In his June 12, 2011 blog posting for the Edmonton Sun, Marty Forbes posted his take on the fall programming for Alberta television stations: Global big guy Tim Spelliscy tells us: “The highlight for us will be the Sunday Morning News. We’ll be there September 11th with a two- hour local news show, 8-10 a.m., plus we are adding an hour to Saturday morning moving back to a 7 a.m. start. So we’ll be there with morning news 7 days a week … plus 43 total hours of local news a week.”
Over at CTV this update:
“We are expanding our local news operations significantly this fall, said Lloyd Lewis, vice president and general manager, CTV Edmonton. “With 3.5 hours of local news weekday mornings and another hour starting in the afternoon at 5, this represents a massive addition to local television in this city. It’s the largest expansion we have undertaken in decades. To say we’re excited about this is an understatement.”
Over at CITY TV, which holds their gathering this evening, GM Richard Hiron is proud to announce:
“We have some hilarious new comedies called 2 Broke Girls, New Girl, Suburgatory, Last Man Standing, as well as two new shows called Raising Hope and The Middle. Also Canada’s got Talent and Secret Millionaire Canada are on their way to CITY TV.”
Finally at the Mother Corp, CBC, several new shows are on board and I’m looking forward to Mr. Dee — a new comedy featuring Gerry Dee, a great talented comedian who used to actually rent my brother’s basement suite in Toronto when he was a teacher. (He ‘plays’ a teacher in the show so it’s not much of a stretch). Gerry made it to the final few of Last Comic Standing a few years back and appears in Edmonton a couple of times a year.