2001 in Canadian television

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List of years in Canadian television


Date Event
January 5 A 3 way tie occurs for only the second time on Uh Oh!.
January 29 21st Genie Awards
February 9 The Uh Oh! space gets landed on 6 times in a row in the first round of Uh Oh!.
March 4 Juno Awards of 2001.
August 15 Discovery Civilization Channel, IFC, and National Geographic Channel launches in Canada.
September 1 CHAN changes affiliation from CTV to Global. This change was part of the 2001 Vancouver TV realignment.
ARTV is launched in Canada.
September 3 Discovery Kids is launched in Canada.
September 4 Launch of Country Canada.
September 7 A number of new Specialty channel's were all launched between Category 1 and Category 2 channels including Animal Planet, BBC Canada, BBC Kids, Book Television, The Biography Channel, Country Canada, Court TV Canada, CTV Travel, The Documentary Channel, Drive-In Classics, ESPN Classic, FashionTelevisionChannel, Fox Sports World Canada, ichannel, mentv, LoneStar, MSNBC Canada, Mystery TV, MuchLOUD, MuchVibe, One: the Body, Mind & Spirit channel, PrideVision TV, Raptors NBA TV, SCREAM, SexTV: The Channel, Showcase Action, Showcase Diva, TV Land Canada, and X-Treme Sports.
September 11 Television viewers around the world witness the September 11 attacks on the United States and the destruction of the World Trade Center. Television networks in Canada interrupt regular programming to break the news. CBC Television coverage of the attacks is simulcast in the U.S. on the Home Shopping Network.
October 4 NHL Network is launched in Canada.
October 12 Canadian sports network TSN changes its logo to match with ESPN's though the N isn't slashed.
October 29 2001 Gemini Awards.
November 7 Canada rolls out dozens of new digital cable channels (see List of Canadian digital television channels for complete list).


Show Station Premiere Date
Edgemont CBC Television January 4
How It's Made Discovery January 6
Blue Murder Global January 10
The Associates CTV January 16
Wee 3 Treehouse TV January 30
Trailer Park Boys Showcase April 22
Paradise Falls June 25
Global National Global September 3
What's With Andy Teletoon September 22
Mutant X Global October 6
Degrassi: The Next Generation CTV October 14
Blackfly Global TBA

Ending this year[edit]

Show Station Cancelled
La Femme Nikita CTV March 4
Wind at My Back CBC Television April 1
ReBoot YTV November 30

Television shows[edit]







  • Andromeda (2000–2005, Canadian/American co-production)

TV movies[edit]

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