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Link: Goosebumps, Are You Afraid of the Dark and the Canadian Kids’ TV Boom

From Michael Rancic of Now:

Goosebumps, Are You Afraid of the Dark and the Canadian Kids’ TV Boom
Those factors, combined with a low Canadian dollar, add up to the cultural climate that spawned Are You Afraid Of The Dark. The show premiered in 1991 and was one of the first major live action children’s shows to be co-produced between Canada and Nickelodeon in the U.S., the network that carried AYAOTD had been importing Canadian-made shows in its early days like Special Delivery, Science International and most notably, You Can’t Do That On Television. But it was Night Heat, a live action adult-oriented drama co-produced between CTV and CBS that proved early on how successful co-productions could be in both markets. Continue reading. 

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Link: After 25 years, an oral history of ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’

From Tina Hassannia of The Globe and Mail:

After 25 years, an oral history of ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’
The show quickly became essential viewing, introducing a generation of millennials to what was essentially Twilight Zone Jr. As the series approaches its 25th anniversary, The Globe and Mail presents an oral history. Continue reading.

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