New Canadian original reality series coming to Slice™
Series Premiere Wednesday, April 16 at 10pm ET/PT
Attention Editors: Photos and bios available at ShawMedia.ca/Media
Video available at YouTube.com/SliceDotCa
TORONTO, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Thicke skin is a must to be part of this
family. Unusually Thicke is a raucous reality show with a sitcom spin going behind the Hollywood
façade of Canadian-born Hollywood legend Alan Thicke and his anarchic family. The 14-episode star-studded series airs Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on Slice beginning April 16.
"Unusually Thicke combines my two favourite things - family…and laughing at my family."
remarked Alan Thicke. "This series is my foray
into the 'reality-ish' television world where viewers will meet the
loveable, unpredictable, and often challenging people who live with the
real Jason Seaver. We take our relatable real-life stories and blow
them up to amuse and amaze, tossing in a handful of celebrity friends
along the way. Please come aboard and enjoy the ride!"
Not even seven seasons as Dr. Jason Seaver on Growing Pains could prepare Alan Thicke to be the patriarch of his own modern family
made up of three boys - a teenager, a pop star, and a marijuana
dispenser - and his wife Tanya, a Bolivian beauty who's nearly half his
age. Unusually Thicke features guest appearances from Alan's circle of celebrity friends
including David Hasselhoff, Bob Saget, Wayne Gretzky, John Stamos, Bill Maher, and his own pop star prodigy, Robin Thicke.
Alan Thicke remains one of the most prominent and multi-talented figures
in Hollywood, revered for his iconic role on Growing Pains; responsible for some of the most hum-worthy TV theme songs in history
(Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life); and regularly appearing on popular TV series' like How I Met Your Mother and LA Complex.
Unusually Thicke is produced by Peacock Alley Entertainment.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Twitter: @UnusuallyThicke | @Slice_TV | @ShawMediaTV_PR | #UnusuallyThicke
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/UnusuallyThicke | www.Facebook.com/Slice
SliceTM is a Shaw Media network.
About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media
company, providing consumers with broadband cable television,
High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through
Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct)
and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4
million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw
Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in
Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV
Canada, Food Network Canada, History Television and Showcase. Shaw is
traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in
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information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.
About Peacock Alley Entertainment
Peacock Alley Entertainment is an international entertainment production
house and bespoke distributor. The company creates, develops, finances
and produces innovative and entertaining prime time factual and
scripted television content for both the domestic and international
marketplace. Company President Carrie Mudd and Chairman Neil Court
launched Peacock Alley in 2012 and together bring their diverse
backgrounds and extensive experience to packaging premium content and
working with global broadcast and production partners, from the
inception of the creative process and financing stages, through
production and delivery across multiple platforms.
Image with caption: "(l-r)Carter, Tanya, and Alan Thicke star in Slice's new Canadian original reality series, Unusually Thicke. Photo by Matt Barnes. (CNW Group/Shaw Media)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140312_C4754_PHOTO_EN_37836.jpg
SOURCE: Shaw Media
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Lifestyle & Factual Channels, Shaw Media