On May 8 Eve Harlow won the LEO for Best Supporting Performance by a Female - CONGRATULATIONS Eve!
Old news that I seem to have forgotten top post:
ION Television bought the rights to two 60m original drama series, The Border and The Guard, with
both making their US debuts on ION in 2009. Each agreement allows ION the US television digital
media rights in addition to online streaming and VOD (Video on Demand):
ION Television's second deal with Lionsgate involves the broadcast rights for The Guard, an
action/drama about members of a Coastguard Search and Rescue team.
Rumors are that the last 8 episodes will air in Canada in the fall.
2009 April 8 - 7 LEO nominations for The Guard
Screenwriting - James Phillips for James Phillips - for 2x07, Out of the Woods
Guest Performance, Male: Brendan Fletcher - for 2x05, Boom
Supporting Performance, Male: Ryan Robbins - for 1x13, The Big Day
Supporting Performance, female: Eve Harlow - 2x05, Boom
Teryl Rothery - 1x10, Sound of Loneliness
Julie Patzwald - 1x08, The Hold
Lead Performanc, Male: Steve Bacic - 2x08, At Sea
In addition, Ryan Robbins is also nominated for Sanctuary, playing Henry Voss in episode - 1x08, Edward
Several of the nominated episodes haven't aired on Global yet, only on Mystery.
Congratulations to all the nominees - you're ALL winners!
2009 January 23 - The Guard on extended holiday break
From Mark Bishop, owner of the Facebook group for The Guard:
"So for those of you who were wondering why the show isn't on tonight, we found out today that
the relaunch of the second half of "The Guard" Season Two will be postponed until an
undetermined date in March.
The reason for this is that the American networks are adjusting their programming schedules
and since CanWest Global is bound to their American broadcast partners due to simulcasts,
etc, they could not guarantee an uninterrupted eight week run of "The Guard" at this time.
If they had gone ahead with tonight's broadcast, "The Guard" would have begun bouncing around
the schedule in three weeks time, further frustrating fans and likely having a negative
impact on our ratings. Because of this, the decision was made at an executive programming
level at CanWest to postpone us until the schedule settles down in two months.
Anyway, sorry for the bad news but hang in there -- many of the best episodes of the series
are still to come and I promise it will be worth the wait!"
New episodes are airing on Mystery, Friday nights at 10 pm and sometime Sunday - please
check your local listings for exact times.
2008 December 19 - The Guard on holiday break
The Guard is on holiday break. They will return Wednesday, January 14th at 8:00 PM NOTICE - NEW TIME SLOT
2008 November 25 - The Guard Poster
When Steve Bacic visited Toronto, he met himself ;-)
Go to the gallery to get the poster -
which GlobalTV generously have made avaialble to fans.
2008 November 19 - Ryan Robbins playing on the 21st
Ryan Robbins will be joining his friends The Town Pants on stage at the
Commodore Ballroom this Friday. Local audiences will have seen him before
play with the Town Pants, and longtime local music fans might remember
Ryan from the much lauded industrial band Hellenkeller from the 90's.
Ryan is the band's dijeridoo player/bodhranist/madman ...
And another actor friend Aaron Douglas from Battlestar Galactica who'll
be emcee'ing the whole event.
GENTLEMEN PREFER: Do blonds really have more fun? Yes, said naturally blond, Sudbury, Ont. native
Sonya Salomaa, who accompanied Croatia-born fellow thesp Steve Bacic to the Brightlight Pictures
party. In fact, "I was having too much fun," the forester-turned-actress said, tossing her now
dramatically darker mane, "I was bored."
Was going brunette a good move or otherwise? "Good," Salomaa said. "They take me more seriously,"
they being the producers who cast her in such TV series as The Guard (with Bacic). A Gemini
nomination for her role in the series Durham County likely helps, too.
Salomaa and Bacic are to host Entertainment Tonight Canada Oct. 7.
Just a reminder:
Season 2 premieres on Global on October 29th at 10 pm
From the Vancouver Sun, September 24:
"Brightlight Pictures and Bridge Studios will be the first out of the gate with an opening party
Thursday at CinCin on Robson Street.
Company principals and producers Stephen Hegyes and Shawn Williamson will be the hosts for the evening.
Invited international stars, currently filming in Vancouver, include John Cusack, Amanda Peet,
Woody Harrelson, Danny Glover and Ashley Judd. Lead casts from local productions, including
the L Word and Stargate Atlantis, are also among the evening's selected guests.
Confirmed guests to date include the entire cast of the The Guard -- Steve Bacic, Sonya Salomaa,
Jeremy Guilbaut, Teryl Rothery, Gordon Woolvett -- and Eve Harlow [also of The Guard] and
Aaron Ashmore of Smallville."
Entire? Zoie Palmer - where are you?
2008 August 28 - The Guard nominated for three Gemini Awards
"Waheguru", episode One of The Guard, has been nominated for three 2008 Gemini Awards.
