons eradicate their voices?  

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    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 121 - "To Tea Or Not To Tea"

    Diane schools Anthony on rooibos versus tea and they chat about Canadian TV, too, including Motive's stellar debut, the sad ratings of Seed's premiere and Mr. D and The Ron James Show flip-flop, the special Screenies, Michael Buble as Juno host, SCTV as the greatest, and Canadian comedies eying the US market.

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    Monday, January 21, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 119 - "Wiping Fingerprints from the Screenies"

    Diane and Anthony dissect the Canadian Screen Awards nominations and discuss the GLAAD nominations for Degrassi and The LA Complex, Arisa Cox as host of Big Brother Canada, OWN Canada's educational content, the BC film industry's woes, Sun News' CRTC ask, and the wealth of sci-fi shows in Canada.


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    Monday, January 14, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 118 - "The Science Fiction of Philking"

    Anthony and Diane talk about newly ordered CTV series Played and Satisfaction, Dave Foley joining the Spun Out pilot, Mother Up going into production for Citytv, the premiere date for Rogue, ratings for winter premiere week, the trouble with Canadian TV according to CTV's Phil King, and the island of misfit pilots.

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    Monday, January 7, 2013

    TV, eh? podcast episode 117 - "Let's Disservice This Up"

    Occasional co-host Rachel joins Anthony and Diane for a three-person panel to talk about the new winter season and the fun fact that the US channel Syfy has more Cancon than Canadian networks. What does it all mean? Zombies probably have something to do with it.

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