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With American network schedules on life support this summer, time to bring in the Coroner. The COVID pandemic has shut down production on many shows, and forced networks to push other series returns back until the fall. Usually exclusively in the export business, American networks have had to up their imports, including a reach across

Female police characters have been arresting TV viewers  for decades. Police Woman, starring Angie Dickinson, went off the air forty years  ago. Cagney & Lacey, which starred Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly as “buddy cops” (and is soon to be re-booted), ended its seven-year run in 1988. In recent years, Canada’s Rookie Blue was a

Many thanks to co-founders Hamlin Grange, Cynthia Reyes and all who worked to pull together Innoversity Summit 2014 Tuesday and Wednesday in Toronto. I had the good fortune to mederate a panel of “Canadian TV Goldmakers, Haymakers, Groundbreakers, Hitmakers.” Whatever you call them, they were a blue ribbon panel: Saving Hope co-creator and showrunner Morwyn

Another slow summer week in Canada, ratings-wise. Here’s a quick look at Aug. 4-10 according to overnight estimates: MONDAY The big news this week was that CTV has announced it is shutting down The Listener after five seasons and 65 episodes. The show they couldn’t kill with a stick is finally getting whacked but there seems

Welcome to summer, folks. There are more mosquito bites on the average Canadian’s leg than there are people watching TV shows in Canada. I give you the week of July 28 – Aug. 3. Keep in mind these are overnight estimates, data that is increasingly becoming just part of the picture–although generally still about 80%

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–Whoa, Canada. Relax! ABC loves Rookie Blue. Honest! ABC officials back peddled Tuesday afternoon on earlier reports the U.S. broadcaster was not ordering future episodes of the five-year-old series. Credit Canadian colleague Amber Dowling (read her now at The TV Junkies) with getting to ABC entertainment president Paul Lee Tuesday morning with the