EPISODES - AIRDATES

All six series and beyond.

Airdates

Global 1976-77 (Series 1a)

Global 1977-78 (Series 1b)

Global 1978-79 (Series 2)

CBC 1980-81 (Series 3)

NBC 1981-82 (Series 4)

NBC 1982-83 (Series 5)

CBC 1981-82 (Series 4c)

CBC 1982-83 (Series 5c)

Cinemax 1983-84 (Series 6)

US Airdates Series 1-3

 

Global 1976-1977: Series 1a - Second City Television

SCTV debuted on Global Tuesday, September 21, 1976 at 7:30, and was repeated the same week on Thursday at 9, where it remained for the rest of the 76-77 season.

Global initially commissioned 6 episodes, shown once a month in the fall of 1976. The next 7 shows followed twice a month in 1977.

Series 1 was produced at Global's studio in Toronto for Global Television in Canada. It didn't actually start airing in the US until fall 1977, when the first 26 Global shows were syndicated by Filmways as a single series. Because SCTV was syndicated in the States, US airdates are quite different from the Canadian ones; individual stations bought the show and showed it when they wanted. See Series 1-3 in the United States for some sample airdates.

  76/09/21     1-1 (1)   Backstage (repeated 76/09/23)
  76/10/21     1-2 (2)   Murder at SCTV
  76/11/18     1-3 (3)   Ethnic Humour
  76/12/16     1-4 (4)   Crosswords
  77/01/13     1-5 (5)   Match Unto My Feet
  77/02/10     1-6 (6)   Memoirs of Anton Chekhov
  77/02/24     1-7 (7)   Dialing For Dollars
  77/03/10     1-8 (8)   Shock Theatre
  77/03/24     1-9 (9)   Philosophy Street
  77/04/07     1-10 (10) Therese et Joe
  77/04/21     1-11 (11) Broads Behind Bars
  77/05/05     1-12 (12) The Taxidermist
  77/05/19     1-13 (13) Ben Hur

Global 1977-1978: Series 1b - Second City Television

Global commissioned an additional 13 shows for their 1977 season. These aired weekly, Mondays at 9:00 (later moved to 9:30), and repeated Fridays at 9:30. They then re-ran all 26 shows starting in December of 1977.

  77/09/19+23  1-14 (14) Hefty
  77/09/26+30  1-15 (15) Leave it to Beaver
  77/10/03+07  1-16 (16) Goodbye America
  77/10/10+14  1-17 (17) Galaxy 66
  77/10/17+21  1-18 (18) Madame Blitzman
  77/10/24+28  1-19 (19) $129 000 Question
  77/10/31+04  1-20 (20) House of Wax
  77/11/07+11  1-21 (21) Sammy Maudlin
  77/11/14+18  1-22 (22) World at War
  77/11/21+25  1-23 (23) Grapes of Mud
  77/11/28     1-24 (24) Officer Friendly
  77/12/05+09  1-25 (25) King of the Popes
  77/12/12+16  1-26 (26) Lust for Paint (moved to Monday at 9:30)

Series 1 Repeats

  77/12/19+23  1-1 (1)   Backstage
  77/12/   30  1-2 (2)   Murder at SCTV
  78/01/02+06  1-3 (3)   Ethnic Humour
  78/01/09+13  1-4 (4)   Crosswords
  78/01/16+20  1-5 (5)   Match Unto My Feet
  78/01/23+28  1-6 (6)   Memoirs of Anton Chekhov (Fri moved to Sat at 10:00)
  78/01/30+04  1-7 (7)   Dialing For Dollars (Moved to Monday at 9:00)
  78/02/06+11  1-8 (8)   Shock Theatre
  78/02/14     1-9 (9)   Philosophy Street (Tuesday at 9:00)
  78/02/20     1-10 (10) Therese et Joe (Monday at 9:00)
  78/02/27+04  1-11 (11) Broads Behind Bars
  78/03/06+11  1-12 (12) The Taxidermist
  78/03/13+18  1-13 (13) Ben Hur
  78/03/20+25  1-14 (14) Hefty
  78/03/27+01  1-15 (15) Leave it to Beaver
  78/04/03+08  1-16 (16) Goodbye America
  78/04/10     1-17 (17) Galaxy 66
  78/04/17+22  1-18 (18) Madame Blitzman
  78/04/24     1-19 (19) $129 000 Question
  78/05/01+06  1-20 (20) House of Wax
  78/05/08+13  1-21 (21) Sammy Maudlin
  78/05/15+20  1-22 (22) World at War
  78/05/22+27  1-23 (23) Grapes of Mud
  78/05/29+03  1-24 (24) Officer Friendly
  78/06/05+10  1-25 (25) King of the Popes
  78/06/12+17  1-26 (14) Lust for Paint
  78/06/19+24  1-?? (??)
  78/06/26+01  1-10 (10) Therese et Joe (Saturdays moved to 10:30)
  78/07/03     1-11 (11) Broads Behind Bars
  78/07/10+15  1-17 (17) Galaxy 66
  78/07/17+22  1-3  (3)  Ethnic Humour
  78/07/   29  1-14 (14) Hefty
  78/07/31+05  1-15 (15) Leave it to Beaver
  78/08/07+12  1-?? (??)
  78/08/14+19  1-20 (20) House of Wax
  78/08/21     1-22 (22) World at War
  78/08/   26  1-25 (25) King of the Popes
  78/08/28+02  1-24 (24) Officer Friendly
  78/09/   09  1-?? (??) (Saturday at 8:30)
  

