Corus Entertainment announced today Rutherford Falls is slated to premiere on Showcase with back-to-back episodes on Thursday, April 29 at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. ET, together with a special presentation of episode one on Global at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
The latest Peacock Original series to hit Corus Entertainment’s networks and platforms is a comedy about two lifelong best friends, Nathan Rutherford (Ed Helms) and Reagan Wells (Jana Schmieding), who find themselves at a crossroads – quite literally – when their sleepy town gets an unexpected wakeup call. The series also stars Jesse Leigh (Heathers), and Canadians Michael Greyeyes (I Know This Much Is True) and Dustin Milligan (Schitt’s Creek).
Rutherford Falls represents a breakthrough moment in Indigenous representation in comedy television, both in front of and behind the camera, with Schmieding (Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux) and Greyeyes (Nêhiyaw from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation) starring in the series, along with five Indigenous writers staffed, making it one of the largest Indigenous writer’s rooms on television. The writers include Schmieding, Sierra Teller Ornelas (Navajo), Bobby Wilson (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota), Tai Leclaire (Kanien’kehá:ka [Mohawk Nation]/Mi’kmaq), and Tazbah Chavez (Nüümü [Bishop Paiute Tribe], Diné [Navajo], San Carlos Apache).
Rutherford Falls is from co-creators and executive producers Michael Schur (The Good Place, Parks and Recreation), Ed Helms (The Office) and Sierra Teller Ornelas (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Superstore). Mike Falbo, David Miner and Morgan Sackett also serve as executive producers. Rutherford Falls is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment and Pacific Electric Picture Company.
Showcase can be streamed live and on demand on the Global TV App, available now on iOS, Android, Chromecast and at watch.globaltv.com, and via STACKTV, available on Amazon Prime Video Channels. The network is also available through all major TV distributors, including Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink and SaskTel.