Michael: Every Day

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Michael: Every Day
Also known asMichael: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Created byBob Martin
Don McKellar
Written byBob Martin
Matt Watts
Susan Coyne
Mark McKinney
Katie Ford
Directed byDon McKellar
Alison MacLean
Patricia Rozema
StarringMatt 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 originCanada
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes18
Production
Executive producer(s)Bob Martin
Don McKellar
Running timeapprox. 22 minutes
Production company(s)Rhombus Media
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
DistributorTricon Films and Television
Release
Original networkCBC
Original releaseSeptember 14, 2011 – January 29, 2017
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 CAD 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.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateCanadian viewers
(millions)
1"Small Talk"Don McKellarBob MartinSeptember 14, 2011 (2011-09-14)0.321[10]
2"Unscripted Conversation"Don McKellarMatt WattsSeptember 21, 2011 (2011-09-21)0.199[11]
3"Vomiting"Don McKellarBob MartinSeptember 27, 2011 (2011-09-27)0.153[12]
4"Sleeping with People"Don McKellarBob MartinOctober 4, 2011 (2011-10-04)0.234[13]
5"Bridges"Alison MacleanMatt WattsOctober 11, 2011 (2011-10-11)0.260[14]
6"Trust"Alison MacleanBob MartinOctober 18, 2011 (2011-10-18)0.178[15]
7"Heights"Alison MacleanMark McKinneyOctober 25, 2011 (2011-10-25)0.273[16]
8"Being Alone"Patricia RozemaMatt WattsNovember 1, 2011 (2011-11-01)0.209[17]
9"Ridicule"Patricia RozemaSusan CoyneNovember 8, 2011 (2011-11-08)0.251[18]
10"Sweating"Patricia RozemaSusan CoyneNovember 15, 2011 (2011-11-15)0.187[19]
11"Failure"Don McKellarKatie FordNovember 29, 2011 (2011-11-29)0.223[20]
12"Endings"Don McKellarBob MartinDecember 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] The series was not renewed for a third season.[23]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateCanadian viewers
(millions)
1"Squirrels"Don McKellarMatt WattsJanuary 15, 2017 (2017-01-15)0.189 [24]
2"Making a Friend"Don McKellarMatt WattsJanuary 15, 2017 (2017-01-15)0.136 [24]
3"Public Urination"Don McKellarLynn CoadyJanuary 22, 2017 (2017-01-22)N/A
4"Panic Camp"Don McKellarLynn CoadyJanuary 22, 2017 (2017-01-22)N/A
5"Hodophobia - Part 1"Don McKellarBob MartinJanuary 29, 2017 (2017-01-29)N/A
6"Hodophobia - Part 2"Don McKellarBob MartinJanuary 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.[25][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Camelot & cover songs: Inside CBC’s new fall lineup" Archived 2013-01-29 at Archive.is. 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 Archived 2012-04-26 at Archive-It. 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. Archived from the original on March 23, 2012. 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. Archived from the original on October 27, 2011. 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. Archived from the original on November 2, 2011. 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. Archived from the original on October 28, 2011. 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. Archived from the original on January 4, 2012. 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. Archived from the original on December 18, 2011. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  18. ^ Brioux, Bill (November 16, 2011). "The Brioux Report: Big Bang still boffo; Prime Suspect let go". Torstar. Archived from the original on November 19, 2011. 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. Archived from the original on June 15, 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  20. ^ Brioux, Bill (December 7, 2011). "The Brioux Report: Russell Peters beats Wonderful Life in Christmas TV showdown". Torstar. Archived from the original on January 18, 2012. 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. ^ David, Greg (May 24, 2017). "CBC sets 2017-18 primetime schedule; plus new, returning and cancelled series". Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  24. ^ a b Brioux, Bill (January 17, 2017). "Tuesdays, Thursdays or Every Day; Michael needs help". TV Feeds My Family. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  25. ^ 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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