Late Night Jokes of the week

From Friday’s Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO, HBO Canada): On Kavanaugh’s tantrum testimony — “If that was a divorce hearing, she would have got the kids.”


Numbing down of America leads to Murphy Brown misfire

It’s interesting to compare — or re-boot around — Thursday night’s revival of Murphy Brown vs. last winter’s revival of Roseanne. In both instances I wasn’t expecting much. Two sitcoms coming back after 20 year absences. Did anybody ever ask for more from these shows? Roseanne, however, really surprised me. I didn’t expect to care… Read on


The tribe has spoken, eh? Canadians will finally compete on Survivor

  Fire up the Tiki Torches and pass the ketchup flavoured potato chips — Canadians can now apply to be on the U.S. version of Survivor. Just as Donald Trump seems ready to kick Canadians out, CBS  announced Wednesday that Canadians will finally be able to join Americans on the long-running reality series. Host and executive… Read on



TONIGHT: all aboard for Murdoch Mysteries’ 12th season

The third week of September is still when stuff gets real in any new TV season. Several shows launch this very week, including the new version of Magnum,P.I. and the Lost-in-reverse drama Manifest (Monday), FBI and the hospital drama New Amsterdam (Tuesday), the This is Us/”Big Chill” wannabee A Million Little Things (Wednesday), the Murphy… Read on


Jane Fonda: “I am so disappointed with your prime minister”

“Don’t trust good lookin’ liberals.” That’s Jane Fonda’s advice, especially when it comes to Canada’s prime minister. The two-time Best Actress Oscar winner and activist was at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles last July to promote “Jane Fonda in Five Acts,” director Susan Lacy’s compelling look at the 80-year-old Hollywood legend. The documentary premieres… Read on


22 Minutes you’ll never get back

Yikes. Tuesday night, This Hour Has 22 Minutes returned for its 26th season to 367,ooo estimated, overnight viewers. While numbers were counted in some screwy ways back when 22 Minutes began, I’m going to go out on a fairly sturdy limb and suggest that is the series’ lowest-rated season premiere ever. That number is about… Read on



Maurice Boucher 1966 – 2018

A great gentlemen and a true champion of Canadian television has passed away. Maurice Boucher died last Wednesday in Toronto at 52. The Canada Media Fund’s Director of Marketing and Communications was in town to attend the Toronto International Film Festival. I was scheduled to meet Maurice that morning at the BellLightbox’s Canteen. Upon arrival I… Read on


The Great Canadian Baking Show rises again

Co-host Dan Levy says watch out for the new kids as The Great Canadian Baking Show returns for a second season Wednesday night on CBC. “The younger competitors are fierce competitors,” says the Schitt’s Creek star. “I was working at a video store at that age and really didn’t have much to offer.Getting to be in… Read on