From a media release:
Beloved Canadian Comic Eugene Levy to Guest Star in Citytv’s Original Comedy Series, Package Deal
- Renowned Canadian actor will guest star as a man unlucky in love
- Package Deal is the only Canadian sitcom currently being filmed in front of a live studio audience
Building upon its already talent-laden cast, Citytv and Thunderbird Films today announced that esteemed Canadian actor Eugene Levy (American Pie, A Mighty Wind) will guest star in the highly anticipated Citytv original comedy series, Package Deal. The award-winning Second City Television (SCTV) alumnus will appear in three episodes as a repeatedly-married man whose wives keep mysteriously dying, providing a challenge for his lawyer Danny (Randal Edwards, Degrassi: The Next Generation, The Killing).
“We are excited to welcome accomplished performer and comedy legend Eugene Levy to the cast of Package Deal,” said Claire Freeland, Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media. “He will undoubtedly delight Canadian audiences with his unique sense of humour and charm.”
Currently in production, Package Deal follows three overly-close brothers and the woman who comes between them. When Kim (Julia Voth, Bitch Slap) starts dating Danny (Randal Edwards), he seems too good to be true – a successful lawyer, charming, and single. Then, she discovers he’s already committed – to his two older brothers, Sheldon (Harland Williams, There’s Something About Mary) and Ryan (Jay Malone, Monk). Created by Emmy®-nominated producer Andrew Orenstein (Malcolm in the Middle, 3rd Rock from the Sun), Package Deal is produced by Thunderbird Films and will air exclusively on Citytv in the mid-season of 2013. Endemol Group will distribute the series internationally.
“Package Deal is already creating a buzz with its stellar cast, and we’re excited to have another performer as respected as Eugene Levy join the production,” said Michael Shepard, President, Thunderbird Films.
An example of Citytv’s strong commitment to original Canadian programming, Package Deal joins the roster of high-profile original series, including Seed and The Bachelor Canada.
With studios located in Burnaby, BC, episodes are shot in front of a live audience on Thursday nights, from 6 to 9 p.m. PT. For more information about studio location and to reserve tickets, viewers can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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