Summer is around the corner, I just got back from a Canada 150 road trip with Ford, and there are only 85 days until the Toronto International Film Festival. There is a lot going on, but the festival is front of mind since I’m prepping The GATE’s Interview Lounge at TIFF, and my accreditation application came in Monday too.
The second day of the Canadian Upfronts was a quick one for me, since I was only attending Shaw Media’s press conference covering the new releases for Global and their other channels, but there were a few big highlights for me.
Upfront week in Toronto is all about television, as the Canadian networks announce the shows that will debut in the fall. It’s a busy week with interviews, press conferences, and what most people look forward to especially: big parties.
In the second episode of The GATE’s Media Box podcast, co-writers and co-directors Adam Goldberg and Seth Rogen talk about their new film, This Is The End; a look at what new shows are coming to television this fall; reviews of This Is The End, plus Oz the Great and Powerful and House of Cards on Blu-ray; an interview with Craig Olejnik and Ennis Esmer for the fourth season of The Listener; and ahead of North by Northeast this week in Toronto, an interview with director Jon Brewer for his documentary, B.B. King: The Life of Riley.
For anyone involved in covering television, this week is essentially the gauntlet of the year here in Toronto. For three days, the three major television networks in Canada will host their upfront events, where they announce their fall lineups with press conferences and parties.
The fall slate of new television shows has been announced in Canada, and there are some interesting series making their debut. Read more for a quick peek at some of the most compelling shows coming to CTV, A channel, and Global Television.