Klondike daze at Discovery’s TCA party

The cast of Klondike, including Sam Shepard and Tim Roth (middle, front) PASADENA, CA–It’s a tad chilly in Klondike country, so Discovery brought Klondike to critics.Thursday night, the sprawling back lawn of the Langham Huntington Hotel was transformed into a large casino/saloon, set up just for critics. Inside was a full bar, a honky-tonk piano,… Read on



Sarah Palin: Red, white and shoes

PASADENA, CA–Did I go to this morning’s TCA breakfast with Sarah Palin? You betcha.The former Governor of Alaska was at press tour to promote her involvement with the Sportman Channel, a service which, we’re told, promotes a “red, white and blue lifestyle.”Basically the folks at the channel believe that being connected to the outdoors defines… Read on


Day One of TCAw14: True love

Harrelson and McConaughey flashback to ’95 in HBO’s True Detective PASADENA–Now that was a busy first day of press tour. So many sessions at #TCAw14 and then there’s this new phenomenon of getting pitched eleventy-billion “one-on-ones” on the side–sometimes in other cities. It’s like being asked to text and drive.Right now I’m typing this instead… Read on


Monkey business from 50 years ago

“We’ve got a gorilla for sale…” went the jingle for Magilla Gorilla, a syndicated animated cartoon series which launched 50 years ago this month. A half-hour promotional film for that launch will be shown Sunday, Jan. 12 in Pasadena as part of the semi-annual TCA press tour. This is the second TCA screening held at… Read on



The 17th TFCA Awards are too cool for stars

Trust me, that’s Don McKellar and Kim Catrall Did you know there was a Toronto Film Critics Association? Yes and they hand out awards. Wednesday night in Toronto was their 17th annual awards gala, at the trendy art deco treasure The Carlu seven floors up at Eaton’s College St. in Toronto. I can thank David… Read on


Some Assembly Required with new YTV series

Kolton Stewart sits in the big Muppet chair on Some Assembly Required  With so many new shows premiering this busy month of January here’s one for the kids: Some Assembly Required. It premieres tonight at 6:30 p.m. on YTV. The comedy, from Thunderbird Films, is another one of these live studio audience shows suddenly the… Read on


Welsh, Chernick make The Best Laid Plans

Welsh and Chernick, part of deep bench of Canadian talent on TBLP I had more fun than a senator with an unlimited expense account last fall in Ottawa on the set of The Best Laid Plans. The six-part series, based on Terry Fallis’ political satire, premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBC before moving… Read on


Harmon back doing Community service

I’m Jonathan Banks and you’re not, Chevy Chase. Justin Lubin/NBC Will Community return to brilliance?That’s the question as NBC brings the low-rated comedy-that-just-won’t-die back for a fifth season Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.Things start off with back-to-back episodes. The horrible comedy Sean Saves the World follows along with a new episode of The Michael… Read on