One of the great elder statesmen of American broadcast news is coming to Canada. Following the retirement of Walter Cronkite in 1981, Dan Rather spent 24 years in the big chair as anchor of the CBS Evening News. Before that, he was CBS’s man in Dallas on the fateful day when U.S. president John F.
Two weeks after the murder of George Floyd, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver raged against military-style police tactics in the face of peaceful protests. “If police are trying to convince the public they’re not guilty of displaying excessive force,” says Oliver in the above clip, “it’s probably not a good idea to repeatedly display
Another month, another 30 days shuffling through hundreds of titles and trailers in search of content to carry you through a crisis (or two). Here is the latest brioux.tv pandemic picks: Ramy (Netflix). I came late to the first season of this series, which stars stand-up comedian and Golden Globe award-winning actor Ramy Youssef. He
No. 4 on my list of TV shows you should be binging right now to get you through this period of isolation: Ramy (Hulu, Starz, Crave). I have to admit I’m late to this dramedy, which bowed with 10 smart, funny episodes last year. I just picked up a print assignment to interview the creator
Do people really care that the six actors who starred in Friends are getting back together to make an infomercial to set up the sale of the series to the upcoming streaming service HBO Max? There were reports Friday that Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer will earn between three
Canadian viewers who watched the premiere of Star Trek: Picard on CTV Sci-fi last Thursday sent the premiere ratings into orbit. Overnight estimates show the series drew 1,128,000 viewers coast to coast in Canada.That made it the third most-watched broadcast network or specialty channel offering of the night. The total doesn’t even include viewers who
In his relatively short acting career, Dublin Native Killian Scott has played his share of dark, complex characters. One in particular was on Damnation, shot in Calgary, where he played a man masquerading as a preacher during the depression. “That character was also a very conflicted individual,” says the 34-year-old actor. “My parents still say