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SHOOT: Season 8 of PSYCH Starts Filming in Vancouver

Psych started filming [eight] episodes for season eight of the USA Network show in Vancouver yesterday. Dule Hill tweeted a fun photo of Psych’s crime-fighting quartet — James Roday’s  ”psychic” Shawn Spencer, Dule Hill’s BFF Burton “Gus” Guster,  Timothy Omundson’s Santa Barbara police detective Carlton “Lassie” Lassiter and Maggie Lawson’s detective Juliet O’Hara — at their police station set in North Shore Studios in the morning.

Dule Hill, Timothy Omundson, James Roday & Maggie Lawson. © 2013 Dule Hill.

Much later in the day, Psych filmed inside the heritage Kensington Place in the West End, with Timothy Omundson’s  Carleton “Lassie” Lassiter spotted on set. Could this be the Carleton and Marlowe love nest? Maybe not. The twenty-two European-style condos in this renovated 1912 building shouldn’t be in the  newly-married couple’s price range, with their 9-foot ceilings, Corinthian pillars and Rococo moldings.

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FRINGE’s Joshua Jackson & John Noble Have Fun in the West End Rain for 5×11, Part One of Series Finale

John Noble and Joshua Jackson had a lot of fun filming a father-and-son scene for the third to last episode of Fringe — The Boy Must Live — six weeks ago in the pouring rain of Vancouver’s West End.

[Update: Here’s a FOX video of the father-and-son scene Although we saw it filmed with many camera setups, we didn’t hear what they were saying. Be warned there are more spoilers, but these are ones FOX chose to share]

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John Noble’s Dr.Walter Bishop runs out of an alley onto Bute Street where Jackson’s Peter Bishop catches up with him. They have a long talk and then embrace in a big hug.

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WEEK: November 19-25, 2012


SHOOT: FRINGE’s Big Hug in the West End for 5×11 – Updated

Fringe [finished filming its third] to last episode ever today in the pouring rain in Vancouver’s West End in front of fans who’d travelled from as far as Australia and Russia to see their show wrap. The highlight of the morning had to be a big hug scene between Joshua Jackson’s Peter Bishop and his TV father, John Noble’s Walter Bishop. They did a long walk and talk out of an alley and up Bute Street, filmed by a camera crew on a cart and another camera crew using a tracking shot. Each time the pair were to embrace, a crew member called out “hug”. And when the camera crew was filming Anna Torv’s Olivia and Rowan Longworth’s Child Observer walking up behind father-and-son and the “hug” cue given, Joshua Jackson embraced cameraman Chris instead. So on a cold, very wet day of filming a lot of fun was had on set.

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SHOOT: Olivia & the FRINGE Resistance in 2036 – Updated

Now that Olivia has been de-ambered in Fringe’s fifth season premiere, it’s time (overdue) to share her reunion with her scattered family and ongoing role in the Fringe resistance in 2036. In tonight’s episode, In Absentia, Olivia (Anna Torv) is part of the team searching the under-Observer-control Harvard campus for a hidden tunnel into Walter’s lab, played by the west entrance to the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia, not by the main entrance to the CHEM building like it has been in the past.

I came to the scene late in mid-August and so was at the wrong end to capture the Fringe team’s faces like a set photographer did here. It was the first time I’d seen Olivia (after 20 years encased in amber) on location with her estranged husband Peter (Joshua Jackson), her father-in-law Walter (John Noble), her grownup daughter Etta (Georgina Haig) and her colleague and friend Astrid (Jasika Nicole) in 2036.

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SHOOT: Look What FRINGE Did to the West End’s Sherburn Building For 5×06 – Updated

Look what Fringe crew did to the West End’s Sherburn Building yesterday. It didn’t look like this thirteen months ago when Fringe filmed scenes for Subject 9, season four’s pivotal episode when Joshua Jackson’s Peter Bishop returned to existence. Yesterday’s scenes, like most of season five, appear to be set in 2036 when Observer overlords rule the world, there’s a lot of dirt, decrepit cars and dead vegetation and Joshua Jackson’s amber-preserved Peter Bishop is a resistance fighter dressed in fashionable black [Update: along with Anna Torv’s Olivia and Jasika Nicole’s Astrid. The trio are  following John Noble’s Walter Bishop who’s gone rogue in a search for a child Observer he hid inside this building in  a pocket universe twenty years before.]

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PSYCH 6×11 Heeeeere’s Lassie in the West End on Global TV

It was Timothy Omundson’s turn to shiiine tonight in a The Shining-themed season six episode called Heeeeere’s Lassie on Global TV. His normally buttoned-down Santa Barbara police detective Carlton “Lassie” Lassiter goes psycho after buying a condominium in the Prospect Gardens apartments, a place he comes to believe is haunted. And that forces this skeptic to hire the services of  James Roday’s psychic detective Shawn Spencer and his BFF, Dule Hill’s Burton “Gus” Guster, who come dressed as ghost busters.

James Roday directed this episode with a lot of horror film sight gags, like a pregnant woman named Rosemary (Rosemary’s Baby) and the twin old ladies, boy on a toy bicycle, chandelier dripping with blood, labyrinth in the basement and a dishevelled Lassie chasing Gus through it (The Shining). Here’s Omundson below looking very Jack Nicholson emerging from the building after filming. And this is what he tweeted after wrapping the episode last summer:  “Just got in from a Looooong day at work. Well…5 of them to be exact. Gonna clean my gun, press my bullet proof vest and hit the rack.”

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