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Monday, Jan. 3, 2011
By JAMES BAWDEN, James Bawden Blog InSecurity is CBC's latest attempt to find a replacemet for the rapidly aging sitcom Little Mosque On The Prairie. This decidedly hilarious spoof of such TV spy series as 24 premieres on CBC Tuesd. Jan. 4 at 8:30 p.m. and should not be missed. Shot mostly in Regina, the half hour series focuses on the fictional National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) and stars Natalie Lisinska (Young People Fucking) as rookie agent Alex Cranston, a lush...
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Friday, Dec. 31, 2010
InSecurity re-imagines Canada as a superpower By BRIAN GORMAN, Edmonton Journal ON SCREEN: INSECURITY TUESDAY; CBC - - - If you want to parody spy shows and movies, re-imagining Canada as a world power goes a long way toward establishing the right tone of insanity. As series co-creator Kevin White says, InSecurity -debuting Tuesday, Jan. 4, on CBC Television - is set in "a superpower that is tricking the world." "We all thought that was a pretty funny idea," he says....
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Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010
Public broadcast to air homegrown spy-fi comedy that spoofs TV's secret agent genre. By ETAN VLESSING, The Hollywood Reporter TORONTO -- Most Canadians know their little-known spy agency is a joke, so the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC) isn’t letting that go to waste. The public broadcaster is set to debut in early January InSecurity, a spy-fi sitcom about bungling Canadian secret agents trying to liquidate terrorists from Ottawa as part the fictional National Intelligence and...
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Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010
By ETAN VLESSING, Playback Well, we can dream, can’t we? Canada has a vast, dark intelligence network as befits a superpower, and valiant efforts to save the world just get thwarted by bungling characters and sloppy execution. That’s the premise behind the upcoming CBC spy-fi comedy InSecurity, from Corner Gas creative Kevin White, Virginia Thompson and Robert de Lint. “It’s a bit of a comic book world we’re trying to create. Why not?,” says Kevin White, of Company Name Here...
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Friday, Dec. 17, 2010
By KATE TAYLOR, The Globe and Mail In an Ottawa lab, two government agents are submitting a piece of pizza to rigorous computerized testing – until one of them gives up and just eats the day-old slice. Its tandoori flavour can mean only one thing: It’s the Bombay Burn from Sanjay’s Real Italian. The pair rush over to the pizzeria and attempt to extract information from an obstructionist employee by threatening to kill her with a plastic pizza protector. The CBC is hoping you will find this...
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Monday, Nov. 29, 2010
Remy Girard's role in new CBC spy spoof is a rare case of one linguistic group getting a chance to discover a star from the other one By BRENDAN KELLY, The Gazette Following my column last week about the lack of anglos on local French TV, a number of folks responded by noting that English-Canadian TV isn't much better when it comes to representing francophone Quebec. And they are absolutely right. Dramas and sitcoms from the ROC (Rest of Canada) hardly ever feature francophones,...
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Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010
Isabelle Hontebeyrie / 7Jours Dès le 4 janvier, Rémy Girard se transforme en Claude Lesage, alias «The Conoisseur», un ancien de la GRC devenu agent secret. Et attention, ça va rigoler! Ils sont six agents. Six à faire partie de La National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), basée à Ottawa – le tournage s’est déroulé à Regina –. «Ils se prennent très au sérieux, mais ils sont très poches. Ils finissent toujours par réussir leurs opérations, mais, parfois, c’est vraiment par...
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Tuesday, Sep. 28, 2010
Tricon Films & Television, one of North America’s fastest growing production and distribution companies has acquired the international rights to InSecurity, a 13-part action-comedy series set to debut on CBC Television in January 2011. The series is about the men and women of the fictional National Intelligence and Security Agency who keep the world safe…ish. “We’re thrilled to be working with Virginia Thompson, Robert de Lint and Kevin White - a team who have proven themselves to be...
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