CTV’s Cardinal is one of Canada’s best and most intense dramas. Based on the novels by Giles Blunt, the series is a moody, rich, and mesmerizing crime drama following Detective John Cardinal, played perfectly by Billy Campbell, and his investigative partner, Lise Delorme, played by the incredible Karine Vanasse.
Angela Griffin and Shenae Grimes-Beech are laughing when I sit down to talk with them about CTV’s new series, The Detail. The stars have an easy relationship together after filming the show, and they laughed easily and often as they chatted about the characters, making the show, and how the roles affected them.
CTV’s The Social celebrates its 1000th episode today, in the midst of the show’s 5th season, so I sat down with the four hosts of the talk show to find out about their favorite moments, and how they connect on and off the show.
Call this our annual gift to you: the 2017 holiday TV schedule is ready, and you can follow along in our special calendar.
Kevin Alejandro believed he knew all the ins and outs of portraying a law enforcement agent–until Lucifer. The 41-year-old actor honed those types of procedural roles on various TV series, including Southland, Golden Boy and The Returned.
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.
Murder has never been funnier than in NBC’s Trial & Error. The series follows Nicholas D’Agosto as Josh, an eager New York defense lawyer who ventures to the small Southern of East Peck Hill for his first case. Could beloved and eccentric poetry professor, Larry Henderson (John Lithgow), who constantly incriminates himself by saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, possibly have murdered his wife? Hilarity ensues as Josh’s ragtag legal team of bumbling misfits piece together the clues and mount a defense. Tonight’s two-part finale will reveal who the killer is–and whether Josh has a future as a lawyer.
Tricia Helfer landed one mother of a role on Fox’s supernatural drama, Lucifer. After escaping Hell, the Devil’s “Mum,” played by Helfer, journeyed to Earth where she quickly inhabited the body of a deceased woman named Charlotte. Since then, she’s attempted to mend her strained relationships with Lucifer and Amenadiel, while trying to adjust to her human host body. Mum’s antics certainly provide plenty of humor–but be warned. She’ll stop at nothing to return her family to the blissful realm above. Heaven help us all.
Get your cameras ready, Canada. This Saturday, September 10, CTV is asking Canadians around the world to film a part of their lives and share it for a special television event: Canada In A Day. The two-hour special will air in 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, with the goal of answering four big questions, including the big one: what does Canada mean to you?
CTV’s procedural drama, Motive, experienced a changing of the guard in season four. Warren Christie’s Sergeant Mark Cross disappeared, while Victor Zinck Jr. joined the series’ homicide team as Detective Mitch Kennecki. The son of District Commander Walter Kennecki, Mitch’s cocky attitude and brash work demeanour initially rubbed Detective Angie Flynn [Kristin Lehman] the wrong way. He’s been missing in action lately, but Mitch Kennecki returns in a major way in August 23’s “Chronology of Pain” and for the series finale, “We’ll Always Have Homicide”, on August 30.