Dan For Mayor

8:30 p.m. ET/PT – Friday, June 17 on Comedy Network

Dan wants the city of Wessex to go green with its garbage. He solves the garbage problem by striking a deal with the neighbouring city of Glenbridge, only to be foiled by their crafty mayor and her goat. The Mayor’s new policy has everyone down in the dump.

7:30pm – Sunday, June 12 on CTV

Dan wants the city of Wessex to go green with its garbage. He solves the garbage problem by striking a deal with the neighbouring city of Glenbridge, only to be foiled by their crafty mayor and her goat. The Mayor’s new policy has everyone down in the dump.

8:30 p.m. ET/PT – Friday, June 10 on Comedy Network

Dan may be Mayor of Wessex but rumour has it he’s been side-lined. To prove that he’s in charge, Dan takes it upon himself to name the new ice rink after a local hockey legend, only to find out it has already been named after a Wessex philanthropist on her deathbed. Now that Claire is back for good, she decides to start her own PR company…too bad that Dan can’t hire her to improve his own PR.

It was a powerful Spring on The Comedy Network and this Summer’s going to be a beast! The Comedy Network kicked butt in April as it was the most-watched month in the network’s history, ranking the channel as the #5 non-sports commercial specialty network in Canada.

April showered The Comedy Network with a weekly average of 3.7 million viewers aged 18-49. With big laughs on the horizon, returning fan favourites and hot new series premieres, The Comedy Network is set to deliver a hilarious summer lineup. 

This summer, two original Canadian productions, the Pythonesque sketch-series PICNICFACE (August, TBD) and the ground-breaking comedy-horror series, TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL (June 5 at 9 p.m. ET/ PT) come down the pipeline just in time to rev up viewers. The Comedy Network also dishes out stellar new acquisitions including the much-anticipated comedy series, JON BENJAMIN HAS A VAN (June 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT). 

The Comedy Network welcomes back fan favourites including Season 2 of HICCUPS (June 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT), DAN FOR MAYOR (June 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT), and UGLY AMERICANS (June 30 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) as well as Season 14 of COMEDY NOW! (July 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT). The punches keep rolling in August when THE COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF KID ROCK (date & time to be determined) promises to bring cringeworthy laughs sure to dominate water-cooler chat the next day.

Below is the list of Summer series on The Comedy Network. All programming is subject to change. 

 

HICCUPS (Season 2 Premiere)

Thursday, June 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

As a new season begins, it’s still a case of the lost leading the lost, with the best of intentions and very little chance of success. In the Season 2 premiere, a trip to Hollywood is in order for Millie, Stan and Taylor to investigate some options for a Grumpaloo movie. Back at Haddison House, Joyce uses Anna and Crystal as guinea pigs to test homemade skin care products.

 

UPLOAD YOURS (Season 2 Premiere)

Friday, June 3 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT

Season 2 shines a spotlight on videos uploaded to The Comedy Network’s user-generated comedy site: uly.thecomedynetwork.ca

 

TODD AND THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL (Series Premiere) 

Sunday, June 5 at 9 & 9:30 ET/PT

Todd is the only one standing between the Book of pure evil and the end of the world as we know it. The book of pure evil has power that will make your deepest, darkest dreams come true…but at a horrifying cost. Check out the series premiere and watch as Todd transforms into a heavy metal god to impress Jenny. 

 

THE SPORTS SHOW WITH NORM MACDONALD (Season Finale)

Wednesday, June 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PTThe season finale features the ever- sarcastic Macdonald with his unique and comedic take on the most topical and controversial stories from the sports world.

 

SOUTH PARK (Season 15A Finale)

Wednesday, June 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

Set in a small town nestled in the Colorado Rockies, the Emmy-award winning, critically acclaimed, animated series, South Park ends season 15 with hilarity and intrigue. 

 

DAN FOR MAYOR (Season 2 Premiere)

Friday, June 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

In Season 2, Dan Phillips is now the Mayor of Wessex. This season, he gets himself in trouble with the Chief of Police, a neighbouring mayor and a dodgy Ethics Commissioner. Dan haplessly navigates his way through his relationship with Claire while attempting to have a not-too-weird friendship with Claire’s ex, Mike. Dan also struggles to find time to have a beer with his old pal Jeff, the new owner of Fern’s Bar and Grill.

