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Three Chords from the Truth is a Canadian television series created by Steve Cochrane, Phyllis Ellis and Adriana Maggs that aired on the Canadian CMT network in 2009, and was also available on Movie Central. This program was CMT's first original comedy series and was nominated for two Gemini Awards.
Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Its southern border with the United States, stretching some 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world's longest bi-national land border. Canada's capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
Adriana Maggs is a Canadian film and television actress, writer and director, best known for her debut feature film Grown Up Movie Star.
Movie Central was a Canadian English language Category A premium cable and satellite television channel that was owned by Corus Entertainment. Movie Central was designated to operate west of the Ontario-Manitoba border, including the territories. Although the channel's name implies that it focuses solely on theatrically released motion pictures, Movie Central's programming included original and foreign television series, made-for-cable movies and documentaries.
The program starred Phyllis Ellis as Helena Delaney, a fortyish network executive for a struggling country music television station run by her former lover. The series provides a tongue-in-cheek look at the music industry, as Helena strives to improve network ratings and prove herself as the new boss. Her attempts generally result in humiliation, and witty, but subtle, remarks from the network staff. The staff is an ensemble cast of characters, including Joel Stewart, Helena's work-nemesis, comedic foil, and eventual love-interest, who is a genuine music lover, and views Helena as a sell-out; Rusty Katz (Jordan McClosky), and Calvin Bates (Paul Snepsts), the sarcastic on-air personalities. Ellis Dukes (George Komorowski) is Helena's boss and former lover who is now dating Amber (series writer Adriana Maggs), his much younger assistant. Mick McCafferty (series director Steve Cochrane) is a talent agent whose views on status and corporate-climbing mirror Helena's and lead to a mutual attraction. Mick represents Tommy Mountain, an up-and-coming Iraqi singer.
The show is a spin-off of the CMT's TV series The Wilkinsons , in which Ellis also appeared as the character of Helena. Many real life musicians made cameo appearances on the show. The satirical style of the show, and its ensemble cast has drawn online comparisons to The Office .
The Wilkinsons is a Canadian television series that debuted on CMT on January 4, 2006. The show follows the family as they move back to The Quinte Area, Ontario from Nashville, Tennessee.
The Office is a mockumentary sitcom that was first made in the United Kingdom and has now been remade in many other countries. The total overall viewership is in the hundreds of millions worldwide.
The show was executive produced and created by Steve Cochrane, who directed the majority of episodes and Adriana Maggs, who is credited as the writer on all ten episodes.
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