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It's interesting to compare -- or re-boot around -- Thursday night's revival of Murphy Brown vs. last winter's revival of Roseanne. In both instances I wasn't expecting much. Two sitcoms coming back after 20 year absences. Did anybody ever ask for more from these shows? Roseanne, however, really surprised me. I didn't expect to care
The multi-talented Jonny Harris (right) welcomes a raw acting rookie in a Lanny McDonald mustache to the Murdoch set The third week of September is still when stuff gets real in any new TV season. Several shows launch this very week, including the new version of Magnum,P.I. and the Lost-in-reverse drama Manifest (Monday), FBI and
Yikes. Tuesday night, This Hour Has 22 Minutes returned for its 26th season to 367,ooo estimated, overnight viewers. While numbers were counted in some screwy ways back when 22 Minutes began, I'm going to go out on a fairly sturdy limb and suggest that is the series' lowest-rated season premiere ever. That number is about
A great gentlemen and a true champion of Canadian television has passed away. Maurice Boucher died last Wednesday in Toronto at 52. The Canada Media Fund's Director of Marketing and Communications was in town to attend the Toronto International Film Festival. I was scheduled to meet Maurice that morning at the BellLightbox's Canteen. Upon arrival I
The Great Canadian Baking Show returns with judges and hosts (l-r) Bruno Feldeisen, Rochelle Adonis, Daniel Levy and Julia Chan Co-host Dan Levy says watch out for the new kids as The Great Canadian Baking Show returns for a second season Wednesday night on CBC. “The younger competitors are fierce competitors,” says the Schitt’s Creek star.