Do not ask for whom the bell tolls. It tolls for Ken Burns. PBS’ master documentarian and the public broadcaster itself have both drawn criticism of late. “To truly reflect diversity, PBS must end its overreliance on Ken Burns as ‘America’s Storyteller’ read a recent headline. Independent filmmaker Grace Lee argues that: The decades-long interdependence
The King of Late Night, Johnny Carson, took his final Tonight Show bow 29 years ago next month, His band leader, the man behind the Tonight Show orchestra, kept right on going. If it wasn’t for the pandemic, he’d still be touring all over America, playing 40 weeks a year, killing it on an instrument
What’s the funniest series shot in Canada right now? I’ll nominate The Moodys, which premieres with back-to-back episodes tonight at 9 p.m. ET. Actually, it officially began a year and a half ago, as a three-episode Christmas sorta series. Those episodes were based on an Australian comedy. Pandemic and other delays later, it starts again as
Nobody could sing like Aretha Franklin. The “Queen of Soul” passed away in 2018, but her legacy lives on in the new, four-night, eight-part production Genius: Aretha. It premieres Sunday March 21 on Nat Geo and then also can be seen starting Monday March 22 on Hulu. The person with the daunting task of starring–
Attention, evildoers: beware the Ides of March. Monday, March 15 is when Fox re-launches America’s Most Wanted, a durable franchise that dates back to the network’s earliest days. Launching in February of 1988, America’s Most Wanted lasted 25 seasons in its first incarnation, becoming the longest-running series in the network’s history. (It has since been
After years as “the place where shows go to die,” Fridays has once again become a hot TV night, especially for streaming services. Here’s a quick snapshot of what’s new and of interest starting Friday, March 12: Kid 90 (Hulu). Back when she was a child star and right after, Soleil Moon Frye of Punky Brewster fame videotaped
The Golden Globes has long been dismissed as a Fake Awards show, run by an elite mob of elusive hacks who give statues out to the highest bidders. That hasn’t stopped viewers from tuning in each year — in fact, The Globes viewership has stayed steady while Oscar and Emmy viewership has seen steep declines
Tough as Nails could describe how we’ve all had to become over the past 11 or 12 months. It’s also a reality series, celebrating ordinary working heroes, created and hosted by The Amazing Race‘s Phil Keoghan. Season 2 premieres Wednesday Feb. 10 on CBS and Global. Keoghan and his wife Louise co-executive produce the series.