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Alex Trebek 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
Just for Laughs award winners and presenters (l-r): Lil Rel Howery, Jo Koy, awards show host Alonzo Bodden, Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Deon Cole and Howie Mandel. Photo: Felicia Michaels 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
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
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
Between takes: Ryan Robbins (left) is back as Pastor Funk with the resurrection of Pure. Photo: Michael Tompkins 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
"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,
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