What on Earth (Canadian game show)

What on Earth is a Canadian television panel game show and discussion program which aired on CBC Television from 1971 to 1975. It was based on the 1959 CBC game show Who Knows?[1]

What on Earth
GenrePanel game
Presented byWarren Davis
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
ProducerSusan Murgatroyd
Running time30 minutes
Original networkCBC Television
Original release4 January 1971 (1971-01-04) –
25 April 1975 (1975-04-25)


The series featured items from the Royal Ontario Museum, the Ontario Science Centre and other facilities. These were brought before a panel who attempted to identify the objects. After the object's identity was guessed or revealed, it was the subject of further conversation by participants.[1]


This half-hour series was broadcast as follows (times in Eastern):

Day Time Season run Notes
Monday 2:00 p.m. 4 January 1971 6 September 1971
Wednesday 7:30 p.m. 5 July 1972 13 September 1972
Monday 10:30 p.m. 28 May 1973 10 September 1973
Thu/Friday 2:00 p.m. 3 April 1975 18 April 1975
Monday to Friday 2:00 p.m. 21 April 1975 25 April 1975

Episodes were rebroadcast from July to September 1971, in June 1975 and from May to August 1977.


  1. ^ a b Corcelli, John (April 2002). "What on Earth". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 16 December 2018.

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