“Who is going to replace Trebek,” Alex?

Are you old enough to remember Art Fleming? The original “star” of Jeopardy! — as announcer Don Pardo introduced him — was the game show question man from 1964 to 1975 and then briefly from 1978 to 79. I might have the order of these shows flipped, but back when I was a wee lad… Read on



Diversity the big winner at Just for Laughs 2018

MONTREAL — Want to make a comedian cry? Give him an award. That seemed to be the case over the weekend at the 36th annual Just for Laughs comedy festival. The industries top comedians were celebrated by their peers in an event that isn’t streamed or televised and — as with the TCA Awards coming… Read on


Jane Fonda, John Oliver highlight a two day TCA

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — You don’t have to stay the full two weeks-plus to get a lot out of the summer TCA press tour. A quick two days was good enough for me this July. Here’s how it went. First, it had been four summers since I had been on the summer tour. They’d built… Read on


Follow as I live tweet Amazing Race Canada in Jakarta

What’s harder than running The Amazing Race Canada: Heroes Edition? Why, live tweeting about it, as I’ll attempt to do Tuesday night starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Actually, that’s not very hard at all, although I am making it difficult by flying to Los Angeles Tuesday to attend a few days of the summer TCA… Read on



Halifax remains Pure thanks to Super Channel

Pure fans, your prayers have been answered. Super Channel has resurrected thee Mennonite mob drama for a second season. The series seemed deader than a Roseanne revival after CBC walked away after six episodes. That was a blow to the Halifax production community, coming on the heels of other series shut downs in the wake of… Read on


Letterkenny pitter-patters across the border

“Hulu has picked up the first two seasons of the acclaimed series, and American viewers would be wise to delve into its coarse, hilarious, rural weirdness.” That’s Tim Goodman’s assessment of Letterkenny, which premieres in the United States Friday on the streaming service Hulu. The San Francisco-based TV critic, who writes for The Hollywood Reporter,… Read on


Amazing Race Canada soars into Episode 2 without fly boy favourites

Tonight (Tuesday, July 10) CTV airs the second episode of The Amazing Race Canada: Heroes Edition. If last week’s first episode is any indication, this race is going to be awfully hard to call. When I first met the ten new teams competing this season, at the end of April at CTV’s downtown Toronto studios,… Read on


REVIEW: GLOW slams home a super second season

I used to be in love with Love. My new Netflix crush, however, is GLOW. Ten new Season Two episodes dropped over a week ago. Happy to report that there is absolutely no ring rust heading into the new half-hours.  Go ahead — try not to binge them all in one sitting. This homage to… Read on