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Brent Butt Says Upcoming ‘Corner Gas’ Animated Reboot Pumps Up The Fantasy

Between a “Mad Max” spoof, a fight between a sasquatch and a unicorn, and a pirate-ship scene, it’s clear fantasy will be a main feature of the upcoming “Corner Gas” animated reboot. Creator and star Brent Butt says the animated version that premieres April 2 on The Comedy Network will include the same types of fantasy sequences that were
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Competition: Win comedy ‘Short Poppies’ on DVD

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To celebrate the release of Short Poppies – on DVD & Digital Download 29th May – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.

Flight of the Conchords star Rhys Darby plays a host of hilarious characters in a laugh out loud look at small town life in New Zealand, featuring cameo appearances from Stephen Merchant, Karl Urban, Sam Neill and Bear Grylls, in this side-splitting cross between The Office and Parks and Recreation.

Pre-order today: http://po.st/ShortPoppies-dvd

To win Short Poppies on DVD, just answer the following question:

Short Poppies star Rhys Darby also appeared in which comedy show? Was it:

a) Corner Gas

b) Northern Exposure

c) How to Be a Gentleman

Email your answer to NerdlyComps@gmail.com, making sure to include your name and address. You can also leave your answer on our Facebook page, just make sure to like us first or your entry will be invalid.
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Corner Gas: Being Revived as Animated Series in Canada

This should be a gas, eh? Canada's The Comedy Network is reviving the Corner Gas TV show as an animated series. Watch a teaser, below. The original live-action comedy series ran for six seasons from 2004 to 2009. A feature film followed, in 2014.Set in the fictional town of Dog River, Saskatchewan, Corner Gas features the only gas station around for miles. Brent Butt, Gabrielle Miller, Fred Ewanuick, Eric Peterson, Janet Wright, Lorne Cardinal, Tara Spencer-Nairn, and Nancy Robertson starred in the original series. Learn more from The Comedy Network, after the jump.Read More…
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Iconic Canadian Comedy ‘Corner Gas’ Will Return — As An Animated Series

Get ready to return to the Saskatchewan prairies with today’s announcement that “Corner Gas” is set to return to television. The beloved Canadian sitcom, which ran from 2004 until 2009, will reunite the main cast for a new iteration, with a big difference: this “Corner Gas” will be animated, not live action. “It’s been a huge […]
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Chewin’ the Fat: A Conversation with Wolfcop’s Leo Fafard

Chewin’ the Fat: A Conversation with Wolfcop’s Leo Fafard
I gotta tell ya (and have!), creeps: one of my current fav-o-rite flicks is Wolfcop! That’s why I was pleased as pestilent punch when the film’s star, ol’ Wc himself Leo Fafard dropped by the Crypt o’ Xiii for a lil’ chillin’ chat!

Famous Monsters. So Leo, how did you come to take on the role of the long tooth of the law, Wolfcop?

Leo Fafard. I got involved with the project early on, actually before it was even written. I was shooting a music video Lowell Dean [the die-rector of Wolfcop, ‘natch – Xiii] was directing, and I played the part of the werewolf, although a completely different werewolf than Wolfcop. More of a nerdy professor type werewolf. And by the end of the music video, Lowell must have been somewhat impressed by the way I played a werewolf, and he approached me at the end of the video and asked me if I
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'Man Seeking Woman' star Jay Baruchel on returning to TV, comedy and Canadian pride

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'Man Seeking Woman' star Jay Baruchel on returning to TV, comedy and Canadian pride
Toronto, Canada. After a morning spent slipping and falling, for comedic effect, on the ice of a suburban hockey rink, "Man Seeking Woman" star Jay Baruchel is eager to talk about his new Fxx romantic comedy. The Powers That Be, however, are not cooperating.  We're in a small Baptist church that has had its basement retrofitted into a "Man Seeking Woman" production hub and, at the moment, a high-profile guest star who I can't currently reveal is shooting in front of a green-screen in the room next door. A door is closed, but Baruchel is excited about his first regular TV series gig in nearly a decade and a stern Ad keeps peeking in to "shush" the source of loud vocalizations, ignoring that the noise is coming from the guy who's first on the call-sheet. This is not what a guy who spent the morning stumbling and bumbling on freshly
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"No Clue" Makes Its Case

Where's everyone getting guns?  This is Canada!

If your last name is "Butt", then there's really only two things you can be: a cigarette filter manufacturer or a comedian.  Brent Butt took the latter route.  Stand-up comedy took him into television with two Canadian series, Corner Gas (2004-09) and Hiccups (2010-11), and a feature film, No Clue (2013), that is basically a 90-minute pilot for a detective sit-com.  It's a busy field especially and the light Canadian touch is certainly popular in American television at the moment.  Shows like Better off TedPushing Daisies, and Psych take the same gentle approach to laughs out of goofy awkwardness and verbal inanity as No Clue.  However, this Butt vehicle is a step above those shows by looking sleeker and pushing the jokes without winking at the audience.

