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CBC Greenlights Temple Street Comedy Cavendish


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Canada’s CBC has greenlit Cavendish, a new prime-time half-hour original comedy series from Temple Street.

Cavendish will mark the first Temple Street series to be represented internationally by Boat Rocker’s distribution arm, Boat Rocker Rights. The comedy is set to premiere on CBC in winter 2019.

Cavendish is created by executive producers, showrunners and Canadian comedians Andrew Bush and Mark Little, along with Garry Campbell. Bush and Little also star in the show as bickering brothers who haven’t been to their hometown of Cavendish since their parents split up more than 30 years ago.

Kerry Appleyard, senior VP of Temple Street, said: “Andy Bush and Mark Little are a comedic force. Their chemistry as bickering brothers is at once hilarious and relatable, and their whip-smart writing with a spooky twist is a breath of fresh air. We’re thrilled to partner with the CBC, Boat Rocker Rights, and Andy and Mark to bring their outlandish vision to life.”

Bush and Little added: “We’re super excited to be working with Temple Street and CBC on our new show Cavendish. To all those who have supported us, calling us ‘The greatest comedic duo in Canadian history, especially Mark,’ we can only say thank you. We promise to make you proud and we vow to recast Andy if someone better comes along.”

Sally Catto, general manager for programming at CBC, said: “We are so excited to share the hysterically funny Cavendish with Canadian viewers. Fundamentally, it’s about family—taking a deeper look at the layered and complex relationships between the brothers and their father. The series showcases a part of Canada that we haven’t yet explored through comedy and we can’t wait for audiences across the country to see it.”



About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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