Will & Kate Plus 8 days in Canada

Are you a royal watcher? Need to know what Wills & Kate are up to on their cross-Canada trek? Me neither but here at Toronto.com is a handy royal stalker’s guide for your mom. Coverage begins today at 2 p.m. ET with the pair landing in Ottawa, then it’s off to Burger King for a… Read on



This week’s podcast: Sheen is dead to Lorre

This week, Scott Thompson starts off by pointing out that there are two things I hate talking about: award shows and Charlie Sheen. Then has asks me for the umpteenth time about Charlie Sheen! Word is Two and a Half Men executive producer Chuck Lorre will explain Sheen’s absense next season by killing off the character. Of course he… Read on


Rookie Blue arrests 1.4 mil in sophomore debut

“Young lady–right down to the office…” The second season debut of Rookie Blue scored 1,380,000 Global viewers last Thursday. Not as impressive a start as last year (or as Combat Hospital‘s nearly 2 mil opening tally last Tuesday) but not bad considering it faced a strong summer night opposite CTV. Check out all the ratings for… Read on


Late night joke of the week

From Monday’s Conan: Rod Blagojevich was found guilty of trying to sell President Obama’s Senate seat. As the verdict was read, Blagojevich’s face remained expressionless while his hair remained ridiculous.



Charlotte Sullivan: Rookie sings the blues

That amazing start for Combat Hospital has to be a great sign for the folks behind Rookie Blue. The Toronto-lensed cop drama is back for a second season starting tonight at 10 p.m. ET.Both shows are cross border co-productions, airing on Global and ABC as summer series. Combat Hospital‘s launch to two million viewers across Canada… Read on


This week’s podcast: Combat Hospital treats 2 Mil

This week, Scott wants to talk about the MMVAs, which were a big hit at the Thompson household on the weekend. Something to do with his kids being weaned on all them Disney-coms, shows like Wizards of Waverly Place, where MMVA host Selena Gomez just spent six years of her young life. Combat’s top doc… Read on


Bieber fever boosts MMVAs over a million

Justin Bieber (above on the red carpet), Lady Gaga and host Selena Gomez (who did a pretty good job,  I thought), helped boost Sunday’s MMVA take on MuchMusic to 1,009,000 overnight, estimated viewers. That’s a record take for the Video Awards, up 10% over last year.For the rest of the ratings for the week of… Read on


M*A*S*H meets Etobicoke in Combat Hospital

When you’re watching tonight’s debut of the new Global drama Combat Hospital (10 p.m. ET), try to get your head around the fact that is is shot in an old glass factory in Etobicoke.The medical series is set in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and is based on the experiences of an actual Canadian team of military medical… Read on