- Ken Finkleman returns as news producer George Findlay
- Ensemble cast includes The Daily Show's Samantha Bee and Lolita Davidovich
- Premieres Monday, April 9 at 8:30 p.m. PT/ 9:30 p.m. ET on Movie Central and The Movie Network
TORONTO, March 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada) and Astral 's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) present Good God, a timely new 10-part, half-hour comedy series from Emmy®-winning writer and producer Ken Finkleman (The Newsroom; Good Dog). In Good God, boorish TV producer George Findlay finds himself at the helm of a newsroom once again, only this time at a right-wing news network. George must navigate a minefield of lawsuits, political kowtowing and all-round ass-kissing in an attempt to make the fundamentalist-leaning TV station fundamental to viewers when Good God premieres Monday, April 9 at 8:30 p.m. PT/9:30 ET on Movie Central and The Movie Network. Click here for a scene from the first episode: http://ow.ly/9KbAe
"The struggle for truth through the celebration of ignorance continues," said Finkleman of the new series.
"Ken Finkleman is back, and he's got a lot to say, whether you like it or not," said Aubie Greenberg, Director, Original Programming, Movie Services, Astral Television Networks. "Working with a Canadian legend like Ken and helping bring his ideas and vision to life is a thrill, and we can't wait to see how audiences react to his often audacious point of view."
"It is great to see Ken lead this supremely talented ensemble cast, which includes Samantha Bee and Lolita Davidovich," said Jocelyn Hamilton, Vice President, Original Programming, Kids, Comedy, Drama, Corus Entertainment. "Thanks to Ken, they have cutting and darkly humourous material to sink their teeth into."
Good God finds narcissistic and thin-skinned George Findlay once again at a cross roads in his life after he reconnects with old fling Virginia Hailwood (Lolita Davidovich), the socialite daughter of a very wealthy - and very conservative media baron. When presented with a challenging new opportunity from Virginia's father, George agrees to head up Right News, the soon-to-launch Canadian arm of an American right-wing TV news network. Fixated on the perks, including a personal executive bathroom, George must deal with a dysfunctional newsroom team including Shandy Sommers (Samantha Bee), a devoutly Christian morning show host. Good God also stars Jason Weinberg, John Ralston, Jud Tylor and Doug Murray.
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