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City Greenlights New Original Comedy Series Young Drunk Punk From Comedic Icon Bruce McCulloch

City Greenlights New Original Comedy Series Young Drunk Punk From Comedic Icon Bruce McCulloch

 
– New 13-episode scripted comedy series is created, written, and executive produced by McCulloch (Kids in the Hall) –
– Homegrown series to be co-produced by Toronto-based Accent Entertainment and Calgary-based SEVEN24 Films –

TORONTO/BANFF (June 11, 2014) City has greenlit a new, single-camera, half-hour comedy series Young Drunk Punk  from Kids in the Hall funny-man Bruce McCullochDeveloped and commissioned by Rogers, to be co-produced by Accent Entertainment and SEVEN24 Films, Young Drunk Punk is currently in development with production slated to begin summer 2014. The series will air on City, with additional broadcast details to be announced at a later date.
Set in Calgary in the 1980s, Young Drunk Punk is a semi-autobiographical take on a coming-of-age journey, told through the unique point-of-view of McCulloch. Young Drunk Punk focuses on two young men  Ian and Shinky – who have recently graduated from high school and don’t quite feel that they belong. The series follows them as they embark on a hilarious and rebellious search to find out who they are, somewhere in the lost years between high school and “what’s next.”
“We’re excited to be working with Bruce to bring this uniquely funny and relatable story to Canadians,” said Nataline Rodrigues, Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media. “Told through McCulloch’s distinctive comedic voice, this series has a winning combination of humour and heart that will resonate with viewers from coast-to-coast, further strengthening Rogers’s commitment to bring audiences premium content.”
 “I am thrilled to work with Rogers to bring this series to life,” said McCulloch, Creator, Writer, and Executive Producer of Young Drunk Punk. “Hopefully it will serve as a poor, but ultimately redemptive example for high school graduates today, who are not certain of their future plans."
The original series is produced by Accent Entertainment and SEVEN24 Films. Bruce McCulloch serves as Executive Producer, alongside Susan Cavan from Accent Entertainment, and Jordy Randall and Tom Cox from SEVEN24 films. From Rogers Media, Carol Commisso is Production Executive, Nataline Rodrigues is Director of Original Programming, and Hayden Mindell is Vice President of Television Programming & Content.

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 About Accent Entertainment 
Accent Entertainment is one of Canada's leading independent producers of original film and television programming whose most recent credits include Sarah Polley's Take this Waltzstarring Seth Rogen, Michelle Williams, Luke Kirby and Sarah Silverman and the CBC hit limited series Death Comes To Town written by and starring The Kids In the Hall.
 About SEVEN24 Films
With a reputation for delivering world-class content, SEVEN24 Films is one of Canada’s leading production companies. SEVEN24 has the unique distinction of producing Heartland, the longest-running one-hour drama in the history of Canadian television. With work spanning over two decades, managing partners Tom Cox and Jordy Randall have produced primetime content garnering over one hundred industry awards and nominations. In 2014, SEVEN24 won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Dramatic Mini-Series for Borealis and was concurrently nominated for Best Comedy Program for co-producing Gavin Crawford’s Wild West. In recent years, SEVEN24 also won Gemini Awards for Best Television Movie for Mayerthorpe and Best Dramatic Mini-Series for Burn Up. Notable feature film credits include co-producing Brokeback Mountain and the Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. SEVEN24 is currently shooting the eighth season of CBC’s popular family drama Heartland, and continues to focus on producing quality content with universal appeal.
 About City 
City™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal and Saskatchewan offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming.  A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, City engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats, such as Breakfast Television and Cityline, as well as local Canadian and acquired prime-time entertainment programming.  City is part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI), which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information on City stations and programming, visit Citytv.com.
 Media Contacts
Stephanie Leslie, City, Stephanie.Leslie@rci.rogers.com, 416.764.3191
Charmaine Khan, City, Charmain.Khan@rci.rogers.com, 416.764.3071
 

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