Dog House (TV series)

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Dog House
Genrecomedy
Created byDan Gordon[1]
StarringShelley Peterson
Jaimz Woolvett
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26
Production
Executive producer(s)Jon Slan[1]
Producer(s)Richard Borchiver[1]
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Paragon Entertainment[1]
Release
Original networkYTV
USA Network
Original release10 October 1990 (1990-10-10) – 1991 (1991)

Dog House is a Canadian comedy television series broadcast by YTV in the 1990-91 season.

Premise[edit]

During a car accident, a police detective's mind is swapped with the mind of Digby, his St Bernard dog partner on duty. Helen Underwood (Shelley Peterson), the officer's widowed sister-in-law, takes custody of Digby where he joins her children Annabelle (Valentina Cardinalli), Richie (Jaimz Woolvett) and Timmy (Jonathan Shapiro).[2] Now inhabiting Digby's body, the detective is able to talk with the family.[3]

Episodes[edit]

  • "Pilot"
  • "Speak Digby Speak"
  • "The Furniture Show"
  • "Lost and Found"
  • "Going, Going, Gone"
  • "A Dog and His Bone"
  • "The Amazing Annabelle"
  • "Cyrano Show"
  • "Ted Moves In"
  • "Helen's Date"
  • "Camp Out"
  • "Coming of Age"
  • "Rear Window"
  • "Ted Meats His Match"
  • "Spot Marks the Ex"
  • "A Matter of Trust"
  • "Dog Day Glickman"
  • "Uncle Digby's History"
  • "Obedience School"
  • "Iris's Cookies"
  • "Fear of Flying"
  • "Eye on Clearview"
  • "Risky Business"
  • "Digby's Secret"
  • "Bachelor #3"
  • "Rentsok"

Former Ontario premier David Peterson, whose wife portrayed series character Helen Underwood, appeared in a guest role on the series as a school janitor.[4]

Reception[edit]

David Hiltbrand of People panned the series, noting "[t]he humor is very forced. This pooch of a show arrived neutered."[5] Tony Atherton of the Ottawa Citizen also derided the series as "a classically lame-brained TV situation without redeeming values".[2] Greg Quill of the Toronto Star "contains not a whit of original thought nor anything resembling a line worthy of a giggle".[6]

DVD release[edit]

On 19 April 2016, Mill Creek Entertainment released Dog House - The Complete Series on DVD in Region 1.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "USA Network". Variety. 6 May 1991. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b Atherton, Tony (10 October 1990). "Dog House a flea-bitten sitcom from YTV". Ottawa Citizen. p. D2.
  3. ^ Moca, Diane Joy (18 November 1990). "Usa Series 'Off The Wall'". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Peterson to give university lectures". The Record. Kitchener-Waterloo. 3 January 1991. p. A3.
  5. ^ Hiltbrand, David (12 November 1990). "Picks and Pans Review: Dog House". People. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  6. ^ Quill, Greg (10 October 1990). "Dance music fans ignored". Toronto Star. p. F3.
  7. ^ The 1990 Canadian Sitcom's 'Complete Series' on DVD Archived 1 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine.

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