Rogers boldly kicks off Upfront week in Canada

First things first: the breakfast was way better this year at the Toronto Intercontinental Hotel. Rogers had a guy warming up those gross McEggy things with a heat lamp the past few years in a room way up at SkyDome, but, really, they tasted like the eggs had been tossed around the dugout and dropped… Read on



Taking questions no problem for Fox execs at TCA17

PASADENA, Calif. — Not all network executives are ‘fraidy cats. Despite peer pressure from no-show CEO’s over at ABC, CBS and NBC, Fox chairman and CEO Gary Newman and Entertainment president David Madden braved the snarling mob of scribes at this winter’s TCA’s. Classy move, gents. The executive sessions are always the industry high point of… Read on


Fall Preview 2016: the new season in 5 minutes

There are many other Fall Preview guides out there this time of year. Some offer more depth, more insightful reviews. Few, however, can be read in under five minutes. Check back as shows will be added as screeners become available. Ready, set, go!:   American Housewife ABC/CTV Premieres: Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 8:30 PM (Saturdays… Read on


Let the Fall TV hype begin with this preview from CHCH Morning Live

The good folks at CHCH’s Morning Live shuttled me off to Hamilton Thursday morning to yak about the upcoming fall TV season. The clip runs just under seven minutes and you can find it here. Host Bob Cowan asks about several of the new shows and producer Don Jonescu lines up apt clips from the following:… Read on



Fox takes Lethal stand post-Idol, X-Files still hovering

Are more new X-Files episodes out there? On a conference call with reporters Monday in advance of their upfront presentation, Fox executives said they while they had nothing specific to announce, talks are on-going to extend the series. Six new episodes aired this season reuniting original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson with series creator/executive producer Chris… Read on