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Mr. D Season 4 Episode 6-Short Stock

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 @ 06:02 PM
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Check out the various promotional features of tonight’s episode of Mr. D’s fourth season entitled Short Stocked.The episode shall air at 9:30pm EST on CBC.

Gerry and Bill’s house they rent is up for sale and Gerry uses the advice of a market-savvy student to raise enough money for a down payment. Robert is too proud to ask for IT help, and Lisa spearheads a farewell to Xavier’s veteran crossing guard.

Which student will be dispensing advice and what  exactly will the advice be? Will the will Gerry  be able to effectively use this advice to make or will it somehow backfire? How will Robert”s pride cause great technical difficulties at Xavier and to what extent will he  go without getting help. Share your thoughts and speculations  in the comments section below.

Check out the trailer for this episode @

Mr. D Announcement-Live Chat Update
Readers are invited to join us at from 5:00pm -7:00pm EST on Monday, March 9 for a live question and answer session with Mr. D’s Jonathan Torren(VIce Principal Robert Cheeley).The chat will be hosted on the comments section of a post on the blog’s home page specifically created for this event. Questions regarding the event can be e-mailed at




Little Mosque on the Prairie Contest-Season 3

Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 01:10 PM
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'Little Mosque' launches final season

Welcome to the blog’s Little Mosque on the Prairie’s season 3 contest.Since the show is doing well in the USA and as a result of popular demand, we are hosting another contest. This one consists of 9 questions related to the show’s third season.

hose readers who answer all questions correctly, will be entered into a draw for a chance to win an autographed photo of Sitara Hewitt(Rayyan).A total of  3 individual prizes will be awarded for this contest.


Readers have until 9:00am on Monday, Nov 3 2014 to answer questions. Winners will be contacted by e-mail and announced subsequently on the blog.


Good luck!


1. In the season 3 premiere, how does Amaar initially  try to sabotage Rayyan and JJ’S  engagement?


2.In   the episode ” Lord of The Ring”,  Amaar  temporarily returns to his  life in Toronto with the intention to resume his work as a lawyer and rediscover his purpose. What are two specific things that he does while in Toronto which displeases his parents , colleagues and others around him, making everyone question if he is out of place.


3.In the episode “Lord of Ring “Yasser successfully convinces Amaar  to return to Mercy as a Imam, but where does Ammar go before returning to Mercy?  What was the purpose of this detour?  


4. In the episode Week of Dying Dangerously . When Fred ‘s x ray  in a routine check up with Rayyan shows a slight chance for a possible concern, he assumes that he has only days to live!, What was  are two specific  reconciliatory acts  he performed and how did one of them backfire for him for a little while?


5.  In the episode “The Ties That Blind”  when  Reverend Magee sees Baber and Fatema going at one of their arguments again, what does he suggest to  their children? How does his advice backfire?


6.In the episode Sweet Sixteen When Baber plans a  surprise sixteenth birthday party for Layla with the help of Yasser and Sarah, they enlist Rayyan to take Layla out to the movies so she does not find out about the party. However, Layla messages Rayyan beforehand and lies saying that she is sick. Why did Layla lie and what un Islamic things was she  specifically surrounded by?


7.. Which character said’”These are first hand ponies. Susan, Darling” and what conflict did he create?


8..What are three major conflicts leading up Rayyan and JJ’S wedding?


9.What specific reason does JJ give Rayyan after he refuses to take her as his wife?


Happy Birthday To Us!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 @ 11:05 AM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]


Happy birthday to  Us ! Happy birthday to Us!

Today, this blog  celebrates 6 years in operation! Its hard to believe that  its been 6 years since the blog first opened. When it first launched, I  would not have thought that   I would  still be running this site 6 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.Back in December we relocated to this self hosted site with  a high tech template additional features, including a forum and classifieds section. 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 were initially providing  coverage of Modern Family and continued to provide coverage of Mr. D. Particularly, I interviewed Booth Savage, Mark Forward, Bette MacDonald as well as Naomi Sniekus. Readers can expect the The blog also hosted a live chat with Bette MacDonald which was promoted by the CBC!

