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UPDATED WITH SUNDAY CRAVE GoT NUMBERS: While not everyone was thrilled with the result, the final episode of Game of Thrones was a record-setting draw for HBO in both Canada and the U.S.. Sunday in the U.S., 19.3 million viewers — including those who watched the encore broadcast or streamed the show on HBO Go

First off: I am not a Game of Thrones fan, so this is very much a review by somebody who, while he has sat on the throne, barely knows the series. Nevertheless, here goes. PLEASE READ NO FURTHER IF YOU’VE BANKED BUT NOT YET SEEN THE FINALE. Sunday’s much-anticipated series finale of TV’s No. 1

Craig Mazin has taken an unusual path to Chernobyl. The 48-year-old Brooklyn native graduated magna cum laude with a degree in psychology from Princeton. At that Ivy League university, his freshman roommate was none other than Calgary-born Texas senator and former presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Mazin spends a lot of time now just roasting Cruz

Some wondered whether that long gap between seasons would take the fire out of Game of Thrones dragons. Quite the opposite. the HBO series roared back to 11.8 million on-air broadcast viewers Sunday in the United States. That was slightly below the 12.07 million who watched the season seven finale nearly two years ago, but

Good news, Gamers. After an extra long wait, the final season of Game of Thrones premieres this Sunday on HBO, HBO Canada and Crave. Six final episodes of the big-budget fantasy/epic will go beyond the books and will eventually crown a new leader. Will it be Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), John Snow (Kit Harrington) or perhaps

Earlier this week I spoke with CHML’s afternoon host Scott Thompson about Disney’s US$71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox, an entertainment industry power move that took two years to finalize. Besides the movie division and access to films such as “Avatar,” “Titanic” and “Deadpool,” Fox’s TV holdings are vast and international. They include Twentieth

If you’re going to steal from rich people, think big. That’s one of the take-always from HBO’s new documentary “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley.” It premieres Monday, March 18 on HBO and starts streaming the same day in Canada on Crave. It tells the story of Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and CEO

It is March, a month when most of Canada is colder than Kevin Spacey’s TV career. Knowing many of us are staying cozy on the couch, the networks and streaming services in Canada and the U.S. are hoping to keep us there with some terrific new shows that are joining their schedules. Here is a