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Comments and queries for the week of May 15

What’s your favourite Canadian show of the 2000s?

This is a very difficult choice. From the list, I’d choose Da Vinci’s Inquest. I also loved Billable Hours, Intelligence and Little Mosque on the Prairie. —Iris

I voted for Rick Mercer Report, but I wouldn’t call it my favourite show of that decade; it was just the only one on the above list I actually liked. My favourite show from that decade is probably Degrassi but as its current maybe it doesn’t count for that decade.

Here’s my top 10 Canadian shows for that decade:
Jozi H (2006-2007)
Degrassi: TNG (2001-current)
MVP (2008)
Instant Star (2004-2008)
Wild Roses (2009)
Renegadepress.com (2004-2008)
Caitlin’s Way (2000-2002)
Canadian Idol (2003-2008)
Whistler (2006-2008)
Intelligence (2006-2007) —Alicia

What decade is Canadian TVs best?

70s wins for sure! Canadian TV has never been better than The Trouble with Tracy! —Pat

Love for over the air antenna

We still have regular cable. The alternative to what we have now costs more. Since our household pays for the one line, the other TV is set up with an OTA indoor antenna by RCA. Last year I also bought a digital converter from Best Buy for $60. This arrangement lets us keep using our old analog TVs and watch HD channels. On good days, I can get CTV, CBC, CBLFT, CHCH, TVO, Star Ray, City, OMNI 1 & 2, YesTV, CW, WNED, ABC and CBS. The digital converter by Homeworx is also a PVR that uses something as small as a USB key. Although, I’d rather use my JVC VCR. Been using this unit for over a decade. —Cindy

I’m a slave to Cablevision, because when the government took away the normal over-the-air channels, I could no longer use rabbit ears on my old TV to pull in the NYC stations. I’d need an antenna that can go at least 70 miles and give me the major networks, so should I win an antenna, well, I’d take the ClearStream 2V and stuff it in the attic. Not sure if contest applies to me as I live in U.S., all those pesky customs things and such. —Elyse

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In the news: No Gemini nom for Little Mosque

From the Toronto Star:

  • ‘Mosque’ fails to win Gemini nomination
    “The hugely successful CTV sitcom Corner Gas will compete against Royal Canadian Air Farce and This Hour Has 22 Minutes at this year’s Gemini Awards, but the much-discussed Little Mosque on the Prairie failed to make the cut for best comedy series.” Read more.

In the news: Renewals, Cancellations

From the Hollywood Reporter. the news about Falcon Beach being cancelled and Robson Arms renewed, plus a roundup of other recent cancellations, renewals, and question marks:

  • Falcon beached by CanWest
    “CTV re-upp[ed] two teen dramas of its own from Epitome Pictures: “Instant Star” and “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” Both series air stateside on the N. CTV also has renewed its hit comedy “Corner Gas” for a fifth season. The broadcaster has not yet decided whether to renew the homegrown comedy “Jeff Ltd.,” from Seymour & From Prods. and S&S Prods., for a third season.

In the news: CBC renewals, cancellations

From Tod Maffin at Inside the CBC:

  • Terrorism drama among list of new CBC TV shows; Venture and Opening Night cancelled
    “Shows coming back to air include: Little Mosque on the Prairie, Test the Nation, Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister, The National (duh), Marketplace, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Rick Mercer Report, The Royal Canadian Air Farce, Dragons’ Den. Curiously absent from the list of returning shows is Intelligence, but a CBC spokesperson tells me it’s not an omen — talks with the independent producer are still continuing.”