VIDEO: my CHCH Morning Live picks for 2015

I sat down with Annette Hamm on CHCH’s Morning Live last week and gave my picks for the best of what’s coming up on TV in 2015. We show clips from Wayward Pines, Schitt’s Creek, Togetherness and the new version of The Odd Couple featuring Matthew Perry. I also recommend two nifty little FXX comedies: Jay Baruchel’s… Read on

More headaches for CTV as CBS moves Bang, Race

It’s been years since the Eye Network blinked. Well, pass the Visine. Stand Pat CBS took a hit last season, losing its A18-49 ratings crown to suddenly resurgent (thanks mainly to Sunday Night Football, The Voice and The Blacklist) NBC. Wednesday in New York at Carnegie Hall, CBS CEO Leslie Moonves and programming head Nina… Read on

Upfront 2013: Sutherland, Fox, Helfer and other Canucks make U.S. network cut

Kiefer Sutherland in, Kiefer Sutherland out. Canadian talent headlining American shows are breaking about even as the 2013-14 schedules are announced this week in New York.Sutherland’s Touch didn’t touch enough viewers to stick around for a third season on Fox, but the network did announce that Sutherland is inked to reprise his role as Jack… Read on

Rick Mercer soars in 10th season opener

Ten years on, Canadians love their Rick Mercer Report.The series blasted back Tuesday at 8 p.m. with 1,256,000 overnight, estimated viewers.CBC’s winning Tuesday continued with the 20th season return of 22 Minutes, which also broke a million at 1,009,000. The Dragon’s Den spin-off The Big Decision drew 480,000 at 9 p.m.Mercer’s strong showing was the… Read on

The 2012-13 TV season starts here

Yes, it’s finally time to Go On.The 2012-13 TV season doesn’t officially begin for another week-and-a-half, but some new shows are already sneaking onto schedules. Tuesday night, for example, Matthew Perry’s new comedy Go On (9 p.m., NBC, Global), Guys With Kids (9:30 p.m., Global) and The New Normal (9:30, NBC/CTV) all air in their… Read on

TONIGHT: Matthew Perry attempts to Go On

Perry surrounded by his new friends on Go On Matthew Perry’s new comedy Go On starts tonight–the first network series debut of the 2012-’13 season. The episode will get a sneak peak in late night after NBC’s Olympic coverage. My Rogers’ Cable on-screen info says it will air around 11:05 P.M. ET, but that time… Read on

O Canada! Four true north TV success stories

BEVERLY HILLS, CA–There are times when it seems as if half the actors on American television are Canadians–if not Brits, Aussies or Kiwis. It’s as if Hollywood was trying to address the growing number of Americans in the National Hockey League by allowing more Canadians into Hollywood.Besides the usual suspects such as Tyler Labine (NBC’s notorious… Read on

What’s Sarah Palin doing at NBC bash? Alaska

Standing by her man. Lisa Rose/NBC BEVERLY HILLS, CA–These bleary eyes have seen strange sights but the strangest I ever did see, was the night Sarah Palin stole the show from a monkey and NBC.And I’ve seen some strange sights. I’ve seen grown men struggle to get a usable quote from Ozzy Osbourne. I’ve seen… Read on