If TV shows can get rebooted, why not TV stars? There have been a few blasts from the past on this current Television Critics Association press tour, but none more senior than mighty mite Dr. Ruth Westheimer. The peppery, diminutive sex therapist who hosted radio and television sex talk shows throughout the ‘80s and into
Star power makes a difference, whether it’s a TV show or a TV press tour. Take George Clooney, who was live and in person in Pasadena Monday before members of the Television Critics Association. Clooney acts, directs and is an executive producer on “Catch 22,” a new adaptation of Joseph Heller’s seminal novel. The WWII
Here’s a happy report on a Canadian series with a second lease on life: Pure. The drug-running drama about Mennonites and the mob is miraculously back after being canceled in 2017 by CBC. Distributor Cineflix wouldn’t quit on the show, needing a second season at least to land deals in America (at WGN) and elsewhere.
“Hulu has picked up the first two seasons of the acclaimed series, and American viewers would be wise to delve into its coarse, hilarious, rural weirdness.” That’s Tim Goodman’s assessment of Letterkenny, which premieres in the United States Friday on the streaming service Hulu. The San Francisco-based TV critic, who writes for The Hollywood Reporter,
Tonight (Tuesday, July 10) CTV airs the second episode of The Amazing Race Canada: Heroes Edition. If last week’s first episode is any indication, this race is going to be awfully hard to call. When I first met the ten new teams competing this season, at the end of April at CTV’s downtown Toronto studios,
Ann Dowd may be an eye-gouging Aunt Lydia on The Handmaid’s Tale, but she’s a pussycat in person. I spoke with Dowd, 62, while she was in production on Season Two of the series earlier this month. The second season of the Emmy-winning drama premieres this Sunday, April on Bravo in Canada and Hulu in the
In January at the TCA winter press tour, Sarah Gadon said something that brought out the boomer in me. Gadon appears opposite James Franco in 11.22.63, a nine-hour limited series based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. The series premieres Wednesday, February 17 at 9 p.m. ET in Canada on on Super Channel
Tyler Labine is the King of the one-season wonders. The 36-year-old Brampton-native keeps working even though he’s been attached to shows that would have killed the careers of others–does anyone, even the monkey, remember Animal Practice? Sons of Tuscon? Mad Love? I remember how excited Labine was at the 2002 press tour party in Los Angeles