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
Pretty Hard Cases, which premieres Wednesday on CBC, starts with a bit of madness straight out of a Baroness von Sketch Show routine. We find Meredith MacNeill as guns and gangs detective Sam Wazowski, losing her mind in her unmarked car during a stake out. She’s obsessing about hair and won’t shut up about it.
One of the ideas behind launching BriouxTV: The Podcast was to talk to the people not just in front of but also behind the cameras. Which brings us to Tassie Cameron and Sherry White, the showrunners on CBC’s Pretty Hard Cases. Cameron, a Canadian Film Centre alumni, got her start in the writer’s room of shows such as Tom Stone and Degrassi: The Next
In many respects, CBC’s fall TV season really begins in winter. That’s when the network rolls out their more robust slate of rookie shows. Tuesday in Toronto, at the public broadcaster’s broadcast headquarters, the CBC PR department held their full monty Winter Media Day and it was a robust event, with hearty nosh, CBC scarves
Joel Thomas Hynes has been punching beyond his weight for a while now. No matter what ring he steps into — novelist, screenwriter, actor, musician, director — he seems to shine. The 41-year-old Newfoundland native finds an apt outlet for most of his talents with Little Dog, a black comedy premiering Thursday at 9 p.m. ET