Canadian television is reaching audiences like never before. Original Canadian dramas, comedies, children’s programming and documentaries are winning audiences and rave reviews at home and abroad. Our culture, our stories, ourselves on any screen.
Use this list as your introduction to Canadian TV shows.
Aminata was kidnapped from Africa at 11, transported across the Atlantic and sold as a slave in South Carolina. Now America is fighting for independence from Britain and Aminata is determined to get back home.
Twins Luke and Larry are identical – sort of. Larry’s a real kid – flesh, blood, everything – but Luke is a cartoon and can stretch like Silly Putty. It makes high school weird.
Five 16-year-olds – armed with technology from 41 million years in the future – try to rebuild the earth after a catastrophe wipes out 95% of life.
A band of adventurous young Vikings defies their stay-at-home ruler.
What’s left of a murder mystery when you know the killer and victim right from the start? With that premise, we watch homicide detective Angie Flynn work her way backwards to the guilty party.
An illusionist baffles celebrity guests with expert sleight of hand and an endless bag of tricks designed to fool the eye and leave you guessing at every turn.
A documentary series that takes us on the road with 5 up-and-coming comedians looking to discover who they really are as they try to make it in a super-competitive business.
A documentary showcasing the colourful characters that keep the only surviving strip club in Montreal’s former red-light district alive as the neighbourhood undergoes inevitable gentrification.
Common sense is not a frequent companion to gold fever. Yet if you don’t stay sharp, you might lose everything.
A thrill-ride documentary series that follows rescue workers as they face the dangers and hazardous conditions in a job that requires increasingly specialized training.
New information provides a definitive look at the wide-ranging conspiracy and epic clash of ideologies behind Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination, including the strange links between Gandhi, his assassin and the assassin’s guru.
A remarkable story lies behind the creation of Nunavut. It brings together Canada’s quest for northern sovereignty and Western civilization’s biggest land claim.
For 500 years, a group of Italian priests guarded the largest collection of Leonardo da Vinci’s papers. Now exclusive access to them reveals both the full sweep of his genius and an amazingly modern vision.
A high-school basketball team rebuilds after a devastating crash kills 7 players and the coach’s wife. Against all odds, the ragtag group advances toward the championship.
Badly shaken up after some stunts in a fighter jet, a popular Quebec comedian takes to the stage with a rollicking routine that sends the audience soaring on gales of laughter.
A documentary series focusing on the development of Northern Quebec with all the issues, initiatives, promises and hardships that it entails.