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Here’s another reason to curse that same-result federal election: last Monday’s vote came the week after the 15th season return of CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries. With the election falling last Monday, it delayed the second half of the two-part premiere 14 days until tonight. Fans who can think two weeks back will recall that all hell

…and not just because, had the Conservatives formed the next government, Erin O’Toole campaigned to defund the public broadcaster’s english TV appropriation. CBC put out a release early Wednesday declaring that they were “Canada’s top source for election news” during Monday evening’s election coverage, drawing more viewers on CBC’s main broadcast network and CBC News

Sitcoms usually take a while to hit their stride; sometimes weeks, sometimes months. This was especially true if you go all the way back to the days of Cheers and Mary Tyler Moore. Both were such slow starters they’d likely be canceled today before they had a chance to jell. Even The Office was too