Life on Venus Ave.

Life on Venus Ave. was a Canadian television series, which aired on MuchMusic and Citytv in the 1990s.[1] Hosted by Ziggy Lorenc, the series mixed informational and comedic segments on love and sex with romantic music videos.[2]

The series premiered in 1991, as an updated version of Lorenc's earlier romantic video series MushMusic.[3] The series concept was that Lorenc was actually an extraterrestrial being from the planet Venus, and was learning about human concepts of love and sexuality.[4]

The series was dropped from MuchMusic in 1994 when Lorenc left that network,[5] but continued on Citytv until 1996. Lorenc subsequently published the memoir Life on Venus Ave. (and other true confessions of a wash 'n' wear virgin) in 1997.[6]

One of the show's writers, Rod Gonsalves-Quesnel, went on to write a fashion column for The Globe and Mail.


  1. ^ "From Venus with love (and lots of mush)". Vancouver Sun, August 5, 1992.
  2. ^ "Banishing boredom: At its best, Life on Venus Ave., with host Ziggy Lorenc, gives us irreverence, spontaneity and glamour. At its worst, it resembles a sort of TV Cosmopolitan". The Globe and Mail, November 16, 1991.
  3. ^ "The Specialty Channels 1991 Fall Preview". Toronto Star, September 7, 1991.
  4. ^ "MuchMusic's Ziggy zags with Life on Venus Ave.". Montreal Gazette, August 9, 1992.
  5. ^ "Much is less another veejay". Toronto Star, September 25, 1994.
  6. ^ "Ziggy zany persona not made for the page Interviewer's perky character has made her a focal point for people who loathe TV, though she deserves better. But this book won't change many minds.". The Globe and Mail, December 20, 1997.