Canadian TV - Good...Bad...CanCon

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Comedy set in Dog River, Saskatchewan, about gas station owner, his family & friends.Brent Butt
Nancy Robertson
Eric Peterson
Janet Wright
Drama about Vancouver, B.C.'s coroner as he investigates deaths with the police.Nicholas Campbell, Donnelly Rhodes
Regular season NHL games in Canada every Saturday night, incl. popular Coach's Corner segment. Too bad they lost their iconic theme music.Don Cherry
Ron MacLean
German Shepherd arrives in new place each week, helps someone, moves on.
'Maybe tomorrow, I'll want to settle down...'
various dogs
(1963-1965 show had same title/basic plot.)
Explores different aspects of natural and physical science, and the impact of technology.David Suzuki
(from 1979-present)
1960 - present
Comedy about the owner of a Toronto variety store, his family & friends.
'When he walks down the street, He smiles at everyone...'
Al Waxman, Fiona Reid, Jayne Eastwood
Drama about professional and personal lives of Carrie, Chuck, Leon, and Olivia, who make up a Toronto law firm.Sonja Smits
C. David Johnson
Eric Peterson
Cynthia Dale
Regular and guest panellists quiz guests to discover their identity or the subject of a news story they have been part of.Panellists incl.
Pierre Berton
Gordon Sinclair
Drama surrounding the Canadian Immigration and Customs Security Squad.James McGowan
Graham Abbey
Jonas Chernick
Mark Wilson
Enter a street-level recording booth, insert your money, and record whatever you want to rant about.
You may end up on TV.
You, the general public
This children's show has 'songs and stories and so much more', along with Marigold, Bear, and a spotted kangaroo who is only ever seen by one of two hosts.Variety of hosts
Infamously bad sitcom about a newlywed couple. CanCon at it's worst.Diane Nyland
Steve Weston
Investigative news documentary program.Bob McKeown
Francine Pelletier
Victor Malarek
Hana Gartner
Drama set in fictional town of Lynx River, NWT, followed a small northern community.Tina Keeper
Tom Jackson
For an interesting, well-researched look at history, host Watson interviews famous historical figures played by guest actors.Patrick Watson
1974-1975, 1998
Based on Toronto's Emergency Task Force, this drama follows the jobs of members of the Strategic Response Unit as they resolve high-pressure situations.Hugh Dillon
Enrico Colantoni
Amy Jo Johnson
This children's show *stands above* the rest, with Rusty the Rooster, Jerome the Giraffe, and a rocking chair in the middle for one who likes to rock.Bob Homme
Celebrity interviews, host surprised and sometimes shocked guests with the depth of research behind questions.Brian Linehan
(1995-1998, called Linehan)
Satirical look at office politics/cut-throat entertainment business at fictional Pyramid Prod.
'I think that went well.'
Theme - 'Blow at High Dough' by Tragically Hip.
Rick Mercer
Peter Keleghan
Leah Pinsent
Before there was Quincy, M.E., in the USA, there was this show about a crusading coroner.John Vernon
Host, Order of Canada recipient Sue Johanson, discusses and takes phone questions about love, relationships, and especially sex.Sue Johanson
74 one-minute movies portraying exciting and important stories from Canada's past.various casts
In Victorian-era Toronto, a police detective and a female coroner solve mysteries. Based on books by Maureen Jennings.Yannick Bisson
Helene Joy
Adventures of professional lumber salvager and friends in Molly's Reach, British ColumbiaBruno Gerussi
Robert Clothier
Join the gang at Possom Lodge in reciting the men's oath...'I'm a man. But I can change. If I have to. I guess.'Steve Smith
Patrick McKenna
Children's show featuring puppets Casey and his dog Finnegan, and a Tickle Trunk filled with clothes and costumes to play with.Ernie Coombs
Double bill of old movies every Saturday night, sharing some theme, with taped interviews with filmmakers and performers between the Elwy Yost
(from 1974-1999)
Sitcom set around a beauty salon in the Caribbean Canadian community.Ordena Stephens
Trey Anthony
RCMP officer works in Chicago at consulate and is partnered with streetwise police officer.
'Thank you kindly.'
