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SCTV Network 

SCTV Network 90 (original title)
TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1981–1983)
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Comedy parody about TV.

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Andrew Alexander
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1983   1982   1981  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
John Candy ...  Various / ... 39 episodes, 1981-1983
Joe Flaherty ...  Various / ... 39 episodes, 1981-1983
Eugene Levy ...  Various / ... 39 episodes, 1981-1983
Andrea Martin ...  Various / ... 39 episodes, 1981-1983
Catherine O'Hara ...  Various / ... 29 episodes, 1981-1983
Rick Moranis ...  Various / ... 27 episodes, 1981-1982
Dave Thomas ...  Various / ... 27 episodes, 1981-1982
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Comedy parody about TV.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

SCTV Comedy Network See more »

Filming Locations:

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

To differentiate the show from Saturday Night Live (1975), the writer/performers decided to integrate musical guests into the plots of the episodes. The Fishin' Musician sketch was created as a way to highlight the musical guests if no other sketch was available. While some of the musical acts were chosen by the network, cast members asked for their own guests. For example, Eugene Levy and Dave Thomas requested Roy Orbison and Tony Bennett respectively - both of whom were at a relative low point in their career. See more »

Alternate Versions

The NBC syndication version of SCTV was edited and repackaged to fit in with the original half-hour shows in syndication. The original opening sequences do not air in the syndicated reruns, but rather a new composite using the cast photos from cycle 3 with the "malfunctioning equipment" from cycle one, as well as various clips from throughout the syndication, NBC and Cinemax shows for each actor. New syndication package: The version currently running on TV features quite a few music substitutions. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Five Bullets, Five Names (2015) See more »

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Off Broadway
Performed by George Benson
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Wonderful, Classic Comedy
1 July 2003 | by donjeffriesSee all my reviews

SCTV was always a great show, but during the brief rein of "Network 90," the series really hit its stride. Mired in an awful time slot (12:30 a.m., just after the "Tonight Show"), it nonetheless built a loyal audience. The ensemble cast of "Network 90" was SCTV's strongest, especially for the handful of brilliant shows when Martin Short first joined the cast, and Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis hadn't left yet. All cast members perfected stunning imitations of noted celebrities, but most people probably recall the original characters even more fondly. Dr. Tongue, Count Floyd, Lola Heatherton, Sammy Maudlin and every member of "Pre-Teen World" and "Five Neat Guys" are some of my favorites. I'd love to see a great box release of SCTV's best on DVD.


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