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Aaron Sorkin takes liberties. The creator/executive producer of The West Wing moved a few facts around in telling the story of electronic television inventor Philo T. Farnsworth with his Broadway play “The Farnsworth Invention” (2007). For one thing, he wrote that Farnsworth was defeated in court by wiley RCA boss David Sarnoff over his patent

Besides killing it on The Moodys (Thursday nights on Fox), recent brioux.tv: the podcast guest Jay Baruchel has a new gig. The Ottawa native, who just turned 39 last Friday, will host the Canadian Amazon Original series LOL: Last One Laughing Canada. Produced by Insight Productions, the Toronto-lensed comedy competition series will feature a room

Academy Award winner Anna Paquin stars in Flack, a British dramedy about high-powered publicists. Her boundary-busting character Robyn is asked why she does what she does. “I enjoy it,” she says. “Makes the most of my natural talents … lying and drinking.” Two six-episode seasons, both shot in London pre-COVID, were produced. Paquin and husband

CBC has holiday fare all month long including these Canadian movie premieres:“A Christmas Winter Song” Wed., Dec. 2, 8 p.m. (8:30 NT)“Rock N’ Roll Christmas” Wed., Dec. 9, 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) and Sat., Dec. 12“A Christmas Movie Christmas” Wed., Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT)“Christmas on the River” Wed., Dec. 23, 8 p.m.