CP24 Breakfast Is Not Breakfast Television

Published by Toronto Mike on March 27, 2009 @ 19:11 in Television, Toronto News ~ Toronto Focus

SunI don't watch television in the morning. I never have. Even though I don't watch morning TV, I know Breakfast Television.

BT debuted on September 6, 1989, with host Ann Rohmer and news anchor David Onley. When CablePulse 24 launched in 1998, Breakfast Television was simulcast on both Citytv and CablePulse 24. This was true until yesterday. Yesterday morning, CablePulse 24, now CP24, debuted a BT clone called CP24 Breakfast.

You see, CTVglobemedia bought CHUM Limited back in 2006, and CHUM Limited owned Citytv and CablePulse 24, but the CRTC told CTVglobemedia that they had to sell Citytv. Rogers picked it up in 2007. If you're still with me, that made CablePulse 24 and Citytv rivals working in the same building. I envision body checks in the hallways.

That brings us to yesterday. CP24 was launched, featuring faces familiar to viewers of Breakfast Television, including original host Ann Rohmer. They're even simulcasting on 1050, another pick-up from 2006. That enables CTV to go after Rogers' Breakfast Television and 680 News with the same 299 Queen Street West stone.

But make no mistake about it. CP24 Breakfast is not Breakfast Television, even if CTV doesn't want you to notice.

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192 Responses to "CP24 Breakfast Is Not Breakfast Television"

Mike from Lowville
March 27, 2009 / 21:09

Ann Rohmer is nothing but a media prostitute. I used to think she was hot. Not anymore.

james edgar
March 28, 2009 / 01:09

I watch BT for about 45 minutes each day while getting ready for work. The CP24 thing sucks. I hate Rohmer and the rest of the cast are not any good except for Mikea the hot former TTC person. I'll be sticking with BT.

adsf
March 28, 2009 / 23:09

cp24 breakfast sucks - crappy graphics - too many people

but Mika is hot and they need her on way more

Horonymous
March 29, 2009 / 19:28

Show is bring nothing new to the table. Too many people and how did Steve Anthony get a job?

krya88
March 30, 2009 / 08:30

you can still catch "our" Breakfast Television on cable 7 or Bell Expressvu 214!

The "copycat" absolutely sucks!!

So happy I can still catch Frank, Dina, Kevin and Jenn in the morning :)

hot4melissa
April 1, 2009 / 06:47

I think it's a lot more hip! They are obviously trying to capture the younger audience.
Yes, I agree Mika is hot but Melissa Grelo is even hotter! Seeing her in the morning starts the day of right!

IanS
April 1, 2009 / 14:34

Steve Agony got a job??!!

Bernie
April 2, 2009 / 10:00

This CP24 Breakkie show SUCKS! It's so annoying. I'm so glad that they didn't take the real one off the air.

I really want to slap the guy opposite of Mika when he wears that fedora! Put it on right!!! It's not a friggin' beannie!

And Cam Wooley!?! What in the world? That man drives me and my hubby nuts...didn't the OPP kick him to the curb?

Frank
April 3, 2009 / 20:22

This new CP24 Breakfast breaks my heart. It is the worst pile of crap on TV. Does CTV think that by infusing these new faces we'll just roll over and take these buffoons. I say NO. I'll never watch CP24 again, not until the real Breakfast Television is back. Shame on CTV. Most of CTV's talent just retire. Too bad because Dave Deval was a true product of Toronto just like B.T..

Talking about Buffoons, that Steve Anthony is an insult to any intellagent life an the evolutionary scale above a rodent. He must be the son of a fat TV executive because he (Anthony)surely couldn't have got the job on his own.

I don;t mind Ann Rohmer so much because shes been with CityTv for ever, but these new wantabees are just plane Irritating. The girl looks like a Marie Osmond look-a-like. Maybe with luck som poor sole will marry her and take he out of our missery. Whats with the clown and that stupid hat. Does he not know its not polite for a man to ware a hat inside. And that red tie the other day looked so stupid I wanted to hang him with it.

CTV has not done any favors to the veiwers. Did anybody see that Post final Battlestar Galactica episode show? I was not impressed by any of it, except for what was broadcast from Vancouver.

I think CTV should leave the local programming to the locals, the real views not some boardroom executive. Look what happened at ENRON.

Mad Hatter
April 4, 2009 / 08:20

If you guys don't like the show so much why are you still watching it? There's BT and Canada AM to choose from. Ann Rohmer and the new cast of CP24 Breakfast don't suck. What sucks is the fact that both BT and CP24 Breakfast are being produced at 299 Queen St and there is tension between the two groups. You want to blame someone? Blame Ivan Fecan.

skindawg
April 4, 2009 / 23:41

Mat Hatter you're absolutely wrong. CP24 Breakfast does suck big time. Some big fat CTV exec is sitting in his office trying to figure out how he came get back at CITYTV for all those years of wipping his ass in the morning ratings. He probably figures a copycat rip-off show will do just as good and replace BT as our morning wakeup call. WRONG!!! I have not and will not watch CP24 for longer than it takes to see who's on. If its those clowns than CITYTV here I come. Kevin, Frank, Dina, and Jen, please keep up the good work.

ex-CP24 viewer
April 5, 2009 / 02:58

I finally understood what the heck happened with CP24 and my favorite show: BT. I used to wake up every day with the guys from BT on CP24. Suddenly, one day, my TV screen was invaded my strange looking dudes completely lacking any kind of appeal to my intellect. The only known faces are the oldie Ann Rohmer, the tasteless Mika and the ex-cop Cam, but with not so much success for me. The only interesting difference is Mika presented under different lights so her face full of angles and planes is a little bit sweetened.
Anyway NOW I finally know what happened. So, starting next working day, I will wake up with the originals - BT, even if I will not have the screen full of info as I was used to.
Bye-bye CP24. I reprogrammed my TV to start in the morning on channel 7 instead of 24.
Jeez…. What a pile of crap…. The “business men” really don’t know to do business. No wonder we are in such a bad recession.

Toronto Mike
April 5, 2009 / 09:41

I feel obliged to disclose that Mad Hatter's comment came from within CTV HQ.

Lysa
April 6, 2009 / 06:18

they are now on channel 7=
city tv..................

Rebecca D
April 6, 2009 / 07:37

I was wondering if my old favorite BT had dissapeared until I read kyra88 who said it's still on channel 7, thank God. I hate the MuchMusic type cast on channel 24. That black guy is silly and they have Anne Rohmer back! YUK!

Derrick
April 6, 2009 / 23:08

Glad I did a google search on this to discover that I can find my good old BT on channel 7. This CP24 breakfast thing blows bigtime - seems they are trying too hard to be funny or hip or something. Well it ain't working por moi. I've seen about 4 shows so far and the black guy just seems to sit there, smile with his goofy hat on, and talk loudly trying to add some sort of value to the show. Rogers box now being programmed to start on channel 7 from 24!

Christine
April 7, 2009 / 14:37

You all are just haters!!!!!

Julia
April 8, 2009 / 07:09

I could not believe that they took away my morning show that I have been watching for almost 20 years. I was happy to see that they are on channel 7. I to, miss reading the extra news but I will not listened to that much crap in the mornings. Obiviously they are trying to reach the young people. However, I will stay with more "intelligence"" thank you..

HENRIETTA
April 8, 2009 / 09:02

BIG, BIG, BIG MISTAKE!!!

BRING BACK KEVIN, DINA, FRANK AND JEN.

HEARTBROKEN HENRIETTA.

Barb
April 8, 2009 / 09:15

I will not be watching this CP24 mornings either...Big Mistake. They are Not Good.
Do you really think this is what the viewers wanted?
Who did you ask? You have a full information on screen with stupid people we have to listen too.
I want to hear breaking news from Pro's Not stupid people that are going to make a Joke of this.
Keep Anne and Sue Sgambati.

Tini
April 8, 2009 / 17:39

I came back from Cayo Coco to a rude slap in the face...What a mistake. I bet you that this show wont last long (Boo!)
Mornings will never be the same.

kim
April 9, 2009 / 07:15

Can't stand CP24 Breakfast!!
The start of my day has been ruined. I want to see Dina, Kevin, Frank and Jenn!!!!
I thought "breakfast" was supposed to be the most important part of the day.
Not any more! thanks.

susan
April 9, 2009 / 08:02

what ever happen to the BT crew (kevin Frankish and the others)?

Ronnie Guinto
April 9, 2009 / 08:33

i really love the original casts of brakfast television especially Dina, i'm so happy that they're not gone, i still wathch her in channel 7.

