Film critic and pop culture historian Richard Crouse shares a toast with celebrity guests and entertainment pundits every week on CTV News Channel’s all-new talk show POP LIFE, premiering Saturday, Sept. 16 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Featuring in-depth discussion and debate on pop culture and modern life, POP LIFE features sit-down interviews with celebrities from across the entertainment world, including superstar jazz musician Diana Krall, legendary rock star Meatloaf, stand-up comedian and CNN host W. Kamau Bell, actor and best-selling author Chris Colfer, celebrity chef Jeremiah Tower, and many more.

Crouse moderates the show’s weekly panel discussions – set in the POP LIFE bar – featuring actors, musicians, authors, and journalists breaking down hot button topics from the worlds of show business, pop culture, and the media.

“For many years I made a living as a bartender, and what I loved most about the job was the great conversations I had while slinging drinks for thirsty customers,” says Richard Crouse, Host, POP LIFE. “What better setting for a thought-provoking pop culture debate than a bar? Each week on POP LIFE, I’ll share a drink and a chat with some of the entertainment world’s most interesting people.”

Richard Crouse is the resident film critic for CTV News Channel and CP24. His syndicated Saturday afternoon radio show, THE RICHARD CROUSE SHOW, originates on NEWSTALK 1010 in Toronto. He is also the author of nine books on pop culture history including Who Wrote the Book of Love, the best-selling The 100 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, its sequel The Son of the 100 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, the best-selling Raising Hell: Ken Russell and the Unmaking of The Devils and Elvis is King: Costello’s My Aim is True. He also writes a weekly column for Metro newspaper.