TONIGHT: Horror Story joins TV’s Top 5 scariest

It’s a happy Halloween for the folks at American Horror Story (starring Connie Britton, above). The kinky FX drama was renewed for a second season today.The series drew 3.1 million Live+3 U.S. viewers for last week’s fourth episode, its best performance to date. FX says American Horror Story is on track to becoming their highest-rated… Read on

Bob McAdorey hits the Wall in Niagara Falls

I’m sure if Bob McAdorey was still around and had heard he was being honoured along with somebody called “Deadmou5, he would have probably said, “sounds about right.” Mac, who grew up and went to high school in Niagara and eventually retired a place in Niagara-on-the-Lake, was among 7 groups and individuals honoured Saturday as… Read on

Sunday: The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror XXII

The big scare earlier this year with The Simpsons was that it might be shutting down production at the end of this season. Voice actor contracts resolved, the annual Halloween special, this year titled Treehouse of Horror XXII (Sunday at 8 on Fox and Global) is far less frightening (although it is slightly unsettling that the… Read on

Tonight: Beavis and Butt-Head are back

Beavis and Butt-Head toilet paper: blog gold “I felt like TV was getting too smart.”That’s Mike Judge’s rational for bringing back Beavis and Butt-Head. The barely animated duo return with their first new episode in nearly 14 years tonight at 10 p.m. on MTV.Publicists at MTV Canada sent critics a role of Beavis and Butt-Head… Read on

FX Canada: do we watch brands or shows?

Are all U.S. cable networks imported equally? I have a feature in today’s Toronto Star Entertainment section on the launch of FX Canada. The new digital service will bow Monday at 9 p.m. with American Horror Story–just in time for Halloween. The off-beat comedy Wilfred (starring Jason Gann, right), will be another FX Canada offering.So… Read on

The Penis Vagina Monologues

Remember when we told you the broadcast network comedies this fall have set a new record for raunch? New York Magazine’s pop culture “Vulture” blog has put together the above video of all the penis and vagina references so far this season. Who was the lucky stiff who counted them all?  Frankly, Two and a… Read on

This week’s podcast: counting past TV sets

Ran into former CTV CEO Ivan Fecan last week at the Air Farce book launch. The most powerful man in Canadian television is keeping a low profile these days. He snuck almost undetected into the back of the CBC atrium to catch Don Ferguson’s speech and grab a few free Tim Bits. It was the… Read on

Guest review: Terra Nova

I used to rely on my 18-year-old son to keep me in the loop but the lad went off to Ryerson. Thankfully, other young viewers are willing to step up and share their opinions of some of this season’s new shows.Guest blogger Kira Charron, 21, is a fourth year student in Media, Information and Technoculture… Read on