Sophie Choice After All

One of the shows trailing badly in the poll to the left may be the first on the list to win the real prize. Looks like Sophie is going Stateside.According to this article in The Hollywood Reporter, ABC Family is negotiating with CBC to pick up 13 episodes of Sophie, the new Wednesday night sitcom… Read on


Great Scott! Craig’s a Yank

It’s a great day in America as Craig Ferguson gets his papers. The late night talk show host has been talking for months (or, at least, ever since his show went back on the air thanks to that interim WGA deal) about how he has applied for American citizenship. He took the test a few… Read on


jPod Gets Pucked

Well, that didn’t take long. Effective immediately, CBC is switching MVP (featuring Kristin Booth, above) from Friday to Tuesday, sending jPod to TV’s darkest night. Both shows were just launched earlier this month. In a terse press release, the network announced that, “Beginning February 5, viewers can watch CBC Television’s sizzling new dramatic series MVP,… Read on



Dr. Dave To The Rescue

Somebody explain to me this man-love thing David Letterman seems to have for Dr. Phil McGraw. The beefy Texan was a guest on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman last night where he was allowed to publicy wash off the stink from that Britney Spears fiasco. Letterman has Dr. Phil on all the time, anointing… Read on


jPod gets jPasted

Some quick numbers. Mixed results for CBC newcomers with two shows moving in opposite directions. The Border has seen its ratings rise the last two weeks, reaching an estimated 760,000 Canadians Monday. (All figures overnight/preliminary data from BBM NMR). Tuesdays, however, have been tough on jPod (starring Alan Thicke and Sherry Miller as pot-headed parents,… Read on


WGC: Flashpoint Not a Struck Show

Writers Guild of Canada executive director Maureen Parker told TV Feeds My Family this afternoon that Flashpoint has created no foul. “This is a Canadian production, and has been a Canadian production for several years,” said Parker. Created by Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern, the Toronto-based police series has been in development at CTV since… Read on



Flashpoint Counter Point

Update on that CTV Flashpoint deal with CBS. The new, Emergency Task Force police drama, which stars Canadian-born actors Enrico Colantoni (familiar to U.S. audiences from Veronica Mars and Just Shoot Me), Hugh Dillon (Durham County), Ona Grauer (Intelligence) and David Paetkau (Whistler), marks the first time since Due South in the mid-’90s that a… Read on


CTV and CBS in Border Busting Flashpoint Deal

A story in today’s Variety raises huge questions about the future of Canadian broadcasting, strike breaking and cross-border production.CTV’s aptly named Flashpoint–one of two dramas the network recently announced–is going to air concurrently on both CBS and CTV, beginning sometime this summer. The police drama will feature Toronto-native Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars) and other Canadian-born… Read on