Featured Film Anne Murray
A new CBC documentary about Anne Murray will debut in December. Anne Murray: Full Circle will premiere as a one-night event at select Cineplex theaters in Canada on December 2, followed by its broadcast and streaming release on CBC and CBC Gem on December 17. It will also include interviews with Murray. as archival material and appearances by stars such as Shania Twain, kd lang, Bonnie Raitt, Jann Arden, Kenny Loggins and Gordon Lightfoot. “It’s a surreal feeling and sometimes baffling to see your life play out on the screen,” said Murray, “but I’m honored that my story is being told by such a creative team.”
Queer Eye’s comeback date set
Queer Eye will return for its sixth season on December 31 on Netflix. The show heads to Texas, with every member of the Fab Five in tow: Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk and Karamo Brown. A trailer for Season 6 features the hosts in western-inspired ensembles and engaging in activities including dancing in a line, tossing a lasso, and throwing hay. Queer Eye, a reboot of the Bravo series of the same name, debuted on Netflix in 2018. Production on season 6 began in March 2020, prior to the pandemic, and was suspended until filming was deemed safe.
Letterkenny spin-off is coming forward
Production is underway on Shoresy, Letterkenny’s first spin-off. Based on the character of Letterkenny Shoresy (Jared Keeso), the series will be a half-hour comedy series that will see him join a senior AAA hockey team in Sudbury, Ontario. Six episodes are in the works and the first season will debut next spring on Crave. The cast also includes former Montreal Canadiens player Terry Ryan, former MMA fighter Andrew (The Canon) Antsanen and three-time Stanley Cup winner Jordan Nolan. The guest star lineup is packed with Laurence Leboeuf, Scott Thompson, Jonathan Torrens and Jacob Tierney.
Diff’rent Strokes revival cast
Norman Lear and Jimmy Kimmel will revive their Emmy-winning series Live in Front of a Studio Audience with episodic live re-enactments of the sitcoms Diff’rent Strokes and The Facts of Life. The specials will air on December 7 on ABC. Kevin Hart will play Arnold in Diff’rent Strokes, while John Lithgow will play Mr. Drummond. Ann Dowd plays Mrs. Garrett and Damon Wayans confronts Willis. The cast of Facts of Life has yet to be announced. Kerry Washington returns as producer, alongside Will Ferrell, Justin Theroux, Jim Burrows and Brent Miller.