Today’s post is brought to you by the letter S — as in Sunday will make the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Sesame Street. The groundbreaking series is produced by Sesame Workshop (formerly known as the Children’s Television Workshop) and funded by the U.S. Office of Education, the Ford Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation.
October still offers a few more broadcast network launches but it will be the cable and streaming premieres that will jump to the top of your binge list. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2 Almost Family (Fox and CTV). A famous fertility doctor named Leon Bechley (played by Timothy Hutton) admits to being his clinic’s secret sperm provider
Think you know all there is to know about Woodstock? Think again, doobie breath. American Experience: Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation premieres Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 9 p.m. on PBS. The two-hour documentary retraces the path leading to the live concert festival that blew everybody’s mind in 1969, 50 years ago this month.
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
I’m late in posting this, but glad we live in an age when almost everything is a click away, so if you’re streaming savvy check out American Masters “Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me.” This outstanding documentary, already a festival favourite, premiered Tuesday on PBS but can still be streamed until March 19 —
Fans of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls and Hot in Cleveland may want to PVR “Betty White: First Lady of Television,” premiering Tuesday, Aug. 22 on PBS (check local listings). The documentary salutes the much loved, 96-year-old actress, whose career spans an unprecedented eight active decades in television. PBS has presented several
Tonight, The Disappearance will finally appear on CTV. I was on location with the stars and crew nearly a year ago in a rural campground area a half-hour west of Montreal. The six-hour limited run series is about a young boy of ten (played by the remarkably professional Michael Riendeau of Ottawa) who goes missing
Last year, when I was at the south end of Vietnam in the Mekong Delta (tracking contestants of The Amazing Race Canada), the sound of passing riverboats had a strange but familiar ring. Far enough in from the shore so that the source of the sound could not be seen, the tiny outboard engines with their long