Everything about This Hour Has 22 Minutes, eh?

CBC celebrates 22 Minutes with live event and TV special

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From a media release:

THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES has been a staple of CBC’s prime-time lineup for 22 seasons and in honour of the iconic Canadian comedy’s unique milestone year, CBC, together with the show’s creators and producers at DHX Media, is inviting Canadians to join in the celebrations with a live gala event and a special retrospective episode.

The award-winning, record-breaking Canadian comedy institution will be recognized live at Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox on Thursday, December 4th with a star-studded gala event, This Hour has 22 Years – Live in Toronto, emceed by CBC’s Jonny Harris (Murdoch MysteriesOf All Places) and featuring current cast members Mark Critch, Cathy Jones, Susan Kent and Shaun Majumder as well as former cast members, writers, and the politicians they’ve spoofed over the years, all sharing their favourite moments. The show will also include special video features and hilarious highlights from past episodes. The cream of Canada’s comedy crop will be in attendance at the red-carpet event along with other celebrities from the entertainment world. The gala represents the show’s first-ever live event in Toronto. A limited number of tickets are available to the public free of charge here: https://this-hour-has-22-years.eventbrite.ca.

The following week, on Tuesday, December 9th, CBC will air a special hour-long retrospective episode of 22 MINUTES, entitled This Hour Has 22 Years, at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT). The special will look back at the legacy the show has created over the past 22 seasons, through the best moments from seasons past along with interviews with cast members recalling what has made the award-winning, savage satire a hotbed of Canadian comedy for more than two decades.

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Tonight: Rick Mercer Report, 22 Minutes, Bachelor Canada

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Rick is in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland cod jigging with singer Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea and then he’s off to the Norwood Fall Fair in Ontario for lawn mower racing, taffy pulling, and fly ball races with dogs.

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This week on 22 Minutes, celebrity blogger and Alberta native, Kelly Oxford guest stars; MP Tony Clement ‘drops the mic’ on community radio with Mark Critch.

The Bachelor Canada, City – “The Women Tell All”
Join host Tyler Harcott as this season’s most memorable bachelorettes return to confront each other – and Tim – for one last chance to speak their minds and have all of their burning questions answered.

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Tonight: Rick Mercer Report, 22 Minutes, Degrassi, Why Horror?

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Rick helps with the wheat harvest at a family farm in Camrose, Alberta and then heads to Barrington, Nova Scotia for a lesson in log-rolling.

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Toronto Maple Leaf Joffrey Lupul and Mark Critch get game ready; legendary correspondent Babe Bennett returns with her views on reproduction.

Degrassi, MTV – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
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Why Horror? documentary, Super Channel
Why Horror? includes in-depth conversations with international horror filmmakers such as George A. Romero, Takashi Shimizu, Alexandre Aja, Ben Wheatley, Alex de la Iglesia and Canadian scare Queens Jen and Sylvia Soska, as well as countless other writers, historians, scientists and psychologists.

Ratings: Week of October 13

From Bill Brioux:

The week in Canada: Oct. 13 – 19
CBC saw it’s top drama, Murdoch Mysteries, pull 1,029,000 on a Thanksgiving Monday. Strange Empire followed at 9 with 312,000. Continue reading.

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Tonight: Rick Mercer Report, 22 Minutes, Bachelor Canada

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Rick joins a Dalhousie University project tagging sharks in the ocean off Halifax and then he goes flour bombing with the Kingston Flying Club in Kingston, ON.

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NDP Leader, Thomas Mulcair and Calgary’s Mayor, Naheed Nenshi make special guest appearances.

Bachelor Canada, City
Bachelor Tim and the ladies visit Tuscany to experience the ultimate in romance…but when Bachelorette’s shocking indiscretion steals centre stage, Tim is left wondering who is here for the wrong reasons.