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Chris Rock has been cast on the fourth season of Fargo — but will the series still shoot in Calgary? That’s the question as news broke Friday about Rock’s casting at the TCA press tour in Beverly Hills. During his always enlighterning executive session, FX Networks CEO and president John Landgraf tried to provide a

This time of year, it’s all about the lists. Top-10 new shows, Top-10 Canadian, Top-10 reasons Top-10 lists are lamer than a Leafs goaltender, etc. The folks at HitFix, home of relentless TV typist Alan Sepinwall, asked me to participate once again in their annual list-o-rama. They canvass 53 TV beat scribes, do the math,

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–HBO chief executives Richard Plepler and Michael Lombardo had plenty to crow about at Thursday’s TCA press tour session. Once again, thgeir premium cable network had cleaned up at the Emmys, snaring 99 nominations, including a record 19 for the limited run series True Detective. (That tally nosed out the 18 noms gained

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson wanted to talk about how Netflix has changed the TV landscape. ‘Course, Scott finds Netflix invaluable as he catches up with shows such as Breaking Bad. (Spoiler alert: he finally saw the finale.). We talk about how savvy cable networks like FX have also broken free of the old network

Canadians. They’re sneaking into TV shows again. Sunday, for the second week in a row, a Canuck was stealing scenes on Mad Men. That was JAG lead David James Elliott as David Wooster, Don Draper’s luncheon date near the beginning of the episode. Elliott was disguised behind those horn rims, unlike Neve Campbell, who was

PASADENA, CA–Billy Bob Thornton a pussycat?Yes, and a big fan of Canada, too. That 2009 CBC Radio One skirmish with Q host Jian Ghomeshi? Forget it, says Thornton, who suggested, off the record, that there were two sides to that story. “I love Canada, have always loved working all across Canada,” he says.The Oscar winner