Ho ho ho! It’s a Letterkenny Christmas

The Shamrocks sent this lovely Christmas fruitcake to remind everybody to watch Season 2 of Letterkenny. Six new episodes premiere Sunday, Christmas Day, on CraveTV — so pitter-patter, let’s get at ‘er! Why is Christmas Day, as New Metric Media co-president Mark Montefiore says, a “brilliant” time to re-start this series? For one thing, Letterkenny and big events and… Read on



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



Clutch Keeso brings CraveTV’s Letterkenny to life

You’ll want to keep a pen or a recorder handy to catch all the chirpy phrases on Letterkenny. The web-to-TV series premieres Super Bowl Sunday on CraveTV. Creator/star Jared Keeso (“19-2”) has been gathering all the crazy-ass experessions he and his hockey-playing pals have uttered in bars and dressing rooms over the years and thrown… 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


Letterkenny helping Sudbury become Hollywood Further North

SUDBURY, Ont.–They still pull nickels out of the mines in this Northern Ontario town. The latest precious resource, however: TV shows. There are a bunch of them shooting this year in Sudbury. I flew up this week to wander the set of Letterkenny, a hilarious take on small town dudes spun off the viral web hit “Letterkenny Problems.” One… Read on


Andrea Martin helps expose tunnel vision at the Screenies

Andrea Martin is a very funny and very brave woman. She brought her anything-for-a-laugh shtick to The Canadian Screen Awards Sunday night, spilling out of a limo at the start and exposing her blurred “lady parts” for all the world (or, at least, hundreds of viewers) to see. Martin is 68 but was rolling around… Read on