This week’s podcast: Leno out, Fallon in?

Fallon with Mariah Carey: ready for his Tonight Show coronation? On this week’s scintillating podcast, CHML’s Scott Thompson wants my take on rumours that NBC are dying to shove Jay Leno aside so Jimmy Fallon can take over the Tonight Show.It does seem as though Leno’s days on Tonight are numbered. He still wins in… Read on



This week’s podcast: CBC’s big hockey hit

CHML’s Scott Thompson was still on this “CRTC kicks Bell bid in the Astral” story. The shock still hasn’t worn off and rumours continue to swirl, with news Rogers might be sniffing around for Astral parts.I applaud the CRTC’s decision to stand up for consumers and against media consolidation, as well as reports the Harper… Read on


This week’s podcast: mid-season mayhem

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson wanted to know what the dealio was with Community, one of my favourite shows. NBC cut this year’s order and brought the third-year series back last week after a four month hiatus. The good news it returned with season high ratings, both in the States and on City in Canada, boosting… Read on


Booze flows at Toronto Sun, Boardwalk bashes

Calvin and Hobbled Occasionally I get tempted out of the Brampton bunker for the odd Toronto soiree. There were a couple this week:Do folks remember the Toronto Sun? Monday marked the 40th anniversary of the Little Paper that Grew until Quebecor shrunk it.Several alumni gathered at house bar Betty’s across the street from the grocery… Read on



FX Canada: do we watch brands or shows?

Are all U.S. cable networks imported equally? I have a feature in today’s Toronto Star Entertainment section on the launch of FX Canada. The new digital service will bow Monday at 9 p.m. with American Horror Story–just in time for Halloween. The off-beat comedy Wilfred (starring Jason Gann, right), will be another FX Canada offering.So… Read on