Michael: Every Day

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Michael: Every Day
Also known as Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Created by Bob Martin
Don McKellar
Written by Bob Martin
Matt Watts
Susan Coyne
Mark McKinney
Katie Ford
Directed by Don McKellar
Alison MacLean
Patricia Rozema
Starring Matt Watts
Bob Martin
Jennifer Irwin
Pablo Silveira
Martha Burns
Tommie-Amber Pirie
Ed Asner
Sandra Oh
Al Karim
Melody A. Johnson
Lynne Griffin
Composer(s) Jonathan Goldsmith
Country of origin Canada
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 18
Production
Executive producer(s) Bob Martin
Don McKellar
Running time approx. 22 minutes
Production company(s) Rhombus Media
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Distributor Tricon Films and Television
Release
Original network CBC
Original release September 14, 2011 – present
External links
Website

Michael: Every Day, formerly known as Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays, is a Canadian television sitcom that debuted on CBC Television in 2011.[1]

Described by the National Post as a cross between What About Bob? and Frasier, the show stars Matt Watts as Michael, a neurotic young man undergoing regular psychotherapy, and Bob Martin as David, his therapist who views Michael as an ideal guinea pig for the experimental psychiatric techniques he hopes will turn him into a bestselling pop psychology writer.[1] Filmed in Ottawa, the show's cast also includes Jennifer Irwin, Pablo Silveira, Martha Burns and Tommie-Amber Pirie.

The series is based in part on Watts' own past struggles with anxiety disorder.[2]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

The series was greenlit in February 2011, shot during June of that year at an average episode budget of $150,000 and premiered on CBC on September 14, 2011 at 9PM.[3][4][5] After two episodes, the series was moved to Tuesdays at 9PM.[6] The show was not renewed for the 2012-13 season.[7]

The first season was released on DVD in Canada in 2014 by VideoWorks.[8] In 2015, it became available in the United States through Hulu.[9] In Canada, it is available to stream through the CBC's website.

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Canadian viewers
(millions)
1 "Small Talk" Don McKellar Bob Martin September 14, 2011 (2011-09-14) 0.321[10]
2 "Unscripted Conversation" Don McKellar Matt Watts September 21, 2011 (2011-09-21) 0.199[11]
3 "Vomiting" Don McKellar Bob Martin September 27, 2011 (2011-09-27) 0.153[12]
4 "Sleeping with People" Don McKellar Bob Martin October 4, 2011 (2011-10-04) 0.234[13]
5 "Bridges" Alison Maclean Matt Watts October 11, 2011 (2011-10-11) 0.260[14]
6 "Trust" Alison Maclean Bob Martin October 18, 2011 (2011-10-18) 0.178[15]
7 "Heights" Alison Maclean Mark McKinney October 25, 2011 (2011-10-25) 0.273[16]
8 "Being Alone" Patricia Rozema Matt Watts November 1, 2011 (2011-11-01) 0.209[17]
9 "Ridicule" Patricia Rozema Susan Coyne November 8, 2011 (2011-11-08) 0.251[18]
10 "Sweating" Patricia Rozema Susan Coyne November 15, 2011 (2011-11-15) 0.187[19]
11 "Failure" Don McKellar Katie Ford November 29, 2011 (2011-11-29) 0.223[20]
12 "Endings" Don McKellar Bob Martin December 6, 2011 (2011-12-06) 0.145[21]

Season 2[edit]

In March 2015, the CBC announced that the series would return with six new episodes in the 2015-16 season.[22] The new episodes were ultimately delayed, however, and premiered in January 2017 under the new series title Michael: Every Day.[2]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Canadian viewers
(millions)
1 "Squirrels" Don McKellar Matt Watts January 15, 2017 (2017-01-15) 0.189 [23]
2 "Making a Friend" Don McKellar Matt Watts January 15, 2017 (2017-01-15) 0.136 [23]
3 "Public Urination" Don McKellar Lynn Coady January 22, 2017 (2017-01-22) N/A
4 "Panic Camp" Don McKellar Lynn Coady January 22, 2017 (2017-01-22) N/A
5 "Hodophobia - Part 1" Don McKellar Bob Martin January 29, 2017 (2017-01-29) N/A
6 "Hodophobia - Part 2" Don McKellar Bob Martin January 29, 2017 (2017-01-29) N/A

