A few years ago, Fox allowed viewers a preview of a new fall show several weeks early.
The pilot episode of Glee aired in the summer and by fall, viewers were panting for more Journey remixes and high school angst.
The following spring, NBC took its pilot for Awake and turned... Read More
I recently tucked in for an evening with Bear Grylls out in the wild.
For those of you who have not followed this outdoor adventure survivalist through his various forays into television stardom, Bear Grylls is an experience in himself.
This summer, he’s Running Wild with... Read More
I’ve never understood the issue with nudity. Not that I’m interested in flashing my tahtahs, mind you. But why does it always seem to be the next big thing in television?
When the first round of Degrassi Kids graduated from high school in 1992, Canadians got a two-hour... Read More
I love my PVR. I can record six different shows simultaneously.
I can collect programs without having to rush home in the midst of my busy day. And I don’t really have to keep track of when they air.
My handy-dandy machine will find them for me.
It’s... Read More
It always seemed during the first week of school, some teacher wanted to know how I spent my summer vacation. Sometimes it was even in French. Fortunately, it’s an essay I no longer have to write.
But somehow, at the end of every spring, I start to think. How do I want to spend... Read More
Comedies account for barely 40 per cent of television’s scripted programming. Yet this past spring, they were responsible for 60 per cent of the cancellations. Why?
Part of the problem is the networks’ method of choosing shows for development. They appear to have adopted... Read More
Like most, I associate family with love, loyalty, support and warmth.
At his recent wedding to Kim Kardashian, Kanye West gave a 20-minute speech during which he referred to his in-laws as “an industry.”
They have a long-running reality show that is arguably as tasteless... Read More
Earlier this year, actress Candace Cameron Buré, the former beloved D. J. Tanner from Full House, was attacked for her views on marriage.
In her new biography, she had written that she takes a “submissive” role to her husband. And online and on television, people reacted... Read More
When EdTV hit theatres in 1999, it still seemed preposterous people would want to watch other regular people’s everyday lives on TV. But then it happened in real life. Sort of.
As reality TV became an accepted and profitable genre, actors vying for limited roles decided to get in on... Read More