Global 1978-1979: Series 2 - SCTV

For its 78-79 season, Global moved SCTV to Saturdays only, eventually settling at 10:00. Series 2 was produced at Global's studio in Toronto for Global Television in Canada and Rhodes Syndication in the States.

  78/09/16  2-1 (27) Series 2 Premiere (at 8:30)
  78/09/23  2-2 (28) Bob Hope Desert Classic (at 10:30)
  78/09/30  2-3 (29) Kidnapping of Moe Green (moved to 10:00)
  78/10/07  2-4 (30) Solid Gold Telethon
  78/10/14  2-5 (31) Writer Strike
  78/10/21  2-6 (32) Municipal Election
  78/10/28  2-7 (33) Farm Film Report / Arabs
  78/11/04  2-8 (34) The Mirthmakers/Happy Endings
  78/11/11  2-9 (35) Undersea World
  78/11/18  2-10 (36) Edith Prickley, Station Manager
  78/11/25  2-11 (37) 30th Anniversary
  78/12/02  2-12 (38) The Occult
  78/12/09  2-13 (39) Bad Acting In Hollywood
  78/12/16  2-14 (40) Alfred Hitchcock Presents
  78/12/23  2-15 (41) Fighting Air Dogs
  78/12/31  2-16 (42) Death Takes No Holiday (Sunday at 10:00)
  79/01/06  2-17 (43) Rock Concert
  79/01/13  2-18 (44) Fantasy Island
  79/01/20  2-19 (45) On the Waterfront Again
  79/01/27  2-20 (46) SCTV Disco
  79/02/03  2-21 (47) Pipeline
  79/02/10  2-22 (48) Consumer Action Line
  79/02/17  2-23 (49) Relaxing with Raoul
  79/02/24  2-24 (50) The Flaming Turkey
  79/03/03  2-25 (51) Best Of 1
  79/03/10  2-26 (52) Best Of 2

Series 2 Repeats

  79/03/14+17  2-1 (27) Series 2 Premiere (Wed at 9:00, Sat at 10:00)
  79/03/21     2-2 (28) Bob Hope Desert Classic

  79/04/04     2-?? (??) 
  79/04/09+11  2-5 (31) Writer Strike (Mon at 9:30, Wed at 9:00)
  79/04/16+18  2-6 (32) Municipal Election
  79/04/23     2-?? (??) 
  79/05/   02  2-?? (??) 
  79/05/14     2-?? (??) 

  79/05/28+02  2-11 (37) 30th Anniversary (Mon at 9:30, Sat at 10:00)
  79/06/04+09  2-?? (??) 
  79/06/11     2-?? (??) 

CBC 1980-1981: Series 3 - SCTV

Global dropped SCTV after their 78-79 season as they could no longer afford to produce it, and the show went into temporary hiatus as the producers searched for another partner. Eventually, they found ITV in Edmonton and the CBC added it to its 1980-81 lineup. Series 3 was produced at ITV studios Edmonton for the CBC in Canada and Rhodes Syndication in the States.

At 8:30 on Tuesday September 9, 1980, CBC aired a half-hour show called "The Best of Second City TV", presumably as an introduction to the new season, which started airing Friday nights at 11:45 on September 19, 1980.

