Bob & Doug 'Take Off' On Global



    
                       Iconic Canadian Duo Return in an
                   All-New Animated Global Original Series

            Premieres Sunday, April 19th - 7:30pm ET/PT on Global

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    TORONTO, March 24 /CNW/ - Canada's favourite pair of 'hosers', the
McKenzie brothers, return to primetime on Global in an all-new half-hour
animated comedy series, Bob & Doug.
    Premiering Sunday, April 19th - 7:30pm ET/PT, the 22-episode Original
Series, starring SCTV alum Dave Thomas ("Grace Under Fire") and comedian Dave
Coulier ("Full House"), will join Global's highly successful Sunday night
line-up alongside such animated favourites as "Family Guy" and "The Simpsons".
    "Bob & Doug builds on the hilarity of the Canadian cult classic while
offering viewers a fresh animated look at these beloved characters," said
Christine Shipton, SVP, Drama and Factual Content, Canwest Broadcasting. "It
is an outstanding addition to our strong and unique original slate."
    Driven with character stereotypes reminiscent of the celebrated film
"Great White North", the series is centered around the fictional Canadian town
of Maple Lake, Bob and Doug's lives as garbage men and their gang of friends
who often gather at the 'Skate 'n Bowl'.
    "As a project close to my own heart, the return of Bob & Doug has been an
incredibly exciting process, one that couldn't have been made possible were it
not for Canwest and their unwavering support," said series creator and star,
Dave Thomas.
    The series features the voices of notable Canadian comedy stars including
Jayne Eastwood, Pat McKenna, Derek McGrath, Ron Pardo, Neil Crone, Stacey De
Pass, Tracey Hoyt, Julie Lemieux and Ho Chow.
    Full episodes will be available via video on demand and online at
GlobalTV.com. Plus, fans can also log onto the site for a sneak peek at the
virtual town of Bob & Doug and get acquainted with the colourful cast of
characters in the show.
    Executive produced by Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis with Patricia Burns as
Producer and Jonah Stroh as Line Producer.
    Bob and Doug premieres on TVtropolis Saturday, April 25 at 7:30pm with
encore presentations Mondays at 11:30pm ET/PT.

    About Canwest Originals:

    Canwest is the proud home of the most diverse slate of Canadian Original
programs across the Dramatic, Lifestyle and Entertainment genres. As a
steadfast supporter of the Canadian production community, Canwest is dedicated
to bringing the best of the country to audiences nationwide - including award
winning shows such as; Project Runway Canada, Da Kink In My Hair, The Guard,
Sarah's House, Holmes on Homes, Restaurant Makeover, Rent-A-Goalie, Kenny vs.
Spenny, and the nation's number one entertainment newsmagazine Entertainment
Tonight Canada.

    About Canwest Broadcasting:

    Canwest Broadcasting operates two conventional television networks,
Global Television and E!, and eighteen of the country's most popular specialty
channels, including HGTV, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel, Showcase,
History and TVtropolis. Canwest Broadcasting is a division of Canwest Media
Inc.

    About Canwest Media Inc.

    Canwest Media Inc is a subsidiary of Canwest Global Communications Corp.
(www.canwest.com; TSX: CGS and CGS.A). An international media company, Canwest
is Canada's largest publisher of paid English language daily newspapers and
owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in conventional television,
out-of-home advertising, specialty cable channels, web sites and radio
stations in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Indonesia, Singapore, and
the United States.






For further information:

For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Jacqueline
Kendall, Publicist, Canwest Broadcasting, (416) 934-7850,
jkendall@canwest.com; Grace Park, Publicity Manager, Canwest Broadcasting,
(416) 967-2484, gpark@canwest.com


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