Andre Braugher’s performance as Detective Frank Pembleton on David Simon’s critically acclaimed police drama Homicide: Life on the Street (1993-1999) was nuanced and electric. It was almost shocking, therefore, to see him bring such sharp comedy chops 14 years later to Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013-2021). Braugher’s impressive range as an actor was absolutely akin to what
Every May, for over 70 years, the U.S. networks have been announcing what shows will be joining their schedules next fall and which shows will be canceled. This used to be a big deal. Not so much anymore as the network share of the overall TV audience continues to set records in the wrong direction.
You’ve undoubtedly seen all those ads on bus shelters, billboards and even on television. Instead of declaring when Big Bang or Schitt’s Creek or the new CBC series Coroner will be air, they simply say when each series will start “streaming.” Here’s why: a report last April suggested that streaming will surpass broadcast viewing in Canada by 2020. Yes, next
STUDIO CITY, Calif.–One of the delights of attending set visits on press tour is the opportunity to chat with some of the great character actors on television today. Such an occasion was the bus ride Wednesday to CBS Studio Center (generally referred to as “Radford”) and the set of Brooklyn Nine Nine. The Fox cop
Simone. Just as beautiful in person Hannah Simone is such a pro. Always relaxed and friendly at TCA press tour events, the former MuchMusic VJ was one of several New Girl cast mates–including Zooey Deschanel–who cheerfully took part in impromptu interview sessions earlier this month at the TCA press tour in Pasadena.You can read more about
For the past month I’ve been joining Arlene Byson on SiriusXM’s “Canada Talks” for a weekly chat about what’s new in television. This Monday, Arlene (right) wondered if groundbreaking shows such as Breaking Bad are chipping away at broadcast network ratings.There is no doubt that Walter White and Company have had an impact. One look at
If this is Tuesday, it must be time to get a PVR. This is one of TV’s biggest battlegrounds, and things are heating up this fall with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. entering the fray.Can the comic book B-Team behind the superheroes from The Avengers take down the mighty agents of NCIS? This battle of the