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Poll: Which new Canadian TV shows will you watch this season?

Now that the Canadian Upfronts are wrapped, we’ve got a complete list of the new homegrown series set to debut during the 2016-17 television season. Some will be on the air this fall, while others will debut during midseason.

What we want to know is, which five have got you the most interested in checking out this season? If you’ve got more than five you’re planning to watch, put them in the comments at the bottom of the page. Can’t quite remember the synopses behind each? We’ve got you covered there too: a one-line description for each is listed below the poll.

Which five new Canadian TV shows are you planning to watch this coming season?

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Bad Blood: The Vito Rizzuto Story, City
Limited event drama telling the real-life story of underworld figure Vito Rizzuto.

Bryan, Inc., HGTV Canada
A behind-the-scenes peek at Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’s workdays at the office.

Cardinal, CTV
Based on the book Forty Words for Sorrow by Giles Blunt, a small-town cop chases a serial killer.

Frontier, Discovery
Historical drama telling the story of Canada’s growing fur trade.

Heavy Rescue: 401, Discovery
Highway Thru Hell spinoff about the police, firefighters and tow trucks who keep Ontario’s busiest highways safe.

Holmes and Holmes, HGTV Canada
Mike Sr. and Jr. renovate the latter’s bachelor bungalow into a two-storey home.

Kim’s Convenience, CBC
Television adaptation of Ins Choi, about a Korean-Canadian family who run a convenience store.

Mary Kills People, Global
An emergency room doctor helps the terminally ill end their lives.

Moving the McGillivrays, HGTV Canada
Cameras follow Scott and his family as they build and prepare to move into a new home.

Pure, CBC
A newly-elected Mennonite pastor finds himself drawn into the drug trade.

Ransom, Global
Hostage drama based on the life of negotiator Laurent Combalbert.

Real Housewives of Toronto, Slice
Reality cameras follow socialites around Canada’s biggest city.

Russell Peters is the Indian Detective, CraveTV
A Toronto cop of Indian heritage becomes embroiled in a local case when he visits his father in Mumbai.

Second Jen, City
A coming-of-age comedy about two second-generation Chinese and Filipino-Canadian millennials.

Shoot the Messenger, CBC
A young journalist is caught in a web of urban gangs, the political class and the police while working her first murder case.

The Beaverton, The Comedy Network
A spoof of TV news shows.

The Disappearance, CTV
A family is devastated when their son goes missing during a treasure hunt.

This is High School, CBC
Documentary series capturing the education system at a British Columbia high school.

Travelers, Showcase
Future humans go back in time to save the world from a horrible fate.

True North Calling, CBC
Documentary series following the lives of Canadians who call the North home.

Workin’ Moms, CBC
In this comedy, four urban moms juggle love, careers and parenthood.

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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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NBC

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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TV, eh? podcast episode 196 – The 2015 TV Ehwards

TV-EhWardsWith 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.

In this week’s podcast, Anthony and Greg break down this year’s nominees in 10 categories named after several iconic homegrown series from the past. 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.

The poll is now open—start voting!

Want to contribute to the discussion? Post links and discussion topics on our Reddit page.

Listen or download below, or subscribe via iTunes or any other podcast catcher with the TV, eh? podcast feed.

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Results: Your Favourite Canadian TV Shows of 2015 are …

Fans of Canadian television shows certainly are a passionate lot, and they’re not confined to our borders either. Of the over 25,000 who voted for their Top 5 shows of 2015, dozens voiced their support from around the world.

Yes, the voting for a few shows took a suspicious jump over the last couple of days, but we’ll chalk that up to super-fans who simply love their programs … and know how to use technology to their advantage. (The voting wasn’t affected that much in the end.)

By the time the tally was taken, the Top 10 Canadian Shows of 2015 are:

  1. Dark Matter (27%, 7,269 Votes)
  2. Lost Girl (25%, 6,777 Votes)
  3. Killjoys (21%, 5,766 Votes)
  4. Heartland (20%, 5,384 Votes)
  5. Murdoch Mysteries (10%, 2,632 Votes)
  6. Orphan Black (8%, 2,147 Votes)
  7. Tornado Hunters (8%, 2,080 Votes)
  8. Rookie Blue (6%, 1,634 Votes)
  9. When Calls the Heart (6%, 1,557 Votes)
  10. Rick Mercer Report (5%, 1,486 Votes)

Aside from the Top 10 vote-getters, I was pleased to see several new programs perform well in the poll. Clearly, viewers love seeing three guys tooling around in a truck capturing wacky weather on film, as Tornado Hunters placed No. 7, not bad at all for a show that debuted late in the year and veteran The Liquidator finished just out of the Top 10.

