Can Cracked come out of its shell Season 2?

Sutcliffe and Nevin are teamed in CBC’s Cracked Starting Monday night at 9 p.m., CBC viewers get a second chance to take a crack at Cracked.The Toronto-based drama, about a Psychic Crimes Unit, barely cracked the half-million viewers a week mark in its first season last spring. Cash-strapped CBC renewed it, but tentatively, granting it… Read on

Battle of the Blades helps CBC find its feet

Blades battlers Shae Lynn Bourne and Anson Carter Remember the CBC? The Canadian public broadcaster has coasted along with reruns since around the time the Leafs were eliminated from the Stanley Cup. No network can afford to take the summer off anymore but that’s exactly what CBC did.  With the surprise exit of former programming… Read on

Walter White gets what he deserves–as do fans

Bryan Cranston finds a moment of peace in a Volvo SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE SERIES FINALE OF BREAKING BAD. As Jesse would say, good luck dodging all the other spoilers already out there, Bitch! How fitting that it all ended with Breaking Badfinger.Sunday’s riveting–if you  could… Read on

Kenny Powers gets back in the game

A series likely to get lost amid the hype of the Breaking Bad finale Sunday night is Eastbound & Down.  The fourth and final season begins Sunday at 10 p.m. on HBO and HBO Canada.If you’re already a Kenny Powers fan you’ll want to coax one more hour out of a busy night of PVR… Read on

The Naked News and the damned

CHML’s Scott Thompson always seems to perk up when the topic gets a little titillating.So my visit to the Naked News set? Well, I thought we were going to yak for a full hour.Naked News Uncovered is a new documentary series about the Toronto-based web service, which shows women stripping as they read actual news… Read on

The puck drops on Michael J. Fox’s new sitcom

Fox (right) with his sitcom son Connor Romero on The Michael J. Fox Show Hockey obsessed? Michael J. Fox? That would be yes.When a few Canadian reporters shared a table with him last summer during press tour the talk shifted immediately to the game. Fox describes the annual NHL playoffs as something of a “religious… Read on

PR spins begin as SHIELD, NCIS both open big

Clark Gregg in “Lola,” the vintage ‘vette featured on Agents of SHIELD S.H.I.E.L.D. took round one over NCIS in Canada in Tuesdays battle of the acronyms.Head-to-head at 8 p.m., among viewers 2+, CTV’s Agents of SHIELD (2,706,000) beat Global’s NCIS (2,593,000). That’s in overnights; once all the Live+7 heads are counted, it could tilt the other… Read on

Holy TV showdown, Batman!

Could Neil Hamilton and Stafford Repp have carried a series? Will Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD put a dent in mighty NCIS? The big showdown is set for tonight at 8 p.m. NCIS was Canada’s No. 1 drama last season, drawing a steady 2.5 million total viewers per week. Tonight the hype is all about the… Read on