Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Originally telecast Monday through Friday, the Canadian children's series Homemade TV followed the format of The Mickey Mouse Club by offering a different "theme" on each episode. Among these were "The Big Story," which followed an average youngster through a typical day; "Ricky," an ongoing takeoff of Rocky; "Ouest Side Story," a lampoon of the Quebec separatist movement; "Rock 'n' Romans," a spoof of life in ancient Rome; and the more traditional entries "Sports Day," "Home Day," and "Me Day." Featuring members of the Homemade Theatre Company comedy troupe, the series was top-heavy with satire, but was never too smart for its youthful target audience. Debuting February 27, 1976, Homemade TV had been pared down to a weekly offering by the time it was canceled on December 28, 1977 (reruns were shown from April 4 to June 7, 1978).