Madison (TV series)
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||65|
|Original channel||Global Television Network|
|Original run||September 21, 1993– 1998|
Madison is a Canadian television teen drama series produced by Forefront Entertainment Group in Vancouver and broadcast in 88 countries worldwide. After first run of 65 episodes on Global TV Network 1993 - 1998, it continued to air on Showcase and YTV in Canada 1998 - 2002. Madison was a hard-hitting teen drama of 30 minute episodes. The series tackled teens' serious life crises with realistic resolutions. The series was created originally for classrooms as a learning aid under the title of 'Working It Out at Madison', but networks fell in love with its gritty story lines and impressive acting. The producers were nominated for Best Dramatic Series at Canada's Gemini Awards for outstanding television in 1995, 96 and 1997. Madison had a talented cast that went on to strong acting careers: In 1996, Joely Collins won Canada's "Best Actress" Gemini Award at age 22. Barry Pepper went on to act in 'Saving Private Ryan' and The Green Mile' with Tom Hanks, 'Enemy of the State' with Will Smith, then he won an Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Mini-Series for his role as Bobby in 'The Kennedy in 2011. Another Madison actor, Will Sasso was a regular on 'MadTV' for several seasons and cast as Curly in 'The Three Stooges' film release in 2012. Actress Enuka Okuma has appeared in the hit series '24' and currently appears as a regular cast member of cop drama, 'Rookie Blue'.
Executive Producers - Forefront Entertainment Group: Helena Cynamon, Gillian Lindsay, Teri McArter and Mickey Rogers
Madison is a Canadian teen drama television series that premiered on Global Television Network on September 21, 1993. The first season of the series was filmed between 1991 and 1993 and released in 1992 and 1993 to classrooms as a learning aid under the title of Working It Out at Madison.
- Michelle Beaudoin (Penny Foster (1994–1995; eps. 14-39))
- Will Sasso (Derek Wakaluk (1994–1998; eps. 14-65))
- Jonathan Scarfe (R.J. Winslow (1994–1995; eps. 14-39))
- Peter Stebbings (Kevin Sharpe (1994–1998; eps. 14-65))
- Stacy Grant (Tia Winslow (1994–1995; eps. 14-39) (1997; eps. 53-65))
- Chris William Martin (Jamie Novak (1994–1998; eps. 14-65))
- Sarah Strange (Carol Lemieux (1994–1998; eps. 14-65))
- Chad Willett (Tom Connor (1994–1995; eps. 14-39))
- Joely Collins (Rachael Langston (1994–1998; eps. 14-65))
- Enuka Okuma (Sheri Davis (1994–1998; eps. 14-65))
- Barry Pepper also had a recurring role as Mick, one of the members of Carol's band.
- Yee Jee Tso (Twister and also Grant (1994-1995))
- "From Hill Street to Broadway : Despite raw content, Bochco series a first-rate drama". The Kitchener-Waterloo Record. September 21, 1993. pp. D.7.
- TV North: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Canadian Television (illustrated ed.). Whitecap. 2001. p. 101. ISBN 978-1-55285-146-3. Retrieved December 24, 2009.