  80/09/09  "The Best of Second City TV"

  80/09/19  3-1 (53) Lee A Iacocca's Rock Concert
  80/09/26  3-2 (54) Thursday Night Live
  80/10/03  3-3 (55) Death of a Salesman
  80/10/10  3-4 (56) My Factory, My Self
  80/10/17  3-5 (57) Death Motel
  80/10/24  3-6 (58) The Lone Ranger Show
  80/10/31  3-7 (59) Play It Again, Bob
  80/11/07  3-8 (60) Gaslight
  80/11/14  3-9 (61) Man's Ability to Imitate
  80/11/21  3-10 (62) Mel's Rock Pile
  80/11/28  3-11 (63) The Sammy Maudlin Show
  80/12/05  3-12 (64) Hugh Betcha's Night Gallery
  80/12/12  3-13 (65) Star Wars
  80/12/19  3-14 (66) Hollywood Salutes Its Extras
  80/12/26  3-15 (67) The Irwin Allen Show  (at 11:35)
  81/01/02  3-16 (68) Big Brother  (at 11:35)
  81/01/09  3-17 (69) Two Way TV / Pit Bulls  (at 11:35)
  81/01/16  3-18 (70) Alpha Channel
  81/01/23  3-19 (71) Midnight Express Special
  81/01/30  3-20 (72) Cookery Crock / Cartoon Coroner
  81/02/06  3-21 (73) The Mating Game
  81/02/13  3-22 (74) Gene Shalit's America
  81/02/20  3-23 (75) Mel's Rock Pile: Richard Harris
  81/02/27  3-24 (76) Dick Cavett
  81/03/06  3-25 (77) The Cisco Kid  (at 00:00)
  81/03/13  3-26 (78) Best Of 3

Series 3 Repeats

  81/03/20  3-3 (55) Death of a Salesman
  81/03/27  3-4 (56) My Factory, My Self (at 11:55)
  81/04/03  3-5 (57) Death Motel
  81/04/10  3-6 (58) The Lone Ranger Show
  81/04/17  3-7 (59) Play It Again, Bob
  81/04/24  3-8 (60) Gaslight
  81/05/01  3-9 (61) Man's Ability to Imitate
  81/05/08  3-10 (62) Mel's Rock Pile
  81/05/15  3-11 (63) The Sammy Maudlin Show
  81/05/22  3-12 (64) Hugh Betcha's Night Gallery
  81/05/29  3-13 (65) Star Wars
  81/06/05  3-14 (66) Hollywood Salutes Its Extras
  81/06/12  3-15 (67) The Irwin Allen Show
  81/06/19  3-16 (68) Big Brother
  81/06/26  3-17 (69) Two Way TV / Pit Bulls
  81/07/03  3-18 (70) Alpha Channel
  81/07/10  3-19 (71) Midnight Express Special
  81/07/17  3-20 (72) Cookery Crock / Cartoon Coroner
  81/07/24  3-21 (73) The Mating Game
  81/07/31  3-22 (74) Gene Shalit's America
  81/07/07  3-23 (75) Mel's Rock Pile: Richard Harris
  81/07/14  3-24 (76) Dick Cavett
  

NBC 1981-1982: Series 4 - SCTV Network/90

NBC picked SCTV up as a mid-season replacement of 'Midnight Special' in the spring of 1981, airing nine 90 minute episodes Friday nights at 12:30am starting in May 1981 (while the CBC and US stations were still repeating Series 3). Series 4 was produced in three nine-episode production cycles; Cycle 1 was produced at ITV in Edmonton.

1981 Summer replacement (Cycle 1) - SCTV Network/90

  81/05/15  4/1-1  (79)    One on the Town
  81/05/22  4/1-2  (80)    Polynesiantown
  81/05/29  4/1-3  (81)    Southside Fracas
  81/06/19  4/1-4  (82)    Repeats
  81/07/03  4/1-5  (83)    Street Beef
  81/07/10  4/1-6  (84)    Moral Majority
  81/07/17  4/1-7  (85)    Pledge Week
  81/07/24  4/1-8  (86)    Bouncin' Back To You!
  81/07/31  4/1-9  (87)    The Great White North

1981-82 Season (Cycles 2 and 3) - SCTV Network

Kept on by NBC for the 1981-82 season, SCTV received a visual makeover and new theme, and dropped the '90' from its name. It kept its time slot of Friday nights at 12:30, except for a few occasions (*) when it aired on Saturdays, in place of Saturday Night Live; unsatisfied by the ratings, NBC dropped the idea.

Mid-way through the season in January 1982, NBC aired three specials (best ofs) billed as The Best of SCTV.

Cycle 2 was produced at ITV in Edmonton, wrapping in December 1981. The show then moved back to Toronto for Cycle 3, which started production March 22. Martin Short joined the cast in June, making his first appearance in show 103.

