Little Mosque Wows ‘Em On The Prairie

The highly touted but potentially controversial new Canadian sitcom, Little Mosque on the Prairie, finally debuted this week on CBC television, and it pulled in a whopping 2 million viewers (the ratings equivalent of 20 million in the U.S.,) beating out even a new episode of a popular U.S.-produced drama on a rival network. Little Mosque has been touted as a major step forward for Muslim visibility, but no one knew whether Canadian viewers would embrace it.