I also  continued to provide retrospective coverage of  Little Mosque on the Prairie.This includes  a trivia contest with autographed photos of Aliza Vellani and Manoj Sood. Aliza Vellani also graciously participated in a retrospective interview on Little Mosque and her latest role on Motive.

What plans do  we have for  our impending seventh year? Expect contests for both Mr. D and Little Mosque on the Prairie to continue In addition to the Mr D  coverage outlined above,we are actively seeking new shows to cover! Expect a list and some launches to be featured on the site next monthPosting  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 year with the readership where we continue to work together to make the site the best it can be.

Aliza Vellani Looks Back At Little Mosque on the Prairie and Talks About CTV’S Motive

Saturday, January 25, 2014 @ 05:01 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

Photograph taken by Karolina Turek Photography.

Aliza Vellani is no stranger within the  Canadian entertainment industry.Particularly, the actress is well known for her role as the teenaged character of Layla Siddiqui on CBC’S hit sitcom,Little Mosque on the Prairie.

With Little Mosque having been off the air for nearly 2 years and Aliza continuing to explore pursuits within the Canadian entertainment industry , I thought it’s a great time to connect with the delightful actress.

Particularly we discuss Little Mosque’s impact, her  reflections on portraying the character of Layla as well as the series finale and much more! We also discuss the actress’ role on CTV’S Motive in the show’s upcoming second season which is scheduled to debut in summer 2014.

Read through the complete  interview with Aliza Vellani below and share your thoughts on it in the comments section.


 Let us start by  discussing Little Mosque on the Prairie

Abbas Karimjee:How do you think both Little Mosque and specifically the character of Layla will be remembered as?

Aliza Vellani:I think Layla will be remembered as a loveable Muslim teenager.  A young girl, who simply goes through the everyday struggles of discovering her own identity.  Layla had the added challenge of finding a balance between her family values and the values of the community at large.  I think this is something all teenagers can relate to and it makes Layla a charming character to remember.

AK: Little Mosque on the Prairie aimed to dispel stereotypes about Muslims and help bring light to the way in which we are all similar regardless of our cultural or religious differences. To what extent do you think the show was successful in achieving this goal and essentially how do you think it changed how the mainstream society perceives Muslims?

AV:Little Mosque on the Prairie was remarkable as it served to educate its audiences on Islamic culture and practices in a humourous and family friendly setting.  In doing so it tried to dispel those stereotypes by using them as a source of laughter.  In a wonderful ‘laugh at yourself’ style.

AK:Little Mosque was the first of its kind, in terms of a show which used comedy to showcase Muslims in a positive light. How do you think the fact that CBC dared to feature the show, reflects Canadian culture?

AV:I think it reflects Canadian culture in a very positive light.  CBC tackled sensitive and potentially controversial issues in a great way.  It demonstrated multiculturalism and acceptance as a work in progress not just in Canada but around the world.

AK:When we last saw Layla in the series finale, she informed her father, Baber [Manoj Sood] that she had decided to pursue acting instead of going to medical school. Although the show is no longer on the air, what was your reaction to Layla’s decision and how do you envision her future?

AV:In many ways, I saw a big part of myself in Layla. It made the ending so special to me because it reflected my own pursuit in life.  I like to imagine that Layla still manages to drive her Dad crazy with her choices in life and yet give him memories to cherish.  I believe the healthy tug of war between Baber and Layla continues in every loving household as young girls explore their options in life with Daddy on guard.

 AK:How has working on Little Mosque impacted both your career and your personal life?

AV:Being on Little Mosque on the Prairie was the most amazing experience. The best training one can get is through experience.  I was so lucky that Little Mosque presented itself to me at such a young age. I was also very lucky to be able to work with several seasoned performers.  They remain my mentors and I consider them part of my family.  I really grew up on that show and it felt like a wonderful chapter in my life ended with the series. Little Mosque on the Prairie gave me more than I ever could have hoped and I will always be grateful for that.

Vellani comments on how grateful she is to have worked with many seasoned actors early on in her career and how the fellow cast members of Little Mosque on the Prairie are like family to her.


Let us discuss your role on  CTV’S Motive.

AK: What character do you portray and how many episodes do you appear in?

