A quick programming note on a series starting today, Thursday, July 22: Ultra City Smiths (AMC+). This is an animated comedy series for adults from some of the people behind Robot Chicken. It focuses on a pair of detectives who are, like all the characters on this show, made up of baby doll parts. Listen
Tonight at a “special time” of 9:30 p.m. ET, Private Eyes returns to Global for a fifth season. The surprise to everyone, including star, director and executive producer Jason Priestley, is that it is also the final season. I spoke with Priestley Wednesday for an upcoming episode of brioux.tv: the podcast. Look for him to
Friday is always a big launch day for streaming services, but especially in the first weekend of summer. If you subscribe, therefore, to Netflix, Disney+, Peacock, Hulu or others, you should fine something fun to watch this weekend. If not, there’s always hockey. Here are some suggested picks: Miley Cyrus Presents Stand By You (Peacock).
Director of programming Stuart Hands and the good folks at the Toronto Jewish Film Foundation have once again done me the honour of asking me to moderate one of their Q&A panels. That happens tonight, Wednesday, June 9 at 7 p.m. as the TJFF pays homage to the late, great Carl Reiner. To join the
World War Two historian and author David O’Keefe to pointed out an interesting irony the other day on Facebook. Tonight’s Juno Awards are airing on June 6 — the anniversary of the allies landing at Juno Beach as part of D-Day invasion. Now it is D-Day for Canada’s quarantined music industry given how many times
Thursday night marks the series finale of Last Man Standing. The sitcom, starring Tim Allen, Nancy Travis and Hector Alizondo, bows out after nine seasons and 194 episodes with a one-hour episode on Fox. Never a runaway smash hit like Allen’s breakout series Home Improvement (1991-99), It nevertheless ran on ABC for six seasons before
The Force remains strong with Disney+ with the launch of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Bad Batch. The new animated series starts streaming Tuesday, May 4 with a 70-minutes premiere, with new episodes following Friday’s on Disney+. If the graphic style looks familiar, this is brought to you by the same folks who created Star Wars:
Starting Monday, May 3, PBS brings Antiques Roadshow back for a 25th season with a special celebrity edition. The four new episodes will run every Monday night through May. (Check local listings as PBS affiliates, such as Buffalo’s WNET, like to go rogue.) Now, because this is PBS, there are no Kardashians or New Jersey