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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-season_replacement

In American and Canadian television, a mid-season replacement is a television series that premieres in the second half of the traditional television season, usually between January and May.

Mid-season replacements usually take place after a show that was in the fall schedule was canceled or put on hiatus, or a program had a shortened season for some other reason which resulted in a time slot that needed filling.
 

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It's nice to see Canada trying its own version of The People's Couch. I'm expecting it to be garbage, but I hope they at least comment on some of the Canadian content that the other International versions ignore. If the series features ONLY Bell Media content (why would they promote other content?), it will be less interesting to me.

Fingers crossed that it doesn't suck.
 

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I know quite a few people around here don't like to get invested in a series if they think it may get cancelled (i'm not one of them ) but for those who are The Smoke is a one season series only (8 episodes) It was not renewed .
 

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The People's Couch -- Canadian version

The Canadian version of The People's Couch was bad, but at least it featured Rookie Blue (which is a Shaw Media series).

http://www.bravo.ca/shows/peoplescouch?vid=393920
[The People's Couch Canada S1 Episode 1 - free stream]

The American version expanded to an hour, but the Canadian version is only 30 minutes (including commercials).

Six shows (all reality-tv crap, other than Rookie Blue) were covered in the first episode, but I only paid close attention to the Rookie Blue and Keeping Up With the Kardashians couch comments.

Since I don't find these Canadian couch families/friends to be that interesting or funny, I'm only curious to see what shows will be featured each week.

The American version's first season also had some boring couch families/friends, but the Canadian version seems to only have boring couch participants. I'd replace them all (if there is a second season), and also fix the annoying editing (quick and jarring; though it could be because the couch folks have nothing original or funny to say).

Edit: Only Six (not 7) shows were featured ... I quickly checked the Bravo.ca stream.
 

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CANDIDLY NICOLE premieres Thursday, July 22 on M3

Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humour to M3 with the new, exclusive reality series CANDIDLY NICOLE, premiering Thursday, July 22 at 9 p.m. ET. with eight, half-hour episodes.

Full Press Release.
 

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Candidly Nicole ... Suddenly pulled from the E! Canada schedule and moved to M3

That's weird! Candidly Nicole was set to premiere on E! Canada tomorrow (same day as the VH1 premiere - the pilot episode can be streamed on the VH1 website), but I assume that Bell has decided to move the series to M3. I think it's a better fit for E! Canada, but I guess Bell knows best. :confused:

The E! Canada, YouTube promo for Candidly Nicole was recently removed by Bell, so I assume that confirms the switch to M3?

http://www.bellmediapr.ca/Network/E/Press/Candidly-Nicole-Summer-Release-
[previous Candidly Nicole, E! Canada press release]
 

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SHARK WEEK - August 10-16 on Discovery

SHARK WEEK Takes Another Bite Out of Summer, August 10-16 on Discovery

Discovery Canada’s 19th annual fin-fest to air a staggering 42 hours of “Shark Week 2014” content, including prime time line-up airing day-and-date with Discovery U.S. See the press release for full details.

For the first time in network history, DAILY PLANET joins “Shark Week 2014”. Premiering Monday, August 11 through Friday, August 15 at 7 p.m. ET, Canada’s favourite science program returns early from hiatus for five special “Shark Week” episodes – featuring dozens of original Canadian “Shark Week” stories and content. See press release #2.
 

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I've must admit that I've never understood the viewing public's preoccupation with sharks but I do admit it that has paid off handsomely for Discovery. This must be the most successful week for Discovery in the whole year.
 

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Season 5 of MY CAT FROM HELL Friday, August 22 on Animal Planet

Season 5 of MY CAT FROM HELL premieres Friday, August 22 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT on Animal Planet with 18 all-new episodes.

Programming note: MY CAT FROM HELL theme week begins Monday, August 18 with encore presentations from Season 3 and Season 4 airing Monday - Thursday at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT on Animal Planet.

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Discovery Channel Canada

Discovery’s DAILY PLANET returns for a landmark 20th season with its inaugural “Extreme Machines” Week, beginning Monday, August 25 at 7 p.m. ET through Friday, August 29.

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Original Canadian series DON’T DRIVE HERE returns to Discovery on Monday, August 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT with 6 one-hour episodes.

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"Don't Drive ..." was funny for one week and then became boringly repetitious. I'm surprised there will be a second season. The series seems scripted with too many contrived situations to exaggerate the driving hazards and make the locals look crazy.

Interestingly I met an Indian driver last year while in Delhi who told me that he found Canada (Toronto) to be a horrible place to drive. He cited the 401 as his scariest example. That helped to put it all into perspective. i.e. It all depends on what conditions you are accustomed to.
 

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M3 August premieres

Wednesday, August 20 at 9 p.m. – FRANKLIN & BASH – *Season 4 Premiere*
 

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Luka Magnotta documentary airs on Investigation Discovery

SEX, FAME AND MURDER, a documentary on the life of Luka Magnotta, premieres on Investigation Discovery Wednesday, August 27 at 10 p.m. ET/11 p.m. PT and repeats Sunday, September 14 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT.

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This is the new season of Franklin and Bash . So bell has moved them from Bravo to M3 .
They seem to be giving M3 a fair bit of consideration with new series like Smoke , signed Sealed and delivered, airing episodes of Reign first and now this .
 

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August Premieres on E!

All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit eonline.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Sunday, Aug.3, 10 p.m. – #RICHKIDS OF BEVERLY HILLS – *Season 2 Premiere*
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 9 p.m. – TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY: DUCK DYNASTY – *Special Premiere*
Tuesday, Aug.12, 9 p.m. – SECRET SOCIETIES OF HOLLYWOOD: FADS & FETISHES – *Special Premiere*
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 9 p.m. – SECRET SOCIETIES OF HOLLWOOD: PURSUIT OF PERFECTION – *Special Premiere*
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 11 p.m. – A-LIST LISTINGS – *Special Premiere*

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