After a challenging fall, CBC needed a little good ratings news heading into the New Year. They got it with the launch of Son of a Critch. The St. John’s based comedy is a major success story to start the year for the public broadcaster. On January 4, it opened to 941,000 total confirmed 2+
You wonder how much longer broadcast networks are going to keep carrying The Golden Globes and other award shows. Until recently, award shows have been a guaranteed win atop a weekly ratings chart. The 2021 Globes, however, barely beat out an episode of Young Sheldon for fifth place in the Numeris tally of the Feb.
Like every actor on every series these days, Serinda Swan, who plays Jenny Cooper on Coroner, wore masks, shields and “bunny suits” in order to safely shoot scenes through this pandemic. COVID is very much part of the storyline this third shot-in-Toronto season, which premieres Wednesday on CBC. The first episode back begins with an investigation
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
They may be out there, but I haven’t met an actor yet who doesn’t want to be in a scene opposite Nicholas Campbell. Revered for his eight stellar seasons on the CBC drama Da Vinci’s Inquest, Campbell can currently be viewed as Serinda Swan’s character’s dad Gordon Cooper on Coroner. Currently in production on Season
Happy to announce that, starting immediately, brioux.tv: the podcast can be listened to on Spotify. The popular digital music service, which boasts close to 300 million worldwide users, is also a top podcast destination. This puts all nine episodes of the podcast — including this month’s candid conversation with multi-talented Coroner co-star Roger Cross —
With American network schedules on life support this summer, time to bring in the Coroner. The COVID pandemic has shut down production on many shows, and forced networks to push other series returns back until the fall. Usually exclusively in the export business, American networks have had to up their imports, including a reach across
The new month is just as crammed with big stars (such as Seth Rogan in HBO’s “An American Pickle”), new broadcast, streaming and cable offerings and, for now anyway, lots of sports. Ignore all the great weather out there, check back often as this list will be updated, and strap onto your couch: SAT/AUG 1