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SCTV Channel

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Welcome to the SCTV Channel guide at tv.com. This show was a continuation of "SCTV Network 90," which was cancelled after two seasons on NBC. The same cast from the final season of "Network" (with the exception of John Candy) appears on this 45-minute sketch comedy series. It all starts when "SCTV" mastermind Guy Cabellaro announces that he's turning his station into a pay cable channel. The results are amusing, as the same dry humor and wacky characters that made the old SCTV Network so great continued to thrive. Unfortunately, the show was too expensive to produce for Cinemax's tastes and it was cancelled after one year. Joining returning cast members Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, and Martin Short were featured players Mary-Charlotte Wilcox (who joined the cast late in the second year on NBC) and writers John Hemphill and Michael Short. Former cast members Dave Thomas and Catherine O'Hara also made sporadic guest appearances.
Andrea Martin

Andrea Martin

Edith Prickley/Edna Boil/Various

Eugene Levy

Eugene Levy

Earl Canembert/Bobby Bittman/Alex Trebel/Various

Joe Flaherty

Joe Flaherty

Count Floyd Robertson/Guy Caballero/Sammy Maudlin/Alan Alda/Various

Martin Short

Martin Short

Ed Grimley/Jackie Rogers, Jr/Irving Cohen/Various

John Hemphill

John Hemphill

Happy Marsden/Tommy Lasorda/Various

Mary Charlotte Wilcox

Mary Charlotte Wilcox

Idella Voudry/Various

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  • The end of an era

    8.0
    "SCTV Channel" was the third and final chapter in the long and winding saga of the influential Canadian sketch-comedy show. After being sacked by NBC, Melonville's finest found refuge at Cinemax, where they tied up loose ends while continuing to provide great sketch comedy. Though this is arguably SCTV's weakest season, there are several highlights, including the loopy Western serial "Six Gun Justice" and lengthy spoofs of "Oliver Twist," "It's a Wonderful Life," and "2001: A Space Odyssey." Though this particular series has yet to receive a DVD release, the NBC years are available in stores, so make sure to buy one of the sets and see what all the hype was about.moreless
  • A great and influential comedy tv show.

    10
    A great and classic SNL like variety comedy series. This was another really funy show. I have tried to describe an episode that I would really like to see again. I'm not sure which version of the show it was from. There apear to be severl more than I even knew of. I guess that's because a lot of them were only shown in Canada. I just remember two of the cast members were parents of a child that they wanted to get rid of and they kept him in a cage. it was a very , very funny episode. If you have any information on it, please give me a PM. It had some things that were pretty racey for TV especially back then. I'm not sure if anyone would broadcast the series today since everyone is trying to be so PC.moreless
  • SCTV is one of the funniest shows ever. If you're like me - pissed that TV Land took it off - sign my petition at http://www.petitiononline.com/sctv2006/petition.html

    10
    SCTV was one of the funniest shows ever. The entire cast is stellar, the writing is great, it's an amazing show. I can't even think of a particular favorite sketch, because everything they did was so hilarious.



    Earlier this year TV Land pulled the plugs on the reruns, which is absolutely ludicrous. If you want to get it back, sign my petition at http://www.petitiononline.com/sctv2006/petition.html



  • I love sctv!

    10
    SCTV is so funny! Me and my mom watch it whenever it's on tvland and we have rented all their dvd's!

    I think the characters they can do are simply amazing! Although, I have to say, perini scleroso was one of my favorites.If your looking for a good comedy, this one's definately a classic!
  • need help - funniest SCTV moments?
    Hi, I'm working on a television special for the Fox Network which will focus on the funniest moments that have been broadcast on T...
    05/15/09
    8
  • The SCTV Franchise
    I am curious about the show in its format. I know the early years 76-81 were 30 minutes. Then in 1981, it ran on NBC for two years...
    08/18/07
    7
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