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CBC Cancels Three Shows

HuffPost Canada TV | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada TV

Three beloved shows on CBC have been cancelled, fresh on the heels of the Rogers-NHL deal. "Arctic Air," starring Adam Beach as a renegade bush pil...

Why TV Shows Do "Crossover" Episodes

D.K. Latta | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

A "crossover" is when characters from one series/property appear in an unrelated series/property. In comic books, the "shared universe" idea is so intrinsic, characters regularly guest star in each other's magazines. There are different reasons for doing a TV crossover. The first is just for the fun of it.

The (White) Face of Canadian TV and Film

D.K. Latta | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

Look at the faces around you in any big city in Canada. Now turn on a TV series or movie. Is that world appearing on screen? It's not whether non-white actors appear or even star in Canadian movies -- they do! -- it's how often they get roles that don't require a non-white actor.

How to Improve Canadian TV

D.K. Latta | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

Canadian TV executives constantly cluck their tongues and ask, "How -- oh, how! -- can ratings be improved?!" You want to know how to improve Canadian TV? Make more #@$%&#! Canadian programs!!!! Period.

TV Drinking Game: Filmed in Canada, But Set in America

D.K. Latta | Posted 04.16.2013 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

A recurring gripe of mine is how many Canadian movies and TV shows slavishly pretend they aren't Canadian -- such as by disguising Toronto as New York or as a generic "Anytown, North America." So how to best test this idea...and have fun at the same time? Let's make a drinking game out of Canadian references!