Seems that US nets are buying Canadian shows THE LISTENER, SOPHIE and THE BORDER
. That's after the already-announced sale of FLASHPOINT, which raised a bit of a kerfuffle.
What does this mean? First of all, that the nets are not sure how long the strike will go on, and have realized that even if the strike ends tomorrow (Insha'Allah), it will be a while before they can get new stuff produced.
Second, that US nets have decided that at least some Canadian TV series are good enough to air in the US. At any rate, they're better than US reruns. I hope this opens the door to Canadian TV series continuing to air after the strike it over. THE BORDER is pretty good TV.
Labels: guild, strike, WGC
Wow! That was pretty fast! I wonder if they've got some sort of catalogue of Canadian content and are like "hrmmm... I'll take one of these, and one of those and..."?
What's your take on jPod? I tried watching the pilot and, quite frankly, couldn't watch the whole thing. It just seemed way too cliched. The sexy/cool girl, the geeky co-worker, the weird, quirky boss, the stud (with the open shirt) etc. etc. They tried way to hard to make jokes.
They used to show Trailer Park Boys and then they just stopped, I'm not sure why.
I don't know why the networks haven't looked at Canada before.
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