Everything about Little Mosque on the Prairie, eh?

New tonight: Mr. D, Little Mosque on the Prairie, The Big Decision, Canada’s Got Talent

Mr. D, CBC – “Charity Day” (Season finale)
Gerry uses a boxing match at the school’s annual Charity Day to settle his competition with Mr. Dwyer for the title of Mr. D once and for all.

Little Mosque on the Prairie, CBC – “Best of Times” (Series finale)
In the series finale, the new Mosque opens with a surprising ceremony.

The Big Decision, CBC – “Tashodi + Hardy Buoys” (Season finale)
Hardy Buoys, a family-own fish processing plant in Port Hardy, BC, and Tashodi, an eco-friendly bath and body care company based in Toronto, both look to Arlene Dickinson to help save them.

Canada’s Got Talent, Citytv – “Semifinal Round One – Performance Show
In the first round of semifinals, seven acts take the stage in hopes of securing enough votes to propel them into the final round. This week’s performers include: singer Christopher Charles, dance group Freshh, hip-hop trio H.I.X., opera singer Julie Lafontaine, fire poi artist Marissa Puff, rock band Pulp City Inn and martial arts group Wushu by Storm.
“Semifinal Round One – Results Show”
In the first live results show, two additional semifinalists from the YouTube ‘Last Chance Auditions’ will be revealed. Then, host Dina Pugliese will announce which acts are advancing to the finals.

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Little Mosque says goodbye

From John Doyle of the Globe and Mail:

  • Goodbye, Little Mosque: Nice idea, not so funny
    Little Mosque on the Prairie, which ends its run forever tonight (CBC, 8 p.m.) has been called many things. It has been called, in e-mails to me, “an act of social engineering.” It’s been called “groundbreaking,” lighthearted” and “a chuckler.” Unfortunately the most apt description of Little Mosque in recent years is “dreary.” Read more.

From Jeff Dedekker of Postmedia News:

From CBC:

  • Little Mosque says goodbye
    CBC’s ground-breaking show Little Mosque on the Prairie draws to a close Monday night, remaining true to the “ordinary folks” portrayal of Muslims it has practised from the outset. Read more.

From Muhammad Ayish of TheNational.ae:

  • Lights go dark on ‘Mosque’, but its message still inspires
    When the Canadian sitcom Little Mosque on the Prairie goes off the air after six seasons today, it will be remembered not only as one of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s top-rated shows, but also as a reminder of how religious and cultural diversity sustains western-Muslim co-existence. Read more.
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Next week is season finale week for CBC

From a media release:

Season Finale Week on CBC Television  March 29, 2012

After debuting to record high audiences this winter season, CBC Television’s winter lineup wraps up next week with several finale episodes.On Monday, it is the season finale of CBC-TV’s funny and fresh new comedy MR. D. The show attracted 1.23 million viewers for its season premiere, making MR. D the most-watched show on a Canadian network in the timeslot. DRAGONS’ DEN, Canada’s top-rated entertainment program, reached 2 in 5 Canadians over the course of this season. Its finale airs on Wednesday, followed by REPUBLIC OF DOYLE, which had its best season yet, with more than 1.3 million viewers for the season premiere. And on Friday, MARKETPLACE wraps up another strong season—it averaged 1.157 million viewers, a 31 per cent increase over last year—while the fifth estate caps a season that featured episodes that garnered the show’s largest audience numbers in more than a decade.

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Little Mosque signs off on Monday

From a media release:

LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE SIGNS OFF AFTER SIX ACCLAIMED SEASONS – MONDAY, APRIL 2 ON CBC-TV

After six seasons of laughter, friendship – and international acclaim – LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE comes to an end Monday, April 2 at 8:30 p.m. (9 NT) on CBC Television. In the final episode, Amaar prepares for the grand opening of the town of Mercy’s new Mosque, while trying to get Baber to end his boycott.  Charles returns to Mercy with a plan to win Ann. Sarah reaffirms her Muslim faith. Are new beginnings on the horizon? What is in store for the people and the town of Mercy? 

LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE is the internationally acclaimed comedy about Muslims and Christians attempting to live in harmony with one another in the small town of Mercy, Saskatchewan. The series premiered in January 2007 with record breaking audience numbers with a first season average of 1,253,000 viewers, and has since been seen in over 90 countries.  It has been inducted into the Museums of Radio and Television Science in both New York and Los Angeles; and featured in news coverage in outlets including the BBC, NPR, CNN and the New York Times.

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TV, eh? podcast episode 87 – “Too Kitsch for Kitsch”

Zaib Shaikh of Little Mosque Mondays 830 pm on CBC TV HighRes

Diane talks to Little Mosque on the Prairie star Zaib Shaikh about the show’s legacy heading into its final episodes. But first, Anthony and Diane chat about the Canadian TV news of the week:

Episode 87: Listen or download here or subscribe via iTunes or with any other program via the TV, Eh? feed

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