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22 November 1983 (USA) See more »
The staff of Melonville's TV station put on programming that is unique in its own silly way. Full summary »
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Joe Flaherty ... Various (18 episodes, 1983-1984)

Eugene Levy ... Various (18 episodes, 1983-1984)

Andrea Martin ... Various / ... (18 episodes, 1983-1984)

Martin Short ... Various (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
John Hemphill ... Happy Marsden / ... (13 episodes, 1983-1984)

Series Directed by
John Blanchard (18 episodes, 1983-1984)

John Bell (unknown episodes)
George Bloomfield (unknown episodes)
Jim Drake (unknown episodes)
Don McCutcheon (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Dick Blasucci (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Bob Dolman (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
David Flaherty (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Joe Flaherty (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Paul Flaherty (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Eugene Levy (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Andrea Martin (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
John McAndrew (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Martin Short (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Michael Short (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
John Hemphill (12 episodes, 1984)
Doug Steckler (7 episodes, 1984)
Valri Bromfield (6 episodes, 1983-1984)
Judith Kahan (5 episodes, 1983-1984)
Catherine O'Hara (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Dave Thomas (2 episodes, 1983-1984)

Series Produced by
Andrew Alexander .... executive producer / producer (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Charles Allard .... executive producer (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Nancy Geller .... producer (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Doug Holtby .... executive producer / co-executive producer (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Len Stuart .... executive producer / co-executive producer (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Patrick Whitley .... producer (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Nic Wry .... executive producer / co-executive producer (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Valri Bromfield .... producer (6 episodes, 1983-1984)

Don Novello .... producer (unknown episodes)
Len Wry .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Russ Little (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Juul Haalmeyer (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Series Makeup Department
Judi Cooper-Sealy .... hair stylist (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Ivan Lynch .... makeup artist (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Barbara Palmer .... makeup artist (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Robert Palmer .... makeup artist (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Beverly Schechtman .... makeup artist (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Series Production Management
Marc Giacomelli .... post-production supervisor (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Bell .... second unit director (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
David McAree .... assistant director (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Series Art Department
Don Miloyevich .... property master (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Branko Racki .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Hardy .... still photographer (18 episodes, 1983-1984)

Michael McMurray .... best boy (unknown episodes, 1980-1984)
Rick Boston .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Martin Corley .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Simon Dalrymple .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Loris Mattiello .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Rick McVicar .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
John Pashley .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Robin Periana .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Steve Robinson .... on-line editor (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Series Other crew
Dave Proc .... technical coordinator (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Jamie Paul Rock .... floor director (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Nancy Geller .... creative consultant (5 episodes, 1983-1984)

Dan Howard .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Peter Wugalter .... production assistant (unknown episodes)

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Also Known As:
"S.C.T.V." - Canada (English title) (short title)
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45 min (18 episodes)
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The last hurrah for SCTV, 10 June 2000
Author: Raymond Valinoti, Jr. ( from Murray Hill, NJ

When NBC cancelled SCTV NETWORK 90 at the end of the 1982-83 season, the show was picked up by Cinemax for the 1983-84 season. Now called SCTV CHANNEL, the program's time was reduced from an hour and a half to forty-five minutes. The cast was also reduced. There were only four members left- Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, and Martin Short. The absence of John Candy, Rick Moranis, Catherine O'Hara and Dave Thomas created a void in the show that the remaining performers, for all their talent, could not fill. (The void was temporarily filled whenever one of the former cast members guest appeared.) The current cast was supported by John Hemphill, Mary Charlotte Wilcox, and Valri Bromfield but these actors lacked the charisma to erase memories of Candy, et al.

Nevertheless, thanks to the gifted, if truncated, cast and talented writers, the Cinemax show still had moments of satirical brilliance. Among the highlights was a devastating spoof of tabloid television called "Hollywood Dirt Tonite" and a gritty, blood-soaked version of "Harvey" as directed by Martin Scorcese. There were also inspired segments involving long-established characters such a sketch in which a drunken Floyd Robertson (Joe Flaherty) mocks a chagrined Earl Camembert (Eugene Levy) on Earl's last day as SCTV newscaster. Thus, when SCTV was cancelled after one season, it went out on a (relatively) high note. SCTV may never be revived again not only because of John Candy's untimely death but, as Joe Flaherty said, "We will never have that chance again. We will never get that kind of a shot at it."

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