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WEEK: December 2-8, 2013


  • Sunday, December 8th – Once Upon a Time 3×10 The New Neverland airs on ABC. Storybrooke townspeople welcome the Jolly Roger  gang and Henry (Jared Gilmore)’s safe return from Neverland unaware that Peter Pan (Robbie Kay) has stowed away in Henry’s body.
  • Sunday, December 8th – Fifty Shades of Grey films at Bentall 5 tower downtown dressed as Grey House. Day scenes of Ana (Dakota Johnson) driving up to the tower in a black Mercedes coupe and then coming out of the tower later in the rain. Night shoot was Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) walking Anastasia to her VW bug Wanda where she kisses him on the cheek and drives away.
  • Sunday, December 8th – The Tomorrow People films inside the Terminal City Club.
  • Sunday, December 8th – USA Network pilot Rush with Tom Ellis films on Everleigh Street behind the Bentall Centre dressed as a hospital.
  • Sunday, December 8th –  Continuum films inside  lobby dressed as the Deutsche Bank.
  • Saturday, December 7th – The Interview with Seth Rogen & James Franco films in North Vancouver.
  • Saturday, December 7th –  Fifty Shades of Grey crew preps Bentall 5 tower for filming.
  • Saturday, December 7th – Almost Human films underground boxing match at PNE Forum.
  • Friday, December 6th – Almost Human films at the Waterfall Building near Granville Island.
  • Friday, December 6th – Arrow films a quick scene of the Lance family (Paul Blackthorne, Katie Cassidy and Caity Lotz but no Alex Kingston) in the Downtown Eastside.
  • Friday, December 6th – TVLine speculates who Rebecca Mader is playing in the back half of Once Upon a Time. Turns out she’s the Wicked Witch of the West, green face and all.
  • Friday, December 6th – TVLines shares promo videos for Bates Motel season 2.
  • Thursday, December 5th – Brent Butt’s comedic film noir No Clue premieres at the Whistler Film Festival.
  • Thursday, December 5th – The Interview‘s James Franco has book signing event at Chapters downtown.
  • Thursday, December 5th – Once Upon a Time In Wonderland 1×07 Bad Blood airs on ABC. Alice (Sophie Lowe) learns her father is in Wonderland and they start healing their relationship.
  • Thursday, December 5th – Fifty Shades of Grey films Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) getting upgrade to first class at the south terminal of the Vancouver International Airport.
  • Thursday, December 5th – Once Upon a Time films at the Fort Langley Community Hall as Storybrooke Town Hall for the first time in season 3. Night shoot of Regina (Lana Parrilla) and Emma (Jennifer Morrison) talking in Emma’s yellow VW bug.
  • Thursday, December 5th – CBC Vancouver Media Day with George Stroumboulopoulos, Arctic Air‘s Adam Beach, Pascale Hutton, Johnny Reardon and Rebecca Marshall; Murdoch Mysteries‘ Yannick Bisson, Republic of Doyle‘s Allan Hawco, Dragons’ Den‘s David Chilton, Marketplace‘s Erica Johnson and more.
  • Thursday, December 5th – Debut of Barry Allen scores Arrow its biggest ratings of the season with an audience of 3.2 million and a 1.1 in the key 18-49 demographic.
  • Wednesday, December 4th – Whistler Film Festival (Dec 4 -8) opens with a gala screening of Jason Priestley’s Cas & Dylan starring Tatania Maslaney (Orphan Black) and Richard Dreyfuss.
  • Wednesday, December 4th – Arrow  2×08 The Scientist airs on The CW. Barry Allen comes to Starling City to investigate a seemingly impossible robbery and teams up with Team Arrow. Barry Allen (Grant Gustin)+ Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) = Geek Magic; Sin (Bex Taylor Klaus) turns to Roy (Colton Haynes) for help when a friend goes missing at a Sebastian Blood sponsored Blood Drive. The Tomorrow People 1×08 Thanatos. Stephen (Robbie Amell), Cara (Peyton List), John (Luke Mitchell) and Russell (Aaron Yoo) hold Jedikiah (Mark Pellegrino) hostage. We learn that John killed Stephen’s father on Jedikiah’s orders and then John is captured by Ultra. #AmellWednesdays.
  • Wednesday, December 4th – Arrow films a Moira Queen political rally in the Vancouver Convention Centre with Walter Steele (Colin Salmon), Moira (Susanna Thompson), Oliver (Stephen Amell) & Thea Queen (Willa Holland) on the podium.
  • Wednesday, December 4th – The Interview films North Korea scenes near Global TV studio in Burnaby.
  • Wednesday, December 4th – Almost Human films in and around the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Coal Harbour.
    Wednesday, December 4th – Supernatural films at the St. Andrews Church in Fort Langley.
  • Wednesday, December 4th – Wayward Pines films at Riverview Hospital in Coquitlam.
  • Wednesday, December 4th – Lifetime pilot The Lottery films in Gastown.
  • Wednesday, December 4th – World of Warcraft movie adaption Warcraft casts Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma), Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Paula Patton (Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol), Toby Kebbell (RocknRolla) and Rob Kazinsky (Pacific Rim).
  • Wednesday, December 4th – Once Upon a Time casts Alexandra Metz as Rapunzel in the back half of season 3.
  • Wednesday, December 4th – Supernatural delivers 2.4 million audience and 1.1 in 18-49 demographic for mid-season finale.
  • Tuesday, December 3rd – Supernatural 9×09 Holy Terror airs on The CW. Castiel (Misha Collins) tells Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki) about rival factions of angels slaughtering one another. Metatron outs the angel inhabiting Sam as Gadreel not Ezekiel and gets him on his side. Cas is captured by one angel faction and Sage Brocklebank guest stars as an angel torturer whom Castiel dupes into giving him his grace. Which is good except Gadreel kills Kevin (Osric Chau) on Metatron’s orders.
  • Tuesday, December 3rd – If I Stay with Chloe Moretz films in the Rickshaw Theatre with about 100 extras, some of them volunteers.
  • Tuesday, December 3rd – Wayward Pines films on its Agassiz set.
  • Tuesday, December 3rd – Fifty Shades of Grey films somewhere in West Vancouver.
  • Tuesday, Decmeber 3rd – Fifty Shades of Grey casts Marcia Gay Harden as Christian Grey’s mother.
  • Monday, December 2nd – Almost Human 1×04 The Bends airs on FOX and Global TV. John Kennex (Karl Urban)’s friend is killed working undercover in a drug investigation. Kennex and Dorian (Michael Ealyh) turn to Rudy (Mackenzie Crook) for help.
  • Monday, December 2nd – Fifty Shades of Grey films somewhere in West Vancouver.
  • Monday, December 2nd –  Continuum films scenes with Erik Knudsen & Magda Apanowicz on CBC Vancouver plaza.
  • Monday, December 2nd – Lifetime pilot The Lottery films in the Hotel Vancouver.
  • Monday, December 2nd – In My Dreams with Mike Vogel & Katherine McPhee films at Deer Lake Park.
  • Monday, December 2nd – Badge of Honor films in Fort Langley.
  • Monday, December 2nd – British singer Rita Ora cast as Christian Grey’s adopted sister on Fifty Shades of Grey.



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