Got the heads up a few weeks ago that CBC was going to make good on their promise to bring back Battle of the Blades. CBC made it official Wednesday, announcing 21 returning daytime and prime time shows will be part of their 2013-14 schedule.Blades is back after a one-year hiatus but will return in
Yannick Bisson has reason to smile Premiere week is over. How did CBC do?The first week of January is a big one for CBC as the public broadcaster tries to take advantage of a more-or-less down week in network television to sneak on its 2013 series premieres. The network headed into the beginning of the
Man, go out of town for a couple of days and you can miss a lot. I was in Halifax the beginning of this week, a guest of Citytv’s PR corps as they invited press to tour the set of their cheeky new comedy Seed. The single camera series will launch early in the New
This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson wanted to know what the heck I was doing in Halifax last week. I explain that I was there on the set of the CBC teacher comedy Mr. D. Scott wanted to know if Gerry Dee’s hair was really that blond. This is why Scott gets the medium sized bucks.We
HALIFAX, N.S.–No, it’s not Trailer Park Boys 3.It’s Jonathan Torrens, Mark Forward and yours truly on location outside the Armed Forces curling rink where CBC’s Mr. D is shot in Halifax.Torrens plays vice principal Cheeley on the comedy, which returns for a second season in January. Stand up comedian Forward plays librarian Mr. Leung. The series
Steve Patterson, host of The Debaters: still on CBC Radio One Should The Debaters have been among the shows axed by CBC? At first glance, the public broadcaster’s decision to lose the comedic point-counter-point series, hosted by Steve Patterson, doesn’t seem debatable when you look at the numbers it was drawing—roughly 250,000 viewers per episode
The Big Bang Theoryis such a story in Canada. It tops the prime time ratings every week, Canada’s only show that consistently draws over three million viewers. It is stripped weekdays on CTV, pulling millions more. Comedy milked it again all Easter weekend, and got by far its best run of ratings of the year.