Somebody needs to send a few private eyes over to Global to find out why this is the final season Private Eyes. Jason Priestley wanted to do more seasons, as he tells me in our recent brioux.tv” the podcast conversation. Canadians clearly want to see more. In its second episode back, already switched to a
Pleased to be in several newspapers and web sites today, including The Toronto Star, reporting for The Canadian Press on the early response by TV viewers to the 2020 Olympic Summer Games fro Tokyo. Despite a 13-hour time difference from Tokyo to Toronto, CBC’s live morning coverage and prime time replays are starting to gather
What, exactly, is “Schmigadoon”? Well, it is a parody of iconic Broadway musicals from the ’40s and ’50s — big shows such as “Brigadoon” and “Oklahoma” — updated and diversified for 21st century audiences. Think of it as more of a deconstruct than a parody suggests Keegan-Michael Key, who is paired with Saturday Night Live‘s
It’s not the end of the world, Habs fans. Move on with these recommended offerings on now or coming soon on various streaming services: Who Are You, Charlie Brown? (streaming now at AppleTV+). This is a fuzzy blanket of goodness for Peanuts fans. The hour-long documentary, a seamless blend of animation, interviews, cartoon panels and
Still staying close to home? Here are some TV highlights (with updates to come as the month progresses): THURS/JULY 1 No Sudden Move (HBO Max; Crave). Another one of those big budget feature films snapped up by a streamer. Don Cheadle, Benicio del Toro, David Harbour, Amy Seimetz, Jon Hamm, Ray Liotta, Kieran Culkin, and
Herb Tarlek earned a place of honour on TV’s Mount Rushmore of boorish, weasel-y characters. The WKRP in Cincinnati sales manager just oozed phony charm with every, “Hey big guy” entrance. The white shoes, white belt, plaid jacket with elbow patches – it is a wonder Frank Bonner could even be heard over his wardrobe.
Last, but certainly not least among Canada’s media companies to hold a virtual upfront to advertisers this week was Bell Media. Their pre-packaged ad reel went “live” around 2 p.m. ET and, while there was one drop out on my screen for a minute or two, it wrapped up at the 3:07 mark. Bell boasted
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