Every Day is Family Day

Today is Family Day, the new statutory holiday in Ontario. Leave the dog in front of the set and go out and do the family thing. TV Feeds My Family is celebrating with this photo of Tippy, my parent’s first born, in front of their trusty ol’ Admiral (or was it a Marconi?) He was… Read on

Dexter Gets Slashed

Why can’t Canadian network viewers see Dexter in all its bloody glory? It’s a question John Cosway asks in his well read blog The Toronto Sun Family. The former Sun man is a big Dexter fan, as are many of us. The series, starring Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under) as a Miami forensics sleuth,… Read on

Close Encounter with Facebook

If you’re plugged into the whole Slap-My-Facebook thing, you know how addictive it can be. Between all the movie quizzes and the Scrabolicious and just inappropriate friend poking, well, it is a virtual high school without classes or cooties.It is also a powerful marketing tool. Even I get that–I saw it as another way to… Read on

Radio: Writers Strike Free Since 1921

The topic of this week’s podcast with Scott Thompson at Hamilton’s Talk Radio Station CHML is the brave new world of television. Now that the strike is officially over, will House and Heroes and 24 ever return? (House in April, Heroes in September, 24 in January). Will The Daily Show bounce back with sharp writing… Read on

Bawden Uuplugged After 38 years

Jim Bawden‘s retirement bash was held last night at The Bier Markt on The Esplanade, with a good crowd of well-wishers in the house. The veteran TV columnist spent 38 years on the beat, the first ten with The Hamilton Spectator, the rest at The Toronto Star, where he was not-so-gently persuaded to accept an… Read on

MVP Needs Performance Enhancement

CBC’s sexy new hockey wives drama is simply not scoring with viewers. MVP‘s second Tuesday outing netted just 221,000 viewers, down from last Tuesday and down from the sorry numbers in its original Friday night timeslot. There was no new episode of House on Global this week, either, just the premiere of Big Brother (917,000).… Read on

Taking the Girl out of the City

After nearly 20 years as host of CityLine, Marilyn Denis is leaving City-TV. The Toronto radio and TV favorite confirmed her career move this morning when I was a guest on Roger, Rick and Marilyn’s ever-popular CHUM-FM morning show. Host Roger Ashby was kind enough to invite me on to blab about my book, Truth… Read on

Border Jumper Majumder

If you’re flying between Hollywood and Halifax anytime soon, say hello to Shaun Majumder. The Newfoundland-native has one of the busiest bi-coastal comedy careers since Colin Mochrie worked Whose Line and every other show in Canada a few years back. As Dr. Freddie Sahgal, Majumder is one of the four main stars of the upcoming… Read on