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,
My buddy Bob Cowan had me on CHCH Morning Live Monday to chat up the 2015-16 season. That was the idea, anyway, but we spent a lot of time trashing ABC’s revival of The Muppets. So be warned–we come off like those two old coots who used to heckle The Muppet Show from the balcony–Stadler
Orange is the new black: Kimmel promised to send Ford some new ties Hizzonor never knew what hit him. There he was, on Jimmy Kimmel Live, losing more weight in 12 minutes than he had ever lost in his life. “Why are you dressed as a magician?” was Kimmel’s first question. The mayor of Toronto,
Monday on Kimmel: a bizarre cartoon… Toronto mayor Rob Ford will guest Monday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live with–wait for it–Gonzo from The Muppet Movie. I kid you not. Gonzo mayor meets Gonzo muppet. I got the run down from Jimmy Kimmel Live executive producer Jason Schrift, who found a few minutes Sunday to take