It always seemed to me that Arte Johnson should have been a much bigger TV star. As The New York Times notes in their obituary of Johnson, who died Wednesday in Los Angeles at 90, the actor/comedian was “a one-man ensemble.” I first became aware of Johnson, as did many others, as one of the
Monday, July 1 Corner Gas Animated (Comedy). Brett Butt’s ‘toon transformation of his Saskatchewan-based, live-action sitcom is back for a second season featuring guest voice appearances from Michael J. Fox (above right) and prime minister Justin Trudeau. Looks like somebody’s angling for an Order of Canada appointment! Divorce (HBO). Jessica Parker and Thomas Hayden Church
UPDATED WITH MONDAY NIGHT NUMBERS: What is the bigger draw so far this month of June in Canada: hockey or basketball? It’s not even close. Monday’s fourth game of the Stanley Cup finals between the Boston Bruins and the St. Louis Blues drew an overnight, estimated, average minute audience of 1,198,000 viewers on CBC plus
Last Saturday’s thrilling Game Six, 3rd Round victory by the Toronto Raptors over the Milwaukee Bucks set a record for NBA viewership in Canada. The game, which earned Toronto its first ever berth in the NBA finals, drew 2,503,000 on Sportsnet National and another 624,000 on Sportsnet One+. That’s a combined live total of 3,127,000
Starting this September, Canada’s Lilly Singh will become the only woman in America’s late night lineup. The Scarborough, Ont., native will take over Carson Daly’s middle-of-the-night time slot as host of A Little Late with Lilly Singh. The half-hour nightly series will feature the Internet sensation conducting interviews, performing comedy sketches and preaching inspiration to
Tonight’s episode of This Is Us, titled “Our Little Island Girl,”was screened to TCA members 10 days ago in Los Angeles on the annual winter press tour. Reporters were shuttled to several lots that day, including the storied Paramount Studios on Melrose. Before the screening, critics were invited to tour one of the show’s standing sets on a Paramount soundstage.
Sunday’s 76th Annual Golden Globes was truly a star-studded affair. Too bad the opening monologue was such a bust. Co-hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh (above) walked on stage at the Beverly Hilton and performed what seemed like the worst Saturday Night Live sketch ever. Smug irony just doesn’t sell anymore in 2019, not with
Sometime before the most recent Canadian network upfronts last June, the folks at Sony Pictures Television struck a deal with Bell Media. The CTV peeps were looking for content to offer on two new VOD channels. Sony was looking to monetize its large inventory of off-air content. Phil King, a former CTV programming boss who