The fabulous Samantha Bee, recently named Comedy Person of the Year at the 12th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards, makes a guest appearance on MICHAEL: TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, Tuesday, November 15 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT)
Bee is perhaps best known as the ‘Most Senior Correspondent’ on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. On MICHAEL: TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, the comedienne plays Wendy Slade, a morning talk show host who puts David (Bob Martin) and Michael/Miguel (Matt Watts) in chef hats and aprons to make huevos rancheros while promoting David’s book. Michael shines, David seems a bit scrambled.
Seen Tuesdays at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC Television, the series was recently dubbed “simply the best new comedy of the fall season, on any network, Canadian or otherwise,” by the National Post’s critic Scott Stinson.
The episode “Sweating” was written by Susan Coyne (Slings & Arrows) and directed by Patricia Rozema (Tell Me that You Love Me). Michael thinks his sweating is disgusting. But nothing’s as hot as the scathing review of David’s book – except, perhaps, Wendy Slade’s studio lights. Multiple Emmy-winning TV legend Edward Asner returns as David’s shrink Dr. Wassermann.
Praised by critics across the country, MICHAEL: TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS is centred on Cognitive Behavioral Therapist David and his patient Michael who have been seeing each other twice a week for 15 years. They’re making progress. Michael believes David is his key to happiness. David believes Michael is his key to a lucrative book deal. Maybe not.
MICHAEL: TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS was created by Bob Martin and based on the neuroses of Matt Watts. The series is executive produced by Martin and Don McKellar (Tony Award winners for Best Book of a Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, 2006).
Produced by Niv Fichman and Sari Friedland (Gemini Award winners for Slings & Arrows, 2006 and 2007), the series, which stars Bob Martin and Matt Watts (The Newsroom, Twitch City), is directed by Don McKellar, Alison MacLean and Patricia Rozema and written by Bob Martin, Matt Watts, Susan Coyne, Mark McKinney and Katie Ford. Also starring in the series are Jennifer Irwin, Pablo Silveira, Martha Burns and Tommie-Amber Pirie.