Thanks again to everyone who voted. Check out the final results; you can still name your favourites in the Comments section at the bottom of the page.

What are your five favourite Canadian TV shows of 2015?

  • Dark Matter (27%, 7,269 Votes)
  • Lost Girl (25%, 6,777 Votes)
  • Killjoys (21%, 5,766 Votes)
  • Heartland (20%, 5,384 Votes)
  • Murdoch Mysteries (10%, 2,632 Votes)
  • Orphan Black (8%, 2,147 Votes)
  • Tornado Hunters (8%, 2,080 Votes)
  • Rookie Blue (6%, 1,634 Votes)
  • When Calls the Heart (6%, 1,557 Votes)
  • Rick Mercer Report (5%, 1,486 Votes)
  • The Liquidator (5%, 1,279 Votes)
  • Schitt's Creek (4%, 1,227 Votes)
  • Vikings (4%, 1,087 Votes)
  • The Amazing Race Canada (4%, 1,053 Votes)
  • Saving Hope (4%, 1,024 Votes)
  • Property Brothers (4%, 990 Votes)
  • Bitten (4%, 976 Votes)
  • Dragons' Den (4%, 970 Votes)
  • Continuum (3%, 955 Votes)
  • Haven (3%, 791 Votes)
  • Chopped Canada (3%, 786 Votes)
  • 22 Minutes (3%, 783 Votes)
  • MasterChef Canada (3%, 738 Votes)
  • Big Brother Canada (3%, 727 Votes)
  • Highway Thru Hell (3%, 686 Votes)
  • Canada's Worst Driver (3%, 684 Votes)
  • Degrassi (2%, 608 Votes)
  • The Nature of Things (2%, 580 Votes)
  • Love It or List It franchise (2%, 573 Votes)
  • The Fifth Estate (2%, 559 Votes)
  • Motive (2%, 557 Votes)
  • House of Bryan (2%, 549 Votes)
  • X Company (2%, 520 Votes)
  • Still Standing (2%, 480 Votes)
  • Strange Empire (1%, 397 Votes)
  • Marketplace (1%, 394 Votes)
  • This Life (1%, 394 Votes)
  • Hockey Wives (1%, 340 Votes)
  • Backroad Bounty (1%, 321 Votes)
  • 19-2 (1%, 311 Votes)
  • Remedy (1%, 266 Votes)
  • Mr. D (1%, 265 Votes)
  • Blackstone (1%, 262 Votes)
  • Polar Bear Town (1%, 252 Votes)
  • Ice Racer Showdown (1%, 214 Votes)
  • Young Drunk Punk (1%, 207 Votes)
  • Canada's Smartest Person (1%, 198 Votes)
  • Sunnyside (1%, 193 Votes)
  • The Next Step (1%, 174 Votes)
  • Mohawk Girls (1%, 170 Votes)
  • Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan (0%, 128 Votes)
  • Keeping Canada Alive (0%, 120 Votes)
  • The Other Side (0%, 113 Votes)
  • Chef in Your Ear (0%, 104 Votes)
  • The Romeo Section (0%, 99 Votes)
  • Blood and Water (0%, 93 Votes)
  • The Stanley Dynamic (0%, 88 Votes)
  • Make it Pop (0%, 81 Votes)
  • First Dates (0%, 68 Votes)
  • Unusually Thicke (0%, 67 Votes)
  • Open Heart (0%, 65 Votes)
  • Spun Out (0%, 58 Votes)
  • Sensitive Skin (0%, 47 Votes)
  • Max & Shred (0%, 42 Votes)
  • Some Assembly Required (0%, 30 Votes)
  • Crash Gallery (0%, 24 Votes)
  • Tiny Plastic Men (0%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 27,337

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Poll: What are your favourite Canadian TV shows of 2015?

UPDATE: The poll has now closed. Thanks to everyone for taking part! You can still let us know your favourite Canadian TV show of 2015 by writing it in the Comments section below.

As the year winds down, it’s time to reflect back on 2015. What a year it was for Canadian TV. Yes, there was some sad news—the cancellation of Strange Empire, Remedy and Rookie Blue come immediately to mind—but there was plenty to celebrate as well.

