Penny Marshall 1943 – 2018

Tributes are pouring in for Penny Marshall, best known for her years co-starring on Laverne & Shirley as well as directing such hits as “Big” and “A League of Their Own.” Marshall, 75, died at her home in Los Angeles on Tuesday of complications from diabetes. As “Monsters & Critics” editor April Neale headlined it,… Read on


Why reboot when you can re-view the classics?

The other day I spotted my postman coming to the door so I went out to meet him. As he handed me my mail, he asked if I had anything to do with writing about television (probably guessed it from all the network mailers). I asked him what he was watching in this age of… Read on


THIS WEEK: Letterkenny Live! is B.C. bound

If you happen to live in and around the Vancouver area, it’s a great day for hay and also a great week for catching Letterkenny Live! Jared Keeso, Nathan Dales, K. Trevor Wilson and Mark Forward from the Crave comedy original Letterkenny are winding up their year-end “Encore” tour this week with stage shows in Vancouver… Read on



Last minute Christmas gift guide for TV buffs

Bad news, gift givers. As of today, Friday, Dec. 14, there are only 10 more shopping days until Christmas. You’ve missed Black Friday, Cyber Monday and even Ruby Tuesday. There’s no more free shipping, so you actually have to brave the stores, and you’ve left it until Dented Car Door Saturday and Kill You For… Read on


FRIDAY: more Van Dyke and Lucy in colour from CBS

Set your PVR’s, classic TV fans. CBS has scheduled another seasonal treat with back-to-back, newly-colourized episodes of both The Dick Van Dyke Show and I love Lucy. The two hour-long specials air this Friday, Dec. 14, starting at 8/7 Central on CBS. The Van Dyke special comes as a sweet birthday present for Van Dyke,… Read on


CTV Throwback embraces The Facts of Life

Sometime before the most recent Canadian network upfronts last June, the folks at Sony Pictures Television struck a deal with Bell Media. The CTV peeps were looking for content to offer on two new VOD channels. Sony was looking to monetize its large inventory of off-air content. Phil King, a former CTV programming boss who… Read on



The Price is Right as CBS sells Television City

On Monday, CBS Corporation made it official: their Los Angeles TV temple at the corner of Fairfax and Beverly has been sold. CBS Television City, a post-modern, multi-studio facility that sits on a 25-acre site right next to LA’s historic Farmers Market, has been sold to Hackman Capital Partners for $750 million. The place The… Read on


BEHIND THE SCENES: Air Farce New Year’s Eve taping

Friday I headed downtown to the CBC Broadcast Centre with my next door neighbours Doug and Roberta to see another taping of The Royal Canadian Air Farce. The occasion was the annual Air Farce New Year’s Eve Special, a TV tradition that began in 1992. And, yes, we did stop at Apache Burger later in… Read on