As the man himself would have said, it’s “marvelous” to be in the Saturday Toronto Star today with a full-page story on Elwy Yost. Find the feature on page C4 of the Culture/Entertainment section or here on-line for subscribers at theStar.ca. Between 1974 and 1999 Yost was the pipe smoking, mustachioed host of “Saturday Night
It was great fun reconnecting with Graham Yost on this week’s episode of brioux.tv the podcast. Press the white arrow about to listen to the entire conversation. One of TV’s busiest executive producers, Yost’s credits include being showrunner on the Peabody award winning series Justified, excutive producer on The Americans and Sneaky Pete and writing
It is a good old fashioned November sweeps month at brioux.tv the podcast. Every Monday this month, a different episode will premiere featuring conversations with some of the biggest names in television in Canada and across North America. First up today is Peter Mansbridge, former chief anchor of CBC’s The National newcast. His new book,
On Thursday, my backyard was turned into an impromptu TV studio. It was all for a good cause, however, as I was asked to help pay homage to the late, great Elwy Yost. Yost and his over-sized noggin never wore out their welcome on TV screens throughout Ontario back in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.
Graham Yost claims he didn’t learn all that much at the University of Toronto. “I majored in football, pinball and trying to take a girl to the dance,” he claims. None of those activities prepared him much for a career as a major Hollywood film and TV screenwriter, executive producer and showrunner. Still, he found
Justified‘s Timothy Oliphant: giddy-yup Justified premieres Sunday night at 10 p.m. on Showcase. The compelling drama, which began on FX in 2010, was already available in Canada but on Super Channel, a premium pay service. “I probably shouldn’t be saying this,” Justified showrunner and executive producer Graham Yost told me at the January TCA press