George (1972 TV series)
George was a Swiss-Canadian television series which aired on CTV on Thursday evenings in 1972–73.
|Created by||Marshall Thompson|
|Country of origin||Canada/Switzerland|
|No. of seasons||1|
|Executive producers||Burt Rosen|
|Production locations||Grindelwald, Switzerland|
|Production companies||Winters/Rosen Productions|
|Original network||CTV (Canada)|
|Original release||16 September 1972 –|
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. The series made its CTV debut in a Thursday evening time slot on 16 September 1972. However, George ended in 1973 after its only season. The Globe and Mail's Blaik Kirby considered the program to be "abysmal". Despite its short run and mixed critical reaction, the series was rerun on CTV affiliates for years afterwards, usually to fill Saturday morning schedules.
- Wedge, Pip (April 2002). "George". The History of Canadian Broadcasting. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 24 January 2009.
- "Thurs". The Gazette. Montreal. 16 September 1972. p. TV Times 27. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
- Kirby, Blaik (10 May 1973). "Science fiction series star of CTV schedule". The Globe and Mail.
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