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Good Dog is a Canadian television comedy-drama series which aired for one season on HBO Canada. The show follows the life of character George Findlay, a role that Ken Finkleman reprised from The Newsroom.

Good Dog
Created byKen Finkleman
Written byKen Finkleman
Directed byKen Finkleman
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes13 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Avi Federgreen
  • Jan Peter Meyboom
Production location(s)Canada
Editor(s)Roderick Deogrades
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running timeapprox. 26 minutes
Production company(s)Shaftesbury Films
Original network
Original release6 March (2011-03-06) –
22 May 2011 (2011-05-22)
Followed byGood God (2012)



George Findlay (Finkleman) is a character who has been present in virtually all of Finkleman's past television projects, including The Newsroom, More Tears, Foolish Heart and Foreign Objects.[1] A self-centred and unsympathetic television producer, in Good Dog he is trying to launch a reality show about his life with his new, much younger girlfriend Claire (Lauren Lee Smith).

The series was initially renewed for a ten-episode second season, with a retooled storyline focusing on cable news.[2] However, this season was instead retitled as a new program titled Good God.[3]


# Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Pilot"Ken FinklemanKen Finkleman6 March 2011 (2011-03-06)
2"Converting to Judaism"Ken FinklemanKen Finkleman6 March 2011 (2011-03-06)
3"Jack Nicholson"Ken FinklemanKen Finkleman13 March 2011 (2011-03-13)
4"Under the Knife"Ken FinklemanKen Finkleman20 March 2011 (2011-03-20)
George thinks about marketing his invention, The Fonk, the friendly honk, after another driver tears off the windshield wiper of George's car. George also considers plastic surgery.
5"Gay Sopranos"Ken FinklemanKen Finkleman27 March 2011 (2011-03-27)
6"The Hitman"Ken FinklemanKen Finkleman3 April 2011 (2011-04-03)
7"The Prenup"Ken FinklemanKen Finkleman10 April 2011 (2011-04-10)
8"Madoff"Ken FinklemanKen Finkleman17 April 2011 (2011-04-17)
9"Death by Cliche"Ken FinklemanKen Finkleman24 April 2011 (2011-04-24)
10"Party Socks"Ken FinklemanAdam M. Reid & Max B. Reid and Ken Finkleman1 May 2011 (2011-05-01)
11"The Hockey Player's Wife"Ken FinklemanKen Finkleman8 May 2011 (2011-05-08)
12"Prius"Ken FinklemanKen Finkleman15 May 2011 (2011-05-15)
13"I Never Met a Phor I Didn't Use"Ken FinklemanKen Finkleman22 May 2011 (2011-05-22)


  1. ^ "The Six Faces of George". The Globe and Mail, March 4, 2011.
  2. ^ "Samantha Bee and Lolita Davidovich join Good Dog (HBO Canada press release)". TV, eh?. 2011-09-19. Retrieved 2012-04-01.
  3. ^ "Good God premieres April 9 on Movie Central/The Movie Network (TMN / Movie Central press release)". TV, eh?. 2012-03-20. Retrieved 2012-04-01.

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