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[11/14/13 - 12:16 PM]
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[05/29/12 - 04:08 AM]
Better. Every. Day. Citytv Unveils Strongest Prime-Time Schedule for 2012-13 Season
The Canadian network will showcase nine new comedies, four new dramas and one hit reality franchise series this fall.

[09/20/11 - 12:33 PM]
Canada's Funniest Dysfunctional Family Finds a Home on DirecTV; Hit Comedy "Less Than Kind" Makes U.S. Debut Exclusively on the Audience Network
The series will make its exclusive U.S. debut this fall on DirecTV's Audience Network.







LESS THAN KIND (DIRECTV)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
11/3/11 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
4 (9 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
the show's current season will be its last
DESCRIPTION:
(from DirecTV's press release, September 2011) DIRECTV, one of the world's leading video providers, has acquired all three seasons of the critically acclaimed, award-winning Canadian comedy series Less Than Kind. Produced and distributed by Toronto-based Breakthrough Entertainment, the series will make its exclusive U.S. debut this fall on DIRECTV's Audience Network, joining fellow Canadian hit Call Me Fitz as part of the network's stable of comedy programming. UTA, on behalf of Breakthrough Entertainment, brokered the deal with DIRECTV. The comedy-drama series follows the trials and tribulations of Sheldon Blecher (Jesse Camacho), an overweight 15-year-old with a self-destructive driving instructor father, a pyromaniac mother and a failed- actor brother who won't get out of his room. The family business, Blecher's Driving School, is crashing and to add insult to injury the family lives in Winnipeg. As Sheldon struggles to escape his family and his family struggles to keep the business running, cars crash, hearts break, blood pressure boils and corned beef is eaten. Less Than Kind is a smart, edgy, dysfunctional half- hour comedy that chronicle's Sheldon's attempts to manage his teenage years and a sharp, humorous look at the twists and turns that take place between the hugs and kisses in a "loving" family.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Benjamin Arthur
· Brooke Palsson
· Emma Bambrick
· Jesse Camacho
· Maury Chaykin
· Nancy Sorel
· Wendel Meldrum
CREW INFORMATION:
· Chris Sheasgreen as CRTR/EP
· Ira Levy as EP
· Mark McKinney as EP
· Marvin Kaye as CRTR/EP
· Peter Williamson as EP
· Phyllis Laing as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Breakthrough Entertainment
· Buffalo Gal Pictures