TONIGHT: The real Shaun Majumder stands up

I’m not sure every word is true in Shaun Majumder, Every Word is Absolutely True, but it sure feels that way. The 90-minute documentary premieres tonight at 7:30 p.m. on HBO Canada. The special is surprisingly moving, especially if you stick with it until the end. Majumder, 40, has always been a likable dude, very personable on… Read on

U.S. Media calls Sun News “First Year Flop”

Not Sun News’ morning man Pat Bolland The Sun News Network celebrated its first anniversary April 18. I guess my party invite got lost in the mail.The Quebecor venture lurched back onto the radar a few weeks ago when they were ringside for Justin Trudeau’s “Thrilla on the Hilla” in Ottawa. Otherwise things have been… Read on

Jimmy Fallon’s Presidential coup

President Barack Obama Slow-Jammin’ the news? Believe it. The “POTUS with the Mostest” guested Tuesday night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in a special episode taped at the University of North Carolina. Go ‘Heels.Not to be outdone, it was announced today in Ottawa that, all this week, Stephen Harper will be Slow-Jammin’ his toast.… Read on

Question of the day: Why Whitney?

The folks at Bell sent me a letter the other day. Inside was a sales pitch which began with the words, “Enjoy many of the channels you really want, with HD channels always included.”It may have been a fine deal but I read no further having been scared off by the photo at the top… Read on

TONIGHT: U.S. premiere of The L.A. Complex

Here’s a switch—an American network importing content from Canada. Officials at The CW have high hopes for The L.A. Complex, a makin’-it-in-Hollywood drama from the producers of Degrassi. It makes its U.S. premiere tonight at 9 p.m. on The CW. “We loved it,” says Thom Sherman, Head of Development at The CW. “It’s an authentic look… Read on

The Brioux Report: Canucks exit impacts CBC

CBC and TSN were probably counting on long playoff runs from the mighty Vancouver Canucks and Pittsburgh Penguins. Now Sidney Crosby and the Sedin twins are out of the race for the Stanley Cup, and Southern teams such as Phoenix and Nashville are on to Round Two.With Detroitalso eliminated, and Ottawa do or die to… Read on

Debating the demise of CBC’s The Debaters

Steve Patterson, host of The Debaters: still on CBC Radio One Should The Debaters have been among the shows axed by CBC? At first glance, the public broadcaster’s decision to lose the comedic point-counter-point series, hosted by Steve Patterson, doesn’t seem debatable when you look at the numbers it was drawing—roughly 250,000 viewers per episode… Read on