Alan Thicke shares his growing pains in Unusually Thicke

New Canadian original reality series coming to Slice™

Series Premiere Wednesday, April 16 at 10pm ET/PT

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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.

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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 the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX - SJR.B, NYSE - SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit

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:

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