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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

Rick Mercer Report, CBC
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.

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Tonight: Rick Mercer Report, 22 Minutes, Bachelor Canada

Rick Mercer Report, CBC
Tonight Rick goes on a date with Jann Arden in Edmonton. They try paint balling and Rick discovers what it’s like being her tour manager. Rick also turns up at Fredericton’s annual New Brunswick Exhibition where he goes harness racing and learns how to carve with a chainsaw.

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Mary Walsh guest stars reprising beloved characters and Quebec town that wants to become part of Newfoundland & Labrador.

The Bachelor Canada, City
Bachelor Tim brings the six remaining bachelorettes – April Brockman, Dominique, Kaylynn, Lisa, Sachelle, and Trisha – to his hometown of Toronto to give them a glimpse into his life. Intimate connections abound and a jaw-dropping amusement park date has them all on a roller coaster of emotions. Later, the unexpected return of a former bachelorette leaves both Tim and the girls reeling.

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Tonight: Rick Mercer Report, 22 Minutes, Max & Shred

Rick Mercer Report, CBC
Tonight Rick checks out Vancouver’s Harbour Air, the largest all seaplane operation in the world and helps land a plane on a glacial lake. Then he heads to Drummond, New Brunswick to do some face first rappelling.

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The 22nd season premier of Canada’s longest-running satire show sees Canada’s favourite fake-news anchors “clarify” the headlines like the war in Iraq, tax snitches and fear of Ebola.

Max & Shred, YTV – series premiere
Max & Shred is a buddy comedy about the unlikely friendship that forms when easygoing superstar snowboarder, Max Asher, moves in with anxious academic, Alvin Ackerman and his family. The show centres on the boys’ odd couple relationship as they help and hinder each other through the trials of teenage life. Abby, Alvin’s driven older sister, and Howie, Alvin’s super smart eight-year-old protégé aid the boys in their adventures. Each half hour multi-cam episode will comically highlight the challenges of the young science whiz living with a celebrity athlete in the bustling ski town of Blizzard Springs.

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Video: 22 Minutes turns 22 years old

Happy 22nd birthday This Hour Has 22 Minutes!

The CBC satire show kicks off another season of skewering with current co-hosts Mark Critch, Shaun Majumder, Susan Kent and Cathy Jones; a special retrospective episode is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 16, offering a look back at the series launch in 1993 with Jones, Rick Mercer, Greg Thomey and Mary Walsh and highlights from the last two-plus decades of laughs.

In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at a couple of bits featured on tonight’s return, including a unique take on the CRTC’s proposed Pick and Pay cable bundling idea.

22 Minutes airs Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. on CBC.