Little Mosque on the Prairie (2007–2012)

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A satirical look at a Muslim community living in Canada.

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Series cast summary:
Zaib Shaikh ...
 Amaar Rashid (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Rayyan Hamoudi (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
Debra McGrath ...
 Mayor Ann Popowicz (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Baber Siddiqui (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
Neil Crone ...
 Fred Tupper (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
Arlene Duncan ...
 Fatima Dinssa (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Sarah Hamoudi / ... (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Yasir Hamoudi (69 episodes, 2007-2011)
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 Reverend Duncan Magee (52 episodes, 2007-2011)
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 Mercy Resident / ... (50 episodes, 2007-2010)
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 Reverend William Thorne (43 episodes, 2009-2012)
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The location is Mercy Saskatchewan, a small town in the Canadian prairies. A small but devout community of Muslims has settled there, headed by community leader Yasir Hamoudi, a local building contractor. He is married to Sarah, a Caucasian ex-Christian who has converted to Islam for her husband. Their adult daughter, Rayyan, is a feminist Muslim doctor. The religious leader of the Muslim community - the Imam - is Amaar Rashid, a young, Canadian-born ex-lawyer from Toronto, who came to Mercy to replace Baber Siddiqui, who was deemed too extreme by many in the Mercy Muslim community. The local diner is run by Fatima Dinssa, a Nigerian Muslim who is strict about her religion but more liberal in her cultural values. The Muslims in Mercy are co-existing with their Christian neighbors, sometimes harmoniously, sometimes not. Reverend Duncan Magee welcomes his Muslim neighbors, especially if they enhance the social and economic fabric of the community and his parish. Likewise, Mayor Ann ... Written by Huggo

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9 January 2007 (Canada)  »

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When the series finale aired in April 2012 the CBC negotiated distribution deals in 92 foreign countries including Israel. Ironically, at that time, it did not air on any television outlet within the United States; Canada's next door neighbor. It has now been made available streaming over the Internet, for American customers, on the Hulu network. See more »

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Lame
30 July 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Little Mosque on the Prairie surprises me, but only because I can't believe it's still on the air. The only reason this is on TV because of all the hype it got, I can't remember the last time CBC pumped up a show and ran so many ads for a show as it did for Little Mosque on the Prairie. And adding to the hype was the big "controversy" about how the CBC would present Muslim Canadians in a TV comedy. Oooooooo! Have you seen it? So controversial! I can't believe it's still on the air because it's so controversial and edgy, like most CBC shows. No wait, like most pathetic CBC comedies (Air Farce and pretty much everything since Kids in the Hall except Twitch City and This Is Wonderland which they canceled for some unknown reason, probably because it was actually good), it is completely generic, inoffensive to absolutely everyone, and completely unfunny. Little Mosque on the Prairie should be put down like the lame duck that it is.


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