Wendy Stringer
April 9, 2009 / 12:43

what rock did they pull the "new guy" out from underneath? If I have to look at his profile while he stares like a maniac at Mikea I think I'll throw up. What a complete IDIOT...I have never watched any program on TV where I would want to throw something at the TV. The show would be better if six year olds did it. What's with sticking post it notes on each other (how entertaining - earth shaddering and gripping) and hey what about playing catch on tv. Is there anything that they have to say of any importance at all? I can't believe anyone would pay to advertise on this CRAP show. Find someone with some talent or something important to discuss or Take it off the AIR!!!

Randi
April 9, 2009 / 22:49

Ahhh so that's what happened. I couldn't figure it out. Nothing against the new group but I like the old bunch.

sobeys
April 10, 2009 / 18:33

Breakfast Television now appears only on Cable 7 (CITY TV).

Nothing happened to Dina, Kevin, Frank and Jennifer.

Cindy
April 11, 2009 / 11:21

Thank goodness bt is being aired on another channel. Would have been good to have some warning! I can't stand CP24. Far too immature for the real world. This change has caused much upset for many people. Although change can be good and is accepted as inevitable, one should be cautious about exchanging something good for crap.

Colin
April 11, 2009 / 20:41

Alot of people say that the "younger" generations are still asleep in the morning. I find that hilarious, I wake up every morning and turn on CP24 every morning. I use it as an alarm, and if I hear something interesting I dart up and see what's going on.

For the most part, I do somewhat prefer BT... but I have to admit they are a bit old fashioned, and the layout of CP24 (the weather, and little info box) really makes it more "informative".

Sorry to say this, but with all due respect... you guy's are just too outdated. Sooner or later it's bound to change. We can't always have Kevin Frankish and his straps.

Rebecca D
April 12, 2009 / 16:16

Just to let you guys know, I think that goofy guy with the hat on the new BT is a throw away from MuchMusic. That's why he's so rediculous. And as for Steve Anthony, he's a REALLY old 80's throw away from MuchMusic. I agree with all of you THE NEW BT SUCKS!!! And the big pigs will soon realize it.

ART LOCKWOOD
April 12, 2009 / 17:36

WHAT A FARCE WE HAVE TAKEN CP24 OFF OUR FAVORITES LIST, THE CRAP ON IT NOW SN'T WORTH THE SPACE.

Linda Lee
April 13, 2009 / 18:53

I'm so glad the original crews of BT show are still on Channel 7. I usually don't watch TV in the morning, only to check the weather on channel 24 but was so disappointed with the neew crew cast. So I won't watch channel 24 anymore in the morning. The new crews sucks!!

al skippy
April 13, 2009 / 21:30

Thank god i just found out what happened to the morning show i will be changing my tv two 7 tonight befour a sleep

Diabla
April 14, 2009 / 06:53

I was upset when I saw that CP24 was airing this garbage. Its like a train wreck though.... can't help but watch for a little while. I counted about 10 "um"s coming from the amateurs behind the desk. The woman laughs at what the other guy says but her eyes say that, if she could, she'd slap the stink off of him. Its sad. Most fans of BT knew to check on City for it. Thank goodness.

Anonymous
April 14, 2009 / 08:38

Thank you all for letting me know that i can still catch Kevin and the REAL BT crew on another channel. I was really worried that they are gone for good.
This NEW show gives me a freakin' headache! I welcome any/all opportunity to see more of Nalini Sharma, and Melissa Grelo, however, this new format is an UNBEARABLE, waste of time.
I 2nd that question, "How the heck did Steve Anthony get a job?"

Pat from Newmarket
April 14, 2009 / 11:47

For sure THE NEW BT SUCKS!!! I agree, get rid of those clowns, Mika & the idiot next to her (both are like...look me over viewers how do you like me so far)...gag me!!
As for Steve Anthony...he wants to swoon the ladies...yuk! not working..
Ann Rohmer...so-so
Cam Wooley...RETIRE!!
BT must have $$$ to burn, to pay these idiots.
I am now a past viewer...Here I come chanel 7

Upset
April 14, 2009 / 19:21

Where is BT!

I am 23 and I find this unintelligible garb mind numbing. 24 was such a good go to channela nd its upsetting that its not longer the quality that I loved.

Doesn't Matt babel look like he likes hearing his own voice? Can someone please tell him he has a mic on, he doesn't have to yell every word!

lea
April 15, 2009 / 08:58

I watch Breakfast television on CP24 every day before work AND I had thought that Kevin, Dina, and Jen had went on vacation for a bit and just had these new people as temporary fill ins. WOW. I had no idea these new guys are permanent and that CP24 no longer has the REAL Breakfast Television & that its on a dif channel. I am so glad I realized this because to be truthful, I was getting really really annoyed with the 2 new ppl (the girl and the guy) on CP24 AND couldn't wait for the Real BT faces to come back. All those 2 do all morning is flirt around. Well, no more of that in the mornings and now watch channel 7 with the real BT people.

Gail
April 15, 2009 / 16:44

i totally agree with lea, she hit it on the head, i too thought it was gone, and thought i was getting other people while they were on vac,but there was NOBODY from the original .
we all watch at work along iwth my neighbours so i was informed by them thank god, was missing the dancing alarm clock too
thanks kevin jenn frank and dina nice to have you back

Anonymous
April 15, 2009 / 20:53

I too thought that Kevin and Dina were still in Orlando, Florida. I saw the new CP24 programme this morning with Mkka laughing uncontrollably about an inappropriate joke made by her co-workers on air. What happened to reporting the news? Even when I was as a journalism student, we put together a more intelligent and professional newscast than these juveniles.

What are the powers that be thinking? One piece of advice, just because you are trying to attract a younger audience don't "dumb it down" and assume they are unintelligent when it comes to the discussion of global events. We have enough corny entertainment shows on television that can pander to that kind of audience.

Anonymous
April 15, 2009 / 20:58

Oh my goodness I just thought Kevin and Dina extended their vacation in Orlando,Florida.

I am truly disappointed with the CP24 morning news programme. Watching Mika laugh uncontrollably about one of her colleague's inappropriate on air joke, made me sick. Even when I was journalism student, we put together a more intelligent and professionalism newscast than what I witnessed this morning.

We are the executives thinking? Just because you are trying to attract a younger audience, don't "dumb it down" and assume that young people cannot engage in intelligent discussion about local and global events. We have enough corny entertainment shows on television to pander to that segment of society.

Vanessa
April 15, 2009 / 21:48

CP24 Breakfast will likely disappear on its own in short order (especially if they do not make some on-air staff adjustments). The Toronto Market can only sustain 3 morning shows - BT, Canada AM and CBC News Morning. Global Ontario's Morning News recently went off the air and the short lived Toronto 1 morning show from a few years ago (as did the complete station) went bye-bye ...

The new male co-host has to go - ASAP. He is awful, absolutely awful. Melissa is too junior - she needs to be upgraded with a host with some maturity. Ann Rohmer, Nalini and Mika are carrying the show right now. Cam Wooley - not sure he is needed. CTV should go after Antony Robart from Global and move over Zuraidah Alman from CTV Toronto - the two of them would make a good combo (to replace Matt and Mel).

Michael
April 17, 2009 / 00:19

I watched CP24 this morning and I am astounded at just how bad the hosts are. So some ask why do people keep watching it? Well the only good thing about it is at least I can turn on my mute button and still watch the news ticker across the bottom. Honest to god, these two are absolutely pathetic. It was a sad day when CTV acquired the station. They have essentially dismantled a piece of Toronto media history. I only pray that the Channel 7 folks stay on the air.

Manny
April 17, 2009 / 00:31

For the past few weeks my wife and I have been wondering when the gang from BT would come back from vacation and for the past few weeks we have been put under extreme agony watching this new crew. Actually I learned to ignore them and read the brief news that run under the screen.

CP24 "WAS" a very informative channel with weather, news and different discussions on the community as well as Frankie telling his viewers what to wear on certain days, what to add to your soil and what and when to plant, in general he was very informative.

These new guys suck, they step over each other while talking and you cant understand anything they say.

CTV you are the big talk at work every one thinks as I do that this was a HUGE mistake and have tuned off.

I hope the advertisers get wind of this.

EMM
April 17, 2009 / 06:32

For a a few weeks, I thought Kevin, Dina, and the rest of the crew were having an extended stay in Flordia... or so I thought until I saw Matt, Mika, etc. every morning.

Frankly, the new programme is crap. Why are two clowns, poking fun, and flirting with each other, talking about just non-sense and stuff that is irreleveant to the real world? There are PLENTLY of programs that already do that ALL DAY LONG.

Secondly, Ann Rohmer? Steve Anthony? Younger crowd? So much for a younger crowd. They need to retire and I think they are both utterly annoying.

