Friday, May 28, 2010

[News] TV Series 'The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour' Begins Production

If you liked the TV series Trailer Park Boys, you'll probably be delighted to hear that Showcase, a Canadian cable network, is preparing a new original comedy series. In fact, yesterday, Showcase announced that its new comedy series The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour has been in production since May 26 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

This show will be made of six episodes of half an hour. Besides, according to Showcase, The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour "builds on the success and popularity of the stars of the seminal Showcase comedy series Trailer Park Boys, inspired by comedy classics like Monty Python’s Flying Circus and the more recent British import The League of Gentlemen".

Set in the sleepy fictional town of Port Cockerton, the series catches up with Mike, Robb and JP in the midst of shooting their new sketch-variety TV show called “The Happy Funtime Hour.” Disastrously, an actor hired to play a wacky German scientist (Maury Chaykin) assumes the personality of his character after synthesizing a powerful and addictive hallucinogen derived from local berries. Chaos ensues in the town as the cast ingests the drugs and begins to believe they really are the characters they portray on the show – including deranged pirates, drug-addled playboys from an 80’s television show and a group of not-so-super superheroes. The three stars play a total of 24 characters throughout the series.

The series’ impressive lineup of guest stars includes Jay Baruchel (Knocked Up, Tropic Thunder, How to Train Your Dragon), Genie and Gemini Award winner Maury Chaykin (Entourage). Trailer Park Boys alumni Pat Roach and John Dunsworth will also guest star in the series.

Note that the show's stars Mike Smith, John Paul Tremblay and Robb Wells are also the writers and producers of the series.

Finally, no premiere date has been announced for The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour.

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