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Writer Tanya Talaga poses for a portrait during promotional day for Audible Podcasts in Toronto, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Tanya Talaga’s ‘Seven Truths’ podcast ‘goes to the heart of Anishinaabe storytelling’

Tanya Talaga’s ‘Seven Truths’ podcast ‘goes to the heart of Anishinaabe storytelling’

 

FILE - Cast members of “The Carol Burnett Show”, from left, Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Harvey Korman and Vicki Lawrence pose for a photo before attending a discussion of the former television show at the Director’s Guild Theater in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, on March 3, 2000. Sixty-five episodes of “The Carol Burnett Show” have been restored and expanded and are streaming for the first time on services including Hulu and Tubi. (AP Photo/Neil Jacobs, File)

Carol Burnett puts variety, and music, back in her show

Episodes streaming for the first time on services including Tubi and The Roku Channel

  • Nov 20, 2020

 

Daniel Levy, cast member in the TV series “Schitt’s Creek” poses for a portrait during the 2018 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Willy Sanjuan
Daniel Levy, cast member in the TV series “Schitt’s Creek” poses for a portrait during the 2018 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Willy Sanjuan
This image released by CBS shows Shemar Moore as Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson in a scene from the series “S.W.A.T.” In the episode titled, “3 Seventeen Year Olds,” airing in the first hour of a two-hour season premiere episode on Nov. 11, Hondo, his father Daniel Sr., played by Obba Babatund, and his teen charge, Darryl, played by Deshae Frost, confront the history of racial tension in Los Angeles through flashbacks to the city in 1992 following the Rodney King verdict. (Bill Inoshita/CBS via AP)

’S.W.A.T.’ dives into Black, police conflict in season debut

Story line directly linked to Floyd’s death last May

  • Nov 12, 2020
This image released by CBS shows Shemar Moore as Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson in a scene from the series “S.W.A.T.” In the episode titled, “3 Seventeen Year Olds,” airing in the first hour of a two-hour season premiere episode on Nov. 11, Hondo, his father Daniel Sr., played by Obba Babatund, and his teen charge, Darryl, played by Deshae Frost, confront the history of racial tension in Los Angeles through flashbacks to the city in 1992 following the Rodney King verdict. (Bill Inoshita/CBS via AP)
Freddie Highmore is shown in the second episode of season four of “The Good Doctor” in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - ABC, Bell Media, Jeff Weddell
Freddie Highmore is shown in the second episode of season four of “The Good Doctor” in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - ABC, Bell Media, Jeff Weddell
Musician Ingrid Andress poses in Nashville, Tenn., on Oct. 1, 2020, to promote her album "Lady Like." (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

As a songwriter, singer Ingrid Andress discovers her voice

As a songwriter, singer Ingrid Andress discovers her voice

Musician Ingrid Andress poses in Nashville, Tenn., on Oct. 1, 2020, to promote her album "Lady Like." (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
FILE- Jon Stewart presents the Pat Tillman award for service on July 18, 2018, at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. Stewart will return to television as host of an Apple TV+ public affairs show, the streaming service said Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP, File)

Jon Stewart will be back in the host’s chair for Apple TV+

Series expected to debut in 2021

  • Oct 28, 2020
FILE- Jon Stewart presents the Pat Tillman award for service on July 18, 2018, at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. Stewart will return to television as host of an Apple TV+ public affairs show, the streaming service said Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - This Dec. 11, 2019 file photo shows Channing Dungey at The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Breakfast Gala in Los Angeles. Dungey has been named chairman, Warner Bros. Television Group, starting her tenure at the studio early next year. The news was announced today by Ann Sarnoff, Chair and CEO, WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group, to whom she will report. Dungey will succeed Peter Roth who will be stepping down from his Studio responsibilities running the TV Group and its operating divisions in early 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Study: TV industry falls short of off-camera inclusivity

Whites held 92 per cent of chair and CEO positions

  • Oct 22, 2020
FILE - This Dec. 11, 2019 file photo shows Channing Dungey at The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Breakfast Gala in Los Angeles. Dungey has been named chairman, Warner Bros. Television Group, starting her tenure at the studio early next year. The news was announced today by Ann Sarnoff, Chair and CEO, WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group, to whom she will report. Dungey will succeed Peter Roth who will be stepping down from his Studio responsibilities running the TV Group and its operating divisions in early 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, file photo, magician James Randi participates in the “An Honest Liar” panel at the PBS Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif. The Florida-based James Randi Educational Foundation announced its founder died Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at 92. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Canadian-born James Randi, dazzling magician and skeptic, dies at 92

