Half Million Catch Hiccups, See Dan Exit

Hiccups and Dan For Mayor got a bit of a bump each for their season finales Monday night. Hiccups drew an overnight, estimated 498,000 viewers across Canada and Dan For Mayor (starring Fred Ewanuick, right) pulled 516,000. CTV plans to slide new TV Land pickup Hot in Cleveland into the Monday at 8 slot next week.
CBS comedy imports Two and a Half Men (1,316,000) and The Big Bang Theory (1,346,000) had a typically strong Monday night in summer reruns. A fresh episode of the Fox drama Lie to Me won the night in Canada on Global with an estimated 1,539,000 viewers. The new Fox buddy cop series The Good Guys followed with 866,000.
CBC scored early with a 2:15 p.m. FIFA World Cup match, which netted 1,217,000.
CBC SELLS OUT: Do Canadian made TV shows have to charge the new HST? CBC announced Wednesday that they have dumped their old distributor and signed a new deal with New York-based Impulse Media Sales to peddle their wares Stateside. One show already sold is The Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town, which will be paneled at the upcoming TCA press tour. The U.S. Independent Film Channel, a Rainbow Network, will premiere the bizarre comedy Aug. 20 on U.S. cable.

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