Harry Belafonte made a lasting impression a dozen years ago on a visit before Television Critics Association reporters. The activist/singer, one of the last Black Civil Rights icons of the 1960s, passed away Tuesday, April 25. He was 96. Back in July of 2011, he stood out as a towering figure from a golden age
Trying to look ahead to the end of the month in television? The Brioux.TV July calendar has now been updated through to the 31st. There are plenty of offerings from streaming services such as Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, Crave and CBC Gem. Trying to crack an already crowded field is new entry Peacock, launching
While the traditional broadcast networks continue to more or less take the summer off, the streaming services are ramping up the content. This is especially true in terms of offering what would have been big-budget feature film premieres to home screens. Starring in those are the likes of Tom Hanks, Charlize Theron, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andy
Today’s post is brought to you by the letter S — as in Sunday will make the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Sesame Street. The groundbreaking series is produced by Sesame Workshop (formerly known as the Children’s Television Workshop) and funded by the U.S. Office of Education, the Ford Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation.
UPDATED: The numbers posted by the victorious Toronto Blue Jays during the ALDS are incredible: an overnight, estimated 4.85 million viewers watched that unforgettable fifth and deciding game on Sportsnet Wednesday night, peaking at a staggering 8.1 million by the final out. That tally followed 4,377,000 viewers for Game 4 vs Texas on Thanksgiving Monday afternoon and
A lot of shows this fall seemed designed to cut through the “too much TV” clutter by offering a connection or two to the past. They’re built around familiar stars (Don Johnson from Blood & Oil, John Stamos from Grandfathered, The Muppets), familiar concepts (Heroes Reborn, Fuller House, The Muppets), familiar movie titles (Minority Report, Limitless,
So how are all these new Fall shows doing in Canada? About as so-so as they are in the U.S. based on first week, overnight impressions. Keep in mind overnights are now like watching the first two periods of a hockey game. Still, they provide a relative indication of which shows have made some sort
Three new network shows premiere Tuesday along with new episodes of some old favourites: NCIS is back, with Jon Cryer guest starring as a surgeon. So Gibbs is in good hands then (gulp). Starts at 8 p.m. ET on CBS/Global. Also at 8 is the two-hour premiere of the new Ryan Murphy series Scream Queens (Fox,