Bill Brioux
Veteran columnist Bill Brioux is one of the leading voices on the Canadian media and television scene. Over the past 20 years, he has written about television for The Canadian Press, the Toronto Star, the Toronto Sun, The Globe and Mail and

His career began at the Canadian edition of TV Guide where he served as Los Angeles bureau chief.

Later, as daily television columnist for the Toronto Sun, his humorous -- and always outspoken -- take on television and pop culture garnered numerous accolades, including two Edward A. Dunlop Awards for critical writing.

Since leaving the Sun in 2007, Brioux has emerged as a key pundit in a variety of radio, television and on-line forums, and as a contributor to leading publications. His book, Truth & Rumors: The Reality Behind TV’s Most Famous Myths, is available from Greenwood Publishing.

Blog Entries by Bill Brioux

CTV Iron Man Lloyd Robertson Calls it a Day

Posted September 2, 2011 | 11:49:05 (EST)

Just as my kids have never known life without The Simpsons, few Canadians have known life without Lloyd Robertson.

Canada's most-trusted news anchor signed off for the last time last night on the CTV National News. He's been a TV newsman since before CTV was on the...

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Harry Belafonte and Gloria Steinem Help HBO Aim Higher

Posted July 29, 2011 | 18:16:08 (EST)

Like television itself, the Television Critics Association press tour is often more about the sizzle than the steak. Especially during cable days, animal acts, multiple-partner families and Kardashians tend to drown out the smart stuff.

Day three of this press tour aimed higher. It helped that HBO...

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Elwy Yost 1925 - 2011

Posted July 22, 2011 | 17:55:25 (EST)

Elwy Yost was such an unlikely TV star. With that big round head, bushy moustache and over-sized glasses, he looked more like a butcher or detective or some other character actor from one of his favourite films from the '30s or '40s.

The former host of TVO's Saturday...

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