The Book of Negroes was a stunning success for CBC, getting 1.4 million viewers to tune in to the mini-series adaptation of Lawrence Hill’s critically acclaimed novel. Last year’s Best Laid Plans, based on Terry Fallis’ book, was less of a ratings winner, but did just earn star Jonas Chernick a Canadian Screen Award. Some of my favourite television memories involve Anne of Green Gables and other shows based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s imagination.
Since The Book of Negroes 2 is unlikely, and the Canadian industry was scooped on Life of Pi, what work of Canadian literature do you think CBC should adapt next? There’s too much to choose from for a multiple choice poll, so put your suggestions in the comments … and may the best book win.
The Canadian Screen Awards are set for the end of this month, celebrating the best among this country’s feature films and television shows.
Several past and present Gemini and Canadian Screen Award nominees and winners are currently available for streaming on Netflix Canada, and we wanted to celebrate that fact by teaming with Netflix for a poll leading up to the CSA festivities.
What’s at stake? The chance to win a one-year subscription to Netflix Canada. What do you have to do? Simply choose your Top 3 Favourite Canadian Series on Netflix and comment at the bottom of the page. We’ll select one random comment and award the poster a one-year subscription. So spread the word and vote for your faves! The poll closes on Monday, Feb. 23, at noon PT/3 p.m. ET.
What are your favourite Canadian TV shows currently airing on Netflix?
Murdoch Mysteries (40%, 181 Votes)
Trailer Park Boys (27%, 125 Votes)
Heartland (23%, 107 Votes)
Kenny vs. Spenny (12%, 54 Votes)
Republic of Doyle (12%, 53 Votes)
Dragons' Den (7%, 32 Votes)
Are You Afraid of the Dark? (3%, 15 Votes)
Dogs with Jobs (3%, 13 Votes)
Caillou (2%, 10 Votes)
Darknet (1%, 6 Votes)
Total Voters: 457
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As we approach the end of 2014, we’re looking back at our picks for the top Canadian shows of the year. What were your favourites? Vote for your top 3. The poll closes on Friday, December 19 at 2pm PT.
What were your top 3 favourite Canadian shows of 2014?
It’s the worst-kept secret in Canadian television. By 2014-15, CBC’s operating budget will shed $115 million, as part of Canada’s 2012 federal budget. In the same timeframe, Telefilm Canada will shed $10.6 million, while the National Film Board of Canada will shed $6.7 million. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is relatively lucky, as a $400,000 funding reduction is on tap for 2013–14.