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TNT Considers a “Major Crime” Spin-Off and John Barrowman Wants a New “Arrow” Costume

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For three seasons now, RuPaul’s Drag Race has announced its winner at a reunion special. Does that make it the best reality show with the worst finale? While I preferred the old way of announcing a winner, I don’t miss the “surprise” of seeing someone like Tyra Sanchez take the crown.

TVLine reports that TNT is developing a spin-off series of Major Crimes, one that sounds more like a spin-off of The Closer. The series will focus on Jon Tenney‘s Special Agent Fritz Howard. An episode in the upcoming season will set it up. TVLine says there’s also talk of a spin-off focusing on Malcolm-Jamal Warner‘s character from last season.

During the WGA strike a few years back, one break from reality TV I found was Corner Gas, a charming Canadian sitcom that found a home on Wgn. Now there’s a movie in
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Canadian sitcom Corner Gas for movie spin-off

Canadian sitcom Corner Gas for movie spin-off
Canadian sitcom Corner Gas is set to get a film spin-off.

The show, which ran for six seasons, was the top-rated sitcom in Canada with a record-breaking three million people watching the series finale in 2009.

The film already has funding from Canadian broadcaster Bell Media and film financier Telefilm Canada but is looking for an extra $100,000 from crowd sourcing to fund the spin-off.

Eric Peterson, Janet Wright, Gabrielle Miller, Fred Ewanuick, Lorne Cardinal, Tara Spencer-Nairn and Nancy Robertson are all set to return as their characters.

Writer and star of the show Brent Butt said of the 90-minute project: "I'm excited. The entire gang is back."

Picking up five years after the TV finale, residents of Dog River will discover their town has been mismanaged and they all have to move away.

Deciding to make one last rally to save Dog River, they discover a plan by a corporate chain
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The CW Plants Seed in New Sitcom Effort

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The CW will play host to its first half-hour comedy since…. well, let’s try to forget that whole Media Rights Capital/Sunday night mishegas… by importing the Canadian series Seed.

From Joseph Raso (Zombies & Cheerleaders) and Mark Farrell (Corner Gas), Seed tells the story of Harry (Adam Korson), an underachieving bachelor/bartender who is also a sperm donor. Harry reluctantly begins a relationship with three separate recipient families – a laid-back lesbian couple with a 9-year-old son, a neurotically hopeful single mom-to-be and an uptight, upper-class family with a rebellious teenage daughter – with whom he’ll come to share more than just his DNA.
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TV on Tap: Dylan Bruce is “Arrow”‘s Next Guest-Hunk and Male Models Boost “Antm”

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We now know that Peter Capaldi will play the twelfth Doctor. Capaldi is a familiar face if you’re a fan of The Thick of It, Skins or The Hour. He also appeared in Torchwood: Children of Earth as well as the “Fires of Pompeii” episode of Doctor Who. Caputi’s a great actor and it’s hard to complain about his casting. Still, I wish they didn’t joke about the possibility of the Doctor being played by a woman in the lead-up. I’m fine if they’re going to keep casting straight, white, male actors in the role but I wish they wouldn’t pretend they might do something different before doing the same thing.

Peter Capaldi from Torchwood: Children of Earth

Alexandra Breckenridge has joined the cast of American Horror Story: Coven. Meanwhile, details about the new season were revealed to critics. Angela Bassett and
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Eva Longoria Returning To TV -- As A Cartoon

Eva Longoria Returning To TV -- As A Cartoon
"Desperate Housewives" has been off the air for less than a year, but if you miss Eva Longoria, you'll be happy to know she's returning to television. No, not as Isabella on "Y&R" (if that was to happen, it should have happened a year ago); rather, the actress will star in a primetime animated series that she will also executive-produce.

"Mother Up!" chronicles the daily life of Rudi Wilson (Longoria), a former music industry exec-turned-suburban mom. Rudi wants to be as good at motherhood as she was in the music biz, but struggles when she realizes she's not the greatest parent. The series also stars Canadians Jesse Camacho ("Less Than Kind") as Dick, Gabrielle Miller ("Corner Gas") as Sarah, Cle Bennett ("Flashpoint") as 2Bit, Helen Taylor as Jenny, Rebecca Husain as Apple, and Scott McCord as Greg.

The 13-episode, half-hour comedy -- which is written, produced, and voiced in
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French Immersion Review

Sometimes it pains me to say when a film is an unwatchable mess. Films like French Immersion, the directorial debut of Quebec-based producer Kevin Tierney (Bon Cop, Bad Cop, The Trotsky, Good Neighbours), has an incredible amount of talent in front of the camera and behind it. It is supposed to be a comedy about the differences between English and French speaking Canada, but instead it’s a soul-sucking train wreck full of punchlines so misguided they would make Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy think twice. Sickeningly unfunny and dreadfully “Canadian,” Tierney’s film strikes out on almost every conceivable level.

