TV Shows

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.

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Oil Change - Overdrive

Oil Change - Overdrive

The Edmonton Oilers hockey franchise is not proud of its poor on-ice performance. Even so, it’s willing to share the story of its struggles from the inside.

Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow

Viewing audiences in every time zone – assisted by live, interactive results – vote for the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.

The Defector: Escape from North Korea

The Defector: Escape from North Korea

How do you escape a tightly controlled dictatorship like North Korea? First you get help. Then you hope for the best. Here’s what can happen.

Less Than Kind

Less Than Kind

A series about a dysfunctional Jewish family in Winnipeg’s fading North End.

When Dreams Take Flight

When Dreams Take Flight

People aren’t birds. Still, that doesn’t stop some people from trying to fly.

Producing Parker

Producing Parker

Daytime talk shows get skewered in this animated series that depicts the outrageous adventures of an overworked and underpaid producer.

Call Me Fitz

Call Me Fitz

A used-car lot sets the stage for this extended, and funny, morality play. It pits a rascally, skirt-chasing salesman (Fitz) against his do-gooder colleague (Larry) who’s determined to be Fitz’s conscience.

About Her

About Her

Humour and candour abound in this portrait of nine women diagnosed with HER2-positive breast cancer – an eloquent shared experience of discovery, treatment and recovery.

The Yard

The Yard

Education, as far as books go, starts in the classroom. But between periods, kids learn about corruption, greed, violence, seduction and betrayal in the schoolyard.

The Next Star

The Next Star

Education, as far as books go, starts in the classroom. But between periods, kids learn about corruption, greed, violence, seduction and betrayal in the schoolyard.

The Debaters

The Debaters

Two comedians debate provocative issues – and lighter topics – in a battle of laughs and logic. A live audience picks the winner in this TV version of CBC’s hit radio show.

The Carbon Rush

The Carbon Rush

Is the messy business of carbon-credit trading really the path to sustainable development?

The Candy Show

The Candy Show

A funky, pink-themed set only hints at Candy Palmater’s audacious comedy. Each take-no-prisoners episode tackles major Aboriginal issues, addresses everyday life and attracts a fascinating mix of guests.

Smarty Plants

Smarty Plants

We rarely give plants a second thought. Look closely, though, because they might have a few thoughts about you.

run run revolution

run run revolution

Out-of-shape students train for the Boston Marathon, spurning fast food and video games.

Mudpit

Mudpit

A live-action band (Mudpit) competes for glory in an animated online game world (Muzika).