Overall, BT24 sucks and won't last very long.

Thank goodness for this blog/ thread... I would have NEVER found about BT on the other channel.

EMM
April 17, 2009 / 06:34

My mistake, CP24 breakfast blows, and once again, will be taken off

Anonymous
April 17, 2009 / 09:23

Let's get the words out. THE OLD BREAKFAST TELEVISION is on CHANNEL 7.
Both my hushand and I hate the CP24 BT version

Rebecca
April 17, 2009 / 12:06

I too, like many others have posted on here, am not a fan of the new morning show.

I am unaware if CP24 wanted to go for a young,hip new hosts with a splash of experience.

I have found myself shocked on numerous occasions by the language used by Matt Babel, with the Cheese Whiz comment saying that he wanted to put it in Nalini's(sp?) mouth, or today when he told her to put down her gold club and go for a run. I don't think having her run on TV has anything to do with Golf or the weather.

I say all of those unimpressed should send an email to the show to express the dislike.

Rebecca Cunningham
April 17, 2009 / 12:27

http://cp24.com/mshow/

Go here and file your complaints about the morning show!

jinho
April 17, 2009 / 15:58

I though Dina and Kevin were on a vacation. Am extremely long one. Those two new hosts get on my nerve. They speak over one another and their chats are very unintelligent. If they think they want us, the younger generation (of preteens), to be attracted to that new morning show - never (depends on teen). Dumbing it down for us doesn't make them look any smarter. It makes them look stupid and the show unappealing.

Win
April 17, 2009 / 22:41

Thanks Goodness! I;m glad to hear Kevin & Dina are still on the air. I'm definitely switching stations - can't stand the new hosts.

prose
April 18, 2009 / 16:16

Oh my goodness! What a grumpy griping bunch of Canadians we are! Things change people. Different does not always mean diasatrous. What is intelligence anyway? Dana....come on! Do some reflection....maybe your perception of intelligence has more to do with your prejudices than reality.

Disappointed
April 19, 2009 / 01:17

I do agree that the new cast needs to go. My biggest problem is with that new guy. Not only is he quite often inappropriately dressed to be on the news, but he also speaks out of turn, often trampling over his female co-host. He speaks too much and too loudly. Moreover, his discussion pieces and responses are rather inappropriate. Don't tell me on a morning news show, you're talking about your younger sister wanting to buy a g-string! Like really? As a 'professional' I would have hoped he knew when professionalism was warranted!

Generally, I support change, but only when it's for the good. This show has not been improved upon; in fact it has lost its shine.

jason | getyouroj.com
April 19, 2009 / 13:20

What the ****

The real BT, of which I am a fan, is still on Channel 7, and any BT fan would no that.

If for some reason you were watching the real BT on CP24, why would you in the first place.

That channel is annoying.

Again, nothing that MATTERS has changed,

BT is on 07

Ceecee
April 19, 2009 / 17:55

omgosshhh. am i glad i made a google search :) i was wondering where the original cast went! i like matte babel and i think he's alright. but i thought he was like an addition but as i was watching the show there was only him, that girl and anne. :( i'm so happy to hear that the rest of the cast is at channel 7. why though?? from my understanding.. they ALL went to city tv? i really like matte but i like kevin + dina more. :) i also hate that new girl on cp24.. the co-host with matte.. dunno her name. but i really don't like her! and three of them don't make a good trio. i mean, two pple in their late twenties (presummable) and than an old lady in her 50s. doesn't workkk!

ROBIN WELLS
April 20, 2009 / 08:53

I detest the new CP24 girl, what ever her annoying name is! I am outraged as to this abrupt change and total lack of respect to the life time viewers. I am 19 years old and have watched BT since I was a small child; I enjoyed the cast and the interesting conversation that once was apparent throughout the entire show!! Now, now it's two pathetic, self absorbed morons screaming over one another! Makes me sick! I will never waste another second listening /watching those two, ever, ever, again! & for the record: whoever the stylist is, must be drunk or on some kind of drugs or maybe even blind! The way they dress Matt is completely hilarious, I feel EMBARRASSED for him! & that girl is sososoSO annoying, she just drives me crazy, AHH!


that is all! (see what they do to me, all before the early hour of 9am?!)oy vey!

d
April 20, 2009 / 16:59

Is it true Kevin, Dina and the rest are on Channel 7??? Thanks goodness, because I stopped watching channel 24 COMPLETELY. The new crew is a disaster ... not professional whatsoever. Actually, they're rather annoying for first thing in the morning.
Bring back Kevin & company to channel 24. If not, it's okay, we'll just watch them on channel 7

T
April 21, 2009 / 09:49

I watched the show and immediately emailed them saying it STUNK. Matt - who confesses to not using deohederant makes me sick. And Mel, although ok, is not up to par with Ann who is the anchor of the show.

Also, I won a prize on the show, they announce it on TV and NO ONE calls me to send it to me. It's been over a week. WTF?! These people suck, I'd rather watch ABC now instead, nothing is relevant but as a long time BT watcher I feel betrayed by my loyalty to them.

BT SUCKS!

Abz
April 21, 2009 / 16:08

whao I didn't know so many people shared the same outrage I felt! One random morning I figured that Kevin Frank Jen and Dina had 'taken a break', that they were on hiatus after their vacation in Disneyworld. But several weeks passed, I endured through the new cast, but felt like a part of me was gone :P Thank God I found them again on channel 7 because no one in our household could bear another morning having to watch those unintelligent unprofessional uninteresting 'replacement' co-hosts

The new CTV24 crud has the worst co-hosts ever known to mankind- MuchMusic's Matt Babel and some flirty girl? I totally agree with both anonymous's comments on April 15; their conversations are inappropriate and far from entertaining, they just made me angrier in the morning! I hope more people in our previous situations will discover that their beloved old BT has now moved to Ch7, because nobody should have to watch the new disgraceful Ch24 BT

I'm not a morning person but tuning in to the REAL Breakfast Television gets me wide awake. Kevin Dina Frank and Jen are like my morning coffee, they kick-start and brighten up my day!

Ron
April 21, 2009 / 17:23

I don't know how the two are going to both last side-by-side. Still, it's interesting how BT is the establishment now, back when it started it was seen as an upstart.

This Matt on CP24 has to go though, plus there are too many people talking over each other. It's a cluster-youknowwhat.

kelly
April 21, 2009 / 17:41

Well I was wondering where they were! Even my 13 year old son is upset that they have been taken off the show. Its good to know I can find them elsewhere b/c I am a huge fan.

Its funny b/c I of course wondered where kevin and Dina were...then I notice Frank is gone too. I thought they were on a cruise. Finally when I start missing Jen and we are into week 4 I realize s/thg is just not right!

Sujit
April 21, 2009 / 20:41

The new show is tripe and rubbish.
Kevin and Dina etc are way better. It just feels wrong.
CP24 sucks and will never win over viewers.

Ketch
April 22, 2009 / 11:42

Wow, its amazing how poorly received this new CP24 thing has been - reason? two words: Matte Babel. Hopefully his bosses will come to their senses soon and get rid of that blubbering grammatical disaster Matte - he's totally not suited for working in front of the camera on a morning news show let alone as a Muchmusic VJ (he wasn't very good there either). How Babblemouth was ever chosen for this gig is beyond me.

Gambler
April 22, 2009 / 15:24

Now I am up to speed. I very seldom am awake when Breakfast
TV is on but once in awhile if I wake early I will turn on the TV to check the news. I thought 7 and 24 still had the same show. I was wondering what happened to Kevin Frankish and his co-host as I had seen them on there not to long ago but now it appeared they had been replaced.
I can't comment on what show
is better.
I don't understand why people are slagging Anne Rohmer. To me she has always came across as a dedicated worker who is very compassionate.
I think Anne Rohmer Rocks and is first class.

munira
April 22, 2009 / 21:40

Im sorry but Matte belongs back on MuchMusic, where he belonged.
He was so great there, now he's just corny.

BT 7 not CP24
April 23, 2009 / 08:52

As qutoed above somewhere -
"Sorry to say this, but with all due respect... you guy's are just too outdated. Sooner or later it's bound to change. We can't always have Kevin Frankish and his straps".
And why not? If something is enjoyed - and there is this much controversy over the cast - then obviously we are NOT wanting the change... what ever happened sucks,it needs to be changed back - or - BT channel 7 needs to change there layout to be similar like CP24's - you can do it - people will switch!!

