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Sherlock: TV Worth Reading

30 Comments | Posted March 14, 2012 | 1:08 PM

Whenever I get it in my head to write fiction, I find myself thinking of modernizing an old story. I minored in Classics at school, and even that didn't dilute my love of Greek mythology and drama, so I'll wind up jotting notes for a version of "Medea" set in...

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What To Watch: TV Picks for February 20 - 26

0 Comments | Posted February 20, 2012 | 12:10 PM

Lights Out - Monday February 20, 10 PM ET, FX Canada/FX
Though this show is just debuting in Canada, it's already been cancelled by FX stateside, so don't get too attached. (Though one assumes no one else did, and that's why the show was scrapped.) It's yet...

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The Resurgence of Roseanne Barr: Interesting Timing

5 Comments | Posted February 14, 2012 | 10:43 AM

This fall, NBC is hoping we'll be ready to welcome Roseanne Barr back to prime time in a new comedy called "Downwardly Mobile" -- and to make it truly retro, they're in negotiations with John Goodman to co-star. All this assuming, of course, that Barr doesn't...

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What To Watch: TV Picks For February 13 - 19

1 Comments | Posted February 13, 2012 | 10:45 AM

Cougar Town -Tuesday February 14, 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, CityTV/ABC
Courteney and Co. are back for a third season of wine-soaked girl talk and the occasional pratfall. Tonight, Grayson makes Jules mad, but for some reason he's doing it on purpose. Maybe he thinks those kids he's confessed...

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Does 'Smash' Have The Makings Of A Smash Hit?

11 Comments | Posted February 7, 2012 | 10:02 AM

A show about Broadway, with original music, starring Debra Messing in a charmingly co-dependent relationship with a fabulous gay man, and Anjelica Huston as a merry divorcée? It sounds like a no-brainer hit aimed squarely at the crowd that used to love smart comedies like "Frasier" and "Will & Grace."...

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What To Watch: TV Picks For February 6 - 12

1 Comments | Posted February 6, 2012 | 10:16 AM

Smash - Monday February 6, 10 p.m. ET/PT, CTV/NBC

Capitalizing on the resurgent popularity of all things Marilyn, this "Glee"-for-grown-ups is set in the world of Broadway, where two seasoned producers (Debra Messing, Christian Borle) are mounting a show based on the life of Norma Jean....

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Sex, Vice And Sin: The Small Screen Turns Ugly

1 Comments | Posted January 31, 2012 | 10:50 AM

Our search for interesting, unique TV characters seems to have dragged us into a mire of darkness, depression and vice. At this point, almost every critically acclaimed show on TV is about some form of grift -- porn, crystal meth, betting -- or other taboos. Our leading characters have suffered...

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What to Watch: TV Picks for January 30 - February 5

0 Comments | Posted January 30, 2012 | 10:36 AM

The Exes - Thursday February 2, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Global

This TV Land series debuted in the US in November and finally makes its way to Canada. It stars one of my perrenial favorites, Kristen Johnston ("3rd Rock from the Sun") as a divorce attorney and landlord who...

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What to Watch: TV Picks For January 23 - 29

0 Comments | Posted January 23, 2012 | 10:35 AM

"Touch" - Wednesday January 25, 9 p.m. ET/PT, Global/Fox

Don't get too excited -- tonight is just a preview of this new Keifer Sutherland series, which will eventually debut in March, in the old "24" slot. Created by Tim Kring ("Heroes"), it stars everyone's favourite Christmas tree wrangler...

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What to Watch: TV Picks For January 16 - 22

0 Comments | Posted January 16, 2012 | 12:02 PM

"Alcatraz" - Monday January 16, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Citytv/Fox

A gruesome murder turns up a strange suspect -- a prisoner at Alcatraz who was supposed to have died 30 years ago, but appears to be alive and un-aged. Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia and Sam Neill play a trio...

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What to Watch: TV Picks for January 9 - 15

0 Comments | Posted January 9, 2012 | 9:15 AM

"The L.A. Complex" - Tuesday January 10, 9 p.m. ET/PT, CTV/MuchMusic

In Hollywood, everything old is new again, so why not in Toronto too? This blatant re-vamp of the original 'Melrose Place' finds Abby, a displaced Torontonian in the City of Angels, broke, evicted and desperate for a...

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'Four Weddings Canada': The Wedding Industry Has Gone Off The Rails

0 Comments | Posted January 4, 2012 | 8:22 AM

I used to want to get married. I'm sure my boyfriend will be surprised (and perhaps relieved) to read that in the past tense. I still want to be married one day, but I'm less and less sure I can hack the getting married part. The actual wedding, I mean.

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Canadian TV: The Future Looks Bleak

25 Comments | Posted December 13, 2011 | 3:01 PM

It seems fitting that on the launch of Huffington Post TV Canada, I'm examining the future of Canadian television. After all, when I first started covering television in 2002, blogs were so new that people said the word with invisible air quotes around it. I think we were...

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'This Hour Has 22 Minutes': Almost 20 And Still Funny

0 Comments | Posted December 13, 2011 | 11:19 AM

This time of year is rife with holiday episodes, and for the most part, I think we TV audiences agree that we'd rather our favourite shows take an extra week off rather than produce what is often a badly-written show with too much room given to guest stars...

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Canadian TV: Have We Lost Our Identity?

0 Comments | Posted December 13, 2011 | 9:37 AM

It seems fitting that on the launch of Huffington Post TV Canada, I'm examining the future of Canadian television. After all, when I first started covering television in 2002, blogs were so new that people said the word with invisible air quotes around it. I think...

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