  81/10/16  4/2-1  (88)    CCCP 1
  81/10/23  4/2-2  (89)    I'm Taking My Own Head
  81/10/30  4/2-3  (90)    Zontar
  81/11/06  4/2-4  (91)    Walter Cronkite's Brain
  81/11/20  4/2-5  (92)    Doorway to Hell
  81/12/11  4/2-6  (93)    The Godfather
  81/12/18  4/2-7  (94)    Christmas

+*82/01/16  4/2-S1         The Best of SCTV 1
+ 82/01/22  4/2-S2         The Best of SCTV 2
+ 82/01/29  4/2-S3         The Best of SCTV 3

  82/02/12  4/2-8  (95)    Teacher's Pet
  82/02/19  4/2-9  (96)    Midnight Video Special
  82/04/16  4/3-1  (97)     The Great White North Palace
  82/04/23  4/3-2  (98)     Pre-Teen World Telethon
 *82/05/01  4/3-3  (99)     The People's Global Golden Choice Awards
  82/05/14  4/3-4  (100)    3-D Stake From the Heart
  82/05/21  4/3-5  (101)    Pet Peeves / The Happy Wanderers
 *82/06/05  4/3-6  (102)    Chariots of Eggs
  82/07/16  4/3-7  (103)    Battle of the PBS Stars

NBC 1982-1983: Series 5 (Cycles 4 and 5) - SCTV Network

The last two shows of Cycle 3 were held back and aired as the first two shows of the 1982-1983 NBC season -- only two weeks passed before the next show aired. Series 5 consisted of two six-episode production cycles.

  82/10/15  4/3-8  (104)    Rome, Italian Style
  82/10/22  4/3-9  (105)    Street Beef
  82/11/05  5/1-1  (106)    Sammy Maudlin / CBC
  82/11/12  5/1-2  (107)    Indecent Exposure
  82/11/19  5/1-3  (108)    Melonvote
  82/11/26  5/1-4  (109)    Jane Eyrehead
  82/12/10  5/1-5  (110)    Towering Inferno
  82/12/17  5/1-6  (111)    Christmas 1982
  83/01/28  5/2-1  (112)    A Star is Born
  83/02/11  5/2-2  (113)    Vic Arpeggio / SCTV Classifieds
  83/02/18  5/2-3  (114)    Bobby Bittman Retires
  83/02/25  5/2-4  (115)    Sweeps Week
  83/03/11  5/2-5  (116)    South Sea Sinner 
  83/03/18  5/2-6  (117)    Midnight Cowboy II

CBC 1981-83: Series 4c and 5c - SCTV Network

CBC continued to carry SCTV in the fall of 1981 as a 60 minute show (compiled from the 90 minute NBC shows) Friday nights at 9, premiering October 16, the same day NBC started airing Cycle 2. The show moved to 10 and then to 11:30. Ending at 12:30, SCTV addicts could switch to NBC for a total of 2.5 hours of continuous SCTV.

Season 4c - SCTV

  81/10/16  4-1c     Premiere (9PM) "Benny Hill and Wet Nurse"
  81/10/23  4-2c      
  81/10/30  4-3c     "Auction of Eskimo art"
  81/11/13  4-4c      
  81/11/20  4-5c      
  81/11/27  4-6c      
  81/12/11  4-7c     moved to 10PM
  81/12/18  4-8c     	
  82/01/01  4-9c     	
  82/01/08  4-10c
  82/01/15  4-11c    moved to 11:30PM
  82/01/22  4-12c
  82/01/29  4-13c
  82/02/05  4-c
  82/02/12  4-c
  82/02/19  4-c
  82/02/26  
  82/03/05  
  82/03/12  
  82/03/19  
  82/03/26  
  82/04/02  
  82/04/09  
  82/04/16  4-c      (12:30) "3 fresh episodes"
  82/04/23  4-c      (12:30)
  82/04/30  4-c
  82/05/07  4-
  82/05/14  4-
  82/05/21  4-
  82/05/28  4-
  82/06/04           moved to 8pm for summer repeats
  82/06/11  
  82/06/18  
  82/06/25  
  82/07/02  
  82/07/09  
  82/07/16  
  82/07/23  
  82/07/30  
  82/08/06  
  82/08/13  
  82/08/20  
  82/08/27  
  82/09/03
  82/09/10
  82/09/17
  82/09/24
  82/10/01
  82/10/08

Season 5c - SCTV

  82/10/15  5-1c     Premiere (11:30 PM)
  82/10/22  5-2c      
  82/10/29  5-3c      
  82/11/05  5-4c     "CBC show"
  82/11/19  5-5c     "Election"

Cinemax 1983-1984: Series 6 - SCTV Channel

After NBC cancelled it, SCTV was picked up by Cinemax in the States and Superchannel in Canada. The show was trimmed to 45 minutes every two weeks. The show debuted November 2, 1983 in the US, and Friday, December 16 in Canada. The following airdates are for Cinemax; in Canada it aired Thursday nights at 7PM.

