Pat Mastroianni, a.k.a. Joey Jeremiah, celebrates the early years with Degrassi Palooza

Long before hip-hop superstar Drake sat in Jimmy’s wheelchair or TV star Nina Dobrev took on Mia’s modelling contract on Degrassi, a more DIY version of the TV franchise was being made in Toronto. Pat Mastroianni, who played Joey Jeremiah on Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High in the 1980s and early ’90s, recalls his costume being kept in More...

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By SLPundit On Friday, April 19th, 2019
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Sally Wainwright and the not so secret life of a television revolutionary

Unforgiven, Scott & Bailey, The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard, Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax, To Walk Invisible … For the last 25 years, Wainwright has created some of the best shows on British television, More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 18th, 2019
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Streaming recommendations: You vs. Wild won’t let you kill Bear Grylls. I tried

You vs. Wild Bear Grylls in You Vs. Wild.  (Courtesy of Netflix / Courtesy of Netflix) Life is a choice. Just as we learn more of Apple and Disney’s plans to challenge Netflix’s top-dog status More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
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Game of Thrones is in its final season. So what’s next for HBO?

Ending a major hit show is not easy for any network. But the departure of Game of Thrones, which began its eighth and farewell season on Sunday, comes at a critical crossroads for HBO. The network has a new owner, More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
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Georgia Engel, The Mary Tyler Moore Show’s Georgette, is dead at 70

LOS ANGELES—Georgia Engel, who played the charmingly innocent, small-voiced Georgette on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and amassed a string of other TV and stage credits, has died. She was 70. Engel died Friday in More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
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Battle of the Blades returns to CBC in the fall

A uniquely Canadian reality TV format is taking to the ice once again. CBC is bringing back Battle of the Blades, in which hockey players and figure skaters pair up to perform ice-dance routines and win money More...

By SLPundit On Monday, April 15th, 2019
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Ryan O’Connell mines dark humour on being disabled. He’s in on the joke.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIF.—The internet is a product of Ryan O’Connell, just as he is a product of the internet. “I’ve always looked at life through a LOL lens,” said the 32-year-old writer and creator of More...

By SLPundit On Monday, April 15th, 2019
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Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere breaks ratings records

We still don’t know who will win the iron throne, but we know who won the TV ratings. Nielsen data from the U.S. shows that the Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere set a new high for the series with 17.4 million More...

By SLPundit On Monday, April 15th, 2019
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Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere is all about the reunions

Spoiler alert: This story contains spoilers for Game of Thrones. Reunited and it feels so good. Game of Thrones returned Sunday night for its eighth and final season, and it was all about the reunions, not just More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, April 14th, 2019
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Lori Loughlin, Michael Avenatti, Julian Assange and Tekashi 6ix9ine battle for craziest jailbird in ‘SNL’ cold open

In a rare turn (well, at least rare these days), Saturday Night Live took a break this weekend from hammering U.S. President Donald Trump in its cold open. Instead, the show turned its eye to the series of recent, More...