For me, The Beatles’ 1964 classic “A Hard Day’s Night” is how I measure singer-songwriters and comedy chops. Take Ringo Starr for instance. Just turned 24 the month the film was released, the fab drummer steps in front of a camera and before you can say, “Act Naturally,” he does. He’s walking by a riverbank,
Sunday's 2019 Juno Awards, live from London, Ont., drew an overnight, estimated 918,000 viewers on CBC. Sting and David Foster (above) added some geezer chic to the occasion. Despite it being a live show, look for that number to edge over a million viewers once the Live+7 totals are factored in. The two hour broadcast
Holy Schitt's! Perhaps no other series in Canada demonstrates how times have changed in the eyeball counting business than Schitt's Creek. Acclaimed in both Canada and the United States, the five-year-old comedy could likely not survive on live viewing alone given the low overnight estimates it has charted this season. Take last week for example.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph1CwhhuaEY Starting this September, Canada's Lilly Singh will become the only woman in America's late night lineup. The Scarborough, Ont., native will take over Carson Daly's middle-of-the-night time slot as host of A Little Late with Lilly Singh. The half-hour nightly series will feature the Internet sensation conducting interviews, performing comedy sketches and preaching inspiration
Survivor is nowhere near "The Edge of Extinction" on Global. Photo: Robert Voets/CBS School has been out for many in Canada this week, sending some viewers south. Have the ratings gone with them? As reported here earlier, Monday saw a slight dip in Week Two for CBC's new Street Legal in the old, "overnight estimates"
Did you know that China is now the second biggest market in the world for wine? That's just one of the things I learned watching "My Farmland," an interesting look at how things are changing down on the farm in Canada. The 44-minute documentary premieres Friday on CBC DOCS. Award-winning filmmaker Diana Dai has produced
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cInGyxCY9k Do you follow God on Twitter? On Wednesday, @TheTweetofGod tweeted: "Please remember to phrase your prayers in the form of a question." God, and many, many others judging by the outpouring on social media, was thinking of Alex Trebek. As seen above, the 78-year-old Sudbury native chose another social media option -- YouTube --
On a day when many are celebrating John Candy -- 25 years after his death -- comes word that Luke Perry has succumbed to the massive stroke he suffered late last week. The Beverly Hills, 90210 and Riverdale actor was 52. Candy was just 43 when he died. He passed away in 1994 on SCTV
John Candy may have passed away 25 years ago today, but his legend will live as long as there are planes, trains and automobiles. I only met him once, towards the end of his life, at a Toronto press conference. It was shortly before he departed for Mexico to begin work on his final production,
Sandra Faire was one of those unforgettable forces in Canadian television. Her passing was announced Friday, with top executives at CTV, CBC and Rogers all paying tribute. As executive producer of So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Faire was a passionate advocate and benefactor of dance in this country. For many years, she was
Peter Tork just took that last train to Clarksville. The performer, who died Thursday in Connecticut from complications from cancer, is another of those deaths that causes children of the '60s to put down their burgers and fries and reach for the metamucil. The so-called "court jester" of The Monkees was 77. Not as cute
Police Woman Angie Dickinson will be at the LA show Saturday This weekend in Los Angeles, the stars you grew up with on television are ready to sign your autograph book. William Shatner, Richard Dean Anderson, Angie Dickinson, Barbara Eden, Brent Spiner, Dawn Wells, Erik Estrada, Genie Francis, Hal Linden, Lou Ferringo, Parker Stevenson, Peter