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
I know, I know. A lot of purists see red at the idea of colourizing classic black and white movies and TV shows. The process got a bad name when the first computer-coloured attempts were made over 30 years ago. They left a fuzzy first impression. The very first feature I ever wrote for TV Guide
Who picks the “Classic TV” options on Air Canada flights–somebody with a dart board? Is this some plot by Air Canada to drive folks to turn off their screens and save electricity? Among the classic choices this week: two episodes of the best-forgotten Howard Hesseman classroom comedy from the late ’80s, Head of the Class.
CBS is going back to the vault for two I Love Lucy treats. The broadcaster is colorizing two more episodes from the classic sitcom: “LA at Last!,” a 1955 episode from when the Ricardoes and Mertz’s were in Hollywood, and “Lucy and Superman,” an episode from the final season of the series shot in 1957. CBS
Lucy! You’re in colour!! You’ve got some splainin’ to do!! That’s what Ricky Ricardo might say if he tuned in to Friday night’s hour-long CBS salute to I Love Lucy. It begins at 8 p.m. Two episodes from the classic sitcom have been colourized and combined: the “Christmas Episode,” which has only been seen a few