 

WORKAHOLICS (Season Finale)

Monday, June 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

When the CEO of TelAmezriCorp arrives to liquidate the company, it’s up to the guys to change his mind and save the day. 

 

JON BENJAMIN HAS A VAN (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, June 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The series premiere features a newsmagazine-style sketch show. Benjamin stars as an investigative reporter hitting the streets in his custom van doing human interest stories

 

HOT IN CLEVELAND (Season 2B Premiere)

Friday, June 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Elka’s in jail as the ladies bring on the heat in the season 2 premiere. It’s 24 hours after the storm and the ladies start picking up the pieces, while continuing to pick up men. 

 

JOHN OLIVER’S NEW YORK STAND UP SHOW (Season 2 Premiere)

Friday, June 24 at 12 a.m. ET/PT

Oliver plays host to a night of stand-up featuring today’s hottest comedians. Each episode opens with Oliver’s witty observations before introducing his guests’ show-stopping performances

 

UGLY AMERICANS (Season 2A Premiere)

Thursday, June 30 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

Comedy gets uglier with Ugly Americans. Set in an alternate universe New York City, the animated series follows the life of Mark Lilly, a social worker at the “Department of Integration,” as he helps new citizens, both human and “other,” adapt to hectic city life. 

 

YUK YUK’s GREAT CANADIAN LAUGH-OFF (2011) (Special Premiere)

Saturday, July 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PTWhy go out to the clubs when YUK YUK’s GREAT CANADIAN LAUGH OFF brings a big night out to the small screen? Eight comedians go head-to-head in an ultimate comedy smack-down for a shot at fame and $25,000, exclusively on The Comedy Network. 

 

COMEDY NOW! (Season 14 Premiere)

Friday, July 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

The all-Canadian, uncensored stand-up series features a bevy of new up and coming comedians including Mark Little, Peter White and Rebecca Kohler.

 

CANADIAN COMEDY AWARDS (Special Premiere)

Wednesday, August 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Canucks take centre stage in 11th annual Canadian Comedy Awards showcase, featuring the best and brightest Canadian comedians in the industry. 

 

PICNICFACE (Series Premiere)

August – date & time to be announcedThe Comedy Network original series is a fast-paced, mash-up comedy mixing contemporary animation and absurd sketch comedy. 

 

ROAST OF KID ROCK (Special Premiere)

August – date & time to be announced 

The five-time GRAMMY®-nominated artist is roasted by a star-studded group of comedians and friends. 

As Canadians move on from that other election, the country’s most beloved and newly elected city official returns to CTV with the Season 2 premiere of DAN FOR MAYOR on Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Starring Fred Ewanuick (CORNER GAS), the CTV original comedy series takes office alongside a stellar new Sunday night comedy block on CTV, enjoying a lead-in from mega hit THE BIG BANG THEORY at 7 p.m. ET (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

As the inaugural season came to a close, Dan Phillips (Ewanuick) had accidentally landed himself in the role of Mayor of Wessex. “I wouldn’t say Dan was an under-achiever,” recalls Mark Farrell, who is Executive Producer, along with Paul Mather and Kevin White. “I would say he wasn’t even a ‘try-to-achiever’. Dan’s first term has started and he is unprepared, unqualified, and in way over his head.”

But Dan’s new job isn’t the only thing that’s new for Season 2 of DAN FOR MAYOR. “The format has definitely changed from the first season. This year, because we aren’t moving toward an event, it mandated that the show become more episodic,” says White.

In the Season 2 premiere on June 5, Dan tries to prove he’s in charge and takes it upon himself to name the new ice rink after a local hockey legend, only to find out it has already been named after a Wessex philanthropist on her deathbed. 

 

Here’s a sneak peek at some special upcoming moments of the mayor’s first season in office:

Dan paints the city green. (No, not literally)

Speedoo-gate gets Dan in hot water with the Chief of Police.

A lesson learned the hard way: nothing is “off the record”.

A well-meaning promise lands the mayor in the hot seat… or should we say pot seat.

