Richard Belzer is primarily known to TV viewers as Detective John Munch. And no wonder. He played the sardonic cop character for 23 seasons on 11 different shows across six different networks. The two main shows were Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, but Belzer also played Munch on
What to get the TV DVD box set collector who has everything? This Christmas try The Great American Dream Machine. It is just out this month from S’More Entertainment, Inc. This is a trippy blast of public television from the early ’70s. It aired on PBS from 1971 to ’73, back when the American public
Looking for a good summer read? This came out last year but I just got to it last week at the cottage: I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend by Martin Short (HarperCollins 2014). Short has had an amazing life so far. He grew up in Hamilton, Ont., dreaming of showbiz and fascinated by
There was a lot of disappointment Sunday night, on Twitter at least, in Eddie Murphy’s return to Saturday Night Live. He was lionized by Chris Rock, walked out the door and down the steps past the band, and basically took a bow. It was anticlimactic, like when Dave Keon finally returned to Maple Leaf Gardens.
I’m Jonathan Banks and you’re not, Chevy Chase. Justin Lubin/NBC Will Community return to brilliance?That’s the question as NBC brings the low-rated comedy-that-just-won’t-die back for a fifth season Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.Things start off with back-to-back episodes. The horrible comedy Sean Saves the World follows along with a new episode of The Michael
Thursday on Community: “Conventions of Space and Time” This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson asks about one of my favourite comedies of the past few years, Community. The third episode of the new, delayed and shortened fourth season, airs Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and City.I watched a couple of the Season Three