Sci-fi in Canada is stronger than ever thanks to Orphan Black and newbies Killjoys and Dark Matter, we’re getting laughs from series like Still Standing, Sunnyside and Young Drunk Punk and dramas like This Life, The Romeo Section and Motive continue to entertain.

As we get ready to say hello to 2016, help us celebrate 2015 by voting for your favourite five (5) Canadian television shows of the year. (Vote by clicking the boxes to the left of your favourite shows, then click the shaded “Vote” button located just below and right of Young Drunk Punk.)

UPDATE: The poll has now closed. Thanks to everyone for taking part! You can still let us know your favourite Canadian TV show of 2015 by writing it in the Comments section below.

What are your five favourite Canadian TV shows of 2015?

  • Dark Matter (27%, 7,269 Votes)
  • Lost Girl (25%, 6,777 Votes)
  • Killjoys (21%, 5,766 Votes)
  • Heartland (20%, 5,384 Votes)
  • Murdoch Mysteries (10%, 2,632 Votes)
  • Orphan Black (8%, 2,147 Votes)
  • Tornado Hunters (8%, 2,080 Votes)
  • Rookie Blue (6%, 1,634 Votes)
  • When Calls the Heart (6%, 1,557 Votes)
  • Rick Mercer Report (5%, 1,486 Votes)
  • The Liquidator (5%, 1,279 Votes)
  • Schitt's Creek (4%, 1,227 Votes)
  • Vikings (4%, 1,087 Votes)
  • The Amazing Race Canada (4%, 1,053 Votes)
  • Saving Hope (4%, 1,024 Votes)
  • Property Brothers (4%, 990 Votes)
  • Bitten (4%, 976 Votes)
  • Dragons' Den (4%, 970 Votes)
  • Continuum (3%, 955 Votes)
  • Haven (3%, 791 Votes)
  • Chopped Canada (3%, 786 Votes)
  • 22 Minutes (3%, 783 Votes)
  • MasterChef Canada (3%, 738 Votes)
  • Big Brother Canada (3%, 727 Votes)
  • Highway Thru Hell (3%, 686 Votes)
  • Canada's Worst Driver (3%, 684 Votes)
  • Degrassi (2%, 608 Votes)
  • The Nature of Things (2%, 580 Votes)
  • Love It or List It franchise (2%, 573 Votes)
  • The Fifth Estate (2%, 559 Votes)
  • Motive (2%, 557 Votes)
  • House of Bryan (2%, 549 Votes)
  • X Company (2%, 520 Votes)
  • Still Standing (2%, 480 Votes)
  • Strange Empire (1%, 397 Votes)
  • Marketplace (1%, 394 Votes)
  • This Life (1%, 394 Votes)
  • Hockey Wives (1%, 340 Votes)
  • Backroad Bounty (1%, 321 Votes)
  • 19-2 (1%, 311 Votes)
  • Remedy (1%, 266 Votes)
  • Mr. D (1%, 265 Votes)
  • Blackstone (1%, 262 Votes)
  • Polar Bear Town (1%, 252 Votes)
  • Ice Racer Showdown (1%, 214 Votes)
  • Young Drunk Punk (1%, 207 Votes)
  • Canada's Smartest Person (1%, 198 Votes)
  • Sunnyside (1%, 193 Votes)
  • The Next Step (1%, 174 Votes)
  • Mohawk Girls (1%, 170 Votes)
  • Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan (0%, 128 Votes)
  • Keeping Canada Alive (0%, 120 Votes)
  • The Other Side (0%, 113 Votes)
  • Chef in Your Ear (0%, 104 Votes)
  • The Romeo Section (0%, 99 Votes)
  • Blood and Water (0%, 93 Votes)
  • The Stanley Dynamic (0%, 88 Votes)
  • Make it Pop (0%, 81 Votes)
  • First Dates (0%, 68 Votes)
  • Unusually Thicke (0%, 67 Votes)
  • Open Heart (0%, 65 Votes)
  • Spun Out (0%, 58 Votes)
  • Sensitive Skin (0%, 47 Votes)
  • Max & Shred (0%, 42 Votes)
  • Some Assembly Required (0%, 30 Votes)
  • Crash Gallery (0%, 24 Votes)
  • Tiny Plastic Men (0%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 27,337

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