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All-Female Comedy Series “Baroness von Sketch Show” Is Coming to IFC

Baroness von Sketch Show

Finally, something to fill the “Garfunkel and Oates”-shaped void in our lives. Per The Hollywood Reporter, IFC is adding the all-female “Baroness von Sketch Show” to its lineup. The first two seasons of the sketch comedy series, which originally aired on CBC in Canada, will broadcast on the AMC Networks-owned channel this summer.

Created by writer-performers Meredith MacNeill, Carolyn Taylor, Aurora Browne, and Jennifer Whalen, “Baroness von Sketch Show” features sketches with a feminist bent comparable to “Inside Amy Schumer.” According to THR, the series “looks at everything from bachelorette parties and soccer moms to office sexual politics and women-focused marketing.”

Frantic Films is producing “Baroness” and Banijay Rights is overseeing its international distribution.

“We are delighted that ‘Baroness von Sketch Show’ is finding as prestigious a Us home as IFC,” Andreas Lemos, Banijay Rights’ vp of North America acquisition/sales, commented. “It’s not often that a show has you both keeling over with laughter and questioning the status quo. We are thrilled that American audiences will now get to witness the Baronesses’ unique, provocative, and hilarious brand of comedy.”

Baroness von Sketch Show” recently picked up several Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Variety or Sketch Comedy and Best Writing in Variety or Sketch Comedy.

If you can’t wait until summer to watch these hilarious ladies, the Baronesses have plenty of other projects you can check out. MacNeill acts and writes for “This Hour Has 22 Minutes,” a comedy talk show that satirizes Canadian politics. Taylor previously wrote for “This Hour” and “Just for Laughs: All-Access.” Browne wrote and starred in the TV shorts “Newborn Moms” and has had guest roles in “Orphan Black” and “Man Seeking Woman.” Whalen served as head writer of “This Hour” in 2007 and 2008. She’s also written for “InSecurity” and “The Ron James Show.”

Check out one of “Baroness von Sketch Show’s” most popular bits below.

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Nazi Glee Clubs on the Ron James Show

Personally, I'm unfamiliar with The Ron James Show, because it airs only in Canada. Living in the culturally secluded Alabama, I have no way to watch Canadian television. However, after looking at the most recent press release for CBC's The Ron James Show, I have to say I wish I could watch the show. Why? Because it has a mash-up so absurd that it's hilarious: Nazis and Glee. Need I say more?

Canadians, check out The Ron James Show when it airs on Friday at 8pm (8:30 Nt) on CBC-tv. In the meantime, take a look at this press release for the upcoming episode:

In this week’s episode of The Ron James Show, comedian Ron James is joined by a chorus of special guests to help offer his unique take on history, tolerance and harmonizing: Glee clubs in Nazi Germany? Meanwhile, the Mayor is feeling disoriented, L’il Ronnie
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Guest Stars Confirmed for Tomorrow On 'The Ron James Show'

The Canadian TV network CBC confirmed that Devon Bostick (Adoration), Debra McGrath (Little Mosque on the Prairie), Eric Peterson (Corner Gas) and Patrick McKenna (The Red Green Show) will guest star tomorrow in The Ron James Show.

In the fifth episode, Canadian comedian Ron James talks about our rapidly changing world, is at a moral loggerhead with his son and thinks about a possible bailout plan for Canada. Moreover, there's a segment of the show that will be devoted to the industry of oil and cowboys in Alberta.

The Ron James Show is broadcasted on Friday nights at 8 Pm (8:30 Pm Nt) on CBC.
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TV Series 'She's the Mayor' Has Begun Production

Today, The Cultural Post just learned that VisionTV, a Canadian cable network, announced on April 7 the beginning of the production for its new original comedy series She's the Mayor.

The show's leading actors will be Janet-Laine Green (The Stone Angel), humorist Colin Mochrie (The Ron James Show) and Tonya Lee Williams (The Young and the Restless).

In She's the Mayor, Green plays Iris Peters, a former elementary school teacher in her sixties. Iris becomes the mayor of a mid-sized city that has seen better days. Moreover, Iris tries to put some order in City Hall while she tries to fight her feelings for a roguish deputy mayor, Bill Clarke (Scott Wentworth).

Colin Mochrie plays tightly wound, germophobic city manager Scott Hawkins, and Tonya Lee Williams plays Iris's glamorous, self-involved communications director, Maxine Williams. The cast also includes Joseph Motiki, Denis Akiyama, Paul Constable and Derek McGrath. Moreover, the show was created by Jennifer Holness,
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Finalists at the 2010 Wgc Screenwriting Award

The Writers Guild of Canada (Wgc) just announced the finalists for the Wgc Screenwriting Awards. Those finalists come from the industry of television, filmmaking and web series. Besides, comedian Debra Digiovanni will host the 14th Annual Wgc Screenwriting Awards on April 19, 2010.

So, the finalists are...

Animation:

* Grossology - "New Recruits." Written by Richard Clark.

* Total Drama Action - "Crouching Courtney, Hidden Owen." Written by Alex Ganetakos.

* League of Super Evil - “Glory Hog." Written by Philippe Ivanusic-Vallee and Davila LeBlanc

* Total Drama Action - "The Sand Witch Project." Written by Shelley Scarrow.

Children & Preschool

* Max and Ruby - "Max Says Goodbye." Written by Kate Barris.

* Max and Ruby - "Ruby's Good Neighbor Report." Written by Shelley Hoffman & Robert Pincombe.

* Zigby - "Zigby's Collection." Written by Louise Moon

Documentary:

* Malls R Us (Feature Version). Written by Helene Klodawsky.

* The Royal Winnipeg Ballet - 40 Years of One Night Stands. Narration Written by Robert Lower.
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"Flashpoint", "The Tudors" multiple winners at 2009 Gemini Awards

The Gemini Awards, Canada's equivalent to the Emmys, were broadcast last night and the hit drama "Flashpoint", with its record-setting 19 nominations, walked away with three major wins: Best Dramatic Series, Best Direction and Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for Enrico Colantoni.   In the non-broadcast ceremonies, it scored another three awards for Best Achievement in Main Title Design, Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series (Henry Czerny) and Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series (Tatiana Maslany).

East Coast funny man Ron James, who has his new "The Ron James Show" airing on CBC in the old "Air Farce" slot, hosted the award show from Calgary, Ab and kept the audience well entertained.  Among the presenters was Calgary native Cory Monteith, who is enjoying his role as Finn on the hit musical comedy Glee.

First year drama
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