New season start dates now just a click away

“When does the new TV season start?” It’s the No. 1 question I get asked these days.The good news is you can find out exactly when your favourite network prime time TV shows, as well as the brand new offerings, officially begin their runs right here at TV Feeds My Family. Simply click on the… Read on

REVIEW: True Blood Season Five finale

True Blood showrunner Alan Ball put a bow on his hands-on involvement with the series with Sunday’s Season Five finale and the dude pretty much let ‘er rip. There was plenty of sex, violence and especially blood in the episode, which to my eye played like a campy old Batman episode as if directed by… Read on

Toronto-lensed Copper makes Showcase debut

Coppers Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) and Maguire (Kevin Ryan) One of the most impressive sets I’ve ever been on is the one for Copper. The pre-forensic cop show premieres Sunday night at 9 p.m. in Canada on Showcase.I had an opportunity to visit the Toronto set back in early May. The producers, Cineflix and BBC America, have… Read on

Neil Armstrong: 1930-2012

Half a billion people watched Armstrong’s ghostly descent Have to agree with colleague David Bianculli of TV Worth Watching that the 1969 moon landing was “the best TV show I ever saw in my life.” Neil Armstrong, who died today at 82, was the biggest star on or off the planet that summer. It was… Read on

Lost Girl can be found Saturday at Fan Expo

Saluting Silk. I tried to dress classy like Looking for Lost Girl? Showcase’s favourite succubus can be found Saturday at Fan Expo in Toronto. Anna Silk (Bo), Kris Holden-Ried (Dyson), Ksenia Solo (Kenzie), Rick Howland (Trick), Zoie Palmer (Lauren) and KC Collins (Hale) will all be live and in person, appearing together on a panel in Hall G from 12 to 1 p.m. and signing autographs from… Read on

This week’s podcast: Dieppe book deal, etc.

After a few weeks off, CHML’s Scott Thompson had plenty of questions. First he wanted to know all about my recent trip to Dieppe. I was in France for the memorial celebrations surrounding the 70th anniversary of the WWII invasion (see previous postings). David O’Keefe, the Montreal historian who spent 15 years digging into  declassified,… Read on

Late night joke of the week

From Tuesday’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: At the age of 50, Roger Clemens has signed on to play for a minor league team in Texas. You can tell he’s getting up there. Today he tested positive for Activia. Follow @BillBriouxTV

Phyllis Diller: 1917-2012

Phyllis Diller, who died Sunday at 95, always struck me as the female Bob Hope. Her delivery and timing were very much patterned off Hope’s confident, straight at you patter. Like Hope the master, how she said things was usually funnier than what she was saying. With Diller, you thought it was all about how… Read on