This week’s podcast: in the dark with Charlie

PASADENA, CA–Scott Thompson at Hamilton’s CHML heard I was yakking with Charlie Sheen down here at press tour the other night and wanted the scoop. Sheen held a moon-lit stealth session out on the back lawn of Castle Green the other day. His new FX series Anger Management goes into production in March. Was he… Read on



This week’s podcast: TCA 2012 primer

Always curious Scott Thompson asks about the January Television Critics Association semi-annual  press tour taking place now until mid-month in Pasadena. I give him the scoop, plus we yak about the many new shows starting this month in the U.S. and Canada, including a whole whack of goodies from CBC (Mr. D, Redemption Inc., Arctic… Read on


This week’s podcast: America’s Got Stern

Scott Thompson at CHML wanted to know what I was up to in Vancouver earlier this week. I spilled the beans that I was there with a few other reporters to interview the cast of Alcatraz, a new drama coming to Fox and City Jan. 16. Got to spend hours on the prison set at… Read on


This week’s podcast: Peters steals Christmas

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson wanted to know what I was doing in Vancouver. Told him about my trip west to the set of the January CBC drama Arctic Air. We also talk Grey Cup ratings and Christmas specials including tonight’s CTV offering A Russell Peters Christmas (9 p.m.). The pride of Brampton, Ont., hosts… Read on



This week’s podcast: more on me and the PM

Scott Thompson at CHML got a big kick out of me “hobnobbing” with the Prime Minister during that Murdoch Mysteries location shoot in Ottawa Wednesday. I report that Stephen Harper was very friendly, accommodating and gracious–he could play a winning social game on Survivor, I’m thinkin’.Scott wanted to know the details of the security check… Read on


This week’s podcast: running out of Reege

This week, Scott Thompson at CHML asks about my ol’ pal  Regis Philbin. Why is he leaving Live? Who is going to replace him? Will daytime TV ever be the same?I put in a request to interview Philbin last July when I was in New York but the word back was he felt it was… Read on


This week’s podcast: counting past TV sets

Ran into former CTV CEO Ivan Fecan last week at the Air Farce book launch. The most powerful man in Canadian television is keeping a low profile these days. He snuck almost undetected into the back of the CBC atrium to catch Don Ferguson’s speech and grab a few free Tim Bits. It was the… Read on


Glee Ratings, Dish Talk on Radio Report

Should you yank out the cable and go with satellite? Scott Thompson‘s parents did and boy were they steamed afterwards. Check out why on this week’s TV Talk radio segment with CHML’s Thompson, you can listen in here.We also talk about Jon & Kate Plus 8 (can these people please stop procreating?), upfront week in… Read on