Rolling Stone magazine has just come out with their list of the 100 Best TV sitcoms of all-time. It’s a pretty fair list, compiled mainly by my Television Critics Association pal Alan Sepinwall along with three other Rolling Stone contributers — Maria Fontoura, David Fear and Rob Sheffield. These lists are always great argument starters.
If you’re watching CBS tonight (Friday) and you notice the I Love Lucy episode is in colour, don’t tough that dial! Since there haven’t been any dials on TV screens in 25 years, that should be easy. The good news is that CBS is broadcasting another fully restored and digitized episode from the 1951-’57 series
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
It’s not an overstatement to say that the most influential sitcom in the history of television premiered 68 years ago today — I Love Lucy. Lucille Ball, a one time RKO chorus girl who stood out in a string of feature film dramas and comedies in the late ’30s and ’40s, became TV’s biggest star
On Thursday, Netflix announced it would cut back on smoking scenes in its original series. This was in response to an anti-smoking organization, “Truth Initiative,” who called out the streaming service for all the tobacco use in a show most popular with younger auidences: Stranger Things (back this week with a third season). The series
Broadcast network TV has had more obituaries lately than the cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. All the action is over on streaming, we are told, as Apple, Disney, Warners and others ramp up their VOD launches in a “Winter is Coming” battle to the death with Netflix, Amazon and others. Reports on the
Set your PVR’s, classic TV fans. CBS has scheduled another seasonal treat with back-to-back, newly-colourized episodes of both The Dick Van Dyke Show and I love Lucy. The two hour-long specials air this Friday, Dec. 14, starting at 8/7 Central on CBS. The Van Dyke special comes as a sweet birthday present for Van Dyke,
This December, are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Well, you can stream “White Christmas” and many other holiday favourites pretty much all month long if you’re all set up with a Crave, Netflix, Hollywood Suite (free through early January 5) or some other on-demand accounts. If you’re still getting your Xmas fix the old