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TV Gord Reviews The Odd Couple

I had low expectations for this revival of The Odd Couple, and as I sat down to watch the pilot, I was in for an unexpectedly pleasant surprise.  First, I’ll outline my misgivings, and then I’ll explain why I love this new version.  ...

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Bell Media’s Entertainment Specialties Announce Acquisition of New Sensational Series for 2014/15 Lineup

Bell Media announced today big-ticket acquisitions made for its Entertainment Specialties at the L.A. Screenings last month. Led by the acquisition of THE ROYALS starring Elizabeth Hurley (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me), the nine, exclusive, big-buzz series, further position the suite of channels as must-watch destinations. New comedy series acquired include some of the funniest that screened in L.A ...

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CTV and the Canadian Marketing Association Announce the SUPER BOWL Canadian Ad Challenge

CTV is teaming up with the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) for the SUPER BOWL Canadian Ad Challenge, it was announced today. The new initiative calls upon the Canadian advertising industry to create dynamic, original creative, specifically targeted to Canadians, designed to air during the most-watched annual broadcast on Canadian television: the SUPER BOWL on CTV. Announced in advance of this afternoon ...

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Bell Media Completes 2014/15 Canadian Independent Production Slate with Season 2 Order of SPUN OUT

In advance of the #CTVUpfront presentation this afternoon, CTV announced today it has ordered a second season of original comedy series SPUN OUT, completing Bell Media’s English-language Canadian commissioned production slate for 2014/15 to date. The 13-episode order from Project 10 Productions comes as SPUN OUT completes its inaugural season as one of the Top 4 returning new comedy series for 2014/15. ...

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CTV Unveils 2014/15 Prime-Time Schedule

CTV unveiled today a powerful 2014/15 primetime schedule featuring a peerless mix of returning Top 20 hits and television’s most-promising new programs, immediately strengthening Canada’s most-watched network. Delivering the most reliable television schedule available in North America, CTV has maximized scheduling opportunities, made strategic timeslot moves, and introduced key new series on four out of sev ...

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CBC Unveils 2014-2015 Lineup

CBC today announced its 2014–15 television broadcast schedule, featuring a season full of quality Canadian programming, including new series, returning hits, premiere cultural live events, sports, and award-winning news and investigative programs. ...

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FOX Announces Fall 2014 Schedule

Kevin Reilly, Chairman, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), today unveiled the FOX portfolio of content for the 2014-2015 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre. ...

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TV Gord Reviews About A Boy

About A Boy has a pretty impressive pedigree for a half-hour comedy that’s just starting out.  First, it’s loosely based on Nick Hornby’s best-selling novel and the 2002 Hugh Grant film, which was nominated for Golden Globes, BAFTAs and an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.  Second, it is tied to another NBC show (not exactly a hit, but a critical darling), Parenthood.  What gives this series a fighting cha ...

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TV Gord Reviews The Millers

There’s a perception being bandied about in the entertainment news stories about this new Will Arnett sitcom that he hasn’t had a successful series because he typically plays smarmy characters (Gob Bluth in Arrested Development, the husband on Up All Night, even his recurring role on 30 Rock).  Regardless of whether that’s true, there is a concerted effort on this new series to tone down his antics.  You mi ...

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TV Gord Reviews Super Fun Night

Rebel Wilson is funny.  She has shown that in the movie Bridesmaids and on various talk show and awards show appearances.  I went into the pilot of her new series, Super Fun Night, rooting for her and for the show.  Unfortunately, the show itself just doesn’t live up to the reputation Wilson has built for herself.  ...

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