In the news: Canadian TV success coming at ‘odd time’

Todd Babiak of The Edmonton Journal defends Canadian content:

  • Potential for greatness, art never more alive on Canuck television
    “The reception of Corner Gas in Canada demonstrates a profound hunger for stories about what it’s like to be a human being who happens to be Canadian. Little Mosque on the Prairie, a brilliant concept with an even more brilliant title, made Corner Gas look like Arrested Development when it debuted in January. But it’s back for a new season, with a creative team poached from Corner Gas — including Edmonton writer Paul Mather. The premiere, Wednesday night on CBC, was a vast improvement.” Read more.