Second City or Second Country?: The Question of Canadian Identity in SCTV’s Transcultural Text

Author(s): Erin Hanna



Take off, eh?
When SCTV began broadcasting its programming day on September 21, 1976, Canadian viewers were introduced to a new brand of television satire that would develop and grow with the show for its eight-year run. Between 1976 and 1984, SCTV moved from a local Canadian television station, to North American syndication, to American network television and, finally, to pay-TV. The show was composed of a series of sketches woven together with recurring characters and behind-the-scenes narratives about the machinations of a fictional television network called SCTV.

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Publication Information:

Name of Periodical: CineAction

Issue Number: 78

Year of Publication: 2009