October 2012

This year the Hollywood Reporter carried out a bunch of roundtable discussions with some of the most recognisable faces on TV at the moment.

They gathered the best comedy and drama actors and actresses together to have them chat about various topics relating to their careers and other random things.

Above is the full roundtable with comedy actors Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory), Max Greenfield (New Girl), and Ed Helms (The Office).

Ben Affleck has his wife Jennifer Garner to blame for the fact he passed on directing the pilot episode of Homeland.

The actor revealed at this week’s Artios Awards that he passed up the opportunity to take the helm of the drama series’s first ep due to an agreement with his wife over looking after their kids.

Garner had landed a film role before Affleck was offered the job and due to their agreement Affleck would not be able to head to North Carolina to work on Homeland as he was on babysitting duty. Continue reading »

When storm Sandy dug her claws into the East Coast of the US, the entertainment industry was hardly the biggest concern when both lives and livelihoods were at stake across several states.

But in the aftermath of the storm, the Hollywood Reporter has detailed the effect the violent weather had on the TV industry in New York.

When Sandy hit New York, there were 21 TV series currently in production in the city including Person of Interest, Gossip Girl, 30 Rock and new Kevin Bacon drama The Following. Continue reading »

Former Rogers Sportsnet presenter Damian Goddard, who lost his job with the broadcaster last year, has appeared in a US advert asking people to vote against gay marriage.

Canadian Goddard was let go by Rogers last May after tweeting his support for traditional marriage following a pro-gay marriage ad featuring New York Ranger Sean Avery that drew criticism from hockey agent Todd Reynolds.

Goddard tweeted: “I completely and wholeheartedly support Todd Reynolds and his support for the traditional and TRUE meaning of marriage.” Continue reading »

The lack of hockey on Canadian TV thanks to the lockout is not proving all that bad for some networks.

Hockey fans are turning to their favourite American shows to pass the time as they wait for their teams to return to the ice.

CTV is reporting a big rise in Saturday night viewing for their Big Bang Night on CTV, which comprises of re-runs of The Big Bang Theory.

They have doubled their audience in the 8-10pm timeslot while fellow Bell channels The Comedy Network and TSN boast rises of 56,000 and 50,000 viewers respectively. Continue reading »

Following a rather embarrassing Citytv website error, it has now been confirmed officially that Community will return to Canadian screens on February 7, 2013.

This week the Citytv website claimed that the fourth season of the cult comedy would begin screening on November 9 of this year. This, however, was not true.

The news took off and was reported on a number of media websites before the Rogers-owned channel could remove the post and chalk it up as an error. Continue reading »

Sunday, November 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT/CT on Citytv

“Diabolic”

The aftermath of the Dorans’ Halloween party leaves everyone with an emotional and psychological hangover. Jane (Rachael Taylor), traumatized by the terror she experienced, is even more devastated by the lack of support, not only from the detectives investigating the case, but also from Henry (Dave Annable), leading to repercussions in their relationship. Then, in one horrifying moment, Jane pieces together how is she is connected to the history of the building.

Sunday, November 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT on Citytv

“Illusion”

The ties that bind Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) and Conrad (Henry Czerny) are tested as they reaffirm their loyalties and commitment to each other. Meanwhile, the all-knowing Mason (Roger Bart) Treadwell digs deeper as Emily (Emily VanCamp) and Amanda (Margarita Levieva) struggle to keep their pasts a secret.

Saturday, November 3 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT/MT, 9:30 p.m. CT on Citytv

“Mr. Coffee”

The Beat Enforcement Team sets its sights on a drug operation being run out of a Chinatown coffee shop. Plus, a well-executed plan gets the arrests and seizures they wanted and Sergeant Hinton and Steinkampf prepare for a trip up north.

Saturday, November 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT/MT, 9 p.m. CT on Citytv

“Stamps of Disapproval”

After a disappointing performance in the Calgary exhibition game, one of the rookies is sent home. Meanwhile, John Goebel gets some news before leaving camp to get married.