Month: March 2012

[VIDEO] After Last Night: Sunday Morning Featuring Cassie Steele

The ingredients went something like this: Two guys. Two girls. Cocktails. Hook ups. What could go wrong? (Not much if they used Bedsider and some party-ready backup — http://bedsider.org/methods#party.)

[News] Bell Media Orders 13 More Episodes of ‘The L.A. Complex’ (Exclusive)

The Canadian soap about wannabe stars chasing dreams in Hollywood also airs on The CW stateside.

Canadian broadcaster Bell Media has ordered another 13 episodes of The L.A. Complex from Epitome Pictures.
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The latest order gets the homegrown soap, which also airs on The CW stateside, to 19 episodes in all on Bell Media’s youth-skewing MuchMusic cable channel.

The one-hour series about Canadians chasing the Hollywood dream was first ordered by Bell Media in August 2010, ahead of production in Toronto and Los Angeles in fall 2011.

Production on the next 13 episodes will shortly get underway.

The L.A. Complex was created and is executive produced by Martin Gero, who wrote for HBO’s Bored to Death before returning to Canada to write the homegrown drama tailored for the U.S. market.

The ensemble cast includes Jonathan Patrick Moore (Neighbours) as Connor, an Australian with a dark past, and Cassie Steele (Degrassi) as Abby, a Toronto girl looking to make it far from home.

The L.A. Complex is executive produced by Linda Schuyler and Stephen Stohn of Epitome Pictures, and Gero.

The Bell Media execs on the project include production executive Trish Williams and Corrie Coe, senior vp of independent production.

[VIDEO] Cassie on the carpet at the Genie Awards

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Cassie will Present at 32nd Annual Genie Award

Cory LeeET Canada Festival Central 2009 World Premiere Gala Of "Glorious 39" – 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. CBC and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television proudly welcome the exciting line-up of presenters and special guests set to join hosts George Stroumboulopoulos and Andrea Martin, and Voice of the Genies, Rossif Sutherland – as well as a talented roster of musical artists – to help celebrate the year’s biggest achievements in Canadian movies. An amazing lineup of star power will be on display when the 32nd ANNUAL GENIE AWARDS are broadcast live on CBC Television on Thursday, March 8 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT).

Special guests presenting at the 32nd ANNUAL GENIE AWARDS include screen legend Gordon Pinsent (Away From Her), Adam Beach (Arctic Air), Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle), Zaib Shaikh (Midnight’s Children, Little Mosque on the Prairie), Jason Priestley (Call Me Fitz), Karine Vanasse (Pan Am), Sarah Gadon (A Dangerous Method), Kim Coates (Goon), Tyler Labine (Planet of the Apes), Cassie Steele (The L.A. Complex), Gregory Smith (Rookie Blue), Fefe Dobson (Home Again), Gabrielle Miller (Corner Gas), this year’s Voice of the Genies, Rossif Sutherland, and more. These special guests join the previously announced slate of musical artists, including Johnny Reid, The Sheepdogs, and K’NAAN. The 32nd ANNUAL GENIE AWARDS will also feature a special tribute to this year’s Best Original Song nominees, presented by figure skating stars Joannie Rochette, Jamie Salé and David Pelletier.

Cassie’s Show LA Complex Airing April 24th on CW

Cassie The CW has announced that Canadian import The LA Complex will receive its premiere on the channel on Tuesday April 24th at 9/8c. In addition, the network also announced the finale dates for continuing series Ringer, The Vampire Diaries, Hart of Dixie, Supernatural, Gossip Girl and Nikita.

The LA Complex is a six part drama series, produced by Stargate’s Martin Gero, which stars Jewel Staite, Jonathan Patrick Moore, Joe Dinicol, Chelan Simmons, Cassie Steele and Benjamin Charles Watson. The series, which has already finished airing its first season on Much Music in Canada, follows the lives of six young performers striving for stardom in Hollywood. Living in an apartment-style motel for displaced dreamers, each having been dubbed “most likely to succeed” in their hometowns, they now face the challenges and opportunities of a lifetime in the City of Angels.

One Tree Hill will end its nine season run with a two hour series finale on Wednesday April 4th at 8/7c.

The freshman season of Ringer will come to an end on Tuesday April 17th at 9/8c, when the season finale will air.

The current seasons of The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle wil air their finales on Thursday May 10th.

The season finales of Gossip Girl and Hart of Dixie will air on Tuesday May 15th.

Nikita and Supernatural will air their season finales on Friday May 18th.