Calling all sleuths: step inside a Murdoch Mysteries adventure

For 10 seasons and close to 150 episodes, you’ve watched Murdoch Mysteries. Now’s your chance to think and act just like your favourite TV detective. Welcome to “The Secret of Station House No. 4,” a Murdoch Mysteries Escape Series live event. It’s sort of like those murder mystery parties of the past, only themed around the… Read on



Summer seems like a good time to Fool Canada

Last October when I was at MIPCOM in Cannes you couldn’t help but notice all the signage for Just For Laughs Gags. Scenes from the very visual Quebec comedy were everywhere, on giant electronic billboards as well as on the sides and roofs of the many overpriced taxis. The message: visual gag comedy sells internationally.… Read on


William Shatner in Toronto this week for Murdoch Mysteries

William Shatner beamed down to Toronto this week to shoot scenes for an appearance next fall on Murdoch Mysteries. Droopy Roger Sterling moustache in place, the 84-year-old TV icon will play American author Mark Twain on the CBC drama when it returns for a ninth season next October. Shatner was busy shooting scenes opposite Yannick… Read on


Murdoch’s 100th brightens CBC’s embattled attrium

Thanks to all the fans who came out to the 100th episode screening of Murdoch Mysteries Monday night in Toronto. The screening saw 1000 fans lined up around the block outside CBC’s Broadcast Centre. There were so many on the sidewalk passers by assumed it was a witness express line for former Q interns. Inside, the atrium screening was… Read on



Product placement no curse for digi vampire series Carmilla

CANNES, France–Here’s one I’ve been, uh, sitting on for a while. Shaftesbury and their digital arm Smokebomb announced Thursday that they are launching a new vampire series called Camilla. The twist? It’s about a young woman, at college in a dorm, who happens to be a vampire…and it’s being sponsored by U By Kotex. It certainly… Read on


Welcome to MIPCOM, like Vegas in a Cannes

CANNES, France—Still not convinced that television is becoming a one big world business? Turn on a TV in France and you see the same thing you see if you turn a set on any time of the night or day in Canada—Murdoch Mysteries. As I type, an episode from Season Seven of the shot-in-Toronto detective… Read on


After five seasons, The Listener tunes out

After five seasons, the show they couldn’t kill with a stick is finally getting unplugged. The Listener will air its final episode Monday night at 9 p.m. CTV always treated this show like a pinch hitter, throwing it in anywhere, anytime, with nary a word of promotion. Astoundingly, it almost always drew over a million… Read on