NOTE: This story has been corrected below to clarify that the decline in Canadian ratings is true for all broadcast networks, not just CBC. How tough has it been for new broadcast network shows to crack through the clutter this fall? Tougher, so far this season, than trying to root for The Toronto Maple Leafs.
Shaun Majumder says he has never been a huge fan of reality shows. “You know – fake scripted — these dramatic shows that aren’t really dramatic.” When he was offered the job hosting CBC’s sand sculpture reality competition Race Against the Tide, however, it sounded like something he could really dig. The 10-episode series premieres
Shaun Majumder, wife Shelby and their infant daughter Mattis Maple were in Mexico when COVID srarted to shut everything down early in 2020. They scrambled out in the nick of time before they would have had to isolate in place. That marked the beginning of a very upside down 18 months. As it did for
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CBC whipped through their virtual, on-line Upfront 2021 presentation Wednesday like it was an Olympic event — fitting since they’re Canada’s host broadcaster for both this summer’s Tokyo Games as well as the Beijing Winter Games in 2020. It took just 33 minutes for the public broadcaster to promote 35 new and returning series from