in the News
Rico has a recurring role
on CBS' Person
of Interest. On March 8th 2012
he made his third appearance on the show
as Carl Elias.
Flashpoint has been
renewed for a fifth season!
I have to admit I'm confused
Not the stories, because those are clever
and complex, but not impossible to follow.
Scheduling for the show, however, is a cruelly
byzantine puzzle. This
article gives a pretty concise explanation,
but I'm still not sure if we're getting
everything the Canadians get and how far
behind we are in the states when new episodes
air. Oh well, it's now the star of the line
up at its new US Network ION Television
and they show episodes all the time. Eventually
I'll catch on and catch up.
Rico guest starred in an
episode of Bones on FOX, December
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TV Guide June 30th - July
In the midst of the writers'
strike CBS greenlit this Canadian
produced cop drama. Enrico Colantoni returned
to hometown of Toronto to star in a project
he describes in an interview for TWoP
as "A roller-coaster ride of excitement.
I think every episode is just so beautifully
shot and exciting, and it's just a lot of
flashbacks and it really looks gorgeous
.... I think it's the greatest TV show ever."
He also told the Fresno
Bee, "This is the kind of show
that will look at what happens to a police
officer who has to pull the trigger to kill
someone or do something that affects them
in the line of duty."
Here's what some other
"The CBS co-production
with Canada's CTV benefits from the winning
presence of Enrico Colantoni ("Veronica
Mars"), who commands the group of emergency
cops inspired by Toronto's Emergency Task
Force." — The
"Enrico plays Greg
Parker, the Sergeant of the team, and he
really embodies this emotional intelligence
that’s very important to the steering
of this team. There’s a kind of empathy,
an intelligence that Enrico brings to his
performance that was perfect for that role."
Producer Bill Mustos
"Not only is "Flashpoint"
different from most American cop dramas,
it's also better, thanks mostly to the gritty
performances of Colantoni and Dillon."
South Bend Tribune
"Colantoni is a grand
slam for the producers. He brings name value,
he's Canadian born, his brother was a cop
so he knows the drills, and he's versatile
enough to be convincing as a good guy or
a shady character." — Sun-Sentinel
Flashpoint debuted at 10:00pm on Friday,
July 11th 2008.
Mr. Colantoni guest starred
on the December 14th 2007 episode of Numb3rs
According to Zap2It.com:
Those of us who miss Papa Mars will
be happy to know that Enrico Colantoni guest
stars on Numb3rs (Friday at 10 p.m. on CBS).
That’s the good news. The bad news
– Colantoni plays a former FBI contractor
who takes an FBI agent hostage.
and the Star Telegram.com
Numb3rs: Enrico Colantoni,
who endeared himself to me forever by being
in both Galaxy Quest and Veronica Mars,
appears in this episode as a former FBI
subcontractor who snaps and takes an agent
Enrico Colantoni, who was awesome as
“Keith Mars” on Veronica Mars
guest stars on Numb3rs (CBS, 9pm). Colantoni
was also one of the few good things about
Just Shoot Me and he was fabulous in Galaxy
Quest. I love the guy, so am happy to see
him appear on this show.
Rico did a video interview,
apparently some time before the announcement
of the Veronica Mars cancellation, for The
CW Source which was posted on May 16th
Interview: Enrico Colantoni Answers Your
Check out our video interview with Enrico
Colantoni of Veronica Mars! He discusses
his role on the show, how the finale's a
major cliffhanger, and why the show's worthy
of another season.
The CW cancels 'Veronica
David Bauder, Associated
Published: Thursday, May 17, 2007
The CW network canceled the cult hit
Veronica Mars, featuring
Toronto actor Enrico Colantoni, and
will try to pick up steam in its second
year with series about the snobby
rich, transplanted families and a
bounty hunter for the devil.
The network, created
out of the ashes of the former WB
and UPN, had already ended the long-running
family dramas 7th Heaven and
Gilmore Girls. On Thursday
the ax fell on Veronica Mars,
which starred Kristen Bell as a wisecracking
teenage private eye.
Axing of 'Veronica
Mars' a jolt to audience of teen sleuth
By SOLVEJ SCHOU, Associated Press
Thursday, May 17, 2007
(05-17) 16:35 PDT Los Angeles (AP)
It's a mournful day
for a niche TV crowd. OK, a cult crowd.
"Veronica Mars" is no more.
The smart CW dramedy
starring blonde pixie Kristen Bell
as a tough teenage sleuth with wisecracks
and style to spare has been canceled
after three seasons.
For weeks, rabid
"Mars" devotees —
ranging from college students with
fan sites on Myspace, LiveJournal
and Facebook, to academics in their
30s — buzzed about the show's
fan" Angela Hanigan, 31, told
The Associated Press on Wednesday
she would be "extremely crushed"
but not surprised by the show's demise.
