When a TV series ends, it can be an emotional day for the cast and crew. After several seasons’ worth of long days on sets and locations, a production team often bonds together like family. For some, this means they can’t wait to get the heck out of there. For others, the idea of not
Almost exactly one year ago, in April of 2019, I wrote about my visit to North Bay, Ont., on the closing day of the final episode of the CTV series Cardinal. I was happy to go; I’d had the good fortune to be invited a few times before, including during the first season when the
NORTH BAY, Ontario — There was a surprise visitor to the set of Cardinal late last week — Doug Ford. No, the premiere wasn’t wanted for questioning on the police drama, or being busted for bringing booze to corner stores. He was there, along with local MPP and finance minister Vic Fedeli, to shake a
Cardinal returns for a third six-episode season Thursday with the following tag line: “The most dangerous thing in the world — a broken man with power.” No, Cardinal is not about Donald Trump. The broken man is Detective John Cardinal, played with understated grace and muted vocals by Billy Campbell. The Virginia native and his
My next blog is going to be called “Too Busy to Blog.” If you’re here, have two minutes and are reading this on a Tuesday, enjoy the above video of our pal Jerry O’Connell talking about his new, shot-in-North-Bay series Carter. Then go check out an episode of the series, airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
Jerry O’Connell is one caffeine-fueled perpetual promotion machine — especially when it comes to the city where his new series Carter is shot — North Bay, Ontario. He’s part Speedy Gonzales, part Energizer Bunny, zipping around Europe for a day of international sales promotion, touching down in Toronto for some radio and TV appearances, then
Last June, I made my second trip on location with Cardinal, which returns Thursday night on CTV. The noir crime drama premiered with a white, wintery season, shot mainly in Sudbury. Season Two takes place a few months later, and the cast and crew had shifted to North Bay, Ontario. Instead of snow and ice, the