American Gods rise up on Amazon Prime Video

American Gods premiered Sunday in Canada on Amazon Prime Video. The much anticipated series, seen on Starz in the States, was shot in Toronto and features an all-star cast, including Pablo Schreiber, Ian McShane, Gillian Anderson, Kristin Chenoweth, Cloris Leachman, Dane Cook, Peter Stormare and Corbin Bernsen, along with English actor Rickey Whittle in the… Read on



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


Gen Y wake-up call as Viceland feeds my family

Today was my first “take daddy to work day.” Full disclosure: my son, Daniel Brioux, is part of the program development team at Vice Canada. Thursday, press were invited to scope out the new Vice studios in Toronto’s trendy Liberty Village. The state of the art media space has been carved into a century-old brick… Read on


Fall Preview: Toronto stars in Minority Report

Goodbye, reruns and summer shows. Hello new network cannon fodder. The fall TV season officially begins tonight and there are big budget new American shows plus new episodes of returning favourites. Among the prime time offerings: At 8 p.m., Gotham returns for a second bat-season, opposite the opener for The Voice as well as a… Read on



Let the 2015 Pan Am Games begin to end

Sunday marks the finale of The 2015 Pan American Games. Canadian athletes did our country proud, winning a record 214 medals by end of day Saturday, including 77 gold. Sunday’s haul should add to that tally. But how did the Games do on TV? CBC is the rights holder and is looking for a big… Read on


Late night joke of the week

From Tuesday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live: Congratulations to John Tory, who has succeeded the inimitable Rob Ford as mayor of Toronto…Ford has vowed to run for mayor again in 2018. I don’t know if I can wait that long!


Littler is big about his early Beatles review

The Toronto Star had a fun story Saturday marking the 50th anniversary of The Beatles first concert at Maple Leaf Gardens.  The two shows took place on Sept. 7, 1964 and, as you can see above, tickets were priced at $4.00 and $5.50, which, believe it or not, was considered a lot back when hamburgers… Read on


Q & A with The Strain’s Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro loves Toronto. The Mexico-born director has shot five projects in the city and raves about the crews every chance he gets. He’s putting hundreds to work on the new horror-thriller The Strain, which premieres Sunday night on FX and FX Canada. I caught up with him in June when he was the… Read on