Anonymous
April 23, 2009 / 08:58

For me, both shows makes me stupider by watching them. I refuse to believe Canadians are as moronic an audience as either show caters to. I've never heard a comment by Kevin, Liza, Dina and of course not Jenn that has ever illuminated any subject for me. I've only heard inane, obvious commentary and an apparent lack of intelligence, vocabulary and worldliness. Jenn seems particularly juvenile to me. I assume they are not all as stupid as they appear and are told to act the dummy for the show. Thank goodness Jenn didn't get the Cityline job! I would have lost my favourite Fashion Fridays. As soon as BBC World News became available on 37, that was the morning show for me. Now I learn things and enjoy programming aimed above a 6th-grade level.

Breakfast is on CITYTV Cable 7
April 24, 2009 / 06:53

There is only one "BREAKFAST" show in Toronto that i would ever watch and that show is BT! The new show is mediocre. I think they are trying to go after a younger crowd, which is fine and dandy, but teh cast is irritating! Melissa is cute and sweet but her continuous giggle is so irritating! Drives me nuts! Ann Rohmer is a legand in Toronto but these new sidekicks of hers are really going to hurt her image! Matt babbles too much. Nalini is good. Mikaa is good and Cam Wooley is good....great guy! Steve Anthony - No comment! Make sure you watch BT everyday on Cable 7 in Toronto (also on 519 for you HD Maniacs)

Anonymous
April 25, 2009 / 12:49

I just Googled "What happened to Breakfast Televison?" and found here that they are still on City Tv channel 7!
I've been asking people but getting no answers.

Anonymous
April 28, 2009 / 21:14

Welcome to Mr. Rogers neighborhood. They should have leave citytv as is. The programing at citytv is so lame. They took away speaker's corner and who watches aerobic exercise show from early 90's at 2am in the morning anyways?

Apparently 40 is the new 90
April 29, 2009 / 08:02

Apparently, someone felt the need to take an already mindless morning show and dumb it down! At least it was mildly entertaining before and I can watch Dina all day as long as I mute the TV. Did anyone else see the patronizing segment this morning when the Gordon Lightfoot fan called?? Punks had no idea who she was talking about and those forced smiles were hilarious. Who thought it was a good idea to MTV-up an early morning news/info show and force anyone over 30 to tune out??

Bronte
April 29, 2009 / 17:02

I was also wondering what happened to the core crew. In my opinion, Kevin is excellent, Dina is just OK and the 2 new folks are out of their league.

Jane
April 30, 2009 / 00:00

Today was the last straw for me to continue watching even a minute more of CP24. The last straw came right after the daily update of what is happening in today's economy, which most of us all know is dire for many people. And then it happened...Matte asked this expert Economist what his favourite toy was growing up. I just found not only was the question very inappropriate but also found his immature giggling as he waited for an answer even more inappropriate. Matte, there is a time and place for certain questions.

Rahski
April 30, 2009 / 08:32

Thanks for the info - got my TV programmed to Cable 7 and feel SO much better.
Better reporting, stronger personalities and more upto date.
cheers and thanks for the info!!

Anonymous
May 1, 2009 / 23:49

That "Matt" is just not someone I want to see first thing in the morning. I would be surprised if he was a high school graduate. lol
The station is banking on the mixed race audience support factor.
WRONG!

Doug
May 3, 2009 / 09:02

Nothing ever made me want to shoot myself in the morning more than the goofy BT theme song and the rediculous commentary of the BT anchors. Only J.V. has any true charm. Most of the time, Kevin looks as if he wishes he were allowed to tell Dina to S.T.F.U. Sorry but there is no greater idiot than Dina on this planet. I like the new show because they are real people and not smiling ear to ear on a morning where there is freezing rain and I'm already running late.

nadine
May 3, 2009 / 23:46

What a relief...has been wondering what happened to my old BT crew...the new CP24 cast just doesn't do it...I will now tune in to Channel 7 in the mornings...bring back Kevin, Frank, Dina and Jen please-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-

annoyed
May 9, 2009 / 11:34

The only comment I would like to make is maybe if they didn't try to copy the real thing then viewers wouldn't be so upset but the fact that they tried to do exactly the same show with new people that no body is used to screwed it up i had no idea what happened and when i woke up and saw the new crew it set the tone for the day which wasn't a good one.I'm so happy to know now that i can go back to watching the people i enjoy waking up to every morning just on a different channel thanks for the info guys.

Natasha
May 9, 2009 / 16:42

Honestly, I don't understand why everyone must complain so much. The original show isn't even off the air, just on a new channel! No one is forcing you to watch the new show. Matte and Melissa may not be the best but I think you people fail to realize that things do change. If you don't like it then don't watch. Everyone doesn't have to be so rude and say they're a bunch of idiots who don't know what they're doing because that's just immature of you to say.

Susan
May 14, 2009 / 09:41

The show stinks to high heaven. I look at it because of the news titles underneith but have the remote on mute.Get rid of the whole BT 24 and the guy with the hat.

Mark
May 14, 2009 / 12:35

The current CP24 program sucks. The hosts act so unprofessional and amatuerish - especially Matt who should not be standing in front of a camera in the first place - his sense of dress is absolutely inappropriate - looks like something the cat dragged in! Are the producers sleeping? Shame on you CP24!

MaryViolet
May 14, 2009 / 14:16

If you don't like something - don't watch it.

Matte is hot!

Melissa is cute.

They're young and energetic,still learning and with Anne's guidance they'll soon be awesome.

Mark Rodrigues
May 14, 2009 / 16:34

The CP24 show with the current crew really sucks. The hosts - especially Matt - seem so unprofessional. His dress sense is absolutely inappropriate. He should not be in front of a camera in the first place. Even my 17 year old son would do a better job. I guess the producers are still asleep during the show not to notice. WILL SOMEONE WAKE THEM UP, PLEASE!!!

Al
May 15, 2009 / 06:49

I believe the CP24 new morning show with Matte and Melissa is simply horrible. How is it possible to show such the repulsive show every mooning? Why on Earth the good one has changed its canal7?

x-watcher
May 15, 2009 / 18:57

I loved the old gang. I watch NOT listen to the new idiots. TV on mute. I'll be switching to my old buds asap.

MT
May 15, 2009 / 22:05

I think the "people" on the BT morning show are horrible, especially that weather lady,Nalini, she hardly smiles and her I can't stand her remarks and she speaks so fast. What ever happened to good reporters!

Anonymous
May 16, 2009 / 21:43

I don't think the new CP24 morning show is AWFUL per se, since it does have some good people on it (Anne, who's such a trooper, Mika, and Nalini)

But Matte Babel has just GOT TO GO. There HAS to be a smart, mature, young anchor that can replace him -- and I noticed that pairing Matte up with Melissa has turned Melissa into a nitwit too. That's a shame, because she used to be quite good...

Lisa
May 18, 2009 / 18:26

As most of people, I was suprized that no one mentioned what happend to the old crew. But mornings run fast and I didn't look through the channels. So thanks a lot to let me know that old BT is still on but on diffrent channel.

Anonymous
May 20, 2009 / 14:51

They just started out, how about waiting a little while before ripping on them. I'm sure BT didn't start out like it is now.

tiiu
May 20, 2009 / 15:41

I take the TTC work and Mika does not, so I don't find her information helpful.
Sometimes I have gone on the TTC and the trains were not running, 10 minutes after I have finished watching Mika.
Mika should actually use the TTC to get to work, so that she can begin to appreciate how frustrating it can be.

t.o. guy
May 22, 2009 / 18:59

That new Breakfast show is awful. I cannot stand that guy. I don't need to hear his comments in the morning or anytime for that matter. I don't want my kids hearing his commentary.

Frankie Flowers was annoying but atleast bareable.

t.o.
May 22, 2009 / 19:02

cancel it

Kaykay
May 27, 2009 / 08:16

Oh Lord... I thought Dina and Kevin were on vacation, and I've been watching those dim wits for TWO MONTHS! How excrutiating...

ugh...
May 27, 2009 / 11:46

watched them this morning discussing how archaeology was a difficult word to spell, then the girl decided to try to spell it out...she spelled it out as archeology, which is still right, but then everyone else there (ann and matt) were all impressed (after saying, "wow, well i have no idea how to spell it, but that sounds good...well done") and then went on to discuss how spelling is hard...i was forced to change the channel. I've never heard such awful banter.

zann
May 28, 2009 / 07:29

hey, I found Kevin, just switched to channel 7, "Hi Kevin."

Brad
May 28, 2009 / 10:58

Is it just me, or do others notice how many times 'weather specialist' Nalini Sharma uses the word "AH" when she speaks. It drives me crazy. I have found myself pressing the 'mute' key whenever she opens her mouth. When I was in college I had to do an impromptu five minute speech and I was docked 15% in marks for using the word "ah" three times. For the most part, the show is okay - with up-to-date news and breaking news, but often it sounds like a broken record, playing the same thing over and over and over.

