Tag Archives: Rainn Wilson

CANCELLED: FOX Cancels BACKSTROM with Rainn Wilson After One Season

Humour with a “u”! I can’t seem to shake it. Vancouver crew made me so proud I could spit. World class. https://t.co/FUwuRvTmtG — Hart Hanson (@HartHanson) May 8, 2015   Backstrom had one of the toughest time slots in American network television — Thursdays at 9 p.m. The FOX 13-episode mid-season series premiered to a [...]

TCA NEWS: BACKSTROM Panel with Showrunner Hart Hanson & Rainn Wilson, Dennis Haysbert, Genevieve Angelson, Kristoffer Polaha, Thomas Dekker & Page Kennedy

Backstrom panel at Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on January 17th. Backstrom is a brilliant detective and a total dick, as the FOX key art says. Which is different from the Swedish Backstrom in the Leif GW Persson books, who’s a crap detective and a total dick with no redeeming qualities at all. The [...]


Monday, January 5th Production resumes on The 100 season 2 (wraps January 23) for The CW, Falling Skies season 5 (wraps January 27) for TNT, iZombie season 1 (wraps January 27) for The CW, Motive season 3 (wraps February 13) for CTV, Bates Motel season 3 (wraps February 26) for A&E, When Calls the Heart season 2 (wraps March 5) for Hallmark, Once Upon a Time (wraps April [...]

PREMIERE: BACKSTROM With Rainn Wilson To Premiere January 22nd on FOX

Self-Destructive. Judgemental. Indulgent. And The Way He Solves Crimes Is Almost Criminal. Backstrom will air after American Idol on Thursday nights next year, premiering on January 22nd.  That’s a pretty good if highly competitive time slot on FOX for Hart Hanson’s new “crime-dy”, starring The Office’s Rainn Wilson as brilliant but boorish Portland Detective Everett Backstrom, who [...]

SHOOT: BACKSTROM’s Rainn Wilson & Sarah Chalke Film at Vancouver Art Gallery

Self-Destructive. Judgemental. Indulgent. And The Way He Solves Crimes Is Almost Criminal. Mid-season FOX series Backstrom closed the north square of the Vancouver Art Gallery today to film Detective Lieutenant Everett Backstrom (The Office’s Rainn Wilson), the head of Portland Serious Crimes Unit, meeting his ex-fiancéee Amy Gazanian (Scrubs’ Sarah Chalke) outside what likely will be a Portland courthouse. [...]

SHOOT: BACKSTROM (Rainn Wilson) on the Beach at Burnaby’s Barnet Marine Park

Self-Destructive. Judgemental. Indulgent. And The Way He Solves Crimes Is Almost Criminal. How eccentric will Backstrom be? Delightfully so — judging from his red long johns, wool socks, beer and chips on a sun-drenched beach at Burnaby’s Barnet Marine Park last Wednesday. The FOX series centres on Portland Detective Everett Backstrom (The Office’s Rainn Wilson) who [...]

WEEK: June 23-29, 2014

Sunday, June 29th – Alien invasion series Falling Skies 4×02 The Eye airs on TNT with  Noah Wyle, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup and Maxim Knight as the separated Mason men.  Ben (Connor Jessup) visits his hybrid human-alien sister Lexie (Scarlett Byrne) in Chinatown’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Sunday, June 29th – Once Upon a Time‘s [...]

WEEK: May 12-18, 2014

Sunday, May 18th – Godzilla is a monster hit with a sequel underway after US$103 million international opening weekend, the biggest opening of 2014 so far, and a US$93-million North American opening weekend to total almost US$200 million. The locally-filmed blockbuster (downtown Vancouver, Nanaimo, Steveston, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Burnaby) stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth [...]

TRAILER: BACKSTROM with Rainn Wilson to Air on FOX in 2015

Self-Destructive. Judgemental. Indulgent. And The Way He Solves Crimes Is Almost Criminal. Backstrom (Rainn Wilson) in the woods in the rain. Lots of manufactured rain in this show. New partner Detective Nicole Gravely (Genevieve Angelson). Backstrom (Rain Wilson) on Vancouver Block clock tower. Detective Sergeant John Almond (Dennis Haysbert) in downtown alley. Related: Rainn Wilson and Dennis [...]

WEEK: April 28 – May 4

Sunday, May 4th – Continuum 3×07 Waning Minute airs on Showcase. Kiera (Rachel Nichols) crash lands her CPS flyer during a prisoner transport in 2076 and is forced to work with her enemy captive in order to survive. Ben Cotton guest stars on episode filmed mainly in Squamish. Sunday, May 4th – Once Upon a [...]

TV PILOTS: American TV PILOT Season 2014 Wraps in Vancouver

The frantic but fun American TV Pilot season in Vancouver is over for another year and now we wait until mid-May for the networks to unveil their primetime schedules to advertisers and the media at the New York Upfronts. How many of the new pilots we saw filming in the Vancouver area before the Easter weekend will make [...]