Kimmel calls SCTV the “greatest sketch show ever”

Last December, Jimmy Kimmel checked a biggie off his bucket list when he was invited over to Martin Short’s house. The host of Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Oscars, could not have been more excited. An invitation to Short’s annual Christmas party has for years been one of the hottest tickets in Hollywood. “I will… Read on



Buzz builds as SCTV reunion draws near

On Sunday, I will “take off” for the SCTV reunion at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto. CHML’s Scott Thompson had plenty of questions about Martin Scorsese’s upcoming SCTV documentary, which has just been picked up in Canada by CTV. Smart move, Bell. Not a lot of details are known at this point about the project,… Read on


Look for Scorsese’s SCTV doc to take off, eh?

Here’s a salute all of Canada can get behind — the great Martin Scorsese doing a documentary about SCTV. Netflix announced it Thursday, with a cast reunion and showcase happening at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre May 13 in Toronto. Oscar and late night host Jimmy Kimmel is flying north to moderate that prestigious panel. When I heard… Read on


Bobby Cannavale finds his groove in HBO’s Vinyl

According to showrunner and writer Terry Winter, Vinyl bad boy Richie Finestra is “a pretty accurate amalgam of a lot of different record executives.” Finistra is the character at the centre of the set-in-the-’70s drama. A lot happens to Finestra in the first two hours–he even has a building fall on him. The series premieres Feb. 14… Read on



Jagger, Scorsese & Cranston start me up for TCA16

Mick Jagger’s giant face was among the disturbing images from my first day at the winter 2016 TCA press tour. I timed my arrival at the Langham in Pasadena to coincide with the afternoon HBO sessions. Among them was a panel for Vinyl, HBO’s big-name rock ‘n’ roll drama coming in April. The panelists sitting in… Read on