Let The Games begin — very early Friday morning

Viewers looking to catch the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games live from Pyeongchang, South Korea, better be prepared to get up early. Coverage begins with the pre-show at 5:30 a.m. ET, with the opening ceremony broadcast live beginning at 6 a.m. ET. You can watch on CBC TV, CBC News Network, TSN,… Read on



CBC’s Crawford is one raccoon-wrangling romp

For the past several years, CBC has hosted a winter press launch in Toronto at their downtown broadcast centre. Couches are arranged and cast members and producers from the new shows are gathered in various curtained-off corrals. Sandwiches are served (get there before The Star’s Tony Wong eats them all) and reporters are shuttled back and… Read on


Small town TV returns with Burden of Truth

PASADENA, Ca. — Dark dramas and morally ambiguous characters have been pushing the envelope on television since The Sopranos and The Shield. Comedies, too, have never been darker,  including a few being promoted here at the winter TCA press tour. Former Saturday Night Live player Bill Hader, for example, sat before critics Thursday to help showcase Barry,… Read on


Air Farce celebrates its 25th New Year’s Eve

This Dec. 31st marks 25 years of Air Farce New Year’s Eve specials. Canada’s most famous comedy troupe goes even further back on CBC Radio, debuting 44 years ago in 1973. Founding members Don Ferguson (who also executive produces the annual New Year’s Eve specials) and Luba Goy started out as part of a four… Read on



Reitman goes back to work on Workin’ Moms

Workin’ Moms doesn’t officially return until January 9. The second season, however, is teased Tuesday night in a “very special” flashback episode. When we next see Kate Foster (Catherine Reitman), she a young party gal in the back seat of a limo with her best friend Anne (Dani Kind), heading to Anne’s wedding. The episode pulls… Read on


TONIGHT: see Dave Foley’s “lost” Christmas special at TV on Film 2017

Every Holiday season, Bing and Rudolph and The Grinch and Charlie Brown and all those wonderful people in Bedford Falls return as part of a month-long TV tradition. Missing again this year, however, will be one of the funniest Christmas specials ever made – and it was made right here in Canada. Dave Foley’s The… Read on


F-bombs hit targets at annual Air Farce taping

There were no shortage of F-Bomb targets as the Royal Canadian Air Farce held its first of two nights of taped performances Thursday in Toronto. Who gets splattered this year? The Farce has been taking suggestions for weeks from fans who vote on the comedy troupe’s web site. A certain U.S. president seems an obvious target,… Read on


CBC’s premiere of The National an OK draw

How well CBC’s reincarnated The National does will eventually be answered once the broadcaster figures out a reason for there to be four news anchors. The flagship newscast returned Monday in a generally mistake-free hour. While Ian Hanomansing, Adrienne Arsenault, Rosemary Barton and Andrew Chang all did a fine job, there was never any reason to have… Read on