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TORONTO (November 28, 2013) – Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central and Bell Media’s The Movie Network wrap up Season 4 of original comedy series CALL ME FITZ with a special hour-long holiday episode. As the holidays loom, Fitz (Jason Priestley) decides to give up drinking, prompting a visit from three ghosts who aim to show him the error of his ways. Meanwhile, Larry (Ernie Grunwald) reunites the Fitzpatricks with the promise of a lost family fortune. The season finale episode, titled “A Very Special Fitzmas,” premieres Monday, Dec. 2 at 9 p.m. PT on Movie Central and 10 p.m. ET on The Movie Network.
The nine-episode fourth season of the Canadian half-hour comedy series guest stars Michael Gross (FAMILY TIES, Tremors) as family nemesis Pat Childs. The ensemble cast also includes: Peter MacNeill as Ken Fitzpatrick, Fitz's 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; Kathleen Munroe as Ali Devon; Jonathan Torrens as Chester Vince; and Joanna Cassidy, who returns as Fitz's mother Elaine Fitzpatrick.
The series’ Canadian Screen Awards include Sheri Elwood for Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series; Joanna Cassidy for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series; Tracy Dawson for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role, and Ernie Grunwald for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series. Series star Jason Priestley recently took home a Golden Nymph Award at the 2012 Monte Carlo Television Festival for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series and a 2011 Canadian Comedy Award for Best Performance by a Male – Television.
CALL ME FITZ was created by Sheri Elwood and then developed by Amaze Film + Television. The series 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 comedy is filmed in Nova Scotia. CALL ME FITZ currently airs on DirecTV in the U.S.
In Western Canada, episodes are available in High Definition on Movie Central HD; On Demand, via mobile and online with participating service providers.
In Eastern Canada, episodes are available in High Definition on TMN GO and The Movie Network OnDemand.
About Movie Central
Movie Central is a commercial-free premium pay TV service available in western Canada. Movie Central premieres the best in Hollywood, international and Canadian films across nine 24-hour movie channels, including dedicated high-definition feeds, a Movie Central On Demand service and exclusive HBO content on HBO Canada. Movie Central is also the first window for Showtime content and home to cutting-edge Canadian series. A major force in the Canadian independent film and television production industry, Movie Central, through Script to Screen, a writer-oriented feature script development program funded by Movie Central and delivered by NSI supports Canadian filmmaking. Visit the Movie Central website at www.moviecentral.ca.
Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
About The Movie Network:
The Movie Network is a pay television service available in eastern Canada delivering premiere access to Hollywood hit movies, new and exclusive HBO content, critically acclaimed Showtime series and first-rate Canadian programming to subscribers. The Movie Network service includes five 24-hour multiplex channels – The Movie Network, HBO Canada, MExcess, MFun! and MFest. All five multiplex channels are simulcast in High Definition and joined by TMN GO, a multi-platform video streaming service; The Movie Network OnDemand, a Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service available in select areas across eastern Canada; and TMN OnLine, an Internet-based content streaming service. The Movie Network is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about The Movie Network is available at www.themovienetwork.ca.
For more information:
For Movie Central (Western Canada):
Owen McCorquodale, 416.479.6068 or Owen.McCorquodale@corusent.com
For The Movie Network (Eastern Canada)
Scott Campbell, 416.956.8645 ext. 6064 or email@example.com