Too many Annes? Shirley you jest

I was just a young punk photo editor at TV Guide when Kevin Sullivan’s Anne of Green Gables broke viewing records in Canada in 1985. A great, big, Hallmark greeting card of a series, the two-part event drew around five million viewers for one of its two nights. At least I think it did. That… Read on



He’ll go down in history: Rudolph at 50

While some of us may not yet be in the holiday spirit, the above clip is a welcome bit of seasonal ballyhoo from CBS. It probably helps that I’ve spent the day speaking with folks connected to two classic Christmas specials, including Toronto-native Paul Soles, who voiced Hermy the elf in Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. Ruddy,… Read on


Some Assembly Required with new YTV series

Kolton Stewart sits in the big Muppet chair on Some Assembly Required  With so many new shows premiering this busy month of January here’s one for the kids: Some Assembly Required. It premieres tonight at 6:30 p.m. on YTV. The comedy, from Thunderbird Films, is another one of these live studio audience shows suddenly the… Read on


Tonight: It’s a Weirdiful Christmas on YTV

Later today at 6:30 p.m., That’s So Weird airs its first ever Christmas episode. The premise has Kayla Lorette (right, with James Hartnett) charged with finding a Santa for the Christmas special and settling on Jake, a grisly old timer she pulls straight out of the old folks home. Ho-ho-no!The whole Santa deal is just… Read on