Randi targeted those he saw as frauds

  • Oct 22, 2020
FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, file photo, magician James Randi participates in the “An Honest Liar” panel at the PBS Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif. The Florida-based James Randi Educational Foundation announced its founder died Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at 92. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - This Aug. 13, 2020 photo shows a logo for Netflix on a remote control in Portland, Ore. Netflix Inc. (NFLX) on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 reported third-quarter net income of $790 million. The Los Gatos, California-based company said it had profit of $1.74 per share. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Netflix reports a summer slump in subscriber growth

Added 28 million subscribers in the first nine months of the year

  • Oct 21, 2020
FILE - This Aug. 13, 2020 photo shows a logo for Netflix on a remote control in Portland, Ore. Netflix Inc. (NFLX) on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 reported third-quarter net income of $790 million. The Los Gatos, California-based company said it had profit of $1.74 per share. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
Stratford Police sit outside the Stratford Festival’s Festival Theatre in Stratford, Ont., Monday, May 28, 2018. To binge or not to binge will be the question for Shakespeare fans as the renowned Stratford Festival in southwestern Ontario launches its own streaming service. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins
Stratford Police sit outside the Stratford Festival’s Festival Theatre in Stratford, Ont., Monday, May 28, 2018. To binge or not to binge will be the question for Shakespeare fans as the renowned Stratford Festival in southwestern Ontario launches its own streaming service. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins
An NBC logo at their television studios at Rockefeller Center in New York is seen on May 10, 2017. The latest episode of “Saturday Night Live” had a Canadian-themed sketch, complete with references to Drake, “Degrassi” and the CBC. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mary Altaffer
An NBC logo at their television studios at Rockefeller Center in New York is seen on May 10, 2017. The latest episode of “Saturday Night Live” had a Canadian-themed sketch, complete with references to Drake, “Degrassi” and the CBC. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mary Altaffer
Just for Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon walks the hall of the courthouse as he arrives for the beginning of his sexual assault trial in Montreal on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Just for Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon walks the hall of the courthouse as he arrives for the beginning of his sexual assault trial in Montreal on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Writer Tanya Talaga poses for a portrait during promotional day for Audible Podcasts in Toronto, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Tanya Talaga, Colm Feore among those in inaugural slate of Canadian Audible Originals

Debut slate has mostly podcasts but also audio series and audiobooks

Writer Tanya Talaga poses for a portrait during promotional day for Audible Podcasts in Toronto, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Actor Jon Cryer shows off his wedding ring that was found by a professional ring-finding service in Vancouver, B.C., in a Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-The Ring Finders, Chris Turner
Actor Jon Cryer shows off his wedding ring that was found by a professional ring-finding service in Vancouver, B.C., in a Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-The Ring Finders, Chris Turner
In this image provided by Kaitlyn Yang, Yang poses for a photo on the set of “Polaris Primetime.” Women of color who work behind the camera in fields including writing and visual effects are finding career support, including from the Television Academy Foundation and its internships. But four former interns say the industry must do more to foster diversity. (Kaitlyn Yang via AP)

Women outwit Hollywood bias with help from industry insiders

Women comprise only 6 per cent of visual effects supervisors

  • Oct 8, 2020
In this image provided by Kaitlyn Yang, Yang poses for a photo on the set of “Polaris Primetime.” Women of color who work behind the camera in fields including writing and visual effects are finding career support, including from the Television Academy Foundation and its internships. But four former interns say the industry must do more to foster diversity. (Kaitlyn Yang via AP)
This July 17, 2017, file photo shows a Netflix logo on an iPhone in Philadelphia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Matt Rourke

Netflix Canada increases prices for its monthly standard, premium plans

New members will see updated prices effective immediately

This July 17, 2017, file photo shows a Netflix logo on an iPhone in Philadelphia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Matt Rourke
This image released by NBS shows Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, left, and Jim Carrey as Joe Biden during the “First Debate” Cold Open on “Saturday Night Live” in New York on Oct. 3, 2020. (Will Heath/NBC via AP)
This image released by NBS shows Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, left, and Jim Carrey as Joe Biden during the “First Debate” Cold Open on “Saturday Night Live” in New York on Oct. 3, 2020. (Will Heath/NBC via AP)
Gil Adamson is a Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize finalist, in a Oct. 7, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Gil Adamson is a Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize finalist, in a Oct. 7, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)