The Eleventh Hour (TV series)
show_name = The Eleventh Hour
runtime = 60 min.
Shawn Doyle Waneta Storms Jeff Seymour Sonja Smits Ben Bass
network = CTV
November 26 2002
March 26, 2005
num_episodes = 36
num_seasons = 3
imdb_id = 0288909
The show revolves around the reporters and producers at a fictional television
newsmagazineseries, "The Eleventh Hour". Unhappy with the newsmagazine's shrinking audience, the network has brought in a new executive producer, Kennedy Marsh, to reorient the show in a more ratings-driven tabloid journalismdirection.
The tension between the ratings imperative and the more traditional journalistic ethics of the show's senior staff is the primary conflict that drives the show, but storylines also include the team's efforts to get the stories that will make it to air each week.
"The Eleventh Hour" was produced by
Alliance Atlantis, Canada's largest film and television production house.
Although the show started off poorly in the Canadian television ratings, attracting an average of just 400,000 viewers each week, its audience during the start of its
2004season was sufficiently high that CTV ordered a third season. However, ratings did not improve further. The third season, already ordered, aired irregularly on Saturday nights with very little promotion, and proved to be its last. The final season also received a "Best Dramatic Series" Gemini Awarddespite the cancellation.
"The Eleventh Hour" was the latest in a lengthy line of drama series at CTV which had high-profile launches but were quickly marginalized to little-watched weekend timeslots and ultimately cancelled. However, it outlasted several other recent CTV dramas, including "Power Play", "The City", and "The Associates", which each lasted two seasons.
The show's theme song for season 3 is "Weapon", by
Sonja Smitsas correspondent "Megan Redner"
Shawn Doyleas producer "Dennis Langley"
Waneta Stormsas producer "Isobel Lambert"
Tanya Reidas executive producer "Kennedy Marsh"
Jeff Seymouras correspondent "Kamal Azizi"
Peter MacNeillas network news head "Warren Donohue"
Inga Cadranelas researcher "Brooke Fairburn"
Scott McCordas researcher "James Joy"
Matt Gordonas legal counsel "Murray Dann"
Jonas Chernickas editor "Gavin Kowalchuk"
Semi Chellas, Ilana FrankExecutive Producers: Ilana Frank, Semi Chellas, David Wellington,Directors: David Wellington, Kelly Makin, Philip Earnshaw, T.W. Peacocke, Graeme Campbell, Milan Cheylov, Stephen ReynoldsWriters: Semi Chellas, Esta Spalding, Tassie Cameron, Frank Borg, Sean Reycraft, Peter Wellington, Karen Walton, Morwyn Brebner
The show was nominated for 14
Gemini Awardsin 2003, and won for "Best Dramatic Series", "Best Actor in a Leading Role" (Seymour) and "Best Supporting Actor" (MacNeill).The show was nominated for Best Dramatic Series Gemini Awardsagain in 2004.In 2005, the show won Gemini Awardsfor Best Dramatic Series and for Best Writing for Semi Chellasand Tassie Cameron.
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* [http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/show/CTVShows/1063828041818_59231123/ The Eleventh Hour on CTV's Web site]
* [http://theeleventhhour.canadianwebs.com/ The Eleventh Hour (fan Web site)]
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