Gemini-winning comedy series is back beginning Sunday, September 23
Joe Flaherty and Steve Schirripa guest star in Season 3
**MEDIA NOTE** Free sneak peek of episode 1 & 2 now available now at http://www.hbocanada.com/callmefitz/ or on HBO Canada On Demand and HBO Canada Online
HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) and Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) presents the third season of its award-winning, twisted comedy series, Call Me Fitz. Starring Jason Priestley as Richard “Fitz” Fitzpatrick, a morally flawed car salesman who is forced to become business partners with his inner conscience, the new season finds Fitz desperate to join the ranks of the powerful and attempt a run for public office. Call Me Fitz (Season 3) premieres Sunday, September 23 at 8:00 p.m. ET/MT with two back-to-back episodes, and the following week moves into its regularly scheduled timeslot, Sunday nights at 8:30 p.m. ET/MT.
In the new season, after his beloved Summer Wind lounge is forced to close by City Hall, Fitz sees only one option: take over City Hall. With Larry (Ernie Grunwald) and Dot Foxley (Amy Sloan) running his campaign, Fitz is hell bent on forcing himself into office, any way he can. Before he can win the election he has to get by Melody Gray (guest star Gabrielle Miller), the city’s hardnosed on-the-street reporter and in her mind the most important journalist in news. Melody is not only determined to ruin Fitz’s political aspirations but has a long standing feud with Dot. It’s City Hall or bust on this season of Call Me Fitz.
The ensemble cast also includes: Peter MacNeill as Ken Fitzpatrick, Fitz’ father and patriarch of Fitzpatrick Motors; Tracy Dawson as Meghan Fitzpatrick, Fitz’s shrewish younger sister and thorn in his side; Donavon Stinson as Josh Mctaggart, the Fitzpatrick Motors in-house auto repair and wildcard; Kathleen Munroe as Ali Devon; and Jonathon Torrens as Chester Vince. Guest stars this season include Joe Flaherty (SCTV) as Mayor Andrews, Steve Schirripa (The Sopranos) and Joanna Cassidy returning as Fitz’ mother Elaine Fitzpatrick.
Nominated for 16 Gemini Awards in 2011, Call Me Fitz took home seven trophies, the most of any comedy or drama series, with wins in key acting categories for Tracy Dawson for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role, and Ernie Grunwald for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series. Series star Jason Priestley recently took home a Golden Nymph Award at the 2012 Monte Carlo Television Festival for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series and a 2011 Canadian Comedy Award for Best Performance by a Male – Television.
The 12-episode third season of this made-in-Canada half-hour comedy series was created by Sheri Elwood and then developed by Amaze Film + Television and is produced by Amaze, Big Motion Pictures and Entertainment One, with the participation of The Movie Network and Movie Central. Executive Produced by Sheri Elwood, who is also the series Show Runner, the show is filmed in Nova Scotia. Call Me Fitz currently airs on DirecTV in the U.S.
Call Me Fitz has been renewed for a fourth season, which goes into production in Halifax, Nova Scotia in October 2012.
Movie Central and The Movie Network are offering subscribers and non-subscribers a chance to sample the first two episodes of the third season prior to its premiere. The sneak peek will be available through a variety of platforms including:
- Online at http://www.hbocanada.com/callmefitz/
- On demand via HBO Canada On Demand
- Via the free Video On Demand services of participating television providers
- Via HBO Canada OnLine with participating television providers
In Western Canada, Call Me Fitz will be available in High Definition on HBO Canada HD, and on demand and online with HBO Canada On Demand where available through participating broadcasters. In Eastern Canada, Call Me Fitz will be available in High Definition and on demand, and on HBO Canada OnLine with Bell TV Online, Rogers Anyplace TV and Videotron’s Illico Web.
HBO Canada is a multiplex channel offered by Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada). HBO Canada brings Canadians the current slate of signature dramatic programs for which HBO is known, together with new and never-before-seen programming including comedy series, live specials, sporting events, behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO’s extensive library – all in an uncut and commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is offered in high definition on HBO Canada HD and programming is accessible on demand and online where available by service provider. For more information, please visitwww.hbocanada.com.
The Movie Network is a member of the Astral family. Astral Media Inc. (TSX : ACM.A/ACM.B) is one of Canada’s largest media companies. It operates several of the country’s most popular pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home advertising and interactive media properties. Astral plays a central role in community life across the country by offering diverse, rich and vibrant programming that meets the tastes and needs of consumers and advertisers. To learn more about Astral, visit astral.com.
Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B), a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
Movie Central (Western Canada)
The Movie Network (Eastern Canada)