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TV News: Netflix Series ‘Haters Back Off’ First Look; Disney Xd Orders ‘Mech-X4’ Season 2

TV News: Netflix Series ‘Haters Back Off’ First Look; Disney Xd Orders ‘Mech-X4’ Season 2
In today’s TV news roundup, Netflix released the first images for the upcoming series “Haters Back Off” starring Colleen Ballinger as Miranda Sings. Also, Disney Xd greenlit the second season of “Mech-X4” ahead of the series’ premiere.

Development

Disney Xd has ordered a second season of the sci-fi adventure series “Mech-X4,” ahead its two-episode debut on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. Newcomer Nathaniel James Potvin stars as Ryan Walker, a student who discovers he is able to control technology with his mind. The series also includes Raymond Cham (“Teen Beach 2”), Kamran Lucas (“Girl Meets World”), Pearce Joza (“Lab Rats”) and Alyssa Jirrels (“Girl Meets World”). “Mech-X4” is created and executive produced by Steve Marmel (“Sonny with a Chance”), with Anupam Nigam (“Defiance”) and Brian Hamilton (“Robson Arms”) also serving as executive producers.

ABC announced on Thursday that the network will air a two-hour program of music, dance and the spoken word called “Taking the Stage – Changing
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Arctic Air premieres in Canada, new Bomb Girls tonight & new interviews with Meg Tilly

Arctic Air premieres at 9 pm on CBC tonight. A bunch of Caprica and BSG actors are either regulars or recurring guest stars: Carmen Moore, Michael Hogan, Leah Gibson, Kandyse McClure, Brian Markinson and Aleks Paunovic. There might be more of them as the season progresses.

Here is the plotline, from the show's Facebook page:

Arctic Air is a one-hour adventure series set in the booming Arctic, about a maverick airline and the unconventional family who runs it.

On the ground, Bobby, the headstrong business partner, struggles to save the airline from crashing financially while Mel, the cantankerous co-owner, keeps his crew of pilots in the air. Caught in the crossfire is Mel’s hotshot pilot daughter Krista. (...)

Over the season this character-based drama will deliver hard-hitting emotional stories – from the romantic entanglement of Bobby and Krista, to the conflicts that spark between Bobby and his competitors, his business partners and even his extended family.
See full article at CapricaTV »

Watch Robson Arms: The Complete First Season On FilmOn.com

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Watch Robson Arms: The Complete First Season On FilmOn.com
If you’re a fan of dramedies, you might want to check out the complete first season of “Robson Arms,” which is now playing on FilmOn.com. The Canadian show about tenants in a Vancouver apartment complex started in 2005 and ran for three years and gave insight into the characters and their personal lives behind closed doors. If you haven’t seen the show before, you might expect a lot of comedy mixed in with a smattering of drama, but there is a lot more drama to this show than meets the eye. According to TVDVDReviews.com, there is a lot of stuff in “Robson Arms” that some American viewers might not be...
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Trailer of Upcoming TV Series 'Shattered'

A few months ago, the first images of the upcoming Canadian TV series Shattered - which was shot in and around Vancouver, B.C. - surfaced on the net. Now, it's the turn of the show's first trailer to do the same thing.

First of all, this show created by Rick Drew is billed as a cross-over between A Beautiful Mind and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Callum Keith Rennie (Californication) plays Ben Sullivan, a homicide detective with a Multiple Personality Disorder. In the first moments of the series, Ben is bonded in blood to his tough and beautiful partner Amy Lynch (Camille Sullivan). While they work to solve the murder cases that cross their desk daily, Ben copes with the fascinating complexities of his disorder that he doesn't want to reveal to anyone (except a psychologist) and the uncertainty of never knowing which alternate personality will surface, or when.

Moreover,
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TV News: 'Call Me Fitz' Starts Production

From a press release

E1 Entertainment, Amaze Film + Television and Big Motion Pictures in association with Astral Media’s The Movie Network and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central announced today that principal photography is underway on the Canadian original television series Call Me Fitz (working title). The series stars actor/director Jason Priestley (The Day of the Triffids, My Name is Earl, Beverly Hills 90210) as the charismatic used car salesman known as Fitz. Created and written by producer/writer Sheri Elwood (Defying Gravity), the 13‐part, half‐hour comedy series is filming an hour outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia in the Annapolis Valley region until mid‐January. The series is scheduled to air on The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Movie Central (Western Canada) in 2010.

In Call Me Fitz, Jason Priestley stars as Richard “Fitz” Fitzpatrick, a balls‐out, used car dealer who pushes the boundaries of acceptable behaviour just a few steps too far.
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TV News: CTV's 'Hiccups' Begins Production

From a press release

Corner Gas alum Nancy Robertson (photo) cast in lead role.Brent Butt returns to helm his latest project as creator, writer, show runner, executive producer and co-star.Production now underway in Vancouver, BC.

