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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

This Thursday is the series finale of Canada’s most-watched TV show for nearly a decade — The Big Bang Theory. Brioux.TV takes a look back at set visits and cast interviews over the past dozen years. Part One (June, 2007): CBS introduces the cast and producers to reporters in Pasadena, Calif., at the Television Critics

All together now (to the tune of the theme from The Brady Bunch): Here’s the story/of a man named Marshall/who grew up within three feet of the TV/Now his son sits/right beside him/forced to watch the entire run of The Bradys… This is also the story of Marshall Jay Kaplan and his son Ben Kaplan,

UPDATED WITH SEASON FINALE AUDIENCE NUMBER (see below). The ratings game is a funny business in Canada. Most if not all ad revenues are based on decades old ratings survey technology. Yet the industry has the means to determine exactly how many people are watching a certain show at a certain time, simply by adding

If you follow @CBC_archives on Twitter, you may have noticed a post Wednesday about a “Giant” milestone in Canadian television: Bob Homme was born 100 years ago this month. Homme, for those too young to remember, was for a quarter of a century The Friendly Giant. His simple, 15 minute series aired mid-mornings from the

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Let it be said that this story was filed on a IPad, written at the Apple Visitor Centre and all while drinking — yes — apple juice. Not the Apple Kool aid, however. I’ve always been a bit stodgy when it comes to the whole personal device revolution, clinging to my daughter’s

CTV’s new sitcom Jann launched Wednesday to 768,000 overnight estimated viewers across Canada. That’s a pretty decent score nowadays for a homegrown series with no simulcast support. Streaming and PVR data should easily send the Live+7 totals to 900,000+. The rest of CTV’s Wednesday night went like this: The Goldbergs at 8 p.m. (525,000) followed