Porktoberfest. (Need we say more?)

 

Starring alongside the Gemini Award-winning Fred Ewanuick is Mary Ashton (HEARTLAND) who plays Claire, Dan’s ambitious girlfriend, Paul Bates (Mooseport) as Jeff, Dan’s childhood best friend and one-time campaign manager, and Benjamin Ayres (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) as Claire’s responsible, successful and moustached ex-fiancé Mike.

Viewers can enjoy encore broadcasts of DAN FOR MAYOR on The Comedy Network, Fridays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning June 10. Also, following the television broadcast premiere, episodes of DAN FOR MAYOR are available on demand on The CTV Video Player at CTV.ca and thecomedynetwork.ca.

With municipal elections across the country now just days away, Dan Philip’s (played by series star Fred Ewanuick, CORNER GAS) term as the new Mayor of Wessex is just beginning.

Sad Glasses Productions Inc. and QVF Inc., in association with CTV and The Comedy Network, announced today that production is underway on Season 2 of the hit comedy Dan For Mayor.  

Nominated for a Gemini Award for “Best Comedy Series”, Season 2 picks up with Dan stepping into the role of Mayor while struggling to cope with his new-found mayoral responsibilities. Scheduled to premiere on CTV and The Comedy Network in mid-season 2011, the 13-episode half-hour series shoots in Toronto, Hamilton and Kitchener, Ontario until December 2010.

“I’m looking forward to the second season,” says Ewanuick. “Now that my character is actually mayor, he’s overwhelmed but what he lacks in experience he makes up for in ignorance”.

In Season 2, Dan Phillips is now  almost on purpose  the Mayor of Wessex. He ran on a whim and was elected by default. Dan’s first term has started and he is unprepared, unqualified and in way over his head. This season, Dan gets himself in trouble with the Chief of Police, a neighbouring mayor and a dodgy Ethics Commissioner. Meanwhile on the personal front, Dan haplessly navigates his way through his relationship with Claire while attempting to have a not-too-weird friendship with Claire’s ex, Mike.  Dan also struggles to find time to have a beer with his old pal Jeff, the new owner of Fern’s Bar and Grill.

Starring alongside the Gemini Award-winning Ewanuick is Mary Ashton (HEARTLAND) who plays Claire, Dan’s ambitious girlfriend,  Paul Bates (Mooseport) as Jeff, Dan’s childhood best friend and one-time campaign manager, and Benjamin Ayres (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) as Claire’s responsible, successful and moustached ex-fiancé Mike.

Season 1 of Dan For Mayor premiered to 2 million viewers on March 1, 2010. Along with Hiccups, it was one of the most-watched premieres of any scripted Canadian series last season.  

Viewers can catch encore broadcasts of Season 1 on The Comedy Network Fridays at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT and 8:30 p.m. ET/PT and Sundays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. Season 1 is also available on demand at watch.ctv.ca and thecomedynetwork.ca.

8:30 p.m. ET/PT – Friday, July 2 on Comedy Network

Election day! As the big day approaches, Dan and Claire struggle to express their feelings for each other while Dan’s election fortunes take a turn for the worse thanks to a surprise rival. When the votes are in, Dan is forced to make a choice that affects him and the city of Wessex.

2:30 p.m. ET/PT – Friday, July 2 on Comedy Network

Tune into all of Season 1 with Dan Phillips, an ordinary guy who works in an ordinary bar in the ordinary city of Wessex. His life seems to be firmly on the path to more of the same… until a chance comment puts him in the running to be mayor.

8:30pm – Monday, June 28 on CTV

As Election Day approaches, Dan (Fred Ewanuick) and Claire (Mary Ashton) struggle to express their feelings for each other while Dan’s election fortunes take a turn for the worse thanks to a surprise rival. When the votes are in, Dan is forced to make a choice that will affect him and the city of Wessex.

8:30pm – Monday, June 21 on CTV

With days to go before the election and hardly a Dan for Mayor lawn sign in sight, Dan (Fred Ewanuick) gets some help on the campaign trail. Jeff (Paul Bates) gives Claire (Mary Ashton) career advice.