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It's not Friends or Survivor. It's called Lord Have Mercy and it's getting very positive feedback from The Globe and Mail, My Bindi.com and studio audience viewers alike. Canadian viewers have yet to experience anything like it  a multicultural television sitcom that takes place in a church at the heart of the Caribbean community in Toronto.  

A television sitcom centered on Canada's Caribbean community that started very small has won plaudits, built an audience and picked up two nominations for Gemini Awards, Canada's version of the Emmys. 'Lord Have Mercy' received nods in the categories of Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Program or Series, by veteran Jamaican actress Leonie Forbes, and Best Comedy Program.

The groundbreaking series Lord Have Mercy!, Vision TV's first foray into situation comedy, has received two nominations for the 18th Annual Gemini Awards. In addition, a nomination went to the documentary Carry Me Home: The Story & Music of the Nathaniel Dett Chorale, which was also produced in association with the network. The winners will be announced at the awards gala on Oct. 20. 

How did we get here, knee-deep in 600 scripts, in an office like a box, scribbled sheets of paper the size of my desk spread precariously over all the walls, cigarette smoke so thick I can hardly see Catharine, my fellow script editor, two feet away puffing obsessively through her third pack of Camels'