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The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT) and CBC Television today announced the first group of celebrity presenters for the upcoming 2015 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS. This year’s gala will be hosted by Emmy-award winning comedy legend Andrea Martin at Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts and broadcast on CBC-TV on Sunday, March 1st at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT).
Presenters for the evening represent some of Canada’s best and brightest stars of film and television, including CBC’s Eugene Levy (Best in Show, Schitt’s Creek) and Daniel Levy (Schitt’s Creek, The After Show), as well as Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Megan Follows (Reign, Anne of Green Gables), Patrick J. Adams (Suits) and Arisa Cox (Big Brother Canada). This group joins Kiefer Sutherland (Pompeii, 24), announced previously, as the first group of presenters for this year’s gala broadcast. Additional presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.
Canadians can watch these stars and more at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards, airing Sunday, March 1st at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT). For a full list of Canadian Screen Awards nominees, visit academy.ca
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CBC’s original series SCHITT’S CREEK premiered with 1.36 and 1.37 million viewers respectively tuning in to watch the back-to-back broadcast of episodes one and two last night. The half-hour single-camera comedy created by Eugene and Daniel Levy beat out American newcomer, Marvel’s Agent Carter. SCHITT’S CREEK‘s second episode was the most highly rated comedy and the most highly rated half-hour series of the night.
Canadians took to Twitter as the #SchittsCreek hashtag trended throughout the night and into the morning.
“We are thrilled that audiences across the country love Schitt’s Creek as much as we do,” said Sally Catto, general manager, programming, CBC Television. Catto confirmed earlier this week that a second season of the series has already been green-lit prior to the premiere.
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The highly anticipated 13-episode original half-hour scripted comedy series Schitt’s Creek, starring Emmy winners® Eugene Levy (American Pie, Best In Show, SCTV) and Catherine O’Hara (Home Alone, Best In Show, SCTV), and Chris Elliott (How I Met Your Mother, Late Night With David Letterman, There’s Something About Mary) alongside Canadian television personality Daniel Levy (Admission, MTV’s The After Show) will debut with a special one-hour premiere on CBC Television on Tuesday, January 13, featuring two back-to-back episodes beginning at 9 p.m. (9:30NT).
“We’re so proud to have commissioned this CBC original comedy,” remarked Sally Catto, General Manager of Programming, CBC English Television. “Eugene and Daniel have created a brilliant and irreverent series with an outstanding cast. Audiences across the country will love it.”
Filmed in Canada, the original half-hour scripted comedy series centres on filthy-rich video store magnate Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy), his soap star wife Moira (Catherine O’Hara) and their two kids, über hipster son David (Daniel Levy) and socialite daughter Alexis (Annie Murphy) who suddenly find themselves broke. They are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup and rebuild their empire from within the rural city limits of their only remaining asset – Schitt’s Creek, a depressing little town they once bought as a joke.
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