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    Road to Avonlea

    Road to Avonlea

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    CBC (ended 1996)
    Sara Stanley is sent to live with country relatives and has a hard time fitting in with her cousins.

    Hetty King, who Sara starts living with, lives near her brother Alec and his wife Janet and their children Felicity, the perfectionist, Felix, who always has an idea which doesn't go to plan and quiet Cecily who loves the farm.

    Hetty and Alec's younger sister Olivia is a single woman trying to make a career in the world of journalism and falls in love with Jasper, a local inventor.

    Felicity has many ideals, but when Gus arrives in Avonlea he isn't exactly what she is looking for, but he is determined that she is the girl for him.

    Following their success with "Anne of Green Gables," the talented duo of Kevin Sullivan and Trudy Grant set their eyes toward a television series, based on one of Lucy Maud Montgomery's favorite characters, Sara Stanley, The Story Girl.

    Using tales from the books, "The Story Girl," "The Golden Road," "The Chronicles of Avonlea" and "The Further of Chronicles of Avonlea," Sullivan Entertainment created a heartwarming family c TV series. Set against the stunning backdrop of Prince Edward Island, Canada, Road to Avonlea follows the adventures of the King family and the residents in the quaint town of Avonlea at the turn of the 20th century.

    Road to Avonlea first aired in 1990 on Canada's CBC. It was soon picked up by America's Disney Channel, who re-named it "Avonlea." The series ran for seven seasons until 1996, a total of 91 - 1 hour episodes. Since the series end, Sullivan Entertainment has filmed a special reunion movie in 1998, "Happy Christmas Miss King" with many of our favorite Avonlea family members.

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    Emily of New Moon

    Emily of New Moon

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    CBC (ended 2000)
    Based upon the trilogy by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Emily of New Moon follows the life of orphaned Emily Bryd Starr who is sent to live with her stern Aunt Elizabeth and kind Aunt Laura. She becomes friends with Ilse Burnley, whose mother mysteriously vanished when she was a child. Nearby lives Teddy Kent, whose mother is overbearing and to complete the cast of characters is the charming Perry Miller, the chore boy at New Moon. While the TV series is not faithful to the books, it is still good family entertainment. Original Books: Emily of New Moon Emily Climbs Emily's Questmoreless
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    Degrassi High

    Degrassi High

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    CBC (ended 1992)
    Degrassi High is a realistic look at high school life.

    Lyrics to the theme song: Wake up in the morning, got to shake the feeling. I've gotta face a day at school. What's to be afraid of I can ask a question, and maybe even bend the rules.

    I'm seaching for a place where I fit in, there's a way, if I look that I can win. Yeah I can see I'm not alone. I can face the unknown.

    Everybody can succeed, in yourself you must believe. Give it a try. At Degrassi High!
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    Da Vinci's Inquest

    Da Vinci's Inquest

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    CBC (ended 2005)
    Da Vinci's Inquest ran for seven seasons and then was spun-off into: Da Vinci's City Hall. The series revolves around the life of Dominic Da Vinci, coronor of Vancouver, BC, Canada. Follow along as the police investigate the crimes; the medical examiners and coroner investigate & examine the deaths, and conduct their inquests, when needed.moreless
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    Pit Pony

    Pit Pony

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    CBC (ended 2002)
    Welcome to the Pit Pony guide at TV.com. Pit Pony is the story of small-town life on the island of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. It revolves around the lives of the families of the men and boys who work in the coal mines.moreless
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    Northwood

    Northwood

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    CBC (ended 1994)
    This half-hour teen drama series aired on the CBC from 1991 to 1994 and was set in Northwood, British Columbia, near Vancouver. The series originated as a six-part mini-series that followed the suicide of a classmate in the pilot episode, and was originally aired right after Degrassi. Very different from previous Canadian drama series based around teens like the Degrassi series, the show was created by Nick Orchard, famous for his involvement with gritty, hard-core British serials such as Eastenders and Brookside. It was created as the first project of Orchard's Soapbox Productions internationally co-produced with Sveriges Television in Sweden. Although not as well-known as Degrassi, Northwood won numerous awards including the Silver Medal from the New York Festivals, the Award of Excellence from the Alliance for Children & Television, and several Chris Awards. While Degrassi tended to be aimed at the "tween" generation, Northwood's dark storylines and more believable, rounded characters were more aimed at teenagers and young adults. The series was critically acclaimed during its first run for it's frank and open portrayal of controversial issues like teen prostitution, drug abuse, teen pregnancy, sexual abuse, and alcoholism. Several of the series' stars went on fame, including Lochlyn Munro who guest-starred on a number of American shows like Charmed and co-starred in Scary Movie, and Deanna Milligan who has appeared in numerous North American television shows and films. Special thanks to Nick Orchard of Soapbox Productions & TV Guide Canada for all source materials generously provided in compiling this show guide.moreless
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    Wojeck

    Wojeck

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    CBC (ended 1966)
    Welcome to the Wojeck guide at TV.com. Wojeck premiered as an episode of Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre in the episode Tell Them The Streets are Dancing. Based on the exploits of real-life Toronto coronor Dr. Morton Shulman, Dr. Steve Wojeck was a medical examiner and tireless crusader against drug abuse, elderly abuse, police abuse, auto safety, Indian abuse, industrial abuse, etc. In short, a Canadian version of Quincy, M.E. that predated that show by a decade. One of the CBC's first dramas, the series was widely acclaimed for its direct and sometimes harsh exploration of contemporary social issues. Wojeck himself was a stalwart, quiet man driven to outrage over the injustice he confronted. He was supported by his wife Marty and his children Steve and Judy, and they dealt with many normal family issues of the day. After two seasons the show was cancelled due to a combination of factors: the writers and producers ran out of ideas, they were unable to find a U.S. buyer for the series, and Shulman himself withdrew his support since the show ran advertising for Chrysler. Later, the series was "completed" with a 1992 TV movie, Wojeck: Out of the Fire, which had Wojeck return to Toronto on a search for a baby killer and to reconcile with his now ex-wife Marty. Despite its early cancellation, the show's art, direction, and writing remain a tribute to the talent of the time.moreless
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    Riverdale

    Riverdale

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    CBC (ended 2000)
    Canadian soap opera
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    The Valour and the Horror

    The Valour and the Horror

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    CBC
    The Valour and the Horror is a docu-drama telling the unvarnished story of World War II, focusing on three major battles: Hong Kong, Nuremberg, and Normandy.