Happy to be in The Globe and Mail this weekend thanks to an assignment from The Canadian Press. I’m in with a story on one of the biggest employers of Canadian TV talent across the country — Hallmark. The family friendly American cable brand, owned by Crown Media, spends millions annually north of the border
There are so many Canadians at the annual Crown Media/Hallmark Channel TCA press tour dinner it should be held at a hockey rink. Instead, the venue for the Saturday night event was at the Wrigley Mansion/Tournament House in Pasadena, which is basically stately Wayne manor with trophies. This is a late and lavish Christmas party
Wednesday night, CBC airs the final regular season episodes of Republic of Doyle. The two-hour Doyle-fest begins at 8 p.m. This was a series that was easy to embrace for me right from the beginning. For one thing, it wasn’t another formulaic, procedural, Canadian cop show mimicking a formulaic, procedural, American cop show. It screamed St.
Caught up with Allan Hawco, Sean McGinley and the chummy Republic of Doyle gang Friday in Toronto. Six of the main actors from the series assembled for press sessions at the Duke of Wellington pub buried deep within First Canadian Place. The pub setting was fitting for the CBC series from St. John’s, which returns for