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‘Call Me Fitz’ gets ‘Scrooged’ in festive finale

Season 4 goes out with a seasonal bang as Fitz gets wrapped up in his version of ‘A Christmas Carol’. To see the original TV Guide article, click here. While I’ve never really gotten into the traditional Christmas Carol tellings, with a nightgown-bedecked Ebenezer Scrooge’s heart growing three sizes (that’s the right holiday story, right?) after helpful guidance from some smart aleck spirits, I’ve always had a soft spot for the hardened, Bill Murray-starring version, Scrooged. And that’s exactly what Call Me Fitz‘ Christmas-themed Season 4 finale reminded me of. With a few totally screwed-up twists…

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Canada’s eOne, Amaze Film + Television Sign First Look Deal

TORONTO – Amaze Film + Television, the Canadian producer behind the JasonPriestley-starred Call Me Fitz, has signed a first-look deal with Entertainment One. To view the original Hollywood Reporter article, click here. eOne, which co-produces the dark comedy for DIRECTV in the U.S. and The Movie Network and Movie Central in Canada, closed the exclusive three year pact to develop and produce original projects withTeza Lawrence and Michael Souther’s production shingle. “Teza and Michael are exceptionally talented producers and we’re delighted to expand upon our already successful relationship with them and Amaze,” said eOne’s Margaret O’Brien,…

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Pre-show accolades: See who’s won Canadian Screen Awards so far

Flashpoint, Call Me Fitz and John A: Birth of a Country head into Sunday’s inaugural Canadian Screen Awards in the lead with four trophies each after an industry gala Thursday night handed out most of the prizes celebrating homegrown TV. To see the original Globe and Mail article, click here. CTV’s cross-border cop hit Flashpoint, which ended in December, won awards for writing, direction, musical score and picture editing. It’s up for three more on Sunday, including best drama. The HBO Canada comedy Call Me Fitz, starring Jason Priestley as a lewd car salesman, also won for direction, photography…

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Congratulations to our Canadian Screen Award Winners and Nominees!

The cast and crew of Call Me Fitz came out on top with 4 wins from their 5 nominations!   Nominations Richard Pell & David Hemming – Best Original Music Score for a Series   Award Winners Sheri Elwood – Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series   Ian Bibby – Best Photography in a Comedy Program or Series   Joanna Cassidy – Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series   Stuart Margolin – Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role…

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Jason Priestley invents a new doughnut on How I Met Your Mother; creates buzz on Tim Hortons’ Facebook page

Jason Priestly invents a new doughnut on the Canadian episode of How I Met Your Mother. Canadian celebrities recollect where they were and what doughnut they were eating when they watched the Canadian episode of How I Met Your Mother.  The lineup included the likes of Barenaked Ladies’ Steven Page, Rush’s Geddy Lee, Alex Trebek, and Jason Priestly. To watch the video, click here. It was during that episode that Jason Priestly crammed a Timbit into a strawberry vanilla doughnut and invented The Priestly.    

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Call Me Fitz begins production on Season 4; welcomes Michael Gross to the cast

HALIFAX – October 22, 2012 –  Entertainment One (eOne), Amaze Film + Television, and Big Motion Pictures, together with Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) are pleased to announce that production has begun on 10 new episodes of the dark comedy Call Me Fitz, starring Jason Priestley. Michael Gross, best known for his role on the hit series Family Ties, joins the cast as Pat Childs, an eco-industrialist intent on destroying the used-car industry and in turn, the entire Fitzpatrick family.Gross recently appeared on Curb…

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