AV:I play a doctor named Dr. Gita Ambreen in the eighth episode of Motive’s second season.

AK:Lets discuss how you were appointed to the role of Dr.Ambreen. Were you contacted or did you audition? Could you please walk us through this initial process?

 AV:My agent, Emilio Salituro from Muse Artist Management, had contacted me with the audition a couple of days before the taping. Luckily, I was able to audition between classes at SFU.


AK: What can you tell us about Dr.Gita Ambreen? Could you please describe her personality and perhaps how it differs from Layla’s?

AV:Layla was a teenager in the series while Dr. Gita Ambreen is both an adult and a doctor. Dr. Ambreen is a naturally professional character.  She follows protocol.  On the other hand Layla, was a charming but rebellious teenager.

AK:Portraying a role in  a crime series can have a more serious and darker tone than a comedy series such as Little Mosque on the Prairie. What challenges were involved in adjusting to working on a darker, more serious show? Which type of genre do you prefer working in?

AV:A comedy is very light hearted while a crime series is quite serious reflecting high stakes.  I loved working in comedy, but being part of a crime genre was new and extremely exciting. It is definitely a genre that I would love to do more of.

AK:Did you have to do research to portray the role of a doctor? If so, could you please walk us through this process?

AV:Much of the dialogue in the scenes was fairly straightforward so there wasn’t much I had to research. Of course an important part in preparing for a scene is making sure you know exactly what you are talking about. I had to make sure I truly understood what I was saying, and knew how Dr. Gita Ambreen contributed to the events that occurred.

AK:Motive is a series where investigators try to look at who committed a murder by looking at what the motive of the crime is and based on that, who may have committed the crime. Without giving too much away, how does your character support the storyline of the episode in which you appear?

AV:Dr. Ambreen plays a small role in furthering the investigation when Detectives Vega and Flynn follow a lead in the case.

AK:Though you only worked on Motive for one episode, are there any favourite memories either onscreen or off screen which you would like to share with viewers?

AV:Working on Motive was a wonderful experience. It was great getting to know the other cast and crew on the show between takes on set. My favourite moments on set seem to occur when the unexpected happens. As I was playing a doctor, I was given a pager to attach to my belt during the scene. As we began to run the scene, my pager goes off in the middle of the scene. It was an unexpected surprise.

Lets discuss your career in general.

AK:You recently completed studying   Theatre at the Simon Fraser University. Congratulations! How does it feel and what aspirations do you have for your acting career at this point?

AV:Thanks Abbas! It is such a relief to have completed my university degree but also very scary as I enter yet another new and unknown chapter in my life.  As an actor, you are constantly in training to strengthen your skills but this will be the first time I will be pursuing acting without being a fulltime student.  I think at this point in my career, anything is possible. I am very excited to put all of my efforts into being an actor and working hard to achieve that goal.

 AK: You have led a distinguished career, having developed a fair bit of prominence within the Canadian entertainment industry. What advice do you have for youth who are interested in pursuing a career in acting or in the arts, in general?

AV:Thank you again.  That is so kind of you to say Abbas.  Hopefully this is just the beginning. It takes so much to pursue your passion and it is something I think everyone should do no matter what the obstacles. In pursuing acting as a career, I think my advice for youth would be to always try and have fun. The reason you pursue your passion is because you want enjoy what you do every day. If you lose that, what’s the point? Never forget to enjoy yourself, even when auditioning. In my mind, auditioning is just as much a part of the job description.

AK:Do you have a message for fans who have been following your career?

AV:I would like to say thank you for all the support I have been given so far, and I hope you will continue to enjoy the work I do in the future. It has been an amazing journey so far and I cannot wait for what lies ahead.



“Jimmy Get Out” Episode 2-Mr. D

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 @ 09:01 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

Every week until the season 3 premiere of Mr. D on February 24 @ 9:00pm, CBC will be releasing a webisode of “Jimmy Get Out” .The short online episodes cover the variety of escapades which  the character of  Jimmy undertakes  after he routinely gets kicked out of class by  his teacher, Gerry Dee.


See this week’s episode below to see how Gerry  assists Trudy  in the office during his time out from class and share your response to this week’s clip in the comments section!


