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
Here’s a sobering thought: with the passing of Lyle Waggoner, — setting Dick Van Dyke’s half-season tenure aside — Carol Burnett and Vicky Lawrence are now the only surviving main cast members from The Carol Burnett Show. Wagoner died Tuesday, March 17 in Los Angeles after a short illness. He was 84. Here’s a couple
What’s the best new show this fall? I get asked that question every year around this time. The person asking early Thursday morning was Annette Hamm, co-host of CHCH’s Morning Live. We cram in as many clips as we can in the seven minute segment, including a look at one of the most anticipated shows
CTV News Channel lit up the Bat-signal Saturday looking for commentary on the death of Adam West. I was only too happy to salute the actor, who passed away Friday at 88. West was a laugh-and-a-half to interview, always bringing the eight year old out in every middle-aged journalist. Watch the video here.
I was eight years old when Batman premiered in January of 1966. There was no PVR-ing back then, no time-shifting west coast feed, no YouTube to watch clips the next morning. You were either in front of the set (black and white in my case, even though the show was in Bat-colour) and you saw
The one thing me and Steve Kerzner set out to capture with these podcasts was just the fun of two nerds getting together and talking about why we love television. I think that comes across fairly well with our second yak-a-thon: our homage to the original, 1966 series Batman. Both of us have encountered the great Adam West over
One of the wonderful surprises from Thursday night’s TV on Film Project screening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox was discovering an audience member had a hand in bringing two classic gems to Canadian TV screens. For many years, Pip Wedge was VP of programming at CTV. In the fall of 1966, however, Wedge was creating shows for CTV
ATTENTION CANADIAN TV CITIZENS: If you attend just one TV on Film Project screening, make it this one tonight, Thursday, March 31 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Up first is the epic of all 16mm Fall Preview finds: ABC’s “7 Nights to Remember,” hosted by the dynamic duo themselves, Batman and Robin. Yes,