Seth Rogen’s “The Great Canadian Pottery Throwdown” does Vancouver proud

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      Pottery enthusiasts, TV buffs, and Seth Rogen fans alike will have by now heard of The Great Canadian Pottery Throwdown, a new series that will see 10 amateur potters compete in a series of ceramics challenges. Think: if Top Chef meets your grandma’s craft circle.

      Hosted by Vancouver actress Jennifer Robertson—who you might recognize as Jocelyn from Schitt’s Creek—the new reality competition show debuts on February 8 on CBC TV, kicking off its first episode with an appearance by special guest judge, show producer, and proud Vancouverite Rogen.

      The series, which was filmed on Granville Island, is based off of the popular format known for charming audiences in The Great British Bake-Off. Recurring judges Brendan Tang (another Vancouverite) and Natalie Waddell will observe the competitors through a variety of fun and interesting challenges.

      Followers of Rogen may already be following the actor’s journey with pottery—creating vases, sake sets, and (surprising no one) ashtrays through his brand, Houseplant.

      In the first episode of The Great Canadian Pottery Throwdown, the potters—three of whom are from BC—are tasked with creating a piece of work that exemplifies their hometowns, along with an ashtray fit for Vancouver’s favourite weed smoker.

      We know we’ll be watching. 

      The Great Canadian Pottery Throwdown

      Premieres: February 8 at 8pm

      Where: CBC TV and CBC Gem