WEEK: January 7-13, 2013

  • Sunday, January 13th – Once Upon a Time 2×12 The Outsider has Rumple finding a way to cross the town border without losing his memory of his son Bae, Hook stealing Bae’s cloak,  a Rumple vs Hook showdown and then a big twist involving Rumple’s beloved Belle.
  • Sunday, January 13th – CTV airs a promo for Vancouver detective series Motive during the Golden Globes with the tagline: The Murder is Just the Beginning. Debuts on February 3rd after the Superbowl on CTV.
  • Sunday, January 13th – Cult panel at the Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press tour, with cast Matt Davis, Jessica Lucas, Robert Knepper and Alona Tal and Farscape creator Rockne O’Bannon. Debuts February 19th on The CW.
  • Sunday, January 13th – The CW president Mark Pedowitz says new version of Vancouver-filmed pilot The Selection still in contention for pilot order. Tells TCA winter press tour that he loves the new script.
  • Friday, January 11th – Fringe 5×11 The Boy Must Live – the third-to-last episode features naked Walter in deprivation tank and father-son bonding between Walter and Peter and between September and his son, the child Observer! Oh, and someone must die for the plan to work.
  • Friday, January 11th – Arrow Fraturday: star Stephen Amell steals a motorcyle in a scene at Portal Park as news breaks of his Christmas wedding to longtime girlfriend Cassandra Jean; his stunt double rides the motorcycle down the stairs at Oceanic Plaza and over a prop Starling City cab into prop traffic on West Hastings. Arrow crew then moves to underground parking at the Vancouver Convention Centre to film overnight scenes until Saturday morning.
  • Friday, January 11th – Supernatural Fraturday: films overnight again inside Century House in downtown Vancouver.
  • Friday, January 11th – City releases promo image of  sitcom Package Deal, featuring Randal Edwards, Julia Voth, Harland Williams and Jay Malone.
  • Thursday, January 10th – Sitcom Package Deal tapes in front of live studio audience in Burnaby.
  • Thursday, January 10th – Once Upon a Time films at Deer Lake Park with Charming, Snow & Henry on set.
  • Thursday, January 10th – Arrow films at the PNE
  • Thursday, January 10th – Supernatural films inside Century House in downtown Vancouver.
  • Thursday, January 10th – Red Widow panel at TCA winter press tour. Debuts March 3rd on ABC.
  • Thursday, January 10th – News via @Lemon_Buzz that feature film Ninja Turtles closed its Vancouver production office and opened a NYC production office = Vancouver loses another feature film.
  • Thurday, January 10th – Premier Christy Clark’s BC Jobs Plan boosts several industries but not our declining film & TV biz. Click on the SAVE BC FILM petition and sign it to let her know the cost to the province of losing film & TV productions to places with better tax credits.
  • Wednesday, January 9th – Fringe showrunner Joel Wyman and cast Lance Reddick present early screening of 5×11, The Boy Must Live, at the Paley Center’s last Fringe Event.
  • Wednesday, January 9th – Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles and Arrow‘s Stephen Amell present at the People’s Choice Awards. Supernatural wins Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show and Favorite TV Fan Following.
  • Wednesday, January 9th – Once Upon a Time‘s Ginnifer Goodwin, who was nominated at the People’s Choice Awards, plays a game of stick-figure Pictionary with William H. Macey on the Jimmy Fallon show.
  • Wednesday, January 9th – Arctic Air`s second season premiere on CBC . My YVRShoots Series interview with leads Adam Beach and Pascale Hutton. And click on CBC’s making-of-the-forest-fire video to see how they did it.
  • Wednesday, January 9th – Arrow, Once Upon a Time and Supernatural all film downtown. Arrow at the Vancouver Art Gallery with James Callis as The Dodger filming on the roof; OUAT in Gastown as Manhattan; and SPN near Century House and in Victory Square.
  • Wednesday, January 9th – Rogue panel at TCA Winter press tour with Thandie Newton. Debuts April 3 on DirecTV.
  • Wednesday, January 9th – TV Line reports that The Killing‘s season three is a Death Row mystery. S3 starts filming February 25th in Vancouver.
  • Wednesday, January 9th – TV Guide reports that Once Upon a Time has cast Rena Sofer as Snow White’s mother Queen Eva.
  • Wednesday, January 9th – Bates Motel films for a third day at its permanent motel and house set in Aldergrove.
  • Tuesday, January 8th – LARPing patient in Emily Owens M.D.’s ninth episode of thirteen on The CW.
  • Tuesday, January 8th – Vancouver dinosaur procedural Primeval: New World debuts on WATCH in the U.K.
  • Tuesday, January 8th – Bates Motel films for a second day at its permanent motel and house set in Aldergrove.
  • Tuesday, January 8th – Supernatural returns from holiday hiatus and resumes filming of its eighth season.
  • Monday, January 7th –  News breaks that Supernatural star Jensen Ackles is going to be a father.
  • Monday, January 7th –  Syfy releases new promotional trailer for Vancouver’s own Continuum ahead of its TCA panels. Continuum debuts January 14th in the U.S.
  • Monday, January 7th – Vancouver sitcom Package Deal returns from holiday hiatus and resumes taping of its first season.
  • Monday, January 7th – Psycho prequel Bates Motel returns from holiday hiatus and films at its permanent motel and house set in Aldergrove.

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