#SPOTTED: NEW LINEUP UNVEILED AT 2013 CITY UPFRONTS
City announced its eagerly-awaited new 2013 Fall and Mid-Season Lineup earlier today this morning on Breakfast Television and although the Starpower may not have been as stellar as previous Upfronts, the Station did introduce some promising welcome additions and the welcome return of some Favourites!
Unveiled earlier today were:
Package Deal – a Vancouver-filmed Sitcom about three dysfunctionally-close Brothers and the Woman who comes between them. The Series stars Randal Edwards, Julia Voth, Jay Malone and Harland Williams. The Series airs Mondays this Fall at 8:30 PM EST. Learn more here. The Principal Cast of the Series came to introduce the Series earlier today and pictured below are Voth (L), Malone (Top R), Williams (Bottom R).
Super Fun Night – Starring red-hot Rebel Wilson, this Series centers around three geeky Girlfriends who go on a quest to find fun every Friday night. Liza Lapira, Kelen Coleman, Kevin Bishop and Canadian Lauren Ash (pictured below) star also and the Series airs Wednesday nights at 9:30 PM EST.
The Crazy Ones – Set in the cutthroat world of Advertising, Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar star as a Father and Daughter pair and the Series centers on the dynamics of their relationship. Hamish Linklater, Amanda Setton and the handsome James Wolk (pictured below) also star! Kelly Clarkson even appears on the Series! The Series airs Thursdays at 9:00 PM EST.
Mother-Up! – Centering around a disgraced former Music Executive-turned-Mom, this Animated Feature features the Voicework of A-List TV Actress Eva Longoria (see below!), Gabrielle Miller, Jesse Camacho, Cle Bennett and more. Debuting mid-Season, the Series still has yet to be slotted in an official time slot.
Returning on City this Fall are the likes of Modern Family, The Carrie Diaries, Two Broke Girls, Scandal and Revenge. Looking great are new Series like Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (Once Upon a Time Spin-Off), Mom (starring the amazing Ana Faris) and Betrayal.
City once again will be airing Music’s most famous night, The Grammys, once again and Musical-Drama Series Nashville, which formerly aired on CTV in Canada, will be making the switch the City next season.For the complete Lineup, click here.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#SPOTTED: ELLEN WONG OF “THE CARRIE DIARIES” IN TORONTO
Scarborough’s own Ellen Wong (no relation) recently received a significant profile boost landing a starring role on Sex and the City Prequel The Carrie Diaries as Carrie Bradshaw‘s (AnnaSophia Robb) BFF, Mouse. Prior to that, she had also starred as Knives Chau in Edgar Wright‘s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World in 2010, gaining cult notoriety as the Girl whose heart was broken harshly by Michael Cera‘s Pilgrim.
The adorabl(er) Wong was just in-town earlier this month doing Press for the newly-launched Series which can be seen in Canada on City and The CW in the U.S.. Although she is busy filming The Carrie Diaries in New York City right now where she also is living, she’s back in her Hometown just this weekend and of all places I spotted her on the TTC this afternoon. “You look so familiar”, she tells me after I say drop a quick “hi”. I had her guessing until finally she narrowed it down: “I might’ve seen you in Interviews or something before…”. She just might be right!
Wong, learned grew-up just blocks from me in Scarborough and she used to visit my old area often apparently as she loved visiting the Zoo, which was minutes from my Parent’s Home! Although she isn’t on Twitter just yet, I reminded her that with the exploding popularity of The Carrie Diaries, the Fans may just soon demand it. The Crowd of Girls forming around Wong on the Train who were unable to contain their excitement, for one would love the idea!
The youthful Actress tells me she fell in-love with Sex and the City this past Summer when she caught-up with all six seasons of the iconic HBO Series in preprartion for her Role. Without giving anything away, she hints that there definitely will be more juiciness to come of Mouse‘s budding relationship with Seth (Kyle Harris).
The Carrie Diaries can be seen on City on Monday nights at 10:00 PM EST.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong/CW)