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Psych started filming thirteen 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.
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.
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]
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.
Published December 14th, 2012 on Vancouver is Aweome
- Sunday, November 25th – Once Upon a Time‘s episode 2×08, Into the Deep featuring Colin O’Donoghue as Hook and Barbara Hershey as Cora.
- Sunday, November 25th – Sarah McLachlan holiday music video shoot on West 13th in Vancouver.
- Friday, November 23rd – DirectTV’s Rogue wraps filming of its first season of 10 episodes.
- Friday, November 23rd – Battlestar Galactica prequel Blood and Chrome with Ben Cotton – fifth and sixth webisodes online.
- Friday, November 23rd – Vancouver detective series Motive films at a Japanese restaurant on Burrard Street, then on East Georgia and Princess Street in the Downtown Eastside.
- Thursday, November 22nd – Vancouver sitcom Package Deal films its fifth episode in front of a live studio audience in Burnaby.
- Thursday, November 22nd – Arrow films at a warehouse complex in the 1600 block of Franklin in east Vancouver.
- Thursday, November 22nd – American Thanksgiving holiday for many US productions filming here.
- Wednesday, November 21st – Once Upon a Time films a process trailer scene with Regina’s Mercedes in Steveston.
- Tuesday, November 20th – Emily Owens M.D.’s fifth episode airs on The CW.
- Tuesday, November 20th – A&E releases first image of Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as his Mother on set in Aldergrove for upcoming Psycho prequel series Bates Motel via Movieline.
- Tuesday, November 20th – Press day at Rogue with Thandie Newton while Maron Csokas and Ian Tracey film at the Burrard Ironworks building near the Main Street Overpass.
- Monday, November 19th - Vancouver dinosaur procedural Primeval New World‘s fourth episode features B.C. Bud, Patrick Gilmore, Leggy, Angry Birds and a Hot Box filmed mainly in New Westminster
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.
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.
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.]
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.”
Published August 3rd on Vancouver is Awesome.
A week today, about a hundred Fringe fans from around the world will gather in Vancouver at The Fringe Event to celebrate their TV show and its upcoming fifth and final season Local fans — of which there are many — are welcome to join in on a weekend of Fringe-themed activities: like bowling at Sam’s bowling alley or hiking up to Reiden Lake (at their real locations in North Vancouver) or challenging a true Fringie to a show mythology quiz (Warning: they are walking Fringepedias. Don’t believe me? Ask to be introduced to Vancouver’s own @naddycat).
I had the privilege of meeting some of the event’s key international organizers at Fringe shoots last summer in the West End and Chinatown. They’d come from as far away as Australia, England, Germany and other countries to see their show being filmed on location, spending hours together on set bonding in their love of all things Fringe – except maybe Anna Torv’s alt-universe red-haired doppleganger Fauxlivia, who’d come between the show’s most shipped couple POlivia in season three (fortunately Joshua Jackson’s Peter Bishop and Anna Torv’s Olivia Dunham reunited again in season four and can be seen filming a scene below for upcoming season five in Stanley Park).
The Fringe fandom is like no other: smart, creative and loud (according to showrunner Joel Wyman). But the loudness is really the joining together and amplification of fan power through hugely successful Fringe Friday Twitter and Get Glue campaigns organized by Fringenuity, whose entire team will be attending next weekend. American network FOX even featured Fringenuity’s unique hashtags on their broadcasts of Fringe last season.
Above all, Fringe fans are fun. So don’t miss out on all the red vines and white tulips. The Fringe Event starts Friday evening, August 10th, and runs until midnight Sunday, August 12th, with inside events at the West End’s Coast Plaza Hotel. Fringe fans also care. Tickets cost C$135 but a large chunk of the proceeds will go to Oxfam Canada. Click on Registration for tickets.
Fringe is expected to resume filming of season five next week after an unexpected two-week production shutdown due to cast illness.
#TheyAreComing – Fringe’s season five premiere airs Friday, September 28th, at 9 p.m. on FOX in the U.S. and City-TV in Canada.