With some simulcasted imports — such as The Good Doctor — already on hiatus through the holidays, an old reliable climbed to the top of English Canada’s weekly Top 30. NCIS, now in its 18th season, was the only series to crack the two million viewer barrier the week of Dec. 8 – 13 according
News of the death of Chad Stuart — one half of the British soft-rock ’60s duo Chad & Jeremy — provoked for me yet another memory from the Television Critics Association press tour. Nearly nine years ago, in January of 2012, me and Bill Harris — another former Toronto Sun scribe — wound up at
Just how Canadian are a lot of these Hallmark movies we see on TV every Christmas? Very Canadian. Just look at the prolific track record of Calgary-born director David Winning. “Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas,” which premieres in Canada this Saturday on W Network, is the 17th Hallmark film Winning has shot
U.S. Thanksgiving generally triggers a rush of holiday programming the last week of November. Viewers were clearly ready for it after a not-so-festive year. Even in Canada, Christmas movies in November rose near the top of the TV ratings. Not the very top. The Good Doctor was back in the No. 1 position on the
CBC has holiday fare all month long including these Canadian movie premieres:“A Christmas Winter Song” Wed., Dec. 2, 8 p.m. (8:30 NT)“Rock N’ Roll Christmas” Wed., Dec. 9, 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) and Sat., Dec. 12“A Christmas Movie Christmas” Wed., Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT)“Christmas on the River” Wed., Dec. 23, 8 p.m.
One of the stand-out second bananas on CTV’s JANN has been Elena Juatco. The Vancouver-native plays Jann Arden’s flinty, no-nonsense manager Cale. Like the super veggie she’s named after, Cale is supposedly good for you — but is sometimes hard to swallow. I reached Juatco by phone last week in Ottawa where she was shooting
Looking to find what’s naughty or nice this month on TV? In this digital streaming era, it is easier than ever to find and watch some Christmas-themed favourites. Watch the following on-demand in this quick OTT guide: Amazon Prime: The 1934 version of “Babes in Toyland” (a.k.a. “March of the Wooden Soldiers” starring Laurel and
Apologies to director David Winning. After he helped me out recently with very little notice on a CP story, I told him I’d be happy to spread the word on his latest Hallmark TV-movie that premiered this past weekend, “A Summer Romance.” Turns out Winning doesn’t need my help. Over 3.2 million viewers tuned in