Janet Wright 1945 – 2016

It was no accident that Corner Gas co-stars Janet Wright and Eric Petersen had such good chemistry. The two knew each other since they were both 18. “She’s from Saskatoon, I went to school there,” Peterson told me a few years ago in Rouleau, Sask., on the set of “Corner Gas: The Movie.” “I knew… Read on


Ennis Esmer steals a second season of Red Oaks

Here’s a series where a Canadian is stealing every scene. Trouble is, Canadians can’t see it — yet. It’s called Red Oaks. Season two premieres Friday on Amazon Prime Video — which is why most Canadians have never heard of it. The streaming video service, similar to Netflix, is only currently available in the US, UK,… Read on


The Beaverton grabs Trump by the headlines

If you want to know where they tape The Beaverton, look for the church in Toronto’s East end that just burst into flames. That’s because there are few sacred cows on the sassy news satire. The Comedy Network original is spun off from the web site TheBeaverton.com, and, yes, it really does shoot in a rather nondescript… Read on



True story: my meeting with Donald Trump

Because he was the host of a reality show, I met and interviewed president elect (swallowing hard) Donald Trump on a few occasions. Here is what happened on one of them: In 2010, I was in Manhattan interviewing the hosts of the real estate reality show Selling New York. I had a day to kill, and I… Read on


CNN enjoys a HUGE Trump bump in Canada

The polls are still open in some States but here at Brioux.TV we’re able to declare a winner: CNN. The Atlanta-based cable news network is on a roll in the United States, topping Fox News CNN is also on a roll in the United States. For the first time in 15 years, CNN has beaten Fox News… Read on


Momoa scores a Hudson’s Bay breakaway in Frontier

When Jason Momoa says he wants to play hockey, you find him some skates– quick! The former Game of Thrones and Conan the Barbarian star takes on the Hudson’s Bay Company in Frontier, premiering Sunday night on Discovery Canada. The rest of the world can follow along on Netflix. Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove), Jessica Matten (Blackstone), Allan… Read on



The truth behind Macdonald’s Based on a True Story

I just read Norm Macdonald’s memoir “Based on a True Story.” Read every word of it. Cover to cover. Could not put it down. Actually, no, I’m half-way through it, but if Macdonald can stretch the truth, so can I. He’s fudged his age for so many years I’m not sure even he knows exactly… Read on


Bat Out of Hell The Musical wakes up London’s West End

LONDON — How do you get a Bat Out of Hell and onto a musical stage? You call a Canadian. There are actually several Canadians connected to Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell — The Musical, previewing in Manchester in February and opening in London at the beautiful Coliseum in June. The show is produced… Read on