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Results: Your favourite Canadian shows of 2014 were …

Well that was a nail-biter. In the last days of our poll for your top three Canadian shows of 2014, Lost Girl and Murdoch Mysteries took turns in the lead. Fans of several shows got in on the online action, with over 20,000 voters participating.

In the end, your top three shows of the year were:

  1. Lost Girl (41%, 8,279 Votes)
  2. Murdoch Mysteries (39%, 7,948 Votes)
  3. Orphan Black (18%, 3,654 Votes)

Thanks to everyone for voting and spreading the word about your favourite Canadian shows. See the full poll results (and comments on the poll for more thoughts and write-in votes):

What were your top 3 favourite Canadian shows of 2014?

  • Lost Girl (41%, 8,279 Votes)
  • Murdoch Mysteries (39%, 7,948 Votes)
  • Orphan Black (18%, 3,654 Votes)
  • Rookie Blue (15%, 2,993 Votes)
  • Bitten (9%, 1,926 Votes)
  • Rick Mercer Report (9%, 1,804 Votes)
  • Republic of Doyle (8%, 1,728 Votes)
  • Vikings (8%, 1,614 Votes)
  • Haven (8%, 1,571 Votes)
  • Continuum (6%, 1,287 Votes)
  • Heartland (6%, 1,233 Votes)
  • Saving Hope (5%, 1,002 Votes)
  • Amazing Race Canada (5%, 937 Votes)
  • Dragons' Den (4%, 855 Votes)
  • The Listener (4%, 836 Votes)
  • 22 Minutes (4%, 781 Votes)
  • Masterchef Canada (2%, 503 Votes)
  • Motive (2%, 488 Votes)
  • Top Chef Canada (2%, 465 Votes)
  • Degrassi (2%, 382 Votes)
  • Big Brother Canada (2%, 362 Votes)
  • Mr. D (2%, 341 Votes)
  • Remedy (1%, 287 Votes)
  • Strange Empire (1%, 274 Votes)
  • Mohawk Girls (1%, 257 Votes)
  • Some Assembly Required (1%, 197 Votes)
  • 19-2 (1%, 180 Votes)
  • Blackstone (1%, 173 Votes)
  • Bachelor Canada (1%, 159 Votes)
  • Spun Out (1%, 135 Votes)
  • Seed (1%, 123 Votes)
  • Canada's Smartest Person (0%, 91 Votes)
  • Package Deal (0%, 66 Votes)
  • Working the Engels (0%, 63 Votes)
  • Sensitive Skin (0%, 61 Votes)

Total Voters: 20,394

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Link: Kevin McGarry stars in Open Heart

From Troy Patterson of Kincardine News:

Kincardine’s Kevin McGarry stars as Dr. Timothy “Hud” Hudson in YTV series, “Open Heart”
The new show is shot by Degrassi producer Epitome Pictures in Toronto, where he now calls home. McGarry said the series is targeted at an older teen audience, but differs from others shows in both its mystery and hospital setting. “It gets pretty heavy,” he said. “They built a hospital hub, operating room, everyone’s wearing gowns, there’s a lot of ‘eye-acting’. It was really cool to go to work every day.” Continue reading.

Link: Edmonton SCTV statues closer to becoming a reality

From Stephanie Dubois:

SCTV statues mounted in Edmonton are getting closer to become a reality as volunteers spearheading the public art project are just waiting for charitable status.

While the community members are remaining tight-lipped on the design and precise location of the statues, the project is currently waiting on approval from Revenue Canada to become a society before it can build the statues of the popular sketch comedy television show that was filmed in Edmonton from 1980-1982. Continue reading.

Comments and queries for the week of Dec. 19

It’s getting to the end of the year, Canadian TV viewers, and we marked that milestone by asking you to choose your Top 3 Favourite Canadian TV Shows of 2014. At the time of this story publishing, over 15,000 votes had been cast for a wide range of programs. Here’s what some of you said about the projects you picked.

Too many top good shows to choose from. I love the crossover stars of Lost Girl and The Listener and Murdoch Mysteries but couldn’t put them all in the Top 3 because Haven is my top choice.–Marcia

Where’s BACKROAD BOUNTY with Marty and Bam Bam???? !!!–Ellen

I love Heartland, It Is the best show I have ever seen.–Sue

Bitten and Heartland!!! Two of the best TV and book series ever! I’m dying to see the new seasons of both coming in early 2015, ahhhhh can’t wait! Love Lost Girl so much too and so sad that this will be their final season but they’ve had a great run and will be missed. :)–Brie

It’s hard to include every series, but the Knowledge Network’s doc series, Emergency Room kicked some butt out here on the west coast.–Dave

Meanwhile, the deep analysis has begun with the return of Lost Girl.

Demeter causing people to scream in horror kind of very easily gels if you ask me. She’s the goddess of the harvest, not the hearth (that’s her sister Hestia) and when Persephone was first taken from her she went on a rampage and held the entire earth hostage by blighting it until even Zeus bowed down, paid tribute and returned her daughter for half the year, according to the Homeric Hymns. (There was also an incident of trying to replace the other Olympian gods and her daughter by making mortal babies immortal, but she failed and just started chucking them on the ground instead.)–Fudgy

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