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Country of origin  Canada
No. of episodes  16
Final episode date  30 January 2004
Writers  Shawn Thompson
6.2/10 IMDb

Created by  Howard Busgang
No. of seasons  2
Running time  approx. 30 minutes
Network  CBC Television
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Starring  Rick Roberts Hélène Joy Stewart Francis Timm Zemanek Matthew Ferguson Robin Brûlé
Cast  Hélène Joy, Stewart Francis, Rick Roberts, Matthew Ferguson, Sugith Varughese

An American in Canada is a Canadian television sitcom that aired on CBC.

The show starred Rick Roberts as Jake Crewe, an American television news host who was forced, after beating up his station manager, to accept a job in Calgary, Alberta as the host of the lowest-rated morning news program in the city. The show found its comedy in Crewe's attempts to adapt to Canadian culture.

An American in Canada was loosely based on the real-life experiences of Jebb Fink, an American comedian who moved to Canada after marrying a Canadian woman, and did become a morning television host on CKAL-TV, Calgary's A-Channel station.

It is also aired on Australia's The Comedy Channel with the title Frostbite, and is currently in syndication on Showcase in Canada and HDNet in the USA.


  • Rick Roberts - Jake Crewe
  • Hélène Joy - Judy Surgick
  • Stewart Francis - Dennis Macilvane
  • Timm Zemanek - Bill Robinson
  • Matthew Ferguson - Derrick
  • Robin Brûlé - Mara
  • Sugith Varughese - Aftab
  • References

    An American in Canada Wikipedia

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