Mr. D

SeedNew City comedy Seed is leading the TV nominations for the 2013 Canadian Comedy Awards.

Seed picked up five nominations including best TV show and three for best writing.

Not far behind is CBC’s Mr. D, which has picked up four nominations including best TV show and acting nods for Naomi Snieckus and Mark Little. Continue reading »

After the first season debuted to nearly 1.3 million viewers, CBC-TV’s hilarious breakout comedy Mr. D returns for its second season on Monday nights, beginning January 7 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT).

Mr. D centers around an under-qualified teacher trying to fake his way through a teaching job just as he fakes his way through life. Canadian comedian and actor, Russell Peters, is set to guest star in the first episode of the season.

The show stars stand-up comedian Gerry Dee as the inexperienced and smug Mr. Duncan, who enters his second year of teaching at the prestigious private school, Xavier Academy. His teaching style hasn’t gotten any better and his ego hasn’t gotten any smaller. The staff and students of Xavier will be confused and entertained as they will once again become embroiled in his antics throughout the school year. Continue reading »

CBC today announced its 2013 winter broadcast season, showcasing a brand new Canadian one-hour crime drama and a roster of home grown hits.

With buzz-worthy new programming and some fresh new faces, combined with and a strong slate of established Canadian favourites, CBC Television offers a dynamic and entertaining line-up this winter season.

New this season is the hour-long crime procedural drama, Cracked. Inspired by real life experiences of frontline police officers and mental-health workers, Cracked premieres Tuesday, January 8 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC Television. Continue reading »

CBC Television is celebrating its most successful season premiere week ever, with a number of new and returning CBC comedy, drama, unscripted and current affairs programs winning their time blocks – and several with audiences of more than one million viewers.

“This record-setting week is a testament to great programming made for – and made by – Canadians,” said Kirstine Stewart, CBC Executive Vice-President, English Services. “At CBC, we’d like to thank our partners for creating such amazing hit shows, and we thank Canadians for choosing to watch them.”

On four different occasions, CBC’s Canadian programs won their time blocks over U.S.-produced content (MARKETPLACE, the fifth estate, MR. D and DRAGONS’ DEN). REPUBLIC OF DOYLE placed second in its time block just behind the People’s Choice Awards while HEARTLAND came behind only the NFL Playoffs.


Among the ratings highlights:


CBC’s new action/adventure drama ARCTIC AIR won the largest audience for the premiere of a new drama series in 20 years, with total viewership of 1.05 million.

New comedy MR. D premiered to 1.23 million viewers – the largest for a comedy since the debut of LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE in January, 2007.

Five shows captured audiences well over the one million mark – MARKETPLACE, MR. D, ARCTIC AIR, DRAGONS’ DEN and REPUBLIC OF DOYLE – while four others notched audiences of more than three-quarters of a million (the fifth estate, HEARTLAND, REDEMPTION INC and THE RICK MERCER REPORT.)

(All data from Bureau of Broadcast Measurement (BBM)).