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Indeed, Gerry Dee shall be expanding his wings even further in the field of comedy. His new upcoming venture is the half hour CBC pilot entitled My Scottish Family, announced Project 10 Productions.
The series revolves around Phanny McPhee(Gerry Dee) who is Canadian born man residing in Scottland.He is married to a protestant women named Lizzy Knox.The two eventually end up moving back to Canada with their two teenage children and Lizzy’s father.
The series provides a showcase at some of the comical, awkward challenges, which arise from a new Scottish family interacting with their Canadian neighbors. The series will be shot with a one-hand camera.
Furthermore, the series is expected to be based largely off of Gerry’s own background and roots from the Scottish community. “I look forward to sharing the stories and characters that my family has shared with me”, says Gerry.
Gerry Dee is receiving the Canadian award of distinction at the Banff world media festival on June 10.
Another comedy series entitled Take Sides has also been approved for production according to a unified announcement made by the CBC and the Gurin Company the comedy will feature a variety of comedians debating about key issues through sketches monologues and videos. An audience will then decide through voting which side they support.
Are you interested in getting a glimpse at some of elements of Gerry’s own background? Given the type of storytelling, in Mr. D how do you expect that style will be translated to this new series, in terms of how scenarios are portrayed? Do you feel this show will help foster cross cultural dialogue and promote further understanding and how so? Do you have predictions about what storylines might be portrayed or any specific storylines you would like to see explored.
What issues might be tackled in Take Sides? What is your response to the new direction the CBC is taking in this regard?
Sound off in the comments section below!
Happy birthday to Us ! Happy birthday to Us!
Today, this blog celebrates 7ears in operation! Its
hard to believe that its been 7 years since the blog first opened. When it first launched, I would not have thought that I would still be running this site 7 years later or that it would have brought about such rewarding opportunities. This site means so much to me and I have genuinely enjoyed running it and keeping readers informed about relevant subject matter.
Special thanks are extended to YOU the reader for supporting the blog through your continuous visits, comments and ongoing involvement in other interactive opportunities on the site. Without readers a site has no purpose or future. Your visits truly mean everything!
Indeed, our past year has been another fairly successful year, overall.The blog has also build new partnerships for advertising to increase resources available for readers as they browse through our site.Thanks are also extended to our established affiliates for their continued support throughout the past year.We provided coverage of MR. D , including episode previews and a live chat with Jonathan Torrens which was well attended and supported by the CBC.I also continued to provide retrospective coverage of Little Mosque on the Prairie.Aliza Vellani also graciously participated in a retrospective interview on Little Mosque and her latest role on Izombie.
What plans do we have for our impending seventh year.We are actively seeking new shows to cover! Expect a list and some launches to be featured on the site next month.Posting schedule will definitely increase dramatically.
As always, your suggestions are welcome and can be made through the use of the suggestion box.We are in the process of exploring various other series so this a perfect time to make your voice heard.
What has your favorite post of the blog been and what types of coverage would you like to see?What would you like to see on the site for our upcoming year. Share your thoughts in the comments section or by e-mail.
Thank you for being apart of the community and I look forward to another exciting and more active year with the readership where we continue to work together to make the blog the best it can be.
Indeed, Mr. D continues to excel in the Canadian entertainment industry with the show having won an award at the Canadian Writing Screen Awards in the TV Comedy category.
The episode, Old School which was written Andrew de Angelis was bestowed the award.
The show out beat various shows including HBO Canada’s Sensitive Skin, Showcase’s Trailer Park Boys and CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes in the category.
The award was one of ten handed out a Korner hall by Ryan bell and Jeremy. The full list of winners is as follows:
- Animation: Fangbone, Season 1: The Warbrute of Friendship, written by Simon Racioppa & Richard Elliott
- Children & Youth: R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour, Season 4: Mrs. Worthington, written by Melody Fox
- Documentary: The Cholesterol Question, written by Michael McNamara
- Movies & Miniseries: Elephant Song, Written by Nicolas Billon
- Shorts & Webseries: Out With Dad, Season 3: Outed, written by Jason Leaver
- TV Comedy: Mr. D, Season 3: Old School, written by Andrew De Angelis
- TV Drama: Orphan Black, Season 2: Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est, written by Tony Elliot
- Showrunner Award: Bruce Smith
- Sondra Kelly Award: Alison Lea Bingeman
Writers Block Award: Denis McGrath
Read through our latest interview with Little Mosque’s Aliza Vellani as she chats more in depth about her latest role as Marcy on CW’S iZombie
Abbas Karimjee:Marcy is a friend of the main character, Liz. Although the two initially had a more antagonistic relationship they grow to become somewhat fond of another each other.
Aliza Vellani:I wouldn’t say Liv and Marcy are too fond of each other. More like the two consider each other friendly competition.
AK:.Given that Marcy plays a critical role in inviting Liz to the boat, how do you think this shows your character’s significance to the show’s storyline?
AV:Well it’s like you said, if Marcy hadn’t invited her to the boat party, I’m pretty sure Liv would be eating something much more appealing than brains with hot sauce. I remember watching the series premiere and just as Liv turns into a zombie, my sister turns to yell at me, “So you’re the reason she turned into a zombie?!”
AK:Given Marcy’s critical role at the beginning , how will the two’s relationship further develop?
AV:Lets just say the tension between the two is still very much alive in the third episode.
AK:You have mentioned that the third episode will be a notable one for your character. In what way will it be significant for her?
AV:After the premiere of the first episode, I got asked a lot of questions about Marcy’s character. Did she go to the boat party? Was she one of the survivors? Is she like Liv and Blaine? All I can say is that all of these questions will be answered in episode 3.
Vellani comments on how the tension between Liz and Marcy will continue in the upcoming third episode.
AK:.Izombie is a much darker, more intense show with a great deal of personal losses at stake for its characters compared to some of your previous roles. After the show having aired, are there any other reactions you would like to share with us about how it was to work in a series with such a different tone than what viewers have previously seen you in the past.
AV:Unlike the other work I have done in the past, Izombie was full of action packed storylines. In almost every scene we shot, something exciting was happening. Every episode reveals higher stakes and adds more thrills to the series. It was definitely an adrenaline rush.
I got an interesting reaction the other day when a friend showed me a post someone made after watching my character in Izombie. Funny enough, that person recognized me as Layla from Little Mosque on the Prairie. I was surprised to see that someone recognized me from an entirely different genre. It was very humbling.