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
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
Happy to be back in The Toronto Star today with a full page feature on The Big Bang Theory. Canada’s most-watched TV show for a decade and the top comedy in the U.S. is down to its final five episodes, with No. 273 — “The Laureate Accumulation” airing Thursday night at 8 p.m. on CBS
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