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TV,eh? What's up in Canadian television

In the news: Canadian content critiqued

Graeme McRanor of 24 Hours isn’t impressed with the state of Canadian television and interviews Ryerson University media writing professor Michael Coutanche about the economics of producing homegrown shows versus buying foreign content:

  • Warning: This article contains Canadian content
    “Don’t get me wrong. When it comes to All Things Canadian, nobody flies the flag higher than me. But when it comes to Canadian television, sometimes I’d rather just set it on fire. Maybe we could make a documentary about it. We’re good at those.” Read more.

2% Difference Between Brian & Jaydee in Race for Idol Crown

From a CTV media release:

  • Bon Jovi Mentors Top 2 in Final Performance Episode, Sept. 10; 2007
  • Winner’s Single “All I Ever Wanted” to be Performed in Competition
  • Bon Jovi, Avril Lavigne and Eva Avila confirmed for season finale as eight eliminated Idol competitors return for final performance,

It’s anybody’s game. CTV revealed today that Brian Melo and Jaydee Bixby are in a neck-and-neck race to capture the 2007 Canadian Idol crown, separated by just 2 per cent of the 4.1 million votes cast this past Monday. The Top 2 take to the stage for their final competitive performance on Monday, Sept. 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV when they sing three songs each, including the new 2007 Winner’s Single “All I Ever Wanted.” The following night, Canada’s choice to become the next Canadian Idol will be revealed in a two-hour, star-studded season finale featuring special guests Bon Jovi, Avril Lavigne, Eva Avila and the remaining eight 2007 Canadian Idol finalists, airing Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (go to to confirm local broadcast times).

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In the news: Heartland anchors CBC’s Sunday nights

Alexandra Burroughs of the Calgary Herald interviews a writer, producer, and actress involved with CBC’s family show airing Sunday nights this fall:

  • CBC counts on Heartland
    “But beneath this daily grind of television production there’s a buzz that’s getting people excited, maybe even excited enough to actually watch a Canadian-made, one-hour dramatic CBC series set in a fictional town in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.” Read more.