VIDEO: Jon Montgomery on how Jakarta jolted Amazing Race Canada

JAKARTA, Indonesia — On this week’s episode of The Amazing Race Canada: Heroes Edition, the remaining six teams scramble their way to Winnipeg where, among other things, they’ll dance over to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and visit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Back in May when the race was run, however, I was fortunate… Read on


Seinfeld: take your next Coffee break in Canada

Much as I love Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, there was something off about the latest season, the first parked in the Netflix garage. The 12 new episodes are as star-packed as ever, featuring a diverse cross section of talented comedians, including Zack Galifinaikas, Ellen DeGeneres, Dave LaChappelle, Alec Baldwin, John Mulaney, Kate McKinnon, Tracy… Read on


Marsha, Marsha, Marsha! The Brady house has sold!

TV’s reboot craze has gotten even crazier. First it was news about all these remakes of vintage shows such as Roseanne, Murphy Brown, Magnum, P.I., Will & Grace, The Facts of Life and maybe even Alf. Now comes word that one network will built a series around bring back a house from a sitcom from… Read on



Will Chris Rock roll into Calgary for Fargo?

Chris Rock has been cast on the fourth season of Fargo — but will the series still shoot in Calgary? That’s the question as news broke Friday about Rock’s casting at the TCA press tour in Beverly Hills. During his always enlighterning executive session, FX Networks CEO and president John Landgraf tried to provide a… Read on


Howie Mandel stays “Forever Young” with JFL, AGT and two new “Deals”

When does Howie Mandel sleep? The 62-year-old comedian just came off his first Just for Laughs comedy festival as part of the new ownership consortium. Besides performing at his own gala, he was, as he put it, representing “white guys” at the annual comedy awards on Saturday. The awards featured a a tremendously diverse group… Read on


“Who is going to replace Trebek,” Alex?

Are you old enough to remember Art Fleming? The original “star” of Jeopardy! — as announcer Don Pardo introduced him — was the game show question man from 1964 to 1975 and then briefly from 1978 to 79. I might have the order of these shows flipped, but back when I was a wee lad… Read on



Diversity the big winner at Just for Laughs 2018

MONTREAL — Want to make a comedian cry? Give him an award. That seemed to be the case over the weekend at the 36th annual Just for Laughs comedy festival. The industries top comedians were celebrated by their peers in an event that isn’t streamed or televised and — as with the TCA Awards coming… Read on


Jane Fonda, John Oliver highlight a two day TCA

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — You don’t have to stay the full two weeks-plus to get a lot out of the summer TCA press tour. A quick two days was good enough for me this July. Here’s how it went. First, it had been four summers since I had been on the summer tour. They’d built… Read on