January marks start of mid-season madness

Wednesday night, Fox kicked off the annual mid-season blitz of new TV shows with The Masked Singer. The series is like America’s Got Talent meets The Gong Show, with real singers hidden in goofy and elaborate, sports team-like mascot costumes. Youpee or whoever sings, and a panel of judges (one of them being Robin Thicke)… Read on



This week’s podcast: Baldwin a winner on Match Game

“Alec Baldwin is a good host for Match Game. When the first episode was over, he showed Rosie O’Donnell his blank.” Yes, the former 30 Rock star is hosting ABC’s new Sunday night version of Match Game, and CHML’s Scott Thompson wanted to know why. Probably because they offered him a blank-load of money. It also helps… Read on


Comedy Network blanks with Match Game

Three on a Match: Deb DiGiovanni, Darrin Rose and Sean Cullen It’s always dicey when you try to reboot a favourite from TV’s past. GSN tried reviving the classic panel show I’ve Got a Secret in 2006 and it stayed a secret.Starting today at 8 p.m. ET, the Comedy Network launches an all new, Canadian… Read on


Richard Dawson: 1932 – 2012

Dawson hosted Family Feud from 1976-’85 and later in ’94-’95 “His mind worked like a steel trap, but he wasn’t the happiest man in the world.” That was Betty White’s assessment of Richard Dawson, who died Saturday at 79. Popular with audiences and contestants for his almost uncanny ability to match words, the Family Feud… Read on