  83/11/22  1  (118)    Maudlin O' the Night 
  83/12/06  2  (119)    Gimme Jackie / Australia
  83/12/20  3  (120)    It's a Wonderful Film
  83/01/03  4  (121)    The Date Debate / Scary Previews
  84/01/17  5  (122)    You're On / Das Boobs
  84/01/31  6  (123)    Stars In One: Bob Hope / Happy Hour
  84/02/14  7  (124)    Stalag SCTV
  84/02/28  8  (125)    Diary of a Female Person / Happy Hour
  84/03/13  9  (126)    Just For Fun / Black Like Vic
  84/03/27  10 (127)    Youth, Do They Give a Damn? / Happy Hour
  84/04/10  11 (128)    Allenscam / Mel's Rock Pile
  84/04/24  12 (129)    Oliver Grimley
  84/05/08  13 (130)    2009 Jupiter and Beyond
  84/05/22  14 (131)    Half Wits / Save the World Parade
  84/06/05  15 (132)    Jackie Rogers for President / Happy Hour
  84/06/19  16 (133)    Celebrity Fairie Tayles / Canadian Gaffes
  84/07/03  17 (134)    You're On / Happy Hour
  84/07/17  18 (135)    Pledge Week

The final episodes were filmed in April 1984. In June, Martin Short announced he was jumping to Saturday Nght Live, though Executive Producer Andrew Alexander waited until Tuesday July 3 to make it official: SCTV had wrapped for good. At the same time, he announced that 156 half-hour shows (later expanded to 185) had been sold into syndication in markets across the States.

 

US Airdates Seasons 1-3

The first two series of SCTV (Global) were syndicated in the US, starting in 1977, by Filmways and Rhodes. Series 3 was syndicated by Rhodes. The US shows were a bit shorter due to American commercial considerations, and show 3 (Ethnic Humour) was radically different due to what the US censors thought was unacceptable material (the Out-Patient sketch, mainly). The Series 2 end of season best ofs were also different. (Thanks to Pat Durkin for Milwaulkie, Patrick Alford for LA, and Mark Yurkiw for Chicago)

Series 1-3 airdates for Los Angeles

Second City Revue
7:00 pm Saturdays 10/02/77 to 05/20/78 (KHJ-TV, Ch. 9)
11:00 pm Saturdays 06/10/78 to 11/04/78 (KHJ-TV, Ch. 9)

Second City TV
11:00 pm Saturdays 11/18/78 to 09/01/79 (KHJ-TV, Ch. 9)

Second City Television
11:30 pm Fridays 09/28/79 to 01/04/80 (KHJ-TV, Ch. 9)
1:00 am Saturdays 02/09/80 to 08/30/81 (KNBC, Ch. 4 and KCST, Ch.39 in San Diego)

Series 3 airdates for Milwaulkie

  3-1:  3/14/81
  3-2:  9/20/80
  3-3:  9/27/80
  3-4:  12/6/80
  3-5:  10/4/80
  3-6:  10/11/80
  3-7:  10/18/80
  3-8:  10/25/80
  3-9:  11/1/80
  3-10: 11/8/80
  3-11: 11/15/80
  3-12: 11/22/80
  3-13: 11/29/80
  3-14: 12/13/80
  3-15: 12/20/80
  3-16: 12/27/80
  3-17: 1/3/81
  3-18: 1/10/81
  3-19: 1/17/81
  3-20: 1/24/81
  3-21: 1/31/81
  3-22: 2/7/81
  3-23: 2/14/81
  3-24: 2/21/81
  3-25: 2/28/81
  3-26: 3/7/81

Series 1-3 Airdates for Chicago

WMAQ (Channel 5) NBC, Chicago aired most of the first series shows a total of four times each. They ran them twice in 1977-78, and repeated them in 1979-80. Second and third series shows were shown only twice, for the most part. The very last SCTV half-hour aired on WMAQ was a repeat of the second "Best Of" show from Series 2, shown after Series 3 had ended.

WMAQ aired "Big City Comedy" during Series 3. It only aired a few months and was dropped due to low ratings. It bounced all around the schedule, and I wondered why they never aired it back-to-back with SCTV. They did run it that way for a few weeks...actually, SCTV aired at midnight, with Big City at 1:00 AM. Maybe it would have fared better if they had done this all along.

Robin Duke and Tony Rosato's first appearance on SNL would have immediately been followed by an SCTV show with both in it.

SCTV Airdates and TV Guide descriptions (shows aired after Saturday Night Live unless stated otherwise). The listings were as Second City T.V.

9/17/77
Debut: The Second City Theater comedy group takes an offbeat look at television programming by staging highlights of a fictitious TV station's typical broadcast day. Sketches include spoofs of movies, TV dramas and news.

