The situation with situation comedies today is no laughing matter. When the news shows for fall were announced this spring, there were few comedies on the list – and one was a reboot of The Wonder Years. The best new comedies that are made today, many for streaming services, could compete for awards as dramas,
The headline on John Doyle’s TV column Monday in The Globe and Mail said it all: “American late-night is reinvigorated. In Canada, we’ve got nothing.” Sad but true. Doyle points out that the gloves are so far off in American late night circles when it comes to political commentary you can see the bare knuckles.
There’s so much damn television released every week that these calendar listing have to be done in steps. Please check back as this page will be updated all month. SUN/MAY 2 The Story of Late Night (CNN). This six-part docuseries, from executive producer Bill Carter and Toronto’s Cream Productions, features a Who’s Who of late
If you’re a late night talk show fan, you’re not going to want to miss a second of The Story of Late Night. The six-part docuseries premieres Sunday night on CNN. As executive producer of the series, author and former New York Times TV columnist Bill Carter takes a deep dive into the genre, one
On Sunday, CNN premieres The Story of Late Night, a six-part docuseries examining the nearly 70-year history of television’s post-primetime talk shows. The series was produced by Toronto-based Cream Productions. To set it all up, listen to my conversation with Bill Carter (above), the long-time New York Times columnist and bestselling “Late Shift” author who
As showrunner Tassie Cameron tells me on brioux.tv: the podcast, “The only thing harder than making a TV show in the first place is making a TV show during a pandemic and then making a cop show during Black Lives Matter.” Cameron should know. She and Sherry White are the production team behind Pretty Hard
Larry King, who passed away Saturday morning at 87, was a late-blooming, hard-grinding TV icon when I interviewed him in the ’90s and early 2000’s. CNN’s biggest star, especially in the early days, started in radio, honing his craft doing thousands of interviews before moving to television. During a 25 year span on CNN, his
Are you like me? Are you starting to see Wolf Blitzer and John King in your sleep? Are you hoping to get “Out Front” with Erin Burnett? Are you expecting to get accosted by CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta? The dark reality show that was the Trump presidency has turned the Atlanta-based all-news network