Kenny vs Spenny

After six seasons, 87 episodes and 87 challenges, Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice reunite for a final showdown of (minimal) intelligence, (a complete absence of) integrity and (non-existent) agility in the Kenny vs. Spenny Christmas Special, airing December 23, 2010 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showcase.

The hour-long series finale follows the adversaries as they set out to make a Christmas-themed variety show. With the best of intentions, Spenny is determined to make a feel-good family holiday special but is blindsided by Kenny who seizes another opportunity to make Spenny’s life a living hell. The adult-aged delinquents attempt to throw a puppet show, remake the Charles Dicken’s classic A Christmas Carol and execute a holiday-themed challenge of epic proportions.

“The Kenny vs. Spenny Christmas Special is the perfect way to close the chapter on this long-running rivalry,” said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President, Drama and Factual Content, Shaw Media. “While we are sad to see them go, we’re also excited to support Kenny and Spenny in their new individual endeavors.”

Fans sad to see the duo split have nothing to fear, both Kenny and Spenny return to Showcase this Spring and Summer with solo projects Single White Spenny and Kenny Hotz’s -Triumph of the Will.

“I’m tired of winning, beating Spenny was way too easy. My new show is going to make Kenny vs. Spenny look like Antiques Roadshow. Fasten your safety belts kids…and thank god for Showcase!” said Kenny Hotz. 

“Kenny vs. Spenny was a total nightmare for me both physically and emotionally. The fact that it made people laugh makes it somewhat worthwhile,” said Spencer Rice. “I’m looking forward to my new show and hope that I can get just as many laughs without having to be covered with as many horrendous bodily fluids.”

For exclusive bonus content from the special and additional Kenny vs. Spenny footage, viewers can visit www.showcase.ca.

Beginning today, television enthusiasts will have access to a collection of bold original content from Showcase for purchase and download on the  iTunes Store in Canada (www.itunes.ca), including fan favourites Trailer Park Boys, Kenny vs. Spenny and the gaming comedy Pure Pwnage.

The content on iTunes complements the array of digital platforms currently available for Showcase’s original Canadian series. In addition to the channel’s website Showcase.ca, iTunes provides another opportunity for viewers to catch up on missed episodes, purchase broadcast episodes, pre-order upcoming episodes, download entire seasons of their favourite series, and access exclusive free content.

“Making programs available on iTunes is an extremely important step for Showcase, allowing us to extend our wealth of much-loved, high-quality original series to an even broader audience who wish to access this content on their own terms,” says Paul Burns, VP, Digital Media, Canwest Broadcasting. “We always strive to find new ways to engage Canadian viewers through multiple platforms and availability on iTunes is an exciting move forward in that direction.”

Showcase series are available for purchase in both Standard Definition and High Definition, and iTunes customers can purchase a Season Pass, which allows fans to buy an entire season of currently airing programming at a discounted price. With a Season Pass, episodes are automatically downloaded when they become available the day after television broadcast.

As of today, iTunes customers in Canada can start enjoying a variety of award-winning, critically-acclaimed dramatic and comedic Showcase originals, including:

·  Cra$h & Burn: Season 1
·  Kenny vs. Spenny: Seasons 4-6
·  Pure Pwnage: Season 1
·  The Foundation: Season 1
·  Trailer Park Boys: Seasons 1-7, The Trailer Park Boys Christmas Special
·  Testees: Season 1

From a media release – July 31, 2009:

Kenny vs. Spenny Returns for Season 6 on Showcase

What do you get when you mix television’s most notorious frenemies, with off-the-wall competitions and an abundance of humiliation? The sixth season of Kenny vs. Spenny!

Kenny vs. Spenny will return for an all-new sixth season this November exclusively on Showcase. The half-hour series created by and starring Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice, began production this week on 13 new episodes.

“This season I am going to do everything in my power to make Spenny quit. I don’t want him to but I’m scared I may actually kill him if we keep going!” said Kenny Hotz.

“As always I will do everything in my power to defeat Kenny. That said, I only ask that fair-minded fans look at every competition this season and discern for themselves the difference between out-smarting an opponent and cheating. Thank you for your patronage, and if applicable, your love and support,” said Spencer Rice.

Kenny vs. Spenny is a hilarious reality series that pits childhood friends against each other in outrageous competitions. The winner achieves short-term glory and bragging rights, while the loser is forced to perform a humiliating stunt of the winner’s choosing.

This season features a variety of creative competitions including: “Who can produce the best musical?”, “Who do black guys like more?” and “Who can bang the other one’s mother?”