John Candy may have passed away 25 years ago today, but his legend will live as long as there are planes, trains and automobiles. I only met him once, towards the end of his life, at a Toronto press conference. It was shortly before he departed for Mexico to begin work on his final production,
This week, Vulture ranked all 158 episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show from first to worst. Doing that with any series is a big undertaking; making that effort for a series that began 58 years ago is a testament to how timeless and enduring that sitcom remains. So, hats off to Vulture. The author
Set your PVR’s, classic TV fans. CBS has scheduled another seasonal treat with back-to-back, newly-colourized episodes of both The Dick Van Dyke Show and I love Lucy. The two hour-long specials air this Friday, Dec. 14, starting at 8/7 Central on CBS. The Van Dyke special comes as a sweet birthday present for Van Dyke,
Now and then, a bit of what matters most — business-wise — is dropped off in the mail box. Today this unexpected package arrived: Carl Reiner’s latest book, “Too Busy to Die.” The title came to Reiner after he complained to his pal Mel Brooks that he was at loose ends after finishing his latest project.
Rose Marie died over a week ago on Dec. 28, and I’ve been searching for my cassette tape of our interview ever since. The interview, over the phone, occurred probably 14 years ago at the time The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited — Carl Reiner’s coda to his classic ’60s sitcom — aired on CBS. I remember
Christmas came early for me this year. I got to interview one of my all-time TV idols, Carl Reiner. The occasion is The Dick Van Dyke Show — Now in Living Colour!, a holiday-timed special premiering Friday night at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. This is the second hour-long special featuring two computer-colourized episodes of
“Oh Rob! They’ve colorized The Dick Van Dyke Show!” Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT, two newly-colorized episodes of the classic sitcom will premiere on CBS. Purists may pass, but if the process is anywhere near as good as the I Love Lucy episodes CBS has been presenting in December the past few years, fans
Can it really be Norman Jewison’s 90th birthday? The dean of Canadian-born directors is an ageless wonder who still looks only a crew away from directing his next feature film. Jewison was an honored guest at the Canadian Film Centre’s annual garden party last month in Toronto. He founded the place, so that seems about