Farce’s Long Fade To Black Begins Tonight

Tonight marks the season finale of Air Farce Live (CBC, 8 p.m.). The hour-long special will be a little more special tonight given the surprise announcement this week that the series is bowing out next New Year’s Eve after one more half season of 11 more episodes.I’ll be in the bleachers tonight and expect to… Read on

Kimmel’s 1000th Tonight

Don’t forget, tonight at 11:35 it is the 1000th episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live (on City-TV and ABC). Kimmel’s girlfriend, Sarah Silverman, and her lover, Matt Damon, were nice enough to take this ad out in Variety just to congratulate him. No ad yet from Ben Affleck. Kimmel has really beat the odds lasting five… Read on

Kimmel Bats 1000; HBO Finally Unpopular Enough for Canadian TV

The 1000th episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live (tomorrow night at 11:35 on City-TV and ABC) was the main topic today on TV Feeds My Family’s weekly chat with CHML’s Scott Thompson. (Listen in here.) Told Thompson I spoke with Kimmel yesterday in an oddly underpopulated ABC conference call with critics. Kimmel talked about his recent… Read on

Air Farce Grounded After Half Season Order

Would that this were an April Fool’s joke: CBC has decided to wind down their long-running Friday night comedy showcase Air Farce Live.The series, which concludes its 15th season this coming Friday at 8, was previously listed among shows returning for next season. While that is still true, the buzz around the halls of CBC’s… Read on

Trojan Horse Left At Gate

Are TV movies finito? CBC’s much ballyhooed The Trojan Horse, starring Paul Gross, drew 690,000 viewers Sunday night. The political espionage thriller, which also starred Tom Skerritt and Martha Burns, failed to pull them in the way the prequel, 2004’s H2O, did (it bowed to close to a million viewers), despite plenty of on-air promos… Read on

Sherri Woodstock

Spread the word–celebrate the memory of Sherri Wood this summer at a music festival held in her honor. Call it Sherri Woodstock.That was one idea pitched today at services for Wood, who died last Monday after a brave battle with brain cancer. She was not yet 29 years old.Wood wrote concert listings and covered breakout… Read on

Zucker’s Zingers Come Before A Fall Launch

Deadline Hollywood Daily’s Nikki Finke asks “Has NBC Uni’s Jeff Zucker Lost His Mind?” is response to this promotional spot for the return of My Name Is Earl, embedded below. Finke, who’s site became “Must See” during the writers strike, strongly objects to a few pot shots Zucker makes at scribes in the teaser. I… Read on

Sherri Sunshine

For a few short, wonderful years, Sherri Wood sat directly in front of me at the Toronto Sun. Between us were two computer monitors and about 20 years. Both occasionally got in the way, but neither was really much of an obstacle. I was always more interested in reading her face than anything on my… Read on