I was just starting university in 1977 when a strange little show became something of an obsession: Fernwood 2Nite. It was spun-off from the equally odd and hilarious Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman with TV comedy legend Norman Lear in on both productions. Alan Thicke was among the Fernwood producers. The series mocked local, small-market TV
Canadian scripted series Transplant, Schitt’s Creek and Cardinal were all among the 30 most-watched TV shows in English Canada the week of April 6-12, 2020. With much of the nation isolated at home and in front of their screens, viewership overall was high. All 31 shows on the list (there was a tie for 30th
My all time favourite episode of Modern Family, the ABC hit which concludes a long run tonight, is the fifth season gem where the Pritchett clan goes to Las Vegas. It’s very “Noises Off,” with people dashing in and out of doorways, plenty of mistaken identity hijinxs and a few perfectly cast guest stars (Stephen
Well, we got through another month. Hell, these guys were in isolation for six seasons. Here’s how to get through the next 30 days: Wednesday, April 1 Diggstown (CBC) Season and, judging by the ratings, likely series finale. Big Brother Canada (Global). Due to COVID-19, this eighth edition of the ultimate isolation reality show is
With regular sports programming out of the mix, one of television’s longest-running reality shows — along with COVID-19 coverage — seem to be getting a ratings boost. Here’s a look at Wednesday and Thursday overnights in English Canada: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 Global’s big night was topped by 20-year wonder Survivor playing to 1,843,000 according to
CBC’s week-long mid-season roll out of new and returning shows seemed to run into a wall of clutter Wednesday, at least in overnight estimates. Third year series Burden of Truth returned at 8 p.m. to 265,000 overnight, estimated viewers. At 9 p.m. on CBC, the premiere of the cross border spy drama Fortunate Son was
This has been the most muted upfront TV season I can remember. That impression may, admittedly, be due to the fact that I’ve seen a lot of them, but also I think it is because all the action and excitement and, frankly, a great deal of the audience, has shifted over to the streaming side.
What?! No love for Love? That was my first reaction upon hearing the list of nominations for the 69th Annual Emmy Awards. Actually, I would have been surprised to see the Judd Apatow-produced Netflix gem (pictured above with leads Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust) among the shows listed in the Best Comedy category. It is such