Paul Gross
David Marciano
Callum Keith Rennie
Gordon Pinsent
Leslie Neilson
Originally Australian production, this cooking show moved to Canada with a host who kept up mildly racy chatter while cooking and made humorously ecstatic faces when sampling food.Graham Kerr
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Spaceship damaged by an asteroid, with sample human cultures under domes is all that's left of humanity. Scifi writer Harlan Ellison had his named removed from show before it airedKeir Dullea
Sketch comedy show...The Chicken Cannon, Mike from Canmore, the Hon. Member for Kicking Horse Pass, etc.Roger Abbot, Don Ferguson
Luba Goy, John Morgan
Dave Broadfoot
(1980-present as TV specials, radio & live perf.)
Drama following the staff of an aggressive news team as they work on stories.Sara Botsford
Mark Humphrey
Art Hindle
Somewhat twisted crime drama showing the dark underbelly of the region just east of Toronto.Hugh Dillon, Helene Joy
Greyston Holt
Controversial newsmagazine, created to showcase boundary-pushing television journalism. Cancelled because CBC felt show had crossed journalistic ethics.Patrick Watson
Larry Zolf
Pierre Trudeau
Warner Troyer
He battles forces of M.A.D. and its mastermind Dr. Claw with mechanical pop-up devices, such as extensible arms and helicopter hat.Don Adams (voice)
Drama about the professional and personal lives of investment bankers.Sonja Smits
Bruce Gray
Patrick McKenna
David Cubitt
Drama in which patients talk to mental health professional, start to gain some insight, only to be told, 'I'm sorry, our time is up.'Chris Wiggins
Comedy sketch show with classic Canadian comedy duo.Johnny and Frank
(if you had the last names, it would be too easy)
800-year-old vampire works as a homicide detective in Toronto, aided by a mortal coroner.Geraint Wyn Davies, Natalie Lambert
One hour newsmagazine.Lloyd Robertson
Sandie Rinaldo
Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober, and Red live behind a hole in the wall at Doc and his dog Sprocket's house. Gerard Parkes &
lots of muppets
Opening with distinctive flute music, series of 60-second movies from Environment Canada profiling Canadian animals and birds.John Livingston, narrator
1960s + 1970s, relaunched 2000s
Sitcom about cultural misunderstandings surrounding a Muslim community in SaskatchewanCarlo Rota, Zaib Shaikh
Sheila McCarthy
Satirical look at Canadian news with a mock news program format and comic sketches.Cathy Jones, Rick Mercer
Greg Thomey, Mary Walsh
Each episode dramatizes an erotic scenario, from a woman's point of view.Cast differs with episode
Alien race, the Taelons, arrive on Earth, but their motives may not be as stated, so there is a resistance movement.Kevin Kilner
Robert Leeshock
Leni Parker
A franchised show for pre-schoolers, it had such regular features as Mr. Doo-Bee and the Magic Mirror...'I see Tommy, and Alice, and...'Miss Phyllis, Miss Flora
Miss Roma, Miss Betty
Miss Diane, Miss Fran
About books, literature, cultural & political importance of language. Richler once had to interview his own father, Mordecai Richler.original host, Daniel Richler
Satirical news show, including commentary by Don Harron's famous character, Charlie Farquharson.Don Harron
Barbara Hamilton
Billy Van, Jack Duffy
Drama about Vancouver police officers working on cases that have been inactive due to lack of leads.Julie Stewart
Matthew Bennett
Gary Chalk
Tamoh Penikett
38-minute current affairs program that followed nightly news broadcast The National.Mary Lou Finlay
Barbara Frum
Quirky sketch comedy show for children hosted by a vampire. 130 episodes made in 9-month period.Billy Van
Sketch comedy with regular cast playing multiple characters, sometimes in drag.Dave Foley
Bruce McCulloch
Kevin McDonald
Mark McKinney
Scott Thompson
Hit by a giant radiation beam, a 14-year old develops super powers, which he uses to help people, but hides abilities from his family.Jerry O'Connell
Derek McGrath
Klutzy Louie works as a reporter at the Toronto Gazette and uses his clairvoyant visions to help him solve murders.Louis Del Grande
Maury Chaykin
Talent/variety program showcasing performances by local children.Bill Lawrence, host
Commander Rick interviews science fiction and comic book writers about their work after supposedly crashing his car into a space station.Rick Green
Musical variety show with Kenny Rogers and the First Edition.Kenny Rogers
Satirized TV programming with sketch parodies of many different types of shows...including 'The Great White North' with Bob and Doug McKenzie.Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy
Andrea Martin, Martin Short
John Candy, Rick Moranis
Catherine O'Hara, Harold Ramis

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