Hockey flight in Canada

Hey, anybody remember hockey? The fastest game on earth? Little round disc, guy with loud jackets?Seems if the players aren’t wearing blue and white sweaters with little leaves on them, a lot of us just don’t care. The ratings for the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs have been astonishingly low.How low? A… Read on




FX grows XL under Landgraf’s steady hand

Landgraf at FX’s recent Upfront in New York. Brad Barket/Picture Group Signed up for a TV masterclass Wednesday morning with John Landgraf. The FX President was in Toronto along with FX EVP Eric Schrier, to talk about the cable channel’s latest content upgrade to FX Canada, as well as their ambitious plans back in the… Read on


No Arrested Development spoilers here

I honestly thought I’d be among the first to jump all over the new, resurrected, fourth season of Arrested Development, which premiered in the wee hours Sunday on Netflix. Haven’t gotten to it yet, and not just because my money’s in the banana stand.This time of year, TV critics get bombarded with screeners. Most are… Read on



Stars shine in Behind the Candelabra

Damon and Douglas Michael Douglas does a great job of imitating Liberace in Behind the Candelabra (Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO and HBO Canada). Not just Lee’s nasal-y voice or his flamboyant mannerisms, but at the keyboard. Douglas’ fakes a mean boogie-woogie. The TV-movie does a great job re-creating the excesses of Libaraces Vegas… Read on


Smith works a double as Rookie Blue returns

Was out on the Toronto set of Rookie Blue several months ago and had a nice chat with Gregory Smith. The Toronto-born actor yakked about juggling acting with a directing assignment on the hit Global/ABC series, which returns for a fourth season Thursday night at 9 p.m.This marks two years in a row Smith has… Read on


Stewart’s gone, but the CBC party goes on

Interim CBC EVP Neil “Roger” McEneaney What was missing from CBC’s 2013-14 fall launch party Wednesday was as telling as what was on display. The most obvious missing piece was Kristine Stewart. This party was planned around the EVP and showcases her schedule. When she bolted to Twitter three weeks ago, she left the party… Read on


Pickler takes DWTS’s Mirror Ball Trophy

Head over to TheStar.ca for my take on Tuesday night’s 16th season finale of Dancing with the Stars. It was a close, entertaining contest, and ended up being a pick-em between country singer Kellie Pickler and Disney girl Zendaya. For Pickler’s pro partner, Derek Hough, it was his fourth Mirror Ball trophy, a record. The… Read on