- Prime Minister Stephen Harper; Canada AM's Seamus O'Regan and Beverly
Thomson guest star in the most unforgettable Corner Gas episode ever -
- Season high 1.81 million watch last night's penultimate episode
on CTV -
TORONTO, March 6 /CNW/ - Corner Gas goes out with a bang in the series'
most unexpected episode ever when what seems like a great idea to increase
tourism in Dog River actually makes things worse beyond Hank's wildest dreams.
Guest starring Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Canada AM's Seamus O'Regan
and Beverly Thomson, Corner Gas wraps up Monday, March 12 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV
with a shocking but ultimately fitting conclusion that will leave Corner Gas
fans talking for years. The episode also airs Saturday, March 17 at
8 p.m. ET/PT on The Comedy Network and on demand on The CTV Broadband Network
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In Monday's monumental episode, entitled "Gopher It," Dog River is run
rampant with prairie dogs - or gophers - among other alarming events. When
Prime Minister Stephen Harper becomes the second PM since Diefenbaker to visit
Dog River, he wades into a local controversy which he blames on the previous
Liberal government. As the episode unfolds, Brent closes shop, Lacey moves
home, and the fate of Hank, Oscar, Emma, Wanda, Karen and Davis are put into
question - not to mention Corner Gas itself.
"This episode is for our loyal viewers who have supported the series for
the past four seasons," said Executive Producer, Virginia Thompson. "We hope
they love it as much as we enjoyed making it."
Last night's Corner Gas episode was watched by a season high 1.81 million
viewers. With an average audience of 1.7 million in 2007, Corner Gas will end
the season as Canada's No. 1 comedy series - Canadian or American - currently
ranking No.14 in the Top 20 chart of Canada's most-watched programs. Since the
television phenomenon launched in January 2004, no original episode in its
entire four-season run has ever delivered an audience of less than one million
viewers. With Monday's finale, Corner Gas is poised to deliver its 69th
consecutive million-plus episode, an unprecedented achievement in Canadian
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For further information: Jim Quan, CTV Inc., (416) 332-5311 or