CBC Announces Debut Date For Season 3 of Mr. D

Thursday, October 31, 2013 @ 10:10 AM
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mr d season 4

CBC has  announced that the third season of Mr. D will debut on Monday, February 24 2014 @ 9:00pm. The third season shall consist of a mere 8 episodes in order to accommodate the airing of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Though little has been revealed about the coming season, it was disseminated in an earlier report   that the  third season will have fewer  guest stars  in contrast to previous seasons as it will have a more intensive focus on the show’s main cast. Particularly,  the coming season will   focus on the story lines surrounding Gerry’s increased duties as  substitute  teacher for  physical education, a subject which he is actually qualified to teach.As the show is based on Gerry’s real life experiences as a teacher, it makes sense that we would begin to explore a greater  depth of story lines involving his character as a gym teacher since the vast majority of his real life teaching experiences was as a  phys ed teacher.
What specific story-lines would you like to see explored and what is your specific reaction/response to the fact that there will be a greater increase in story lines pertaining to Gerry’s involvement with physical education at Xavier Academy? Do you think the style and approach  of Gerry’s teaching as a physical education teacher  will be somewhat more professional and organized  in contrast to his teaching style  seen as a social studies teacher, given that he is actually qualified to teach  Gym?What other changes do you hope to see be apart of the third  season? Share your response in the comment section below.

Interview With Mr D’s Naomi Snieckus

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 @ 09:08 AM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

Naomi Snieckus has been leading a distinguished and diverse career in the Canadian entertainment industry.Indeed,she has written for various series such as Trish Stratus‘ Walk of Fame and Nelly Furtado’s The Junos.The experienced actress has also made appearances on a variety of prominent Canadian series such as Little Mosque on the Prairie, Ron James Show, Being Erica, Wingin’ It, as well as the popular children series  Cat in the Hat and Franklin where she voiced the role of aunt turtle.

Sniekus  has also created,written and acted in the web series, The actress has also appeared in the Martin Short Special, I MartinShort and won the CCA 2010 award for best female improviser.The extraordinary actress also serves as the founding member of the Canadian award winning troupe,The National Theatre of the

More recently,Naomi has been involved with CBC’S hit sitcom,Mr. D where for the past two seasons,she has been portraying the tough and authoritative yet highly respected gym teacher,Bobbi.

With Mr D approaching its third season and Naomi willing to participate in a interview with me,  we discuss the ways in which she has related to the character, Bobbi’s previous storylines in the recent second season  with her  on and off again boyfriend ,Craig and her working relationship with the character of Gerry  as well as her reflections on the success of Mr. D.

 Furthermore, we discuss  the extent to which Mr. D reflects truths about   aspects of the Canadian educational system, other projects the actress is involved in as well as much more.

 Read through the complete interview below!

Abbas Karimjee: Lets start by discussing your appointment to the role of  Bobbi. Were you contacted or did you audition? Could you please walk us through this initial process?

Naoimi Snieckus:I was at the original table read for the FIRST pilot at CBC. After that I still had to audition for the pilot, which I did. I remember I had to bring my dogs to the audition – probably helped me keep my cool –  I did the audition and then forgot about the part. I was visiting my mother a little while later and got “the call” that I was flying to Halifax the next day to shoot the pilot – not as exotic as flying to Los Angeles – but I was still VERY excited!

AK:How have you related to  the character of Bobbi?

NS:I like Bobbi’s “no-nonsense” approach to things and I’m VERY good at sports. Oh..and I too always wear a whistle but it’s just an accessory really.

AK:What are some of the challenges you have had  to overcome in portraying the character of Bobbi?

NS:I’m used to wearing very high heels and pencil skirts every day in normal life – plus I like to spend 2-3 hours doing my hair and make up. Playing Bobbi- I wear track suits and put my hair in a pony tail….it’s VERY challenging to find a way of spending those extra hours.

AK:You have worked on both animated productions such as Franklin and Cat in the Hat as well as  set productions such  as  Mr. D. Which type of acting do you prefer and why?

NS:I love that in my career I get to do a little bit of everything – I also have an improv company called The National Theatre of the World ( so being able to perform live helps me keep my comedy muscles strong.

