From Jaime Woo of the Toronto Standard:
OutTV’s Canadian Cop-Out
Here’s the thing: OutTV sounds embarrassed by its Canadian content. Yet if OutTV is in such dire straits with its Canadian programming, why not throw a Hail Mary then and go for some really interesting, out there stuff? It doesn’t even need to be expensive. Take a look at Comedy Central, the American channel that built itself up with theÂ Daily Show,Â Colbert Report,Â Tosh.0, and other talking head shows.Â The biggest question isâ€”and without knowing the financials or how syndication deals are structured at OutTVâ€”how didÂ New Addams FamilyÂ became the poster child for queer television? Especially when Canadians are or were behind huge chunks ofÂ Degrassi,Â Lost Girl, andÂ Wonderfalls. Â Read more.