From a media release:
GEMINI WINNER PHYLLIS ELLIS STARS IN THE NEW COMEDY SERIES THREE CHORDS FROM THE TRUTH
- Premieres on CMT Sunday, January 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT with back-to-back episodes
Phyllis Ellis not only netted herself a Gemini Award in 2007 for her role as the eccentric, loveable character Helena Delaney in The Wilkinsons, but she has landed the title role in the new spin-off comedy series Three Chords From The Truth. Produced in Canada by CMT and Henry Less Productions, Three Chords From The Truth premieres on CMT with two back-to-back episodes in its regular time slot on Sunday, January 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Three Chords From The Truth finds 40-something Helena Delaney (Phyllis Ellis) in over her head at the helm of a struggling country music TV network, working for an ex-lover, dealing with eccentric employees and battling her own cluelessness about the country music industry. Each episode follows the antics of this ambitious, driven woman as she attempts to survive life in the country music trenches.
At the 2007 Gemini Awards, Phyllis Ellis began her acceptance speech by saying, “You’re all probably wondering who is Phyllis Ellis?” But with her award firmly in hand and with the launch of Three Chords From The Truth, Ellis is ready to step into the spotlight. “Three Chords From The Truth is a dysfunctional workplace comedy that uses heightened reality to let viewers in on some of the absurdities that go on in the music industry,â€ says Ellis, who also serves as producer on the series.
Ted Ellis, Vice President, Programming, CMT says, â€œPhyllis took the character of Helena and turned her into a comic scene-stealer. Loyal fans of The Wilkinsons will love seeing her in such a logically illogical second career and new viewers will become fans of the show’s hilarious insider storylines.â€
Three Chords From The Truth introduces a quirky ensemble Canadian cast including Steve Cochrane, Joel Stewart, George Komorowski, Jordan McCloskey, Paul Snepsts, Adriana Maggs. Special guest appearances include country music stars such as Ronnie Hawkins, Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish) George Canyon, Tara Oram, Blake Shelton, and The Road Hammers giving viewers a unique and satirical look at the competitive and cutthroat music business.