Sink your fangs into Season 2 of From Dusk Till Dawn

Think of it: every young actor dreams of finding the right part with the right director in the perfect city. An actor could search from dusk till dawn for such a role, which is exactly what happened to Zane Holtz and D.J. Cotrona on From Dusk Till Dawn. The series, spun off from the Robert… Read on


Randall Park’s big year beyond Fresh Off The Boat

Election manipulator Stephen Harper’s favourite streaming service–Netflix–is crushing it in Canada with over four million subscribers and counting. The big head start for the U.S.-based content hub has forced Rogers and Shaw to get more aggressive about selling their own little streaming upstart, Shomi. Starting Tuesday, Sept., 1, Shomi will be available to all Canadians… Read on


Denis Leary survives on Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

August is fast coming to a close, but you can still have several weeks to catch Denis Leary’s new series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. Just past the half way point in the season, it airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on FX and FX Canada. Leary, who created the black comedy and also writes several episodes, plays an aging rocker trying… Read on



Inappropriate Fall TV promotional item of the year

Pardon me for sounding like an old coot, but Fox seemed to err this week with their cheeky promotional send-out to North American TV critics. The network has always been aggressive generous when it comes to the showy little tchotchkes they ship north along with DVD screeners (in spite of the fact that the switch… Read on


This week’s podcast: remembering Yvonne Craig

Yvonne Craig was introduced at the start of the 1967-68 ABC season as Batgirl on Batman. I would have been 10, so I would still probably have been more excited to meet Adam West, but Lordy, Craig helped rush a lot of us through puberty. The actress died Monday at her home in Pacific Palisades, Calif., from… Read on


This week on SiriusXM: thank you Colonel (Norm)

On Monday, Arlene Bynon asks about the news that Tracy Morgan will return to Saturday Night Live. He’s scheduled to host Oct. 17, following the 41st season opener with Miley Cyrus Oct. 3 and Amy Schumer Oct. 10. Morgan, of course, suffered serious head injuries in a terrible car accident in June of 2014. The… Read on



Crying U.N.C.L.E. at the movies

David Bianculli and the gang over at TV Worth Watching told me to go see a movie. The catch was they wanted a review right away. The movie? A TV series makeover, of course–“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” I guess Bianculli knew I had a Johnny 7 spy gun when I was a kid. The original Man… Read on


The view from away: limp fall lineup a TCA buzz kill

The Beverly Hilton-based TCA press tour has wrapped up for another summer and for the first time in years I didn’t gain any weight. That’s because, as mentioned here before, I went to the cottage this summer instead. The tour was packed as usual with sessions but the two-and-a-half week gathering always seems newsier when you’re… Read on