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  In the U.S. alone, according to FX Research, there were 455 original, scripted series on network, cable and streaming services last year. What were the 10 best TV shows of the year? ‘Tis the season to get plenty of takes on that. I was asked to give my annual year-end list at Uproxx, which,

Today was the day the man Alan Sepinwall calls “The Mayor of TCA,” John Landgraf, addressed the TV press. Landgraf is the President of FX Networks and during his dozen years at the helm, the cable network has been a driving force in television’s second “Golden Age.” Not only has he commissioned hit after hit, including last

This whole “skinny basic” cable kerfuffle is radio gold to my pal Scott Thompson at AM900 CHML. He could hardly wait to dive into it on this week’s radio chat. Scott asks if the cable/satellite providers aren’t missing an opportunity by keeping this offer–a skinny basic tier of programming for 25 bucks–as far under the radar

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson wanted to take one last look at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. We talk viewing numbers, down compared to Vancouver, naturally, but up in digital. You can read more about that here in this Olympic ratings report I wrote for The Canadian Press.Scott wondered how CBC and NBC did

Taylor (far right) with Russell, Keidrich Sallati and Rhys Shhh. There is a Canadian on The Americans. She’s our own little spy on the spy series, which returns Wednesday night for a second season on FX Canada.She’s Holly Taylor, the 16-year-old actress who plays Paige Jennings, the daughter of the two Russian spies posing as

NEW YORK–The Big Apple has become one big TV factory. Several network and cable hits are shot in greater New York, including the reason I’m back for the fourth time this year, The Americans. The FX series is heading into a second season and hosting international reporters for cast interviews Thursday. It shoots in Brooklyn,

The Americans premiere tonight at 10 p.m. ET on FX and FX Canada. I find the series takes a while to find its stride but that’s typical of pilot episodes, especially one where so much has to be explained at the start. There’s too much exposition, with scenes flashing back and forth. It gets better