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Poll results: Your three favourite new Canadian TV series of the fall

The results are in and Canada’s newest satire series, The Beaverton, is your No. 1 favourite television series of the fall. With just over 6,500 votes cast, The Comedy Network series captured 37 per cent of the vote.

In second place is HGTV’s Bryan Inc., starring Bryan and Sarah Baeumler, followed by Holmes + Holmes and Moving the McGillivrays. Rounding out the Top 5 was CBC’s Kim’s Convenience.

The Bachelorette Canada, Frontier, Airport: Below Zero, Shoot the Messenger and Travelers fill out the Top 10.

You can find out how your favourites placed in the poll here; thanks to everyone who participated.



Poll: Which three new Canadian series are your fall favourites?

With the new winter television season less than two months away, it’s time to reflect back on the fall Canadian TV season, which saw a ton of new programming hitting the airwaves.

From comedies like Kim’s Convenience, Second Jen and The Beaverton to dramas Shoot the Messenger, Frontier and Travelers, kids fare in Ride, Tricked and Ranger Rob, and reality offerings like Bryan Inc., Moving the McGillivrays and Holmes + Holmes, there’s been plenty to like.

But which are your three favourite new shows of the fall? Let us know via the following poll and spread the word so your friends can weigh in too. We’ll reveal the top vote-getters next Friday. (Make your three choices and then click on the grey box—it turns blue when you hover over it—to the lower right of Wild Archaeology to tabulate the results.)

Which three shows are your favourite new Canadian series of the fall?

  • The Beaverton (18%, 2,388 Votes)
  • Bryan Inc. (16%, 2,068 Votes)
  • Holmes + Holmes (15%, 1,979 Votes)
  • Moving the McGillivrays (14%, 1,876 Votes)
  • Kim's Convenience (10%, 1,357 Votes)
  • The Bachelorette Canada (4%, 531 Votes)
  • Frontier (4%, 491 Votes)
  • Airport: Below Zero (3%, 335 Votes)
  • Shoot the Messenger (2%, 286 Votes)
  • Travelers (2%, 282 Votes)
  • Second Jen (2%, 251 Votes)
  • This is High School (2%, 239 Votes)
  • Wild Archaeology (1%, 185 Votes)
  • Mighty Trains (1%, 143 Votes)
  • Taken (1%, 111 Votes)
  • Tougher Than It Looks (1%, 100 Votes)
  • Aftermath (1%, 100 Votes)
  • The Goods (1%, 96 Votes)
  • Mohawk Ironworkers (1%, 89 Votes)
  • Ride (1%, 79 Votes)
  • Abandoned (1%, 76 Votes)
  • Ranger Rob (1%, 74 Votes)
  • Billy Goes North (0%, 53 Votes)
  • Tricked (0%, 36 Votes)
  • Rise (0%, 32 Votes)
  • Payday (0%, 31 Votes)

Total Voters: 6,519

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Poll: Which new Canadian TV shows will you watch this season?

Now that the Canadian Upfronts are wrapped, we’ve got a complete list of the new homegrown series set to debut during the 2016-17 television season. Some will be on the air this fall, while others will debut during midseason.

What we want to know is, which five have got you the most interested in checking out this season? If you’ve got more than five you’re planning to watch, put them in the comments at the bottom of the page. Can’t quite remember the synopses behind each? We’ve got you covered there too: a one-line description for each is listed below the poll.

Which five new Canadian TV shows are you planning to watch this coming season?

