Tag Archives: JPod

In the news: Campaign to save jPod

From Rob Salem of the Toronto Star:

  • Hot Box, TV worth talking about
    “Pod People: As aggressively un-Canadian as this may seem, a fan campaign has been launched to convince the CBC to resurrect the cancelled jPod. Find out more at savejpod.ca. (The intriguing notion of drowning the network in cough syrup, à la the Jericho fans’ peanut campaign, has been deemed too messy and expensive.)” Read more.


jPod Podsters (counter clock-wise) Steph Song as Bree, David Kopp as Ethan Jarleswski, Emilie Ullerup as Kaitlin, Ben Ayres as Cowboy, Torrance Coombs as John Doe.


Ratings and Renewals: Sophie, The Guard, Da Kink in My Hair, The Best Years

From Bill Brioux at TV Feeds My Family:

  • Sophie2Can Sophie Survive Survivor?
    “Did CBC jump the gun on that Sophie renewal? Ever since CBC announced they were picking up two of their four January starts, Sophie and The Border, the rookie comedy series, starring Mimi Kuzyk and Natalie Brown (right), has been sinking like a rock. This Wednesday it was down to 290,000 viewers.” Read more.

  • Global Keeps its Guard Up
    “Global announced today that it is renewing three of its rookie shows: The Guard, ‘Da Kink In My Hair and the summer series The Best Years. Hey, the more Canadian shows the better, jobs are jobs and this news keeps people working in Vancouver and Toronto. But Global’s release suggests that these renewals are “based on solid statistics of the first seasons.” Perhaps, but in the case of ‘Da Kink at least, earning brownie points before the CRTC had to be a factor.” Read more.

Winter ratings

From Bill Brioux at TV Feeds My Family:

  • Mercer Tops CBC Winter Numbers
    “Numbers are in for how the CBC shows have fared over the first ten weeks of 2008 and the Rick Mercer Report stands at the top of the list, both in total households and in the 25-54-year-old demographic, CBC’s targeted demo.” Read more.

In the news: jPod producer thinks cancellation was mistake

From Pieta Woolley of the Georgia Straight:

  • jPod1Producer J.B. Sugar thinks CBC made a mistake in cancelling jPod
    “J.B. Sugar, one of the producers of the locally shot TV show jPod, directors and writers, thinks the CBC’s decision to axe the Douglas Coupland–based series was a mistake. He blames the CBC for failing to properly market the show, and suggested that a promotions budget should be built into government subsidies to series TV.” Read more.