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Colin Mochrie Talks Hosting ‘All You Need Is Love’ Fundraiser In Support Of Transgender Daughter

  • ET Canada
It’s a famous Beatles song – released 50 years ago – with a simple message that still holds true today: all you need is love. For comedian Colin Mochrie and his wife Debra McGrath, those five words have shaped their new venture. The family of three joined Et Canada’s Sangita Patel during Tiff to talk […]
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‘Whose Line’ Star Colin Mochrie Supports Transgender Daughter On Twitter

Colin Mochrie has taken to Twitter to criticize intolerance of transgender people, revealing that he and wife Deb McGrath are the parents of a trans daughter. “My 90-year-old mother-in-law and 87-year-old mother[‘s] love and acceptance of our trans daughter warms me,” the Canadian “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” star shared on Twitter, adding: “Wonder why […]
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Little Mosque on the Prairie

Network: CBC in Canada, Hulu in the Us

Episodes: 90 (hour) + one special

Seasons: Six

TV show dates: January 9, 2009 -- April 2, 2012

Series status: Ended

Performers include: Zaib Shaikh, Carlo Rota, Sheila McCarthy, Sitara Hewitt, Manoj Sood, Arlene Duncan, Debra McGrath, Derek McGrath, Brandon Firla, and Neil Crone.

TV show description:

As this comedic series begins, a small Muslim community in the fictional prairie town of Mercy, Saskatchewan (population 14,000) finally gets its own mosque. The only problem is that it's in a church and some of the local residents become irrationally alarmed.

The mosque's new Imam, Amaar Rashid (Zaib Shaikh), arrives from the big city to smooth things over. Unfortunately, his easy charm and progressive ways do little to convince the locals that Muslims aren't simply a bunch of terrorists.
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Guest Stars Confirmed for Tomorrow On 'The Ron James Show'

The Canadian TV network CBC confirmed that Devon Bostick (Adoration), Debra McGrath (Little Mosque on the Prairie), Eric Peterson (Corner Gas) and Patrick McKenna (The Red Green Show) will guest star tomorrow in The Ron James Show.

In the fifth episode, Canadian comedian Ron James talks about our rapidly changing world, is at a moral loggerhead with his son and thinks about a possible bailout plan for Canada. Moreover, there's a segment of the show that will be devoted to the industry of oil and cowboys in Alberta.

The Ron James Show is broadcasted on Friday nights at 8 Pm (8:30 Pm Nt) on CBC.
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NBCU, Canwest to co-produce 'Combat'

NBCU, Canwest to co-produce 'Combat'
Toronto -- NBC Universal has joined with Canwest Global Communications Corp. to co-produce the Canadian medical procedural "Combat Hospital" from indie producer Sienna Films for Global Television.

The drama about a military field hospital in Afghanistan manned by doctors and nurses from around the world and serving injured coalition troops and Afghan civilians is part of an expanding homegrown scripted slate from Canwest Global that includes an eight-episode order for "Single White Spenny" from Breakthrough Films & Television for its Showcase cable channel.

"Combat Hospital" is executive produced by Simon Vaughan of Lookout Films. Vaughan helped finance the CBS/CTV drama "Flashpoint" while with Alchemy TV.

The medical drama is set for delivery in November 2010.

Canwest Global and NBC Universal earlier co-produced the Howie Mandel-starring hidden camera reality series "Howie Does It."

The Canadian broadcaster is also a keen buyer of U.S. series from NBC Universal Domestic Television for its Canadian schedule.
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[News] Production Begins for 'Little Mosque on the Prairie'

Although CBC, a Canadian public TV network, didn't make any announcement, the fifth season of Little Mosque on the Prairie, a sitcom, begins production today in Ontario.

This show follows Amaar Rashid (Zaib Shaikh), a young and "liberal" Muslim imam from Toronto. He decides to go live in a small town of the Canadian Prairies (hello stereotypes!) where a small Muslim community coexists with "white" (if you know what I mean) people. Besides, it appears that the town's mayor (Debra McGrath) and one of her councillors (Sheila McCarthy), are so in favour of Canada's multiculturalism policy, which isn't an immigration policy in case you're too dumb to know.

The show also stars Carlo Rota, Sitara Hewitt, Brandon Firla, Neil Crone, Stephen Lobo and Arlene Duncan.

Finally, it appears that Little Mosque on the Prairie will premiere on CBC this fall.

Omdc: Productions Currently Shooting in Ontario as of May 7, 2010
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