What’s That Whistling Sound….
It could be one of two things the sound of CBC TV’s ratings plummeting or it could be the sound of the the IQs of Canadian TV watchers reaching new lows. The CBC announced its fall lineup and it’s a strange mixture of mainstream trends that the CBC resists (more reality tv, quiz shows) and giant national projects meant to unify Canadians in front of their TVs (Hockey: A People’s History).
The CBC will try to siphon off viewers from Canadian Idol with The Canadian One, a reality show from the UK that had talent singing as well as living together, oooh can’t wait for the divas to just pop out of the woodwork. George Stroumboulopoulos will be appearing on the main network at 11pm, and the CBC will be trying to create cross-generational programming that families can watch together. How will they do this? A quiz show, Wendy Mesley playing consumer advocate, and a show about business financing…
There are a few things we’ll be happy to see. Hockey: A People’s History, tons and tons of documentaries, and a kids cartoon series based on Pierre Berton’s The Secret World of Og!