The Top 25 Canadian TV Shows Of All Time?

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The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television asked a panel of television experts for the top 25 shows of the last 25 years before fans voted. The list was put together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gemini Awards (at which The CBC won 38!).

What follows is the final list. The first thing that leaps to the fore is that the large majority of these shows are no longer on. The second thing that jumps out is that Holmes On Homes beat The Friendly Giant!

What the??!?!

Granted, I've never actually watched Holmes On Homes, but I can't imagine that it could be better than a recorder playing giant who hangs out with a bagged rooster, a giraffe, and some wicked musical jazz cats. There's just no way.

Here's the list:

1. Degrassi (1980 - Present).
2. Flashpoint (2008 - Present)
3. Mr. Dressup (1967 - 1996)
4. Anne of Green Gables(1985)
5. Durham County (2007 - Present)
6. Holmes on Homes (2001 - Present)
7. Due South (1994 - 1999)
8. Being Erica (2008 - Present)
9. Corner Gas (2004 - 2009)
10, The Friendly Giant (1958 - 1985)
11. The Beachcombers (1972 - 1990)
12. Trailer Park Boys (2001 - 2008)
13. The Kids in the Hall (1988 - 1994)
14. The Rick Mercer Report (2004 - Present)
15. North of 60 (1992 - 1998)
16. This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992 - 2008)
17. Wayne and Shuster (1954 - 1990)
18. Made in Canada (1998 - 2002)
19. Slings and Arrows (2003 - 2006)
20. Da Vinci's Inquest (1998 - 2005)
21. Codco (1986 - 1992)
22. The Nature of Things (1960 - Present)
23. Traders (1996 - 2000)
24. The New Music (1979 - 2008)
25. The Newsroom (1996 - 1997, 2004 - 2005)

~Craig 

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