Earlier this month at the Corus Upfront in Toronto, I had the good fortune to meet and interview two of the stars of The Young and the Restless: Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman, left) and Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman). Their long-running CBS daytime serial is still one of the most popular shows on Global, ranking
Quick impressions from Bell’s Thursday morning upfront breakfast with executives press event: I spoke with Bell’s chief program fetcher Mike Cosentino. He’s the guy tasked with replacing the most valuable sitcom ever imported into Canada: The Big Bang Theory. Life will go on at CTV post- The Big Bang Theory, but there’s no disguising the
This has been the most muted upfront TV season I can remember. That impression may, admittedly, be due to the fact that I’ve seen a lot of them, but also I think it is because all the action and excitement and, frankly, a great deal of the audience, has shifted over to the streaming side.
Well, that was no Newhart. Neither, however, was it a Seinfeld. The hour-long series finale of The Big Bang Theory was simply two more episodes that will run forever in syndication and not stand out from any that went before them — which is exactly the way executive producer Chuck Lorre must have wanted it.
Thursday night at 8 p.m., the hour-long final episode of The Big Bang Theory will bring to an end one of the greatest success stories in TV history. The show CTV took a chance on in 2007 will have racked up ten, consecutive No. 1 finishes for an entire season. Not American Idol, not The
In January of 2015, Television Critics Association members were shuttled to Warner Bros. studios for what was billed as “An Evening with Chuck Lorre Productions.” The prolific writer/executive producer/showrunner had four shows shooting at four neighbouring stages on the Warners lot at the time (including Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly and Mom),
As the third season of The Big Bang Theory drew to a close, I was able to arrange a phone interview with Jim Parsons. The actor was still pumped from doing a “bit” that day with William Shatner on the stage of Carnegie Hall as part of CBS’ annual Upfront to advertisers in New York.
It’s long forgotten now but The Big Bang Theory didn’t explode right out of the gate. CBS opened it in a Monday night timeslot, ran it for seven or eight episodes and then a writers’ strike created havoc for network schedulers. In Canada, CTV had such little faith in it they originally booted it over