“Family” Radio Tunes Into Late Night

On this week’s podcast, CHML’s Scott Thompson and I talk about the late show hosts and the writer’s strike, especially the exclusive side deal Letterman’s production company Worldwide Pants has cooked up (but still hasn’t officially announced). Plus there is some fascinating chat about a certain Truth and Rumors book that you might have read… Read on


Ho-Ho-Hoe

Nothing says “You are still on our mass mailing list” like a corporate e-card at Christmas. The folks at MuchMusic sent their holiday Ho Ho today and it is a bit of a laff. Check it out here. All we can say is, Britney is now officially marooned on the island of misfit toys.


Not Such a Friendly Place Anymore

Bolted out of Brampton today to grab a little face time on CBC Newsworld. Specifically, to tape a segment for Newsworld’s CBC News Today with David Gray. The topic was Letterman, Leno and O’Brien, all returning to late night, strike or no strike. (I’ll update on that shortly). On my way out of CBC’s cavernous… Read on



Dave back in January? Hair’s Hoping

So, whaddaya think David Letterman and Paul Shaffer have been doing while this writers strike has been going on–just sitting around growing beards? Well, yes, actually. Bushy Dave was snapped earlier this week leaving a Christmas dinner he hosted in New York for suspended staffers. Shaffer showed his white whiskers on the picket line last… Read on


This Just In: Cancelled Press Tour Not End of the World

Does anyone, outside of 200 TV critics, care whether this January’s gathering of the semi-annual network press tour has been canceled?This thought occurred to me after reading several reports this week that the January Television Critics Association press tour has been ditched due to the on-going writer’s strike. First NBC declared they were going to… Read on


Book ’em, Danno

Christmas came early in TV Feeds My Family land yesterday when a dude from DHL Express knocked at the door. In his hands was a box from Greenwood Publishing containing ten brand spankin’ new copies of my book, Truth and Rumors: The Reality Behind TV’s Most Famous Myths.I may have mentioned the book once or… Read on



Next on Oprah: Election Makeover

News that thousands came out to see Oprah Winfrey at a Barack Obama rally over the weekend got me to thinking–is there a Canadian TV figure with that kind of clout?As popular as Rick Mercer is (and over 1.2 million viewers tuned in to the Rick Mercer Report last Tuesday, the CBC comedy’s highest rating… Read on


Shrek: The next Grinch or 30-minute Infomercial?

Every Wednesday, Mr. TV Feeds My Family talks TV on the radio with CHML’s Scott Thompson. Last week, the topic was, naturally, all those wall-to-wall Christmas specials that have been airing since, what, Halloween. Specifically, is the new Shrek The Halls (which repeats Tuesday at 8 p.m. on ABC) the next classic–finally taking the baton… Read on