From a media release:
Beloved Canadian Comic Eugene Levy to Guest Star in Citytvâ€™s Original Comedy Series, Package Deal
- Renowned Canadian actor will guest star as a man unlucky in love
- Package Deal is the only Canadian sitcom currently being filmed in front of a live studio audience
Building upon its already talent-laden cast, Citytv and Thunderbird Films today announced that esteemed Canadian actor Eugene Levy (American Pie, A Mighty Wind) will guest star in the highly anticipated Citytv original comedy series, Package Deal. The award-winning Second City Television (SCTV) alumnus will appear in three episodes as a repeatedly-married man whose wives keep mysteriously dying, providing a challenge for his lawyer Danny (Randal Edwards, Degrassi: The Next Generation, The Killing).
â€œWe are excited to welcome accomplished performer and comedy legend Eugene Levy to the cast of Package Deal,â€ said Claire Freeland, Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media. â€œHe will undoubtedly delight Canadian audiences with his unique sense of humour and charm.â€
Currently in production, Package Deal follows three overly-close brothers and the woman who comes between them. When Kim (Julia Voth, Bitch Slap) starts dating Danny (Randal Edwards), he seems too good to be true â€“ a successful lawyer, charming, and single. Then, she discovers heâ€™s already committed â€“ to his two older brothers, Sheldon (Harland Williams, Thereâ€™s Something About Mary) and Ryan (Jay Malone, Monk). Created by EmmyÂ®-nominated producer Andrew Orenstein (Malcolm in the Middle, 3rd Rock from the Sun), Package Deal is produced by Thunderbird Films and will air exclusively on Citytv in the mid-season of 2013. Endemol Group will distribute the series internationally.
â€œPackage Deal is already creating a buzz with its stellar cast, and weâ€™re excited to have another performer as respected as Eugene Levy join the production,â€ said Michael Shepard, President, Thunderbird Films.
An example of Citytvâ€™s strong commitment to original Canadian programming, Package Deal joins the roster of high-profile original series, including Seed and The Bachelor Canada.
With studios located in Burnaby, BC, episodes are shot in front of a live audience on Thursday nights, from 6 to 9 p.m. PT. For more information about studio location and to reserve tickets, viewers can email firstname.lastname@example.org.