Coming Up Rosie
|Coming Up Rosie|
Barbara Evans (1975-1977)|
Hedley Read (1977-1978)
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||32|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original network||CBC Television|
|Original release||15 September 1975 – 1978|
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.
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 1974–1975 CBC series Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins.
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.
- Dan Aykroyd (Purvis Bickle)
- Barrie Baldaro (Dudley Nightshade)
- John Candy (Wally Wypyzypywchuk)
- Dan Hennessey (Ralph Oberding)
- Catherine O'Hara (Myrna Wallbacker)
- Rosemary Radcliffe (Rosie Tucker)
- Fiona Reid (Mona Swicker)
- John Stocker (Dwayne Kramer)
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