Pappyo
May 29, 2009 / 08:27

We had to suffer through many years of Anne Rohmer trying to look like a fitness diva @ CityTV. Now I just don't know what kind of a statement she's trying to make. You would think that over times her skills would sharpen but that's simply not the case.
The brainless banter spewed out by Melissa Grelo her male counterpart does not do the viewers justice either in manner or content.
The only purpose for Cp24 is to make the rest of us ealize that there is something significantly worse than Kevin Frankish & Posse.
Sure I wish my family had rich and famous connections to land me a cushy job talking on television.
P.S. Steve Anthony has long passed his prime. Send him to some jerkwater radio station to live out his days.

ryan
June 4, 2009 / 07:39

I am amazed that cp24 will allow 'mediums' and such charlatans like the old snakeoil salesmen on tv !!!
Today, I saw a 'medium' responding to one person's question about how her dead father is doing!! "Good" said the medium!!!. What folly promoted by cp24 ! Shame on u Moses Zaimer or whomever it is that makes these kinds of foolish programming decisions...
It is time u take a more intelligent look at your viewers... don't waste valuable tv time that could be more wisely used... by all!!

ryan
June 4, 2009 / 07:42

I am amazed that cp24 will allow 'mediums' and such charlatans like the old snakeoil salesmen on tv !!!
Today, I saw a 'medium' responding to one person's question about how her dead father is doing!! "Good" said the medium!!!. What folly promoted by cp24 ! Shame on u Moses Zaimer or whomever it is that makes these kinds of foolish programming decisions...
It is time u take a more intelligent look at your viewers... don't waste valuable tv time that could be more wisely used... by all!!

Toronto Mike
June 4, 2009 / 08:01

Moses has nothing to do with it. We'll keep his good name out of it.

Ah - enough already Nalini
June 4, 2009 / 08:43

I thought I was the only one who notice how many times Nalina says "ah"... it's enough to drive one crazy!... She really needs to work on that. Otherwise, she's very good. She needs to be more conscious of it because it is absolutely "ah-noying".

Unfortunately Melissa & Matt come across as amateurs. I have faith they'll get better.

Great
June 8, 2009 / 08:55

You know if they were doing as bad as some of you people were saying they would of switched it back by now but they are obviously not, around 100people out of millions of people just in toronto isnt going to make a difference. In my personal opinion its amazing its fun to watch and im 29.

CP24 regular
June 10, 2009 / 12:06

I quite enjoy the new CP24 Breakfast. I do realize that it caters to the much younger audience and I can appreciate a TV station making business decisions that try to generate a growing and sustainded audience. It's just plain business.

Inez- LOVE IT!
June 10, 2009 / 14:09

Mel is the most adorable person on this earth! She's so cute and always laughing, it brightens my morning.. Matte on the other hand, is sexy and hilarious, I love listening to him..
Anne Rohmer is intelligent, I love listening to her broadcast the news.
Mika is gorgeous, what more can I say?
Nalini is cute as hell!
CP24 Breakfast just brightens my morning and actually makes me WANT to get up and start my day!!! It's crazy!
& The rest of CP24, George Lagogianes is so wonderful, Omar Sachedina is the most beautiful man on this earth heh oh I quite adore that show!

Mike Mitchell
June 16, 2009 / 18:02

BT 7 sucks BIG TIME. Kevin and gang are getting too cute and every day they try to out do each other. I refuse to watch their little talent showcase anymore. Jennifer makes me puke.

Carrie
June 17, 2009 / 07:57

I like CP24 Breakfast. I find the talent less annoying then BT. Kevin Frankish comes across as smug know it all. The only thing I wish is the Nalini would come across more warm. I don't find her friendly to Matt and Mel. She comes across a bit icy.

Susab
June 17, 2009 / 08:31

I have to say I love CP24, the news, the music, the fun and the hosts. A great change from Breakfast Television and the annoying duel. I'm hooked for life. Great job guys!!!!

TM
June 17, 2009 / 20:39

CP 24 Breakfast sucks!I find these nitwits annoying!! As for Nalini, Melissa and Mika your're on national TV if you want to dress slutty, you're in the wrong profession! I am surprised that the producers would allow such immature people on TV.

Helena
July 28, 2009 / 23:47

I have to agree with the majority of negative comments about CP24. Aside from Anne Rohmer, the rest of the hosts utterly SUCK!! Especially the "annoying" woman who I cannot take seriously Melissa Grelo....I mute her!! Bring back the originals! And Nalini Sharma is pretty annoying as well....she's always saying "umm" or pausing. Honestly, they don;t seem profissional at all....

Helena
July 28, 2009 / 23:48

I have to agree with the majority of negative comments about CP24. Aside from Anne Rohmer, the rest of the hosts utterly SUCK!! Especially the "annoying" woman who I cannot take seriously Melissa Grelo....I mute her!! Bring back the originals! And Nalini Sharma is pretty annoying as well....she's always saying "umm" or pausing. Honestly, they don;t seem professional at all....

Danigula
August 8, 2009 / 23:15

I think the new guy ” Matt” does a poor job from a presentational point. Ann Rohmer who used to do breakfast tv with Kevin, suddenly stopped to do things like the 9 am news. I feel she wants to be so dominant. Look at how many shows she alone presents.She also need to change her look and stop trying to mingle with the yonger generation. The old crew are a true better representation of Toronto life. I dont have the zeal any longer to watch cp24 in the mornings as i used to.. Its totally ruined. The co host with Matt is not professional. They dont portray a good image of our city tv..

Bridgette
August 10, 2009 / 07:21

I have tried hard to continue to enjoy CP24 but it just has drained me - lack of overall talent - personalities do not mix well - and while these individuals may work well alone or behind the scenes together they are so wrong.

Bridgette
August 10, 2009 / 07:21

I have tried hard to continue to enjoy CP24 but it just has drained me - lack of overall talent - personalities do not mix well - and while these individuals may work well alone or behind the scenes together they are so wrong.

piet rhebergen
August 10, 2009 / 12:55

Matt is an idiot and Melissa is just stupid, I change the channel to BT when they come on...

Anonymous
August 12, 2009 / 15:40

I only tune in for weather which is 90% wrong. bunch of idiots and they don't know what they are doing. as for Anne Rohmer, time for her to move on to a more mature/professional channel.

Anonymous
August 12, 2009 / 15:44

time for Frankish to be dumped as well. a good reorganization would be best.

Dimples
August 14, 2009 / 17:20

Wow what's wrong with you guys? Do you have nothing better to do with your time than to sit there and bash every tv personality out there on CityTV. Who cares? If you don't like them then don't watch. Is your life that sad that you have so much anger and hatred toward them to write such rude and awful things about them? They're just doing their job. I think all the young fresher faces of CP24 are cute and very personable. It's your choice to watch or not but don't come on here and talk smack about everyone they haven't done a thing to you.

Blader2009
August 19, 2009 / 21:24

Ann Rohmer - stay
Matt - doesn't belong
Melissa - annoying and unintelligent; I MUTE HER; a big flirt I feel sorry for her husband; get rid of her
Nalini - uhhhhhnoying and dresses inappropriately; I MUTE HER; get rid of her
Rina Heer - VERY GOOD; VERY PROFESSIONAL
Pooja - mature; professional
All the guys - mature; professional
Kevin, Frank, Jenn (the one Dina replaced, remember her?) and Jennifer Valentyne - LOVE THEIR BANTER; made me want to stay home and just watch; mature; professional; intelligent; BRING THEM BACK TO CHANNEL 24 OR CHANGE CHANNEL 7 FORMAT TO 24.

Again, to Mel and Nalini, watch Rina and Pooja -- and learn.

BABBZ
August 27, 2009 / 09:23

I am so happy Matt hasn't been on the show , he used to really bother me, and I'm fromthe urban community, but that dude was straight wack for a morning show. Stick to the music or a talk show like stroffahlopous or whatever his name is. Please do not alllow him back on , I can't stand it, I have to wake up at 5:30 and I love to see Ann Rohmer as she is the O.G in Toronto bk tv, However when Matt comes on at 5:50 am, I turn to Ch. 7 to wait for the real BK tv, Kevin and Frankie. Get real Cp24, if you think anyone is catching on , they are not, I work in the city in one of the biggest office towers and I have asked many people and they all hate matt on BK tv.

sdb
September 10, 2009 / 21:47

I Love Matte Babel! i never watched BT or CP24 in the mornings, never watched anything actually... now i turn on CP24 as soon as i wake up at 5:30 like the rest of you. im 23 and loving the new show! Keep it up

Anonymous
September 16, 2009 / 07:09

Bring back Matte Babel...he was the best part of CP24 Breakfast...at least he was actually funny unlike Steve Anthony and Frankie Flowers from BT who both sound stupid when they try to be funny.

msm
September 16, 2009 / 09:52

I am so thankful that Matte Babel is gone. He was the worst...from the outfits that he wore right down to the way he spoke...I believe he would insert the word like about 20 times in 1 sentence.

