Podcast: Fox and NBC Upfront report

Every Monday at 5:47 p.m. I talk TV with veteran radio host Arlene Bynon on SiriusXM’s “Canada Talks” (Channel 167).  There was plenty to talk about with both Fox and NBC announcing their Fall lineups for the 2014-15 season. Fox announced Gotham as their big bat-move for fall. The DC Comics drama will delve into… Read on



Harmon back doing Community service

I’m Jonathan Banks and you’re not, Chevy Chase. Justin Lubin/NBC Will Community return to brilliance?That’s the question as NBC brings the low-rated comedy-that-just-won’t-die back for a fifth season Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.Things start off with back-to-back episodes. The horrible comedy Sean Saves the World follows along with a new episode of The Michael… Read on


This week’s podcast: Community events

Thursday on Community: “Conventions of Space and Time” This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson asks about one of my favourite comedies of the past few years, Community. The third episode of the new, delayed and shortened fourth season, airs Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and City.I watched a couple of the Season Three… 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



Community: TV’s modern screwball comedy

A couple of screwballs: Danny Pudi and Chevy Chase of Community What’s an analogy? According to Britta on Community–which returned Thursday after a four month hiatus, “it’s like a thought with another thought’s hat on.”Wacky, right, maybe even–screwball? There is enough of a twisted thread of logic to that definition to make you get it,… Read on


Tonight: save the Community!

Alison Brie and Donald Glover go into their Community dance Fourth place U.S. network NBC announced this week that, among other changes, they are shelving Community come the new year. Although there are promises that all 22 episodes commissioned this season will eventually be shown, things look grim beyond that for the low-rated sitcom.Which sucks.… Read on