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Comments and queries for the week of January 15

TV, Eh? podcast episode 198 – One Season Wonders

TV North by Peter Kenter (with notes by Martin Levin) says T. and T. was shown on Global. —Stephen

Thanks for the clarification! 


More choice, smaller bills in store for TV viewers

Until Internet services are improved across the country, the cable/satellite companies won’t have to fear losing much of their customers. Many Internet service providers place high-speed data caps on their customers and I can see more companies doing this as well. Some of the bigger ones like Bell might put data caps to curb streaming from other streaming services but not count their own streaming service toward that cap. It’s been talked about that the current infrastructure is unable to handle the increase in streaming which leads to lower speeds. —Ally

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TV, eh? podcast episode 198 – One Season Wonders

It’s a very special episode of the TV, Eh? podcast as Bob Goyetche and Dave Brodbeck from Best Episode Ever drop by to help Greg and Anthony fill the void left by Diane not being with us this week.

The quartet whip through 15 of the oddest and most ludicrous Canadian TV series from the past. The shows that made the cut were Guilty or Not Guilty, Diplomatic Passport, McQueen, The Forest Rangers, Quentin Durgens, M.P., Eye Bet, George, The Baxters, Beyond Reason, Learning the Ropes, Mount Royal, T. and T., Diamonds, Ombudsman and Night Walk.

Remember Night Walk?

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TV, eh? podcast episode 197 – And the Ehward Goes to

Our first podcast of 2016 covers the many projects debuting and returning over the next two weeks, including Degrassi: Next Class, Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan, Leave It to Bryan, Say Yes to the Dress Canada, Lost & Found Music Studios, Hello Goodbye, Chopped Canada, Schitt’s Creek, Buying the View and Mayday.

Talk turns to The TV Ehwards as Diane, Anthony and Greg recap the winners in all 10 categories.

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The TV Ehwards: And the winners are …

Thanks to everyone who took the time during the Christmas holidays to cast your vote in 10 categories in our annual TV Ehwards. Some shows lead from the very beginning while other programs snuck in to take their category in the end.

Here are the winning shows in each category, with the votes and percentage of votes each show had:

The Police Surgeon Award for Best Canadian Medical Drama
Saving Hope (686 votes, 62 per cent)

The Seeing Things Award for Best Canadian Crime Drama
Blackstone (715 votes, 41 per cent)

The Quentin Durgens, MP, Award for Best Canadian Historical Drama
X Company (1,700 votes, 46 per cent)

The Beachcombers Award for Best Canadian Family Drama
Heartland (1,637 votes, 72 per cent)

The Starlost Award for Best Canadian Sci-Fi/Fantasy Series
Lost Girl (3,634, 49 per cent)

The King of Kensington Award for Best Canadian Comedy Series
Young Drunk Punk (698 votes, 41 per cent)

The Wayne & Shuster Award for Best Canadian Sketch Comedy Series
Still Standing (1,161 votes, 50 per cent)

The Bastard Offspring Award for the Crossover You Most Want to See
Saving Hope-Motive (298 votes, 32 per cent)

The Reimagination Award for The Show You’d Like to See Brought Back
Due South (297 votes, 31 per cent)

Shows that you SHOULD watch, but you DON’T watch, but you still don’t want them to go away
The Nature of Things (380 votes, 37 per cent)

Check out the final tally in all of the categories; we’ll discuss the results in Tuesday’s podcast.

Poll: The 2015 TV Ehwards

UPDATE: Thanks for voting—the poll has closed. Congratulations to the winners.

With just a few more days until the end of 2015, TV, Eh? brings back The TV Ehwards, where readers and fans of Canadian TV can cast their votes in several well thought-out categories.

This year’s nominees are broken down into 10 categories named after several iconic homegrown series from the past, something Anthony and Greg explained in our most recent podcast.

You’re allowed one vote per category, so make it count. Voting is open until Sunday, Jan. 3, upon which time we’ll inform the winners—likely via tweet—and encourage acceptance speeches. (Vote by selecting one choice per category and then clicking the “Vote” button down and to the right of the last show option.)

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The Police Surgeon Award for Best Canadian Medical Drama

  • Saving Hope (62%, 686 Votes)
  • Open Heart (15%, 160 Votes)
  • Remedy (13%, 145 Votes)
  • Hard Rock Medical (10%, 107 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,098

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The Seeing Things Award for Best Canadian Crime Drama

  • Blackstone (41%, 715 Votes)
  • Rookie Blue (38%, 673 Votes)
  • 19-2 (9%, 150 Votes)
  • Motive (6%, 106 Votes)
  • The Romeo Section (3%, 58 Votes)
  • Blood and Water (3%, 50 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,752

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Strange Empire

The Quentin Durgens, MP, Award for Best Canadian Historical Drama

  • X Company (46%, 1,700 Votes)
  • Murdoch Mysteries (41%, 1,493 Votes)
  • Vikings (6%, 214 Votes)
  • The Book of Negroes (5%, 190 Votes)
  • Strange Empire (2%, 76 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,673

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The Beachcombers Award for Best Canadian Family Drama

  • Heartland (72%, 1,637 Votes)
  • This Life (15%, 341 Votes)
  • When Calls the Heart (14%, 311 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,289

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The Starlost Award for Best Canadian Sci-Fi/Fantasy Series

  • Lost Girl (49%, 3,634 Votes)
  • Dark Matter (31%, 2,307 Votes)
  • Orphan Black (12%, 884 Votes)
  • Killjoys (4%, 293 Votes)
  • Bitten (2%, 121 Votes)
  • Haven (2%, 119 Votes)
  • Continuum (1%, 109 Votes)

Total Voters: 7,467

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CBC

The King of Kensington Award for Best Canadian Comedy Series

  • Young Drunk Punk (41%, 698 Votes)
  • Schitt's Creek (21%, 349 Votes)
  • Spun Out (16%, 278 Votes)
  • Mr. D (11%, 188 Votes)
  • Mohawk Girls (11%, 181 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,694

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Rogers Media

The Wayne & Shuster Award for Best Canadian Sketch Comedy Series

  • Still Standing (50%, 1,161 Votes)
  • Mercer Report (17%, 390 Votes)
  • 22 Minutes (16%, 363 Votes)
  • Sunnyside (15%, 346 Votes)
  • Tiny Plastic Men (2%, 48 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,308

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The Bastard Offspring Award for the Crossover You Most Want to See

  • Saving Hope-Motive (32%, 298 Votes)
  • Continuum-Orphan Black (29%, 277 Votes)
  • Vikings-X Company (22%, 210 Votes)
  • Mr. D-Schitt’s Creek (17%, 156 Votes)

Total Voters: 941

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The Reimagination Award for The Show You’d Like to See Brought Back

  • Due South (31%, 297 Votes)
  • The Beachcombers (24%, 235 Votes)
  • Mr. Dressup (17%, 170 Votes)
  • The Hilarious House of Frightenstein (13%, 126 Votes)
  • The Friendly Giant (8%, 81 Votes)
  • King of Kensington (6%, 63 Votes)

Total Voters: 972

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Shows that you SHOULD watch, but you DON’T watch, but you still don’t want them to go away

  • The Nature of Things (37%, 380 Votes)
  • Blackstone (18%, 186 Votes)
  • Continuum (18%, 178 Votes)
  • Bitten (17%, 168 Votes)
  • Strange Empire (10%, 104 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,016

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