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Something unusual was announced today — a Canadian-made series has landed on a US broadcast network schedule. Usually it works the other way around. In this instance, the CTV medical drama Transplant is set to join NBC. It helps that NBC Universal partnered with CTV and Sphere Media Plus on Transplant from the beginning. As

It is mid-May, 2020. By now, the major US broadcast networks have usually had their blockbuster upfront presentations in New York. Canadian broadcast execs would be flying down to Los Angeles this week to scoop up shows during the annual “Hollywood Screenings.” Not this week and not this year. The COVID-19 pandemic had shut down

By the time I started covering television in the mid-’80s, one of the titans of the industry was already switching sides — Fred Silverman. The native New Yorker, who passed away Thursday at 82, did what nobody before or since has ever accomplished — he was the top programming exec at each one of the

I couldn’t help but wonder if Eddie Murphy had stayed away too long before his long-awaited return to Saturday Night Live over the weekend. After all, it had been since 1984 — 35 years — since the youngest-ever cast member had electrified audiences at 30 Rock. In hockey terms, would Murphy bathe in Rocket Richard-style

Last Saturday, Jimmy Fallon, Paul Rudd and James Corden played Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, French president Emanuel Macron and British PM Boris Johnson on the opening sketch on Saturday Night Live. They were joined by Alex Baldwin as U.S. president Donald Trump. The week before, when Will Farrell hosted, he was joined by former

Whoa, not so special now are you, Lake Superior? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s week from minstrel show hell has done the unthinkable — it has given US late night talk shows something else to goof on besides Donald Trump. The shock and disappointment south of the border is almost giddy. This was the anti-Trump, the