News: Ed the Sock debuts May 28, 2010 on Channel Zero outlets

URBMN readers – hell, anyone familiar with CityTV and MuchMusic – should remember Ed the Sock.  The green-haired, sardonic sock puppet has been around since the late 1980s, when Ed first debuted on Newton Cable in Toronto.  This Movie Sucks! will mark Ed’s debut on CHCH, CJNT and CHEK, as well as Movieola and Silver Screen Classics.  The show first airs May 28, 2010, from midnight to 2:00 AM.

This Movie Sucks! reads like a reiteration of Ed’s Nite In, where Ed and human sidekick Red (Liana Kerzner) make fun of bad films.  This Movie Sucks! will be followed by I Hate Hollywood! in September 2010, according to Bill Brioux and the Ed the Sock website.  A new version of Fromage is also planned.

I’m ambivalent about Ed the Sock’s return to television.  This Movie Sucks! is the perfect fit for both CHCH and CHEK.  It’s a terrible fit for Movieola, the short-film channel.  At least CHCH is airing more than its usual midnight martial-arts film, so I shouldn’t complain.  I’ll only judge This Movie Sucks! once it airs.