Saskatchewan

Award-winning Prairie sitcom films 100th episode

The beloved Canadian sitcom Corner Gas is celebrating a milestone this week.

The beloved Canadian sitcom Corner Gas is celebrating a milestone this week.

CTV says show creator and star Brent Butt and the rest of the crew filmed their 100th episode Wednesday at the Canada-Saskatchewan Production Studios in Regina.

"One hundred of anything seems like a lot to me," Butt said in a release.

"I tried doing 100 situps once and got to about eight or nine and quit. So 100 episodes of a TV show — we're really proud of that."

The hit comedy, about a bunch of quirky residents who bond at a gas station in the fictional town of Dog River, Sask., wraps up its sixth and final season on CTV next year.

The crew plans to film a total of 107 episodes before the lauded, Gemini-winning series goes off the air in spring 2009.

Butt, who plays Brent Leroy, the lead character on the show, announced this past spring that Corner Gas would turn off the pumps for good after next season so that it could go out on a high note.

Other Corner Gas stars include Gabrielle Miller and Eric Peterson.

The series, which airs in syndication in countries around the world, is said to be the most successful Canadian sitcom ever made.

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