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In the news: Fall schedule day-by-day

Rob Salem of the Toronto Star gives the lineup of new and returning shows this fall, with blurbs from Jim Bawden about Canadian content relegated to its own little listing ghetto within:


In the news: CBC’s fall shows

Media in Canada reports on the CBC’s fall campaign for four of its female-skewing shows:

  • CBC bundles four shows in fall campaign
    “The broadcaster’s ad campaign for Heartland, The Tudors, No Opportunity Wasted and the second season of Little Mosque on the Prairie will include magazines, community newspapers, creative subway and streetcar domination.” Read more.

In the news: CBC’s fall schedule analysed

Mark Dillon of Playback examines CBC’s fall schedule:

  • The Establishing Shot: CBC’s delicate balance of imports and homegrowns
    “Despite an inaugural season average of only 304,000, Intelligence remains on the sked because CBC has faith in Chris Haddock, with whom it enjoyed a number of strong years with Da Vinci’s Inquest. CBC exec director of network programming Kirstine Layfield says the network believes Haddock can retool the series for greater commercial appeal.”

Marcus Robinson of Playback reports on advertisers’ reaction to the schedule:

  • CBC’s fall schedule has promise, say media buyers
    “You won’t find the CBC on a multimillion-dollar spending spree for U.S. product, but this year’s fall lineup has media buyers lauding the pubcaster for the breadth of its primetime offerings, from returning comedy to new reality and family fare.”

In the news: The Tudors

R.M. Vaughan of the Globe and Mail talks to Canadian director Jeremy Podeswa:

  • Dishing on the non-fat Henry VIII
    “I understand that before the gorging-on-drumsticks phase of his life, Henry was a handsome, athletic young prince and king. This show is about the early Henry, before he became the monstrous one we’ve all seen before. The whole approach is to not make Masterpiece Theatre, a stuffy, bound-by-convention history, but to give it a contemporary, sexy feeling – an accessible history lesson with steamy bedroom exploits.”

In the news: CBC’s new direction

Gayle MacDonald of the Globe and Mail covers CBC’s launch of the new season:

  • CBC’s ‘new direction’: more drama, reality TV: Public broadcaster pokes fun at its 2006 flops and promises new shows will satisfy ‘changed’ viewers
    “People like to meet characters. They like to fall in love with them, and stay with them for a while. Our goal is to increase the number of people coming to the CBC,” [executive director of network programming Kirstine] Layfield said, adding that in 2006 the network enjoyed its best prime-time season in five years with shows such as Little Mosque on the Prairie, Dragons’ Den, The Rick Mercer Report and Test the Nation: National IQ Test consistently pulling in one million weekly viewers.