There’s enough plot and quirky characters in French Immersion to sustain a year’s worth of television pilots, but Tierney tries to pack every half baked idea he has into a single film. The film deals with five English speakers forced to enter into an intense
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2011 imagineNATIVE Festival Line-Up Announced

Toronto is a hub of film festivals here in Canada. Apart from Tiff, After Dark, Hot Docs and Tjff, we also cover the imagineNATIVE Festival each year. The fest recently announced their line up which includes World Premieres, International Award-Winners & Buffy Sainte-Marie. Here is the press release.

Visit www.imagineNATIVE.org for the full Festival line-up.

The Festival officially kicks off at 12:00pm on Wednesday, October 19 with its Welcome Gathering presented by the Thunderbird Centre at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (16 Spadina Road). Free and open to the public, the reception features traditional Indigenous performances, including Tribal Vision, a family dance troupe from Six Nations, a welcoming song from Rosary Spence, craft vendors, food, and a welcome address from imagineNATIVE in a casual, fun atmosphere.

imagineNATIVE’s Opening Night screening presented by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (Aptn) features the Canadian Premiere of Andrew Okpeaha MacLean’s internationally-celebrated dramatic
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imagineNATIVE Film Announces Opening and Closing Night Films

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples in the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio and new media. Screenings, parties and panel discussions attract and connect filmmakers, media artists, programmers, buyers and industry professionals from around the world. The festival which runs in October has just announced their opening and closing films. See the press release below.

(Toronto – August 10, 2011) The 2011 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is proud to announce this year’s Opening and Closing Night Gala Presentations.

Opening on October 19, 2011 at 7Pm at the Tiff Bell Lightbox (Reitman Square, 350 King St. W) is the Canadian Premiere of On The Ice, written and directed by Andrew Okpeaha MacLean (Iñupiaq), which arrives with acclaim from the Sundance Film Festival where it was an official selection, and the Berlin International Film Festival, where MacLean received the Best First Feature award. Closing this year’s imagineNATIVE on
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'Death Comes to Town' On DVD In the USA Tomorrow

After being broadcasted on IFC, an American cable network, the Canadian miniseries Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town will come out on DVD tomorrow in the USA.

Before getting an idea about what this Canadian show is all about, have in mind that the Kids in the Hall - a Canadian comedy group made of Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson - described it as a cross-over between Corner Gas and Twin Peaks.

In Death Comes to Town, Death gets off a Greyhound bus in the small Canadian town of Shuckton (the show was shot in North Bay, Ontario). The whole town is drawn in when one of its most distinguished is discovered murdered. As a suspect is arrested and the trial begins - the town's dark secrets begin to tumble out.

The DVD is already out in Canada.

Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town
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Great British Food Revival | Wolves Of Yellowstone | Meet The Elephant Man | Jamie's Dream School | The Model Agency | Republic Of Doyle | Tonight's TV highlights

Great British Food Revival | Wolves Of Yellowstone | Meet The Elephant Man | Jamie's Dream School | The Model Agency | Republic Of Doyle

Great British Food Revival

8pm, BBC2

It's James Martin's turn to help save a national treasure. He's on a mission to save the "good old" (as he insists on calling it) British apple. With 65% of apples imported, and supermarkets demanding uniformity in looks and size, there is a danger that traditional homegrown varieties will die out. But in what maybe an unfortunate scheduling mishap, Martin takes to the kitchen to show us some tasty apple recipes when it's not, er, apple season, and you'll be pushed to find anything other than those pesky foreign imports. Martin Skegg

Wolves Of Yellowstone

8pm, National Geographic Wild

This isn't so much a documentary about wolves in Yellowstone National Park, of which there are several packs, but rather a biography of one particular
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Guest Stars Confirmed for Tomorrow On 'The Ron James Show'

The Canadian TV network CBC confirmed that Devon Bostick (Adoration), Debra McGrath (Little Mosque on the Prairie), Eric Peterson (Corner Gas) and Patrick McKenna (The Red Green Show) will guest star tomorrow in The Ron James Show.

In the fifth episode, Canadian comedian Ron James talks about our rapidly changing world, is at a moral loggerhead with his son and thinks about a possible bailout plan for Canada. Moreover, there's a segment of the show that will be devoted to the industry of oil and cowboys in Alberta.

The Ron James Show is broadcasted on Friday nights at 8 Pm (8:30 Pm Nt) on CBC.
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What to Expect From 'The Listener' Season 2

Two days ago, it was revealed that production began on the second season of the Canadian TV series The Listener. Now, Shaftesbury Films, the production company behind the show, has revealed new details about what viewers should expect about The Listener's second season. In a nutshell, expect to see new characters and new things for the leading characters to deal with.

The new faces joining the regular cast will be Lauren Lee Smith (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Tara Spencer Nairn (Corner Gas) and Sebastien Roberts (Canada Russia ‘72).

In the second season of The Listener, Toby Logan (Craig Olejnik), a paramedic from Toronto, has kept his habit of getting his nose in criminal investigations when he's not on the job with his partner Oz Bey (Ennis Esmer). This leads Toby to get into a case investigated by Integrated Investigations Bureau (Iib) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Rcmp), Canada's federal police.
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