Dooley Gardens

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Dooley Gardens
Genre sitcom
Directed by Graeme Campbell
Giles Walker
Henry Sarwer-Foner
Starring Mary Walsh
Andy Jones
Nicole de Boer
Andrew Younghusband
Ron Hynes
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Producer(s) Mary Sexton
Original network CBC Television
Original release March 3 – April 7, 1999

Dooley Gardens is a Canadian television sitcom, which aired on CBC Television in 1999.[1]

The series was set in a hockey rink in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, inherited by Skye Dooley (Nicole de Boer) after the death of her father.[2] The show's cast also included Mary Walsh as canteen operator Marilyn Benoit, Andy Jones as manager Eddie Hawco, Andrew Younghusband as the possibly-crazy zamboni driver Tracy, and Ron Hynes as Johnny Shea. Younghusband and Edward Riche were the show's writers.[3]

The show's pilot aired on CBC Television in October 1997,[4] and the regular series had a six-episode run beginning on March 3, 1999.[1]

Danielle House made a guest appearance on the series as Wanda, Tracy's ex-girlfriend.[5]

At the 14th Gemini Awards, Giles Walker was shortlisted for Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series for the episode "The Wedding".[6]


  1. ^ a b "And the beat goes on at CBC". Ottawa Citizen, March 2, 1999.
  2. ^ "CBC shoots but doesn't score with Dooley Gardens". The Globe and Mail, March 10, 1999.
  3. ^ "Back on the ice at Dooley Gardens". The Globe and Mail, February 27, 1999.
  4. ^ "Sad situations Dooley noted: Canadians can so make good sitcoms -- but not this time". The Globe and Mail, October 25, 1997.
  5. ^ "Playboy model tries CBC comedy series". Calgary Herald, June 30, 1998.
  6. ^ "Major Gemini Awards nominations". Toronto Star, September 22, 1999.

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