Pirini Scleroso, all cleaned up Finally some good news for people on TV named Ford.NBC announced today that they are on board as a full broadcast partner in the new shot-in-Toronto comedy Working the Engels.The series, created and written by sisters Katie and Jane Ford, stars SCTV legend Andrea Martin as the matriarch of a

Brioux (right) hamming it up on the set of Vikings DUBLIN, Ireland–Ah, ya can’t beat the luck of the Irish.Or of a small group of Canadian reporters invited to cross the pond to visit the set of Vikings. The big-budget Canada-Ireland co-production is winding down work on its second 10-episode season. Look for these Vikings to

Starlight’s Big 3 Paul Gross, David Cronenberg and Robert Lantos Looking for some crackling good reading on the future of Canadian television? You could do worse than to peruse the transcripts coming out of Gatineaux from the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission hearings into mandatory distribution. One overall impression that stands out: this is indeed a

Fallon with Mariah Carey: ready for his Tonight Show coronation? On this week’s scintillating podcast, CHML’s Scott Thompson wants my take on rumours that NBC are dying to shove Jay Leno aside so Jimmy Fallon can take over the Tonight Show.It does seem as though Leno’s days on Tonight are numbered. He still wins in

Toronto player Kat Yee gets the boot on Big Brother Canada Big Brother Canada got off to a successful start this past week thanks to Big Mother. Shaw wisely chose to simultaneously launch their new homegrown reality series Wednesday night on the “mother” network, Global (straight out of their 2 million+ Survivor simulcast), as well

The slop actually wasn’t so bad. All photos: Mark O’Neill Tonight marks the debut of Big Brother Canada, an idea whose time has come–and gone.I mentioned to a few American publicists last week in Florida that a Canadian version  of Big Brother was launching this month and they just looked at me and sarcastically asked,

Shaw SVP’s Williams and Robertson Shaw Media has a lot of cheek holding their 2012-13 upfront in the new Trump International Hotel & Tower in Toronto. Especially after the way they shoved Trump’s The Apprentice into exile this past season, airing it on Saturdays six nights after NBC. I swear, somewhere down the hall, I