The Canadian Gemini Award corresponds to the American Emmy award.
Best Sound in a Dramatic Series
Anke Bakker, Kelly Cole, Kris Fenske, James Fonnyadt, Bill Mellow, Kevin Townshend
Best Visual Effects
Bruce Woloshyn, Simon Ager, Chad Lee Fox, Peter D. Hunt, Abel Milanes, Christine Petrov, Daniel Rubin, Wes Sargent
Best Original Music Score for a Program or Series
James Jandrisch - James is competing against himself in this category as he's also nominated for the
Blood Ties episode "Deep Dark".
What a great opportunity to release a soundtrack CD, James! Hint, hint ....
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - Gemini Drama, Variety and Comedy Gala
Friday, November 28, 2008 - Gemini Awards Gala. It will be transmitted on E! Entertainment and Showcase in Canada.
Check out GeminiAwards.ca for further details
Season 1 of the Guard will be airing on Showcase commencing the week of September 1st.
You will see The Guard on Fridays at 2 pm and at 8pm and Sunday nights at 7pm.
Season 2 premieres on Global on October 29th at 10 pm where they will most likely run 108-113
and then break over Christmas to return in the New Year with all new episodes, 201-209.
The actual run of this schedule is yet to be confirmed, but the start date is locked.
2008 May 27 - site update
Six cast wallpapers (thanks to Monica) and a press item added to the
2008 May 26 - LEO Photos
The 10th annual LEO awards - photos by Rajesh Taneja
Steve Bacic, Zak Santiago, Julie Patzwald and Brendan Fletcher.
Ryan Robbins and family
2008 May 25 - LEO Winners
One LEO for The Guard - YAY!
Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series:
Julie Patzwald - The Guard - Live Free
And a LEO for a cast member:
Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series:
Ryan Robbins - jPod - Sprite Quest
2008 May 24 - LEOs Tonight!
Break a leg guys and gals - and enjoy the gift bags!
These are the magazines, papers and TV stations to keep an eye on:
"Media that have confirmed their attendance at the Red Carpet include: Entertainment Tonight
Canada, Shaw TV’s The Express, The BBC, The National Post, The Vancouver Sun, The Globe and
Mail, The Creek Newspaper, The Office Journal, 24 Hours, The Metro, The Georgia Straight,
Infamous Magazine, Hello Magazine, TV Week Magazine, Vancouver View Magazine, Playback Magazine,
Ricepaper Magazine, and Vancouverbc.com."
Source: LEO Awards.com
Congratulations to Colin Cunningham who won last night:
Best Direction in a Short Drama: Colin Cunningham - Centigrade
The forum had a little make-over - or rather, a new option.
Foxy from the Harperfont.com has created a new theme.
It's not default - you have to select it via your profile.
2008 May 22 - LEO Awards
Steve Bacic, Ryan Robbins and Julie Patzwald are going to present LEO awards.
So are The Guard guest stars Teryl Rothery and Colin Cunningham - the latter is a triple nominee like Ryan Robbins.
The LEO AWARDS will also be featured as a television special of
Shaw TV’s The Express. It airs weeknights
at 6 pm.
"Join host Johanna Ward for Vancouver’s only completely on location program. The Express is a lifestyle
magazine program that brings you an in-depth look at the fascinating people, events, recreation and
attractions from Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley."
2008 April 30 - Renewal, nominations and filming again
The Guard has been renewed for a second season of nine episodes, making the total number
It's a little confusing though.
Originally, the first season was planned to be 13 episodes and the second season 9, but due to
breaking for the winter, season One was only 7 episodes and season Two will now be 16 episodes.
For a total of 22 episodes.
Season Two should start airing in September - as far as I know.
Hopefully Global will rerun the first 7 episodes before season Two starts.
THE GUARD actors have been nominated for 4 LEO AWARDS!
In a Dramatic Series:
Best Lead Performance by a Male: Steve Bacic - The Guard - Coming Through Fog.
Best Lead Performance by a Female: Claudette Mink - The Guard - Coming Through Fog
Best Supporting Performance by a Male: Ryan Robbins - The Guard - Live Free
Best Supporting Performance by a Female: Julie Patzwald - The Guard - Live Free
Both Live Free(1x02) and Coming Through Fog (1x03) were written by Raymond Storey and
directed by Lynne Stopkewich
Cast and crew are back at work again - filming resumed on April 29th.
2008 February 14 - Second episode gallery
I've added a gallery for episode 1x02, Coming Through Fog.
You can access it from the episode page by clicking on the red episode number.
I'm working on the quotes ...
I've also added a Music page. It's a work in progress as I haven't
added links for all the bands yet, but I wanted to get the list out there.
2008 January 29 - First episode gallery
TODAY'S THE DAY!
Episode TWO airs.