Vancouver, BC (October 19, 2009) – CTV, in association with The Comedy Network and Sparrow Media, announced today that principal photography is underway on the original comedy series, Hiccups, in Vancouver, BC. From the star and mastermind behind CTV’s hit comedy Corner Gas, Brent Butt returns to helm his latest project as creator, writer, executive producer and co-star. The 13-part, half-hour series stars the hilarious Nancy Robertson (Corner Gas) as the lead character and will continue production through November. Hiccups is the second CTV/The Comedy Network comedy series to begin production this month, the first being Dan For Mayor, starring Fred Ewanuick (Corner Gas, Robson Arms).

In Hiccups, Robertson plays the role of Millie Upton,
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TV News: Production Underway on 'Dan for Mayor'

From a press release

Corner GasFred Ewanuick leads comic cast currently shooting in Toronto, Kitchener and Waterloo, On.Creative team helmed by three of Canada’s most-respected writers.

CTV and The Comedy Network, in association with Sad Glasses and Qvf Inc., announced today that production is underway on the original Canadian comedy series, Dan For Mayor in Toronto, Kitchener and Waterloo, On. Starring Corner Gas and Robson Arms alumnus Fred Ewanuick as the lead character Dan, the 13, 30-minute episode series will continue principal photography through November.

Dan (Ewanuick) is a 30-something bartender who lives and works in the fictional city of Wessex, On. Dan’s had the same friends since grade school, his most prized possession is a vintage Ms. Pac-Man game and his last serious relationship was with a girl who is now engaged to someone else. His life seems to be firmly on the path to more of the same…
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IFC November Thrills and Chills

Even though everyone's all about what's hitting home video in October for Halloween, the good folks over at IFC gave us a look at what they're dishing out in terms of horror and thrillers for the month of November!

Synopsis

Lisa Vidal of ER and Star Trek delivers a startling performance as Deborah Martin, a former photographer turned stay-at-home mom who moves her family into a strange house filled with cut-glass windows and beveled mirrors that reflect to infinity. As she attempts to restart her photography career, Deborah discovers to her utter horror that those she photographs die – reflected in the chilling visions she sees in the house’s mirrors. Has Deborah accidentally unearthed the house’s dark past? Has she discovered an alternate reality that unleashes a homicidal evil? Or is she trapped within the terrifying recesses of her own disturbed mind?

The DVD available November 3rd presents the film in widescreen letterbox format.
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'Phantom' Mini-Series Gets Greenlight

Canada's Movie Central and The Movie Network today announced that they have given the greenlight to a four-hour mini-series adaptation of the long-running superhero 'The Phantom'. The series will be a co-production with Sci Fi Channel (soon to be renamed Syfy). It will debut on Movie Central and The Movie Network in spring 2010.

The Phantom was created by Lee Falk and first appeared in 1936 as a newspaper strip. Since then a character with that name has appeared in comic books by numerous publishers throughout the world. The Phantom has also starred in animated and live-action screen adaptations. The latter include a 1940s movie serial, a 1996 theatrical film and a 1961 TV pilot. Another feature film adaptation, The Phantom: Legacy, is also in the works.  Speaking to Moviehole, screenwriter Tim Boyle said that the movie is still at the scripting stage and he believes it will go into pre-production
See full article at CinemaSpy »

Pay TV checks in with Gemini noms

TORONTO -- Canada's two premium pay TV networks attracted attention and honors Tuesday as their cutting-edge series led all nominees for the Geminis, Canada's TV awards.

"Slings & Arrows," a dark comedy about a dysfunctional theater company, grabbed 14 Gemini nominations, while sci-fi drama ReGenesis followed with 12. Both series air on the Movie Network and Movie Central, the country's two premium pay TV networks.

Slings, which airs stateside on the Sundance Channel, is in its third and final season.

Other multiple nominees in the Gemini hunt include the crime drama Intelligence and the news information series The Fifth Estate. Both of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. series earned 11 noms.

The CBC miniseries Dragon Boys pulled in nine noms, while rival CTV saw its telefilm Doomstown and comedy Robson Arms grab seven each.

Another CTV comedy, Corner Gas, earned six noms, while hit CBC sitcom Little Mosque on the Prairie surprised by garnering only two noms, in the direction and writing categories.

In the best dramatic actor category, Paul Gross and William Hutt of Slings will challenge John Cassini and Ian Tracey from Intelligence and Peter Outerbridge from ReGenesis.

The best dramatic actress contest will pit Martha Burns and Susan Coyne of Slings against Klea Scott of Intelligence.

Competition for Gemini hardware will be fought across 90 categories over four nights. Trophies in the news, lifestyle and minor drama and comedy categories will be handed out Oct. 15-17 in Toronto, while the more high-profile Geminis will be handed out Oct. 28 on the CBC network during a ceremony from Regina, Saskatchewan.

For the second year running, the CTV network is boycotting the news categories because, according to the network, its "participation in the awards is of little value."

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