Blue Jays only home run in fall full of singles

UPDATED: The numbers posted by the victorious Toronto Blue Jays during the ALDS are incredible: an overnight, estimated 4.85 million viewers watched that unforgettable fifth and deciding game on Sportsnet Wednesday night, peaking at a staggering 8.1 million by the final out. That tally followed 4,377,000 viewers for Game 4 vs Texas on Thanksgiving Monday afternoon and… Read on



Throwing conventional network TV into The Grinder

A lot of shows this fall seemed designed to cut through the “too much TV” clutter by offering a connection or two to the past. They’re built around familiar stars (Don Johnson from Blood & Oil, John Stamos from Grandfathered, The Muppets), familiar concepts (Heroes Reborn, Fuller House, The Muppets), familiar movie titles (Minority Report, Limitless,… Read on


So far, no breakout hits among Fall rookies in Canada

So how are all these new Fall shows doing in Canada? About as so-so as they are in the U.S. based on first week, overnight impressions. Keep in mind overnights are now like watching the first two periods of a hockey game. Still, they provide a relative indication of which shows have made some sort… Read on


Fall Preview Tuesday: not much new to Scream about

Three new network shows premiere Tuesday along with new episodes of some old favourites: NCIS is back, with Jon Cryer guest starring as a surgeon. So Gibbs is in good hands then (gulp). Starts at 8 p.m. ET on CBS/Global. Also at 8 is the two-hour premiere of the new Ryan Murphy series Scream Queens (Fox,… Read on



Video: CHCH Morning Live gets my take on seven for fall

My buddy Bob Cowan had me on CHCH Morning Live Monday to chat up the 2015-16 season. That was the idea, anyway, but we spent a lot of time trashing ABC’s revival of The Muppets. So be warned–we come off like those two old coots who used to heckle The Muppet Show from the balcony–Stadler… Read on


Ford sweats through Jimmy Kimmel Live

Orange is the new black: Kimmel promised to send Ford some new ties Hizzonor never knew what hit him. There he was, on Jimmy Kimmel Live, losing more weight in 12 minutes than he had ever lost in his life. “Why are you dressed as a magician?” was Kimmel’s first question. The mayor of Toronto,… Read on