Rick Mercer


Despite an opening round loss to Chechia and some negative Hockey Canada headlines, the World Junior Hockey Championships is still a big draw on TSN. A look at the overnight ratings from December 31 shows that an average minute audience of 1,752,000 (ages 2+) watched the WJC Preliminary game between Canada and Sweden on New

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2023 (ABC).  Duran Duran will take the stage for this 50th edition of this annual TV party. They will perform a medley of classics (so, I guess, cover tunes). Also performing are New Edition, j-hope and Jax. Live from Times Square, with Jessie James Decker joining Seacrest as

CBC could have called Wednesday’s virtual 2022-2023 presentation, This Upfront Has 27 Minutes. Hosted by Andrew Phung from Run the Burbs and Kim’s Convenience (above), the public broadcaster’s sizzle reel was heavy on clips and light on talking heads. Phung promised “thrills and chills” and then gave way to the networks’ Executive Vice President, Barbara

Some of the best podcast conversations I’ve had in 2021 were with authors. The six listed below seized this pandemic predicament by hunkering down and writing great books either about their own life experiences or, in one case, a biography about one of Canada’s best storytellers. I thank them all for helping me to read

It is a good old fashioned November sweeps month at brioux.tv the podcast. Every Monday this month, a different episode will premiere featuring conversations with some of the biggest names in television in Canada and across North America. First up today is Peter Mansbridge, former chief anchor of CBC’s The National newcast. His new book,