Rabbittown (film)

Last updated
Genre comedy
Country of originCanada
No. of episodes1
Executive producer(s)Adriana Maggs
Sherry White
Jennice Ripley
Original network CBC
Original releaseJanuary 3, 2006

Rabbittown is a Canadian television comedy film, which aired on CBC Television on January 3, 2006. [1] It aired alongside Cheap Draft , with This Space for Rent airing the following evening, as part of "Comedy Week", a project to test the potential audience for the three shows as pilot episodes. [2]

The program starred Adriana Maggs as Louanne and Sherry White as Odelette, frenemies who work together at a hair salon in the Rabbittown neighbourhood of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. [2] The program's advertising tagline was "Happiness is being one step ahead of your best friend." [3]

The cast also included Brenda Bazinet, Phil Churchill, Steve Cochrane, Blair Harvey, Joel Thomas Hynes, Andy Jones and Matthew Lemche. Maggs and White were the writers and producers.

Rabbittown had the highest ratings of the three pilots, [4] and was favourably reviewed by television critics, although none of the series was ultimately picked up. [5] The CBC had previously used the same strategy to launch the series Hatching, Matching and Dispatching and Getting Along Famously , although new programming chief Kirstine Layfield announced soon after joining the network that she was discontinuing the strategy. [5]

Related Research Articles

The CTV Television Network is a Canadian English-language terrestrial television network launched in 1961. CTV was acquired by BCE Inc. in 2000, and it is now a division of the Bell Media subsidiary of BCE. CTV is Canada's largest privately owned television network.

Global Television Network Canadian broadcast TV network

The Global Television Network is a privately owned Canadian English-language terrestrial television network. It is currently Canada's second most-watched private terrestrial television network after CTV, and has fifteen owned-and-operated stations throughout the country. Global is owned by Corus Entertainment — the media holdings of JR Shaw and other members of his family.

Kristin Kreuk Canadian actress

Kristin Laura Kreuk is a Canadian actress. Debuting on Canadian teen drama Edgemont, she became most known for her roles as Lana Lang in the superhero television series Smallville (2001–2011), also as Catherine Chandler-Keller in The CW sci-fi series Beauty & the Beast (2012–2016) and as Joanna Hanley in the CBC legal drama series Burden of Truth.

<i>Made in Canada</i> television series

Made in Canada is a Canadian television comedy which aired on CBC Television from 1998 to 2003. Rick Mercer starred as Richard Strong, an ambitious and amoral television producer working for a company which makes bad television shows. A dark satire about the Canadian television industry the programme shifted into an episodic situation comedy format after its first season.

ZeD was a Canadian variety television program and website. The series premiered on CBC Television on March 18, 2002 and ran to 2006. Hosted primarily by Sharon Lewis and Ziya Tong, ZeD publicized creative works from Canada and other countries, including a substantial portion of material created by viewers and new artists. ZeD thus considered itself to be "open-source television."

CBC Radio 3 Canadian digital radio station

CBC Radio 3 is a Canadian digital radio station programmed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, which broadcasts on Sirius XM and via internet streaming. The audio stream is available from both CBC Music and from iTunes Radio, but geographical restrictions are in place to prevent access outside of Canada.

Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy is a Canadian television drama series, which aired on CBC Television from 1998 to 2000. The series was based on the memoirs of author and rancher Richmond P. Hobson, Jr., and set on a ranch in rural northern British Columbia.

Hatching, Matching and Dispatching is a Canadian television sitcom, which aired on CBC Television on 2006. The show starred Mary Walsh as Mamie Lou Furey, the matriarch of a family in Cats Gut Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador who owns a combination ambulance, wedding and funeral business. The show's title — and a basic summary of its premise — had previously appeared as a one-time gag in a "Wake of the Week" sketch on CODCO.

CBC Records was a Canadian record label owned and operated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, which distributed CBC programming, including live concert performances, in album and digital format(s). For much of its history, the label focused primarily on classical music and jazz, as well as tie-in albums to CBC Radio shows such as Royal Canadian Air Farce and Brave New Waves.

<i>Good Rockin Tonite</i> television series

Good Rockin' Tonite was a Canadian television series, which aired on CBC Television from 1983 to 1993. The program, similar to the American Friday Night Videos, played popular music videos, and also featured interviews with musicians, viewer contests and a countdown of the week's most popular singles and albums across Canada. Along with CBC's daily daytime music video program Video Hits, the programs represented the only options for Canadian viewers of the mid-1980s to see music video programming outside of cable TV.

This Space for Rent is a Canadian dramedy pilot which aired on CBC Television on January 4, 2006 as a television special. The show starred Dov Tiefenbach as Lucky Carroway, a recent university graduate and writer in Vancouver, British Columbia who finds that life after university is not as perfect as it might seem.

Canadian Comedy Awards

The Canadian Comedy Awards (CCA) is an annual ceremony that awards the Beaver for achievements in Canadian comedy in live performance, radio, film, television, and Internet media. The awards were founded and produced by Tim Progosh in 2000.

Dooley Gardens is a Canadian television sitcom, which aired on CBC Television in 1999.

Susan Kent is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her work as a cast member of CBC Television's This Hour Has 22 Minutes since joining in 2012. Kent had previously been a writer for, and an occasional performer on the program. She is also known for her portrayal of Susan in Trailer Park Boys since Season 11 (2017).

The Vestibules, formerly known as Radio Free Vestibule, is a Canadian comedy troupe composed of Terence Bowman, Paul Paré, and Bernard Deniger.

Pilot One is a Canadian television variety series, which aired in 1989 on CBC Television. A late-night series aimed at teenagers, the series mixed music, interviews, informational segments, commentary and comedy sketches.

Sherry White is a Canadian film and television actress, writer and filmmaker, best known for her work as a producer and writer for the television series MVP, Rookie Blue and Saving Hope and as director of the feature film Crackie. She won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Original Screenplay, at the 6th Canadian Screen Awards in 2018, for the film Maudie.

Adriana Maggs is a Canadian film and television actress, writer and director, best known for her debut feature film Grown Up Movie Star.

Red Serge is a Canadian television comedy-drama series, which aired on CBC Television in 1986 and 1987.

Baroness von Sketch Show is a Canadian television sketch comedy series. It debuted on CBC Television on June 14, 2016. Produced by Frantic Films, the series is an all-female comedy series starring Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne and Jennifer Whalen. The four also serve as executive producers of the show.


  1. "Let's hope 'Scrubs' will be appreciated soon". Regina Leader-Post , January 3, 2006.
  2. 1 2 "Vancouver sitcom among CBC's new comedic series". Vancouver Sun , December 30, 2005.
  3. Leah McLaren, "Meet my best frenemy". The Globe and Mail , May 6, 2006.
  4. "The fresh face of CBC comedy?" The Globe and Mail , March 13, 2006.
  5. 1 2 "CBC program boss optimistic about future". The Telegraph-Journal , May 31, 2006.