LeVar Burton’s first TV acting job was playing Kunta Kinte on the smash hit 1977 miniseries Roots. His second was participating in the original Battle of the Network Stars. He’s done several acting jobs since then, including hosting Reading Rainbow for 23 years. Then there were those Big Bang Theory episodes where he appeared as himself. There’s

Besides killing it on The Moodys (Thursday nights on Fox), recent brioux.tv: the podcast guest Jay Baruchel has a new gig. The Ottawa native, who just turned 39 last Friday, will host the Canadian Amazon Original series LOL: Last One Laughing Canada. Produced by Insight Productions, the Toronto-lensed comedy competition series will feature a room

The plan was not to end Kim’s Convenience with tonight’s episode. Sometimes, however, the universe unfolds as it should. What was meant as the fifth season finale, “Friends and Family,” will instead bring the series to a close. Most who read here will already be familiar with the reasons behind the sudden shut down: despite

See also the newly-updated APRIL calendar listings. TUES/APRIL 13 Kim’s Convenience (CBC). This series finale, titled, “Friends & Family,” was supposed to be a 5th season finale. The cast, crew and producers were all told they’d been renewed through six full seasons. As production on this season wore on, however, series creator and executive producer

Much of my world view of international politics in the late ’60s, early ’70s was gleaned from the work of the great Toronto Star editorial cartoonist Duncan Macpherson. One example, above, shows HRH Prince Philip, returning home from a royal visit to Canada with multiple cowboy hats. His wife, The Queen, waits with a rolling

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Much of my world view of international politics in the late ’60s, early ’70s was gleaned from the work of the great Toronto Star editorial cartoonist Duncan Macpherson. One example, above, shows HRH Prince Philip, returning home from a royal visit to Canada with multiple cowboy hats. His wife, The Queen, waits with a rolling

The money is no longer in the banana stand. Jessica Walter, who capped off a long and distinguished stage, screen and television career with roles on cutting edge 21st century comedies Arrested Development and the animated FX series Archer passed away Wednesday at home in her native New York. She was 80. She earned her

When I was speaking with Enrico Colantoni for a podcast episode a little over a year ago I momentarily blanked on the name of one of his co-stars from the late ’90s sitcom Just Shoot Me. “Are you really not remembering George Segal?” said an incredulous Colantoni. This was pre-COVID, and we were sitting together

Do you remember Party Game? The saucy little charades-fest aired out of Hamilton, Ont.’s CHCH from 1970 through 1981. “Captain” Jack Duffy, Dinah Christie and Billy Van were the Home Team, an almost unbeatable trio when it came to charades. Al Boliska was the original host, replaced a year later by Bill Walker. It was