Second City Television

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Second City Television
Premiere September 21, 1976
Finale July 14, 1984
Creator Andrew Alexander,
Del Close,
Joe Flaherty,
Eugene Levy,
Harold Ramis,
Sheldon Patinkin,
Bernard Sahlins,
Dave Thomas
Network Global Television Network (seasons 1–2),
CBC (season 3),
NBC (seasons 4–5),
Cinemax (season 6)
Style 30-minute (seasons 1–3) / 90-minute (seasons 4–5) / 45-minute (season 6) sketch comedy
Company Old Firehall Productions
Seasons 6
Episodes 135 + 6 specials
Origin Canada

Second City Television (1976–84), often abbreviated as SCTV, is a Canadian sketch comedy. It was created by members of The Second City, a comedy troupe. The show ran on different networks and under different names. It ran as Second City Television on Global and CBC, then SCTV Network 90 on NBC and finally SCTV Channel on Cinemax. The show is often thought of as the Canadian version of Saturday Night Live.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Joe Flaherty Various 1 2 3 4 5 6
Eugene Levy Various 1 2 3 4 5 6
Andrea Martin Various 1 2 3 4 5 6
Dave Thomas Various 1 2 3 4
Harold Ramis Various 1 2
John Candy Various 1 2 4 5
Catherine O'Hara Various 1 2 4
Rick Moranis Various 3 4
Tony Rosato Various 3
Robin Duke Various 3
Martin Short 4 5 6
Supporting/Recurring Cast
John Hemphill Various 5 6
Mary Charlotte Wilcox Various 5 6

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
Global
Season One September 21, 1976 December 12, 1977 26 + 1 SP
Season Two September 16, 1978 March 10, 1979 26 + 1 SP
CBC
Season Three September 9, 1980 March 13, 1981 26 + 1 SP
NBC
Season Four May 15, 1981 July 16, 1982 25 + 3 SP
Season Five October 15, 1982 March 18, 1983 14
Cinemax
Season Six November 22, 1983 July 17, 1984 18

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Summary

SCTV has 4 volumes released, which, between the four of them, include the entirety of the fourth and fifth seasons in chronological order. Two more releases have been made, Christmas with SCTV which includes Christmas episodes of the show already released in the volume releases, and Best of the Early Years, which features complete episodes from the second and third seasons.


Title Release Date #
Episode Collections
SCTV: Volume 1 June 8, 2004 5
SCTV: Volume 2 October 19, 2004 5
SCTV: Volume 3 March 1, 2005 5
SCTV: Volume 4 September 13, 2005 6
Christmas with SCTV October 19, 2005 1
SCTV: Best of the Early Years October 24, 2006 3

External Sites