Show Type: Comedy
First Telecast: May 15, 1981
Last Telecast: June 24, 1983
Rick Moranis (1981-1982)
Catherine O'Hara (1981-1982)
Dave Thomas (1981-1982)
Martin Short (1982-1983)
Mary Charlotte Wilcox (1982-1983)
In 1981 the syndicated series Second City TV moved to the NBC network, expanding from 30 to 90 minutes and changed its name to SCTV Network 90. Weekly musical guests were also added, with their performances integrated into the skits.
Some of the same characters and skits included: Guy Caballero, the stations' president; Edith Prickley, the stations' manager; "The Happy Wanderers"; a polka variety show hosted by Stan and Yosh Shmenge; Gil Fisher, the "Fishin' Musician"; "Great White North," a talk show for beer-drinking Canadian hunters starring Bob and Doug MacKenzie; "Mel's Rock Pile," a satire on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert hosted by Mel Slurp; "The Sammy Maudlin Show," with star Sammy and his announcer, William B.; a spin-off of The Merv Griffin Show with Rick as Mr. Griffin and the continuing soap opera "The Days of the Week" with the entire cast.
The series shortened its title to SCTV Network in the fall of 1981. In the fall of 1983, after being cancelled by NBC, SCTV had one more season on cable TV's Cinemax, with some cast changes and new episodes. The only regulars on Cinemax were Flaherty, Martin, Levy and Short.
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