The CW is at a crossroads. Launched in 2006 by both CBS and Warner Bros, Nexstar Media Group is now the majority owner of America’s fifth broadcast network. A lot of The CW’s legacy shows — Supernatural, Batwoman, Charmed, Legends of Tomorrow — have been canceled. Longtime network head Mark Pedowitz has retired. The search was on
Children don’t ruin everything. Snow ruins everything. A lot of it is being dumped across Ontario all day today. If only there was a great podcast episode to listen to while you’re shoveling. Hey, wait a minute — there is! Click on the blue and white arrow above and listen now to writer/showrunner Kurt Smeaton
Kevin Can F**k Himself premiered June 13 on the streaming service AMC+ and just this past Sunday, June 20, on regular AMC. For me, this was a bit of a return to a US cable network which soared with shows such as Breaking Bad, Mad Men and Better Call Saul but which has been all
You may not know it, but the Canadian Screen Awards have been taking place all week. The final gala takes place tonight. Not on CBC, or CTV or Global but only via streaming, on Academy.ca, YouTube or Twitter. Think Canadina Stream Awards. It is true that the CSA’s have not been a big draw on
NOTE: The following looks at mom’s from TV’s golden age. For a more contemporary (and diverse) look at TV mom’s, follow this link to a feature I wrote for Rogers Ignite. When we think of mom’s, we think of apple pie and picnics, lunches made before being shipped off to school – basically everything it
Rolling Stone magazine has just come out with their list of the 100 Best TV sitcoms of all-time. It’s a pretty fair list, compiled mainly by my Television Critics Association pal Alan Sepinwall along with three other Rolling Stone contributers — Maria Fontoura, David Fear and Rob Sheffield. These lists are always great argument starters.
The Golden Globes has long been dismissed as a Fake Awards show, run by an elite mob of elusive hacks who give statues out to the highest bidders. That hasn’t stopped viewers from tuning in each year — in fact, The Globes viewership has stayed steady while Oscar and Emmy viewership has seen steep declines
The best new show I have seen this season on broadcast network television is Pretty Hard Cases. Several other critics, including John Doyle at The Globe and Mail, have sung its praises. So why is it having a pretty hard time finding an audience? The CBC buddy cop show stars Meredith MacNeill from Baroness von