Coming Up Rosie

Coming Up Rosie
Genre Children's sitcom
Written by Barbara Evans (1975-1977)
David Mayerovitch
Stuart Northey
Hedley Read (1977-1978)[1]
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 32
Running time 30 minutes
Original network CBC Television
Original release 15 September 1975 (1975-09-15)[1] – 1978

Coming Up Rosie was a Canadian children's sitcom TV series on CBC Television, aired for three seasons from 19751978.


The show focused on a group of tenants in an office building located at 99 Sumach Street, Toronto. The title character, Rosie Tucker, was played by Rosemary Radcliffe. Tucker is an aspiring Canadian documentary film-maker who is a tenant in the building.[2]

Other cast members included John Candy and Catherine O'Hara who both subsequently starred in Second City Television (aka SCTV) and feature films. Dan Aykroyd, who played the building superintendent, appeared in this series concurrently with his star-making turn on Saturday Night Live. Candy and O'Hara actually appeared on Rosie concurrently with their early episodes of SCTV, while Candy was also a regular on the sitcom The David Steinberg Show during this period.

Many of the actors in this series also appeared in the less successful 19741975 CBC series Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins.[2]


For the first season, the series aired at 4:30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The series frequency was reduced to once per week for the remaining seasons, Mondays in 1976-77 and Tuesdays in 1977-78.[3]



  1. 1 2 Corcelli, John. "Coming Up Rosie". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 2010-04-27.
  2. 1 2 "Can Rosie catch up with the kids?". Montreal: The Gazette. 27 September 1975. p. TV Times 16. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  3. Allan, Blaine. "Coming Up Rosie". CBC Television Series, 1952-1982. Queen's University. Archived from the original on 11 March 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010.

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