CTV and The Comedy Network, in association with Sad Glasses and QVF Inc., announced today that production is underway on the original Canadian comedy series, DAN FOR MAYOR in Toronto, Kitchener and Waterloo, ON. Starring CORNER GAS and ROBSON ARMS alumnus Fred Ewanuick as the lead character Dan, the 13, 30-minute episode series will continue principal photography through November.
Dan (Ewanuick) is a 30-something bartender who lives and works in the fictional city of Wessex, ON. Dan’s had the same friends since grade school, his most prized possession is a vintage Ms. Pac-Man game and his last serious relationship was with a girl who is now engaged to someone else. His life seems to be firmly on the path to more of the same… until a chance comment suddenly puts him in the running for mayor of Wessex.
Starring alongside the Gemini Award-winning Ewanuick is Mary Ashton (JEFF LTD; Degrassi Goes Hollywood) as Dan’s newly engaged ex-girlfriend Claire who has moved on to a more sensible, grown up relationship; and Paul Bates (Welcome to Mooseport; The Tuxedo) as Jeff, Dan’s best friend who Dan ropes into being his campaign manager.
DAN FOR MAYOR charts Dan’s voyage of self-discovery as he, along with ex-girlfriend, Claire, and best friend, Jeff, stumble their way towards election night and beyond.
DAN FOR MAYOR, produced by Sad Glasses and QVF Inc. in association with CTV and The Comedy Network, is created and written by three of Canada’s most respected comedy writers and producers – Executive Producers Mark Farrell (CORNER GAS; THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES), Paul Mather (CORNER GAS; THE RICK MERCER REPORT) and Kevin White (CORNER GAS; THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES). Susan Murdoch (Doomstown) is Producer. Ron Murphy (BEING ERICA; REGENESIS) and Brian Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond; the Drew Carey Show) are the Directors. Michelle Daly is the Director of Content, The Comedy Network and Susanne Boyce is President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.