Meet Derek Gottenbos and Jaspal Sidhu, YouTubers and friends from Richmond, B.C. They form one of the 10 teams competing on the 9th season of The Amazing Race Canada. The nation’s perennial No. 1 summer series returns July 4 on CTV. What else is happening on TV this month? Check out the latest brioux.tv calendar
Several years ago, Brad Schwartz put the pop in Pop TV with the acquisition of CBC’s Schitt’s Creek. Last January when I spoke with him for the most-listened to episode of brioux.tv: the podcast this year, he hinted that, yes, he might just be taking a look at a few more Canadian TV shows, As the
Time was that the US networks would each order seven, eight, ten or twelve new TV shows each season, providing Canadian broadcast show-fetchers a suitcase full of distractibles to defrost the North. Not anymore, Snow Birds. At the recent US upfronts in New York, which were dominated for the first time by streaming platform news,
NOTE: This story has been corrected below to clarify that the decline in Canadian ratings is true for all broadcast networks, not just CBC. How tough has it been for new broadcast network shows to crack through the clutter this fall? Tougher, so far this season, than trying to root for The Toronto Maple Leafs.
Tonight, Global lays down the law — Family Law (9 p.m. ET/PT). The hour-long legal drama stars Jewel Staite as lawyer Abigail Bianchi who barely holds onto her briefs after a disasterous court appearance. Suffice to say one should never show up late to defend a client after a boozy all-nighter. After being all but
Global framed their 43 minute, virtual upfront presentation Wednesday with an old-fashioned “let’s put on a show” approach. Food Network Canada host Noah Cappe kidded around as the director of the virtual video, introducing Corus execs such as Doug Murphy, Troy Reeb and Barb McKergow. Hey, it’s been a long year in lockdown. Things opened