AK:Bobbi and Gerry have had their differences clearly displayed through various episodes ,  including how she refused to hire him for a gym teaching position  when there was an opening and more recently in the finale,  passing him down for a chance to  lead a  senior boys basketball team at Xavier Academy. We have also seen numerous instances when Bobbi has taken great pleasure in  deceiving and teasing Gerry.-How do you think Bobbie feels about Gerry and why do you think this  is the case? Generally, how would you describe the two’s working relationship?


Snieckus discusses her character’s atypical on again off again relationship with her boyfriend, Craig as well as her difficult working relationship with her colleague, Gerry Dee.

NS:They are like Scully and Mulder, Sony and Cher, 2 of the 3 Stooges – they HAVE to work together but it’s challenging. At least they speak a common language – sports – they’ll always have that…they’ll always have the courts.

AK:This past season we see Bobbi’s   hostile and somewhat oppressive interactions with her  on and off again boyfriend, Craig. What do you think the character’s behavior  with Craig speaks to her personality and how would you like to see the two’s relationship develop in the coming season?

NS:I think the writers wrote some great stuff for Bobbi and Craig – I mean, he’s an ACTUAL Calvin Klein Model – it’s a fantastic bit of comedy that those two would ever be together. As far as Season 3 and where things go…I can’t speak about that, I’ve been sworn to secrecy! There’s definitely some surprises in store for Bobbi!

 AK:With Mr. D approaching its third season, what are you able to tell us about what might be in store , both for the show in general as well as  for character of Bobbi in particular?

NS:HA…nice try, I still can’t tell you about Season 3…you’re going to have to tune in…but let’s just say Bobbi and Gerry wrestle some big ideas together!

AK: What are your favorite onscreen or off-screen memories, thus far, from working on Mr D?

NS:We have so much fun on and off screen. The cast and directors we’ve had keep our set really fun so that even when the camera ISN’T rolling we’re still having laughs.

AK: Mr D has achieved record-breaking ratings on CBC  since the debut of CBC’S hit sitcom, Little Mosque on the Prairie with the series premiere earning a 1.3 million rating. Why do you think the show resonates with such a large audiences?

NS:I think everyone can relate to this show cause we’ve all been taught by teachers like Gerry, or Lisa, or Simon, or Bobbi – and there’s a lot of teachers that see themselves in the show.

AK:How do you think the show’s depiction of how staff members relate to one another as well as to the student and parent body is representative of real life interactions within the Canadian  educational system?

NS:Because the writing is based largely on Gerry’s real life job as a teacher – everything has a level of truth to it. I love that about this show.

AK:You have appeared in a variety of Canadian series  including Little Mosque on the Prairie,Ron James Show, Being Erica and Wingin’ It, Why do you think viewers should take an interest in Canadian  programming and particularly, what value, in general, does Canada’s diverse programming offer?

NS:I think there is great TV being made in Canada –both in comedy and drama.If we want to continue to grow as an industry it has to be supported by our country.There’s so many ways of having your voice, your opinion heard about these shows on social network- so I think we should talk about it as much as possible. Folks like you are helping for sure!

AK:What message do you have for fans of the show, with Mr. D approaching season 3?

NS:If you like to laugh, you should watch…if you don’t like to laugh…what is WRONG with you?

AK:What activities do you participate in during your spare time?

NS:Running The National Theatre of the World (with my partner Matt Baram) keeps me really busy. We have regular shows in Toronto (I Seen You on TV the last Wed of every month at The Drake) and tour internationally. We are also part of the upcoming YYComedy Festival in Calgary (’ve been a company for 5 years now and we’re working on pitching our own TV shows presently. We have a residency at Soulpepper Theatre so we are doing improv shows there (like The Script Tease Project) and hosting an upcoming international improv festival in December. @the_NTOW.

Interview With Mr D’s Booth Savage

Friday, July 12, 2013 @ 08:07 PM
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mrd_callaghan_profile Booth Savage has been leading a distinguished career in the Canadian entertainment industry. Having  graduated with a MFA from York University in 1992, Savage went on to be apart of the Candor College Theatre faculty.