Sunshine
September 17, 2009 / 15:03

O
M
G

This whole time I thought Frank, Dina, Kevin and Jenn were gone!!!! And every morning, I would watch CP24 and it pains me every single time!

THANK HEAVENS all I have to do is switch to channel 7??

nubs
September 23, 2009 / 19:57

Lol you guys are dumb, matte babel is still on the show.. but he is doing live-eye now instead of being at their HQ

CHL
September 24, 2009 / 05:15

1. SILENT changes = trouble
historically, we mind the SILENT administrative changes, the reverse is loud revolution
the more silent the admin, etc.
2. CP24 speaks to an uneducated young generation. is the ultimate goal re-education? IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE IT. it looks like validation.
CP24 might be sponsored by TDSB

Anonymous
September 27, 2009 / 00:41

I cannot believe the responses on here. If you don't like the cast, don't watch the show.. no? For the record Matte Babel is extremely intelligent. He was asked to join the morning crew .. not a Much throw away as many of you have commented. Instead of muting and changing the channel, you should listen to him, maybe you can learn a thing or two ..

Of course they want to cater to a younger demographic .. without change there is no growth.

Anonymous
September 27, 2009 / 00:41

I cannot believe the responses on here. If you don't like the cast, don't watch the show.. no? For the record Matte Babel is extremely intelligent. He was asked to join the morning crew .. not a Much throw away as many of you have commented. Instead of muting and changing the channel, you should listen to him, maybe you can learn a thing or two ..

Of course they want to cater to a younger demographic .. without change there is no growth.

Horonynous
October 6, 2009 / 22:04

So was Matte Babel's role eliminated from the CP24 clone? Or has he been reassigned?

As for someone qualify in Mr Babel as extremely intelligent I would like some proof of his grea wisdom. Just because he may have went to univeristy has nothing to do with intelligence. His mindless banter and his abs may have worked enough for MM but even a bottom feeder outlet like CP24 needs anchors with analytical skills and how to tell a story.
Babel like some blowhard in a night club.

CTV is making CP24 unwatchable. Look for a mearging on CTC CFTO and CTV resources and crews. CP24 is not fooling anybody when the CFTO helicopter providing images and it is labelled Chopper 24.

Nancy
October 14, 2009 / 06:34

I never thought I'd say this, but I would rather see Melissa and Matte than Melissa and the eternal child with ADHD, Steve Anthony. He looks like he's constantly struggling with himself to act appropriately. Clean up Steve, blow is so 80s.

guest
October 24, 2009 / 07:18

Don't bring back Kevin Frankish- I met him once he is not a nice person.

Ian
November 9, 2009 / 16:46

I came across this post when a friend asked what happened to Babel and I had no idea since I don't watch CP24 Breakfast.

Have to admit I had a good chuckle over the number of people who were unaware that CTV now owns CP24 and Rogers owns City. Also amazed that people didn't know that BT originated on City. It's been there since 1989 (originally hosted by Ann Rohmer and David Onley), nine years before CP24 launched in 1998.

J.J.
November 11, 2009 / 08:12

I knew the minute I woke up something was not right,I also knew that ch.7 had the same show without the graphics
as I switched to see -voila-
What's this ? A cute young thing/with an idiot, then an old Booze hound ?
I switched right away! But if I want info/weather/ticker news(which by the way,I think they hired a non english-half the time something is spelled wrong!!)I simply turn off the sound and watch info(very tranquil)They've acted like asses from the start !!!

Anonymous
November 13, 2009 / 13:31

I should have found this thread earlier. I only recently realized that my favourite morning hosts were on channel 7. I feel like Matt, being offsite, is like the copycat for Jen. Melissa and Steve cannot replace Dina and Kevin. They flirt and talk simultaneously all the time, so you can't even hear them. I would not let my kids listen to their conversations, which is often not PG13!

Ih8tmelissagrelo
November 30, 2009 / 11:34

I don't know how the hell people thought hiring that retard no personality Melissa Grello and her fagot co-host old guy with faggy blond hair, would even compare with Kevin and Dina. It really bugs me that cp24 hires all these stupid anchors that no one can relate to, especially that dieing old bitch Anne Rohmer, that womans got more wrinkles than a Bull dog, and more loose skin than a retiring hooker.

Rl84
December 3, 2009 / 15:45

Wow to the comment above..very mature of you to write that. Anne Rohmer looks great for her age..grow up!

Kevin and Dina are amazing and i'm definitely not watching CP24 again!!! Very uninteresting cast, nothing will compare to the old crew.

donna
January 11, 2010 / 11:50

I switched from BT. I miss Kevin and Frank from but could not handle having to put up with that Ditz Dina. I really miss Liza but am glad that I now have the option of going back to Ann.

dan
February 11, 2010 / 06:16

Where is Mel now...... I think Ann has to retire...... by far the most annoying personallity on t.v...... too old and out dated for this generation!!

Sandra
March 2, 2010 / 17:43

So many people say that if we don't like the new CP24 show that we shouldn't watch it...but guess what..We pay for TV so we have the right to say what we like and what we don't. And so we DON'T like CP24!!

The topics mentioned on CP24 are not worth listening to. They are not interesting, boring and inappropriate.

Melissa is so immature, doesn't know how to pose or talk to the camera!

Matte Babel looks ridiculous, he doesn't know how to speak. When he is interviewing someone, he doesn't wait until the person finish talking, he just interrupts and sounds so uninterested!

I used to laugh with the crew of BT and I really miss them. But Hate watching it on the channel 7 because it doesn't have all this other news ticks,weather, traffic sections. Please get rid of CP24 please!!

The show is so repetitive!! every 5 minutes are repeating the news... they don't have anything to talk about?? What about the biggest earthquake in history in Chile?? have they mentioned it?? agghhh It's disgusting!!

News Junkie
April 15, 2010 / 23:37

CP 24 breakfast show is a gong show, cant stand it . the host look so fake and out of place. I feel bad for the poor girl Nalini she looks misfit in the team of clowns. BT original is the best, the team has chemistry and makes you want to listen to what they say. Ann Rohmer and team look like a bunch of phoneys .

Cristina
July 2, 2010 / 17:46

CP24 Breakfast Ssucks. Breakfast Television on CityTv rocks, its hip, never scripted (unlike cp24), and always in the know. Cp24's morning show is a knock-off of BT hoping no one would notice. Sad thing is some ppl think it is the same thing. FYI..its NOt!! They are just trying to be exactly like Citytv (laid back, standing to read the news, untraditional sets, live-eyes, and most of all taking all the Citytv reporters with them).

Also i just want to clarify for those that thought BT was off the air. IT was ALWAYS on Citytv, but it was also simulcast on CP24 for about 2yrs. How can ppl say, "why is bt not on anymore" If youve been watching all those years as most of you brag, then you know its on channel 7...because its always been..for 20yrs!!) lol..This part completely dumbfounds me!

Phil
July 26, 2010 / 07:05

I give up on CP24 after this new Caribana jingle that runs every 3 minutes, never again, I have not been a fan since the changeover, but thought perhaps there was going to be some improvement, but I was wrong, do they really think that people interested in the news, weather, stock and traffic tickers really want to see and hear constant coverage of a stage being set-up for some teenage music awards.

The live portion of the show is like watching a high school production (look at me, I'm pretty and on TV), it comes off as a popularity contest, with no content or insight.

Phil
July 26, 2010 / 07:05

I give up on CP24 after this new Caribana jingle that runs every 3 minutes, never again, I have not been a fan since the changeover, but thought perhaps there was going to be some improvement, but I was wrong, do they really think that people interested in the news, weather, stock and traffic tickers really want to see and hear constant coverage of a stage being set-up for some teenage music awards.

The live portion of the show is like watching a high school production (look at me, I'm pretty and on TV), it comes off as a popularity contest, with no content or insight.

Kevin
July 26, 2010 / 09:25

The only good thing about CP24 is found with the use of the mute button. You can get the correct time and weather forecast.

Everything else is Faux-liberal nanny state healthist dictatorship, via Politically Corrected; happy happy propaganda cheer leading.

