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Jake Doyle, Canadian P.I.

by Annette Bourdeau, posted Jan 6th 2010 3:31PM

CBC is pulling out all the stops this winter, and is debuting two new shows this week – '18 to Life' and 'Republic of Doyle'. The latter follows a father/son private investigation team based in picturesque St. John's, Newfoundland. The duo tackles cases of all sorts, from catching adulterers to busting drug rings. The show's hero, Jake Doyle, is often distracted by his feisty ex-wife, the attractive local policewoman and his precocious teenage niece.

AOL TV Canada caught up with Allan Hawco, the co-creator and star of 'Doyle' (not to mention writer and producer), who gives off a strangely Colin Farrell-esque vibe. We picked his brain about everything from Newfoundland's fresh, fresh air to why he thinks women rule the world to Doyle guest stars like Mary Walsh, Gordon Pinsent and even Seamus O'Regan.

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Introducing...Laura Vandervoort

by Chris Jancelewicz, posted Nov 16th 2009 2:52PM
How many gorgeous blondes can come out of Canada? Many, it seems.

The latest is 25-year-old Laura Vandervoort, who plays the beautiful extra-terrestrial Lisa on hit sci-fi series 'V'. Vandervoort was born and raised in Canada, and she has had roles in many of the formative TV shows of our youth, including 'Goosebumps', 'Are You Afraid of the Dark', and 'Road to Avonlea.' It seems the young lady has finally come into her own as an alien, and the buzz south of the border is starting to grow.

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