You’ve got some ‘splainin’ to do if you’re not celebrating 70 years of I Love Lucy. Television’s most enduring comedy began on Oct. 15, 1951. With the help of showrunner Jess Openheimer, Lucille Ball, who bounced from RKO comedies to chorus girl roles in movies, turned a radio hit into a TV sensation. She did

These are transitional times in the broadcasting business. Things can get very bottom line quickly when ad revenues bottom out. I get it, therefore, when releases are sent signaling the end of an association with a broadcaster who has enjoyed a nice, long career. What I don’t get, lately, is that these folks don’t get

You know her now as Jann Arden’s (usually) more sensible sister Max on the shot-in-Calgary comedy JANN (Mondays on CTV). Zoie Palmer, however, already had a huge sci-fi following from her five seasons on the showcase fantasy series Lost Girl (2010-2015). Her character, Dr. Lauren Lewis, had a relationship with leather-clad succubus Bo (Anna Silk)

I know what you’re thinking – do I really need another over-the-top, fancy-shmantzy streaming service in Canada? Well, you’re getting one anyway and it is packed with content – some of it Canadian in origin – and pretty darn affordable. Discovery, Inc., announced today that their streaming service discovery+, launched back in January of this

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You’ve got some ‘splainin’ to do if you’re not celebrating 70 years of I Love Lucy. Television’s most enduring comedy began on Oct. 15, 1951. With the help of showrunner Jess Openheimer, Lucille Ball, who bounced from RKO comedies to chorus girl roles in movies, turned a radio hit into a TV sensation. She did

Alan Kalter, best known as David Letterman’s CBS Late Show announcer for 20 years, died Oct. 4. He was 78. Kalter was born in New York, or as he used to call it at the top of each show, “the greatest city in the world.”. He took over from retiring announcer Bill Wendell as the

Television’s longest-running game show The Price is Right celebrates 50 season this week. It premiered on Sept. 4, 1972 with Bob Barker as host. Since then, according to CBSViacom: Over US$300,000,000 in cash and prizes has been given away. More than 8,400 cars have been awarded, including the very first car, a Chevrolet Vega valued

If you ever watched an episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, or The Cosby Show, or even I Love Lucy, you enjoyed the work of Jay Sandrich. The veteran TV director passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 89. Sandrich, who was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2020, directed many TV all-time

“I can’t stand stuck-up bodies of water. It’s like, get over yourself, Lake Superior.” In 2018, in one of his last high profile TV efforts, Norm Macdonald had Jane Fonda read that joke on Norm Macdonald Has a Show. The 10-episode Netflix series was so stripped down it was barely more than a podcast, but