Cavendish

About the Show

CAVENDISH (8x30) comes from the creative minds of Mark Little and Andrew Bush, founders of acclaimed comedy troupe Picnicface, along with Garry Campbell (Kim's Convenience), and merges stories of small-town life with touches of the spooky and the absurd. Mark (Little) and Andy (Bush) haven’t been back to Cavendish since their parents split up over 30 years ago. They grew up in Toronto with their mom and had little contact with their dad, Rollie, outside of the occasional Christmas phone call. Mark never seemed to mind — a nice gift and the rare compliment were always enough to sustain him – but Andy never got over the wound of rejection. He stewed with the desire to simultaneously make his dad proud and prove he didn’t need him. Andy knew these desires were mutually exclusive. It changed nothing.

Now, for the first time since childhood, Mark and Andy are back in Cavendish to take care of their ailing father, and they're finding that Cavendish is...not like other towns. Weird things happen here – creepy things the townspeople seem to take in stride. There may or may not be a "beast" that roams the surrounding woods, as well as possessed statues, dark covens and unbreakable family curses. Each week, Mark and Andy get embroiled in some new misadventure involving these local superstitions, and through it all, Mark remains the golden boy, buoyed by the adoration of family and strangers alike, while Andy remains the striver, desperate for the love and respect he knows he shall never receive. Rounding out the cast is their father, Rollie, a grumbling malcontent who runs The Museum of the Strange and Fantastic; Rollie's partner Ruth, an absolute beacon of positivity; Bryn, Ruth’s morose teenage niece; and the various townsfolk who weave in and out of their lives, generally unfazed by the strange goings on around town.

Family, adventure and the occult: Welcome to Cavendish!

A CBC original series, CAVENDISH is produced by Temple Street and is created by and stars Andrew Bush and Mark Little, who serve as showrunners and executive producers; Garry Campbell is also a creator. Additionally, the series is executive produced by David Fortier, Ivan Schneeberg, and Kerry Appleyard. Production will begin in Nova Scotia and PEI in summer 2018.

Program Name

Cavendish

Program Type

Television Show

Appears On

CBC

Genre

Scripted

Schedule

Thursdays at 9:00 PM (9:30 PM NT) | Winter 2019

Bios

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Press Releases

TEMPLE STREET COMEDY CAVENDISH GREENLIT BY CBC

TEMPLE STREET COMEDY CAVENDISH GREENLIT BY CBC

Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios, today announced that CBC has greenlit Cavendish, a new primetime half-hour original comedy series set to premiere on CBC in winter 2019. Read More »

CBC ANNOUNCES 2018-19 PROGRAMMING SLATE

CBC ANNOUNCES 2018-19 PROGRAMMING SLATE

Canada’s public broadcaster today announced its robust 2018-19 slate, including 17 new series and 36 renewed titles – one of CBC’s largest returning lineups to date. Read More »

PRODUCTION BEGINS ON NEW CBC COMEDY SERIES CAVENDISH

PRODUCTION BEGINS ON NEW CBC COMEDY SERIES CAVENDISH

CBC and Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios, announce the start of production on Season 1 of the original comedy series, Cavendish (8x30). Read More »

Program Name

Cavendish

Program Type

Television Show

Appears On

CBC

Genre

Scripted

Schedule

Thursdays at 9:00 PM (9:30 PM NT) | Winter 2019

Bios

No related Bios.