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1980 in Canadian television

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List of years in Canadian television

The following is a list of events affecting Canadian television in 1980. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, cancellations, and channel launches.


Date Event
February 18 The first Royal Canadian Air Farce television special airs on CBC Television.
Live coverage of the 1980 Canadian election airs on all the main networks.
March 20 The 1st genie awards aired on CBC Television.
April 2 Juno Awards of 1980.
May 20 Live coverage of the 1980 Quebec referendum airs on all the main television networks.


Show Station Premiere Date
The Alan Thicke Show CTV September 18
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Up at Ours CBC Television October 2
Home Fires November 9

Ending this year

Show Station Cancelled
King of Kensington CBC Television March 13
Ombudsman April 20
Canadian Express September 12
Cities Unknown
Parlez-moi TVOntario

Television shows




TV movies

  • Harvest
  • Lyon's Den
  • Maintain the Right
  • A Question of the Sixth
  • War Brides
  • The Winnings of Frankie Walls
This television-related list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (October 2021)

Television stations


Date Market Station Channel Affiliation Notes/References
Unknown Kenora, Ontario CJBN-TV 13 CTV

See also


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