Various  additional accomplishments in his career include his attainment of Best Actor in a Leading Role” as Felix Batterinski in Alan King’s “The Last Season. He may be recognized  by  various viewers  for his  performance in the show , Canada Russia ’72, where he  portrayed the role of  the Team Canada head coach Harry Sinden in the CBC miniseries . Moreover,  as a member of the Toronto Free Theatre, Savage has performed in over 100 plays in every province and territory  with the exception of Yukon.

Also, for the past  two years Booth  Savage  has been portraying the role Principal  Mike Callaghan in CBC’S recent hit sitcom, Mr. D. With Mr , D approaching its this season and the Booth Savage  kindly agreeing to participate in a interview with me, we discuss various  aspects of how he has related to the character , his reflections on some of the storylines  in which Principal Callghan has been heavily  apart of  in the recent season ,the actor’s insight on how  his character interacts with the other characters on the show  as well as why he thinks Mr. D has attracted such a large audience along with much more.

Read through the complete interview below and share your thoughts on it in in the comments section section below.

 Abbas Karimjee:Lets start by discussing your appointment to the role of Mr. Callaghan. Were you contacted or did you audition? Could you please walk us through this initial process?

Booth Savage:Gerry and I worked together in a TV movie (Canada Russia 72) he told me then that he was going to have his own sit com, and when it happened that he wanted me to be a part of it. I was happy to humour him. Getting a sit com to air is about as easy as getting your pants on without lifting your feet. Then, one day (2years later) I got a call from my agent telling me that indeed Gerry was green lit for a pilot and that I had an audition for the Principal. I didn’t get the part. The pilot was shot with another actor playing Callaghan, but the CBC declined to pick the show up for broadcast. More time passed, Gerry was given an opportunity to reshoot the pilot and this time my audition was more successful and I did get the part. Gerry is not only the funniest guy on television, but the perhaps the most honourable.

 AK:How do you relate to the character of principal Callaghan? Essentially, in what ways are you similar and different to the character?

BS:That’s a tough question. Gerry might be in a better position to answer that one. He cast me, so there has to be a reason, some quality in me that rings true for him, as the show is based on his real life teaching experiences and colleagues. I enjoy playing Callaghan, and it is extremely satisfying to work and learn from such an outstanding group of very funny people. I am awed every day I am on set by their wit and generosity.

 AK:Are there any resources or tools which you utilized in preparations evolved in portraying a Principal?

BS:I’ve been an actor for a very long time. I suppose that it is all those years of practice and discovery that inform my choices as Callaghan.

 AK:This season we discover that Callaghan has an ex wife with somewhat        peculiar psychotic tendencies. What was your reaction in discovering this and would you like to see this particular storyline or any other aspects of his backstory explored within the coming season?

BS:I was thrilled to work with Linda Brooks. It was particularly satisfying for Callaghan to have met his match. But I’ve been working out all winter and look forward to the re-match.

AK: This season Callaghan’s sensitivity and concern for Xavier Zaademy and its various staff members was demonstrated in various ways. Notably, it was demonstrated in his interactions with his colleague, vice principal Robert in the season 2 finales where he  gave him a comical lesson to show him how he takes things too seriously as apart of his performance evaluation. How would you describe the two’s working relationship and based on this how do you feel it has developed from the show’s inauguration? How do you feel this demonstrates the manner in which he interacts with his subordinates, in general?

 BS:Robert aka Jonathon Torrens is one of the most gifted people I have ever worked with. I (Booth) love him. Callaghan has another point of view. I enjoy my scenes with Robert immensely. It’s tough to stare him down because he is so completely funny and I have no defense against his lightning quick wit. There is no way I can hope to keep up with him. I just hang on for dear life and trust that he’s good enough to steer us both to the other shore.

AK:Callaghan has had to discipline Gerry on various instances for his comedic yet inappropriate mishaps. How do you feel Callaghan feels about Gerry and what do you think allows him to tolerate his lack of compliance?

BS:Callaghan seems to intuit that it takes all kinds of teachers and human beings to enrich the students at Xavier. I think, as a principal, one of Callaghan’s strengths is his ability to recognize that while Gerry may not be the most traditional teacher in the school, his humour and a genuinely good heart adds a value that otherwise would be missing from the school.

