CBC picks up eleventy billion Gemini noms

Canadian TV: either overdressed or underdressed The Gemini Award nominations were announced Tuesday in Toronto. Once again, every fucking thing ever made in Canada over the last 12 months was nominated. There are 107 bloody categories. Find the complete list here. Sorry, here.CBC alone drew 151 nominations, or one for every ten viewers of The Hour.Are there… Read on

TVFMF Salutes Ross Brioux on his 95th

Happy 95th birthday today to my dad, Prosper A. (“Ross”) Brioux. The Toronto native predates not only television but Betty White; he refers to her as “that kid.” Ross, who attended the very first Toronto  Maple Leafs game ever played at Maple Leaf Gardens (and is still bitter about the loss) saw the Leafs win the cup… Read on

Hoff hoofs onto Dancing with the Stars

Quick, try and spot Jennifer Grey in the shot above. The surgically erased Dirty Dancing star is one of 12 new celebrities named to the 11th edition of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, which returns with a two hour season premiere Sept. 20 at 8 p.m.. They are (l-r): Brandy, David Hasselhoff, Jennifer Grey, Kurt Warner, Margaret Cho, Kyle… Read on

Strong numbers shine on summer Emmys

Emmy pair Jon Hamm and Betty White Even though they came earlier than usual this year, the Emmy Awards held their own in the ratings. Especially in Canada, where nearly 2.5 million turned in to CTV’s coverage of the live broadcast (according to overnight estimates).(UPDATE: CTV’s release says the show drew 2.7 million across Canada… Read on

Jimmy Fallon big winner at Sunday’s Emmys

Jimmy Fallon (left) blew the roof off the dump with his high energy opening at Sunday night’s 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards.The Late Night host wisely side-stepped the usual awards show monologue (not Fallon’s strength) and instead began the broadcast with a video goof on the night’s top nominated show, Glee. Fallon had Cory Monteith, Lea… Read on

Emmy will be Mad for Men, Modern Family

Sunday is Emmy night, worth watching just to see if Conan O’Brien pulls NBC’s pants down if he wins for his seven month stint hosting The Tonight Show. There are other awards up for grabs, of course. Most of the big categories seem fairly tight this year, making predictions especially stupid and pointless–something we specialize… Read on

Global gets a Big Brother summer boost

Divided houseguests (L-R) Hayden, Britney and Brendon Big Brother continues to be a big draw this summer at CBS and Global. The human zoo reality series captured the three top spots in the weekly BBC Canada national ratings for Aug. 16-22. Global, in fact, has six of the Top-10 shows that week across Canada, including… Read on

Emmy host Jimmy Fallon Ready for Primetime

Jimmy Fallon: no ax to grind in late night NBC executives seemed keen to showcase Jimmy Fallon at the recent television critics press tour. The former Saturday Night Live “Weekend Update” anchor is passing into the rite of late night manhood by hosting Sunday’s 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards (NBC, CTV, 8 p.m.). Beyond that, with… Read on