Top Canadian TV Shows of 2011

Canada has long been famous for its documentaries and their desire for docos has resulted in many of their best offerings for 2011 being based on "reality" TV concepts.

Hollie Woods, WDW Entertainment Reporter, looks at the best of Canadian TV for 2011.

Agree? Disagree? Have your say and tell us what you would have picked as YOUR Top 10 TV Shows of 2011.
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  1. Heartland

    Heartland (2007)

    5,183 views

    Heartland is a Canadian family drama television series which debuted on CBC on October 14, 2007. The series is based on the Heartland book series by Lauren Brooke. The TV series changes the setting from Virginia, USA (in the original novels) to the Alberta Rockies in Alberta, Canada.


  2. Flashpoint

    Flashpoint (2008)

    4,239 views

    Flashpoint is a Canadian police drama television series that debuted on July 11, 2008 on CTV in Canada. In the United States, the series currently airs reruns on Ion Television and in the United Kingdom on Universal Channel. The series has been broadcast on the Canadian French-language network V in Quebec since March 9, 2009. The series was created by Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern and stars Hugh Dillon, Amy Jo Johnson, David Paetkau, Sergio Di Zio and Enrico Colantoni. It was announced January 25, 2011 that Ion Television had acquired all rights to the show held by CBS including the option to continue production.


  3. 1 Girl 5 Gays

    1 Girl 5 Gays (2009)

    3,068 views

    1 Girl 5 Gays, sometimes abbreviated as 1g5g, is a Canadian talk show that premiered on October 14, 2009 on MTV Canada. In October 2010, gay-interest sister network Logo picked up the program and started airing it in the United States. On August 9, 2012, it was announced on their Facebook page that 1 Girl 5 Gays was renewed for a fourth season. Aliya Jasmine Sovani was the host for the first three seasons and part of the fourth. Lauren Collins, known for her role as Paige Michalchuk on Degrassi, replaced Sovani as the host.


  4. Being Erica

    Being Erica (2009)

    1,944 views

    Being Erica is a Canadian comedy-drama television series that aired on CBC from January 5, 2009 to December 12, 2011.


  5. Republic of Doyle

    Republic of Doyle (2010)

    1,621 views

    Republic of Doyle is a Canadian comedy-drama television series set in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador which debuted 6 January 2010 on CBC Television.


  6. InSecurity

    InSecurity (2011)

    688 views

    InSecurity is a Canadian action comedy television series. The series focuses on a team of spycatchers set at the fictional Canadian National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA). The series is set in Ottawa but filmed primarily in Regina. The initial season of 13 episodes premiered January 4, 2011. It was followed by a second season of 10 episodes before cancellation by CBC on April 19, 2012 due to budget cuts from the 2012 Canadian federal budget.


  7. Bitchin' Kitchen

    Bitchin' Kitchen (2010)

    622 views

  8. Dragons' Den

    Dragons' Den (2006)

    484 views

  9. Canada's Next Top Model

    Canada's Next Top Model (2006)

    324 views

    Canada's Next Top Model (sometimes abbreviated as CNTM) is a Canadian reality show in which female contestants compete for the title "Canada's Next Top Model" and a chance to start their career in the modeling industry. The winner receives a modeling contract from Elmer Olsen Modeling Agency, a $100,000 beauty contract from Procter & Gamble, and an editorial spread in Fashion magazine.


  10. Top Chef Canada

    Top Chef Canada (2011)

    127 views

    Top Chef Canada is a reality competition show. The first season premiered on April 11, 2011 on Food Network Canada. The first season consisted of 13 episodes, with 16 contestants vying for a grand prize of $100,000 and a GE Monogram kitchen valued at $30,000. Contestants shopped at Loblaws in season one and McEwan in season two. Like the original American series, each week the chef contestants compete against each other in culinary challenges. Contestants are judged by a panel of professional chefs and other notables from the food and wine industry, with one or more contestants being eliminated each week. The Canadian edition uses the same graphics and music as the American version of the program.


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