Canadian Television

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...