  • Mary Kills People, Global (15%, 84 Votes)
  • Kim's Convenience, CBC (15%, 82 Votes)
  • Russell Peters is the Indian Detective, CraveTV (8%, 45 Votes)
  • Cardinal, CTV (8%, 44 Votes)
  • Shoot the Messenger, CBC (7%, 37 Votes)
  • The Beaverton, The Comedy Network (6%, 34 Votes)
  • Pure, CBC (5%, 30 Votes)
  • Frontier, Discovery (5%, 29 Votes)
  • Travelers, Showcase (5%, 28 Votes)
  • Ransom, Global (4%, 21 Votes)
  • The Disappearance, CTV (3%, 19 Votes)
  • True North Calling, CBC (3%, 17 Votes)
  • Bad Blood: The Vito Rizzuto Story, City (3%, 17 Votes)
  • Real Housewives of Toronto, Slice (2%, 11 Votes)
  • Holmes and Holmes, HGTV Canada (2%, 11 Votes)
  • Workin’ Moms, CBC (2%, 11 Votes)
  • Second Jen, City (2%, 10 Votes)
  • Bryan, Inc., HGTV Canada (2%, 9 Votes)
  • This is High School, CBC (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Heavy Rescue: 401, Discovery (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Moving the McGillivrays, HGTV Canada (1%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 217

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Bad Blood: The Vito Rizzuto Story, City
Limited event drama telling the real-life story of underworld figure Vito Rizzuto.

Bryan, Inc., HGTV Canada
A behind-the-scenes peek at Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’s workdays at the office.

Cardinal, CTV
Based on the book Forty Words for Sorrow by Giles Blunt, a small-town cop chases a serial killer.

Frontier, Discovery
Historical drama telling the story of Canada’s growing fur trade.

Heavy Rescue: 401, Discovery
Highway Thru Hell spinoff about the police, firefighters and tow trucks who keep Ontario’s busiest highways safe.

Holmes and Holmes, HGTV Canada
Mike Sr. and Jr. renovate the latter’s bachelor bungalow into a two-storey home.

Kim’s Convenience, CBC
Television adaptation of Ins Choi, about a Korean-Canadian family who run a convenience store.

Mary Kills People, Global
An emergency room doctor helps the terminally ill end their lives.

Moving the McGillivrays, HGTV Canada
Cameras follow Scott and his family as they build and prepare to move into a new home.

Pure, CBC
A newly-elected Mennonite pastor finds himself drawn into the drug trade.

Ransom, Global
Hostage drama based on the life of negotiator Laurent Combalbert.

Real Housewives of Toronto, Slice
Reality cameras follow socialites around Canada’s biggest city.

Russell Peters is the Indian Detective, CraveTV
A Toronto cop of Indian heritage becomes embroiled in a local case when he visits his father in Mumbai.

Second Jen, City
A coming-of-age comedy about two second-generation Chinese and Filipino-Canadian millennials.

Shoot the Messenger, CBC
A young journalist is caught in a web of urban gangs, the political class and the police while working her first murder case.

The Beaverton, The Comedy Network
A spoof of TV news shows.

The Disappearance, CTV
A family is devastated when their son goes missing during a treasure hunt.

This is High School, CBC
Documentary series capturing the education system at a British Columbia high school.

Travelers, Showcase
Future humans go back in time to save the world from a horrible fate.

True North Calling, CBC
Documentary series following the lives of Canadians who call the North home.

Workin’ Moms, CBC
In this comedy, four urban moms juggle love, careers and parenthood.


Poll: The 2015 TV Ehwards

UPDATE: Thanks for voting—the poll has closed. Congratulations to the winners.

With just a few more days until the end of 2015, TV, Eh? brings back The TV Ehwards, where readers and fans of Canadian TV can cast their votes in several well thought-out categories.

This year’s nominees are broken down into 10 categories named after several iconic homegrown series from the past, something Anthony and Greg explained in our most recent podcast.

You’re allowed one vote per category, so make it count. Voting is open until Sunday, Jan. 3, upon which time we’ll inform the winners—likely via tweet—and encourage acceptance speeches. (Vote by selecting one choice per category and then clicking the “Vote” button down and to the right of the last show option.)


