Canadian TV Shows from the 60s, 70s, & 80s

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1. The Kids in the Hall (1988–1994)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

The TV series of the Canadian sketch comedy troupe that, more often than not, puts bizarre, unique, and insane twists in their skits.

Stars: Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney

Votes: 8,098

2. Forever Knight (1992–1996)

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

800-year-old vampire Nick Knight quests for redemption as a cop in Toronto, trying to hide his vampiric nature from the rest of the world.

Stars: Geraint Wyn Davies, Catherine Disher, Nigel Bennett, Deborah Duchene

Votes: 2,212

3. Today's Special (1981–1987)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family, Fantasy

The night staff of a major department store explore topics for young viewers.

Stars: Jeff Hyslop, Nerene Virgin, Bob Dermer, Nina Keogh

Votes: 614

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4. My Secret Identity (1988–1991)

25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The adventures of a superpowered teen and his scientist friend.

Stars: Derek McGrath, Jerry O'Connell, Wanda Cannon, Marsha Moreau

Votes: 1,058

5. Street Legal (1987– )

50 min | Drama

The professional and private lives of a group of young, aggressive attorneys in partnership together in Toronto.

Stars: C. David Johnson, Eric Peterson, Cynthia Dale, Julie Khaner

Votes: 191

6. The Beachcombers (1972–2004)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy

The adventures of a professional lumber salvager and his friends in Gibsons, British Columbia.

Stars: Bruno Gerussi, Robert Clothier, Rae Brown, Pat John

Votes: 445

7. You Can't Do That on Television (1979–1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Comedy

Sketch TV by young amateur actors in true classic Nick-style. But whatever you do, never admit that you don't know or ask for water.

Stars: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy

Votes: 1,717

9. Hockey Night in Canada (1952– )

Sport

The premiere Canadian prime time NHL ice hockey telecast program.

Stars: Pat Quinn, Ed Belfour, Jarome Iginla, Markus Näslund

Votes: 235

11. Mr. Dressup (1967–1996)

30 min | Family

An amiable man teaches preschool subjects with his puppet friends with games, songs and the infinite number of costumes inside his tickle trunk.

Stars: Ernie Coombs, Judith Lawrence, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Susan Marcus

Votes: 601

12. The Nature of Things (1960– )

60 min | Documentary

Various science documentaries are presented.

Stars: David Suzuki, Jennifer Gardy, Niobe Thompson, Nicky Guadagni

Votes: 158

13. Degrassi High (1987–1991)

TV-14 | 30 min | Drama, Family, Romance

The lives and trials of students of a city high school.

Stars: Pat Mastroianni, Stefan Brogren, Maureen Deiseach, Angela Deiseach

Votes: 2,494

14. Super Dave (1987–1999)

30 min | Comedy

Battered and abused stuntman Super Dave Osborne gets his own nighttime talk show. In between interviews Osborne, with the help of his partner and promoter, Fuji, performs his classic stunts that never quite seem to go as planned.

Stars: Bob Einstein, Art Irizawa, Don Lake, Mike Walden

Votes: 459

15. The Raccoons (1985–1992)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

The adventures of a family of Raccoons and their friends.

Stars: Michael Magee, Len Carlson, Marvin Goldhar, Bob Dermer

Votes: 1,572

16. Under the Umbrella Tree (1986–1993)

TV-Y | 15 min | Family

Holly and her three puppet roommates teach young children different lessons.

Stars: Stephen Brathwaite, Holly Larocque, Bob Stutt, Noreen Young

Votes: 276

17. The Littlest Hobo (1979–1985)

Adventure, Drama, Family

The wandering adventures of an intelligent German shepherd dog.

Stars: London, Allan Royal, Harvey Atkin, Ted Follows

Votes: 943

19. SCTV (1976–1981)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The staff of Melonville's TV station put on programming that is unique in its own silly way.

Stars: Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Dave Thomas

Votes: 1,905

20. The Friendly Giant (1958–1985)

15 min | Family, Fantasy, Music

In his castle, a giant and his friends tell stories and play music for the young viewers.

Stars: Bob Homme, Rod Coneybeare

Votes: 347

21. Wojeck (1966–1968)

60 min | Drama

A coroner searches for truth and justice with the help of his friends, while trying to hold his family together.

Stars: John Vernon, Patricia Collins, Ted Follows, Carl Banas

Votes: 38

22. The Starlost (1973–1974)

60 min | Sci-Fi

A group of humans must explore a vast starship in order to find the controls to save it from destruction.

Stars: Keir Dullea, Gay Rowan, Robin Ward, William Osler

Votes: 423

23. E.N.G. (1989–1994)

60 min | Drama

The show was based in Toronto, they are a news station that go out filming news worthy stories all the while a romance brewing with the news show director & camera man, Jake.

Stars: Sara Botsford, Mark Humphrey, Art Hindle, Jonathan Welsh

Votes: 148



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