From Jaime Woo of the Toronto Standard:
OutTV’s Canadian Cop-Out
Here’s the thing: OutTV sounds embarrassed by its Canadian content. Yet if OutTV is in such dire straits with its Canadian programming, why not throw a Hail Mary then and go for some really interesting, out there stuff? It doesn’t even need to be expensive. Take a look at Comedy Central, the American channel that built itself up with the Daily Show, Colbert Report, Tosh.0, and other talking head shows. The biggest question is—and without knowing the financials or how syndication deals are structured at OutTV—how did New Addams Family became the poster child for queer television? Especially when Canadians are or were behind huge chunks of Degrassi, Lost Girl, and Wonderfalls. Read more.
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