March 2008

Would that this were an April Fool's joke: CBC has decided to wind down their long-running Friday night comedy showcase Air Farce Live.The series, which concludes its 15th season this coming Friday at 8, was previously listed among shows returning for next season. While that is still true, the buzz around the halls of CBC's
Are TV movies finito? CBC's much ballyhooed The Trojan Horse, starring Paul Gross, drew 690,000 viewers Sunday night. The political espionage thriller, which also starred Tom Skerritt and Martha Burns, failed to pull them in the way the prequel, 2004's H2O, did (it bowed to close to a million viewers), despite plenty of on-air promos
Spread the word--celebrate the memory of Sherri Wood this summer at a music festival held in her honor. Call it Sherri Woodstock.That was one idea pitched today at services for Wood, who died last Monday after a brave battle with brain cancer. She was not yet 29 years old.Wood wrote concert listings and covered breakout
Deadline Hollywood Daily's Nikki Finke asks "Has NBC Uni's Jeff Zucker Lost His Mind?" is response to this promotional spot for the return of My Name Is Earl, embedded below. Finke, who's site became "Must See" during the writers strike, strongly objects to a few pot shots Zucker makes at scribes in the teaser. I
For a few short, wonderful years, Sherri Wood sat directly in front of me at the Toronto Sun. Between us were two computer monitors and about 20 years. Both occasionally got in the way, but neither was really much of an obstacle. I was always more interested in reading her face than anything on my
Although I worked at The Toronto Sun for seven years, I never got to know the late, great George Gross. I'm sorry about that now, especially after reading the many tributes pouring in after his death from a heart attack this past Friday morning.The internationally renown sports editor was 85. You can read many memories
More behind the scenes "Found Objects" fun over at Harry Shearer's My Damn Channel. The featured players this time are Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, Katie Couric and Chris Matthews, all primping, grousing and chewing gum between takes. Check out O'Reilly working his Fox News vanity mirror. It should come with a warning--"Egos in mirror are
Did CBC jump the gun on that Sophie renewal?Ever since CBC announced they were picking up two of their four January starts, Sophie and The Border, the rookie comedy series, starring Mimi Kuzyk and Natalie Brown, has been sinking like a rock.This Wednesday it was down to 290,000 viewers. That's a 99,000 drop from the