Call Me Fitz premieres Sept 25; sneak peek online now

From a media release:

HBO Canada gets dirty as Jason Priestley returns for season two of the Gemini-winning comedy Call Me Fitz

He’s rude, he’s crude and he’s coming back to HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada). Returning with back-to-back half-hour episodes, Call Me Fitz stars Jason Priestley as the insalubrious Richard “Fitz” Fitzpatrick, a handsome, substance-abusing used-car salesman with a conscience. Call Me Fitz (Season 2) premieres Sunday, September 25 at 8 and 8:30 p.m. ET/MT, and the following week moves into its regularly scheduled timeslot Sunday nights at 8:30 p.m. ET/MT.

Nominated for 16 Gemini Awards, Call Me Fitz recently took home seven trophies, the most of any comedy or drama series this year. Wins include: Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series (Ernie Grunwald); Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role (Tracy Dawson); Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series (Rachel Blanchard); Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series; and Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series.

The start of the second season finds Fitz incapacitated by a series of recurring nightmares in which he is naked and shackled to a wheel of death before a knife-throwing shadowy figure – who may or may not be the hot new office manager Dot Foxley. Ever the pragmatist, Larry believes Fitz is simply anxious about not being able to sell cars, a theory quickly discarded after a psychic tells Fitz the nightmare is actually a prophecy, and unless Fitz makes amends to the ‘person he’s wronged’, he is marked to die by the next Beaver Moon.

The ensemble cast includes Ernie Grunwald as Larry, Fitz’s so-called conscience, the last undamaged corner of Richards blackened, booze-soaked soul; Peter MacNeill as Ken Fitzpatrick, Fitz’ father and patriarch of Fitzpatrick Motors; Tracy Dawson as Meghan Fitzpatrick, Fitz’s shrewish younger sister and thorn in his side; Donavon Stinson as Josh Mctaggart, the Fitzpatrick Motors in-house auto repair and wildcard; and Brooke Nevin as Sonja Lester Fitzpatrick Motors’ receptionist and former fling of Fitz. Amy Sloan joins the cast as Dot Foxley, the new office manager who has an inexplicable hate on for Larry, a penchant for witchcraft and a miniature model of Fitzpatrick Motors (complete with Fitz and Larry voodoo dolls) hidden in her apartment.

The 13-episode second season of this made-in-Canada half-hour comedy series was created by Sheri Elwood and then developed by Amaze Film + Television and is produced by Amaze, Big Motion Pictures and Entertainment One, with the participation of The Movie Network and Movie Central. Executive Produced by Sheri Elwood, who is also the series Show Runner, the series is filmed in New Minas, Nova Scotia. The first season of Call Me Fitz premiered earlier this year on DirecTV in the U.S.

From Entertainment One, The complete first season of Call Me Fitz will be available on DVD September 27th and includes special bonus features including: The Genesis of Fitz, Casting of Fitz, Blooper reel, and a Season 2 sneak peek.

Beginning today, Movie Central and The Movie Network are offering subscribers and non-subscribers a chance to sample the first two episodes of the second season prior to its premiere. The sneak peek will be available through a variety of platforms including:

  • Online at
  • On demand via HBO Canada On Demand (where available)
  • Via the free Video On Demand services of participating television providers
  • Via HBO Canada OnLine with participating television providers

All episodes will be broadcast in High Definition, and will be available On Demand following their network premieres. In Eastern Canada programming will be available via HBO Canada OnLine with Rogers On Demand OnLine, Bell TV Online and Videotron’s Illico Web and in Western Canada via HBO Canada Online with Shaw and Shaw Direct Video On Demand and Bell TV Online.