The "live and let live" Liberal is long gone and their name is being used fraudulently by corporate shills. An evaluation of how they promote smokers and Kids who drive, should be treated; With a wide-brush presumption of guilt and entitled hatred, tells the real story. Its all one long continuous commercial. Bought and paid for, more often than not, with your taxes and charity donations.

Jay
August 26, 2010 / 00:32

I can't stand cp24 in the morning either. Like Kevin (the poster above) I hit the mute button when I need to check out the weather or news feeds. I loved BT and glad they are still on channel 7. Label me a hater but yea I really do not like CP24, just that they try sooo hard! Way too hard, copying everything BT had. What happend to originality? You won't find it on CP24, that's for sure.

Susan
September 21, 2010 / 13:41

It appears that Ann Rohmer has now resurfaced full time back at CP24 because she was on after 9:00 this morning and at noon as well. I guess she did not like the aviation industry and was happy to go back to what she has been going for a long time.

Tom
September 30, 2010 / 10:59

I find CP24 just an obnoxious station. They have to proclaim they're "Toronto's Breaking News" every minute, and show a shot of their stupid news truck. It just sums up how annoying news stations can be.

Anonymous
October 16, 2010 / 23:10

I can't stand this bunch of immature wise cracking so called "newsreporters". All they do is play around and flirt with one another on camera. Melissa, go back to A-Channel news!!

jack T
November 30, 2010 / 08:53

I think Melissa Gorilla is a control freak and hates it when anyone disagrees with her even when she may be wrong or should be openminded to other people's opinions. On the other hand I think that the Steve Anthony and the rest of the crew of CP24 are totally fantastic, Melissa is too hung upon herself and her flakiness should be replaced by someone who is much more intelligent than herself.

Maggie
December 2, 2010 / 16:13

Melissa Grelo laughs at everything and NOTHING is funny - it's very annoying, in fact when she laughs and does the hand clapping at the same time she is like a performing seal.

dan
December 6, 2010 / 14:01

That guy Steve seriously needs to lay off the coke before the show starts every morning, i understand its 4 am and you gotta wake up but i cant stand watching him twitch and play footsie with himself at the table trying to comprehend what is going on, but the guy looks like he is pushing up to the 60s, a heart attack on live TV?? can't wait.

MadJack
December 22, 2010 / 10:58

Maggie, you hit the nail on the head !!

Someone at CP24 should take Melissa aside and let her in on a little secret. . . Not EVERYTHING that EVERYONE EVER says is automatically FUNNY!

If Steve Anthony read the phone book to her, Melissa would open her mouth as wide as she can, mug for the camera, clap her hands, and then give us that phony laugh.

So annoying. . .

And don't they have anyone that could have come up with a more creative name? I know they're competing with Breakfast TV over on CITY, but really, CP24 Breakfast?

Do they call their noon news CP24 Lunch? Or their evening newscast CP24 Supper? Surely they could have been at least a little creative. . .

Minor quibble:

Someone should tell Mika Midolo that it isn't a speed-talking contest. . . her 'beat the traffic' bit is way too fast to digest. .. and it seems she's trying to set a record as to how few nano seconds it'll take her to say "CP24andCP24dotcom"

Anonymous
January 8, 2011 / 23:02

Jack T, Maggie, Dan, MadJack:

You guys hit the nail right on the head!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Melissa is such an idiot!!!!!

Also someone should ask if Nalina Sharma knows how to smile when she does the weather report. She looks too serious and her facial expressions are cynical.

Jim
January 10, 2011 / 08:11

Hey, everyone!

I think we should do two things:

1. Stop bashing

2. Change the channel

CP24 is not forcing you to watch. There is channel 7 and other breakfast shows out there enjoy those ones instead of being annoyed by the CP24 crew. On Air Personalities are trying to fit the mold producers ask them to fit.

For those who just watch the show for the ticker to get traffic and weather and the news ticker the mute button is always an option (lol)

2011 new year, new attitudes and by now either you watch it or you don't

paul
January 10, 2011 / 18:52

I cant stand CP24.. they seem so fake, all they really care about is their ratings even though other news outlets are more proffesional then CP24 is. they try to impress the audience with their Suv's and colour schemes its annoying as a viewer. City TV i find much more (down to earth) it makes sense to watch them becasue they show an emotional connection to what they are reporting. Unlike CP24 they take about deaths with a smile on their face err!!

Paul
January 10, 2011 / 18:54

P,S
I agree with Jim

Ralph
January 20, 2011 / 02:33

CTV is a disgrace to Canadian broadcasting. All of their channels have turned into the most embarrassing, cringe-inducing excuses for filling air time. Seems to be their M.O: Hire complete amateurs so you don't have to pay them, exploit and hype them beyond belief, pretend they have talent, and then actually expect Canadian viewers to swallow the CTV publicity propaganda. Disgusting!

It's absolutely pathetic anything and everything CTV wraps their money-grubbing whore hands around. They wouldn't recognize professionalism or TALENT if their lives depended on it.

The CRTC was paid off big time to allow the CTV media monopoly to infect and destroy our culture and country.

MadJack
January 27, 2011 / 10:33

And a further quibble. . . what's with the choreography?

I suppose they're trying to make things look informal, but it's so scripted that it produces the reverse effect.

First, we'll sit at this table with Lindsay. .. then we'll sit at our table and Lindsay will sit at her table. . . then we'll stand by the railing halfway down this ramp. . . then Lindsay will talk from the bottom of the ramp, and while she does that, we'll walk (as slowly as possible, mind you), back to our table. . . oh well, at least they appear to have done away with that earlier bit of talking from the dressing room. . .

Anonymous
February 11, 2011 / 18:21

I stopped watching CP24 since Kevin Frankish is no longer on. Who are these new people. I have no idea who that young blonde guy is. I'm sorry I can't stand watching it when he's on.

mary
April 8, 2011 / 09:22

I do watch CP24 every day. I enjoy Melissa, please do not ever move her, she is so funny. I like Steve when he wears feminine costumes and his great comments and jokes. I enjoy Lindsay's laughter, I think Mika needs to breathe sometimes when giving the weather report. As for Nalini, please ditch her, she is not a good reporter, she needs to speak more fluent.

Anonymous
April 8, 2011 / 20:40

I think the ratings would do a lot better if they ditched all of those immature people!!!

Anonymous
April 21, 2011 / 09:03

CP24 breakfast is the worst show i have seen. The hosts are very immature. Melissa Grelo and Lindasy Deluce act like litte girls most of the time.
Melissa should have stuck with just reading the news. Steve Anthony never has anything intelligent to say. Nalini and Mika are very annoying.
Mind you BT is not much better, just Dina is nice to look at.

God i sound grumpy don't i ?

Anonymous
May 17, 2011 / 07:47

The hosts of the CP24 morning show are so nauseatingly annoying, I find myself flipping to US-based CNN Morning. It's cool to have a laugh and a bit of joking around between morning hosts, but the humor on CP24 is so juvenile and brainless. I wish CP24 would find funny, albeit more sophisticated and witty hosts.

Anonymous
June 4, 2011 / 23:30

Ditto to anonymous (April 21 & May 17) you hit the nail on the head!!

CP 24 breakfast definately needs a host makeover!

John Doe
June 13, 2011 / 18:46

Nalini Sharma or whatever her name is always avoids the relationship talk when asked.....ie How was your first date? Where did you guys meet?

It doesn't take a genius to figure out she's in an arranged marriage.......

Danny lum
July 31, 2011 / 15:38

Melissa Grelo is the worst host ever, she is so fake. Nalini can't be more uncomfortable in front of a camera. She thinks she is hot??? Pooja Handa is the only one that can hold her own. Seriously, prefer Anne Marie mediwake or Reshmi Nair any day of the week.

Didn't Anne Rohemer leave???? Wtf did she come back?????

TorontoBob
August 3, 2011 / 12:23

have to agree with you guys. Melissa must be doing special favours to be on air. Seriously, CTV execs must be all laughing hysterically with this experiment. Nalini is so pretentious, you can tell she is a bubblehead. Do you ever see Lindsey's facial expression when Melissa laughs, Lindsey has that look that says ' WTF is she laughing like a schoolgirl'if Melissa and Nalini lost these jobs, the only ones they would get are at the Brass Rail.

Pamela
September 3, 2011 / 08:28

I quickly press "Mute" when I need to check the weather on CP24. I cannot stand Steve Anthony. What a total loser! He's a geriatric jackass. Tries to look and talk so cool but comes across as a buffoon. I'd turn on the volume if they got rid of him (and Anne Rohmer). Ewwwwww.....

