This Hour Has 22 Minutes

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About the TV Show

This Hour Has 22 Minutes

This Hour Has 22 Minutes

First Air Date: September 28, 2009

First Aired on    :   2009
Status    :   Returning Series
Created By    :   Mary Walsh,Rick Mercer
Networks    :   CBC Television
Genres    :   News,Comedy
Seasons/Episodes    :   281 episodes in 23 Seasons

This Hour Has 22 Minutes is a weekly Canadian television comedy that airs on CBC Television. Launched in 1993 during Canada's 35th general election, the show focuses on Canadian politics, combining news parody, sketch comedy and satirical editorials. Originally featuring Cathy Jones, Rick Mercer, Greg Thomey and Mary Walsh, the series featured satirical sketches of the weekly news and Canadian political events. The show's format is a mock news program, intercut with comic sketches, parody commercials and humorous interviews of public figures. The on-location segments are frequently filmed with slanted camera angles. Its full name is a parody of This Hour Has Seven Days, a CBC newsmagazine from the 1960s; the "22 Minutes" refers to the fact that a half-hour television program in Canada and the U.S. is typically 22 minutes long with eight minutes of commercials. Jones and Walsh had previously worked together on the sketch comedy series CODCO, on which Thomey sometimes appeared as a guest. Mercer had been a notable young writer and performer on his own, touring several successful one-man shows of comedic political commentary.


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Seasons

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Season 29 (2021)

11 episodes


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Season 23 (2015)

23 episodes


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Season 21 (2013)

19 episodes


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Season 20 (2012)

22 episodes


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Season 19 (2011)

21 episodes


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Season 18 (2010)

10 episodes


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Season 17 (2009)

14 episodes


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Season 16 (2008)

19 episodes


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Season 15 (2007)

1 episodes


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Season 14 (2006)

18 episodes


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Season 13 (1)

0 episodes


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Season 12 (2004)

11 episodes


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Season 11 (2003)

18 episodes


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Season 10 (2002)

21 episodes


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Season 9 (2002)

4 episodes


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Season 8 (2000)

13 episodes


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Season 7 (1999)

10 episodes


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Season 6 (1)

7 episodes


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Season 5 (1)

0 episodes


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Season 4 (1996)

17 episodes


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Season 3 (1995)

2 episodes


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Season 2 (1)

0 episodes


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Season 1 (2009)

20 episodes


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Specials (2001)

3 episodes