From a media release:
E1 Entertainment, Amaze Film and TelevisionÃ‚Â and Big Motion Pictures are proud to announce the signing of television star JasonÃ‚Â Priestley for The Movie Network and Movie Central’s new halfÃ¢â‚¬Âhour series Ã¢â‚¬Å“MeetÃ‚Â Phil Fitz,Ã¢â‚¬Â shooting in Halifax. Jason Priestley will play Phil Fitz, a charismatic preowned car salesman who pushes the boundaries of acceptable behavior just a fewÃ‚Â steps too farÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It’s a great chance to get back to Canada and flex some comedic muscles,Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ‚Â quipped Priestley. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I get to play a guy who is the embodiment of Freud’s Ã¢â‚¬Ëœid.’Ã‚Â The writing is sharp, edgy and so fast it leaves you gasping for air. You don’tÃ‚Â often have a chance to get paid to be morally bankrupt.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Scheduled to air on The Movie Network and Movie Central in 2010, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Meet PhilÃ‚Â FitzÃ¢â‚¬Â is a screwball black comedy created by writer and Executive ProducerÃ‚Â Sheri Elwood (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Defying GravityÃ¢â‚¬Â). Set against the backdrop of a familyÃ¢â‚¬Âowned 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 doÃ¢â‚¬Âgooder claiming to be his Ã¢â‚¬Ëœconscience.’ 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 Ã¢â‚¬Å“Odd CoupleÃ¢â‚¬Â had substance abuse problems and sold cars this would be that show.
Canadian actor Jason Priestley has just finished filming the BBC miniÃ¢â‚¬Âseries Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Day of the Triffids.Ã¢â‚¬Â He has carved out memorable roles on both the big and small screens including Ã¢â‚¬Å“My Name is Earl,Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Medium,Ã¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“Beverley Hills, 90210.Ã¢â‚¬Â