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WEEK: April 22-28, 2013

  • Sunday, April 28th – Vancouver cop-from-the -future series Continuum 2×02 airs on Showcase. Some of it filmed in Squamish with Rachel Nichols in a big helicopter scene. New York Times’s Neil Genzlinger wrote about his Squamish set visit in TV article praising the series.
  • Sunday, April 28th – Red Widow 1×07 The Coke airs on ABC. Marta (Radha Mitchell) learns new information about her husband’s killer. Photos of one of the deaths filmed in Downtown Eastside alley.
  • Sunday, April 28th – Once Upon a Time 2×20 The Evil Queen airs on ABC. Hook pretends to help Regina (Lana Parilla) with a plan to transport her and Henry (Jared Padalecki) back to Fairytale land. Big scene of Regina talking to Henry filmed in Steveston. And in flashbacks, the Evil Queen gets Rumplestiltskin to transform her into a peasant so she can kill Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin). Village scenes were filmed in Robert Burnaby Park in Burnaby in front of visiting #EvilRegals fans (one from Mozambique). Look for opening scene of The Dark one (Robert Carlyle) & The Tramp (Emilie de Ravin) staggering out of the “Rabbit Hole” pub in Steveston too.
  • Sunday, April 28th – Latest  buzz from Deadline’s Primetime Pilot Panic says Wonderland (Once Upon a Time spinoff) “penciled in” and Big Thunder a “major contender” at ABC; I Am a Victor with John Stamos has a shot at NBC;  Human with Karl Urban”still solid” at FOX; Intelligence with Josh Holloway and Backstrom with Rainn Wilson in the mix at CBS; The 100 still under consideration at The CW but no mention of Blink.
  • Sunday, April 28th – Upcoming TNT series King & Maxwell preps Incendio in Gastown for before and after explosion shoots next week.
  • Saturday, April 28th – Arrow‘s Colton Haynes attends the White House Correspondents Dinner. WHCD’s hilarious & apt hashtag is #nerdprom.
  • Saturday, April 27th – King & Maxwell films downtown at two locations, the last at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • Saturday, April 27th – ABC Christmas movie Christmas Bounty wraps three nights (April 25-27th) of overnight filming in holiday-decorated Coquitlam Centre mall.
  • Friday, April 26th – Vancouver director Jeff Renfroe’s new Ice Age thriller The Colony opens nationwide in Canada. YVRShoots series interview with Renfroe.
  • Friday, April 26th – Vancouver director Jesse James Miller’s endearing 1970s-set film Becoming Redwood premieres in Toronto at Cineplex Yonge & Dundas. YVRShoots series interview with Miller.
  • Friday, April 26th – Robert Redford’s Weather Underground film The Company You Keep starring Shia LaBeouf and Redford opens in theatres. Filmed at Vancouver Art Gallery, Georgia Hotel and other locations around Vancouver
  • Friday, April 26th – Continuum films inside CBC Vancouver.
  • Friday, April 26th – Arrow actors Byron Mann and Celina Jade featured in Vancouver Sun article about actors making it big in China.
  • Friday, April 26th – Entertainment Weekly scoop about season 3 of Falling Skies
  • Friday, April 26th – Entertainment Weekly’s excusive season 3 trailer for The Killing features Peter Sarsgaard as death-row inmate.
  • Thursday, April 25th – Joel Kinnaman & Mireille Enos film a walk-and-talk for  The Killing near Cobalt Hotel on Main Street. Then moved into parking lot behind for scene in car.
  • Thursday, April 25th – Continuum films inside CBC Vancouver and on Cambie Street.
  • Thursday, April 25th – Vancouver whydunit Motive 1×10 airs. Dustin Milligan guest-stars as The Killer of a priest.
  • Thursday, April 25th – Bravo pilot Rita with Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad) as private school teacher wraps in Vancouver.
  • Thursday, April 25th – Red Widow‘s Goran Visnijc guests on Jimmy Kimmel.
  • Thursday, April 25th – Supernatural scores its second biggest audience of the season with 2.4 million tuning in to see Charlie (Felicia Day)’s return. Big jump in 18-49 too.
  • Wednesday, April 24th – Felicia Day’s Charlie returns to Supernatural for 8×20 Pac-Man Fever with big scenes filmed under the 2nd Narrows Bridge and at the Hastings Community Centre.
  • Wednesday, April 24th – Deadshot returns to Arrow for 1×20 Unfinished Business with big scenes filmed in North Vancouver’s The Pinnacle hotel and Burrard Dry Dock Pier and in New Westminster dressed as The Glades.
  • Wednesday, April 24th – Psych 7×09 Juliet Wears the Pantsuit airs on USA Network.
  • Wednesday, April 24th – Rogue 1×05 Hawala- Grace (Thandie Newton) is ambushed & crashes her car. She calls Jimmy (Marton Csoskas) for help on DirecTV and Movie Central.
  • Wednesday April 24th – Joel Kinnaman films night shoot for The Killing under the Hastings Overpass with young street girl.
  • Tuesday, April 23rd – Arrow‘s Stephen Amell guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno wearing maple leaf socks.
  • Tuesday, April 23rd – Entertainment Weekly’s exclusive season 3 poster for The Killing
  • Monday, April 22nd – Bates Motel 1×06 The Truth airs. One of the best episodes I’ve seen of any TV show, with so much action and suspense at the Aldergrove 12-room motel and gothic house set. Buh-bye Deputy Sheriff Shelby (Mike Vogel). 
  • Monday, April 22nd – Nominated Continuum creator Simon Barry doesn’t win for his script at the Writers Guild Canada awards.
  • Monday, April 22nd – Word and Pictures films private school teachers (Clive Owen & Juliette Binoche) embracing so yes their rivalry turns to romance.
  • Monday, April 22nd – Vancouver Queen of Sci-Fi Amanda Tapping tweets she will be directing an upcoming episode of Continuum.
  • Monday, April 22nd – Deadline reports episode order for season 8 of Psych upped to 13 from 8. Starts filming next week in Vancouver on May 2nd.

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