Meet the stars from CBC’s new January start ups

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… Read on



Sneak peek at Corner Gas’ upcoming ‘toon up

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… Read on


Eric Peterson has Canadian TV Cornered

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… Read on


Corner Gas back pumping movie spinoff

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… Read on



Welsh, Chernick make The Best Laid Plans

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… Read on