"I don't expect
shows with brilliant writing and three
dimensional characters to stay on
the air for very long," the teacher
from Fullerton said dryly in an e-mail.
Excerpt from The Toronto Star
Veronica still lives
Don't count show out yet, says
Toronto actor who plays sleuth's
Apr 20, 2007 04:30 AM
by Rob Salem
outside the bubble for the longest
time.... And then they put us on after
the Gilmore Girls. But people weren't
sticking around after Gilmore Girls,
because it's really a whole different
"The thing is,
anyone who actually sees Veronica
Mars is going to love Veronica Mars.
I mean, I have yet to meet anyone
who's like, `Eh ...'"
That being said,
and despite the failure of the experimental
retooling, a new initiative came down
from even farther out of left field
to take the show in a whole new direction.
Thomas) and a couple of the other
executives said, `Let's make a little
showcase pilot of what Veronica could
be like in four years.' They thought
Dawn might latch on to the idea of
Veronica as an FBI agent in a kind
of sexy workplace environment, á
la Grey's Anatomy, that kind of thing.
"We shot 10
pages and they saw it and the reaction
was, `That's not our show.' Then they
saw the last episode of this season,
and it was so on the money ... it
was like the first two years. And
I think the network was very excited
"You know how
it works. They've got six new pilots.
And if some of those tank, or if Gilmore
Girls doesn't come back, then of course
they're going to want us back."
from E! Online
SOS Update: Veronica Mars
Watch with Kristin
A little update on the winner and
runner-up of this year's Save One
As I mentioned in
the latest chat, Veronica Mars executive
producer Rob Thomas is the special
guest of this week's
Colantoni and Kristen Bell with CW
Head Dawn Ostroff
Kristin show on the Vine. Although
you'll have to wait till Monday morning
to see the entire show, I wanted to
get out one message right away.
According to Rob
Thomas, Veronica Mars has not been
canceled. At least not yet. He is
meeting with the CW next week to pitch
ideas for season four, and the show's
fate will be decided after that.
You may have seen
the report in USA Today that VM has
been canceled, and also Enrico Colantoni's
interview in the Toronto Star, saying
that the CW did not love the 10-minute
presentation of an FBI version of
the show. But according to Thomas,
the CW has not yet seen the FBI presentation
and there most definitely is still
hope for a season four.
Don't know about
you, but that's news so good it almost
makes me weepy.
Rob (who couldn't
have been a better guest) gave more
on the show's fate and also the
big love triangle (including some
interesting, season-ending dish on
Logan and Veronica). So, make sure
you check back Monday for that.
Colantoni and Christine Ghawi in the
Celine Dion Telefilm. Photo by Simon
from the Montreal Gazette
Celine Dion TV movie shooting
... in Toronto
Published: Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Toronto actor Enrico
Colantoni best-known for his recurring
role as the fashion photographer Elliot
DiMauro on the sitcom Just Shoot Me
plays Dions husband and manager Ren
Anglil. Singer and stage actress Louise
(Mamma Mia!) portrays
Dions mother Therese and New Brunswick-born
thespian Peter MacNeill plays Dions
Celine is directed
by Jeff Woolnough (CSI, Battlestar
Gallactica) and was written by Donald
Martin, based on the biography, A
New Day Dawns, by Barry Gills and
Jim Brown. It follows Dion until the
age of 24.
from TV Blend
Veronica Mars Fans Take To
The Streets To Save The Series Once
By Kelly West: 2007-04-30 18:38:52
This past weekend,
professional street teams distributed
30,000 flyers in New York, Los Angeles,
Philadelphia and Chicago inviting
people to tune in to this week’s
episode of ‘Veronica Mars.’
After an eight-week hiatus, new episodes
of ‘Mars’ will start airing
this week. Prior to the hiatus, the
second story arc of the season was
resolved leaving five more stand-alone
episodes to close out the season starting
this Tuesday (May 1st) at 9 PM on
The CW. Because they are stand-alone
episodes, this really is the perfect
opportunity for new viewers to tune
in and see what all the fuss is about.
Improved ratings could certainly help
keep ‘Mars’ on the air.
Veronica Mars News
In May of 2006,
out of the blue, Enrico Colantoni emailed
me. He'd seen this website and, no doubt,
his curiosity got the better of him. (In
fact, he claims to be flattered and not
the least bit creeped out.) A few emails
later, we had arranged to meet here in San
Francisco for an interview. You can find
the entire interview
here or a smaller bite size Veronica Mars
portion of the interview on my Keith
Mars Page or an easy to swallow Monk
chunk on The
Monk Fun Page.
Me and Rico
Sunday May 28th 2006
and funny. Dark and Funny. Dark and Funny."
Favorite Enrico Colantoni Quote
Check out Enrico's
interview from December 20th, 2005 at 10
p.m. on Live Channel 2 at PMPnetwork.com!