Steven Bochco 1943 – 2018

Way back when I was a young Turk at TV Guide Canada I was asked to get Steven Bochco on the phone. I thought the request was pure madness. At that time and for many years afterwards, Bochco was TV’s top showrunner, the much-admired writer/producer behind such groundbreaking hits as Hill Street Blues and L.A.… Read on



This week’s podcast: horses and Luck

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson wants to know why there are no pictures of me riding a horse while I was out in Calgary. I explain that’s because I wasn’t riding a horse. I was on the set of the Horses of McBride, an upcoming CTV Christmas movie starring Aidan Quinn and Kari Matchett. They… Read on


TONIGHT: HBO’s Luck on the right track

Farina (left) and Hoffman both shine in HBO’s Luck Luck has arrived. The HBO drama about life at a racetrack premieres tonight at 10 p.m. on HBO and HBO Canada.The series boasts a terrific cast: Dustin Hoffman as mob boss Chester “Ace” Bernstein (fresh out of the slammer and not too happy), Nick Nolte as… Read on


Hoffman and Nolte share their Luck with critics

PASADENA, CA–HBO really turned on the star power Friday at press tour. Not only was Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant in the house, but the premium cable network also had panels featuring Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson and Ed Harris (from the upcoming HBO Sarah Palin movie Game Change), Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen (from Hemingway… Read on