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Wednesday, October 19th, 2005
5:15 pm

CTV has ordered a second season of its original series Robson Arms from Vancouver-based Omni Film Productions. A total of 13 new episodes will head into production early next year for broadcast on CTV and The Comedy Network in the 2006/07 broadcast year.

"Robson Arms demonstrated enormous potential in its first year," said Boyce. "With such strong critical acclaim and positive ratings among young viewers, we are pleased to commit to a second season."

Robson Arms debuted to critical acclaim from TV critics across the country when Season One premiered last June on CTV. "Could be this summer's breakout hit," said The Globe and Mail. "The most affectionate homegrown TV debut since Corner Gas," said National Post. And the Winnipeg Free Press called it "a brilliantly executed half-hour of television." Each week, a strong youth audience made Robson Arms the No. 1 program in its timeslot for Adults 18-34, BBM confirms.

Shot entirely in Vancouver, part of Robson Arms' first-season success was due to a casting formula that boasted an impressive and diverse collection of Canadian talent. John Cassini starred as Yuri Kukoc, an appealing but slightly sleazy superintendent of a low-rise complex in Vancouver's eclectic West End. Guest stars who appeared over the 13-episode season included Margot Kidder, Gabrielle Miller, Megan Follows, Mark McKinney, William B. Davis, Tobias Mehler, Gabrielle Rose, Kevin McNulty, Alisen Down, Fred Ewanuick, Zak Santiago and Will Sasso.

The series was a winner of two 2005 Leo Awards.

Series creator, creative producer and head writer Susin Nielsen returns to helm the new season of Robson Arms along with executive producer and lead director Gary Harvey, producer Brian Hamilton and executive producer Michael Chechik. Louise Clark is CTV's Director, Western Independent Production. Brent Haynes is Director of Programming for The Comedy Network. Bill Mustos is Senior Vice-President, Dramatic Programming for CTV. Ed Robinson is Senior-Vice President, Comedy and Variety Programming, CTV Inc. Susanne Boyce is President, CTV Programming and Chair of the CTV Media Group.

Robson Arms is produced by Vancouver-based Omni Film Productions (currently co-producing the new CTV comedy series Alice I Think) in association with CTV.

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Friday, August 5th, 2005
11:10 am

Press Release - August 5, 2005

Robson Arms has been highly praised in the press , and we're receiving tremendously positive viewer email feedback as well. We're now pleased to announce that CTV has just scheduled an encore broadcast of selected Robson Arms episodes, in a very prestigious timeslot -- Sunday nights at 10pm, starting this Sunday, August 7th. As before, two episodes will air back to back, this time starting with Episodes 2 & 3.

Visit our website, www.robsonarms.com for full schedule details.

We have also just been nominated for a DGC award (Outstanding Team Achievement In A Television Series -- Comedy) for our pilot episode, written by Susin Nielsen and directed by Gary Harvey. Congratulations everyone!

Here are just a few samples of what the press has been saying about Robson Arms:

"one of the freshest--and original--new TV programs in recent memory" Ottawa Citizen

"Robson Arms is bursting with enough charm and verve to keep you coming back" TV Week

"Robson Arms burns with joie de vivre" Montreal Gazette

"It's good sexy fun" Toronto Sun

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Friday, July 29th, 2005
9:43 pm - I love this show

I just finished watching tonights episode of Robson Arms. Another good one. But what's going to happen now that there isn't a building? I see they're refixing it but who's going to own it?

One of my favorite Characters is Gabrielle Miller's, Bobbi. I watch corner gas so I knew Ms. Miller. She's cool. I hope the show keeps going. I really want to see what happens!

I'm from Saskatchewan, Canada, I'm 16 and I love my Canadian actors. lol. Go Canada!

current mood: chipper

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Tuesday, July 12th, 2005
7:59 am

From the Globe and Mail this morningCollapse )

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Wednesday, July 6th, 2005
1:41 pm

Welcome pureaddiction and vickyisastar09!

Episode 7 - Hairpiece of Mind</b>
In Sault’s misguided attempts to finally start a meaningful friendship she allows Geoff, who’s fighting cancer, to believe that her balding is due to chemotherapy.
*Brent Butt has a cameo in this episode!

Episode 8 - A Material Breach
As Janice’s interest in Tom grows, the more he clings to the fantasy of his dead wife. At the same time, he finds himself ensnared by the recently-single Carlisle, who seeks revenge on Elaine. Tom has to decide between grieving, or finally moving on.

7 & 8 will air this Friday at 10pm EST on CTV!

DVD Update: I got this from CTV's website: Robson Arms and its companion DVD are supported by British Columbia Film and CTV's "First Shots" joint initiative.
Looks like there will be a DVD.

Click on this link (http://ctvbb.insinc.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=61) to go to CTV's Robson Arms forum.

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Tuesday, July 5th, 2005
12:43 pm - Yay, a community-

-a sparsely populated community, but one nonetheless.

I'm a new fan, kind of. I was looking forward to the show but then I sort of got busy. Now I'll be working on The Other Freds and I'll be missing the episodes for the next 3 weeks. I've only caught 1 and 1/2 episodes. Usually at 2 in the morning on The Comedy Network. I did see the part of the one with Haig sutherland and his braying girlfriend. I'm quite happy to see him on the show, I like his work and can't wait to see Hamlet at Bard On The Beach where he'll be performing.

I just thought I'd introduce myself to the other 3 members of the community.

That and do you think the series will be released on DVD?

current mood: cheerful

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Monday, July 4th, 2005
11:01 am

Up in ArmsCollapse )

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Friday, July 1st, 2005
2:12 pm - Episode Guides!

Dancing the Horizontal Mambo
When the cranky building super tells Henry all his mother Janice needs is "a good poke", Henry narrows the potential 'pokers' in the building down to shy widower Tom. His plan goes terribly awry, but it forces Janice to reassess her behaviour and her opinion of Tom.

The Tell-Tale Latex
Bobby spends a lot of his time travelling for work, and his new wife Bobbi finds herself doubting his fidelity. Alone and friendless in a new city, her paranoia grows – till she makes a terrible drunken choice that could cost her her marriage...

The Eyes of Grandma Tan
Ricky chooses a karaoke competition over babysitting Grandma, but the potentially serious aftermath lands him in hot water. To make amends, and help treat her glaucoma, he takes her to the resident potheads and discovers that Grandma’s full of surprises.

Fred’s quiet and insular world is thrown into chaos when his ‘Internet girlfriend’ Kelly announces she's moving to Vancouver and wants to stay at his place for a few days. Will these two cyber-lovers be able to negotiate a real-world romance?


Robson Arms airs Fridays at 10pm (in most regions, check local listings). Two episodes are shown back-to-back.
3 & 4 June 24/05
5 & 6 July 1/05
7 & 8 July 8/05
9 & 10 July 15/05
11 & 12 July 22/05
13 July 29/05

On Comedy Network:
Robson Arms will also air Thursdays at 10:30pm ET/PT starting June 23rd.

Watch for our opinions on the episodes coming soon!

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Friday, May 27th, 2005
1:37 am - Yessss!

Robson Arms Broadcast Schedule

Premieres Friday June 17th at 10:00 (Episodes 1 & 2 - Dancing the Horizontal Mambo & The Tell-Tale Latex), then continues Fridays at 10:30 from June 24th to September 2nd

On Comedy Network:
Thursdays at 10:30 starting June 23rd.


current mood: excited

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