9/24/77 (no description)

10/8/77
Spoofs of game and cooking shows, Westerns and horror films. Eugene Levy, John Candy. (Repeated 4/8/78, 12/15/79, 6/14/80)

10/15/77 (#12)
Comedy sketches spoof TV movies, game shows, commercials and farm reports. Eugene Levy, Joe Flaherty. (Repeated 4/22/78, 6/21/80)

10/22/77 (#13)
Spoofs of Ben-Hur, and game shows. John Candy, Harold Ramis, Dave Thomas, Eugene Levy. (Repeated 4/29/78, 12/29/79, 6/28/80)

10/29/77 (repeats 10/22/77) (10/22/77 show probably did not air)

11/5/77
Spoofs of TV medical dramas, a game show and commercials. Eugene Levy. (Repeated 5/6/78, 1/5/80, 7/5/80)

11/12/77
Spoofs of TV game shows and of horror films. John Candy, Joe Flaherty. (Repeated 5/13/78)

11/19/77 (#14)
Spoofs of the movie Rocky, and of TV commercials, including a public service announcement for shoplifters. (Repeated 5/20/78, 8/2/80)

11/26/77 (#15)
Spoofs of the TV series Leave It To Beaver, a children's show and an exercise show. John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy. (Repeated 5/27/78, 2/9/80, 8/9/80)

12/3/77 (#16)
Sketches: A look at how Hugh Hefner might act at a party, and spoofs of Rona Barrett's Hollywood Report and the TV series Good Night, America. Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Joe Flaherty. (Repeated 6/3/78, 2/16/80, 8/16/80)

12/10/77
Spoofs of TV programming include takeoffs on The After school Special, and gourmet dining shows. Catherine O'Hara. (Repeated 6/10/78, 2/23/80, 8/24/80)

12/17/77 (#17)
Spoofs of the TV game show Bowling For Dollars and news panel interviews. Joe Flaherty, Andrea Martin. (Repeated 6/24/78)

12/24/77 (pre-empted)

12/31/77 (#2)
Spoofs of the movie Tora! Tora! Tora! and the TV series Sunrise Semester. Joe Flaherty, Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin. (Repeated 9/9/78, 5/24/80)

1/7/78 (#9)
Spoofs of roundtable discussions among movie critics, and of the film A Fistful Of Dollars. Also: an offbeat look at a self-defense class for women. Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy. (Repeated 6/17/78, 1/19/80, 7/19/80)

1/14/78 (#19)
Sketches: Dave Thomas portrays Dr. Vincent, the credit psychiatrist. Also: spoofs of game shows and commercials. Harold Ramis, Joe Flaherty, Andrea Martin. (Repeated 7/1/78, 3/1/80, 8/30/80)

1/21/78 (#20)
Sketches: Andrea Martin offers instruction on how to become a TV weather girl. Also: a spoof of the TV series American Bandstand. (Repeated 7/8/78, 3/15/80, 9/6/80)

1/28/78, 2/4/78, 2/11/78, 2/18/78 (no description)

2/25/78 (#23)
Spoofs of TV comedies, crime dramas and children's shows. John Candy, Dave Thomas, Harold Ramis. (Repeated 8/12/78, 4/26/80)

3/4/78
A takeoff on the game show Bowling For Dollars. Harold Ramis, Joe Flaherty, Andrea Martin. (Repeated 11/3/79, 5/3/80)

3/11/78
In a sketch, gourmet Johnny LaRue (John Candy) visits a health-food restaurant. Also: spoofs of commercials for aspirin and toothpaste. (Repeated 8/26/78, 5/10/80)

3/18/78, 3/25/78 (no description)

4/1/78 (#6)
Spoofs of commercials and news, Masterpiece Theatre and an exercise show. Also: a satirical presentation of the Memoirs of Anton Chekhov. Catherine O'Hara, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy. (Repeated 12/8/79, 6/7/80)

4/8/78 (Repeat of 10/8/77)

4/15/78
Spoofs of TV newsmagazines and religious shows, and an offbeat look at the world of professional tennis. Dave Thomas, Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy. (Repeated 1/12/80, 7/12/80)

4/22/78 (Repeat of 10/15/77)

4/29/78 (Repeat of 10/29/77)

5/6/78 (Repeat of 11/5/77)

5/13/78 (Repeat of 11/12/77)

5/20/78 (Repeat of 11/19/77)

5/27/78 (Repeat of 11/26/77)

6/3/78 (Repeat of 12/3/77)

6/10/78 (Repeat of 12/10/77)

6/17/78 (Repeat of 1/7/78)

6/24/78 (Repeat of 12/17/77)

7/1/78 (Repeat of 1/14/78)

7/8/78 (Repeat of 1/21/78)

7/15/78 (no description)

