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LETTERKENNY Nominated for Six Canadian Screen Awards 2021

April 12th, 2021

This year LETTERKENNY has been nominated for SIX Canadian Screen Awards include BEST COMEDY SERIES, BEST PHOTOGRAPHY- COMEDY, BEST PICTURE EDITING – COMEDY, BEST LEAD ACTOR, BEST STUNT COORDINATION and BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CASTING.

For information and to vote visit the Academy of Canadian Film and Television’s website here.

Aaron Abrams To Star In Canadian Comedy ‘Children Ruin Everything’ From Chuck Tatham & Kurt Smeaton

March 24, 2021

via https://deadline.com/2021/03/aaron-abrams-ctv-children-ruin-everything-from-chuck-tatham-kurt-smeaton-1234720439/

“Aaron Abrams, who has starred in Blindspot and Hannibal, is to star in CTV comedy Children Ruin Everything opposite Meaghan Rath.

Ennis Esmer, who featured in Schitt’s Creek, and Nazneen Contractor, who featured in Heroes Reborn and Ransom, have also joined the cast.”

Read the full article here.

Canada’s CTV Announces New Half-Hour Original Comedy CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHING from the Producers of LETTERKENNY

January 30th, 2020

via https://www.bellmedia.ca/the-lede

“The amazing life we had built in our twenties was crumbling into a pile of diapers and cancelled social engagements. But goddammit, we weren’t going down without a fight.” – Kurt Smeaton, Creator and Executive Producer on the inspiration behind CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHING

From award-winning L.A.- and Toronto-based producer New Metric Media, CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHING is created by veteran comedy writer and producer Kurt Smeaton (SCHITT’S CREEK, KIM’S CONVENIENCE). Alongside Smeaton, one of television’s premier comedy writers, Chuck Tatham (MODERN FAMILY, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT) joins multiple Canadian Screen Award-winner Mark Montefiore (LETTERKENNY, WHAT WOULD SAL DO?) as executive producer, with Beth Iley (KILLJOYS) serving as producer.

“This is a hilarious series with broad, universal comedy at its heart, from an amazing creative team in Kurt and Chuck together with our talented partners at New Metric Media,” said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. “Commissioning this new series also provides the opportunity to deliver a hit series for CTV while simultaneously expanding the roster of titles for our Bell Media Distribution catalogue.”

Read the full article here. 

Canada’s CTV Orders Comedy ‘Children Ruin Everything’ From ‘Schitt’s Creek’s Kurt Smeaton & ‘Modern Family’s Chuck Tatham

via https://deadline.com

Article by Peter White

January 29, 2020

Canada’s CTV has ordered a comedy from Modern Family and How I Met Your Mother exec producer Chuck Tatham and Schitt’s Creek writer Kurt Smeaton.

The broadcaster has commissioned Children Ruin Everything from Letterkenny producer New Metric Media. The series has been in development since 2016 and is set to start production in spring 2020. Casting is underway.

The half-hour comedy about living with children follows Astrid and James, who struggle to find a balance between being mom and dad to two kids and being who they were before offspring. It explores the ways kids can tear down your life and, if you’re lucky, replace it with something you have to admit is pretty okay, too.

Smeaton and Tatham will also serve as Executive Producers alongside New Metric Media founder Mark Montefiore. Beth Iley (Killjoys) serves as producer.

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New Media Metric’s Mark Montefiore on the state of Canadian comedy, Letterkenny and Bad Blood, C21 Interview

via https://www.C21media.net

October 10, 2019

New Media Metric’s Mark Montefiore on the state of Canadian comedy, Letterkenny and Bad Blood.

THE C21 INTERVIEW: New Media Metric president and executive producer Mark Montefiore tells C21TV about the state of Canadian TV comedy as the seventh season of the company’s Crave and Hulu sitcom Letterkenny debuts, and talks about how discussions around rights are changing with the advent of global streamers like Netflix, which carries its drama series Bad Blood.

Full video here.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Pam Wilson
818.495.3800
Pam.Wilson@inkmediacorp.com

‘Letterkenny’ Producers Hunt International Remakes After Striking Deal With Former Electus Exec Eli Shibley

via https://www.deadline.com

Article by Peter White

October 8, 2019

“There is a magic to the comedic sensibility of this show (Letterkenny) that at once can be both laugh out loud funny and also spiritually nourishing,” added Shibley. “Growing up in small-town Ohio and having turned my curiosity about the world into my life’s work, I have had the fortune to see firsthand that there is a ‘Letterkenny’ in nearly every country on the map and I couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with New Metric Media, WildBrain, and the funny people of the world to bring local versions of this format to life.”

Read full article here

MEDIA CONTACT:
Pam Wilson
818.495.3800
Pam.Wilson@inkmediacorp.com

The New Yorker Recommends: Letterkenny

via https://www.newyorker.com/

August 7, 2019

“The TV-show epigram offers a delicious sense of narrative infinity: think of “There are eight million stories in the naked city; this has been one of them,” which closed every episode of the mid-century police drama “Naked City,” or “These are their stories,” the iconic kickoff to “Law & Order.” The exquisitely weird Canadian sitcom “Letterkenny” patches together those two pronouncements to craft its own self-perpetuating statement of purpose: “There are 5000 people in Letterkenny,” the screen reads at the start of each episode. “These are their problems.”

The New Yorker Recommends: Letterkenny… and so do we.

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Chuck Tatham to Executive Produce ‘Children Ruin Everything’

July 24th, 2019 via hollywoodreporter.com

New Metric Media teams up with Chuck Tatham, Executive Producer of ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Arrested Development’, to produce new sitcom ‘Children Ruin Everything’ created by Kurt Smeaton.

Read full article here.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Pam Wilson
818.495.3800
Pam.Wilson@inkmediacorp.com