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Live Question &Answer With Little Mosque on the Prairie’s Manoj Sood@ 2:30pm Eastern Time

Sunday, March 4, 2012 @ 11:03 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

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!

Little Mosque on the Prairie Season 5 Episode 11- The Bachelor Party

Sunday, March 13, 2011 @ 09:03 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

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.

Little Mosque on the Prairie Renewed For Season 6

Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 09:02 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

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
  • Heartland
  • InSecurity
  • Marketplace
  • 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

Little Mosque on the Prairie Ratings Drop For “Bromancing The Imam”

Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 10:01 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

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.

Interview With Little Mosque on the Prairie’s Manoj Sood

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 08:01 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

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.

Little Mosque on the Prairie Earns Strong Season Premiere Ratings

Thursday, January 6, 2011 @ 09:01 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

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.