In the news: Why Canadian shows appeal to US

From The Northerner (student newspaper of Northern Kentucky University):

  • Canadian TV invades the U.S.
    “It has been a recent phenomenon for the big three to turn a different direction for proven ideas coupled with fresh writing. More and more, the major U.S. networks are seeking fall lineup fillers from Canadian television. The concepts are fairly similar to the homegrown American fare: cops, guns, detectives, flannel clad love affairs — but the Canadian counterpart offers a lighter price tag and unsullied writing.” Read more.