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SCTV Reunion Doc for Netflix Will Be Directed by Martin Scorsese

The cast of SCTV is reuniting on May 13 in Toronto for An Afternoon with SCTV, a live special in front of a studio audience, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Netflix has ordered a documentary about the sketch comedy troupe that will center around the [...]

By Kenneth Arthur

Dave Foley Gets Into the Holiday Special Spirit

Holiday specials, for the most part, are a family affair. In general, they are (at best) sweet adventures or (at worst) cloying cash-grabs. There is a sweet spot for holiday specials, however, that make them entertaining for every member of the [...]

By Ramsey Ess

‘SNL’ and ‘SCTV’ Alum Tony Rosato Dies at 62

A former cast member of Saturday Night Live and SCTV has passed away. The Toronto Star confirmed today that Canadian-born Tony Rosato -- who was a cast member at SNL in the early '80s after a stint on season 3 of SCTV -- died last night [...]

By Megh Wright

Watch Robin Williams in Three ‘SCTV’ Sketches from 1982

Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their [...]

By Megh Wright

Harold Ramis’s ‘SCTV’ Legacy

In his obituary, published yesterday by his hometown paper The Chicago Tribune, Harold Ramis was described as leaving behind "a reputation as a mensch and all-around good guy." There's really not much more one could ask for when your life is [...]

By Ramsey Ess

Martin Short Compares ‘SNL’ and ‘SCTV’

Martin Short has a rare perspective as someone who performed on both SNL and SCTV. He explained to the Huffington Post how wildly different the processes of each were:

By Jesse David Fox

Looking Back at SCTV

SCTV is kind of the show you didn't know you knew: hugely influential without being popular. As far as cult sketch shows go, SCTV is one of the best. Begun in 1976 by the Toronto chapter of Second City, the show has featured and influenced some [...]

By Carleton Atwater