As they say in The UK, Bloody brilliant. There she was, Lisa LaFlamme, a month after her CTV ouster, in the middle of the biggest story in the world, and working it for a rival broadcaster at home. The death of HRH Queen Elizabeth II on Sept. 8 was sad news for many but the
Like a lot of other people, I subscribed to Disney+ with the launch of Peter Jackson’s Beatles’ documentary “Get Back” about a year ago. Since then, the streaming service did what many thought was impossible — catch and pass Netflix, which had a ten year head start, as the streamer with the most subscribers. The
For the past four seasons, Peter Mitchell has been doing Ryan Murphy-level duty. He’s the showrunner for the two primetime scripted Canadian series with by far the largest schedules: Murdoch Mysteries and Hudson & Rex. Murdoch, CBC’s historical whodunnit which returns for a 16th season next Monday, September 12, is currently in production in and
Is it possible that Lisa LaFlamme’s decision to go grey actually played a role, however minor, in her dismissal as CTV’s top news anchor? There’s so much buzz still about L’affair LaFlamme it defies the modern notion of 24-hour news cycles. Social media keeps on spinning tales of what may have motivated network executives to
I have some news… pic.twitter.com/lTe3Rs0kOA — Lisa LaFlamme (@LisaLaFlamme_) August 15, 2022 “I was blindsided, and am still shocked, and saddened by Bell Media’s decision.” That was Lisa LaFlamme’s message, delivered on Twitter Monday, regarding her unexpected exit after 35 years at CTV — the last 11 as Chief Anchor of the CTV National News.
A quick update on yesterday’s news that Coroner is no longer part of the CBC schedule. Publicist Tanya Koivusalo reached out to tell me that there are still, “ongoing conversations happening” as to the future of the series. CBC General Manager, Entertainment, Sally Catto, released the following statement: “Serinda Swan has made the decision to
UPDATE: The Amazing Race Canada — the nation’s most-watched summer series for a half-dozen years prior to the pandemic — will return to CTV this summer. The globe trotting TV competition, hosted by Canadian Olympian Jon Montgomery, has been left at the starting gate since 2019 due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Producers vowed to
Eric McCormack enjoyed a sweet hometown homecoming this past Monday in Toronto at an “In Conversation” event hosted by the Canadian Film Centre. The 59-year-old Emmy winner was on stage with Zoomer magazine editor-in-chief Suzanne Boyd (above, right) before a well-vaccinated crowd assembled at the downtown Toronto Varsity VIP cinemas. McCormack, in town to shoot