Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Toronto, Canada
Let the sun shine in and Face it with a grin
The only mystery is how Murdoch Mysteries stays on the air and now it will soon be shown on yet another channel to be ignored on. The fact that it airs in other countries and is apparently enjoyed by many intelligent people, still leaves me at a loss for words. Although I've never watched more than 4 consecutive minutes of the show, it's only because I started to realize that watching Yoga on PBS is more interesting.
Perhaps the F/X TV series could also be picked up as additional Canadian content and eventually fill the entire 20% of the Cancon requirement.
Always Sunny... Season 5 is currently airing on Showcase (Aug 15th is next airdate), and Seasons 1, 2 and 3 are airing on Bite TV. Not sure who has the rights to season 4.
Season 6 of Always Sunny... has already aired in the US, but if FX Canada lets Showcase broadcast the 12 episodes of Season 6 (1 new episode a week) after the remaining 4 episodes of Season 5 are aired, that will take them to December 8th or thereabouts. FX Canada can then take over for Season 7 of Always Sunny in Philadelphia while it's snowing here in December, or perhaps wait until later in 2012 when it's Hot in Cleveland (Betty White is smokin' hot for a Golden Girl).
Shaw should start a Canadian version of the USA Network. It would of course be called USA Canada, and could eventually begin to air older shows from the UK that both BBC Canada and BBC America didn't want anything to do with. The new channel could later apply to the CRTC for a format change to focus on UK programming and become BBC Canada 2.