Canadian Invasion Continues in Hollywood

Rob Salem calls them “frostbacks.” They’re all the Canadians who land on U.S. network TV shows every year. There’s quite a bunch of them this fall, and I’ve rounded them up for a feature in today’s Toronto Star. You can find it here.
Nina Dobrev is a good ambassador. The well-spoken Torontonian has the lead female role this fall on The Vampire Diaries (The CW, CTV), a cliche-ridden, pretty to look at series that works well with the sound off. She’s the latest Degrassi: The Next Generation gal to go Hollywood, following in the wobbily footsteps of Shenae Grimes (90210).
Grimes has hanging off her co-star Tristan Wilds at the CBS stars party at press tour last week. She says the series has a new showrunner and that her character won’t have that silly smile frozen on her face this season. Let’s hope it was slapped off by the new showrunner. Fellow Canuck Dustin Milligan, from the North West Territories, was tossed off the soap this season. What, he didn`t get his name in the tabloids enough?

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