Everything about Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays, eh?

CBC finds excellence with Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays

From Scott Stinson of the National Post:

  • CBC: Good programming lives here
    Conveniently, there’s a new CBC show that is not just good, it is excellent. Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays, a half-hour comedy created by Don McKellar and Bob Martin, follows the lives of Michael (Matt Walsh) and David (Bob Martin), the therapist he visits twice a week. Michael, who is beset by an array of phobias — the closing credits describe the series as “based on the neuroses of Matt Walsh” — has been seeing David for 15 years, over which time he has become at least functional, if still rather skittish. Read more.

Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays and The Debaters move to form Tuesday comedy block on CBC

From a media release:


  • Wednesdays get even hotter with Camelot after Dragons’ Den

CBC-TV makes the already laugh-filled Tuesdays even funnier with the addition of two of its outstanding new television comedies. Starting Tuesday, September 27, 2011, CBC-TV’s spotlight on Canadian comedy now includes MICHAEL: TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS and THE DEBATERS.

Next week, CBC-TV’s clever new gem, MICHAEL: TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, the newest creation of acclaimed writer-producer-actor Bob Martin (Slings & Arrows, The Drowsy Chaperone) moves from Wednesdays to Tuesdays. Martin stars as Dr. David Storper, an Ottawa psychiatrist specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He has been seeing his patient, Michael Dyer (Matt Watts) on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 15 years. Michael believes David is his key to happiness. David believes Michael is his key to a lucrative book deal. We’ll see.

Also moving from Wednesdays to Tuesdays is the hilarious and hugely popular radio hit THE DEBATERS with host Steve Patterson now on TV, teaming up with THE RICK MERCER REPORT and 22 MINUTES.

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Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays based on neuroses of lead actor

From Chris Lackner of Postmedia News:

From Richard Ouzounian of the Toronto Star:

  • The Big Interview: Don McKellar
    “It all came out of the stories Matt’s being telling us for years,” begins McKellar. Matt is Matt Watts, the actor who plays the title role in the series and also the one who inspired its creation. “Based on the neuroses of Matt Watts,” in fact, is the official credit assigned to him for the show. Read more.