The best new show I have seen this season on broadcast network television is Pretty Hard Cases. Several other critics, including John Doyle at The Globe and Mail, have sung its praises. So why is it having a pretty hard time finding an audience? The CBC buddy cop show stars Meredith MacNeill from Baroness von
Pretty Hard Cases, which premieres Wednesday on CBC, starts with a bit of madness straight out of a Baroness von Sketch Show routine. We find Meredith MacNeill as guns and gangs detective Sam Wazowski, losing her mind in her unmarked car during a stake out. She’s obsessing about hair and won’t shut up about it.
One of the ideas behind launching BriouxTV: The Podcast was to talk to the people not just in front of but also behind the cameras. Which brings us to Tassie Cameron and Sherry White, the showrunners on CBC’s Pretty Hard Cases. Cameron, a Canadian Film Centre alumni, got her start in the writer’s room of shows such as Tom Stone and Degrassi: The Next
Had to book myself into a hospital last week — on the set of the upcoming Global medical drama Nurses. The 10-episode first season, from the folks behind Rookie Blue, probably won’t air until the fall or early in 2020. Set in Toronto at a fictional hospital named St. Jude, Nurses is more like Rookie
CANNES — Canada’s two major TV and film funding agencies — to whom, full disclosure, I have to thank for my trip to MIPCOM this year — always try to showcase the country as a perfect international partner for buying, selling and making television. On Tuesday, Telefilm and The Canada Media Fund showcased three very
Joel Thomas Hynes has been punching beyond his weight for a while now. No matter what ring he steps into — novelist, screenwriter, actor, musician, director — he seems to shine. The 41-year-old Newfoundland native finds an apt outlet for most of his talents with Little Dog, a black comedy premiering Thursday at 9 p.m. ET
Rachelle Lefevre (right) has always been a frank and fun interview. The Montreal native shows more of her nasty side this season on Mary Kills People (returning Wednesday night on Global). Lefevre plays opposite another actress originally from Montreal: Caroline Dhavernas. The two have been friends ever since they worked together on the Hawaiian-based series Off
A few months ago, I ducked into one of those boxy new modern mansions down by the lake in Mississauga in search of Mary Kills People. The Global series, which premieres Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET/PT, was shooting on location. Inside the house, cardboard covered all the floor surfaces and visitors had to sneak