George (1972 TV series)

George was a Swiss-Canadian television series which aired on CTV on Thursday evenings in 1972–73.

Created byMarshall Thompson
StarringMarshall Thompson
Trudy Young
Erna Sellmer
Volker Stewart
Country of originCanada/Switzerland
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
Executive producersBurt Rosen
David Winters
Murray Chercover
ProducersWallace Bennett
Michael Donohew
Production locationsGrindelwald, Switzerland
Production companiesWinters/Rosen Productions
Thompson-Intertel Productions
Agincourt Productions
Original networkCTV (Canada)
Original release16 September 1972 (1972-09-16) –
1973 (1973)

The series was based on the 1972 film George!, about the adventures of a St. Bernard dog and his owner who live in Switzerland. Marshall Thompson starred in both the film and the resulting half-hour series.[1] The series made its CTV debut in a Thursday evening time slot on 16 September 1972.[2] However, George ended in 1973 after its only season. The Globe and Mail's Blaik Kirby considered the program to be "abysmal".[3] Despite its short run and mixed critical reaction, the series was rerun on CTV affiliates for years afterwards, usually to fill Saturday morning schedules.


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  1. ^ Wedge, Pip (April 2002). "George". The History of Canadian Broadcasting. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 24 January 2009.
  2. ^ "Thurs". The Gazette. Montreal. 16 September 1972. p. TV Times 27. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
  3. ^ Kirby, Blaik (10 May 1973). "Science fiction series star of CTV schedule". The Globe and Mail.

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