From Cassandra Szklarski of the Canadian Press:
- ‘Trailer Park Boys,’ prepping comebacks
“A new year, a new batch of TV shows to savour. There may be a chill in the air, but things are heating up on the tube as several new Canadian series prepare to launch in early 2010. From the long-awaited return of the Kids in The Hall to a sexy adaptation of the Giller Prize-winning book “Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures” to a potty-mouthed Jason Priestley, there are plenty of homegrown series on tap for those snowed-in nights.” Read more.
From a media release:
Call Me Fitz, The Movie Network and Movie Central’s Original Comedy Series Begins Production
- Jason Priestley Leads Comedic Cast Filming in Nova Scotia
- Created and Written By Defying Gravity Producer/Writer Sheri Elwood
E1 Entertainment, Amaze Film + Television and Big Motion Pictures in association with Astral Media’s The Movie Network and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central announced today that principal photography is underway on the Canadian original television series Call Me Fitz (working title). The series stars actor/director Jason Priestley (The Day of the Triffids, My Name is Earl, Beverly Hills 90210) as the charismatic used car salesman known as Fitz. Created and written by producer/writer Sheri Elwood (Defying Gravity), the 13-part, half-hour comedy series is filming an hour outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia in the Annapolis Valley region until mid-January. The series is scheduled to air on The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Movie Central (Western Canada) in 2010.