VisionTV bows Little Mosque

Canada's multi-faith/multicultural net will broadcast season one of Little Mosque on the Prairie in advance of season two on CBC.

VisionTV will broadcast the complete first season of Little Mosque on the Prairie in its Monday 9 pm ET/6 pm PT time slot, starting on August 6. The eight episodes will effectively lead into the CBC’s October 3 premiere of the show’s second season.

Deemed a Canadian success story, Little Mosque averaged more than a million viewers per episode after its CBC debut in January. The show’s creator, Zarqa Nawaz, has previously worked with VisionTV. In November 2005, the multi-faith net premiered her documentary Me and the Mosque.

VisionTV COO and SVP of programming Mark Prasuhn said the acquisition demonstrates the network’s renewed commitment to becoming a viewer destination for top-notch comedy and drama in prime time.