7/22/78 (#22)
Spoofs of the TV series Passport to Adventure, the movie Murder on the Orient Express, and of television commercials. Dave Thomas, Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy. (Repeated 4/12/80)

7/29/78 (#23)
Spoofs of the movie The Grapes Of Wrath, and children's TV shows. Harold Ramis, Joe Flaherty. (Repeated 9/13/80)

8/5/78 (no description)

8/12/78 (Repeat of 2/25/78)

8/19/78 (no description)

8/26/78 (Repeat of 3/11/78)

9/2/78
Spoofs of the movie The Wizard of Oz and the TV game show The $20,000 Pyramid. Andrea Martin. (Repeated 5/17/80)

9/9/78 (Repeat of 12/31/77)
The following listings as Second City Television

9/16/78, 9/23/78, 9/30/78, 10/7/78 (no description)

The following listings as Second City Television Network

10/14/78 (#33)
Spoofs of the movie Lawrence of Arabia, TV agricultural shows and television dramas. John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin.

10/21/78 (#34)(Moves to 6:30 p.m. through 12/9/78)
Sketches: SCTV Movie of the Week Triple Feature, with three plots that unfold simultaneously, and Happy Ending News. John Candy.

10/28/78 (#35)
Dave Thomas plays a marriage counselor advising a woman who thinks she's a married couple (Catherine O'Hara). Also featured are satires on undersea documentaries, yoga programs and game shows. (Repeated 4/28/79)

11/4/78 (#36)
Andrea Martin portrays SCTV's new station manager, a housewife who promises something for everyone except sports lovers. (Repeated 5/5/79)

11/11/78, 11/18/78 (no description)

11/25/78 (#39)
The troupe spoofs courtroom dramas, detective shows and beer commercials. Dave Thomas, Catherine O'Hara. (Repeated 5/26/79)

12/2/78 (#40)
Sketches include Murder is Bad For Your Health, a spoof of Hitchcock movies. Also: a take-off of women's talk shows. Andrea Martin. (Repeated 6/2/79)

12/9/78 (#30)
The SCTV troupe stages a Solid Gold Telethon, urging viewers to send in their precious metal to offset operating deficits. Joe Flaherty.

12/16/78 (?)

12/23/78, 12/30/78 (no description)

1/6/79 (#41)
John Candy and Dave Thomas play aerial combatants in Flying Air Dogs, and Earl Camembert (Eugene Levy) gets high investigating a marijuana clinic for SCTV News.

1/13/79 (#42)
The troupe spoofs Agatha Christie with Death Takes No Holiday.

1/20/79 (#43)
SCTV station manager Edith Prickley (Andrea Martin) serves up some recipes on her new cooking show, and newscaster Earl Camembert (Eugene Levy) suffers from a toothache. Also: a spoof of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Dave Thomas.

1/27/79 (no description)

2/3/79 (#45)
The Sammy Maudlin Show, with Joe Flaherty as host, parodies talk shows. Other highlights include a spoof of On The Waterfront and commercials for toys and a course in speed-eating. (Repeated 7/14/79)

2/10/79, 2/17/79, 2/24/79 (no description)
3/3/79 (#49)
An appetizing program features a look at a Western fast-food restaurant and a food review by John Candy.

3/10/79 (#50)
The entire cast performs in a ballet. Other skits include a takeoff on Socratic teachings, and a public-service commercial on mental health. Catherine O'Hara, Joe Flaherty, John Candy. (Repeated 8/18/79)

3/17/79 (#51) (First of two Best Of SCTV shows, note they do not match Canadian versions)
Andrea Martin and Catherine O'Hara star in a parody of women's-prison films. Also: daytime courtroom dramas are lampooned. (Repeated 8/25/79)

3/24/79, 3/31/79, 4/7/79, 4/14/79 (no description)

4/21/79 (pre-empted)

4/28/79 (Repeat of 10/28/78)

5/5/79 (Repeat of 11/4/78)

5/12/79 (#37)
A celebration of SCTV's 30th anniversary features clips of old Westerns such as The Old Texas Ranger and Liverboat. Also: Andrea Martin and Catherine O'Hara in a satire of panel game shows. Dave Thomas.

5/19/79 (#38)
Horror Theatre host Floyd (Joe Flaherty) presents Whispers of the Wolf. Also: Johnny LaRue on Mr. Science discovers that his prize pupil is possessed. John Candy, Dave Thomas, Catherine O'Hara.

5/26/79 (Repeat of 11/25/78)

6/2/79 (Repeat of 12/2/78)

6/9/79, 6/16/79, 6/23/79, 6/30/79 (no description)

7/7/79 (#44)
John Candy stoops to a new low as Tattoo in an SCTV take-off on Fantasy Island, with Eugene Levy playing the island's proprietor. Andrea Martin, Joe Flaherty, Dave Thomas.

