Suite TV deal ends tonight on Rogers

Easter is a time to rejoice and be glad–for free movie channel previews, am I right? The free window on the Hollywood Suite movie channels ends Sunday night at midnight, so better hurry if you’re going to sample the best deal in television. Rogers has the four movie channels–WarnerFilms, MGM Channel, Sony Movie Channel and AXN… Read on

Orphan Black blossomed in CFC hot house

Tatiana Maslany show great range in Orphan Black A few weeks ago I was down in the States and this Fox International publicist says to me, “I’m digging these shows you guys are making up there now, especially Lost Girl and Continuum. What’s going on up there and what else ya got?”I told her what I’ve… Read on

Global News Hour: The Young and the Restless

Reporter Minna Rhee kindly passed along this Global News Hour clip of Wednesday’s salute to 40 years of The Young and the Restless. From time to time, I get asked to appear on camera as a TV expert and always say yes, even if its about a genre I know less about, such as soap… Read on

This week’s podcast: more Rocket reports

Promo the Robotic reporter and Dave Thomas This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson asks about my blast-from-the-past meeting with Rocketship 7 host Dave Thomas. Scott got a kick out of seeing a photo of me and Thomas, who hosted the Buffalo, N.Y. children’s series from 1962 to 1978. In case you missed it, it’s all covered… Read on

After 40 years, still Young and Restless

Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of The Young and the Restless. The daytime serial began on March 26, 1973–way back when President Richard Nixon was still in office. His successor, Gerald Ford, had a reason to watch for a while–his son, Doug, was a regular on the series. Now real life soap operas–like the one… Read on

TONIGHT: City’s Seed goes Green

Sofa Seedlings (l-r) Adam Korson, Tom Green and Carrie-Lynn Neales Can Tom Green help spread a little Seed? The Ottawa-born comedian is featured on tonight’s episode of Seed (8:30 p.m. ET on City).Green plays an arrogant shrink named Dr. Stuart Meinertzhagen who counsels the show’s dysfunctional families. The good doctor’s new-age methods put him in direct… Read on

Republic under siege in move to Sundays

Doyle’s leap to Sundays probably looked easier at the start of the season It probably seemed like a good idea at the time. CBC’s Republic of Doyle was coming off its third and highest-rated season ever. Every single week last Winter and Spring, the Newfoundland-based cop drama pulled over a million total viewers. With high… Read on