Corner Gas Companion Book “Tales From Dog River” Rockets to #2 on Industry Best Seller List; Moves into Second Printing
– Annual Corner Gas Christmas Special “Merry Gasmas” Returns Dec. 11 on CTV –
Tales from Dog River: The Complete Corner Gas Guide has made a high-octane debut on Canada’s bestseller list. The companion guide to Canada’s most-watched comedy series has landed at #2 on the BookManager bestseller list, just behind Giller Prize winner Vincent Lam’s Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures. As a result of its success, Penguin Books has confirmed that the book will now move into a second printing to meet the holiday demand. The weekly BookManager list is compiled from actual sales of titles released in more than 200 independent Canadian booksellers.
CTV also announced today that “Merry Gasmas” – the Christmas special that became the most-watched Corner Gas episode ever when it reached nearly three million viewers last December, has been scheduled to be rebroadcast Monday, December 11 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (check local listings). The episode will also air on The Comedy Network on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and Thursday, Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
The success of Tales from Dog River follows overwhelming fan turn-outs at book signings with Corner Gas star Brent Butt in Saskatoon, Regina and Toronto. CTV also announced today that Corner Gas star Eric Peterson will appear at book signings at Chapters in Edmonton (Dec. 2) and at Perfect Books in Ottawa (Dec. 4). Co-stars Gabrielle Miller and Janet Wright will appear at a book signing at Chapters in Halifax on Dec. 5.
Written by Michele Sponagle with a foreword by Brent Butt, Tales From Dog River: The Complete Corner Gas Guide is published by Penguin Books (Canada) and is available in Coles, Chapters, Indigo, Walmart, Zellers, Co-op Stores, independent retailers across the country and online at www.cornergas.com.
Corner Gas airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV and Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The Comedy Network (check local listings).