8:30 p.m. â€“ DAN FOR MAYOR â€“ SERIES PREMIERE
When Dan Phillips’s (Fred Ewanuick) ex-girlfriend Claire (Mary Ashton) tells him that she is engaged, Dan reacts by telling her that he is running for Mayor against an unbeatable incumbent.
From a media release:
Viewers Can Chat Live with Stars of HICCUPS and DAN FOR MAYOR as Series Premiere March 1
- CTV.ca offers interactive experience for CTV viewers to complement broadcast premieres
- Features HICCUPS’ star Nancy Robertson and DAN FOR MAYOR’s Fred Ewanuick
For the first time on CTV.ca, viewers can interact live with the stars of two new series as the shows premiere on CTV. Fans can get online and engage with CORNER GAS stars Nancy Robertson and Fred Ewanuick as they launch HICCUPS and DAN FOR MAYOR, back-to-back on Monday, March 1.
Bringing viewers closer to the stars than ever before, CTV.ca launches its first LIVE chat with HICCUPS’ Nancy Robertson from 8 to 8:30 p.m. ET. Then, from 8:30 to 9 p.m. ET, viewers can stay online at CTV.ca to connect with Fred Ewanuick of DAN FOR MAYOR to get exclusives on his new series. Viewers watching the tape-delayed premieres in other time zones can log on to read the chats in their entirety.
Viewers can log on to CTV.ca to weigh in with thoughts and comments about the show, ask questions and get real-time answers straight from the stars themselves.
From Bill Harris of QMI Agency:
- â€˜Corner Gas’ actor takes the lead
With his new sitcom Dan For Mayor mere days from broadcast, Fred Ewanuick used a puck-and-ice analogy to describe his emotions. â€œIt’s like getting ready for a big hockey game, and you’re playing a team you’ve never played before but you’ve heard stories about how awesome they are,â€ Ewanuick said. Read more.
From John Doyle of the Globe and Mail:
- What to catch in between the gold medals
“Meanwhile, back in the TV Racket: The Olympics are mere cover for feverish activity. New shows coming. New shows in production. Casting decisions made. Many shows ready to go to air as soon as the Olympics end. Some have even snuck onto the schedule already. Herewith, a summary of what’s happening.” Read more.
Original New Comedy Series DAN FOR MAYOR Gets Inducted into CTV Line Up, March 1
- New comedy stars CORNER GAS’s Fred Ewanuick
- Original series joins Monday night comedy block at 8:30 p.m. ET
- Created by three of Canada’s most talented comedy writers and producers
- Three real life Mayors make cameo appearances
- New episodes available post-broadcast on CTV.ca
CORNER GAS and ROBSON ARMS alumnus Fred Ewanuick stars as Dan, an average 30-something bartender whose off-the-cuff comment spirals into his haphazard candidacy for mayor in the half-hour Original Comedy Series DAN FOR MAYOR, premiering Monday, March 1 at 8:30 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Created and written by three of Canada’s most respected comedy writers and producers – Mark Farrell (CORNER GAS; THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES), Paul Mather (CORNER GAS; THE RICK MERCER REPORT) and Kevin White (CORNER GAS; THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES) – DAN FOR MAYOR follows Dan on his new-found quest to make it big in local politics.