NOTE: This story has been corrected below to clarify that the decline in Canadian ratings is true for all broadcast networks, not just CBC. How tough has it been for new broadcast network shows to crack through the clutter this fall? Tougher, so far this season, than trying to root for The Toronto Maple Leafs.
Sitcoms usually take a while to hit their stride; sometimes weeks, sometimes months. This was especially true if you go all the way back to the days of Cheers and Mary Tyler Moore. Both were such slow starters they’d likely be canceled today before they had a chance to jell. Even The Office was too
You had to feel for Nicole Power. The Middle Cove, Nfld., native was singled out early in the run of Kim’s Convenience by none other than the series’ executive producer, Ivan Fecan. The Canadian television industry veteran quickly saw her as somebody to build a show around. A long-range plan to do just that was
LATEST UPDATE SEPT. 8: Ken Burns spent seven years making his four-part, eight hour documentary Muhammad Ali. The comprehensive profile of the famous boxer airs this month along with several docs commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11. (Please check back; this list will be updated throughout the month): WED/SEPT. 1 Future of Work (PBS). This
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