An American in Canada

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An American in Canada
Created by Howard Busgang
Starring Rick Roberts
Hélène Joy
Stewart Francis
Timm Zemanek
Matthew Ferguson
Robin Brûlé
Country of origin Canada
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 16
Production
Running time approx. 30 minutes
Distributor S&S Productions
Broadcast
Original channel CBC
Original run February 28, 2003 – January 30, 2004

An American in Canada is a Canadian television sitcom that aired on CBC.

The show starred Rick Roberts as Jake Crewe, an American television news host who was forced, after beating up his station manager, to accept a job in Calgary, Alberta as the host of the lowest-rated morning news program in the city. The show found its comedy in Crewe's attempts to adapt to Canadian culture.

An American in Canada was loosely based on the real-life experiences of Jebb Fink, an American comedian who moved to Canada after marrying a Canadian woman, and did become a morning television host on CKAL-TV, Calgary's A-Channel station.

It is also aired on Australia's The Comedy Channel with the title Frostbite, and is currently in syndication on Showcase in Canada and HDNet in the USA.

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Season 1[edit]

# Airdate Prod. Code Title
1 1 - 1 February 28, 2003 101 The Bare Naked Lady
2 1 - 2 March 7, 2003 102 The Order of Canada
3 1 - 3 March 14, 2003 103 Dirty Kwebeck
4 1 - 4 March 28, 2003 104 Call Me Dr. Ken
5 1 - 5 April 4, 2003 105 True North Strong and Almost Free
6 1 - 6 April 4, 2003 106 To the Good Ol' USA

Season 2[edit]

# Airdate Prod. Code Title
7 2 - 1 October 24, 2003 201 A Kiss is Just a Kiss
8 2 - 2 October 31, 2003 202 Jake and the Fat Men
9 2 - 3 November 7, 2003 203 Love Notes From the Edge
10 2 - 4 November 21, 2003 204 Citizen Jake
11 2 - 5 November 28, 2003 Some Like It Hot Zone
12 2 - 6 December 5, 2003 Play Misty For Me
13 2 - 7 January 9, 2004 Dennis Anyone?
14 2 - 8 January 16, 2004 Frisky Business
15 2 - 9 January 23, 2004 A Non-Date to Remember
16 2 - 10 January 30, 2004 I Dream of Judy

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