Apply now for S7 of The Amazing Race Canada

Runners on your marks! CTV and host Jon Montgomery announced Thursday that applications to the 7th edition of The Amazing Race Canada are now open. The renewal is no surprise. Once again, the globe-trotting adventure competition series from Insight Productions claimed top spot on Canada’s summer ratings chart, averaging over 1.8 million viewers a week.… Read on



RATINGS: Canada’s Top 30 week of Nov. 5 – 11

Two months into the 2018-19 TV season, where do things stand in Canada? A look at the English Canada totals for the week of Nov. 5 -11, released Tuesday by Numeris, shows that positions are starting to lock in among the Canadian Top-30. This despite the fact that it was an unusual week, with the… Read on


Best new show this fall: The Kids Are Alright

I grew up without brothers or sisters, the dreaded only child. Many of my friends and cousins, however, were part of large Catholic families. The Bullocks numbered eight kids and one elderly auntie, although no one ever saw all of them in the same room at the same time. My cousins who lived north of… Read on


Celebrating Mickey Mouse at 90

Gawrsh! Yesterday was Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday. It’s easy to be cynical about the Walt Disney Company’s big-eared corporate icon in 2018. While new attempts are made every decade or so to reboot the mouse as a relevant, animated “property,” he’s often seen today as a symbol of American commercial excess, or pointed to as the… Read on



Ben Stiller gets real directing Escape at Dannemora

Last month in Cannes during the international TV marketplace MIPCOM I had an opportunity to take part in a round table interview session with Ben Stiller. He was there to promote Escape at Dannemore, the based-on-a-true-story prison drama premiering this Sunday on Showtime and Crave. Stiller directed the eight-hour, seven episode limited series which stars… Read on


TONIGHT: CBC mines rare gems From The Vaults

People ask if I stream a lot of TV shows but, really, I’m a threader not a streamer. As easy as it is to stream a new series on-line, I still get a kick out of threading a 16mm film onto a projector and filling a screen with images that flicker by at 24 frames… Read on


Stan Lee 1922 – 2018

I was in the Los Angeles area Sunday, heading up the 405, past the smokey, smoldering hillsides of Calabasas and deep into the San Fernando Valley when I heard the news that comic book kingpin Stan Lee had passed away. I was in a shuttle bus with a half-dozen international journalists when — as cell phones… Read on