From Bill Brioux of the Canadian Press:
- After five seasons in Canada, ‘Corner Gas’ set to air in U.S.
“[Brent] Butt, who was joined at the breakfast by co-stars Nancy Robertson (Wanda), Gabrielle Miller (Lacey) and Tara Spencer-Nairn (Officer Karen Pelly), is pretty sure Americans will get his show. He’s been told Dog River reminds them of rural Nebraska. “They just accept that it is a small town in the middle of nowhere,” he said. Someone once described his show as “Seinfeld” rocketed back 40 years and put in Mayberry. That’s the description he passes along to Americans.”
From Alex Strachan of CanWest News Service:
- U.S. gets pumped for “Corner Gas”
“It was a Canadian invasion done the Canadian way — mild-mannered, self-deprecating and with a wry twist of humour. And it took the Los Angeles media by storm. The Tribune Broadcasting satellite and cable network and WGN Superstation have bought the rights to all four seasons of Corner Gas — pitched to the American media as “an ensemble comedy (about) a bunch of nobodies in the middle of nowhere who get up to nothing” — and Brent Butt was introduced to breakfast viewers of Los Angeles’ KTLA as “a guy from Canada whose name is Butt.””