Vancouverite Daniela Bobadilla Stars in Hit Show with Charlie Sheen, On Air August 12

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South of the border, the media’s buzzing about the new FX sitcom Anger Management and it’s not just because it cast Charlie Sheen, who “isn’t insane anymore.” Anger Management, co-starring 19-year-old Vancouverite Daniela Bobadilla, is a hit. The U.S. premiere June 28, drew record audiences.

So get ready Vancouverites. Anger Management debuts on CTV August 12, at 4pm.

According to interviews in The Vancouver Sun, Bobadilla headed down to L.A. two years ago and has appeared on Desperate Housewives, where she played Eva Longoria’s long-lost stepsister, as well as Awake.

Her new show is somewhat based on the 2003 film Anger Management starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson. In the sitcom, Bobadilla plays Charlie Sheen’s teen daughter who has OCD. Sheen plays anger management therapist Dr. Charlie Goodson, who’s dealing with his own anger at the same time as he helps patients. Continue reading:
Vancouverite Daniela Bobadilla Stars in Hit Show with Charlie Sheen, On Air August 12

Featured Vancouverite: Lauren Lee Smith

Hometown: Cultus Lake, British Columbia

How long have you been a Vancouverite?
I’ve been a Vancouverite on and off for my entire life. No matter how many times we moved or wherever I’ve lived, I have always come back to Vancouver – it’s where all my family lives.

Occupation:
I am an actress, starring on the Canadian one-hour TV drama series The Listener as Sgt. Michelle McCluskey, a no-nonsense agent for the Integrated Investigative Bureau. The exciting third season can be seen Wednesdays at 10pm EST/PST on CTV. I also just wrapped the indie feature Hunting Season, directed by Keith Samples. We shot in Winnipeg and Riding Mountain National Park. It’s a thriller, and I play a young woman who must confront her mysterious past. Kris Holden-Ried, David Sutcliffe and Sarah Manninem also star in it.

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Featured Vancouverite: Lauren Lee Smith

New CTV Police Drama Set in Vancouver To Air January 2013

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Yesterday’s CTV Upfronts—where the network outlines its 2012-13 TV schedule—revealed that a new police drama set (and filmed) in Vancouver has been ordered for January 2013.

The Vancouver police drama, currently titled Motive, will follow a female Vancouver police detective who “matches wits with killers.”  From the report on CBC: “Each episode reveals not only the victim, but the killer as well. As the detective begins her work, the audience also is drawn inside the mind of the culprit.”

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New CTV Police Drama Set in Vancouver To Air January 2013