The Jane Show

Global (ended 2007)


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The Jane Show

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Billed as The Office meets Sex and the City. Produced by Shaftesbury Films, the new, half-hour Canadian comedy stars Second City alumnus Teresa Pavlinek as Jane, an ordinary office worker on some not-so-ordinary adventures. Patricia Zentilli stars as Jane's too-perfect best friend Susan, and together they deal with issues many women can relate to, including dating, job stress, love, and their oddball coworkers.

The Jane Show had its original pilot on Wednesday 15 Dec 2004 on Global Television. Afterwards, the show was retooled and largely recast. A new 13 episode season premiered on Thursday 1 June 2006.

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  • This show is just so Canadian it hurts!

    Everything about this show barks Canadian television. What is nice is the way that Global has put its muscle behind this show and is pushing the Canadian content.

    There are elements of "The Office" in this show, especially the quirky characters. However this is not "The Office" with a mockumentary style, it is strictly a sitcom.

    The Jane character comes across well. She is lovable and believable. You really have to root for her as she stumbles through life. Her friend Susan is a characature of a person. She is needy and too eager to please. Carey is played very well - especially in the bowling episode. The boss is also played very well, as the character comes across as a true power hungry nut-bar which is very amusing.

    The other characters, Iggy and Walton, sometimes seemed forced and overdone, which is unfortunate. The actors that play these characters are very talented, however something is missing in the brew. Maybe they will get it together as the season continues.

    All I know is that Teresa Pavlinik is very talented and she should have some sort of vehicle to carry her talent to Canadian homes on a regular basis.

    Again, it is nice to see some Canadian content on the small screen. If you read some of the reviews, what Global is really looking for is it's own "Corner Gas" in this series. Do they have it? Time will tell - and we have 13 episodes between now and August to see whether it works or not.

  • Terrible terrible terrible

    This show was just painful to watch because it was so terrible, terrible, terrible. The actress in it in the lead role of Jane was not bad but the other characters were all so bad and the show was just stupid, very predictable with the stories every week and the show went nowhere with real bad jokes and I do not think I laughed even one time watching this show and I had to see probably at least 10 episodes of it over all. I am glad this show is gone because it was so bad sorry just trying to get to 100 words.moreless
  • Ugh
    I hated this show, it was so bad it was like torture.
  • Season 3
    Will there be a Season 3?   I am willing to bet that the producers are willing to go another season.  The question si more alon...
  • Why did Walton go to Iraq?
    Yeah, I know he went there to sell liquor to Iraqiis. (a silly notion to say the least) But does anyone else think that the show ...
  • Promotion of this show?
    If anyone has a sighting of promotion for this show let us know!  I have a theory that promotion of this show is very weak.  Is ...
  • Season Two coming
    The first episode of the second season of The Jane Show should roll out in early February. Exact time to follow.

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