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What Would Sal Do? ending after one season on CraveTV

What Would Sal Do? won’t be given a Second Coming on CraveTV. That’s the word from creator Andrew De Angelis, who made the announcement via Facebook on Monday afternoon.

“It is with a heavy heart that I announce the end of What Would Sal Do? Unlike Jesus, our little show will not return,” De Angelis said via his personal page. Season 1 of Sal debuted on CraveTV in March, and that was a miracle in itself. In the summer of 2016, De Angelis’ comic creation was dead in the water. Last June, Allarco Entertainment was granted creditor protection. Allarco owns Super Channel, Sal‘s original home. With creditor protection in place, What Would Sal Do? couldn’t air on the pay channel and was released to its production company to be shopped around. Sal‘s producers, New Metric Media, landed a deal with Bell Media.

“We had a good run,” De Angelis said in his Facebook post. “Well… we had an OK run. Who am I kidding, we had a run. This sucks. There, I said it. But here’s what didn’t suck: getting the chance to make the show I wanted to make—no compromises, no regrets. Here’s another thing that didn’t suck: working with Mark Montefiore, Pat O’Sullivan, Cameron MacClaren and everyone at NewMetric media. This show doesn’t exist without their tireless work, passion and dedication. Their insights not only made Sal a better show, they made me a better writer.” He also shone the spotlight on the entire cast, crew and season writers Kurt Smeaton, Mark Forward, Alex Levine, Mark De Angelis, Steve Dylan, Brandy Hewitt and Karen Moore, and director Samir Rehem.

Sal stars Dylan Taylor (most recently of CBC’s Pure) as the titular character, a foul-mouthed overachiever who has lived a life of laziness and questionable decisions in Sudbury, Ont. That all changes when his mother, Maria (Jennifer Dale) blows his mind with the following info: Sal is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Along for the ride are Sal’s best friend Vince (Ryan McDonald) and Father Luke (Scott Thompson).

Season 1 of What Would Sal Do? can be seen on CraveTV.

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Link: What Would Sal Do? Be crude, dumb and very funny

From John Doyle of The Globe and Mail:

Link: What Would Sal Do? Be crude, dumb and very funny
What Would Sal Do? (now streaming on CraveTV) is the latest entry in the arena and it’s darn funny without having quite the precision of Letterkenny or the intricately mad harmony of Trailer Park Boys, but it has a comic cultural specificity that is a delight to see. Continue reading.

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Link: The Saviour of Sudbury: On set with ‘What Would Sal Do?’ star Dylan Taylor

From Melissa Girimonte of The Televixen:

Link: The Saviour of Sudbury: On set with ‘What Would Sal Do?’ star Dylan Taylor
“I grew up in the east end of Toronto in a multicultural area, and I knew these guys as well. I didn’t realize how many Sals I knew, the general hard-headedness, the fact that they think they’re right and never wrong, and the arrogance and bravado that comes with it.” Continue reading.

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Link: Comedy What Would Sal Do? resurrected for CraveTV

From Bill Brioux of the Canadian Press:

Link: Comedy What Would Sal Do? resurrected for CraveTV
What Would Sal Do? didn’t exactly begin with a divine intervention. In some ways, it’s a miracle Canadians will soon be able to see it.

The comedy stars Dylan Taylor (Defying Gravity) as a cranky ne’er-do-well living in Sudbury, Ont., in the house of his mother, Maria (played by Jennifer Dale). On his 30th birthday, his mother tells him some big news: he is the second coming of Jesus Christ. Continue reading.

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