7/14/79 (Repeat of 2/3/79)

7/21/79 (#46)
John Candy stars in a takeoff on Lou Grant, and Eugene Levy plays the host of a disco program.

7/28/79, 8/4/79, 8/11/79 (no description)

8/18/79 (Repeat of 3/10/79)

8/25/79 (Repeat of 3/17/79)

9/1/79 (#52us)
(Second of two Best Of SCTV shows; note they do not match Canadian versions) Highlights from previous shows include spoofs of televised golf tournaments and rock concerts, and the game show What's My Shoe Size?. Joe Flaherty, John Candy, Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy.

9/8/79 (no description)

9/15/79 (pre-empted)

9/22/79, 9/29/79, 10/6/79, 10/13/79 (no description)

10/20/79
Spoofs of TV talk shows and crime dramas. Dave Thomas, Catherine O'Hara, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy. (Repeated 4/19/80)

10/27/79 (no description)

11/3/79 (Repeat of 3/4/78)

11/10/79, 11/17/79, 11/24/79, 12/1/79 (no description)

12/8/79 (Repeat of 4/1/78)

12/15/79 (Repeat of 10/8/77)

12/22/79 (pre-empted)

12/29/79 (Repeat of 10/29/77)

The following listings as Second

1/5/80 (Repeat of 11/5/77)

1/12/80 (Repeat of 4/15/78)

1/19/80 (Repeat of 1/7/78)

1/26/80
Spoofs of the TV series Baa Baa Black Sheep and of gourmet cooking shows. Eugene Levy, Harold Ramis. (Repeated 7/26/80)

2/2/80 (Repeat of 11/26/77) (Listed as Second City Television)

The following listings as Second City Television Network

2/9/80 (repeats 2/2/80) (2/2/80 show probably did not air)

2/16/80 (Repeat of 12/3/77)

2/23/80 (Repeat of 12/10/77)

3/1/80 (Repeat of 1/4/78)

3/8/80 (Repeat of 1/21/78)

3/15/80 (repeats 3/8/80) (3/8/80 show probably did not air)

3/22/80 (pre-empted)

3/29/80 (no description)

4/5/80 (#21)
Spoofs of the TV series Baretta, and of celebrity talk shows and TV news. Joe Flaherty, Andrea Martin.

4/12/80 (Repeat of 7/22/78)

4/19/80 (Repeat of 10/20/79)

4/26/80 (Repeat of 2/25/78)

5/3/80 (Repeat of 3/4/78)

5/10/80 (Repeat of 3/11/78)

5/17/80 (Repeat of 9/2/78)

5/24/80 (Repeat of 12/31/77)

6/7/80 (Repeat of 4/1/78)

6/14/80 (Repeat of 10/8/77)

6/21/80 (Repeat of 10/15/77)

6/28/80 (Repeat of 10/22/77)

7/5/80 (Repeat of 11/5/77)

7/12/80 (Repeat of 4/15/78)

7/19/80 (Repeat of 1/7/78)

7/26/80 (Repeat of 1/26/80)

8/2/80 (Repeat of 11/19/77)

8/9/80 (Repeat of 11/26/77)

8/16/80 (Repeat of 12/3/77)

8/24/80 (Repeat of 12/10/77)

8/30/80 (Repeat of 1/14/78)

9/6/80 (Repeat of 1/21/78)

9/13/80 (Repeat of 7/29/78)

No descriptions for the following airdates:

9/20/80
9/27/80
10/4/80
10/11/80
10/18/80
10/25/80
11/1/80 (Listed as SCTV Television Network from this date on)
11/8/80
11/15/80
11/22/80 (Road Show with John Candy pre-empted Saturday Night
 Live on this date)
11/29/80
12/6/80
12/13/80
12/20/80
12/27/80
1/3/81
1/10/81
1/17/81
1/24/81
1/31/81
2/7/81
2/15/81
2/21/81 (Big City Comedy with John Candy aired at 1:00 a.m.)
2/28/81 (Big City Comedy with John Candy aired at 1:00 a.m.)
3/7/81
3/14/81
3/21/81
3/28/81
4/4/81
4/11/81 (Robin Duke and Tony Rosato debut on Saturday Night Live)
4/18/81
4/25/81
5/2/81
5/9/81
5/16/81 (SCTV Network/90 premiered on NBC the previous night, 5/15/81)
5/23/81
5/30/81
6/6/81
6/13/81
6/20/81
6/27/81
7/4/81
7/11/81
7/18/81
7/25/81
8/1/81
8/8/81
8/15/81
8/22/81
8/29/81
9/5/81
9/12/81