After six months of tough negotiations, the writers’ and actors’ strikes are over. How will these new labor agreements affect the future of television? Who better to ask than Mister John Doyle?It has been a full year since the distinguished Globe and Mail TV columnist retired. I spoke to him about six months ago for
This ain’t your parents CBC. That seemed to be the message Wednesday in Toronto as Canada’s public broadcaster hosted an industry event they called “CBC Live at Massey Hall.” The hour-long stage presentation was youthful and vibrant, showcasing a Millennial-and-under vibe that made it seem more like a re-launch of Vice than a traditional broadcaster’s
Itching to try out the new Netflix basic ad-supported offer at just $5.99 in Canada? Looking to dump one or more streaming services as recent polls suggest? It is still a time of disruption and turbulence in TV Land boys and girls. The only constant is this handy brioux.tv calendar. Is it complete? No. Is
The third and final episode of our three-part, post-upfront series, “Battle of the Network Stars: Executive Division,” features CBC Executive Vice President Barbara Williams. Williams, a respected industry veteran who called the shots at Global prior to joining CBC, oversees all of the public broadcaster’s English language programming services. This episode finds her just back
CBC and HBO Max jointly announced Friday that they are renewing Sort Of for a second season. That is sort of a surprise, but not really. The comedy-drama, created by Bilal Baig and Fab Filippo, leads the recent list of Canadian Screen Award nominations with 13 nods, including Best Comedy Series. It made Best TV
Sometimes a show comes along and critics are stumped. We love it, it’s refreshingly different, but it seems like a bingeable streaming or pay-cable show instead of something on a traditional broadcaster. It isn’t about FBI agents or first responders. It’s on opposite The Bachelorette. It ticks every box in terms of diversification and inclusion.
The Toronto Maple Leafs — a drama? A tragedy? Fans can judge for themselves as a new sports documentary on the team gets October off to a something-for-everyone start. As always, check back throughout the month as many more highlights will be added in the coming weeks. UPDATED Oct. 21: FRI/OCT. 1 All or Nothing:
CBC whipped through their virtual, on-line Upfront 2021 presentation Wednesday like it was an Olympic event — fitting since they’re Canada’s host broadcaster for both this summer’s Tokyo Games as well as the Beijing Winter Games in 2020. It took just 33 minutes for the public broadcaster to promote 35 new and returning series from