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A resurrection for Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays?

Simon Houpt, the Globe and Mail‘s senior media writer, tweets that CBC’s cancelled series Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays is coming back under the new regime.

This is great news for those of us whose podcast partners mock us for bringing up the show every chance we get. Ahem.

Based on the real-life neuroses of co-writer and star Matt Watts, who played patient to Bob Martin’s therapist, Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays got critical acclaim but “boutique ratings” (in Watts’ words).

Heather Conway, executive vice-president of English services, has stated her intention to move toward more cable-like fare for the public broadcaster. The main criticism Michael faced in its one-season run was that it felt out of place on a populist broadcaster … and had the viewers to match. Its December 2011 finale garnered just 145,000 in overnight ratings.

With a new programming direction and new promotion, could Michael pull a Murdoch Mysteries and rise from the dead to a bigger audience? Here’s hoping.

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Diane Wild

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2 thoughts on “A resurrection for Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays?”

  1. Wow Diane. You must be one happy camper today. I must confess that I’ve never seen a single episode of the show. While I make a point to watch at least one episode of every Canadian drama that’s come along, I often pass on the half-hour comedies. Maybe I should check it out one day.

    1. I’m SO HAPPY. Tempered with … but I want confirmation. Overpowered by … he’s the Globe’s senior media writer and I trust him. YAY. It’s kind of a dramedy, though I hate that term, and I think you’d know from one episode if it was for you or not if you ever want to try. It’s still on their website.

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