Dracula latest bloody “Scare TV” series

What kind of entertainment does Dracula like? Something in a jugular vein!Oy! There’s that joke again. Anyway, Dracula premieres Friday night at 10 p.m. on NBC and Global.The drama stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the infamous vampire count. The series is set in London in 1896, with this centuries-old Dracula posing as an American inventor.… Read on



Salem and Brioux sneak onto Lost Girl set

I was going to write about appearing as an extra on Lost Girl‘s second last episode of the season (Sunday night at 9 p.m. on Showcase) but Rob Salem beat me to it.The Toronto Star’s veteran television columnist did it better than I could so read what he has to say about it here.The two… Read on


Linda Hamilton looks for Lost Girl in Etobicoke

Sunday, Hamilton comes to Toronto and it’s not a football game. We’re talking Linda Hamilton, the former Terminator and Beauty and the Beast star, in Toronto last year shooting a guest turn on Lost Girl. The episode, “Delinquents,” airs Sunday night at 9 p.m. on Showcase.Hamilton is good pals with busy director Gail Harvey (Murdoch… Read on


Good start for Screenies, Vikings and God

Martin Short helped the Screenies double the Gemini take Whatever one thought of the merits of Sunday’s first annual Canadian Screen Awards, they were a winner in at least one area: ratings.The two-hour broadcast drew an overnight, estimated 756,000 viewers on CBC Sunday night, about double what the Gemini or Genie Award telecasts were able… Read on



Lost Girl can be found Saturday at Fan Expo

Saluting Silk. I tried to dress classy like Looking for Lost Girl? Showcase’s favourite succubus can be found Saturday at Fan Expo in Toronto. Anna Silk (Bo), Kris Holden-Ried (Dyson), Ksenia Solo (Kenzie), Rick Howland (Trick), Zoie Palmer (Lauren) and KC Collins (Hale) will all be live and in person, appearing together on a panel in Hall G from 12 to 1 p.m. and signing autographs from… Read on



Brioux Report: Big Bang goes Missing

Missing: Ashley Judd’s smile and wrinkles It was March Break across Canadaand a break as well for The Big Bang Theory, allowing other shows to reach the top of the weekly Canadian TV ratings. They included The Amazing Race, Survivor and the new Ashley Judd drama Missing, launching in the Big Bang timeslot. Sifting through… Read on


Lost Girl finds big ratings, Apprentice tanks

Lost Girl premiered to over 400,000 viewers last Sunday on Showcase, the highest-rated Canadian scripted series premiere ever on the Canwest specialty network. Episode two of the supernatural thriller, which stars New Brunswick native Anna Silk (right), airs Sunday at 9 p.m.Last Sunday saw MuchMusic crack the Canadian weekly Top-30 with 918,000 total viewers watching the MTV Music… Read on