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Justin Trudeau and Cardi B steal the show in the annual Air Farce New Year’s Eve special. It airs tonight, Dec. 31 at 8 pm (8:30 pm in Newfoundland) on CBC and will be repeated just after midnight. Younger sketch mates Chris Wilson and Isabel Kanaan shine in this slick “Farce Film” which borrows Justin

Much as I love Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, there was something off about the latest season, the first parked in the Netflix garage. The 12 new episodes are as star-packed as ever, featuring a diverse cross section of talented comedians, including Zack Galifinaikas, Ellen DeGeneres, Dave LaChappelle, Alec Baldwin, John Mulaney, Kate McKinnon, Tracy

Ron James got the call today: his CBC sitcom has been cancelled after five seasons.The Cape Breton comedian wasn’t entirely surprised.“I was bounced around by CBC more often than an Albino foster child,” said James, who makes a living with just that kind of a glib turn of phrase.He does have a point, however. Over

With the Olympics done like borscht, the real TV Games have begun. This week, several new and returning shows aired series as well as season premiere episodes. Here is a sampling. (Keep in mind as we move deeper into the PVR, Live+7 era these estimated, overnight numbers are a bit like reporting only the first two

Gala host Ron James and honoree George Anthony. Photo: copyright Jag Photography The Toronto International Film Festival is often one big hype-a-thon, a blur of red carpet sightings and celebrity hustle. Last Thursday, I had the privilege of attending one sane and civilized little corner of the star cluster, the 6th annual Playback Canadian Film

Yannick Bisson has reason to smile Premiere week is over. How did CBC do?The first week of January is a big one for CBC as the public broadcaster tries to take advantage of a more-or-less down week in network television to sneak on its 2013 series premieres. The network headed into the  beginning of the

 Looking for what to watch this New Year’s Eve?Taped in Toronto earlier this month, the 20th annual Air Farce New Year’s Eve special (8 p.m. ET, CBC) goes Stephen Harper Style. A slimmed-down Craig Lauzon goes Gangnan as Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a “Farce Films” sketch. Henderson gives Lauzon a thumbs up as Grapes The

Man, go out of town for a couple of days and you can miss a lot. I was in Halifax the beginning of this week, a guest of Citytv’s PR corps as they invited press to tour the set of their cheeky new comedy Seed. The single camera series will launch early in the New