It's about 4:00PM, and I'm watching Erica and Adam laugh over beers at a pub in Ireland.
Well, OK. Toronto is actually filling in for Ireland, and I'm watching Erin Karpluk and Adam Fergus film a scene for Season 4 of 'Being Erica.' Yes, all you Adam haters. He's back in Season 4, and happier than ever. And Adam Fergus, the affable actor who plays the handsome Irishman, hopes that those of you who didn't take to him at first have come around. "He challenges her, it's hard for audiences to get over that," he says.
There's still hope, though. Fergus says his Twitter mentions got friendlier and friendlier as Season 3 progressed. If he has his way, by the end of Season 4 everyone will be firmly aboard Team Adam. He's certainly got his work cut out for him. "People have very strong opinions about who they like for Erica," observes Karpluk, adding that people still ask her about Kai (Sebastian Pigott).
With a sketch comedy show premiering on the Comedy Network this week, a new film showing at the Atlantic Film Festival this month and a comedic travel guide to Canada out in November, Picnicface has officially surfaced on the nation's funny radar... again.
"Most people are finding out who we are now. I mean right now. It's strange," says Mark Little, impromptu front man for the eight-person comedy group and winner of the Yuk Yuk's Great Canadian Laugh Off in 2009.
"We're just getting introduced again and again to slightly more people; it's like going to a party," he adds.
If anyone out there is still interested in the Charlie Sheen train-wreck tour of 2011, it's making a stop on Comedy this week - about 30 weeks too late. Sheen's appearance at the Emmys proved he lost his sense of humour along with his dignity around the time he got fired from 'Two and a Half Men' but hopefully the professional comics and various celebs can keep this thing funny. Seth MacFarlane of 'Family Guy' is the ring leader, and roasters include Jon Lovitz, Kate Walsh, William Shatner and Slash.
It was all about girl power last night as 'So You Think You Can Dance Canada' proclaimed contemporary dancer Jordan Clark as season four's winner, with contemporary dancer Melissa Mitro placing second. All glammed-up, the talented twosome were still stunned as they hit backstage an hour later and spoke exclusively to AOL TV Canada about their journey, the exhausting numbers and what's on the horizon.
'Intervention Canada' is debuting this week on Slice, and AOL TV jumped at the chance to preview an episode and discuss it with one of the show's interventionists, Maureen Brine, and producer Karen Wookey. We decided to bring along superfan Trish Appleyard, a Kingston, Ont.-based lawyer, to represent 'Intervention's devoted fanbase in this unique discussion.
The episode we screened featured Andrew, a lovable young Windsor man who found himself sleeping behind dumpsters after his crack addiction led him to rock bottom. His older sister and grandparents desperately want him to kick the habit and get his life back on track. His troubled mother Leela also wants the best for him, but she's facing demons of her own. This moving episode culminates in a surprising double intervention -- something Brine and the producers didn't see coming.
With the threat of a double elimination looming, 'So You Think You Can Dance Canada's Top 8 put everything on the line Monday. No one disappointed, but in the end, ballroom dancer Denitsa Ikonomova and jazz dancer Adam LoPapa were cut.
This morning, the talented twosome spoke exclusively to AOL TV Canada about clothes, sex appeal and owning the stage.
The show follows the Secret Service personnel tasked with working at Warehouse 13, which is home to every bizarre (and potentially dangerous) artifact the U.S. government has ever collected. In Season 3, newcomer Aaron Ashmore joins the cast as the warehouse's latest recruit.
We caught up with Saul Rubinek ('Frasier, 'Unforgiven'), who plays warehouse caretaker Artie Nielsen, to pry as many details about Season 3 out of him as possible. It was not an easy task. Like his character Artie, Rubinek is skilled at guarding secrets.
Alas, with viewers now voting on individual dancers instead of couples, ballroom's Francois Pruneau and Yuliya Zavadska were sent home. The two obviously have a lot to be proud of and spoke with AOL TV Canada about finding their rhythm, nicknames and their fellow contestants.
The anniversary fare kicked off this past Sunday night with the broadcast of '1 Day,' a two-hour special that documents a day (April 30, to be precise) in the life of Canadians from coast-to-coast, from soprano sensation Measha Brueggergosman in Toronto to 5-year-old Kaizen in Burnaby.
Chances are you haven't seen anything quite like '1 Day' before. The special features a unique blend of footage by pros and home videos submitted by hundreds of Canadians, including Kaizen's dad Stephen Rowe. If you missed '1 Day' on Sunday, don't despair. It will air again on Saturday on CBC News Network, and on CBC Television in November.
At Etobicoke's Mastercard Centre, recruited hockey stars Cale Hulse, Wade Belak, Curtis Leschyshyn and Brad May, along with figure skating pros Marie-France Dubreuil, Marcy Hinzmann-Harris and Anabelle Langlois, are participating in some on-ice boot camp. It's the first time the hockey players have slipped into figure skates, so it's with mixed (and often hilarious) results. Poor May landed flat on his butt multiple times and Belak took a sudden dive, face first, during a lap around the rink.
Laughing it off, the professionals' humor and determination warmed the chilly building. AOL TV Canada was on-hand to discover seven things 'Blades' fans should know for the third season of 'Battle of the Blades.'
As sure a sign of the end of summer as Labour Day, it's the season finale of 'Dan For Mayor' and its partner show, 'Hiccups' (following at 8:30). It means CTV is gearing up to dedicate its airwaves once more to shows about hot doctors, hot housewives and coming soon, hot stewardesses -- in other words, American shows. Tonight, Dan signs off with a show about the struggles of vegetarians, with a great many meat puns.
It was crunch time this week on 'So You Think You Can Dance Canada.' With the top 10 almost in their grasp, the remaining 12 contestants held nothing back Monday night. Considering all the amazing talent left, it's getting harder to even fathom anyone going home but ultimately, contemporary dancers Geisha Chin and Joey Arrigo were eliminated.
Nonetheless, the two were all smiles Wednesday morning and spoke to AOL TV Canada about the results, their performances and who has a good shot at winning this competition.
Lovable Canadian adult contemporary singer Jann Arden has been a bit under-the-radar lately, but she's getting back in the saddle (like all good Prairies girls do) to judge the TV singing contest 'Canada Sings.'
Along with fellow judges Rob Van Winkle (a.k.a. Vanilla Ice) and Pierre Bouvier (Simple Plan), Arden is appearing on this six-part original series. The show challenges ordinary Canadians to form glee clubs with their co-workers and compete against another workplace team for a $10,000 donation to their charity of choice.
AOL TV caught up with Arden to talk about 'Canada Sings,' what being a judge is all about and why she's done with all things 'Idol.'
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