The Comedy Network Raises the Roof on New Original Comedy Series HOUSE PARTY, Premiering November 12



    - The Comedy Network debuts a new original comedy series,
    full of prairie party hijinks -

    TORONTO, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - Broken beer bottles, boozy misunderstandings,
compromising bets, a doppelgdnger, a missing cat, and one man, trying to keep
his life and his parent's house intact. Welcome to HOUSE PARTY, a clever, new
homegrown comedy series with one story, told by five different points of view.
The mayhem starts Wednesday, November 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT with back to back
episodes, exclusively on The Comedy Network. HOUSE PARTY also rocks viewers
on-demand at thecomedynetwork.ca, and on the go at iTunes.ca.

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    Filmed and set in Winnipeg, HOUSE PARTY is a hilarious, six part,
half-hour comedy series that follows the course of events at an intimate
get-together spun into an out of control house party. Each episode focuses on
a different character, and his or her version of what transpires at the party.
The first and last episodes follow party host Adam (Michal Grajewski - Falcon
Beach, 2030 CE), who is charged with house-sitting his parent's house and
their beloved cat. Subsequent episodes focus on Adam's high school crush Megan
(Sarah Podemski - Cry of the Owl, The Border); foul-mouthed Allison (Grace
Lynn Kung - Blue State, Away From Her); the overly zealous Mandy (Melanie
Leishman - Darcy's Wild Life, Pure Evil); and Eric (Dylan Taylor - Charlie
Bartlett, The Jane Show), Adam's best friend and the man responsible for
inviting half of Winnipeg.
    Uninvited guests with recurring roles in HOUSE PARTY include: Stan the
lush who can't hold his booze; Birdy the naive friend from next door; the
iconic and sexy Sean Goldstein; Darren, Allison's two-faced British boyfriend;
Hannah the wallflower; sardonic politicos Iain and Gretl, pompous nerds Gordon
and Yevitz, and frat boys Bill Seaton and Dave Beverly.
    In the series premiere, Adam eagerly accepts his parent's invitation to
house-sit, seeing this as an opportunity to hold a 'civilized' gathering for a
few close friends in hopes of wooing the girl of his dreams, Megan, with his
sophisticated hosting skills. But when Allison shows up with her strange new
boyfriend instead of Megan, and Eric invites the entire city of Winnipeg,
Adam's plans - along with his parent's house - are turned upside-down.
    Episode 2 follows Adam's best friend Eric, who is pumped to spend quality
time with his estranged buddy. When Adam tells him he wants to plan a
get-together, Eric, as usual, misreads Adam's intentions, and invites a horde
of people. When Eric discovers that there is no party, he tries to call it off
but his attempts are futile. As the night's dilemmas accumulate, Eric is
crushed to see Adam pal around with a new best friend. To retaliate, he sets
on a mission to replace Adam's friendship, but when he introduces a
porn-themed drinking game to the party, and to his new buddy, the plan goes
belly-up.
    HOUSE PARTY is directed by Kelly Makin (Mickey Blue Eyes, Kids in the
Hall) and John Barnard (Gorilla Trap, Warriors: TKO), and written by newcomers
Sarah Constible and Matt Kippen. It's produced by Farpoint Films and Inferno
Pictures, in association with The Comedy Network, and with the participation
of the Canadian Television Fund, Telefilm Canada, Canadian Film or Video
Production Tax Credit, Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit. It was
developed in association with The Comedy Network and Manitoba Film & Sound.

    Canada's first and only specialty comedy service, The Comedy Network airs
comedy of all kinds, 24 hours a day, across multiple platforms, including a
revolutionary broadband service at thecomedynetwork.ca. Launched in October
1997, The Comedy Network broadcasts, uncut and uncensored, an eclectic mix of
scripted, stand-up, sketch, improv, and animated comedy - as well as topical
comedy talk shows, game shows and classic situation comedies. Offering an
unrivalled slate of original Canadian programming, The Comedy Network
reinvests nearly 50 per cent of its revenues into homegrown productions. The
Comedy Network, a division of CTV Television Inc., is available to over five
million households across the country. The Comedy Network is on Canada's
leading online network at www.thecomedynetwork.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Mary Costa, The Comedy Network, (416) 332-7702
or mary.costa@ctv.ca; Sara McLaren, The Comedy Network, (416) 332-5057 or
smclaren@ctv.ca

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