The Emmys: extended SNL show had its moments

Monday night on the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, co-host Colin Jost made reference to the all-star industry salute’s decline as a major TV draw. He did this by thanking the “thousands of you here in the audience tonight and the hundreds of you watching at home.” Well, it wasn’t quite that bad, but it… Read on



NBC looks to Jost and Che to “Update” The Emmys

You get some idea as to where awards shows rank these days when The Emmys get bumped to a Monday night just because NBC won’t surrender Sunday Night Football. Fact is, the NFL primetime showcase is the No. 1 show on their schedule. The Dallas/NY Giants game averaged around 19 million viewers this Sunday. The… Read on


VIDEO: Jon Montgomery on how Jakarta jolted Amazing Race Canada

JAKARTA, Indonesia — On this week’s episode of The Amazing Race Canada: Heroes Edition, the remaining six teams scramble their way to Winnipeg where, among other things, they’ll dance over to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and visit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Back in May when the race was run, however, I was fortunate… Read on


Follow as I live tweet Amazing Race Canada in Jakarta

What’s harder than running The Amazing Race Canada: Heroes Edition? Why, live tweeting about it, as I’ll attempt to do Tuesday night starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Actually, that’s not very hard at all, although I am making it difficult by flying to Los Angeles Tuesday to attend a few days of the summer TCA… Read on



PREMIERING TONIGHT: The Amazing Race Canada: Heroes Edition

Tuesday, July 3 marks the premiere of The Amazing Race Canada: Heroes Edition, thew sixth annual installment of Canada’s most-watched summer series. Ten new teams are featured this season. They scrambled across Canada and to different countries when production took place in May. Once again, former Olympian Jon Montgomery is back as host. Of the… Read on


Ten teams announced for The Amazing Race Canada: Heroes Edition

Go Brampton! We’ve finally got one of our own to cheer for as The Amazing Race Canada returns in a brand new “Heroes Edition.” Teams were announced this week with the series premiering Tuesday, July 3 on CTV and CTV GO. Ever since it launched, TARC has been the most-watched home-grown series in Canada and… Read on


Looking back at upfront: CTV gets last word

I know Randy Lennox reads this blog. He told me so himself during Bell’s annual breakfast with the executives during last Thursday’s upfront in Toronto. The Bell Media president told me, in fact, that he was nearly run over as he was crossing the street while reading my take on the Rogers and Corus upfronts.… Read on


Roseanne: not even Trump can save her now

Count me among those feeling let down and disgusted today by Roseanne Barr. Here was a good news story destroyed by a stupid, selfish act. Kudos to ABC/Disney for spiking the show within three hours of her racist and offensive Twitter implosion. The network knew who they were hiring when they got back into business… Read on