Global Television Network

Falcon Beach

Global launched this steamy young adult series January 5, 2006.  The story of Falcon Beach centred on a group of local and vacationing young men and women, sharing three months together in a waterfront community on the shores of fictional “Lake Winnipeg”.  It was about the townies who work and grew up there, the visitors escaping their city lives, and the clashes and relationships that result, all wrapped up in the romance of summer.  Hook-ups, break-ups, heartaches and heart thro

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Deal Or No Deal Canada

One of the most popular game shows on North American TV at the time, Deal or No Deal was hosted by Canadian Howie Mandel and aired in Canada on Global Television.  The show gave contestants a chance to win up to $1 million by choosing one of 26 briefcases.  Each case was numbered and held by a model.  The contestant would then choose more cases, opened one at a time, each revealing an amount of money from one cent to one million which would take that amount out

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Office Temps

This 10-part reality series, which began airing in the summer of 2005, subjected unsuspecting office temporary workers to ridiculous office scenarios.  Each week, newly hired temps showed up for work at various locales, believing they were starting a real job.  But it was all a hoax.  Everyone on staff was actually an actor with a basic script to act out, the more outrageous the better.  They were ready to create chaos for the new hires and see how they handled it.  In the debut, two temps showed up at the bogus Death Skul Records only to find extreme office antics unfolding and phone lines

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Last Chance for Romance

Hosted by Global’s Cheryl Hickey, Last Chance for Romance was a documentary series, produced by Frantic Films, which profiled couples experiencing relationship problems. Filmed at a five-star Sandals resort in the Caribbean, couples worked with one of Canada’s leading therapists, Joe Rich, on dealing with their problems and trying to bring romance back to their relationship.  This series aired with eight episodes, beginning February 19, 2005.

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ET Canada

In partnership with its popular U.S.

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Zoe Busiek - Wild Card

Joely Fisher (Baby Bob, Ellen) returned in 2004 for a second season as Zoe Busiek, a quirky, down-to-earth insurance fraud investigator with a big heart and high-octane personality. Chris Potter (Queer as Folk, Spymate) again portrayed Dan Lennox, a hard-working, savvy fraud investigator who will do anything to separate fact from fiction.  Joining the cast this season was Loretta Devine (Boston Public) as M. Pearl McGuire, Zoe and Dan's larger-than-life new boss.

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Train 48

Train 48 was an innovative instant drama that blended news and current affairs, soap opera and audience interaction with the unfolding storylines of a group of train travellers as they commuted home from work.  The series starred Raoul Bhaneja, Joanne Boland, Paul Braunstein, Joe Dinicol, Ingrid Hart, Andrew Martin, Lisa Merchant, Jack Mosshammer, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Krista Sutton.  Produced in association with Protocol Entertainment, Train 48 was filmed entirely in Global’s Toront

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No Boundaries

This outdoor adventure reality series followed a group of contestants as they braved the elements on a trek across some of North America's most rugged terrain. Only the most resourceful would prevail, while many dropped out along the way.

Broadcast: 2002
Time slot: Sunday 7:00 pm
Running time: 30 minutes

Production Company: Crescent Entertainment Inc. in association with Global Television Network

Written by Joanne Ingrassia - June, 2002

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Cirque du Soleil

This 13-episode, half-hour television series offered a behind-the-scenes look at the daily lives of some of the Cirque's artists, technicians and administrative staff who were involved in the preparation of the then new touring show, Varekai.

Broadcast: 2002 –  2003 (with occasional reruns later)
Running time: 30 minutes

Production Company: a co-production between Galafilm and Créations Musca Inc.

Written by Joanne Ingrassia - June, 2002

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Search for a Supermodel

This reality series chronicled the cross-Canada search for a young woman to represent Canada in the Ford Models, Inc. World international model search.

Broadcast: 2001
Time slot: Sunday 7:00 pm
Running time: 30 minutes

Production Company: Lone Eagle Entertainment in association with Global Television Network

Written by Joanne Ingrassia - June, 2002

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