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



Critics get a big bang out of their Evening with Chuck Lorre Productions

BURBANK, Calif.–Thursday night, critics took a trip over to Mr. Lorre’s neighbourhood. That would be on the Warner Bros. Studio lot, where sitcom King Chuck Lorre produces four CBS sitcoms: The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly and Mom. The sitcoms make, like, a bazillion dollars for the studio as… Read on


PR spins begin as SHIELD, NCIS both open big

Clark Gregg in “Lola,” the vintage ‘vette featured on Agents of SHIELD S.H.I.E.L.D. took round one over NCIS in Canada in Tuesdays battle of the acronyms.Head-to-head at 8 p.m., among viewers 2+, CTV’s Agents of SHIELD (2,706,000) beat Global’s NCIS (2,593,000). That’s in overnights; once all the Live+7 heads are counted, it could tilt the other… Read on




Fall Preview 2013-14: Monday

Thanks to PVRs, on-demand, DVDs, cable, Netflixetc., viewers are no longer network hostages There’s nothing like a little eye surgery to change one’s approach to these Fall Preview TV roundups. Wasting my vision on the next Animal Practice or 666 Park Avenue is to be avoided at all costs.So this 2013-14 Fall Television Preview is going to cut to… Read on