Trailer Park Boys to return to TV
A new TV series that marks the return of the Trailer Park Boys debuts this summer on the Action station, one of Shaw Media's specialty channels.
The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour reunites actors Mike Smith, Robb Wells and J.P. Tremblay for a six-part miniseries, debuting July 22.
The show begins with the boys accidently ingesting a variety of psychedelic drugs that make them believe they are creating a sketch comedy show. The trio portray a range of quirky characters, including the three stars of a fictional children's TV series called The Happy Funtime Hour.
The trio have moved from Sunnyvale trailer park — the setting for Trailer Park Boys — to the fictional town of Port Cockerton. Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, actor Jay Baruchel and other comedians have guest spots in the series, written and developed by Smith, Wells and Tremblay.
Kenny vs. Spenny co-star Kenny Hotz also has a new show premiering this summer on Action. In Kenny Hotz's Triumph of the Will, he takes on "a series of nearly impossible missions," such as proving that pigs are too smart to be eaten and trying to find love for his widowed mother.
The two shows are the first original Canadian series for Action. They were originally bought by Showcase, but not added to the schedule.
With files from The Canadian Press