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
CTV’s new Wednesday night medical drama Transplant opened to rave reviews. How did it do in the ratings? Not bad if you accept that 800,000 is the new million in Canadian overnights. The new Montreal-based production premiered to an overnight, estimated 907,000 viewers Wednesday behind Top-10 hit The Masked Singer (1,270,000). In comparison, Global’s medical
In a world where there’s a burden placed on trying to keep up with everything new on television, Burden of Truth is a homegrown series that deserves a second look. The Wednesday night CBC drama, seen stateside in the summer months on The CW, stars Kristin Kreuk as big city litigator turned crusading small town
CBC’s week-long mid-season roll out of new and returning shows seemed to run into a wall of clutter Wednesday, at least in overnight estimates. Third year series Burden of Truth returned at 8 p.m. to 265,000 overnight, estimated viewers. At 9 p.m. on CBC, the premiere of the cross border spy drama Fortunate Son was
What is your all-time favourite TV theme song? Did you have a TV show you never missed when you were a child? These questions were put to the stars of Burden of Truth, the Winnipeg-based legal drama just moving in to a third season Wednesday nights on CBC. I had the good fortune to be
UPDATED: Think 2019 had too many TV shows? Think again! With even more streaming services on the way, this new year will be even harder for anyone trying to cling to their 20/20 vision. The handy list below is in chronological order as to what returns/premieres when. Happy binging: Deputy (Thurs., Jan. 2, Fox): Stephen
CBC has been in the news a lot lately, and not always for the right reasons. There was the whole Don Cherry dismissal, and this week the cancelation of three-year-old series Anne with an E. I had over 100 “ok boomer” tweets Wednesday from young fans of the series just for pointing out that Anne’s
Holy Schitt’s! Perhaps no other series in Canada demonstrates how times have changed in the eyeball counting business than Schitt’s Creek. Acclaimed in both Canada and the United States, the five-year-old comedy could likely not survive on live viewing alone given the low overnight estimates it has charted this season. Take last week for example.