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Why ’22 Minutes’ should be more like SNL

November 12, 2012

Tuesday night’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes on CBC will feature one of the network’s biggest stars, Jian Ghomeshi, guest hosting. Casting the Q host is an excellent decision, since it will likely bring a younger audience to the show, …

This US election has 22 minutes. (Video)

November 4, 2012

On Tuesday night, CBC’s This Hour has 22 minutes is taking on America and the election that we all wish would just end! Besides lampooning the politicians that we all love to hate, favorite 22 Minutes characters like Mrs Enid, …

Must watch: The Dan Mangan Documentary!

October 17, 2012

Saturday isn’t really known for fantastic TV, but this Saturday, all of that changes when CBC airs a new documentary about about Dan Mangan when he sold out the Orpheum theatre in Vancouver last November.

Mike on CBC Radio: Television vs. the Silver Screen

October 3, 2012

This morning, I joined CBC Radio’s Eyeopener once again for the Unconventional Panel. Today’s topic wasn’t one that was specific to Calgary, but definitely debatable none the less. We talk about movies vs. television shows, which are better, which make …

Listen: Mike on CBC Radio!

September 27, 2012

With the school officially back in session, it was time to reconvene for CBC Radio’s Unconventional Panel. This time, I was joined by the Globe and Mail’s Shelley Youngblut and fellow blogger Shane from Calgary Rants.The topic at hand this …

Should you be over the moon for CBC’s Over the Rainbow?

September 17, 2012

Yesterday, CBC launched its newest reality singing competition Over The Rainbow. Like “How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?” before it, OTR is on search for the next Dorothy, who’ll star in an upcoming production in Toronto, produced by …

The Jack Layton movie begins filming.

August 7, 2012

Some big Canadian stars are in Winnipeg this week to start filming the made-for-TV movie about the life of the late politician Jack Layton. Rick Roberts, who’s previous appeared on Republic of Doyle and Cra$h & Burn has been announced …

Listen: Battling over the Olympics on CBC Radio.

August 1, 2012

This morning on CBC Radio’s Eyeopener, the Unconventional Panel reconvened for a special summer edition featuring myself, The Globe and Mail’s Shelley Youngblut and Calgary business leader George Brookman. The topic up for debate today was the Olympics, more specifically, …

Did CBC’s ‘Over the Rainbow’ find its Dorothy in Calgary?

June 7, 2012

CBC’s Over The Rainbow is one of the shows that I’m most looking forward to seeing this Fall.  What’s not to love? Wizard of Oz, reality show, singing, crushing actors dreams and of course, Andrew Lloyd Webber.  While CBC’s history …

CBC: Weighing in on the no-zero policy.

June 6, 2012

This morning I was lucky enough to be on CBC Radio’s The Eyeopener to talk about something pretty important to me: Education…or more specifically the lack there of in some public schools. I was a panelist on The Unconventional Panel …

Video: What makes George Stroumboulopoulos so cool?

May 23, 2012

It’s hard to believe that George Stroumboulopoulos has only been on our television screens for fourteen years. Since his debut on Muchmusic in 2000, he’s instantly become a Canadian media staple, garnering fans of every age and from every corner …

Video: The Dictator praises Stephen Harper for silencing the media!

May 11, 2012

People often joke about who actually likes Stephen Harper and it looks like Stombo finally found someone. During the promotion of his new movie, The Dictator, Admiral General Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen) weighed in on his love of Harper and …

CBC drops two popular game shows!

May 1, 2012

I’ll take “Things That are Going to Piss off my Granny for $1000, Alex. ” CBC announced today that they will not be carrying Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune next season! While the two shows were still bringing in huge …

The Genies and Geminis are getting a makeover!

May 1, 2012

You know how you can never tell the difference between the Genies and Geminis?  Well, now you don’t have too! The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced this morning that it will unite its film, television and digital media …

CBC: Only the cheapest survive?

April 22, 2012

CBC won’t announce its full Fall schedule until May 10th, but late last week, they announced the new shows it will be bringing to our TV sets, inadvertently also telling us which shows won’t be back at all. Saying the …