Starting as a cable TV volunteer, and later as a basement media mogul, Canadian-born actor and comedian Tom Green’s irreverent and sometimes shocking style will now be featured in new original comedy series from Citytv and Force Four Entertainment.
Ottawa-native Green will make a one-time special guest appearance on Seed, producers describe, playing an arrogant but insightful psychoanalyst named Dr. Stuart Meinertzhagen who offers counselling to the show’s dysfunctional families.
A spokesperson also confirmed that, in addition to the show’s pre-launch presence on social media networks now, that a major digital component will be rolling out closer to the show’s debut.
The series is slated to premiere on Citytv in early 2013.
Green, who is currently on a world-wide comedy tour and recently starred in his own comedy special, is well known for his irreverent talk show, The Tom Green Show, and roles in cult-comedies Freddy Got Fingered, Road Trip, and Stealing Harvard.
“We are excited to see Tom Green join our already brilliant cast of Seed,” said Claire Freeland, Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media. “Tom’s unique style of comedy and performance will complement the hilarious tone of the series, and provide laugh-out-loud moments for Canadian audiences.”
Currently in production in Halifax, Seed follows Harry, played by Canadian-born actor Adam Korson (2 Broke Girls) an ill-equipped bachelor bartender who finds his earlier foray into the world of sperm donation has resulted in kids – lots of them. Created by Joseph Raso (Zombies & Cheerleaders), Seed is executive produced by award-winning writer and producer Mark Farrell (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Made in Canada, Corner Gas), and produced by Force Four Entertainment.
“This is wonderful news for Seed as it enters the home stretch in production on what we hope to be a very successful first season,” said Executive Producer John Ritchie, Force Four Entertainment.
Vancouver-based Force Four Entertainment Inc. began operations in 1983, and has now grown into one of Canada’s most successful and respected television production companies. owned by President Rob Bromley, Executive Producer John Ritchie, and Director of Business Affairs Gillian Lowrey.
Citytv operates television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Saskatchewan.
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