AK:Mr D is approaching its third season. What are you able to tell us about what might be in store for the upcoming season both for the show in general and particularly for the character of principal Callaghan?

 BS:Sorry, I’m not in that loop. I’m looking forward to learning what’s up as much as anyone.

 AK:Mr D has achieved record-breaking ratings on CBC   since the debut of CBC’S hit sitcom, Little Mosque on the Prairie with the series premiere earning a 1.3 million rating. Why do you think the show resonates with such a large audience?

 BS:My guess is that most of the credit has to go to Gerry. He knew what it was he wanted to achieve from the very first script and he has remained true to that vision. Every once in a long while a creative energy emerges that resonates with a large audience and Gerry seems to possess that quality.

AK:You have led a distinguished career within the Canada entertainment industry. What advice do you have for those who aspire to pursue a career in acting?

 BS:Be very sure. Be very committed. Be very flexible.

AK:What message do you have for viewers of Mr. D, with the show approaching its third season?

BS:Tell your friends. Write the CBC and tell them how much you like the show. Especially tell them how much you LOVE Callaghan.

 AK:What hobbies do you enjoy during your spare time?

BS:I am currently learning all about hardwood flooring and its installation. As well, I love to travel. I love to read. And of course, both Callaghan and Savage love to work out.

Live Chat With Mr D’s Naomi Snieckus at 7:00pm Eastern Standard Time

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 09:04 AM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]
Naoimi Sniecus has been leading a distinguished and diverse career in the Canadian entertainment industry.Indeed,she has written for various series such as Trish Stratus‘ Walk of Fame and Nelly Furtado’s The Junos.The experienced actress has also made appearances on a variety of prominent Canadian series such as Little Mosque on the Prairie, Ron James Show, Being Erica, Wingin’ It, as well as the popular children series  Cat in the Hat and Franklin where she voiced the role of aunt turtle.

Naomi has also created,written and acted in the web series, actress has also appeared in the Martin Short Special, I MartinShort and won the CCA 2010 award for best female improviser.The extraordinary actress also serves as the founding member of the Canadian award winning troupe,The National Theatre of the

More recently,Naomi has been involved with CBC’S hit sitcom,Mr. D where for the past two seasons,she has been portraying the tough and authoritative yet highly respected gym teacher,Bobbi.

Join us today,from 7:00pm -8:00pm eastern standard time for a live question and answer session with the actress.YOU will have the chance to interact with the actress herself, through the comments section!

Viewers are invited to post  comments and questions about any aspect related to Naomi’s involvement with Mr. D such her experiences on the sets of the show,her reflections on her experiences in portraying Bobbi,any specific questions related to the storylines of the hit series and other relevant questions and/or comments.Questions related to Naomi’s previous work as well as her alternate,current projects are also welcomed and highly encouraged.

With the season finale of Mr.D airing tonight @ 8:00pm eastern standard  time on CBC and Naomi’s character continuing to play a prominent role in the show,it’s a great time and way for fans to interact with the delightful actress.

The comments section will open up shortly before the event @ approximately 6:45pm eastern standard time.In order to see Naoimi’s responses to the questions and to see what other readers are asking,be sure to refresh the page several times throughout the session.

Questions related to the event can be sent by e-mail @ Live technical support during the event will be available on the blog’s Facebook page.We look forward to hosting this event!

Mr D Season 2 Episode 9 Preview- Poker Night

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 @ 12:03 PM
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When Gerry comes across a down and out Daniel Negreanu (poker player), he orchestrates a staff poker night in order to get Daniel back on his feet[CBC]

How does Gerry encounter Daniel and will  this event actually  help Daniel get back on his feet?What  does he hope to achieve for himself by  arranging this poker night and how will the fellow staff of Xavier respond to the poker night?
 Take a look at the promo  video for this episode   on the show’s official Facebook page @ and  report back to  share your thoughts, impressions  and speculations  in the comments section.
Be sure to watch this episode on Wednesday, March 20 @ 8:00pm eastern standard time on CBC.