Resuscitation of the acclaimed 1996-97 series that picks up nearly a decade later. We again follow the exploits of George Findlay in this biting satire of the day-to-day operations of the mainstream news media.

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Ken Finkleman
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ken Finkleman Ken Finkleman ...  George Findlay 32 episodes, 1996-2005
Peter Keleghan ...  Jim Walcott 29 episodes, 1996-2005
Karen Hines ...  Karen 25 episodes, 1997-2005
Matt Watts Matt Watts ...  Matt 19 episodes, 2003-2005
Douglas Bell Douglas Bell ...  Allen 18 episodes, 2003-2005
Mark Farrell Mark Farrell ...  Mark 13 episodes, 1996-1997
Jody Racicot ...  Alex 13 episodes, 2003-2004
Tanya Allen ...  Audrey 13 episodes, 1996-1997
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In a Toronto TV station, the newsroom is headed by a ratings freak. There is nothing George won't do! He is surrounded by a self-absorbed news anchor man who is as dumb as they come, a grungy trainee, and a couple of more down-to-earth producers. The cast is helped by famous guest stars each week who try not to get between George and his bran muffins. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Country:

Canada

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English

Release Date:

21 October 1996 (Canada) See more »

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Híradósok See more »

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(The Campaign)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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In a 2016 interview with Stephen Colbert, actor John Slattery revealed he was up for the part of George Findlay for a US-based production of this show, and was almost cast, but at the last minute the producers decided to go with a then-unknown Stephen Colbert. The US show was never actually produced. See more »

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George Findlay: The entire muffin industry in this country is a joke.
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Followed by Escape from the Newsroom (2002) See more »

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This show is pretty great
3 May 2007 | by DefLowdSee all my reviews

This show was excellent and had me until the completely unnecessary and bizarre 8 and a half homage (the three episodes called the meltdown). The entire purpose of which seemed to be to allow finkelman to pretend to be the main character from the movie. Which was hopelessly self-indulgent ("which was the point! get it?!") and devoid of anything interesting to say.

Before that though the show lays the blueprint for one camera office politics satire which both the British and American Office have utilized (if not totally ripped off). The show features some of the best writing I've ever seen on Television, incredibly sophisticated and never broad, it still manages to be hilarious.

8.5 out of 10 (get it?)


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