Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2012 My TV Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Global TV’s Bomb Girls is easily the best Canadian TV show in years, something wholly original even as it expands into the American market. The breakout character of the miniseries-turned-fullseries is Ali Liebert’s tough and witty Betty- reluctant Victory Munitions […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2012 My TV Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. The Canadian TV industry is pretty sparse, but with Bomb Girls, Global TV stepped it up to create a period piece that tells a Can-con story with better writing and production values than almost anything else in […]

  Daniela Smith

When the American version of Big Brother launched in 2000, it had a sense of novelty and excitement surrounding it as a groundbreaking television show—it was unlike any other show that had ever aired in North America at the time. I’ll never forget being glued to the television screen myself, fascinated by this new form […]

  Daniela Smith

Last week, ET Canada gave us a grand—albeit very brief— tour of the Big Brother Canada living quarters. Of course, producers don’t want to reveal too much before tonight’s premiere and ruin the suspense for viewers and dedicated fans…They just wanted to reveal enough to increase our anticipation and excitement for the show’s debut. The […]

  Daniela Smith

In an exclusive interview with Slice.ca Arisa Cox says, “Big Brother is the centrepiece of the modern reality-show age. It’s been airing for 14 seasons in the States. It’s always on—it’s in 87 countries. And we finally got one here in Canada…” Arisa is the new host for the much-anticipated Big Brother Canada, debuting tonight, Wednesday, […]

  Kelly Bedard

Little Mosque on the Prairie is largely considered one of Canada’s greatest TV shows. In terms of quality, I don’t know, the pickings are pretty slim and other than maybe Being Erica and Rookie Blue there are few Canadian shows that consistently could compete in the American market (Slings & Arrows, yes, is one of […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2011 My TV Awards, we’re proud to present the My TV Nominee Interview Series. The actor behind one of the main villains on Canada’s best TV show, Being Erica, came back in the show’s final season to lend the character a reassuring dash of pathos. Adam MacDonald, who played Josh MacIntosh […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2011 My TV Awards, we’re proud to present the My TV Nominee Interview Series. A standout player on Canada’s best TV show, Morgan Kelly is best knows as the ever-evolving Brent on Being Erica, where he played the friend/rival/victim/love interest of Erica and her book publishing boss/partner Julianne […]

  Kelly Bedard

A new 6-part miniseries premiered on Global last week tracing the lives of women in World War II who worked in the factories making bombs and bullets for the Canadian troupes. The series sports some of the best production values ever to come out of Canada’s sadly minuscule industry and the cast is filled with […]

  Kelly Bedard

Last night was the premiere of Little Mosque on the Prairie’s sixth and final season. We last saw our beloved Saskatchewan Muslims in spring 2011 as series-central couple Amaar and Rayyan finally got hitched and drove off towards their honeymoon (a sadly anticlimactic kiss capped the series’ 5th season). We pick up a few months […]

  Kelly Bedard

Last night a new show hit Canadian airwaves about an eccentric teacher at a competitive private school. The titular “Mr. D” thinks he’s pretty damn awesome, in a sort of Phil Dunphy meets Michael Scott meets actual moron who can’t spell “renaissance” kind of way. The series is created by, written by and stars Gerry […]

  Kelly Bedard

Canada’s best show is almost through its fourth (and potentially last) season on the CBC. So before we bid adieu to Being Erica for good, I thought I’d better make a point of catching up with the time-travelling spitfire and her heartfelt wacky adventures.

  Kelly Bedard

I’ve long loved CBC’s most successful drama. When it first premiered 3 seasons ago I was fond of its proud Toronto setting and unabashed Canadian sweetness. It was easily one of the best things ever to come out of Canada’s small TV market. But as I caught up on the most recent season (which aired […]

  Kelly Bedard

“This is great news. I’m honored! It’s an overwhelming experience to have your work be recognized in this way. Honestly, being on the show weighed very little in comparison to the actual hands-on work that we were doing with the incredible instructors and so it is in many ways hard to consider myself a ‘TV […]

Congratulations Dancing Winners!
  Kelly Bedard

In the last few weeks in the overly crowded world of television dance competitions, two very deserving winners won two very different competitions. On So You Think You Can Dance Canada, early favourite Tara Jean took home the win, marking the first time that the best dancer has actually won a SYTYCD season (I love […]

Kelly Calls for a Breakup
  Kelly Bedard

I wish it weren’t the case but I think it’s about time for Erica Strange to break some hearts. Though her and Ethan’s relationship began as very sweet (if entirely unoriginal), lately I can barely stand to watch them together. Every episode shows them bickering and the show’s wonderful leading lady looses a little bit […]

  Kelly Bedard

How I Met Your Mother may have taken me and my American counterparts to a fictionalized accent-filled Toronto last week but it wasn’t until I watched the latest from CBC’s Being Erica in contrast that I realized what it really is that sets Canadian TV apart from its powerful southern neighbour’s weekly offerings. Canadian TV […]

The Gemini Award Nominees
  Kelly Bedard

Congratulations to My TV favourites Carlo Rota (Othello), Christopher Plummer (Caesar & Cleopatra) Reagan Pasternak (Being Erica), Erin Karpluk (Being Erica), Leah Miller (So You Think You Can Dance Canada), Rick Mercer (The Rick Mercer Report) and Enrico Colantoni (Flashpoint) on their Gemini Award Nominations (the Canadian Emmys!) question though: why does The Tudors qualify […]

Obsessions of the Week: August 13th
  Kelly Bedard

A Chorus Line: the movie– After watching this ridiculously outdated movie musical for the first time a couple days ago, I find myself wondering if perhaps we’re giving the So You Think You Can Dancers too much credit. Watch the dancers in this movie take on the intricate choreography and you’ll never accept a mediocre […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Bachelorette finale and “After the Final Rose” special:The finale goes exactly as planned as Jillian chooses an ecstatic Ed and stomps on the hearts of Kiptyn and Reid (who returned to propose and finally declare his love). The “After the Final Rose” special, however, contained one of the more awkward segments I’ve ever seen. […]

Double Sensation
  Kelly Bedard

He may not be a born dancer, but Triple Sensation‘s most recent cast-off could really bring down the house with his tremendous singing and acting skills. Glen Mills, a 22 year-old from Alberta with the stage presence to tackle Titus, was one of my main reasons for tuning in each week. Congratulations on making it so […]

Obsession of the Week
  Kelly Bedard

Triple Sensation on CBC Season 2 of the Canada-wide search for the next big musical theatre sensation kicked off tonight with the first round of auditions in Toronto. So far, 6 amazing dancer/singer/actors have been invited to masterclass. A must-see for any musical theatre lover, Triple Sensation really is a talent showcase like no other.

  Kelly Bedard

In such an American saturated market, it’s rare for a Canadian TV show to grab the attention of the nation. But that’s what Being Erica did. Of the very few well-known Canadian series in existence, only 2 have merited mention on this blog (Canadian editions of international shows don’t count, ie: So You Think You Can […]

  Kelly Bedard

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you already know about my love of all things So You Think You Can Dance. This past Friday that love doubled in size when I got to see the So You Think You Can Dance Canada concert from the very first row. The show was amazing- oodles […]

Happy Ending
  Kelly Bedard

After this week’s Privileged I’ve fallen in love with this song. Here to celebrate this love are Natalli and Vincent from So You Think You Can Dance Canada.

  Kelly Bedard

-Danny DeVito on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The gang is so funny on their own, why do they need a little fat man to make them more absurd? – Mandy on Privileged. Seriously, where did that meltdown come from? – TV online viewing area limitations. I can’t watch anything on Hulu, NBC, ABC, FOX, […]