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Production begins on another six-pack of Letterkenny for CraveTV

From a media release:

CraveTV announced today that production is underway on another six-pack of its most-watched series, the Canadian Screen Award-winning LETTERKENNY. Created by and starring Jared Keeso, the celebrated half-hour comedy is produced by New Metric Media in partnership with DHX Media, and shoots on location in and around Sudbury, ON until early August. New to the writer’s room this season are 19-2 veterans Jesse McKeown and Lynne Kamm. Jonathan Torrens returns to write two episodes, bahd. Anyhoo, here’s what some of the boys had to say.

Set to launch later this year, the newest LETTERKENNY six-pack finds The Hicks holding court back at the produce stand for another small-town summer. Affairs of the heart are on tap this season as Wayne (Keeso) and his sweetie, Rosie (Clark Backo), are on shaky ground and Katy (Michelle Mylett) finally chooses between Hockey Players. The Skids might still be on drugs too.

As viewers tuned-in to the winter season launch on Canada Day weekend, #Letterkenny had 4 million impressions on Twitter worldwide and 1.1 million impressions in Canada. Season 1 of LETTERKENNY took home three 2017 Canadian Screen Awards: Best Comedy Series, Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series, and Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series. As well, series creator Jared Keeso and co-writer and director Jacob Tierney took home a Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award for TV Comedy. Seasons 1 – 3 are currently streaming on CraveTV and Season 1 is also available on iTunes and Google Play.

LETTERKENNY revolves around the dustups Wayne (Keeso) and his buds get into with their small-town Ontario rivals. The Hicks, The Skids, and The Hockey Players get at each other about the most mundane things, often ending with someone getting their ass kicked. Wayne, his best bud Daryl (Nathan Dales), Wayne’s free-spirited younger sister Katy (Michelle Mylett), and Wayne’s buddy, Dan (K Trevor Wilson) are all Hicks. CSA-nominated Daniel Petronijevic returns as Hick McMurray and Melanie Scrofano as doting Mrs. McMurray. Dylan Playfair and Andrew Herr reprise their roles as hotshot Hockey Players “Jonesy” and “Reilly”. Tyler Johnston and Evan Stern (RoboCop) return as Skids Stewart and Roald. Lisa Codrington returns as bartender, Gail, and Jacob Tierney as the Christian leader Glen. Mark Forward returns as the temperamental Coach of Letterkenny Irish and Tiio Horn is back as badass leader of The Natives, Tanis. Keeso’s 19-2 co-star, Adrian Holmes, returns to guest star as Modeans bouncer Bradley. Cara Gee (Strange Empire) and Jade Willoughby join the cast as Tanis’ new rez rivals Shyla and Shania.

LETTERKENNY is produced by New Metric Media, in partnership with DHX Media in association with Bell Media, with the participation of Canadian Media Fund, OMDC Tax Credits and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund. Jacob Tierney is executive producer, director, and co-writer. Mark Montefiore and Patrick O’Sullivan are executive producers for New Metric Media.

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This summer, winter is comin’: Season 3 of CraveTV’s smash-hit original comedy Letterkenny launches Canada Day

From a media release:

Turn up the A/C and slap on a turtleneck ‘cause another six-pack of LETTERKENNY drops July 1 on Crave TV and it’s got way more chill. It’s winter in Letterkenny, and what better way to celebrate 150 years of confederation than to complain about winter in the summer. Back at the farm, the produce stand gets swapped out for a sled shack; Letterkenny’s beloved, burned-down watering hole Modeans reopens as Modeans 2; the Skids clown around with a mysterious new presence; the Hockey Players are officially stars of the otherwise hapless Letterkenny Irish; Katy is back from the city; and the rest of the Hicks are pretty much doing the same thing they always do. To keep viewers on ice for the next month, CraveTV just released another two and a half minutes of alliterative artistry with Season 3’s Super Cold Open. To view it, click here.

Guest starring this season is Keeso’s 19-2 co-star, Adrian Holmes. Winner of the 2017 Canadian Screen Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series for 19-2, Holmes plays Modeans bouncer Bradley. As well, acclaimed actress Sarah Gadon (Enemy) rolls into Letterkenny as mysterious lady Skid, Gae.

Également cette saison, alors qu’ils pêchent au Québec, les Hicks rencontrent leurs sosies français, les Hiques. Jean Guy, le Wayne québécois, est joué par Sebastien Huberdeau (Polytechnique), Jean-Carl, le Daryl québécois, est joué par Alexandre Landry (Gabrielle), Domenic Di Rosa (It’s Carla, Your Agent) joue le Dan québécois, et Kim Cloutier (The Cobblers) joue la Katy québécoise. [Translated: Also this season, while they fish in Quebec, the Hicks meet their French look-alikes, the Hicks. Jean Guy, the Quebec Wayne, is played by Sebastien Huberdeau (Polytechnique), Jean-Carl, the Daryl of Quebec, is played by Alexandre Landry (Gabrielle), Domenic Di Rosa Cloutier (The Cobblers) plays the Quebec Katy.]

LETTERKENNY revolves around the dustups Wayne (Keeso) and his buds get into with their small-town Ontario rivals. The Hicks, The Skids, and The Hockey Players get at each other about the most mundane things, often ending with someone getting their ass kicked. Wayne, his best bud Daryl (Nathan Dales, Goon: Last of the Enforcers), Wayne’s free-spirited younger sister Katy (Michelle Mylett, El Camino Christmas), and Wayne’s buddy, Dan (K Trevor Wilson, JEFF ROSS PRESENTS: ROAST BATTLE) are all Hicks. CSA-nominated Daniel Petronijevic (19-2) returns as Hick McMurray. Dylan Playfair (HATERS BACK OFF) and Andrew Herr (Goon: Last of the Enforcers) reprise their roles as hotshot Hockey Players “Jonesy” and “Reilly”. Tyler Johnston (MOTIVE) and Evan Stern (RoboCop) return as Skids Stewart and Roald. Lisa Codrington (COPPER) returns as bartender, Gail, and Jacob Tierney (The Trotsky) as the Christian leader Glen. Mark Forward (FARGO) returns as the temperamental Coach of Letterkenny Irish and Tiio Horn (WHAT WOULD SAL DO?) is back as badass leader of The Natives.

Season 2 of LETTERKENNY launched Christmas Day as the most-watched title on CraveTV, eclipsing its own Season 1 for record viewers. The entire first two seasons, as well as the rowdy “St. Perfect’s Day” special, remain CraveTV’s most consistent top performers each and every day.

Season 1 of LETTERKENNY took home three 2017 Canadian Screen Awards: Best Comedy Series, Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series, and Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series. As well, series creator Jared Keeso and co-writer and director Jacob Tierney took home a Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award for TV Comedy. Seasons 1 and 2 are currently streaming on CraveTV and Season 1 is also available on iTunes and Google Play.

LETTERKENNY is produced by New Metric Media (What Would Sal Do?), in partnership with DHX Media in association with Bell Media, with the participation of Canadian Media Fund, OMDC Tax Credits and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund. Jacob Tierney is executive producer, director, and co-writer. Patrick O’Sullivan and Mark Montefiore are executive producers for New Metric Media.

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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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