Could sitcoms’ inventiveness work against them?

From Kate Taylor of the Globe and Mail:

  • Canadian TV networks and the search for your funny bone
    “While the public broadcaster satirizes Canada’s international inferiority complex this winter, CTV will be launching a second season for two idiosyncratic sitcoms featuring Corner Gas alumni: Fred Ewanuik’s Dan for Mayor, about a bartender who runs for office; and Brent Butt’s Hiccups, in which the comedian plays therapist to Nancy Robertson’s Millie, a children’s author with anger-management issues.” Read more.
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One thought on “Could sitcoms’ inventiveness work against them?”

  1. Thought I’d repost a comment from the G&M article here as I think it deserves it.


    9:43 AM on December 19, 2010

    I find it maddening that in a conversation (or article) about Canadian situation comedies, shows such as How to Be Indie, Life with Derek, Overruled!, Wingin’ It, the Latest Buzz, and a host of other long-running, hilarious live-action shows are always overlooked. What? Just because they’re so-called kids’ shows? Newsflash, folks: these are the shows that keeps Canada’s film and television industry running. Not Corner Gas, and certainly not Hiccups. You want funny? Check out YTV or Family Channel for a change. These shows aren’t for kiddies, insomuch as prime time shows Happy Days, Growing Pains, Family Ties, Boy Meets World and Full House were only for kids.”

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