Reception[edit]

The show's premiere episode received low ratings, being watched by 199,000 viewers, with the rest of the season averaging around 250,000 viewers.[24][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Camelot & cover songs: Inside CBC’s new fall lineup". National Post, June 8, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Don McKellar on resurrecting the CBC comedy show Michael". The Globe and Mail, January 12, 2017.
  3. ^ Binning, Cheryl. "Bob Martin: Analyzing Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays". Writer's Guild of Canada. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Salem, Todd (April 25, 2012). "Matt Watts mourns end of Michael: Tuesday and Thursdays". Toronto Star. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ Wild, Diane (August 9, 2011). "The (Hopefully) Complete List of Canadian Fall Premieres". TV, Eh?. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Michael Tuesdays & Thursdays and The Debaters Join CBC Comedy Tuesdays". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. September 23, 2011. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  7. ^ CBC-TV fall lineup: Broadcaster cuts Michael, Tuesdays & Thursdays, resurrects Murdoch Mysteries. National Post, April 19, 2012.
  8. ^ "Michael T&T - VideoWorks". Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  9. ^ Watts, Matt [mattywatts] (December 21, 2015). "Hey USA! Apparently, Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays is on HULU! So you too can not watch it." (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  10. ^ Brioux, Bill (September 21, 2011). "The Brioux Report: Emmy Awards, Survivor, Mercer and 22 Minutes back big as season officially starts". Torstar. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  11. ^ Brioux, Bill (September 27, 2011). "The Brioux Report: Two and a Half Men, Big Bang Theory both blast back as new season kicks in". Torstar. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  12. ^ Brioux, Bill (September 29, 2011). "Uh oh. Michael bombs Tuesdays and Wednesdays". TV Feeds My Family. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  13. ^ Brioux, Bill (October 5, 2011). "Mr. Grant picks Michael up off floor". TV Feeds My Family. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  14. ^ Brioux, Bill (October 19, 2011). "The Brioux Report: Where have all the CBC viewers gone this season?". Torstar. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  15. ^ Brioux, Bill (October 25, 2011). "The Brioux Report: CTV wins again with The Big Bang Theory; World Series grounds out". Torstar. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  16. ^ Brioux, Bill (November 2, 2011). "The Brioux Report: Big Bang still rules, but Rob Ford gets his 22 Minutes of fame". Torstar. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  17. ^ Brioux, Bill (November 9, 2011). "The Brioux Report: Bang still big, X Factor no longer a factor in Canadian Top 10". Torstar. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  18. ^ Brioux, Bill (November 16, 2011). "The Brioux Report: Big Bang still boffo; Prime Suspect let go". Torstar. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  19. ^ Brioux, Bill (November 22, 2011). "The Brioux Report: Goodbye Reege, hello Santa as House and the AMAs make the TV top 10". Torstar. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  20. ^ Brioux, Bill (December 7, 2011). "The Brioux Report: Russell Peters beats Wonderful Life in Christmas TV showdown". Torstar. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  21. ^ Brioux, Bill (December 16, 2011). "Michael's final days: 145,000". TV Feeds My Family. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  22. ^ "CBC reveals new TV shows, revives Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays". The Globe and Mail, March 4, 2015.
  23. ^ a b Brioux, Bill (January 17, 2017). "Tuesdays, Thursdays or Every Day; Michael needs help". TV Feeds My Family. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  24. ^ Brioux, Bill (September 22, 2011). "PREMIERE WEEK: X Factor no new Death Star unless you're Michael Tuesday & Thursdays". TV Feeds My Family. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 

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