Stacey Farber

Good news: The CW/Canada link is sometimes fun

OK, my faith and optimism have been semi-restored.
That’s my faith in the shaky upcoming TV season. And in the wobbly CW network. And in Canada.
In short, the opening episode of “The Spencer Sisters” is surprisingly good.
The show arrives Oct. 4 on CW, which is one of the few networks to realize that Canada: 1) Is quite close to us, geographically; 2) Speaks a language very similar to our own; and 3) Makes TV shows like the ones we do … or, at least, like we did in decades past. Read more…

CW’s solution for summer and fall: O, Canada

Maybe the “C” in the CW network stands for “Canada.” Consider the moves this week:
— One day, CW announced an ambitious summer schedule that includes four scripted shows from Canada, three new and one (“Family Law”) returning.
— The next, it said another Canadian show will be on its fall schedule. “The Spencer Sisters” (shown here) will star Lea Thompson and Stacey Farber as mother-and-daughter detectives. Read more…