No love for Love as Emmy noms announced

What?! No love for Love? That was my first reaction upon hearing the list of nominations for the 69th Annual Emmy Awards. Actually, I would have been surprised to see the Judd Apatow-produced Netflix gem (pictured above with leads Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust) among the shows listed in the Best Comedy category. It is such… Read on



The week in Canada: Sept. 29 – Oct. 5

CTV, as usual, was quick to rush out a release declaring they have all the hot new shows so far this season. This after one week of total ratings. So, yes, Gotham opened huge as expected (3,375,000 Live + 7 viewers, gaining a million over the overnight tally) with Thursday night Shonda Rhimes drama How to… Read on


Shomi gets Foxi in advance of November launch

The other day, somebody asked me what I thought about shomi. First thing that popped into my head: that sexy Showcase series starring Rachael Crawford that aired a decade ago. No, that was called Show Me Yours. Maybe they were just wishing me a Happy New Year. (Shana Tova?) Then it clicked. That new Shaw/Rogers… Read on


Another annual end-of-year list

These end-of-year lists of best and worst TV shows are so arbitrary and dumb. They do make for speedy blog posts, however. Follow this link to mine, as written for The Canadian Press.Breaking Bad, of course, is my pick and just about everyone else’s as show of the year. The finale lived up to the… Read on



Kimmel loses award but wins as Emmy host

Josh Groban and the late Jimmy Kimmel. Todd Wawrychuk/ABC Nobody was paying me to watch The Emmy Awards last night, so I missed the cold opening and Kimmel’s monologue. I caught up Monday morning on YouTube, however. That was the best way to go, because YouTube, unlike CTV, had it with the sound on–a big… Read on


TONIGHT: Kids say the darnedest things

Lily speaks: out of the mouths of babes There is plenty to shake out of the TCA Winter press tour bag, including a few programming notes. Tonight on Modern Family, a milestone is reached. To quote executive producer Steve Levitan from last Wednesday’s ABC comedy showrunners panel, “Lily says fuck.”That’s right, the cute little two-year-old… Read on