Canadian Television

Another Canadian TV Show Cancelled

The Huffington Post Canada | Joanna Adams | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada TV

So much for "Starbuck." CityTV's "Seed" will no longer be accepting donations in the form of viewers. The comedy, which centred around the exploits...

The Real Doctor Behind Hard Rock Medical

Danielle Bourgon | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada TV
Danielle Bourgon

On our first day of table readings for Hard Rock Medical, director Derek Diorio and writer Smith Corindia introduced us cast members to a sprightly, hearty and highly personable woman -- who also happened to be a practising Ontario doctor for 30+ years. Dr. Louise McNaughton-Fillion was also HRM's official medical consultant. And she was pretty cool.

Hard Rock Medical: A TV Show By Canadians for Canadians

Angela Asher | Posted 07.04.2013 | Canada TV
Angela Asher

Being a proud Canadian, I am thrilled to be a part of a television series that is unapologetically Canadian. For years I have watched our cities double for American cities on television. With Hard Rock Medical the landscape of the North is just that -- ours.

Ten Bio-Pics for Canada Day

D.K. Latta | Posted 08.30.2013 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

Great movies have been made about lesser figures and lesser movies have been made about great figures. With a nod to Canada Day, here's a look at (more-or-less) 10 movies that might warrant a trip to the DVD store...

Is Canadian TV Better Than We Admit?

D.K. Latta | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

Recently it was announced there will be an industry seminar asking the all-important question: how to get people watching Canadian TV shows? The problem with discussing what's wrong with Canadian TV is first even defining the criteria. And perhaps looking at the issue as a glass half full vs. a glass half empty.

10 Reasons This Mom Would Get Evicted From "Big Brother Canada"

Sandra Charron | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada TV
Sandra Charron

When I first heard that Big Brother was coming to Canada, I immediately began mentally creating my audition tape. But then my children burst my bubble by pointing out, "Mom, you'd be the first one evicted." What? Why?

From Wojeck to Flashpoint: The CanCon Roots of TV's Motive

D.K. Latta | Posted 05.17.2013 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

With Canadian TV, it's rare for people to say: "Hey -- you know what this reminds me of?" But one can see Canadian influences watching the new crime drama Motive. Maybe part of the key to having a pop culture is admitting there was a culture before you took the stage.

Top 10 Retro TV Commercials & Jingles

Jenna Em | Posted 02.24.2013 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

When I was a child in the 1970s and 80s, there was a plenitude of catchy commercials and singable jingles! Many of these commercials had enough staying power to last a lifetime, and have been permanently imprinted on my memory. Here's a list of the best 10 commercials and jingles that I remember from my childhood, in no particular order.

Big Brother Makes for Crappy TV

J.J. McCullough | Posted 04.17.2012 | Canada
J.J. McCullough

The fact that Canadian tastes in entertainment are largely indistinguishable from our southern neighbours is a stubborn fact no amount of central planning can seem to kill; not advertising blitzes, not prime time quotas, and certainly not a fourth season of Being Erica.

Canadian TV Advertising Revenue Jumps Most In 7 Years

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Operating revenues in the television broadcasting sector reached $7.1 billion in 2010, up eight per cent from 2009 and the largest annual inc...

The Trailer Park Boys Return With A New Show

AOL TV | Posted 09.21.2011 | Canada

The boys are back in town -- but not in the form we're accustomed. Julian, Ricky and Bubbles of 'Trailer Park Boys' fame have now morphed into several...