BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–Just as one Canadian network prepares to turn down the music, a new venture in the U.S. is about to crank it up.Sean Combs was at the Television Critics Association press tour Friday morning to hype Revolt, a new music-focused cable channel coming to 25 million U.S. homes this fall.The 43-year-old rapper, record

OMG!!! I posted a recap on the final ever episode of Gossip Girl for TheStar.com. Is there no limit to what I will watch on TV for money? No, not around Christmas bill-paying time there isn’t.I was pretty sure Gossip Girl had been cancelled four or five years earlier when the Star editor called and

BEVERLY HILLS, CA–The president of The CW has no idea why The L.A. Complex is not drawing more viewers.Mark Pedowitz says he loves the Toronto-produced serial and plans to air all 13 season two episodes, even though last Tuesdays hit a new low of 390,000 overnight, estimated viewers in the United States. The same episode

The cast of The L.A. Complex. Smile, kids! Martin Gero, the showrunner for The L.A. Complex, has an interesting theory as to why his series stumbled so badly out of the gate last winter.“The problem with the show is that the log line doesn’t make it sound like a good show,” he suggests. “‘It’s a

Here’s a switch—an American network importing content from Canada. Officials at The CW have high hopes for The L.A. Complex, a makin’-it-in-Hollywood drama from the producers of Degrassi. It makes its U.S. premiere tonight at 9 p.m. on The CW. “We loved it,” says Thom Sherman, Head of Development at The CW. “It’s an authentic look

News that The L.A. Complex has been picked up for an additional 13 episodes did not come as a total surprise today–even though the series was not exactly a ratings smash.The drama, about young Canadian wannabes struggling to make it in Hollywood, premiered  Jan. 10. It drew 351,000 viewers on CTV in overnight estimates. An

Martin Gero, unidentified extra and Kate Todd on the set of The L.A. Complex PASADENA, CA–On Monday’s long and winding bus ride from Warners (Suburgatory) to Fox (New Girl), critics passed by the seedy inspiration for a new Canadian series.The Highland Gardens Hotel certainly isn’t much to look at. There are half a dozen other