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1987 in Canadian television

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List of years in Canadian television

This is a list of Canadian television related events from 1987.

Events

Date Event
January 13 If You Crave Chocolate Too, a game show, begins on the Priscilla Network.
March 4 The Raccoons, the long running animated television for children begins airing in Great Britain on the BBC. The series had also become very popular in Great Britain, it was shown on the BBC many times up until 2002.
April 13 Children's sketch show You Can't Do That on Television starts airing for the first time in Australia on ABC beginning with the second season, along with The Campbells.
May 22 8th Genie Awards.
Anne of Green Gables movie Anne of Avonlea airs on CBC Television, the film draws some of the biggest ratings ever for Canadian television.
The end of Rick Hansen's Man In Motion World Tour airs live on all the main television networks.
The first animated Priscilla Network show, Auburn-Haired Math Genius, begins.
November 2 Juno Awards of 1987
December 8 1987 Gemini Awards.

Debuts

Show Station Premiere Date
CityLine CITY-TV January 18
Hot Shots CTV
Super Dave Global
T. and T.
On the Road Again CBC Television
Degrassi Junior High
CODCO March 3
Bumper Stumpers Global June 29
Street Legal CBC Television November 4
The Comedy Mill CHCH Unknown

Ending this year

Show Station Cancelled
Hangin' In CBC Television February 23
Fraggle Rock March 30
Thrill of a Lifetime CTV April 10
Seeing Things CBC Television May 15
Today's Special TVOntario July 1
Let's Go CTV September 1
Guess What Unknown
Hot Shots
Lorne Greene's New Wilderness

Births

Television shows

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

TV movies and miniseries

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Television stations

Debuts

Date Market Station Channel Affiliation Notes/References
January 12 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan CIPA-TV 9 CTV [1]
January 19 Val-d’Or, Quebec CFVS-TV 25 TQS [2]
September 6 Regina, Saskatchewan CFRE-TV 11 Independent [3]
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan CFSK 4 [4]
Unknown Quebec City, Quebec Télé-Mag Canal 10 10 (cable-only) French independent

References

  1. ^ “CIPA-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  2. ^ “CFVS-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  3. ^ “CFRE-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  4. ^ “CFSK-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.

See also

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