1990s

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Focus Ontario

Focus Ontario Since 1988, Focus Ontario has been the political show of record. From Premiers' to Cabinet Ministers, from backroom moves and shakers to today's Newsmakers.

Original Airdates1988-
TypeSeries

Foodessence

★★★★★

Foodessence It's definitely not a cooking show, yet it's all about food. Foodessence is a fast-paced, in-depth and investigative series featuring entertaining insights into the history and culture of the foods we eat.

Original Airdates1999-2001
TypeSeries

Foolish Heart

Foolish Heart Foolish Heart was a Canadian television series, which aired on the CBC in 1999. The series, a short run dramatic anthology, was produced and written by Ken Finkleman following his earlier series The Newsroom and More Tears. Although the episodes were linked by character interactions, each of the series' six episodes focused on a different character's ...

Original Airdates1999
TypeSeries

For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down

For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down Jerry Bines is trying to live down a past that includes killing a man (in self-defence), theft and an alcoholic, abusive father. He sees hope for redemption by providing life-giving bone marrow to his leukemia-stricken son. But time is running out because an escaped killer (Gary Percy Rils) is coming to town to exact revenge for ancient sins. And like t ...

Original Airdates1996
TypeTV Movie

Forever Knight

★★★★½

Forever Knight A drama about an 800 year old, angst ridden vampire who lives in present day Toronto as a homicide detective in an attempt to repay for his sins and regain his mortality, with the aid of Natalie Lambert, a mortal coroner, while trying to keep his secret from his partner. His quests are hindered by his tormented past and his seductive 2000 year old maste ...

Original Airdates1992-1996
TypeSeries

Fourth Reading

Health-care restructuring, education reform, municipal issues: each week, TVO's Queen's Park analysts probe the issues of the day and discuss their impact on the province. Fourth Reading's regular panel of political pundits hold a round-table discussion on the issues of the week. Its name derives from the parliamentary convention that a bill receives ...

Aka4th Reading
Original Airdates1994-
TypeSeries

Franklin

★★★★½

Franklin Franklin is an animated show based on the best-selling books by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark that have sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. Franklin is a young turtle who, along with his animal friends, learns how he fits in the world and how the world fits him. Like most children, Franklin learns by making mistakes. When he fibs, gets los ...

Original Airdates1997-2004
TypeSeries

Freaky Stories

★★★★★

Freaky Stories Have you heard the one about the people who went to Mexico and brought home a sewer rat thinking it was a Chihuahua? Or a teenager who had a nest of spiders on her unwashed beehive hairdo? Yeah I bet you have. That's what Freaky Stories is all about. So get ready: you'll be grossed out and spooked by all the freaky things that happened to a "friend of a ...

Original Airdates1997-
TypeSeries

Fred Penner's Place

★★★★

Fred Penner's Place In 1984 the CBC inaugurated the popular children's TV show Fred Penner's Place. The daily series was introduced in the USA on the Nickelodeon cable network in 1989, by which time Penner stood among the leading Canadians in the children's music field. The young audience joins Fred in his own private place in a forest glade which he reaches through a ...

Original Airdates1984-1996
TypeSeries

Free Willy

★★★★★

Free Willy In this animated series, Jesse gets a job at the marina where he reunites with Willy and Jesse finds he has the power to talk with animals by relaxing his mind. They team up with both human and animal friends to fight The Machine, a half human/robot who's out to pollute the oceans for his own personal gain.

Original Airdates1994
TypeSeries

Friday Night with Ralph Benmergui

★★★★

Friday Night with Ralph Benmergui was a Canadian television variety show, which aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from 1992 to 1994. The show aired at 10 p.m., following Prime Time News. Although the show was successful in the ratings at first, its audience gradually declined until the show's cancellation in the spring of 1994.

Original Airdates1992-1994
TypeSeries

Friday the 13th: The Series

★★★★½

Friday the 13th: The Series An old antique dealer made a pact with the Devil to sell cursed antiques. When he dies, his store is inherited by his niece Micki and her cousin Ryan. With the help of Jack Marshak, they fight to retrieve the antiques from the people who bought them to stop them from causing harm.

Original Airdates1987-1990
TypeSeries

Friends of Gilda

A 90 minute CBC special, featuring Gilda Radner's former Toronto Godspell and Second City co-stars reuniting to do some bits for the Genesis Research Foundation.

Original Airdates1993
TypeSpecial

Fromage

★★★★½

Fromage Fromage is an annual one-hour special on MuchMusic. Originally hosted by MuchMusic VJ Christopher Ward, Fromage pays "tribute" to the cheesiest music videos of the year. Since 1999, the program has been hosted by Ed the Sock. The show traditionally airs during the Christmas season, and features a countdown of the worst music videos of the year, with ...

Original Airdates1988-
TypeSpecial

Front Page Challenge

★★★★

Front Page Challenge Front Page Challenge was a long-running weekly news quiz show on CBC. Three regular panelists were joined by a guest panelist every week, and generally two guests were quizzed by the panelists for their identity or the identity of the news story they have been involved with, and then interviewed. A daytime version hosted by Fred Davis aired with the ...

AkaDaytime Challenge
Original Airdates1957-1995
TypeSeries

Frostfire

★★★

After the suicide of a boarder friend, his bother fetches the depressed Nelson Nagarauk home to their tradition-conscious Eskimo family at 69' north. Brandon persuades him to accompany him on a ice-bear hunt, but Nelson turns around soon. On his way back he finds a half-frozen Russian woman from a near-by weather station. He warms her up, but she seems ...

Original Airdates1994
TypeTV Movie

Full Motion Fitness

★★★★

Full Motion Fitness Full Motion Fitness is based on one of the oldest Tai Chi forms in use today; the White Tiger system. Perhaps the purest form of martial arts, the White Tiger system is referred to as the Fast Eternal Pai System. It was said to contain the oldest forms of Tai Chi in the Western world today. It is truly a form of relaxation and exercise that all ages ...

Original Airdates1999
TypeSeries

Game Nation

★★★½

Game Nation Game Nation is an exciting half-hour show that features a unique mix of reviews, previews, competition, game testing and comedy featuring two glamorous (in their minds anyway) hosts. Each episode takes an innovative look at the newest hardware, software and technological developments in the video game and PC game industry. High energy and fast paced, th ...

Original Airdates1995-1996
TypeSeries

Game On!

★★

Game On! Global TV's hit sports trivia game show which came on immediately after NFL football every Sunday.

Original Airdates1999
TypeSeries

Gamerz

★★★★½

Gamerz is a high-speed, weekly half-hour magazine format program that delivers cutting edge information about the technical aspects of video games as well as all aspects of the gaming world. While Gamerz focuses primarily on checking out the wide array of video games available, the series also probes on-line games, websites, game fashion and other game- ...

Original Airdates1998-2000
TypeSeries

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