From a media release:
E1 Entertainment, Amaze Film and TelevisionÂ and Big Motion Pictures are proud to announce the signing of television star JasonÂ Priestley for The Movie Network and Movie Central’s new halfâ€hour series â€œMeetÂ Phil Fitz,â€ shooting in Halifax. Jason Priestley will play Phil Fitz, a charismatic preowned car salesman who pushes the boundaries of acceptable behavior just a fewÂ steps too farâ€¦
â€œIt’s a great chance to get back to Canada and flex some comedic muscles,â€Â quipped Priestley. â€œI get to play a guy who is the embodiment of Freud’s â€˜id.’Â The writing is sharp, edgy and so fast it leaves you gasping for air. You don’tÂ often have a chance to get paid to be morally bankrupt.â€
Scheduled to air on The Movie Network and Movie Central in 2010, â€œMeet PhilÂ Fitzâ€ is a screwball black comedy created by writer and Executive ProducerÂ Sheri Elwood (â€œDefying Gravityâ€). Set against the backdrop of a familyâ€owned dealership, the series focuses on the exploits of Phil when, after he botches a test drive and puts a customer in a coma, finds himself face to face with a new salesman on the lot, LARRY, a doâ€gooder claiming to be his â€˜conscience.’ If Phil is a man who lives for the moment, Larry’s the foil, ready to pick up (and refurbish) the wreckage he leaves behind. If the â€œOdd Coupleâ€ had substance abuse problems and sold cars this would be that show.
Canadian actor Jason Priestley has just finished filming the BBC miniâ€series â€œThe Day of the Triffids.â€ He has carved out memorable roles on both the big and small screens including â€œMy Name is Earl,â€ â€œMedium,â€ and â€œBeverley Hills, 90210.â€