Chicago Fire


Fire up the tiki torch and pass the Doritos: Survivor beat The Masked Singer head-to-head in premiere week overnights in Canada. The 39th season, called Survivor: Island of the Idols and featuring past winners “Boston” Rob Mariano and Sandra Diaz-Twine, drew an overnight, estimated 1,497,000 viewers over its 90-minute season premiere. Global followed that up

Overnight estimates — a measure that means less and less these days — are in and the numbers for Kim’s Convenience so far are right where I expected. Tuesday’s back-to-back opener measured 835,000 and 805,000 viewers on the overnight scale. That was good enough for third in the timeslot in Canada behind Global’s strong rookie

Thursday in Toronto Corus hosted the third leg of the Canadian private network Triple Crown. Front and centre at Thursday’s Corus upfront was EVP and COO Barb Williams. The savvy network executive has had a Tartikoff-like ride in the TV game, making tons of money for her company although never exactly the poster child for Canadian TV

Forget about those dirty double crosses. NBC(and Global) broadcasts a triple crossover this week involving all three Dick Wolf dramas set in Chicago. The story begins on Chicago Fire (Monday at 9 p.m. ET on Global; Tues. at 10 p.m. on NBC) then spreads to Chicago Med (Tuesday at 7 on Global; Wednesday at 9 p.m. on

Some TV stars are just dying to talk to reporters. Then there is Elias Koteas. The man is just not into the whole press scene. A native of Montreal, the actor currently plays a cop on Chicago PD (airing Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET on Global and NBC). His character, Det. Alvin Olinsky, is

Was CBC anchor Peter Mansbridge too buddy-buddy with new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on that bus? CHML’s Scott Thompson wanted my take on CBC’s coverage last week of Trudeau’s first day at work. I thought there was nothing wrong with Mansbridge’s informal tone and also enjoyed Trudeau’s zinger suggesting Mansbridge might be out of touch with

CHICAGO, Ill–Who doesn’t love seeing things blow up real good? Certainly not TV journalists. NBC knew what they were doing when they invited an international gathering of beat writers to Chicago Monday to visit the sets of three Dick Wolf dramas: Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and the newest entry, Chicago Med (premiering Nov. 17 on