My mobile device keeps reminding me about the No. 1 summer show in Canada for seven straight years — The Amazing Race Canada. The series, from Insight Productions, was an automatic two million-a-week draw for CTV. As a reporter, I was very fortunate to attend several legs of the race, including trips to Vietnam, China,
While, for a few days, the announcement seemed stuck in second gear, Crave finally copped to being the home in Canada for Friends: The Reunion. The unscripted special streams Thursday, May 27 on HBO Max in the US and on Crave in Canada. Last December, Bell Media struck a deal to be the exclusive home
You may not know it, but the Canadian Screen Awards have been taking place all week. The final gala takes place tonight. Not on CBC, or CTV or Global but only via streaming, on Academy.ca, YouTube or Twitter. Think Canadina Stream Awards. It is true that the CSA’s have not been a big draw on
Believe it or not, this coming September will mark 20 years since the 9/11 attacks. A timely new documentary with a positive outcome and a Canadian connection will help mark the occasion. “No Responders Left Behind” is directed by Toronto’s Rob Lindsay (“Go-Boy! Memories of a Life Behind Bars”). The documentary will stream worldwide this
Every May, for over 70 years, the U.S. networks have been announcing what shows will be joining their schedules next fall and which shows will be canceled. This used to be a big deal. Not so much anymore as the network share of the overall TV audience continues to set records in the wrong direction.
Will Canadians be able to see the Friends‘ reunion special? HBO Max announced this week that the much anticipated and delayed Friends: The Reunion special will start streaming on Wednesday, May 27. Above is the official teaser video, which frankly, with its dark, shadowy imagery, makes it look like the six friends are stepping out
Reports of the SCTV/Scorsese documentary’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. The good news was confirmed Thursday by a spokesperson from Insight, the Toronto production house that shot the 2018 SCTV cast reunion. “The project has not been shelved, just delayed due to Mr. Scorsese’s other production commitments.” A few days ago, original SCTV writer-performer Joe
[UPDATE: relax, Mellonville. Turns out this story was a false alarm and that the documentary is still going to happen — eventually. Read the updated story here; below is what the scare was all about on Wednesday of this week — B.B.] Seems that Count Floyd’s coffin lid has come down hard on that long-delayed