Relatively late in life, Leslie Jordan became one of those people you’re always happy to see on TV. News of the death of the 67-year-old following a car accident felt like a career cut short in its prime. The truth is that the diminutive southerner always worked, amassing 134 International Movie Database (IMDb) acting credits.
As the first full week of the New Year arrived, viewers across Canada welcomed back the mid-season returns of many hour-long imports. 9-1-1: Lone Star topped the English Canada ratings with the Rob Lowe firehouse drama drawing over 1.8 million viewers the week of January 3-9, 2022. Plenty of other usual suspects followed as a
The Fox Network — now part of the Disney media empire — plans to add just three new shows this fall. They are: The Big Leap is a feel-good drama focusing on a diverse group of down-on-their luck characters who risk it all in a reality show dance competition. The whole thing builds to a
I’m old enough to remember George Armstrong firing the final goal ever scored during the so-called “Original Six” NHL era. It was into an empty net, and it clinched a 3-1 victory for the Toronto Maple Leafs over the Montreal Canadiens. The year was 1967 and Toronto won their fourth Stanley Cup of that decade.
The World Junior Hockey Championships did not end up the way many Canadians had hoped, but they still found a big TV audience. The final two games of the tournament drew an average minute audience of over three million Canadians on TSN and other Bell channels. The United States defeated Canada in the WJC final.
There’s an old story that goes like this. At the start of every season, a famous theatre critic always gives the first play he sees a favourable review. Asked about it, he declares, “Who am I to stone the first cast?” Which brings us to Call Me Kat, my first review of 2021. The sitcom,
January seems like September as a flood of new and returning shows fill network schedules. Shows that should have started or returned last fall, such as All Rise, Bob Hearts Abishola or Prodigal Son, are just hitting schedules in 2021. It’s all due to all the new safety measures which pushed back production. It’s still
It is mid-May, 2020. By now, the major US broadcast networks have usually had their blockbuster upfront presentations in New York. Canadian broadcast execs would be flying down to Los Angeles this week to scoop up shows during the annual “Hollywood Screenings.” Not this week and not this year. The COVID-19 pandemic had shut down