SET VISITS: 19-2 and The Disappearance

MONTREAL — It will soon be 10-4 for the Canadian cop drama 19-2. The Canadian Screen Award-winning series is wrapping production on a fourth and final season. Look for those final 10 episodes when 19-2 returns late next spring to Bravo. The series may pick up another award Monday night. It’s among four series competing for Best… Read on



Keeso on Monday’s 19-2 season finale, Letterkenny news

The third season finale of 19-2 airs Monday at 10 p.m. on Bravo. That gives Jared Keeso about two weeks before he has to jump right into production on Season Four. In between, he’s been writing scripts — sometimes from the passenger seat of a car — for his CraveTV comedy Letterkenny. A second season… Read on


Upfront Canada Week: CTV (ad event)

Random highlights from CTV’s really big shew for advertisers Wednesday night at Toronto’s Sony Centre: The venue was the same but the cast has changed. Just last year, Phil King was centre stage at the CTV upfront, changing T-shirts between clips. This year Phil got to sit out front; he’s now on the supply side, having… Read on


TIFF salute to 19-2 reveals S3 will begin with a bang

Friday night in downtown Toronto I found myself surrounded by cops. It wasn’t one of those, “Is this some kind of bust?” Leslie Neilsen-like thing. It was a screening of 19-2, the Montreal-based police drama returning for a third season early next year. Friday night, the Season 3 premiere was screened for around 200 fans at… Read on



MONDAY: 19-2 raises the bar on Canadian drama

PASADENA, Calif.–Today’s FX Networks TCA press tour sessions flew by as usual. It was packed with great sessions from FX president John Landgraf, Man Seeking Woman star Jay Baruchel, Denis Leary, Billy Crystal, Danny DeVito, Louis CK, Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell, Timothy Oliphant and Graham Yost. There was also the giant distraction of an NFL playoff… Read on


Blackstone and 19-2 screenings a gut-punching one-two at CITF14

Two world premiere screenings held Monday night at the Canadian International Television Festival in Toronto offer proof Canadian drama can out edge anybody. I had the pleasure of moderating a panel saluting Blackstone, the APTN aboriginal drama back for a fourth season. The second episode of the season was screened and it was a searing portrait… Read on


Another Houde nabbed by 19-2 cops in Montreal

Looks like I wasn’t the only one to get busted on the upcoming second season of 19-2. My old pal Serge Houde (50/50, The Kennedys) guests as Leon, a homeless dude with Tourette’s who has a nasty habit of skinning squirrels until he gets apprehended by Nick and Ben (Adrian Holmes and Jared Keeso). The… Read on


On set: Montreal’s arresting cop series 19-2

MONTREAL, Quebec–I was just standing around, minding my own business, when I got busted by Jared Keeso. The actor–who won raves for his portrayal of a young, pre-plaid Don Cherry in a CBC bio-pic–plays nice guy new recruit Ben Chartier on the Bravo drama 19-2. The series, warmly received by critics last season, is back in production in Montreal.… Read on