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Manoj Sood has been leading an exemplary career. Having been in the acting industry since 1994, Manoj has appeared in over 40 major television series and feature film productions. His appearances on television series include those such as Dead Zone and Dead Like Me ,while his list of film credits include,Rat Race and American Meltdown.The actor is also currently involved a project in which he is in the process of writing and producing his own TV series.
Manoj has also been bringing his extensive experience and talents to CBC’s hit sitcom, Little Mosque on the Prairie in the role of the conservative Muslim father, Baber Siddiqui. The talented actor has been portraying the role over the course of the show’s six seasons.
Join us today from 2:30pm until 4:30pm eastern time, for a live question and answer session with Manoj. YOU will have the chance to interact with the actor himself, through the comments section!.
Feel free to submit questions or comments related to the actor’s work on Little Mosque as well as questions and comments regarding some of his past or current projects.This is truly great way and time to interact with the actor, given his character’s prominent storyline this season, in terms of his friendship with Reverend William Thorne[ Brandon Firla]
The comments section will open up shortly before 2:30pm eastern standard time!Please note that after posting a comment, you should refresh the page in order to see your response[s] from Manoj Sood as well as to see the additional discussion which other readers are having with the actor.
We look forward to hosting this event!
Take a read through CBC’s official excerpt of this week’s new episode of Little Mosque on the Prairie.
The Bachelor Party
Rev. Thorne is jealous when Rev. Magee throws a bachelor party for Amaar. Determined not to be outdone by his Anglican nemesis, Thorne organizes a paintball party to settle the score with Magee on the battlefield. Meanwhile, Sarah comes to the rescue after Rayyan gets locked out of her bachelorette party sans hijab and gets stranded on the edge of town[ CBC]
Tune in on Monday, ,March 14 2011 @ 8:00pm eastern standard time.
Which part of the episode are you the most excited for? What is your reaction to Magee’s return and what are your speculations on the outcome of Thorne’s relationship with Magee? What other speculations on the storylines of the episode do you have? Share your thoughts in the comments section , below.
Check out our follow up report on Little Mosque’s final season, which contains additional information based on a press release issued by CBC @ http://abbaskarimjeeweblog.com/2011/06/27/little-mosque-on-the-prairie-to-end-with-season-6/.
Indeed , Little Mosque on the Prairie has been renewed for a sixth season, according to a recent press release from CBC. Though the release did not provide specific details regarding the sixth season, Little Mosque was among the 17 series , which were renewed for CBC’s 2011-2012 television lineup.
Further details regarding the sixth season will be released at a later date.
Other series which were renewed include, Dragon Den and Battle of the Blades, both of which drew an average of 1.5 million viewers, this season. Other notable renewals include, The Rick Mercer Report, which will continue in its ninth season and The Nature of Things, which is being renewed for its fifty first season.
Here is a complete list of CBC’s other renewals, for next year’s television lineup.
- Battle of the Blades
- 22 Minutes
- Being Erica
- Best Recipes Ever
- Doc Zone
- Dragons’ Den
- The Fifth Estate
- George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight
- The Nature of Things
- Republic of Doyle
- The Rick Mercer Report
- The Ron James Show
- Steven & Chris
Meanwhile, CBC’s 18 To Life, Men With Brooms and Village on A Diet are not apart of the renewal list. According to a spokesperson for CBC, the future of these series remains to be determined. Further information on CBC’s new series for the 2011-2012 season can be viewed at TV eh?
Are you excited for the sixth season of Little Mosque on the Prairie? Which storylines from the current season would you like to see further develop into the next season?What new directions would you like the series to take and what specific storylines would you like to see to reflect these directions? Sound off in the comments section below
Indeed Little Mosque on the Prairie’s ratings drastically decreased for its recent episode, Bromancing The Imam, which made its debut on Monday ,January 10 at 8:00pm eastern standard time on CBC. The sophomore episode of this season, earned a rating of 477, 000 viewers, which is more than 100 000 less ,than the 593 000 viewers which tuned in for the fifth season premiere, The Proposal, a week before on January 3 2011.
Meanwhile, CBC’s other Monday night series also showed a drastic decrease in viewership in contrast to the previous week, with 18 To Life, dropping from 436 000 viewers to 386 000 viewers in its episode which aired, right after Little Mosque on the Prairie at 8:30pm. Meanwhile, CBC’s new series, Village on a Diet took a massive dive , dropping from 514,000 viewers to 376,000 viewers.
