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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

Sunday’s multi-network, multi-platform broadcast of Stronger Together– Tous Ensemble was a tremendous success. Over six million dollars was raised for Food Banks Canada during and right after the broadcast, impressive considering the system kept crashing as viewers tried to tweet in their funds. The all-star special featured appearances from Drake, Justin Bieber, the Schitt’s Creek

This Sunday, April 19 on Fox/Citytv, The Simpsons handed the opening “Couch Gag” segment off to Acme Filmworks animator Michal Socha. Acme is an indie house, utilizing 50 directors from 24 countries working on everything from features to commercials to music videos to apps. Polish director Socha, 38, directed this weekend’s extended opener. Acme has

A few weeks ago, on the last set visit I’ll probably get to make for a while, I drove out to Newmarket, Ont., to interview the cast of The Wedding Planners. The eight-episode series premieres Friday, March 27 on Citytv. Interviews took place in one of several century-old churches that surround the quaint-looking main street

Survivor — a.k.a. the Boston Rob Show — just keeps on thriving. Wednesday night, the 20-year-old CBS reality import scored an overnight, estimated 1,701,000 viewers on Global to take show of the night honours. It’s been the second or third most-watched show in English Canada in the last few Live+7 Top 30 Numeris rankings, too,