Krish
October 3, 2011 / 08:57

cp24 breakfast is so gay but the only reason i watch it is for nalini sharma damm that lady is freakin hot

MadJack
October 7, 2011 / 08:45

Okay so I checked in with CP24 Breakfast this morning to see if it had improved at all, and was disappointed.

Morning after a provincial election and what do I see?

Melissa and Steve showing us some 'celebrity' magazine and talking about some movie star cheating on some other movie star.

Toronto's Breaking News?? A celebrity cheating on a celebrity? This is news? "Breaking News!. . . This just in! The sky is blue!!"

I can just imagine what it would have looked like had CP24 Breakfast been on the air on 9/11.

Lindsay: "We have reports of two planes crashing into the World Trade Center in an apparent terrorist act. . . but enough about that, over to Steve and Melissa to tell us about the latest celebrity gossip"

All the while, a staff person is holding up a sign in front of Melissa giving her instructions:

1. Open your mouth as wide as you can in apparent shock at whatever anyone says;

2. Clap your hands as often as you can;

3. Whenever anyone says anything, give us as phony a laugh as you can, and pretend that anything anyone ever says is always funny.

And it was nice to find out this morning that Oren is still better. . .

Anonymous
October 7, 2011 / 23:08

Kudos to MadJack!!!!! I have to ask one thing, does Nalini know how to smile and what about motormouth Mika who needs to breathe and slow down during traffic updates!!

MadJack
October 9, 2011 / 11:18

I've commented before about Mika's speed-talking so I agree with you there. By the time you've figured out what "westbound401fromKiplingtothe400isintheredat30minutes" means, she's moved on to at least two other highway segments.

I don't really have a problem with Nalini. . . save for the fact that her weather reports, ah, sometimes, ah, sound like, ah, today is going to be rainy, ah, with a wind of, ah, 5km, ah, so make sure to bring, ah, your umbrella.

Anonymous
October 19, 2011 / 11:54

Wow, reading these comments is really interesting! I cannot beleive that they allow Nalini to keep her job. She drives me crazy with the ahs! Can they not send her for some kind of speech therapy?? I like to watch CP24 for the news but as soon as she comes on I change the channel. Global now has a new morning show, I will be watching that from here on in and hope that they hired professionals and not someone off of the street because they look good on camera (and maybe are cheap to pay?)

Yvonne D
November 22, 2011 / 08:50

Jennifer nee Peck, drives me crazy. I feel sick all day after watching her acting crazy with her silly interviews. Can't watch her or Kevin who thinks he's the cat's whiskers. Someone please tell him he sucks

snow white
March 13, 2012 / 12:30

When will they knock BT and CP24 off the air. Pathetic bunch of people. So desperate for viewers that they are willing to go out of their way to be stupid when they don't really have to. Kevin and Frankie have an affair going on. As for Dina, she should stop throwing her italian "hey's" and "my people" out the window. She is trash.

Anonymous
March 23, 2012 / 13:37

I googled "steve anthony is annoying" and came across this. So glad so many people hate this show. I remember when this show started it really pissed me off how steve would get right in people's faces while talking to them. I was waiting for someone to slap him. Him and that guy Matt, two most irritating people in the world!

WiccanWench
April 10, 2012 / 09:00

Melissa sucks and it a horrible reporter...she wont shut up to let anyone else speak, they do more on dances with stars,, and it might help if she knows the subject on which she is speaking, Justin bratber and horrible music stars than they do the news...and human interest....keep Steve and send Melissa back to teaching...btw...no one atCP24 would answer any of my emails asking about her qualifications, or if she was called out for insulting other religions or things like that.

MadJack
May 18, 2012 / 20:19

Good point WW. . you get the impression, particularly with Melissa, that rather than being a morning news and information show, the preference is to be a morning version of "entertainment tonight".

If you're a fan of Dancing with the Stars, you watch it. If you aren't, you don't care to listen to immature babbling on and on about it at 6 in the morning.

Not Impressed
October 22, 2012 / 19:45

It's funny to see people saying what I've been saying all along. For example, what Maggie wrote, is the exact thing I've been saying. Grelo is like a badly trained seal. Like nails on a chalk board with the constant interruptions, loud screechy constant " laugh ", non-stop " corrections " and ignorant comments. U know what they say about people who think highly of themselves, someone has to. I watch CP24 Breakfast when Grelo's on vacation or a sick day or wknds, til they play back the wk, then I change the stn. I CANNOT stomach Grelo. The only comment here I strongly disagree with is Gelo should go back to teaching! Teaching what? How to be an absolute idiot? I would not want such a moron around the future generation.

Fed Up
November 8, 2012 / 22:12

Melissa Grelo doesn't even know what a Yorkshire pudding is, Pop Star and in the same week starts lecturing the viewers about proper grammar. LOL LOL LOL What a NUTBAR! :(

They could not have hired a dumber twit.

If only she;d be quiet for 2 seconds we might actually learn some facts.

zulaka mohamed
November 16, 2012 / 10:08

hai I like ctv24 because i got all the latest and weather updates and if people dont like it they dont have to watch it.

Victor Cheung
December 8, 2012 / 08:23

Couple days ago Steve Anthony made stupid jokes about UK nurse taking call from two Australian DJs. Who is laughing now ?

baha girl
December 17, 2012 / 13:56

Seriously, Melissa and Steve need to get over themselves. I watch the show every morning to check the weather and to get a few updates, but man....this morning was the final straw...Melissa! Stop the attitude (the "I am always right attitude" AND "I can never be corrected" attitude) every day! It's really obvious on LIVE TV! At the same time, Steve is such a nutcase! Sooo inappropriate majority of the time! So its hard for Melissa not to have an attitude with him! But guys, you are on LIVE TV! Its frigging annoying now with the bickering every day - ITS NOT A COMPETITION!!!

RS
December 25, 2012 / 20:54

I slept with Melissa Grelo in high school. She wasn't talking much back then.

joyce sipprell
February 14, 2013 / 07:08

I can not tolerate that idiot Steve Anthony the minute he starts to talk I switch to ANY other channel,Why can he not sit still ? does he have a disease of some kind?

Anonymous
September 27, 2013 / 20:23

CP24 Breakfast is wonderful. Glad they got rid of BT.

Viewer
January 27, 2014 / 15:35

CP24 Breakfast has gotten better over the past few years.
Now they seem to be taking some of the Breakfast Television viewers.

Its time to grow up.

CP24 seems to be maturing while BT is dumbing down.

Watch them both and see for yourselves.

anonymous
January 30, 2014 / 14:00

I find that Steve Anthony and Melissa Grelo the most annoying to watch. When they had kiids on the air with the gingerbread houses Stebe Anthony was a complete idiot and behaved poorly. As for Melissa she needs to cut out the caffine and I find her to be too much and not in a good way. It was a huge mistake to put them on and I for one will not watch them. I do not care for the social either theyu are far too opionated and the way they insulted the mayors wife because of comments was a new low.
I know alot of other people will not watch either.

Anonymous
February 3, 2014 / 09:16

Steve Anthony has got to go!!
I get the impression that he's some burnt out rock groupie from the 80's. Seldom does he have anything intelligent to say, constantly interrupts co-hosts and interviewees, constantly twitching, and I feel embarrassed for him when he speaks, he has to be the worst interviewer ever, please pull this clown off the air.

Anonymous
February 11, 2014 / 11:00

Steve Anthony is an IDIOT! Have to wonder what political connections he has to have held on to a "broadcasting" career for so long. He was also the biggest idiot on MUCH in the 90's...

ANONYMOUS
March 4, 2014 / 17:52

pull them all off the air!!!!!!!!!!!! annoying idiots!!!!! big mouth Melissa get a life!!!!!!!

Mike
September 8, 2014 / 10:04

I've been watching cp24 since it's inception. I haven't enjoyed a day of it since Citytv took BT. From there on, it has been a parade of hasbeens, ex-TTC employees and talentless boobs filling the chairs. The only positive additions have been Lindsay Deluce, Pooja Handa and a few of the live eyes. Melissa Grelo is brainless. Not as brainless as the execs at CTV. They're the ones that rewarded the worst people in Canadian television history by giving them their own show, the Social. Starting with Melissa Grelo, we have a narcissist who thinks she's intelligent, witty, cultured and posh. Then you have Tracy Melchor who apparently is family friends with every famous person on the planet. The other two aren't as televised as Melissa or Tracy, but they make up for it with all the yammering they do. I will say this; since Melissa has left on mat leave, I have actually started to enjoy CP24Breakfast for the first time. Thanks to Pooja!

Terry
September 8, 2014 / 19:43

Kevin Frankish interviewing Al Pacino was perhaps the most cringe-inducing few minutes of TV I've ever had the displeasure of watching.

Frankish is just terrible.


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