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Who is the greatest TV actor of all time? In an article by Ben Lindbergh published in the latest issue of The Ringer, the nod goes to Ted Danson Although Linbergh is looking more at quantity rather than quality, he builds a pretty good case. Danson’s latest series, Mr. Mayor, premiered Thursday night on NBC

Tonight and tomorrow night are your last two chances to see Alex Trebek host Jeopardy. The syndicated series airs in most markets at 7:30 p.m. The courageous quizmaster lost his fight against pancreatic cancer late last year. These last episodes were taped at Sony Studios in Los Angeles just ten days before he died I’ve

In the mid-’60s, Dawn Wells played girl-next-door Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island. For the young actress, it turned out to be much longer than a three hour or even a three season cruise. Wells died Wednesday from complications from COVID-19. She was 82. The former Miss Nevada was still in her twenties when the series

News of the death of Chad Stuart — one half of the British soft-rock ’60s duo Chad & Jeremy — provoked for me yet another memory from the Television Critics Association press tour. Nearly nine years ago, in January of 2012, me and Bill Harris — another former Toronto Sun scribe — wound up at

Back when I worked at The Toronto Sun, I was happy to contribute to Showcase, the best entertainment magazine even many Sun readers — due to the seamless way it was folded into the mix — didn’t know existed. Bob Bishop and Derek Tse always poured their hearts into it and so did many of

“Now gosh golly bingo Tretiak’s out counting the crowd we’ve got a hockey game!’ Way back last century when Bullock & Brioux were known over several streets in Etobicoke, this is what Pat Bullock would say to start off his Howie Meeker impersonation. There’s always a phrase impressionists use to find a voice. Look up

You never want to be caught without your laptop or even an iPad when somebody as special as Alex Trebek dies. I was crossing up Hwy 6, headed to close a cottage on the Bruce Peninsula, when my phone lit up with messages from Murtz Jaffer. The CTV News Channel producer was calling with the

Sean Connery — this was no time to die. I never met him, and I’m sure I would have remembered if I had. I do remember the first time I saw him on screen. It was at the long-gone Orangeville Drive-In north of Toronto. My parents knew the family who ran the outdoor theatre, including