The Police Surgeon Award for Best Canadian Medical Drama

  • Saving Hope (62%, 686 Votes)
  • Open Heart (15%, 160 Votes)
  • Remedy (13%, 145 Votes)
  • Hard Rock Medical (10%, 107 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,098

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The Seeing Things Award for Best Canadian Crime Drama

  • Blackstone (41%, 715 Votes)
  • Rookie Blue (38%, 673 Votes)
  • 19-2 (9%, 150 Votes)
  • Motive (6%, 106 Votes)
  • The Romeo Section (3%, 58 Votes)
  • Blood and Water (3%, 50 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,752

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Strange Empire

The Quentin Durgens, MP, Award for Best Canadian Historical Drama

  • X Company (46%, 1,700 Votes)
  • Murdoch Mysteries (41%, 1,493 Votes)
  • Vikings (6%, 214 Votes)
  • The Book of Negroes (5%, 190 Votes)
  • Strange Empire (2%, 76 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,673

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The Beachcombers Award for Best Canadian Family Drama

  • Heartland (72%, 1,637 Votes)
  • This Life (15%, 341 Votes)
  • When Calls the Heart (14%, 311 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,289

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The Starlost Award for Best Canadian Sci-Fi/Fantasy Series

  • Lost Girl (49%, 3,634 Votes)
  • Dark Matter (31%, 2,307 Votes)
  • Orphan Black (12%, 884 Votes)
  • Killjoys (4%, 293 Votes)
  • Bitten (2%, 121 Votes)
  • Haven (2%, 119 Votes)
  • Continuum (1%, 109 Votes)

Total Voters: 7,467

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The King of Kensington Award for Best Canadian Comedy Series

  • Young Drunk Punk (41%, 698 Votes)
  • Schitt's Creek (21%, 349 Votes)
  • Spun Out (16%, 278 Votes)
  • Mr. D (11%, 188 Votes)
  • Mohawk Girls (11%, 181 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,694

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Rogers Media

The Wayne & Shuster Award for Best Canadian Sketch Comedy Series

  • Still Standing (50%, 1,161 Votes)
  • Mercer Report (17%, 390 Votes)
  • 22 Minutes (16%, 363 Votes)
  • Sunnyside (15%, 346 Votes)
  • Tiny Plastic Men (2%, 48 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,308

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The Bastard Offspring Award for the Crossover You Most Want to See

  • Saving Hope-Motive (32%, 298 Votes)
  • Continuum-Orphan Black (29%, 277 Votes)
  • Vikings-X Company (22%, 210 Votes)
  • Mr. D-Schitt’s Creek (17%, 156 Votes)

Total Voters: 941

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The Reimagination Award for The Show You’d Like to See Brought Back

  • Due South (31%, 297 Votes)
  • The Beachcombers (24%, 235 Votes)
  • Mr. Dressup (17%, 170 Votes)
  • The Hilarious House of Frightenstein (13%, 126 Votes)
  • The Friendly Giant (8%, 81 Votes)
  • King of Kensington (6%, 63 Votes)

Total Voters: 972

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Shows that you SHOULD watch, but you DON’T watch, but you still don’t want them to go away

  • The Nature of Things (37%, 380 Votes)
  • Blackstone (18%, 186 Votes)
  • Continuum (18%, 178 Votes)
  • Bitten (17%, 168 Votes)
  • Strange Empire (10%, 104 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,016

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TV, eh? podcast episode 196 – The 2015 TV Ehwards

TV-EhWardsWith just a few more days until the end of 2015, TV, Eh? brings back The TV Ehwards, where readers and fans of Canadian TV can cast their votes in several well thought-out categories.

In this week’s podcast, Anthony and Greg break down this year’s nominees in 10 categories named after several iconic homegrown series from the past. You’re allowed one vote per category, so make it count. Voting is open until Sunday, Jan. 3, upon which time we’ll inform the winners—likely via tweet—and encourage acceptance speeches.

The poll is now open—start voting!

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