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
Martin Luther King Day in America seems like an apt time to review “One Night in Miami.” Based on a play by Kemp Powers (who also wrote this screenplay), the Amazon Prime Video feature fictionalizes an actual meeting between icons Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown and Sam Cook. The four gathered in a simple
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.
God knows Canada needs a new Broadcasting Act. The first clue: they’re still calling it the Broadcasting Act. Network heads and studio executives have been lobbying hard for years to have the Canadian government step in and, as they see it, level the playing field by mandating that streaming services operating in Canada contribute to
This year, November is really September. All those network favourites postponed due to COVID and delayed due to strict safety protocols are finally back this month. We’re talking just about everything scripted: NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy, Blacklist, FBI, Chicago Fire, Law & Order: SVU and even sitcoms such as Young Sheldon and Mom and Canadian shows
In the past, broadcasters have hyped new seasons with slogans such as, “A Fall Like No Other!” This year it’s true. Soundstages being shut down due to COVID-19 have delayed the start of production for many scripted series. As a result, broadcasters are slapping together fall schedules and relying heavily on banked reality fare and
The new month is just as crammed with big stars (such as Seth Rogan in HBO’s “An American Pickle”), new broadcast, streaming and cable offerings and, for now anyway, lots of sports. Ignore all the great weather out there, check back often as this list will be updated, and strap onto your couch: SAT/AUG 1