Forget, for a moment, that many of us, if we’re watching broadcast at all so far this fall, have been binge-ing baseball, football or hockey. Set aside the fact that non-sports fans are finding their primetime fix on Netflix, Disney+, AppleTV+, Prime Video or Paramount+. Disregard the utter chaos from the strikes that has left
Did you know that there are three German Shepherds who take turns playing Rex on Hudson & Rex — and that one is called in for the kissing scenes? The series returns for a fifth season this Sunday, September 25, on Citytv. You can hear the Hudson half of the series, John Reardon, now as
It pays to be a pack rat. Example: believe it or not, an interview I did with comedy legend George Burns way back in December of 1985 still plays on a cassette recorder. It will kick off a series of “From the Vault” podcasts coming to brioux.tv. Burns was about to turn 90 when I
Upfront Week in Canada used to be like walking the midway during the peak years of the Canadian National Exhibition: crowded and sticky. Now, as we emerge from the pandemic, things are slowly shifting back into live, in-person events — or at least evolving into a new hybrid mode of virtual and live. Take Tuesday’s
While Global’s Survivor topped the Top-30 chart for the second week in a row, it was the Toronto Blue Jays who charged back before viewers to start a promising new baseball season. The teams’ opening ceremonies on April 8 drew 1,313,000 fans on Sportsnet National, landing at No. 6 for the week of April 4-10.
“People used to describe us as pot smoking hippies on welfare.” That was Paul Pope, the dean of Newfoundland TV and film production, describing his early days in an industry he helped create. I knew him for one day, but it was memorable, and he told me the secret to making Canadian television. That day
My late mother-in-law Teresa used to have many colourful expressions. One was, “Busy as a dog licking two pots.” This pretty much describes TV showrunner Peter Mitchell this past year. The veteran writer/executive producer has overseen CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries for over a decade and last year took on the added assignment of overseeing Hudson &
Hey Bills mafia — in case there was ever any doubt, there are a lot of Buffalo football fans in Canada. That heart-stopping finish between the Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, January 23 helped boost CTV’s NFL coverage to the No. 2 spot on the English Canadian Weekly Top-30. According to data