Satisfaction (2013 TV series)

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Satisfaction
GenreSitcom
Created byTim McAuliffe
Starring
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Steven DeNure
  • Tracey Jardine
  • Jim Corston
Production location(s)Toronto, Ontario
CinematographyKen Krawczyk
Camera setupSingle
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)DHX Media
Lionsgate
Bell Media
DistributorLionsgate
Release
Original networkCTV
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseJune 24 – September 16, 2013 (2013-09-16)
External links
Official website

Satisfaction is a Canadian television sitcom, created by Tim McAuliffe, that debuted on CTV on June 24, 2013. Satisfaction was canceled after one season.[1]

Premise[edit]

The show centres on couple Jason (Luke Macfarlane) and Maggie (Leah Renee) and their roommate Mark (Ryan Belleville) as they try to seek some satisfaction in their lives.[2] The series also features their neighbour Simon (Pat Thornton), Maggie's boss, former hockey player turned bar owner Doug St. Bruce (Thomas Mitchell), neighbour and cat enthusiast Bea (Nikki Payne), and single father Gary Breakfast (Mark Critch). The concept of the show comes from creator Tim McAuliffe's experiences as the single roommate while staying in an apartment with a couple.

Guest stars in the first season include Wendel Clark, Gordon Pinsent, Andy Kindler, Shaun Majumder, Gabrielle Miller, Jerry O'Connell, Tommy Chong, and Jessica Paré.[3]

The series is filmed in Toronto, Ontario.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Viewers
(million)
1"The Blackout Cometh"Steve WrightJason BellevilleJune 24, 2013 (2013-06-24)0.524[4]
A massive blackout leaves Jason and Maggie unable to settle an argument without the aid of the Internet. Mark has to race against time to save six months worth of thawing frozen food, and win back over the neighbours who have turned against him.
2"The Internship, Relationship, Friendship"[5]James DunnisonTim PolleyJuly 1, 2013 (2013-07-01)N/A
Maggie convinces Mark to get his friend-with-benefits, Shannon (Natalie Lisinska), to get Maggie an internship at a marketing agency. Jason competes against Wendel Clark in a pub trivia contest.
3"The Wind Beneath My Wingman"[5]James DunnisonTim McAuliffeJuly 8, 2013 (2013-07-08)0.469[6]
Jason meets an old friend from college who inspires him to not give up on his passion for music. Maggie tells Mark he needs to find a new wingman since Jason isn't available and Mark picks Simon.
4"The Pot and The Pirate"[5]Steve WrightMark CritchJuly 15, 2013 (2013-07-15)0.409[7]
Maggie and Jason’s friends from the suburbs ask them to get some marijuana. Mark's new job requires him to see his doctor (Gordon Pinsent), who diagnoses him with scurvy.
5"First Contact"[5]Keith SamplesRyan BellevilleJuly 22, 2013 (2013-07-22)0.463[8]
When Robyn (Jessica Paré) moves into the building Mark and Simon compete for her. Maggie and Jason go to a film festival and befirend another couple, Trevor (Shaun Majumder) and Denise (Gabrielle Miller). When Trevor informs them that they are polyamorous Maggie and Jason aren't sure if they want to partake or be offended by possibly being rejected.
6"Penis Face Cat Funeral"[5]Keith SamplesJenn EngelsJuly 29, 2013 (2013-07-29)N/A
Maggie realises she has become desensitised to the pain of others due to her obsession with French prank shows when she sees how others react to her sharing a video of Simon being scaled by an espresso machine. As part of her amends Maggie agrees to plan a funeral for Bea's recently deceased cat. Jason and Mark's old college nemesis David (Jerry O'Connell) invites them out for drinks. Mark's seizes upon his chance for revenge when David gets very drunk.
7"Janet"[5]Shawn Alex ThompsonTim McAuliffeAugust 5, 2013 (2013-08-05)0.310[9]
Jason and Maggie stumble into a discussion about the names of their possible future children. When Maggie says she wants a daughter named Janet in honour of her grandmother Jason is against it because no Janet he knows is a good person, especially his co-worker. Mark's suggestion to have Janet over for dinner backfires when Maggie and Janet learn they have a lot of things in common.
8"Sunday Brunchy Sunday"[5]Shawn Alex ThompsonTim PolleyAugust 12, 2013 (2013-08-12)0.410[10]
As they try to find the perfect place for brunch Maggie begins to have doubts about whether Jason really cares what she does with her life.
9"Mo Money, Mo Problems"[5]Jason PriestleyMark CritchAugust 19, 2013 (2013-08-19)0.627[11]
10"Confrontations"[5]Mike ClattenburgTim McAuliffeAugust 26, 2013 (2013-08-26)0.423[12]
11"Fade To Blackened"[5]Keith SamplesTim McAuliffeSeptember 2, 2013 (2013-09-02)0.352[13]
12"Daddy Issues"[5]Mike ClattenburgTim McAulifeSeptember 9, 2013 (2013-09-09)0.485[14]
13"Save The Date"[5]Jason PriestleyMark CritchSeptember 16, 2013 (2013-09-16)N/A

Accolades[edit]

At the 2nd Canadian Screen Awards, Jason Priestley was nominated for Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series.[15] Mary Kirkland, Rupert Lazarus and Sean Breaugh were nominated for Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Fiction Program or Series.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vlessing, Etan (October 28, 2013). "Canada's CTV Cancels Comedy 'Satisfaction' After One Season". The Hollywood Reporter.
  2. ^ "Satisfaction Premieres June 24". Retrieved May 30, 2013.
  3. ^ "Jessica Paré, Tommy Chong to guest star on Canadian 'Satisfaction' Comedy". Retrieved May 30, 2013.
  4. ^ Brioux, Bill (June 26, 2013). "Millions watch Stanley Cup and Under the Dome". TV Feed My Family. Retrieved July 4, 2013.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "CTV — Satisfaction — Details". Bell Media. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  6. ^ Brioux, Bill (July 10, 2013). "MON o'nites". Twitter. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  7. ^ Brioux, Bill (July 16, 2013). "MONDAY o'nites". Twitter. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  8. ^ Brioux, Bill (July 23, 2013). "MONDAY o'nites". Twitter. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  9. ^ Brioux, Bill (August 8, 2013). "MON o'nites". Twitter. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  10. ^ Brioux, Bill (August 13, 2013). "MONDAY o'nites". Twitter. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  11. ^ Brioux, Bill (August 20, 2013). "MONDAY o'nites". Twitter. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  12. ^ Brioux, Bill (August 28, 2013). "MONDAY o'nites". Twitter. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  13. ^ Brioux, Bill (September 5, 2013). "MONDAY o'nites". Twitter. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  14. ^ Brioux, Bill (September 9, 2013). "SUNDAY o'nites". Twitter. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  15. ^ Schaefer, Glen (13 January 2014). "B.C. players mostly on small screen in Canadian Screen Award nominations". The Province. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  16. ^ 2014 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS Television Nominations, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, Toronto and Montreal: 13 January 2014, p. 28.

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