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Halifax, NS - 2 October  2015 – NDP Leader Tom Mulcair guest stars Tuesday when This Hour Has 22 Minutes premieres its new season on CBC Television. In a hard-hitting interview with … himself (played by Mark Critch), the prime-minister wannabe talks about his reputation as ‘Angry Tom,’ his autobiography, and election promises.

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Starring Critch, Cathy Jones, Shaun Majumder and Susan Kent, and premiering Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 8:30 p.m. (9 p.m. in Newfoundland), 22 Minutes continues its provocative satire, targeting politics, culture and world events.

The first episode also features a twist on the Conservatives’ ‘Just Not Ready’ ads, an instructional segment on Facebook law, and a timely look at jumping on the Blue Jays bandwagon.

Weekly tapings in front of a live studio audience begin Monday, Oct. 5 in Halifax. 22 Minutes Season 23 features 19 new episodes, as well as a one-hour holiday special airing Dec. 8, a New Year’s Eve special, and a highlights show on Jan. 5, 2016.

“With the federal election just weeks away, this is a perfect time for us to be launching our new season – we’ll be skewering all of the political parties and their leaders with our own special brand of election coverage,” says Executive Producer Peter McBain.

22 Minutes remains one of Canada’s best-known and top-rated comedy shows. It has won numerous awards, including most recently four 2015 Canadian Comedy Awards, where it was named Best TV Show (Season 22).

This Hour Has 22 Minutes Is produced by DHX Media (Executive Producers Michael Donovan and Peter McBain; Producers Jenipher Ritchie, Steven DeNure and Mark Gosine). The series is written by Mark Critch, Susan Kent, Shaun Majumder, Cathy Jones, Bob Kerr, Michael Allison, Greg Thomey, Jon Blair, Sonya Bell, Tim Polley, Heidi Brander, Adam Christie, Jeremy Woodcock, Dean Jenkinson, and Meredith MacNeill. The series is directed by Vivieno Caldinelli and Michael Lewis.

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About DHX Media Ltd. DHX Media Ltd. (, is a leading broadcaster, creator, producer and marketer of entertainment programming. The company markets and distributes its library of more than 11,000 episodes of programs worldwide, and licenses its owned properties through its dedicated consumer products business. DHX Media Ltd. is owner of the Family suite of channels, operated as DHX Television. With offices in 15 cities worldwide, including Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Munich, Amsterdam and Beijing, DHXMedia Ltd. is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol DHXM, and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols DHX.A and DHX.B.

For more information, to arrange interviews, or for high-res photos, please contact:

Skana Gee Publicist 902-223-5234


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