Snuff out the Tiki torch and toss away the Doritos. Rudy Boesch has left the island. The grizzled Navy SEAL veteran and inaugural Survivor contestant passed away Nov. 1 at 91. Boesch and the 15 other Survivor originals were a sensation when the reality show premiered in the summer of 2000. I was in my
It’s not an overstatement to say that the most influential sitcom in the history of television premiered 68 years ago today — I Love Lucy. Lucille Ball, a one time RKO chorus girl who stood out in a string of feature film dramas and comedies in the late ’30s and ’40s, became TV’s biggest star
Toronto native Sabrina Jalees co-stars with multiple Emmy winner Patricia Heaton this season on the new sitcom Carol’s Second Act (premiering Thursday on CBS and Global). The two of them had just stepped off a first class flight from Los Angeles when I interviewed them this past June at Corus headquarters in Toronto. Jalees, best
If you’re Chuck Lorre, co-creator of two, 12-season sitcoms for CBS (The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men), what do you do for an encore? If it was me the answer would be: count money. Since it is Lorre you do several things at once, and well, including continuing on as the
Many moons have passed since man first landed on the moon. For one thing, they called it “Man on the moon” back then; just like how Expo ’67 was all about “Man and his World.” Both terms seem hopelessly dated. Shouldn’t she have put a woman on the moon by now? It has been 50
Earlier this month at the Corus Upfront in Toronto, I had the good fortune to meet and interview two of the stars of The Young and the Restless: Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman, left) and Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman). Their long-running CBS daytime serial is still one of the most popular shows on Global, ranking
The Big Bang Theory‘s final two episodes Thursday drew an overnight, estimated audience of 4,325,000 CTV viewers in Canada. That’s roughly a million-and-a-half more than Canada’s most-watched series was averaging in overnights this season. The Live+7 A2+ average minute total will be higher again, probably closer to five-and-a-half million once those numbers are released in
Well, that was no Newhart. Neither, however, was it a Seinfeld. The hour-long series finale of The Big Bang Theory was simply two more episodes that will run forever in syndication and not stand out from any that went before them — which is exactly the way executive producer Chuck Lorre must have wanted it.