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Gone to the dogs

My hat goes off to E! Canada once again for picking up risky programming (in this case, from CBS) and offering a wide variety of shows for viewers to choose ...
September 15, 2008

My hat goes off to E! Canada once again for picking up risky programming (in this case, from CBS) and offering a wide variety of shows for viewers to choose from. We all know that no two channel surfers are alike and E! takes great advantage of this with several of their reality shows.

Case in point, Greatest American Dog. Yes, you read correctly. Try not to laugh too hard. I have to say this was a surprise hit for me. I had anticipated it to be a one episode wonder, but it was entertaining, full of fun, and best of all it had no fake drama like many of the other reality shows. Week after week, it was about relationships and the interaction between canines and owners.

Different challenge occurred, just like any other competition, but the difference was that the dogs did all the work in the Best in Show arena and the owners had to rely on their hard work before they arrived at the academy. Job well done for most, a few sad stories for some, but all in all a great run.

The creators did a great job picking a host who was perfectly suited for the roll – Jarod Miller, an avid animal lover and zoologist. It’s all to often that we shake our heads and wonder how a host was chosen, but not in this case – as they say on the show Jarod had a leg up on the competition.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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