This Just In: Men Are Fools

Tonight marks the second episode of The Week The Women Went, a new CBC reality show my teenage son refers to as “Kid Nation, only with men looking like idiots instead of 10-year-olds.” Having screened tonight’s hour (which airs at 8 p.m., preceding the fourth episode of The Border), I can see why the women… Read on


New Day For Knight

Remember K.I.T.T. the talking crime-fighting car from the ’80s? The one that out-acted David Hasselhoff? Twenty-five years later, NBC is bringing it back as a TV-movie with hopes that it leads to a series. The updated sequel will air Feb. 17 on NBC and Global. Here’s the NBC teaser: In the new version, K.I.T.T. (now… Read on


The Puck Stops Here, Anonymous

Some gutless wanker who goes by the clever handle “Anonymous” has been clogging my comment box with garbage. Seems he’s offended by the notion that “Canadians like Canadian TV.” Sez the big numbers this week for new shows like The Border, The Guard and Test The Nation–not to mention the 856,000 pulled Wednesday by Little… Read on



Shameless Self Promotion Plug No. 469

Friday at 1 p.m., punch AM 640 to catch Mr. TV Feeds My Family blab about–say it with me–Truth and Rumors: The Reality Behind TV’s Most Famous Myths. I’ll be joining the one and only Mike Stafford on Stafford at Large. We will get to the bottom of several myths, including these tantalizing whoppers: Lee… Read on


This Just In: Canadians Like Canadian TV

Been a monster week for Canadian TV, topped with news that The Rick Mercer Report hit its highest rating ever this Tuesday with an estimated 1,275,000 viewers. That puts it ahead of CTV’s perennial made in Canada ratings winner, Corner Gas, which drew 1,230,000 Monday. (All figures BBM Nielsen Media Research.) Even red white and… Read on


Pel-a-D’oh! Part Deux

Be the first on your street to own a Pel-a-D’oh! Center of Excellence T-shirt! The 100% removable garment comes with a smiling portrait of the Reverse-Midas CEO, complete with “Simpsonized” chinless grin and teflon-coated business attire!Order today and receive a free Brian Muldoon Chia Pet! Simply place in The Sun and watch it absorb every… Read on



The Degrassi Myth

Is it time to stick a fork in the Degrassi franchise? The teen drama is into its seventh season, drawing 585,000 viewers Monday night on CTV. That’s okay for a domestic drama, but below the 650,000 CBC’s The Border has been averaging so far and less than half the audience of the show that followed… Read on


Border Boost

Ratings for the new CBC drama The Border went up in Week Three–a very good sign for the action hour. Is adding easy on the eyes Sofia Milos to this show a factor? I’m guessing yes. An estimated 659,000 Canadians tuned in last night at 9 p.m., up 60,000 from the week before. Over at… Read on