Reportedly, CBC’s Tuesday night series also displayed similar correlations in contrast to the previous week’s ratings.
Tune in for a new episode of Little Mosque on the Prairie, entitled, Kept The Imam on Monday, January 17 2011 at 8:00pm eastern standard time and be sure to take a sneak peak of the episode at www.cbc.ca/littlemosque.
This news was first reported by TV Feeds My Family
Share your thoughts on this report in the comments section below.
Manoj Sood has been leading an exemplary career. Having been in the acting industry since 1994, Manoj has appeared in over 40 major television series and feature film productions. His appearances on television series include those such as Dead Zone and Dead Like Me ,while his list of film credits include,Rat Race and American Meltdown.
Manoj now brings his extensive experience and talents to CBC’s hit sitcom, Little Mosque on the Prairie in the role of the conservative Muslim father, Baber Siddiqui.
With Manoj being kind enough to participate in an interview with us and Little Mosque on the Prairie having just entered its fifth season, we took the opportunity to discuss his character and the series in general. In the interview, we particularly discuss the challenges of playing Baber, what is in store for the character in the fifth season of Little Mosque on the Prairie , another recent project ,which the actor has been working on and much more!
1.Over the course of the past 16 years, you have appeared in over 40 different roles in television and feature film productions. Among these, you have had other roles as Arab Muslims. How has your previous experience in playing Muslim characters helped you to play the role of Baber?
I have played many ethnic characters so playing a particular ethnic type does of course add to an actors experience and yes it does put an additional tool in an actors tool belt. I can’t honestly say that playing a previous character who is Muslim has helped me in a major way to play Baber as the religious elements are more a product of the writing than the acting. If anything has contributed to my ability to play Baber in the way I do I would say it is the experience I have gained by having many friends from ‘Baber’s part of the world’.
2. How do you relate to your character, especially given the fact that you are a single father yourself?
It helps me to understand how he would behave in parent-child situations. As a father I know that nothing in my life is more important than my son. In order for me to play Baber truthfully, I must always remember that he is a father also and being a good father is his prime motivation in life.
3. What has been the most challenging aspect of playing Baber?
I find that to consistently maintain his accent and body posture in all situations and levels of intensity can be a challenge. Sometimes I find that I have a tendency to lose the accent a tad when he is speaking loudly or shouting. I have to watch this. Similarly I find that when he is speaking in an excited way that the accent becomes too intense. I have to be careful to maintain his unique accent in all speaking situations.
4. With Amaar and Rayyan having professed their love for each other last season, what role will Baber play towards the relationship, especially given his strong insistence that they maintain a distance?
You will see Baber in more situations as a chaperon and a self-appointed relationship manager so to speak. As you know Baber has some very old ideas as to how men and woman should behave in the courting/engagement phase of a relationship. Quite simply you will see more of this.
5. Could you please give us an idea as to what other challenges and surprises are in store for Baber in the fifth season, both in terms of his role as a father and a member of Mercy Mosque?
Layla is growing up so Baber has to adjust to this. He must also learn to live with Thorne and interact with him as the 2 of them conflict in the day-to-day situations of the town of Mercy. He continues to be the know-it-all on matters of his faith and he continues in his pompous and self-centered ways. You will see Baber expressing his primitive views on who can be a board member of the Mosque and who can’t. You will also find him involved in Rayyan and Amaar’s relationship in some ways that may surprise you
6. What message would you like to convey to fans of the series?
Thank you for staying with the show for all of these seasons. Quite simply please keep watching.
7. Are there any other acting projects, you have been working on, which you would like to share with viewers?
I have a role in a lovely Canadian feature film called Fathers and Sons. I play a gay Bollywood dance choreographer. The film should be in Canadian theaters in early 2011.
Indeed Little Mosque on the Prairie is off to a strong start for its fifth season. The season premiere, The Proposal, which aired on January 3 2011 at 8:00pm eastern standard time,attracted a large audience of 593 000 viewers . This was CBC’s top score for the night as Little Mosque’s preceding series, 18 To Life attracted 436,000 viewers and the new reality show, Village on a Diet , earned 514 000 viewers.
This rating is quite exceptional given the fact that at the end of the series’ previous fourth season, the program was earning less then 400, 000 viewers per average household. Furthermore, this rating is of great news, considering it was also hockey night in Canada.
Congratulations are extended to the cast and crew of Little Mosque on the Prairie for exceptional efforts and talents which helped contribute to the accumulation of such a notable rating.