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What’s the funniest series shot in Canada right now? I’ll nominate The Moodys, which premieres with back-to-back episodes tonight at 9 p.m. ET. Actually, it officially began a year and a half ago, as a three-episode Christmas sorta series. Those episodes were based on an Australian comedy. Pandemic and other delays later, it starts again as

After eight seasons, Mr. D airs its final episode tonight on CBC. That’s a long run in Canadian television, especially for a sitcom. Corner Gas, for example, lasted six seasons (although it chalked up more episodes). The King of Kensington reigned for five. Schitt’s Creek returns for its fifth season in January. I happened to

Last July when I was in Halifax to interview the cast and producers of Pure I squeezed in a second set visit opportunity. A few kilometers away, Gerry Dee and the cast and crew of CBC’s Mr. Dee were wrapping up their eighth and final season, so I thought I’d better hurry on over before

Turns out Mr. D graduated to a fourth season thanks to Mr. R. As in Rogers. In one of the more surprising revelations at Rogers’ Tuesday upfront, it was learned that the private broadcaster–which got into bed with its skates on in the deal to keep Hockey Night in Canada on CBC for the next

They’re still using the slogan “Canada Lives Here” at CBC. It was on-screen during the presentation reel at CBC’s 2014-15 preview Thursday in Toronto. It seems to need an addendum now:  “Canada Lives Here–They Just No Longer Work Here.” Or, “Canada Lives Here–But the Kids Never Visit.”  Or, “Canada Lives Here–Five Percent of the Time” or…this