Hard to imagine, but John Travolta passed on the role of Forrest Gump. Johnny Depp was John Hughes first choice to play Ferris Bueller. Al Pacino had first shot at being Han Solo in Star Wars. Casting “What if’s” also occur in television. Tiffani Thiessen auditioned for Rachel Green on Friends. Matt LeBlanc was offered
Tonight, Thanksgiving Monday in Canada, turkey and stuffing aren’t the only things on the agenda. There’s also a third season of Corner Gas Animated. As fans know by now, the original cast members — except for Janet Wright (Emma, who passed away in 2016), all returned to reprise their live action roles on the series.
Back in the late ‘80s and ’90s, Street Legal was CBC’s answer to prime time soaps such as Dallas and Dynasty. Cynthia Dale was added to the cast in season two, tricked out with big hair and over-sized shoulder pads. The series found their junior Joan Collins and soared. This slick reboot sees Dale reprise
In many respects, CBC’s fall TV season really begins in winter. That’s when the network rolls out their more robust slate of rookie shows. Tuesday in Toronto, at the public broadcaster’s broadcast headquarters, the CBC PR department held their full monty Winter Media Day and it was a robust event, with hearty nosh, CBC scarves
Ran into some characters Tuesday night in Toronto: the Corner Gas cast, to be specific. Brent Butt, Nancy Robertson, Gabrielle Miller, Eric Peterson, Lorne Cardinal and Tara Spencer-Naim joined animators and producers at the Art Gallery of Ontario’s comfy Hugh Jackman theatre to screen an episode of Butt’s latest passion project: Corner Gas Animated. Brent has been
Transcribing Eric Peterson is work. I was talking to the man last July in Rouleau, Sask., in his trailer on location for “Corner Gas: The Movie” (opening in theatres Wednesday). He says so many wise things its hard to keep up and he’s a bitch to transcribe because you want to get it all down. Anyway, we
ROULEAU, Sask.–Spent a day in the brilliant Saskatchewan sun this week with the cast of Corner Gas: The Movie. Brent Butt, Eric Peterson, Fred Ewanuick, Gabrielle Miller and Janet Wright were all on location shooting scenes at the same Corner Gas gas station exterior where the cast shot the series. It’s been six years since
Welsh and Chernick, part of deep bench of Canadian talent on TBLP I had more fun than a senator with an unlimited expense account last fall in Ottawa on the set of The Best Laid Plans. The six-part series, based on Terry Fallis’ political satire, premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBC before moving