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The Sketch Show

The Sketch Show was an adaptation of a similarly named British series, by Benoît Chartier, Simon Leblond, Jacques Grisé, Gilbert Dumas and Pierre Légaré that was broadcast between 2004 and 2006.

The actors would play different characters in various brief situations, without however changing their first name. The comedy sketches could last anywhere from 10 seconds to two minutes.

The show starred Emmanuel Bilodeau, Réal Bossé, Édith Cochrane, Catherine De Sève and Sylvain Marcel.

Written by Yvon Chouinard - January, 2012

 

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JE

JE (for "investigative journalism") was an investigative journalism program that began broadcast over the TVA network in 1993.

With a team of two co-hosts and seven journalist-researchers, JE investigated cases that were submitted to them by the general public: frauds, abusive or stagnant legal procedures and dishonest companies or individuals. The program notably sought to help ordinary citizens resolve situations that were at a standstill or that overwhelmed them.

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Deux filles le matin

A daily program, Deux filles le matin was broadcast in the morning and had its start in 2001. Its mission was to please the modern female, by dissecting their moods with regard to a host of subjects including society, shopping, fashion and health.

Over the years, several co-hosts had the opportunity to showcase their talents hosting Deux filles le matin, including France Castel, France Beaudoin, Julie Bélanger, Mélanie Maynard, Isabelle Racicot and Marie-Claude Barrette.

Written by Yvon Chouinard - January, 2012

 

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Caméra Café

Caméra Café was a comedy series written by François Avard, whose initial broadcast date was September 16, 2002.

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Vice caché

With a simultaneously dramatic and humourous style, Vice caché, a dramatic series that totalled eighteen 60-minute episodes, written by François Camirand and Louis Saia, invited the TV audience into the fascinating universe of five couples who lived in the Croissant des Gémeaux, a magnificent "dead end" where cathedral ceilings, columns, in-ground swimming pools and luxurious cars were a dime a dozen.

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Tabou

Tabou, a dramatic series consisting of twenty-four 60-minute episodes, was broadcast from 2001 to 2003. It traced the unrelenting search of a couple, Manon and Bertrand Vandelac, for their daughter Sarah, who had disappeared seven years earlier without leaving a trace.

Directed by Louis Choquette, Claude Desrosiers and Lyne Charlebois, Tabou notably starred: Louise Portal, Germain Houde, Catherine Trudeau, Catherine Proulx-Lemay, Sébastien Ricard and Sacha Bourque.

Tabou won a Gémeaux award in 2002 for the Best Actor in a TV series.

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Fortier

Fortier was a TV police drama that was aired over forty-two 45-minute episodes. It was written by Fabienne Larouche, directed by Érik Canuel and François Gingras, and was broadcast from 2000 to 2004 on the TVA network.

Anne Fortier was a ham-fisted psychologist, with a dark and secret past, who worked for the police force in an elite unit that investigated bizarre and unusual crimes.

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Le Brunch de Maman Dion

Le Brunch de Maman Dion was made to be a friendly informative program. The host, Thérèse Tanguay-Dion (the mother of the pop singer Céline Dion) and the co-host, Éric Salvail, were at the helm of this cooking series, which aired from 1999 to 2003.

The program also featured a number of reporters, including Marc-André Chabot, Gino Chouinard, Louis Dussault and Jacques Lapointe.

Written by Yvon Chouinard - September, 2008

 

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Juliette Pomerleau

A 10-episode drama written by Claude Fournier and based upon the novel Juliette Pomerleau by Yves Beauchemin, published in 1989. Juliette Pomerleau was the story of an obese woman, who weighed 125 kilos, but who was charming, extremely dynamic and bursting with joie de vivre and compassion for others.

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Histoires des filles

Histoires de filles was above all a delightful and panoramic story of friendship between a group of charming women, around whom a certain number of men hung out, and who were a part of the plot that guided this TV soap opera, which aired until 2008, after 199 episodes.

Over the years, this group of characters developed a kind of collusion amongst one another that was both funny and kind-hearted. They knew that they could always count upon one another to share both their giggles and their tears.

 

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