And I've added a gallery for episode 1x01, Waheguru.
Or you can access it from the episode page by clicking on the red episode number.
2008 January 27
Preview of episode 2, "Live Free" - check you local listing for the time.
2008 January 24 - Off to a good start
Publicity Buzz (CIII)
Sent: Wed Jan 23 15:51:54 2008
Subject: GLOBAL'S THE GUARD MAKES A BIG SPLASH WITH AUDIENCES NATIONWIDE
A Global Primetime Update‘
THE GUARD' GLOBAL’S NEW CANADIAN ORIGINAL SERIES MAKES A BIG SPLASH WITH AUDIENCES NATIONWIDE
PREMIERES WITH OVER 800,000 VIEWERS
(TORONTO –January 23, 2008) – The Guard roars ashore…
Global Television’s new Canadian
Original drama series, The Guard made its national debut last night with 813,000
viewers 2+, and 464,000 viewers in the key demo Adults 18-49, outshining the
robust competition of homegrown premieres in past weeks.“This is an exciting
time for Canadian drama, and our support of Original programming remains
steadfast,” said Christine Shipton, SVP, Drama and Factual Content, Canwest
Broadcasting. “The Guard is a reflection of the excellence found within our
production community, and we’re so proud to be a part of it.”
The Guard edged out all other recent Canadian premieres including:
The Border - 710,000 (+14%)
Jpod - 472,000 (+72%)
Sophie - 630,000 (+29%)
MVP - 349,000 (+133%)
(All data BBM Nielsen Media Research based on total viewers Adults 18-49 unless otherwise indicated.)
Writer Denis McGrath posted about it on his blog
- three entries, so be sure to read them all.
Bannister C. Bergen posted on Facebook:
The ratings last night were absolutely fantastic. Global was hoping for a
2 rating, well we surpassed this in spades. The Guard got 4.5 in
Vancouver an as much as a 3.8 in Toronto. This is amazing.
The series premiere of The Guard made waves on Global last night! Both
Toronto and Vancouver exceeded projections for all 3 demos. The A1849 and
F2554 demos in Toronto exceeded projections by 90% where the F2554 demo
in Vancouver more than doubled in ratings versus projections. An
impressive launch for this Canadian hit on Global TV!
I'll say that's cause for celebration!
2008 January 22
TODAY'S THE DAY!
I'm on Central European Time, so I'm already on the 22nd.
And starting the day off right:
Steve is doing another chat show, maybe live and just him.
Global News 7:50 am PST
Also added a link to an interview with Steve on the media page.
It's an interview in The Province, so check out the paper version today too.
It looks like viewers on Mystery have gotten a head start!
The Guard airs there 1 PM & 8 PM on Monday's and 8 PM on Saturdays, meaning they saw the
2008 January 21
It was a good weekend for The Guard in the press.
David James Elliott was on the cover of Sun Television of Toronto Sun with an interview inside
with a cast photo, and the cast was on the cover of Vancouver Sun TV Times and Steve Bacic was
in the Victoria Times Colonist - probably also the paper version.
I've added links to the online stuff on media page
Steve will be on CFUN Radio Tuesday the 22nd, around 3 pm.
We should be able to pick it up on the net - hopefully ...
British Columbians might want to keep an eye on local entertainment program
Urban Rush - the four leads
have filmed an interview.
Urban Rush is broadcast 5 days a week at 5 pm - a new show every day that repeats at
7 pm and 11 pm and repeats the next day at 1 am, 7 am and noon.
Also tune in to
Zoie Palmer was listed for the show on the 18th - hopefully it will repeat.
2008 January 19
Added cover of Vancouver Sun and a new wall paper in the Gallery
2008 January 18
Remember to buy the Vancouver Sun today - you will like the cover of TV Times.
Not sure whether there's also something in The Province, but the TV Times is a sure thing.
GlobalTV has added
The Guard blog,
written by Ryan "Wendell" Robbins, and it looks like there's more to come.
2008 January 15
Steve Bacic is doing a feature in the
Vancouver Province that should run this Friday.
Vancouverites might want to buy multiple copies ;-)
Jeremy Guilbaut will be on TVGuide.ca - he is
doing the interview tomorrow.
Steve Bacic will also be on CFUN Radio next Tuesday, around 3 pm.
Click on the "Listen Live" in the upper right corner.
Bamfield, a small fishing village in British Columbia, has an incredible Coast Guard station.
June 13 - 15, 2008, they are celebrating the centennial of the launching of the first powered
lifeboat on the West Coast.
It will be a fun exciting weekend of events, speakers, food and music.
The official website is Bamfield Lifeboat 100.com
If you haven't made any vacation plans for 2008 yet, this could be it!
2007 December 16
I've added four new images in the Gallery - all in the top row.
The executive producer of the show, Charles Bishop looked at this site, and declared it
"pretty cool". Wasn't that nice?